Maria Parker 
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Re: “Reem's Serves Arab Delights for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Its important to know a bit about Reem Assil's "inspiring back story". Reem's bakery is decorated with a floor to ceiling mural of a confessed terrorist- Rasmea Odeh, who killed 2 young men and injured 9 others when the bomb she placed in a grocery store blew up. Jewish community elders have been picketing the store regularly- and they have been physically attacked by Reem's staff and patrons. The local Jewish paper reported the incident. When the elders continued their vigils, Reem filed restraining orders, in an effort to deprive them of their rights of free assembly and free speech, but these were denied by the court. If you reject violence and believe in freedom of expression, you'll avoid Reem's. The ambiance will leave a bitter taste in your mouth.

Posted by Maria Parker on 11/29/2017 at 6:55 PM

Re: “Savor Oakland Adds Fruitvale Food Tour

I'm very disappointed that you've included Reem's on this tour. There have been ongoing pickets at her cafe, because her facility features a floor to ceiling mural of a convicted terrorist, Rasmea Odeh who planted a bomb in a grocery store that killed 2 and injured 9. Reem Assil's response to the pickets was an orchestrated attack, reported in the local Jewish paper. A 78 year old Holocaust survivor was attacked! https://www.jweekly.com/2017/07/11/protest…
When physical attacked failed to stop the picket line, she filed restraining orders that were denied by the court. With all the fantastic eateries in our community, surely you could find one that reflects our community values better than Reem's. Thank you.

Posted by Maria Parker on 11/25/2017 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

Is it the Trump supporters, or this response to the trump supporters?

DEFEND THE BAY! BLOC PARTY & COOKOUT

The "Alt-Right" is coming back to Berkeley...

But we will gladly escort them back out! Let's come together to enjoy music, food, speakers, and each other's company while we drown out the embarrassing attempts of racists and nationalists to display their hate-fueled support for Trump. Let's fill MLK park with our resilient bodies before these bigots can even show their faces, prevent their rally, and send the message that we aren't down with the hate all while enjoying dope beats and delicious BBQ.
We gonna cook the fash out of Berkeley!

WHAT TO BRING:
#1 YOUR CREW - Do not come alone! It is crucial to bring your friends so that you can have each other's backs if something were to go down. Even though our goal is to shut down the pro-Trump rally before it can even happen, there is a pattern of fascists and Trump supporters coming armed to rallies and attacking anti-racists, especially targetting Black, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming people.*

#2 A MASK - Masking up or otherwise concealing your identity helps protect you from the alt-right and the state. There is a risk of the alt-right doxxing individuals for the purposes of online harassment campaigns which can lead to off-line consequences. You also want to assure the state does not identify you so they cannot target you for repression later on. Consider bringing an extra mask in case someone else might need one!

#3 FOOD (if you can) - Bring food to share if you can, but no worries if you can't!

*In the last year, emboldened by Trump's hate campaign, we have seen an intense rise in white supremacist activity and targetted attacks. From burning Black churches to vandalizing Mosques, there is no limit to how low these bigots will stoop. And we have seen the horrors they commit when confronted in the streets. From the shooting of a GDC member in Seattle at a Milo Yiannopoulos protest to the 7 people (almost all of whom were Black or Trans) stabbed by neo-nazis on June 26th, 2016 at the state's capital Trump supporters and the far-right aren't hesitant to commit heinous acts of violence. After all, they have the support of the white-supremacist State and the badged goons! So while we're out there enjoying ourselves, let's remember to be careful, keep our eyes peeled and have each other's backs.

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For more helpful information on staying safe and secure check out the following links:

https://itsgoingdown.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/message-in-a-bottle.pdf

https://mtlcounter-info.org/en/staying-safer-in-the-streets/

For more information on the goons organizing and attending the March4Trump events:

https://nocara.blackblogs.org/

Posted by Maria Parker on 04/11/2017 at 7:59 AM

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