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Center Column Archives
Wed Apr 3 2013 (Updated 04/09/13) Tree-Sitters Removed as Opposition to CalTrans Bypass Project Grows
Tue Feb 26 2013 (Updated 02/28/13) Tribe Asserts Geothermal Development is Incompatible with use of Highlands as Sacred Area
Mon Aug 6 2012 (Updated 08/07/12) Local Activist Anna Karewicz on ICE Hold and Fighting Deportation
Anna Karewicz, who is known to her friends as Ankah, is a puppeteer, artist, and avid community gardener who lives in Oakland. On Thursday, August 2nd, the group with which she was bicycle touring in Northern California mistakenly rode on the wrong side of the street on a city block in Arcata. The group was stopped by police. The other riders received traffic infraction citations and were allowed to go on their way. Ankah, however, was taken into custody with an ICE hold, and she could be deported at any time. Ankah's friends are requesting that people sign an online petition and contact the Humboldt County Sheriff's department and other officials to demand that she be set free.
Tue Sep 20 2011 (Updated 09/23/11) Civil Rights Trial for Fatal Eureka Police Beating of Martin Cotton Ends with Huge Victory
Fri Jul 8 2011 (Updated 07/13/11) Pelican Bay Hunger Strike Solidarity Actions Continue in Oakland and San Francsico
Hunger Striker’s Health Rapidly Deteriorates | 7/14: Vigil to support the Prisoner Hunger Strikers
Thousands of California prisoners have come together in solidarity with the prisoners at Pelican Bay SHU. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s own figures acknowledge 6,600 prisoners participated in the hunger strike across 13 prisons in California this past weekend. The first solidarity actions were held on July 1st on both sides of the SF Bay. Further solidarity actions were held in Oakland on July 8th and San Francisco on July 9th.
Sun Jun 26 2011 (Updated 07/08/11) Prisoner Hunger Strike Begins at Pelican Bay in Crescent City