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Oakland police killed yet another Black man today - by FTP
The killing this morning is the sixth officer-involved shooting by Oakland police in 2015, and the fourth resulting in death. This does not count Richard Linyard, who police claim suffocated to death after he squeezed himself between two buildings during a police chase. All of OPD's victims this year have been of African descent, of course. The name of today's victim is not yet publicly known, although it's been reported that he was homeless and an immigrant, possibly from West Africa. Po...
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:25PM
State maintains loophole for cancer-causing pesticides - by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Sacramento, CA, August 24, 2015 - Late Friday, state officials responded — and again signaled delay — on implementing restrictions for the use of the cancer-causing pesticide Telone. This comes on the heals of repeated requests to end the practice of “banking” allowances for hazardous pesticide use from year-to-year. And across the state, children are returning to school, some of them in very close proximity to fields where heavy amounts of the Telone are used.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:02PM
Notes From Technotopia: On The Cruelty Of Indifference - by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Gentryfuct
(In his most recent philosophical tantrum, performance artist and poet Guillermo Gómez-Peña reflects on the dangers of the ultimate “creative city,” and what it means to become a foreigner in his own neighborhood, waiting for the much touted eviction notice.)
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:28PM
Justice for Richard Linyard - by trevor michaels
Oakland City Hall front steps (press conference)
Event Date:Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:26PM
Nate Wilks, 27, murdered by Oakland PD for running while Black - by Tiny, Poor News Network
“He was a loving young father, he was sharp, he was respectful to everyone and loved by his family. He loved life; he had that New York swag. This killing has to stop,” Jasmine, one of several loving family members of 27-year-old Nathaniel Wilks, cried out to the crowd of over 110 people who billowed out of the tiny corner at 27th and Martin Luther King Boulevard in North Oakland to hold space for another Afrikan mama’s son, a young father and brother stolen from us all by the Oakland p...
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:21PM
Black August Oakland - A Three Day Weekend of Resistance - by Black August Organizing Committee
2313 San Pablo Ave Oakland CA 94612 - email@example.com - (510) 338.7933
Event Date:Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:30PM
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:38AM
Nathaniel Wilks' family fundraising campaign for independent autopsy, legal costs, funeral arrangements - by Chemika Hollis
Hi my name is Chemika Hollis, I am the mother of Kai'lei Wilks. I am writing to thank everyone who came out yesterday and supported us and every way possible. There were a lot of very smart individuals who stand for what we believe in. I seen a very strong force and with everyone support I will seek justice for my partner and child's father.
Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:27AM
Oscar Grant Foundation Helps Over 500 Students! - by OGF
OSCAR GRANT FOUNDATION HELPS HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS IN NEED
Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:17PM
Cat Brooks on OPD Shooting, Northern California Wildfires, Back to School (audio/mpeg 10.3MB) - by KPFA's UpFront
Nathaniel Wilks. That’s the name of the 24-year-old black man who was shot and killed by Oakland Police Officers this Wednesday at the intersection of 27th and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Oakland.
Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:16AM
APTP statement on August 12th murder by Oakland police - by Anti Police-Terror Project
Yesterday, another Black life was stolen by the hands of law enforcement.
Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:39PM
Black Led Vigil for Nathaniel Wilks and All Black Lives Stolen by Police Terror - by Anti Police-Terror Project
MLK and 27th, Oakland
Event Date:Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:15PM
800 Attend Historic Queers For Palestine Film Festival in San Francisco - by QUIT!
Over 800 people attended Outside the Frame: Queers for Palestine Film Festival during the weekend of June 19-21, 2015. The free festival at San Francisco’s historic Brava Theater was a radical alternative to Frameline’s annual SF LGBT film festival and a protest of Frameline’s longtime partnership with the Israeli consulate.
Posted: Sun Aug 9, 2015 12:04AM
Voting Rights Restored to Thousands of Californians - by ACLU of Northern California
Today, by withdrawing a challenge to the voting rights of the formerly incarcerated that was taken up by his predecessor, Secretary of State Alex Padilla sends the nation a message that California will not stand for discrimination in voting and that he will fight to protect the right to vote for all eligible Californians.
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 5:23PM
Stop Retaliation & Hanging Noose Incidents: Defend Recology IBT 350 Member Daryl Washington - by Labor Video Project
Labor and community activists spoke out at the recology company in San Francisco over a racist hanging noose incident and retaliation against IBT 350 whistleblower Daryl Washington. Workers pointed out that workplace bullying is going on at many other places
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:58PM
30th Annual Ohlone Day - by
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park 101 Big Trees Park Road, Felton (Highway 9 entrance)
Event Date:Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:00AM
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:25AM
At Frank Alvarado Memorial, Family Vows to Continue Fighting for Justice - by Alex Darocy
A memorial was held in Salinas on July 10 to mark the one year that has passed since Frank Alvarado was shot and killed by Salinas Police. Frank's family members spoke at the gathering, which was held outdoors near the location of his killing, and vowed to continue their fight for justice. [Top photo: Frank's father, Frank Alvarado Sr., holds a picture of Frank at the memorial and wears a button with his image on it. Scroll down for more photos.]
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:24PM
Cops shooting cops! - by Trickster
It appears that police violence is so rampant, and white supremacy is so fundamental to our society, that not even membership within their ranks will protect a black cop from the bullets fired by fellow officers. This much was affirmed on Friday, July 17th when two Seaside cops shot and injured an off-duty federal police officer who stepped outside of his house with a gun as the cops escorted his intoxicated wife home around 1:00am. This insight was not so obvious to his wife who reportedly s...
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:48PM
SF Picket Rally Against Hanging Nooses At SF Recology - by United Public Workers For Action
San Francisco Recology 501 Tunnel Avenue San Francisco
Event Date:Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:53AM
Vigil/Memorial for Sandra Bland - by Orion
Oscar Grant Plaza 14th & Broadway, Oakland, CA
Event Date:Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:54PM
The Dark History of the California Bear Flag: An Interview with Alex Abella (audio/mpeg 8.0MB) - by Dump the California Bear Flag
Alex Abella is a journalist and author. His article for the Los Angeles Times called California, it's time to dump the Bear Flag, tells the history of California’s Bear Flag and its origins in a racist revolt.
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:15PM