*** Feel free to spread far and wide *** In the spirit of MLK, send media-medical team to Haiti In the midst of the despair we feel for our sisters and brothers in Haiti and our fury at the criminal neglect of their needs come plans for making a way out of no way. Bay View associate editor Minister of Information JR and his friend, a young doctor who worked with him years ago in political organizing, are pulling together a media-medical team to travel to Haiti to work in solidarity with the people, ministering to their medical needs and reporting the truth to the outside world. Come to the Haiti media-medical team fundraiser Sunday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m., at the Black Dot Café, 1195 Pine St. in West Oakland . Hear an update on Haiti from Pierre Labossiere, beloved and respected throughout the U.S. and Haiti , who is guiding the Bay View and Block Report Radio as we prepare to send the media-medical team to Haiti . Along with your checkbook, please bring medical supplies of any and all kinds. We are driven on this Martin Luther King Day – and the sixth day of desperation in Haiti following the Jan. 12 earthquake – by Dr. King’s potent phrase, “the fierce urgency of now.” Because the media-medical team is needed in Haiti immediately, let’s raise the funds to send them even before the fundraiser. Make your tax-deductible donation to the Haiti media-medical team at Support SF BayView by choosing MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION. Or mail your check, made out to HRIN, to SF Bay View, 4917 Third St. , San Francisco CA 94124 . The Bay View’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit project, the Hurricane Relief Information Network, was created for survivors of Katrina and subsequent disasters. For all other earthquake relief for Haiti , the Bay View strongly urges your support for the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund, founded by Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover and Walter Riley and closely affiliated with the Haiti Action Committee, co-founded by Pierre Labossiere. To donate, go to HaitiAction.net or make your check out to “Haiti Emergency Relief Fund/EBSC” – donations are tax deductible – and mail it to East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, 2362 Bancroft Way , Berkeley , CA 94704 . While SFBayView.com has concentrated on honest coverage of the dire situation in Haiti , critical news is developing, too, right here in Bayview Hunters Point and other hotspots. Check back tomorrow for three explosive stories, one from POWER on Lennar’s EIR, one from Ann Garrison on how Lennar is profiting off your hard-earned tax dollars and one from Joe Debro on the Bay Area Black Builders’ fight for economic justice and self-determination. Another earthshaking story developing under our roof – with Nyese Joshua, who wrote Sophie Maxwell: Why recall? Why now? in the lead – is the recall of District 10 Supervisor Sophie Maxwell! Volunteers are speedily gathering signatures; 8,000 registered voters in San Francisco ’s District 10 must sign the petition by Jan. 25 for the recall to appear on the June ballot! Yes, 8,000 signatures in a week in the rain! We’ve done it before and we can do it again! Call us at (415) 671-0789 if you can help. Here are the recent stories posted to the Bay View, with those related to Dr. King and Haiti in the lead: Martin Luther King Day special: Ben Jealous statement, Cornel West speech, Dr. King in Memphis documentary 'The Other America' by Dr. Martin Luther King with introduction by Roland Sheppard New Martin Luther King Day report shows that economic policies must be targeted to address racial disparities by Mazher Ali of United for a Fair Economy Ninth Circuit strikes down Washington state’s felon disfranchisement law in landmark voting rights case, a fitting tribute to Dr. King by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund King’s legacy serves as a call to arms on crisis in Haiti by John Payton of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund The media called: Earthquake victims still await help, I say by Marguerite ‘Ezili Danto’ Laurent Why the U.S. owes Haiti billions: The briefest history by Bill Quigley Shades of Katrina: No help for Haitians who need it most compilation of news briefs ‘We should be there, in Haiti’: Statement by Dr. Jean-Bertand Aristide The Haitian tragedy and mainstream media response by Kiilu Nyasha Singing and praying at night in Port-au-Prince by David L. Wilson Reflections by Comrade Fidel: Haiti’s lesson by Fidel Castro Too little too late for Haiti? Six sobering points by Bill Quigley How the U.S. impoverished Haiti by Jean Damu Haiti and America’s historic debt by Robert Parry Ten things the U.S. can and should do for Haiti by Bill Quigley The right testicle of hell: History of a Haitian holocaust by Greg Palast Wealth care by Mumia Abu-Jamal and Jean Damu ‘Cannabis: Legalize It or Not’ by Minister of Information JR AFL-CIO debates ‘Why are no Blacks working?’ by Tom Owens of the AFL-CIO vs. Joe Debro of Bay Area Black Builders Review of ‘The Book of Night Women’ by Minister of Information JR Harry Reid and the demagogues by Jean Damu Twenty-two stories posted in the five days since our last alert – not bad! The Bay View Calendar of Events, too, is packed with opportunities for you to get involved and, as always, great hearts and minds locked behind enemy lines are waiting for a Bay View reader to become his or her Pen Pal. 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