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March for Justice: End US State Terrorism Against People of Color - by R. Robertson
Familiar names? Oscar Grant, Salvador Allende, Victor Jara, Che Guevara, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Aiyana Stanley Jones, Darrien Hunt. High School students in Mountain View rallied in front of City Hall on Wednesday June 28th, with the faces of these people on placards, asking that they not be forgotten.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:16AM
Reclaim MLK - Third World for Black Power Lockdown at Federal Building in Oakland, 1/16/15: photos - by Dave Id
In solidarity with Black Lives Matter activists across the country who set out to "Reclaim Martin Luther King's Legacy" for MLK Day 2015, Oakland's Anti-Police Terrorism Project (APTP) called for 96 hours of direct action in the San Francisco Bay Area. Launching the four-day weekend of actions in the Bay Area was a surprise Friday morning lockdown of the two main entrances to the Ronald Dellums Federal Building complex. Over two dozen activists arrived at the federal building before dawn and...
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:34PM
Activists Say Santa Cruz Police Lied to Secure Armored Vehicle Purchase (video/quicktime 115.9MB) - by Alex Darocy
On January 27, community members held a press conference at Santa Cruz City Hall to reveal information which has added to their belief that police essentially lied in December when seeking the city council's approval to purchase a BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) they claim will be used county-wide as an "emergency" vehicle. The purchase of the BearCat, which will be paid for with $250,000 in Homeland Security Department grants, has been widely protested i...
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:59PM
A Year in the Streets: Resistance in the Bay in 2014 - by FireWorks
From the blockading of Google buses to the blockading of major freeways. From riots against white supremacy and police in Oakland to anti-tech and gentrification brawls in San Francisco, 2014 was an explosive year. Battles erupted in a variety of places and around various issues. Against surveillance, against the eviction of squats and homeless camps, against Israeli attacks on Gaza at the Port of Oakland, and in workplaces and neighborhoods across the region. While the bay changed for the wo...
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:36PM
Tanks, No Thanks Give Back the BearCat Armored Military Vehicle - by
Santa Cruz City Council, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:30PM
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:10PM
Public Records Released by the SPCD on the Bearcat - by SCPD and City (posted by Norse)
The documents below reached me about a week and a half ago. I circulated them to some activists. One interested critic of the Bearcat asked me to make them available to him. Sorry I was slow in putting out this info. They need to be carefully examined and followed up on--particularly since I believe that further anti-militarization protests are in the cards for the next City Council.
Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:44PM
Hundreds Protest Approval of Police Attack Vehicle Purchase at SC City Council Meeting - by Alex Darocy
On January 13, hundreds of residents attempted to attend the Santa Cruz City Council meeting to oppose the council's December decision which approved a police department request to accept Homeland Security grants totaling more than $250,000 earmarked for the purchase of an armored attack vehicle. When residents first found out in early December about the proposed purchase, police described it as an "emergency response and rescue vehicle" in a report sent to city council members prepared by De...
Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:11PM
Give Back the BEARCAT!!, and Create an Inclusive Public Process! - by CodePink Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz City Hall 809 Center Street
Event Date:Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:32PM
March For Black Community Control Of The Police! - by Oakland Chapter UHURU Movement
OAKLAND UHURU HOUSE
Event Date:Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:14AM
Lara Kissam from A.R.O.C.K from SF Giving information on Settingthestandard - by paz
Lara Kissam from A.R.O.C.K from SF Giving information on Settingthestandard
Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:44PM
From Palestine to Ferguson: Expressing Solidarity, Blocking Traffic in San José - by Ruth R.
Speakers at a rally in San Jose, California drew parallels between the shooting of black teenager Mike Brown and the crushing of protesters in the aftermath, and the treatment of Palestinians under Israeli despotism. They said that police deployed tactics to attack unarmed protesters in Ferguson and that these are the same tactics used by Israel-trained police. They said the connection is not coincidence.
Posted: Mon Dec 1, 2014 12:50PM
11-16-14 Tristan Anderson benefit (audio/mpeg 182.9MB) - by DJ Mouse
Art House Gallery 11-16-14 concert to support Tristan and his lawsuit against Israel
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:06PM
Peace Activists 'Banned for Life' from Bookshop Santa Cruz for Protesting Leon Panetta - by Alex Darocy
On November 10, peace activists in Santa Cruz protested a book signing appearance by Leon Panetta, the one-time Secretary of Defense and CIA Director. Panetta is currently on a book tour promoting the release of "Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace." Bookshop Santa Cruz hosted the event, which was held in the sanctuary at Peace United Church of Christ, with a crowd of hundreds in attendance. Initially, the book store and the church both attempted, with what little means the...
Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:39AM
Dennis J Bernstein Interviews Keith McHenry, Founder of Food Not Bombs - by via Flashpoints
Food Not Bombs is a national organization that distributes free food to the growing armies of hungry Americans from coast to coast. While you would think that the government would laud support such a noble cause, Food Not Bombs food givers face regular arrest and possible jail time for distributing food to the very hungry, a growing number of children and veterans among them. As of this interview, In Florida, a 90-year-old member of Food Not Bombs is in jail for food-giving. Dennis J Bernstei...
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:48PM
Indybay Journalist Assaulted by Leon Panetta's Security at Bookshop Santa Cruz Event - by Alex Darocy
I was physically assaulted by a security agent who was working for former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta at a speaking and book-signing engagement in Santa Cruz on November 10. The agent intentionally and deliberately grabbed my camera and hit me with it in the face when I was attempting to take a photo of Panetta leaving the event. I was approximately one foot away from him when he struck me. Top photo: The agent who assaulted me. (Photos of the protest will be published ...
Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:29AM
My Daughter and I Were Arrested Today By Military Police Guarding Worlds Most Hated Weapon - by Mauro Oliveira ( Red Sun )
Drone warfare kills children and other innocents. One California family has had enough. Father and daughter help blockade the base and join the LONG list of Americans in the brig. Free now, they face federal charges.
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:56AM
21st Annual Peace and Unity March in Watsonville - by Yovanna Bravo
Watsonville City Plaza located on Main Street
Event Date:Sat Nov 1, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:56PM
California Leads the Way in the “Block the Boat” Movement - by Ben Norton, Counterpunch
Fighting the Occupation on the West Coast
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:27PM
Block The Boat - March for Palestine - SUNDAY (date change) - by @BlockTheBoat
Meet at West Oakland BART
Event Date:Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:00PM
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:42PM
Kobanê Solidarity Graffiti in West Oakland - by anonymous
Graffiti expressing solidarity with Kobanê appeared in multiple locations across West Oakland.
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:29PM