6/11 Temescal Street Fair

We will have a table at the Temescal Street Fair on Sunday, June 11th, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. V. Cruz and D. Baum volunteered to be there for the entire five hours, but other volunteers are welcomed...

6/17-18 GPCA General Assembly

There is still time to register to attend the state party general assembly, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 17th -18th, in Sacramento at Camp Pollock.

6/24 Movement School For Revolutionaries

This conference is sure to be an inspiring journey for all in attendance. This is our opportunity in Contra Costa county, to come together and shake off the dust from the 2016 election season and start anew with a...

6/25 June Movie Night – 500 Years Later (2005)

On Sunday, June 25th, the showing of “500 Years Later (2005)” — an award-winning documentary film that deals with the enduring brutal legacy of slavery in Africa – will be held at the It’s Your Move Games & Hobby...

Oakland Greens Monthly General Meeting 6/1/2017

The Oakland Greens monthly general meeting will be held Thursday June 1, 2017. Doors open at 6pm meeting starts at 630pm ends no latter than 930pm. We meet at It’s Your Move Games. At 4920 Telegraph ave. Oakland. This...

Peoples Climate Movement – Lake Merritt

ON SATURDAY, APRIL 29 DEFEND THE ENVIRONMENT – ADVOCATE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES – REJECT THE TRUMP AGENDA – WORK FOR A JUST SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR US ALL! The Trump agenda is a threat to the future of our planet,...

Oakland Green Movie Night: Ben Linder and Nicaragua 30 Years Later

The Oakland Greens Present:

Ben Linder and Nicaragua 30 Years Later

– a movie night fundraiser

Plan a fun evening out on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 6 – 9:30 p.m. for “Dinner and a Movie” to benefit the Oakland Greens. Note that we are coming up to the 38th anniversary of the Sandinista Popular Revolution and April 28th will be the 30th anniversary of Ben Linder’s assassination. The movie is called “American/Sandinista” (2008) by local film maker Jason Blalock, and is a retrospective of Linder’s project twenty years after he was killed by the Contras.

Your speaker Don Macleay is featured in the film because he was the project director up until a month before Ben was assasinated. Macleay will also be traveling to Nicaragua on the 26th to participate in the 30th anniversary in San Jose de Bocay, the town near where Linder was killed and where a hydroelectric plant bearing his name was subsequently built on the stream that he was investigating. There will be 12 copies of a sample chapter from Don’s book that talks about starting to work with Ben.

Join us for discussion with people who during the 1980s were there on the ground. Joan, the author of The Death of Ben Linder will be there with copies of their book. Also Tom Voorhees, who is an public radio activist and was with the group in Nicaragua, will be there.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. at the It’s Your Move Games & Hobbies store at 4920 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland’s Temescal District. The movie will start at 7:30 p.m. $20 is a suggested donation, but no donation is too big or small, and as always no one will be turned away for lack of funds. This is a family-friendly event and is wheelchair accessible.

Filmmaker Bio

Jason Blalock works as a cinematographer and director on a variety of news and documentary projects.  In 2007, he earned a Master’s degree from the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.  He has worked on news and documentary series and for Al Jazeera, MSNBC, CNN, New York Times, Vice, HBO, as well as many independent documentaries.  His short film In the Wake of Ghost Ship, about the eviction crisis, won Best Short Film at the 2017 San Francisco International Film Festival.

Oakland Greens funds are used to print literature, help with publishing the Alameda County Green Voter Guide, and produce direct community actions with a focus on mobilizing youth to become social justice warriors/candidates/activists.