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Anthony Messer 1985-2013 - by Alex Darocy
Friends and family from coast to coast are mourning the loss of 28-year-old Anthony Messer, who died in Santa Cruz on the evening of December 2. Funeral services were held for him on Monday in Chipley, Florida. Anthony was well known in Santa Cruz as a veteran of the U.S. military, a political activist, a traveler, and a generally friendly person who exuded positivity. Anthony made a big splash in the Occupy movement after having first participated in Occupy Sacramento. After leaving Sacramen...
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:02PM
Costs of OPD's Occupy Fiasco Mount: Oakland settles in the Kayvan Sabeghi beating (video/quicktime 48.6MB) - by WeCopwatch
The Oakland City Council has agreed to settle Kayvan Sabeghi's federal civil rights lawsuit for $645,000. Sabeghi's spleen was lacerated during an Occupy Oakland demonstration on November 2, 2011, when he was beaten by Oakland Police Officer Frank Uu Uu, now retired, was part of a tight-knit group of SWAT / "Tango team" officers who were at the heart of OPD's violent misconduct toward Occupy Oakland demonstrators. Uu's immediate supervisor at the time of this incident was Sgt. Patrick Gon...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:48PM
Albany Bulb Eviction Happening Now (Monday, December 9) - by Ryan Rising
The eviction of the Albany Bulb, an autonomous wild space where people have lived and created art for decades, is happening now in Albany CA. The entrance to the Bulb is at the end of Buchanan beyond the freeway headed towards the coastline. The time of this writing is 11:40 a.m. on Monday, December 9th, 2013. Two people's belongings have been thrown in dump trucks thus far behind the lines of Albany police.
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2013 12:20PM
T.W.A.T. Action Report - by Technophobic Women's Action Team
the communique of a group of women committed to fighting gentrification and the surveillance state in Oakland, California.
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 5:57PM
Evict This! The Landscape, History and the Battle Against Evictions in West Oakland - by Advance the Struggle
Advance the Struggle hopes to write a longer, more researched piece on gentrification in the upcoming months but would first like to showcase some of the work organizers have been doing. Here is the East Bay Solidarity Network’s zine.
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2013 3:14PM
KoNo Office Gets Windows Smashed - by Anonymous
In the early hours of November 27, 2013, "Smash Kono" was spraypainted on the windows of the Kono Office at Telegraph and 27th. The other windows were then smashed with a hammer and the door was broken.
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2013 12:45PM
Radio Autonomía: Zapatismo in the Bay DEC 2013: "Youth & Education Movements" (audio/mpeg 94.0MB) - by Radio Autonomía
Radio Autonomía: Zapatismo in the Bay DEC 2013 SHOW "Youth & Education Movements"
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 12:35AM
Screening of “The Battle for Oscar Grant Plaza” - by Jacob Crawford
Sudo Room 2141 Broadway Oakland,CA 94607 USA
Event Date:Sun Dec 8, 2013 3:00PM
Posted: Sun Dec 1, 2013 2:17PM
Occupy San Francisco Reunion: Family is Forever Celebration!!! - by
Gather at Justin Herman Plaza (Chelsea Manning Plaza) at the end of Market St. at the Embarcadero
Event Date:Sat Dec 7, 2013 2:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:12PM
Saving the Berkeley Post Office: A Public Meeting to Defend Our Postal Service. - by Dave Welsh
Berkeley Arts Festival Space 2133 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA
Event Date:Thu Dec 5, 2013 7:00PM
Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:05PM
Things I Hate about San Francisco's Gentrification: A Love Poem - by Cindy Milstein
Please note: The original version of this piece includes many photos; if interested, see http://cbmilstein.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/things-i-hate-about-san-franciscos-gentrification-a-love-poem/
Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:02PM
Glass War - by Tech Antagonist
New article from FireWorks, a "bay anarchist counterinformation project" about the new google glass barge and its implications.
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:10PM
From Berlin to Greece to Santa Cruz to the Puget Sound, Camover Actions Coming to Oakland? (video/mp4 17.0MB) - by Benjamin Franklin
"They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - You can quote me on this. I wrote it for the Pennsylvania Assembly in its Reply to the Governor on November 11th, 1755.
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:02AM
Occupy Oakland Is Back! This Time we're OCCUPYING 2 DECOLONIZE - by treejumper
Occupy 2 Decolonize, the new, improved resurrection of Occupy Oakland, is taking place RIGHT NOW in Oakland - 19 days and counting
Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:37PM
¡Mesoamérica Resiste! A New Campaign by the Beehive Design Collective - by Bradley Allen
On November 12, 2013, Sakura of the Beehive Design Collective presented ¡Mesoamérica Resiste!, the long-awaited third graphics campaign in an epic trilogy, at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. ¡Mesoamérica Resiste! is a graphic story-telling about resistance to neo-colonialism and mega-projects in Mexico and Central America.
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:31PM
Flush The TPP - Part 2 . (video/quicktime 28.6MB) - by Bill Carpenter
Bay Area activists urge Nancy Pelosi to oppose the Trans-Pacific trade agreement. Four-minute QT movie. 30MB.
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:51AM
Beehive Collective presents their new mural "Mesoamerica Resiste!" - by
2135 Broadway, Oakland, CA
Event Date:Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:30PM
Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:30AM
Bob Lee and the Santa Cruz Eleven - Time to Move on and Let the Community Heal - by Steve Pleich
Time to Close the Book on Santa Cruz Eleven Prosecutions
Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:59PM
Debtors' Assembly: Strike Debt Bay Area - You Are Not Alone. Or a Loan! - by Hannah Appel
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Fellowship Hall 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
Event Date:Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:00PM
Posted: Mon Nov 4, 2013 9:24AM
Today (Halloween): Help us choose "America's Scariest Bankster"! - by Strike Debt Bay Area
*** Who's the Scariest Bankster?! *** In honor of Halloween, it's now time to choose America's "Scariest Bankster"! Just go to this webpage (here: http://poll.pollcode.com/899337 ) sometime today (Thursday) and make your choice! Yes, they're all pretty ghoulish, but we can only award the title of "Scariest Bankster" to just one of them, so be sure to cast your vote today, Halloween!
Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:08AM