RunningWolf Announces Hunger Strike Protesting OPD Interference in 2020 Berkeley Mayoral Election
With California’s 99% Genocide of Indigenous Peoples, vote for Berkeley’s FIRST Indigenous Mayor Pikuni/Blackfeet Elder Zachary RunningWolf. Want free Housing, Health Care, Education, Clean Water, Energy, & Food? Reparations and Decolonization are the answer. Ohlone Sovereignty means Natural Law enforcement and societal wealth distribution in accordance with Indigenous Principles. All basic needs could be met with ending the hoarding of wealth. RunningWolf supports Black Lives Matter and affirms that Red Lives are Sacred - abolish the colonial prisons & police!
Indigenous Land Management has been scientifically proven NECESSARY to end the Climate Emergency. This marks the 11th Year of RunningWolf’s Stop Driving Global Warming Boycott. Car Driving is Berkeley's #1 Source of CO2 & Air Pollution too, with a proven 50%+ association with COVID-19 mortality & transmission.
RunningWolf's solution to COVID-19 has been adopted INTERNATIONALLY but is opposed by Trump due to his strong ties to the Auto Industry. Even Oakland's Libby Schaff took this solution, applied it in Oakland, & promoted it on National Television - while her Police Department targets RunningWolf to interfere in Berkeley's Election. For small businesses, RunningWolf's 2016 proposal of bringing vendors out into the streets is more relevant than ever. When combined with social distancing and masking, this is a safe and effective way of protecting public health & safety while ensuring that Berkeley's historic small businesses remain viable.
RunningWolf promises to establish free bicycle lending libraries, renewable energy & transit systems, and abundant organic gardens. For a fuller explanation of many of his programs, view the 2016 platform. Much/most of it is still relevant.
AND FINALLY, The UC Regents will be brought to Justice for:
* Colluding with developers to defraud students and residents with rising rent and hiding $175 million in UC Slush Fund Accounts while raising fees
* Funding ECOCIDE via fossil fuel companies (incl. automotive, big banks, military contractors, & agribusiness) and Israeli APARTHEID
* The UC’s ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Genocide & Cover-Up, which the Nordic Nuclear Industry warns will kill more than 1 million people eating radioactive seafood.
END THE MADNESS:
Indigenous Matriarch Elders of the Bay Area are calling on ALL PEOPLE (Follow the Hopi Prophecy) to support Elder RunningWolf's Top Campaigns: Stop Fukushima Nuclear Disaster & Global WARMING! (stopdriving.org)
To protest OPD's false charges, illegal arrest, and ELECTION INTERFERENCE - Indigenous Elder Zachary RunningWolf will began a hunger strike in Santa Rita starting on Friday, October 30th in solidarity with the hunger strikers of Guantanamo Bay. For More Details SEE INDYBAY ARTICLE HERE.
In 2016, the Oakland Police Department arrested Indigenous Elder and Berkeley Mayoral Candidate Zachary RunningWolf for protesting in solidarity with the largest strike against prison slavery in history, holding him in Santa Rita for "vandalism" and a pot charge for 31 days. OPD's election interference forced RunningWolf to miss 4/5 of Berkeley's Mayoral Debates, and undertake a 13-day hunger strike to secure his release.
RunningWolf's 2016 Election Platform directly implicated the Oakland Police Department due to his policy of defunding the police and ending the BPD's cooperation agreement with OPD, as well as advocating to bring the 30 OPD officers accused of pedophilia and sex trafficking to justice.
RunningWolf's 2020 Campaign has continued to promote this platform as a write-in candidate. And for the second time in a row, the OPD arrested Zachary RunningWolf as a political prisoner and OPD's charges are being used to hold him in prison until AFTER the ELECTION. Because he cannot afford bail, he is being assumed "GUILTY until proven INNOCENT" - violating Berkeley's election laws forbidding discrimination by economic class.
Meanwhile, the fake mayor of Berkeley Jesse Arreguin was found GUILTY of 18 campaign finance violations, yet faced no arrest, incarceration, or resignation charges despite the legal mandate under Berkeley's Election Law to dismiss him. Arreguin has continued to oppose measures to reform Berkeley's police and supports Chief Greenwood who denies there is any racism in the department despite massive data proving there is.
***BREAKING*** UPDATE: In November 2017 Berkeley's Fair Campaign Practices Commission unanimously concluded that Arreguin's campaign accepted 18 illegal campaign donations totaling more than $3,000 - but he has YET to be held accountable.
PRESS RELEASE: On September 12, 2016, Berkeley mayoral candidate and Blackfeet Elder Zachary RunningWolf was arrested by the Oakland Police Department, and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession—based on evidence collected six months earlier during a C.H.P. raid on his Occupy2Decolonize encampment, which seeks to redress injustices against native peoples and restore natural law in the face of catastrophic climate change.
RunningWolf was held in Santa Rita Penitentiary for 31 days for a victimless crime, despite Oakland’s Measure Z which makes marijuana possession the lowest law enforcement priority. As a result, he was completely prohibited from operating his campaign—he was prevented from attending four out of five of the mayoral debates, and Berkeley’s annual Indigenous Peoples' Day event. Furthermore, his representatives were barred from participating in these events on his behalf.
BREAKING: UC COVER-UP OF FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI CATASTROPHE EXPOSED
In a newly published groundbreaking investigative report, the UC's role in covering-up and enabling the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster's genocidal and ecocidal consequences has been comprehensively exposed, including:
* 400 tons of radioactive water flowing into the Pacific Ocean EVERY DAY, while the UC diverts efforts into false solutions instead of stopping the leaks
* The LARGEST recorded marine die-off in HISTORY occurring in the Pacific off the West Coast following the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, while UC scientists on the case refuse to monitor sick and dead animals for radiation even as they admit Fukushima Daiichi's radiation can't be ruled out
* Massive Radioactive Contamination with deadly health consequences in Japan, including Tokyo's soil being turned into radioactive waste, while the UC has been keeping secret for eight years its model showing that the evacuation of Tokyo - the world's LARGEST CITY - is warranted
* Estimates produced by a nuclear-utility founded group that radioactive seafood from the Pacific threatens to give more than ONE MILLION people cancer, while UC nuclear engineers DENY that there is ANY health concern whatsoever
* Statistically significant findings that THOUSANDS of BABIES across the West Coast were injured and killed by the initial fallout from Fukushima Daiichi, while the UC kept secret its models predicting "high doses to infants" without providing ANY health warnings to the public whatsoever...
... and MUCH MORE. Read the article HERE!
The report further details how the racist, anti-indigenous election fraud and illegal election interference to keep Zachary RunningWolf out of Berkeley's mayor's seat is allowing these ongoing horrors to continue (endangering MILLIONS of peoples' lives around the world) by suppressing this Indigenous Elder's right under international law to protect the environment and hold the UC accountable. For more details on 2016 Election Fraud SEE BELOW.
2020 Berkeley Mayoral Campaign Platform
BERKELEY CAMPAIGN CENTER
The RACIST Collusion of the DA, OPD, & Santa Rita are ACTIVELY & CONTINUOUSLY threatening Elder RunningWolf's life by keeping him in prison > 60 days (with NO trial), during COVID-19 when he's an ELDER, 57 years old.If you can offer LEGAL or FINANCIAL assistance PLEASE use the contact form. RW's POLITICAL case has ramifications for INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS & ECOLOGY.
The UTTER TRAVESTY of the ongoing COLONIAL KKKIDNAPPING of Indigenous ELDER Zachary RunningWolf during Santa Rita's FOURTH COVID outbreak CONTINUES with his first upcoming trial on Monday, January 4th after more than TWO MONTHS in PRISON without ANY guilty verdict.
Despite Elder RunningWolf having won the right to represent himself, he has received NO discovery for these new misdemeanor charges, denying his rights to self representation AND a speedy trial. These new 'charges' (painting CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED Indigenous Medicine such as the Medicine Wheel) are being dredged up as 'double jeopardy' - he ALREADY served time for them.
This is BLATANT continuous Election Interference violating Indigenous Rights to Sovereignty under International Law - a HATE CRIME furthering the ongoing ETHNIC CLEANSING of TURTLE ISLAND.
UPDATE: Even the PUBLIC DEFENDER's office has joined in violating Elder RunningWolf's rights, by:
A. Repeatedly changing his lawyer and representing him without any consultation (ignoring voice messages for weeks!), and waiving his right to a speedy trial without consent
B. Refusing to cooperate in obtaining evidence from Oakland Police Review Commission, as well as refusing to communicate and include arguments & evidence shared during the hearing process
******* In ADDITION to the Public Defender's Office's REFUSAL to condemn the OPD for covering up & protecting the 30 police officers implicated in child molestation & sex trafficking!!! *******
O.P.D. justified RunningWolf's indefinite detention based on an outstanding warrant for “vandalism” a few days prior —targeting him for his participation in a march in soldarity with the largest nationwide strike against prison slavery in history. While incarcerated, Santa Rita Penitentiary scheduled a cell transfer at the same time as RunningWolf’s first court hearing--intentionally delaying his ability to return to freedom. RunningWolf's hearings were repeatedly delayed until he undertook a thirteen-day hunger strike and finally secured his release.
Meanwhile, Jesse Arreguin and his campaign have yet to be held accountable for breaking campaign finance laws. The campaign to elect Arreguin received more than $8,000 from a PAC funded by SEIU Local 1021, violating Berkeley's fair election laws which prohibit such contributions. Should we be surprised, then, that Arreguin was confirmed as mayor and took his oath on December 8, 2016—five weeks before the traditional confirmation in January?
Since taking office, Arreguin has repeatedly voted in favor of further police militarization: first by approving an additional armored vehicle for the B.P.D., and then by voting in favor of the wildly unpopular Urban Shield program, which was opposed by the overwhelming majority of Berkeley residents during its recent public comment period. After non-violent protestors took the stage, Arreguin fled the scene and police violently repressed the protest, beating one elderly man who had merely dropped his glasses.
Since then, Arreguin has approved emergency protest control measures for the BPD deemed unconstitutional by the National Lawyers' Guild, advising that Berkeley residents should not peacefully protest fascism then claiming to be "proud" of the thousands of people who defied him and chose to protest fascism anyway.
When a groundbreaking report presented overwhelming evidence of racial profiling by the BPD, Arreguin's Chief of Police flatly denied that there was an issue. Rather than reprimanding him for this, Arreguin has chosen to further weaponize him and his police department, granting Chief Greenwood's request to lift a twenty-year ban, and allowing BPD to use pepper spray against protestors.
Is it any surprise, given Arreguin's repeated and consistent support of police militarization, that he has remained completely silent on OPD interference in the Berkeley Election? His own campaign finance violations? Or the fact that the voting machines used by the City of Berkeley (Sequoia Voting Machines) have a proven track record of electoral fraud?
For the above stated reasons and more, RunningWolf’s campaign is calling for Jesse Arreguin to STEP DOWN!