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"The Ghosts of March 21" discussions at La Pena and Qilombo, March 2014: photos & audio - by Dave Id
Lovelle Mixon and four Oakland police officers were killed by gunfire on March 21, 2009. A fifth OPD officer, Patrick Gonzales, was injured. "The Ghosts of March 21" is a 29-minute documentary which examines the events of that day. The film is largely based on new interviews, never-before-seen footage from East Oakland resident Damon Hooker, and the findings of the December 2009 Independent Board of Inquiry into the Oakland Police Department’s response to the incident (PDF below). Direc...
Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:44PM
Stop Union Busting And Privatization At Staples By UPSO All Out On April 24 UPWA Statement - by United Public Workers For Action
There will be national protests against the privatization of the post office focused on Staples which is being used to outsource public postal worker jobs. This is the statement of the United Public Workers For Action supporting these protests.
Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:47AM
Community barbecue turns into police riot - by Terri Kay, Workers World
A community barbeque and speakout was held on April 12 in Stockton, Calif., organized by the Inter Council for Mothers of Murdered Children. Dionne Smith and Carey Downs led the speakout, providing updates on their struggle for justice in the Stockton police killing of their son, James Rivera Jr.
Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:48AM
San Jose Police Officer Charged with Rape - by Justice for Police Victims
On March 11, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office announced San Jose Police Officer Geoffrey Graves was charged with forcible rape. The incident occurred while Officer Graves was on duty, working as a patrol officer.
Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:00PM
Not one more deportation! - by
Courthouse Park in downtown Fresno
Event Date:Thu May 1, 2014 4:00PM
Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:06PM
Satire Cartoon - COPS Reality Show to Film in San Jose - by Eugenio Negro
San Jose satirist Eugenio Negro's cartoon about the reality TV program COPS riding with San Jose police.
Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:55PM
Earth Day to May Day Days of Direct Action - by email@example.com
Direct Action/Events Calendar! The Assembly is every Sunday – 2:00 PM – Mosswood Park Amphitheater (South-West Side of Mosswood Park) – MacArthur and Telegraph – Oakland – CA _________________________________________________ Tuesday, April 22nd: Earth Day March! 1:00 PM – Sproul Plaza of UC Berkeley – Telegraph Ave. and Bancroft Way – Berkeley, California Unanimously approved! _____________________________________________ Wednesday, April 23rd: Guerr...
Event Date:Thu May 1, 2014 12:00PM
Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:26AM
Protest Against Delta at SFO! World Week for Animals in Labs! - by The Bunny Alliance
San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal - Upper Departures Level
Event Date:Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:30AM
Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:35PM
WOSP – City of Oakland’s Plan for Gentrification: A Target For Anti-Displacement Activity - by Advance the Struggle
What follows is a critique of the West Oakland Specific Plan – WOSP – which the city of Oakland hopes will help in “developing” West Oakland and is attempting to pass in the coming weeks. We offer this critique and brief thoughts on strategy in order to support the ongoing work of combatting displacement and gentrification that has been hitting the Bay Area for a long time. Please add comments, questions, and critiques in the comment section in the spirit of deepening our collective...
Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:48PM
Appeals Court rules in favor of Delta smelt - by Dan Bacher
Trent Orr, Earthjustice staff attorney, said, “Today’s decision strongly reinforces the requirement of the Endangered Species Act that if, the Bureau of Reclamation has any discretion in negotiating long-term water contracts to benefit a listed species, the agency must exercise that discretion to ensure that the contracts do not harm the species. The court found that the Bureau does have such discretion." Photo of Delta smelt courtesy of California Department of Water Resources.
Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:36PM
Lynne Stewart Speaking Tour/FREE MUMIA!!! - by Jeff Mackler
National Lawyers Guild 518 Valencia St., SF
Event Date:Fri May 2, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:49PM
Community Organizes to Oppose PG&E Power Line Project - by Neighbors Organized to Protect Our Community
APTOS, Calif. - Santa Cruz County residents and concerned citizens have joined together in a new grassroots organization, Neighbors Organized to Protect Our Community (NOPOC), to voice their concerns about the impact of a proposed power line project. The neighborhood alliance believes the Santa Cruz 115 kV Reinforcement Project as proposed by Pacific Gas and Electric Company will adversely affect the environment, wildlife, livestock, agriculture, businesses, and residents in the impacted area...
Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:39AM
HUFF resolution strongly denouncing CPS - by Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom
Santa Cruz, Ca. -- Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom (HUFF) met on April 16 with a homeless couple who had their adorable daughter, 8-month old Baby I, removed from them by the Santa Cruz County Child Protective Services, and placed in foster care.
Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:57AM
No More Twitter Subsidies-SEIU 1021 SF City Workers Speak Out For Services & Wage Increase - by Labor Video Project
Hundreds of San Francisco city workers who are members of SEIU 1021 rallied at SF City Hall and then marched to Twitter to protest the tax subsidies of tens of millions of dollars while they have taken pay cuts
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:43PM
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers and sustainable water advocates slam tunnel plan - by Dan Bacher
“C-WIN is looking forward to working with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and any other group of concerned citizens in the campaign to stop the BDCP,” said Carolee Krieger, the executive director of C-WIN. “This fight transcends the usual political divisions. It’s about the responsible use of taxpayer money, and it’s about making government accountable to the people – all the people.” California Delta photo courtesy of C-WIN.
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:18PM
California Wolf-protection Decision Postponed 90 Days by Commission - by Center for Biological Diversity
VENTURA, Calif.— After hearing several hours of public testimony from an overflow crowd of more than 200 people and receiving more than 2,600 pages of comments, California Fish and Game commissioners voted on Wednesday to postpone until July their decision on extending state Endangered Species Act protections to gray wolves. In the surprise decision, the commission said the law allowed it the option of deferring the decision for up to 90 days, during which the public-comment period will be ...
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:18PM
Rise Up, Shut It Down, San Francisco Is a Union Town! - by Michael Steinberg
On Tax Day, April 15, SEIU (Service Employees International Union) , Local 1021, rallied at City Hall and marched to Twitter in San Francisco. Protesters demanded the end of huge Big Tech tax giveaways, and the full funding of public services in the city.
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:18PM
Phil Isenberg on Board of Bechtel Foundation-Funded PPIC - by Dan Bacher
The relationship between Bechtel and the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is so close that the PPIC's conference center is named the "Bechtel Conference Center." Photo of Bechtel Conference Center by PPIC.
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:39AM
Dueling Quotes And Arguments Re: Possible Diablo Canyon Plant Health Effects - by John Thielking
A scathing rebuttal of a recent report that seemed to link the operation of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant to health problems in San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County is presented (and disputed).
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:53AM
Interview with East Bay Solidarity Network - by FireWorks
Modeled after the Seattle Solidarity Network (SeaSol), EBSN is a group of workers and tenants who use direct action to fight landlords and bosses. Working against both wage theft at workplaces, despicable conditions in housing complexes, as well as against foreclosures, EBSN has worked to combat abuses and build power among workers and tenants. FireWorks through email reached out to the group to get more information on them and what it is they do in the East Bay.
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:26AM