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Center Column Archives
Wed Mar 9 2011 (Updated 03/12/11) City Of Seaside, Lake And SLO Counties Say No To Smart Meters
Wed Mar 2 2011 (Updated 03/14/11) Protests Held in Sacramento, San Francisco, Fresno, and San Diego for Workers' Rights
Thu Feb 3 2011 (Updated 02/23/11) Protests in Egypt Continue Even as Mubarak Thugs Start to Kill Protesters
A new mass protest in Egypt took place Friday, February 4th, as plain clothes police and other Mubarak supporters continued to attack protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square. In the early morning hours of February 3rd, supporters of the regime opened fire on the protesters in the square, killing at least eleven.
An international day of protest in solidarity with the Egyptian people was held February 5th. In San Francisco, thousands of protesters, including many Egyptians, gathered and marched in solidarity with the mass movement in Egypt.
Wed Jan 26 2011 (Updated 02/23/11) Egyptians Reclaim the Streets Demanding End To Reign Of Dictator Hosni Mubarak
On January 28th, hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets again as the government cut access to internet and phone service for much of the country. By the evening, government buildings on fire and many protesters dead and wounded from tear gas canisters and live ammunition. As the army took to the street, replacing the police, and initially not attacking protesters, many thought the revolution had achieved its goal but Mubarak appeared on state television in the early evening to say he had fired the rest of the government but intended to stay in power.
On February 1st, millions took to the streets of Cairo, Alexandria and other Egyptian cities to demand an end to the Mubarak regime. Mubarak responded that he will not run for re-election in September but demonstrators will not let him steal another rigged election for his military junta; a protest is scheduled for Friday February 4th to march on the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis and force a change in regime.
On January 29th, hundreds took to the streets in San Francisco to stand in solidarity with the protesters in Egypt.
Thu Jan 13 2011 (Updated 01/17/11) New Governor Jerry Brown’s Budget Proposal Targets Poorest and Most Vulnerable in State