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FBI Adds Animal Cruelty Category to Nation's Crime Report - by Animal Welfare Institute
WASHINGTON, DC—Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James B. Comey officially announced a historic change in the identification and reporting of animal cruelty crime statistics. The FBI will now report animal cruelty crimes as a separate offense under the agency’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Program, the prime source of information on crime in the United States.
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:07AM
Reply From Sheriff's Office Regarding Cytel Group, LLC / Urban Shield - by Lynda Carson
James Baker of the Cytel Group has not responded to my email request regarding questions about the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voting to approve an agreement with the Sheriff's Office and Cytel Group, LLC, regarding Urban Shield. However, a copy of the email to James Baker was also sent to Alameda County Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, the Oakland City Council members, and a number of other individuals.
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:33AM
BART Police Officer Slams Woman to Floor, Incident Captured on Video - by Mario Sevilla, KRON
09.15.14 - Shocking video captured during an arrest aboard a BART train last week shows an officer slamming a woman to the floor.
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:44PM
Report from SCPD Corner - by Robert Norse
After some lively debate, the HUFF meeting voted to endorse a "mellow" but visible presence on the corner of Laurel and Center Streets in front of the SCPD parking lot. We wanted to go forward with the presence near the SCPD to encourage the rest of the community that our police are not above criticism and accountability--or should not be at any rate. And that we and others should not be afraid to expose the nightly abuse homeless people suffer and the racial profiling that many blacks & Lat...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:55PM
Dreaming Wildly, Fighting to Win - with CeCe McDonald and Ruthie Wilson Gilmore - by Critical Resistance
Omni Oakland Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland (8 blocks from MacArthur BART)
Event Date:Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:27PM
Fracking Equals Climate Change - by Food & Water Watch
Washington D.C. – With just days before the People’s Climate March and one week until the United Nations Summit on Climate Change in New York City, Food & Water Watch released a new report (see PDF) outlining why fracking means more dangerous global warming, along with air pollution, water pollution and other problems. The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking provides a comprehensive review of the science behind fracking’s impacts and finds that the only path to a sustainable energy future...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:25PM
Dreaming Wildly, Fighting to Win - by Critical Resistance
Critical Resistance Oakland invites you to: Dreaming Wildly, Fighting to Win - with CeCe McDonald and Ruthie Wilson Gilmore An evening of celebration and political conversation
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:13PM
Rare Central Valley Beetle Will Retain Endangered Species Protections - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— After a critical review by an independent scientific panel and opposition by the Center for Biological Diversity and Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on September 16 it is withdrawing a proposal to remove Endangered Species Act protections from Valley elderberry longhorn beetles (see PDF). The beetles, which depend on scarce mature elderberry plants along California’s Central Valley rivers, will remain classifie...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:34PM
Film Screening, 'Unlikely Friends,' to benefit CIIS and IPP - by Julie Pofsky
The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco 3200 California Street San Francisco, CA 94118 415-292-1299 http://jccsf.org
Event Date:Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:35PM
Freedom Archives Celebrates 15 Years with All-Star Lineup - by Claude Marks
African American Art and Culture Complex 762 Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 94102
Event Date:Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:13PM
Gimme Shelter: Counting Down to 90 - by TJ Johnston for Street Sheet
How effective has the 311 phone system been in providing San Francisco's homeless population access to long-term shelter reservations? A client staying at a shelter does the math.
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:17PM
Mideast Migraines - DtSO, closing "Paving for the Messiah" (audio/mpeg 135.2MB) - by Ren Tawil
Finishing chapter 9, "Paving the Way for the Messiah" in They Dare to Speak Out. Length: 1:58:08/ Date Recorded: 2014-09-06/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (138MB), Mono
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:56PM
Should The U.S. Break Up The Big Banks? - by steve lerman
Stream or download at http://greatspeechesandinterviews.blogspot.com/ Broadcast at Access Sacramento, Sundays 6-8pm PDT at http://www.live365.com/stations/accesssacramento?site=pro
Event Date:Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:16PM
Land and Freedom: A Report Back from a Post-Capitalist Farming Experiment - by
45th and Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
Event Date:Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:30PM
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:20PM
Israel's Ruthless Agenda - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:50AM
National Football League Violence - by First Do No Harm
From the gladiators of ancient Rome to today's football players, the performers are victims as well as causes of violence.
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:25AM
Tenants Together Releases Guide for Tenants Victimized by Napa Earthquake - by Tenants Together
Today, Tenants Together is releasing a guide for tenants impacted by the Napa earthquake. Renters in Napa are discovering the hard way that they don’t know their rights following last month’s earthquake. Hundreds of homes have been red-tagged and many tenants have been unable to return because of earthquake damage. In Napa’s tight and expensive real estate market, this has meant major hardship for tenants who are displaced. Local nonprofits have been struggling to keep up with the...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:18AM
The Worldwide Reading for the Liberty and Recognition of Edward Snowden (video/quicktime 50.8MB) - by Bill Carpenter
On September 8, 2014 Bay Area chapters of Code Pink and World Can’t Wait participated in a worldwide reading of texts by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, as called by the International Literature Festival Berlin: “With this worldwide reading, we call on the United States Government to recognize that Edward Snowden's revelations are of essential importance for the safeguarding of democracy in the digital age, and thus that his actions must be seen to be covered by the Universal Unwritten ...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:14AM
BART Police Deputy Chief Faces Trial for Retaliation Against Indybay Reporter - by Dave Id
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2014
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:11AM
Bomb Abroad Spank At Home - by Listener
While 39 countries have banned corporal punishment, in the US, 19 states allow paddling of students.
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:08AM