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Sun Apr 23 2017 (Updated 04/24/17)Cops and Klan, Hand in Hand: April 15 in Berkeley
Sun Apr 23 2017 (Updated 04/24/17)How Berkeley Cops Helped Alt-Right Trolls with No Permit Stage Their Rally
Since April 15, the Alt-Right has been declaring a victory over antifascists in Berkeley, where a mix of Trump supporters, militia members, far-Right bikers, and neo-Nazis gave fascist salutes, held anti-Semitic signs, carried Alt-Right flags, and listened to white nationalist speakers. But the leader of the rally, Richard Black, a part of the Alt-Right himself, paints a much different picture. Black claims that without the coordinated help of the Berkeley Police Department, who worked with Alt-Right organizers, antifascists would have overrun and shut down the rally before it even began.
Sat Apr 22 2017 (Updated 04/23/17)Calling Out the CHP for Hit and Run Murder
Sat Apr 22 2017 (Updated 04/23/17)Demanding Justice for the Police Murder of Diallo Neal
On October 10, 2005, Diallo Neal was murdered in Oakland when a California Highway Patrol (CHP) motorcycle officer struck the rear end of Diallo's motorcycle, launching Diallo into a bus stop, pole, and concrete bench. CHP fled the scene. After his mother, Gilda Baker discovered that the accounts of eyewitnesses and investigation documents did not match the official police report, she set out to uncover the real circumstances surrounding her son's death. On April 22, Ms. Baker and supportive community members rallied at Oakland City Hall calling for an investigation to take place and demanding justice for Diallo.
Wed Apr 19 2017 (Updated 04/20/17)The End of Money Bail in California?
Wed Apr 19 2017 (Updated 04/20/17)California Senate Committee Votes to Eliminate State's Money Bail System
California warehouses thousands of people in jails while they await their court dates — simply because they can’t afford to post bail. Meanwhile, wealthy people can easily buy their freedom. Research shows that Black people are assigned higher bail amounts than white people accused of similar offenses. People who can’t post bail are at a higher risk of being convicted, pleading guilty (even if they’re innocent), and receiving harsher sentences. The California Money Bail Reform Act, however, will create a system that prioritizes pretrial services and prevents people from being held in jail simply because they can't make bail.
Wed Apr 19 2017A Step Forward for the Rights of Transgender Inmates
Across California, and nationally, trans people are funneled into state prisons, detention centers and county jails. While incarceration is violent and unsafe for everyone, trans people face extreme conditions while locked up, including unsafe housing, physical/emotional/sexual assault, lack of access to basic transition health care and a refusal to be recognized by chosen names and genders. SB 310 would make it possible for trans people in custody to file for a legal name and/or gender marker change on their identification documents and would ensure that they are recognized as such while incarcerated.
Mon Apr 17 2017 (Updated 04/24/17)Black Bloc Defends Berkeley Against Invasion of Trump Fascists
Mon Apr 17 2017 (Updated 04/24/17)Anarchists and Antifascists Clash with Alt-Right, Neo-Nazis, and Trump Supporters
On April 15, students, anti-racists, anti-fascists, and other residents of the Bay Area clashed in the streets of Berkeley against an array of organized white supremacist and far-right forces. Trump supporters openly carried anti-Semitic signs, fascist symbols, and raised their arms in sieg heil Nazi salutes. Unlike most events and actions the far-right has organized in recent past, this time members of the Right were able to take the streets in a city regarded as a leftist stronghold. The far-right is now bragging that if it can take over Berkeley, it can do the same in any city. Meanwhile, much of the Left focused on marches around Trump's tax returns.
Thu Apr 13 2017 (Updated 04/15/17)Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Recognizes Staff Union
Thu Apr 13 2017 (Updated 04/15/17)Staff at Ella Baker Center Form a Union and Join CWA, Local 9415
The staff at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, have formed the Ella Baker Workers Association, a staff union, and have selected the Communications Workers of America to serve as the EBWA’s collective bargaining representative. EBC’s management team has voluntarily recognized the formation of a union to represent its staff. Both staff and management assert that the formation of the union aligns with Ella Baker’s legacy and the organization's longstanding support for unionization, collective bargaining, and worker voice on the job.
Sun Apr 9 2017 (Updated 04/13/17)Last Generation of Salmon Fishermen, Unless Salmon Runs Improve
Sun Apr 9 2017 (Updated 04/13/17)Record Low Klamath Salmon Run Spurs Tribal, Commercial and Sport Fishery Closures
Fishery scientists are expecting a record low return of fall-run Chinook salmon to the Klamath River this year, due to a combination of several years of drought, water diversions in the Klamath Basin and to the Sacramento River and the continued presence of the PacifiCorp dams. Tribal, commercial and recreational fishermen are currently waiting for the decision by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) on the fishing seasons at its meeting in Sacramento on April 10, but the outlook is dismal, based on the low Klamath salmon estimates.
Wed Apr 5 2017 (Updated 04/08/17)Court Support for Dejuan Hall, Brutally Beaten by Vallejo Police
Wed Apr 5 2017 (Updated 04/08/17)Trial Set for June 19 for Dejuan Hall, Victim of Vallejo Police Brutality
Dejuan Hall was brutally beaten by Vallejo police officer Spencer Muniz-Bottomley on March 10, then he was charged with battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. Hall does not face any charges related to the reason police were called on him as he was not breaking any laws. His next court appearances are on Friday, April 7 and then again on Monday, April 10. Hall's trial is set for Wednesday, April 12. Advocates state, "Pretrial hearings are important to attend as lack of pre-trial court support gives the District Attorney's office leverage to intimidate innocent people into taking plea deals."
Wed Apr 5 2017 (Updated 04/08/17)One-Year Anniversary of the Death of Luís Góngora Pat, Killed by SFPD
Wed Apr 5 2017 (Updated 04/08/17)March Against Police Terror in the Sanctuary City of San Francisco on April 7
Luis Góngora Pat was a 45-year-old indigenous Mayan Mexican, an immigrant worker, and a family man who supported his wife and three children in southern Mexico. On April 7, 2016, his life was brutally taken by SFPD. Luis’s killing was at the nexis of several struggles faced by low income people of color: indigenous peoples’ struggles, housing rights, illegal evictions, immigrant rights, dignified wage labor, homelessness, racial profiling and discrimination, police brutality and utter impunity for killing Black and Brown residents. On Friday, April 7, the one year anniversary of his death, Luis’s family will march against police terror in the so-called Sanctuary City of San Francisco.
6PM Saturday Apr 29 Rock & Reel: An Irish Dance Benefit for Standing Rock
2PM Sunday Apr 30 A Reading of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, Beyond Vietnam:...
3PM Sunday Apr 30 2017 Othering & Belonging Conference
3PM Sunday Apr 30 Together to End Solitary at Reel Work May Day Labor...
12PM Tuesday May 2 March and Rally with African/Black Student Alliance...
7:30PM Thursday May 4 Ibram X. Kendi: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas...
7:30PM Friday May 5 Liberated Lens special film screening: Awake, a Dream...
10AM Saturday May 6 33rd Annual California Indian Market & Peace Dance
2PM Saturday May 6 May Day Tribute: How to Make Sanctuary Real
7PM Saturday May 6 Celebrating the Life of Lynne Stewart; Renewing the...
7PM Sunday May 7 Honoring our Heroes and Martyrs: Lynne Stewart and...
7:30PM Wednesday May 10 An Evening with Gabourey (Gabby) Sidibe
1PM Saturday May 13 Wells Fargo Can't Pinkwash Dakota Access Pipeline...
1:30PM Saturday May 13 Documentary: Roadmap to Apartheid
3:30PM Sunday May 14 Paul Robeson: A Portrait in Story & Song
March and Rally with African/Black Student Alliance (A/BSA) Friday Apr 28th 9:36 PM
Wells Fargo Can't Pinkwash Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) Thursday Apr 27th 5:51 PM
DAPL and The Wall - Santa Cruz City Council Votes Unanimously Wednesday Apr 26th 1:42 PM
California Farm Equity Act (AB1348) Takes a Major First Step in the Legislative Process Tuesday Apr 25th 1:04 PM
The African Founding Father of California, a "Hidden Figure" to be discovered Tuesday Apr 25th 7:31 AM
Santa Cruz City Council to Vote on Divesting from Trump’s Wall, DAPL Banks Resolutions Monday Apr 24th 3:48 PM
Anti-Capitalist Bloc @ the March for Science! (1 comment) Friday Apr 21st 4:30 PMMore Local News...
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Formerly Enslaved Africans Created American Memorial Day Tuesday Apr 18th 5:20 PM
Albert Woodfox: "Freedom Is A State Of Mind" Monday Apr 17th 1:33 PM
Defend Auburn, Alabama Against the White Power Invasion on April 18th Monday Apr 17th 12:03 AM
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman responds to oil in DAPL Wednesday Mar 29th 2:11 PM
Into the Fire: A Report Back from the Huntington Beach Antifascist Clash With Trump Rally Monday Mar 27th 11:02 AM
Killing the Black Snake: Behind the Scenes of the #NODAPL Struggle Sunday Mar 26th 9:35 PM
Standing Rock Sioux Chairman responds to Keystone Pipeline permit approval (1 comment) Friday Mar 24th 5:02 PMMore Global News...
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California bill to eliminate bail system clears first hurdle Thursday Apr 6th 11:10 AM
KKK, other hate groups showing up in Bay Area (1 comment) Tuesday Feb 28th 9:51 PM
Art of War : Executive Order Saturday Feb 18th 11:06 PM
Interview with Azadeh Shahshahani on Human Rights and the Travel Ban Wednesday Feb 8th 7:52 AM
Milo Yiannopoulos event canceled after violence erupts Thursday Feb 2nd 8:13 AM
The Great debate of The century Monday Jan 23rd 6:32 PM
Chgo Review of Books Takes Stand Against Hater Milo/Simon & Schuster book deal Tuesday Jan 3rd 1:29 PMOpen Newswire...
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