Let It Be
The park includes the Plateau, Beach, Neck, and
Bulb, a "natural wonder" with both native and exotic plants
that have grown out of the land fill that was closed here in 1984.
The park is an adventure for young children, people with dogs, and
men and women of all ages. Many disabled people accept the challenge
to see all that this fantasy park offers. To make changes to this
area would be to destroy a phenomenon that could only have grown
out of the unique nature of a closed land fill. There are old chunks
of concrete and rebar mixed with contemporary expressions of art.
There are paths that go every which way, and it takes a long while
of exploring before most people can easily find their way around.
There is evidence, such as Mark's castle, of all the years that
squatters occupied this land. Don't let this landmark be manicured
and sanitized. Put the playing fields in the neighborhoods where
we really need them, protect the nesting grounds, and the art, and
leave the rest alone
Art, Off-Leash Dogs,
and the Battle for the Soul of the Albany Landfill
This book will
capture in words and pictures the rude beauty of this improbable
ecosystem and the extraordinary public art that it nourishes. It
will chronicle the artists, hobos, vagabonds, dog walkers, bird
watchers, cops, bureaucrats, and outlaws who have struggled over
the future of this piece of land.
This book will not avoid the controversy that swirls around the
landfill. It will be frankly partisan, a contribution to the battle
to keep the space as a successful experiment in self-regulating
Mark has a website now, which
attempts to explain his Global Resolve Theory.
The Fairy Castle 2000, located in the Albany Landfill, is a monument
to this theory,
and a gift to all people of California. The Castle was built by
Mark, on his own,
he worked mostly at night, and it took several years to complete.
As the longest resident of the landfill he plays an important roll
in Bums' Paradise.
If you've wondered about the castle, check out: www.GlobalResolve.org
Lots of photos, maps and poetry
from when the encampment still existed.
Village is a mobile tent city in Portland,
Oregon. It is home for people who might otherwise inhabit doorways
and sidewalks, Dignity provides a peaceful community, a clean environment,
a center, and safety.
Action Center has been providing legal
services to homeless and low-income residents of Alameda County
since 1990. HAC's primary service is Supplemental Security Income
(SSI) advocacy for mentally disabled members of our community who
are homeless or at risk of homelessness. HAC also provides free
legal advice and referral at off-site legal clinics open to low-income
or homeless individuals.
Link to: http://HomelessActionCenter.org
on Homelessness Empowers
the homeless to advocate for themselves.
Magazine: POOR provides
vocational training, creative arts and literacy education, new and
multi-media access to very low and no income adults and children
in the Bay Area, with the goal of deconstructing the margins of
class and race oppression.
Bay Area Progressive
Directory: A complete
guide to Bay Area organizations
Haul Infoshop: A radical library and
community space in Berkeley, CA.
A radical group that educates people on their rights,
ho w to observe the police, and works to hold the police accountable
to the people they "protect and serve"
Workers of the World
There are still laws on the book in the U.S. specifically created
to stop this radical labor union."An injury to one is an injury
for Change News from Working Assets,
a progressive long-distance telephone provider
Underground Art & Culture from San Francisco
Laughing Squid officially turns 9 November 2004.
Berkeley : Broadcasting Workshop Schedule
- Founded on April 11, 1993 as a Free Speech voice challenging the
regulatory structure and power of the FCC, Free Radio Berkeley has
been enga ged in an ongoing legal battle with the goverment. Until
it was silenc ed by a court injunction in June, 1998, FRB was broadcasting
24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 104.1 FM with 50 watts of power
broadcasting to Berkeley and Oakland - Its successor, on the air
since the KPFA protests in Berkeley in the summer of 1999, is Berkeley
Foundation: A non-profit in the media
arts field, providing comprehensive training, equipment, information,
consultations, and exhibition opportunities to independent filmmakers.
Berkeley Public Access Television working to build an electronic
free speech forum to encourage democratic involvement and build
Bay Area Independent Media Center is
a non-commercial, democratic collective of bay area independent
media makers and media outlets, and serves as the local organizing
unit of the global Indymedia network.
Activist Network: An informal
association of activists and politically c onscious artists using
video to support social, economic and environmental justice campaigns.
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