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Peace and Justice Community Returns to Ocean Street for Annual 4th of July Rally - by Alex Darocy
Today on the 4th of July, community members in Santa Cruz brought messages of peace, justice, and equality to Ocean Street as they greeted visitors entering town for the busy holiday. Every year a variety of groups working on peace and justice issues rally along Ocean Street as thousands of people make their way to the beach and the Boardwalk. Although some very serious statements were communicated by those holding signs at the rally today, the atmosphere was generally fun and festive, and th...
Posted: Sat Jul 4, 2015 6:11PM
The U.S. Social Forum Puts San José on the Map of Social Change - by Sharat G. Lin
Another World is Possible! The United States Social Forum 2015 was held in San José at the end of June. A thousand activists from hundreds of organizations worked on strategies for necessary alternatives and system change.
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:03PM
Statement Read by Lori Nixon at the Highway Six Sentencing Hearing - by via Lori Nixon
Today, five of the six UCSC students charged with blocking Highway 17 in Santa Cruz to protest tuition increases at the University of California, and the connection to police brutality, were each sentenced to 30 days in jail by Judge Denine Guy. In May, all six students pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts each after requesting an indicated sentence from Judge Guy when prosecutors informed them they would not negotiate a plea deal. Three of the five students read statements before the...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:21PM
Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model - by Peter Gelderloos, ROAR magazine, June 28,
This is particularly of interest in the context of a total lack of opposition to the end-stage tech-fueled gentrification of San Francisco.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:28AM
Choosing Sides: From Olympia to Charleston - by IGD!
White supremacy is a fundamental aspect of American class society. When ruptures happen in this system, people take sides as the war is made more clear.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:31PM
List of Actions for : Listen Up Mayors! ~ Humanity First ~ June 19 - June 22 - by Bob
Starts at Hilton Hotel - Union Square 333 O'Farrell St. SF Events will be a variety of places from June 19 - June 22
Event Date:Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:30AM
Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:15AM
Billboard Repainted for June 11th - by a passerby
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:49PM
Oakland #OurBudgetOurCity DAY of ACTION!!! - by
8am - Telegraph Ave. and West Macarthur Blvd 11am - Oakland City Hall 3:30pm - Oakland City Hall 4:30pm - Steps of Oakland City Hall 7pm - 14th and Broadway
Event Date:Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:00AM
Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:35AM
Out Past Dark: The State Responds to Revolt with Curfews and Surveillance - by FireWorks
New Oakland Mayor, Libby Schaaf has drawn scorn from liberals and civil-libertarians for her implementation of a "protest curfew" in Downtown Oakland. The curfew comes after the mayor bowed to pressure from Downtown businesses and developers after several months of riots. But the curfew is only part of a new wave of repression: from more FBI agents coming to town, the continuation of the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), to the increasing policing of everyday life. While those on the right howl ...
Posted: Wed Jun 3, 2015 12:32AM
Oakland: La Idea squatted social center served eviction order (video/3gpp 37.7MB) - by La Idea
A summary of recent events at La Idea
Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2015 6:08PM
Gill Tract Protesters Disrupt Two Sprouts Supermarkets to Stop Development of Farmland - by Occupy the Farm
For Immediate Release
Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 11:52AM
Fracking Bohemians—more evidence - by Don Eichelberger, Bohemian Grove Action Netwo
Every mid-July for over 100 years, most of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the world gather for a two week, off-the-record camp out at Bohemian Grove. This article describes some of the men who have influenced the development of hydrolic fracturing (fracking) and turned it in to another cash cow that is destroying the environment on behalf of the patriarchy.
Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 1:58PM
May Day Anti-Capitalist/Oakland 2 Baltimore March, 2015: photos - by Dave Id
May Day in Oakland began with the ILWU shutting down the port of Oakland in a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. A large morning march then headed to Oscar Grant plaza for an afternoon rally. Originally, a call-out was made for an evening anti-capitalist march starting at Latham Square, but after Baltimore exploded in protest on the day of Freddie Grey's funeral on April 27, the march was instead called as a solidarity action, Oakland 2 Baltimore. At it's height, marchers ...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 12:20AM
The Problem with Development - by Steve Martinot
The Bay Area is being groomed to play the role of a capitol city in the Pacific Rim economy. The real reason that ABAG has told Berkeley and all the other cities in the Bay Area to build new housing units is to enable the personnel of this capitol city industry and finance to move back from the suburbs, to eliminate the time they spend in highway traffic. There is an implicit intensification of high paid white collar labor in that. But ABAG says it is to cut down on highway pollution, by redu...
Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 12:06PM
Anarchy on the Shop Floor: Anarchists in Contemporary Labor Struggles (audio/mpeg 59.3MB) - by FireWorks
Militants talk about organizing happening at various workplaces around the Bay Area and beyond. Recorded at the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair, 2015.
Posted: Sun May 10, 2015 12:22AM
"Dream Bigger Than Cops & Condos": #SaveE12th Activists Takeover Oakland City Council - by Anti Police-Terror Project
On Tuesday May 5th, Black.Seed, Asians4BlackLives, and allies shut-down the Oakland City Council and held a People's City Council against a proposed development on East 12th Street. The development, up for a vote at that evening's city council meeting, includes no affordable housing and links to the larger wave of displacement being felt throughout Oakland and the bay area. According to the activists, the high-rise luxury condos include one bedrooms upwards of $3,150/month. The condos are p...
Posted: Thu May 7, 2015 7:15PM
The Tech Commute Did Not Take Place - by Fireworks
The mainstream media attempted to portray the May 1st blockade of the Oakland tech commute a failure. An article on SFGate.com carried the headline “May Day rally fails to block tech bus in Oakland.” Further below in the same article, the author goes on to write, “When the lone bus pulled up at 7:40 a.m., it stopped across the street from protesters and left before they could assemble. Other buses were either rerouted or cancelled in anticipation of the protest.”
Posted: Mon May 4, 2015 2:51PM
Celebrate the victory: Saving the Berkeley Post Office from being sold. - by
Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps 2000 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
Event Date:Sat May 9, 2015 1:00PM
Posted: Mon May 4, 2015 2:25PM
Tech Commute Shut Down at MacArthur BART! - by Invisible Committee
In the the middle of April, 2015, a post went up on indybay.org for an early morning action to block the tech buses at the MacArthur BART station. The date of action was set for May 1st, or International Workers Day. This holiday commemorates the execution of several Chicago anarchists in 1886. These men fought for the eight-hour day, a meager goal that would allow workers to have a little time for themselves. For their efforts, the state sentenced these anarchists to death.
Posted: Fri May 1, 2015 3:55PM
May Day #ShutItDown Communique and Banner Drop Photos! - by Wildcat
In preparation for May Day protests, a determined unionist dropped a banner early this morning reading "May Day #SHUTITDOWN!" at 17th and Broadway. This Banner was intentionally dropped near Latham Square, the site of the 1946 Oakland General Strike, in hopes to revive the tactic. We think it is the most effective tool for working class people to achieve their demands for a living wage, against police violence, and against austerity and gentrification. We hope to shut down the city this May D...
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:55AM