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Anti-Apartheid Group Announces Campaign to Block Zim Ships to Oakland - by GA Gaza
We are people of Oakland who hate apartheid, racism and genocide in all its forms. We were inspired by the historic actions that occurred on August 16th and afterward that delayed the Zim Piraeus for five days, eventually forcing it to leave after unloading only a fraction of the cargo destined for our city’s port. We seek to aid and augment the actions by the organizations and individuals that took to the streets to block the Zim Piraeus in August. Our goal is to support and enhance effo...
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:31AM
EBALDC targets African-American tenant protester with restraining order and eviction - by Lynda Carson
According to court documents, from August 20 through August 25, and according to Mark Johnson, he has been protesting in front of EBALDC's main corporate office, and has been holding up various picket signs during his five days of protesting against EBALDC's policies, poor living conditions, harassment and mistreatment!
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:29AM
Mideast Migraines - Free Radio local issues (audio/mpeg 138.5MB) - by Ren Tawil
Brief discussion about Free Radio Santa Cruz's issues, centering on re-establishment of on-air broadcasting, increasing our collective of radio programmers, and donations; the UN's Alliance of Civilizations; the case of Rasmea Odeh; Israel's New Gold Rush in California; music by Stuart Davis. Length: 2:01:00/ Date Recorded: 2014-09-01/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (142MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:17AM
Taking the next step- Remembering Lynn Graham - by Kelly Borkert
On October 18th a memorial gathering celebrating the life and activism of Lynn Graham will take place in Fresno at Roeding Park's Eucalyptus Grove. Please join us to recognize and remember this outstanding community member.
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:31AM
Cardboard Kayak Race SC Harbor (video/mp4 110.0MB) - by Skidmark Bob
The Cardboard kayak races part of the S.C. harbor's 50th anniversary celebration on 9/13/14.
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:24AM
Bay Area Anti-fascists Send Solidarity To Greece - by Bay Area Antifa
On September 18th local antifas marked the first anniversary since the murder of Killah P in Greece.
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:55AM
Corruption in the Urban Areas Security Initiative Training Services? - by Lynda Carson
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office requested the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to approve and authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute the fully negotiated contracts for Master Contract No. 900926, with the following pool of vendors, to provide Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) training services for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) at an estimated total pool amount of $2,300,000.
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:18AM
Video Shows Watsonville Police Abuse Disabled Man - by Santa Cruz County Police News
A video was posted on Facebook on September 17 that shows a disabled man being dragged out of his wheel chair by an officer with the Watsonville Police Department.
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:22PM
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
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
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
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
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
Fight for Ferguson - SJSU - by
San Jose State University Student Union Quad
Event Date:Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:30AM
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:45AM
Rally Against the Drone and Militarization of the Police! - by Shelby Minister
In Front of Martin Luther King Library 150 E. Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95112
Event Date:Fri Oct 3, 2014 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:05PM
Feds release emergency flows after fish parasite found in Klamath - by by Dan Bacher
“While there has not been a confirmation that any fish have died as a result of Ich, we are extremely concerned that there could be another fish kill in the coming weeks if additional flows are not released. We appreciate that the Bureau of Reclamation heeded our request to send emergency flows down the Klamath River,” said Thomas P. O’Rourke Sr., Chair of the Yurok Tribe.
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:11PM
Golden Gate Bridge Workers Strike To Protect Their Healthcare And Fight Cost Shifting - by Labor Video Project
Golden Gate Bridge workers joined an unfair labor practice strike on September 16, 2014 against attacks on healthcare and cost shifting demands by management.
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:14AM