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text Unlike the So-Called Left, Government and Industry Really Get Animal Rights - by The Rancid Honeytrap
While many on the ostensible Left continue to point and laugh at animal rights activism, the US government continues to regard it with deadly seriousness.
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:28PM
text Another Contribution to the Dicussion of the Artists' Role in Gentrification - by Anonymous
A response to "A Critique of the Critiques" by the original author of "Rock Beats Paper."
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:55PM
image City of Oakland Declares Humanist Hall a Neighborhood Nuisance, Issues Huge Fines 120_fellowshipofhumanity-humanisthall-oakland.jpg original image ( 800x284) - by Tulio Ospina, Oakland Post
The Humanist Hall, home to the Fellowship of Humanity on 27th Street in Oakland, is being attacked by newcomers who live in condos built right next door only about ten years ago. The Humanist Hall has provided space for countless radical and under-served organizations over the past 75 years, from the Black Panthers to Mexican baptisms, from transgender weddings to Oscar Grant movement events. The Humanist Hall is not some sketchy speakeasy with rave music bumping until 5am. It's an importan...
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:43PM
text A Defense of the RPS Collective and a Critique of the Critiques - by and by
This is in continuation of the ongoing discussion regarding the impending displacement of the Rock Paper Scissors collective from their 11-year home on the 2200 block of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland.
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:31PM
image Rock Beats Paper: On the Connections Between Art and Development 120_artmurmurscene.jpg original image ( 1600x1067) - by FireWorks
A recent statement released by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective announced that they will be moving by the end of the summer. The arts space will no longer be found on Telegraph Ave, where it has been for over ten years.
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:15PM
audio 0.1% Power Elite 'owl worshippers' meeting now in secret at California's Bohemian Grove (audio/mpeg 51.8MB) - by Tony Gosling, Martin Summers
Interview with Sociology Professor Peter Phillips from Sonoma County University, California, USA – founder of Project Censored & author of dissertation: A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club (1994) – he discusses Bohemian Grove where rich and influential men, including politicians, meet once a year to have fun and network
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:13AM
image Support the Santa Cruz 11 120_santa_cruz_eleven_at_wells_fargo.jpg original image ( 800x533) - by SC11
Today the final Santa Cruz Eleven defendant pleaded "no contest" in court. A GoFundMe account has been established to raise funds for all of four of the final Santa Cruz Eleven defendants, who as a group now owe fines to the court and restitution to Wells Fargo Bank totaling nearly $7,000. Donate here to help them pay off their fines: http://www.gofundme.com/santacruz11
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:31PM
image Seize The Tide: Decolonize the Watersheds of the East Bay 120_omsausal700.jpg original image ( 1356x3300) - by The Autonomy Group
Say infrastructure and you’re saying that life has been detached from its conditions. That conditions have been placed on life. That life now depends on factors out of its control, that it has lost its footing. Infrastructures organize a life without a world, suspended, expendable, at the mercy of whoever is managing them. -The Invisible Committee, 2014
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:55PM
text East Bay Bike Block / OTF - by Darin
Bike Block has dissolved since the winter protests. Accidents have occurred and now more than ever the need for Bike Block to restore activist safety is relevant.
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:43AM
image 7/21 Japanese Nationalists And Denialists Trying to Stop SF Memorial To "Comfort Women" 120_japanese_teachers_protesting_repression.jpg original image ( 540x318) - by No Nukes Action Committee
Japanese Nationalists And Denialists Trying to Stop SF Memorial To "Comfort Women"
Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:08PM
document EASTWEST: Bay Area Analysis, Revolt, History, and Subversion eastwest12.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by EASTWEST
EastWest returns with a full cover issue. Tackling such topics as Oakland's attempt at containing the Ferguson inspired revolt with curfews and repression, a look at the burgeoning weed bubble, a look at the drought from a anti-colonial perspective, action and repression news, and an in depth interview with anti-eviction organizer James Tracey.
Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:42AM
image Case Closed – A Certain Kind of Resolution 120_santa-cruz-eleven-3_1.jpg original image ( 200x300) - by Santa Cruz Eleven
Today three of the remaining Santa Cruz Eleven defendants agreed to a plea deal with the prosecution, and it is likely the last remaining member of the group will follow suit at his hearing this coming Wednesday, bringing to a close the case that has been slowly moving along since 2011.
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:35PM
image Resolution Reached for 75 River Street Occupation Defendants 120_gabriella-ripley-phipps-santa-cruz-eleven-1.jpg original image ( 1000x668) - by Alex Darocy
Three of the four remaining Santa Cruz Eleven defendants resolved their legal cases in Santa Cruz Superior Court today. Gabriella Ripley-Phipps and Brent Adams were present in court and pleaded "no contest" to one misdemeanor count each of trespass in association with the 2011 occupation of the vacant bank building located at 75 River Street. A no contest plea was also entered by his attorney for Franklin Alcantara, who was not present at the hearing. In exchange for the plea, the felony vand...
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:49PM
image Rock Paper Scissors Being Displaced After More Than Ten Years on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland 120_rpsc-oakland.jpg original image ( 1600x1060) - by RPS Collective
As of August 31st, RPS community arts space will be without a home. Our lease is being terminated after ten years at the same location.
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:33PM
calendar Oakland Stands with Greece! No to Austerity and Economic Terrorism 120_greece_says_no.jpg original image ( 960x355) - by Workers World
Oscar Grant Plaza 14th St and Broadway Oakland, CA
Event Date:Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:00PM
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:06PM
calendar Santa Cruz Eleven Court Support 120_suport-banner-on-steps.jpg original image ( 720x477) - by
Department 6, Santa Cruz Superior Court 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:15AM
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:39PM
image Trial Approaches for the SC11! 120_santa_cruz_eleven.jpg original image ( 534x536) - by The Santa Cruz Eleven
Friends and supporters, it is true. It seems likely that the remaining 4 members of the SC11 will be heading to trial later this month!
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2015 4:50PM
image Peace and Justice Community Returns to Ocean Street for Annual 4th of July Rally 120_4th-of-july-santa-cruz-1-ocean-street.jpg original image ( 1000x668) - 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
image The U.S. Social Forum Puts San José on the Map of Social Change 120_ussf-sj-01.jpg original image ( 800x532) - 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
text 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

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