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Statewide Coordinated Actions to End Solitary Confinement Continue - by Alex Darocy
Statewide coordinated actions to end solitary confinement continued on April 23, and were held in Eureka, Los Angeles, Oakland, Point Reyes, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Cruz, and nationally in Philadelphia. In Santa Cruz, community members held their second monthly vigil overlooking the sea at the Santa Cruz Lighthouse. Across the state, activists have begun to coordinate vigils and protests on the 23rd in response to a call from the Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers to designate a ce...
Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:15PM
The Mission (SF) Marches, Rallies for Justice for Amilcar Perez-Lopez - by Anti Police-Terror Project
On April 24, neighbors for Justice for Amilcar held a vigil and march in honor of Amilcar Perez-Lopez, killed by SFPD on February 26, 2015.
Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:41PM
The Homeless in Tulare and their Allies Organize for Change - by Mike Rhodes
A group of about 100 homeless people and their supporters attended the Tulare City Council meeting last night (Tuesday, April 21, 2015) calling for changes in public policy. The group, which delivered a petition signed by over 1,000 residents, called for improvements in the way homeless people are treated by the police, a safe place to sleep and equal rights.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:19PM
Opposition to anti-oppression protests in Berkeley reveal tensions - by Scope Berkeley
Since December of last year, there have been a series of Black Lives Matters and anti-police-oppression protests in Berkeley, both on campus and in the streets. There was a Black Student Union rally and march on Cal Day (April 18th), and another protest prior to that on April 14th organized by various equality groups. As part of both these actions, protesters blocked Sather Gate. During the blockage of Sather Gate on April 14th, there were some white students who actively tried to break th...
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:14AM
Labor Against Police Terror ILWU Port Shutdown and Rally - by orion
We will gather at the ALREADY SHUTDOWN port at 9am for an hour long rally which will be at the APL gate near berth 62 close to the overpass (parking is available along Adeline close to 6th & 7th). oakland ca,
Event Date:Fri May 1, 2015 9:00AM
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:05AM
Commentary on Sheriff's Latest "Fence 'em Out!" Plan at the Jail - by Robert Norse
I wrote the two speeches below for the Board of Supervisors this morning. "More Martial Law Measures..." is an update of an earlier speech I prepared and only partially gave in February when the Supes were set to rubberstamp Hart's earlier request to post "No Trespassing" signs and fence off whatever areas he pleased. "Muzzle the Messenger..." was prepared for this meeting, but I only gave part of it.
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:15PM
Vigil and March for Amilcar Perez-Lopez - by Florencia Rojo
Gather at 6 pm for interfaith vigil at Folsom between 24th and 25th in San Francisco. March at 6:30 pm.
Event Date:Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:00AM
Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement (SCATESC) - by Kim Rohrbach
UN Plaza near Civic Center Bart. Note: a second action will take place earlier in the day at Laney College in Oakland, from 11:30a–1pm.
Event Date:Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:09PM
OPD to Reveal Surveillance Video to Yuvette Henderson's Family After Community Pressure - by Anti Police-Terror Project
WE FORCED THE STATE TO CONCEDE!!!!
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:26PM
Vigil, Caravan Demands Justice in the State-Sponsored Killing of Yuvette Henderson - by Anti Police-Terror Project
Black women are often the invisible victims of state-terror. On Sunday April 12th, the Anti Police-Terror Project and the family of Yuvette Henderson held a vigil and caravan demanding an open, public investigation into the killing of Yuvette Henderson. #JusticeForYuvette #QuestionTheNarrative
Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:28PM
No New Fence Around the Jail! - Pack the Board of Supes - by Sin Barras
Santa Cruz County Government Center, 701 Ocean Street, Room 500, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:00AM
Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:30PM
Walk to Stop the Silence Draws Hundreds in Watsonville - by Courtney Hanson
The annual Walk to Stop the Silence was launched nine years ago in order to break through the silence surrounding the issue of sexual abuse and provide a healing space for survivors. The event is always well-attended, but this year the crowd was noticeably packed with families and young people whose high energy led the walk with chants such as, "Walk to Stop the Silence!" and "Sí se puede!" While the topic of childhood sexual abuse is difficult to confront, the tone of the day was one of str...
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:16PM
Sheriff Hart Requests $47,925 to Fence Out Protesters from Santa Cruz County Jail - by Alex Darocy
Sheriff Jim Hart is making an 'emergency requisition' in the amount of $47,925 to install a seven-foot tall, 364-foot long gated iron fence in order to close off the area of the Santa Cruz County Main Jail's parking lot that is most commonly used by community members for public assembly and political demonstrations. Hart has specifically stated that recent political demonstrations held at the jail are the reason for building the new fence. Due to the lack of a continuous sidewalk along the Bl...
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:30AM
San Francisco Nonprofit Conard House Targeted For Abusing Tenants - by Michael Steinberg
Activists gathered in San Francisco to protest abuses by nonprofit Conard House against its tenants.
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:29AM
Dante’s Inferno or the Twisted Saga of Dante Cano vs. Phil Tagami - by EASTWEST
Multi-millionaire developer Phil Tagami calls on friends like the DA and pro-gentrification activists to help him decide how to crush a young activist accused of breaking windows.
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:49PM
Anti Police-Terror Project hosts vigil for Yuvette Hendersen and delivers demands to OPD - by April Thomas
On Sunday, April 12th, The Anti Police-Terror Project held a rally and vigil to continue demanding justice for Yuvette Henderson. Yuvette was gunned down with an AR-15 assault rifle in February by Emeryville Police after being assaulted by security guards at Home Depot.
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:52PM
CHP emails: Anti-terrorism cops track #BlackLivesMatter folk - by MPetrelis
A public records request has produced files providing a lotta sunshine of law enforcement agencies in CA and the East Bay.
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:13PM
Santa Cruz ACLU Addresses Letter of Concern to UCSC Chancellor - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
Letter of Concern
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:55AM
Salinas City Council Approves Police Body Camera System Purchase - by Alex Darocy
The Salinas City Council on April 14 voted to approve the purchase of enough body cameras to outfit every officer in the Salinas Police Department with one. The SPD is now authorized to purchase 70 Axon body cameras manufactured by TASER International, Inc. through a five-year contract, and at a total cost of $388,106.06 with the first year total operating cost at $123,542.50. TASER International is also the manufacturer and distributor of the Taser electroshock gun. [Top photo: The Axon body...
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:53PM
National Day to STOP Murder by Police - by Patricia Jackson
Demonstrations on April 14 for No Business as Usual: Stop Police Killings
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:53PM