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Big Brother is Spying on West Oakland Parks now (video/quicktime 46.8MB) - by WeCopwatch
As gentrification places a firm grip on West Oakland, the city has been clearing public spaces of black faces by shutting down and fencing up parks once enjoyed by many. This has been achieved through heavy handed policing resulting in increased displacement of West Oakland residents, ensuring space for new outsiders.
Posted: Fri Jul 3, 2015 8:00AM
On the Eve of Protest: Letters to and From Councilmember Micah Posner - by Robert Norse
The "Search for Sleep" Protest will begin on July 4th at 6:30 PM in front of the Main Post Office after the Saturday Food Not Bombs Meal. Councilmember Micah Posner sent the following letter of support for the protest. I responded with the letter that follows (slightly expanded and clarified for publication here) demanding actual action on his part and the part of other Councilmembers rather than pretty words.
Posted: Fri Jul 3, 2015 4:32AM
Chelsea Manning Contingent in the SF Pride Parade - by Daniel Borgström
Honoring the Whistleblower. The Pvt. Chelsea Manning Contingent marched again this year in the SF Pride Parade
Posted: Fri Jul 3, 2015 1:04AM
The Hanging Noose And Fighting Racist Terrorism On The Job At SF Recology - by Labor Video Project
Daryle Washingon who is a member of IBT 350 at Recology Company in San Francisco was retaliated against for protesting against a hanging noose on the job and other racist incidents at the company.
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 3:09PM
Loose Associations: All In - by Sylvia Caras
Loose Associations: Tiny Homes in 18 Villages : A Framework All In is a framework to end homelessness in Santa Cruz county and provide a model for other regions. As a framework, it provides a guiding goal and direction, an organizing principle, with details to be worked out by the people and agencies involved in its execution.
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 2:32PM
State officials fail to take meaningful action on brain-harming pesticide - by Mark Weller-Californians for Pesticide Reform
After a decade of delay, both federal and state officials acknowledge the dangers of chlorpyrifos, but neither has taken action to provide necessary protections for California communities.
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 10:20AM
Community Rallies Behind Vandalized Gay, Lesbian, Transgender mural in the Mission (video/mp4 96.8MB) - by D. Boyer
Approximately 200 people gathered at 24th street and Bryant streets on Wednesday July 1st to rally in support of a Latino/Chicano Lesbian, Gay, and Transgender Mural by Manuel Paul, titled "Pot Vida," that has been vandalized multiple times. The latest incident was arson. Video and pics from the rally
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 9:29AM
Senate Bill 4 Regs Will Expand Fracking in California - by Dan Bacher
While environmental groups blasted the regulations developed under SB 4, the oil industry gushed with an oily torrent of praise for the new rules. Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and the former Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create alleged "marine protected areas" in Southern California, praised DOGGR for rejecting comments calling for a moratorium on the environmentally destructive pr...
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 8:52AM
Deal reached, Santa Clara County workers call off strike - by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Hours before thousands of Santa Clara County workers were scheduled to walk off the job Tuesday, contract talks between Service Employees International Union Local 521 and the county produced a tentative agreement, and union leaders called off the 6 a.m. strike.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 9:14AM
Armed Trans People Will Not Get Bashed! - by D. Boyer
The San Francisco Chapter of the Pink Pistols, a pro firearm self defense group marches in the SF LGBT Pride Parade.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 8:03AM
Grand Jury Finds Lack of Accountability for Medical Services at Santa Cruz Jails - by Santa Cruz News
This week the Santa Cruz County Grand Jury released the report: "Medical Services at the Jails: How Does the Sheriff Coroner Manage Oversight?" Santa Cruz County outsourced its jail medical services to the private for-profit corporation California Forensic Medical Group (CFMG) in 2012. The Grand Jury has found that there is, "a lack of transparency and accountability on the part of CFMG and there is insufficient oversight by the Sheriff Coroner’s office," according to the report. The ...
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:41PM
The U.S. Social Forum Puts San José on the Map of Social Change - by Sharat G. Lin
Another World is Possible! The United States Social Forum 2015 was held in San José at the end of June. A thousand activists from hundreds of organizations worked on strategies for necessary alternatives and system change.
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:03PM
U.S. Department of Justice’s COPS Office to meet with Salinas community to discuss SPD - by
Sherwood Hall, 940 North Main Street, Salinas, CA 93906
Event Date:Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:24PM
Trans Pride SF 2015 - audio from the stage and march (audio/mpeg 27.5MB) - by Rubble
Hear speakers and performers from the Mission Dolores Park stage towards the end of the rally, followed by trans youth chanting in a drumming circle from the streets at the beginning of the march.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:15PM
"SF Madness" Warriors' And SF Mayor Ed Lee Want Warrior's Stadium Right Next To Hospital - by Labor Video Project
SF mayor Ed Lee and the Warrior management want to build a Golden State Warriors’ entertainment complex right next to the UCSF Mission Bay Children's Hospital. This in addition to the Giant's stadium means serious health and safety concerns say CNA nurses who spoke out.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:43PM
Highway Six Sentencing Hearing ACLU Letter of Support - by Steve Pleich
Justice Will Be Served By Moderated Sentence
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:24PM
Statement Read by Lori Nixon at the Highway Six Sentencing Hearing - by via Lori Nixon
Today, five of the six UCSC students charged with blocking Highway 17 in Santa Cruz to protest tuition increases at the University of California, and the connection to police brutality, were each sentenced to 30 days in jail by Judge Denine Guy. In May, all six students pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts each after requesting an indicated sentence from Judge Guy when prosecutors informed them they would not negotiate a plea deal. Three of the five students read statements before the...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:21PM
Fairfax Resident Files Lawsuit over Police Harassment, Cover-up of Misconduct - by Jeff Miller
A Fairfax resident filed a civil rights lawsuit last week against the Town of Fairfax for a July 2014 incident in which two Fairfax police officers wrongly and forcefully detained him for alleged mail theft and subjected him to insults and threats, simply for taking his mail out of his own mailbox. Although the Fairfax police chief initially promised to discipline the officers for inappropriate behavior, the police department subsequently conspired to cover up the officers’ misconduct, dism...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:54PM
Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model - by Peter Gelderloos, ROAR magazine, June 28,
This is particularly of interest in the context of a total lack of opposition to the end-stage tech-fueled gentrification of San Francisco.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:28AM
Stonewall Was a RIOT: No Pride in Police Brutality - by D. Boyer
Noticed the photo below on Market street in San Francisco during the Pride Parade.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:42AM