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Corrected Billboard Applauds Corporate Tax Loopholes - by California Department of Corrections
The California Department of Corrections (CDC) has unveiled a new billboard campaign to applaud American corporations for their consistent profits despite the burden of federal income tax.
Posted: Sun Mar 9, 2014 4:13PM
Assistant D.A. Files Motion to Recuse Judge Burdick--Again - by Becky Johnson (posted by Norse)
Former Santa Cruz Eleven defendant and community activist Becky Johnson wrote this story about last weeks hearings in Judge Paul Burdick's court, further delaying the trial, settlement, or dismissal of the cases of the Final Four of the Santa Cruz Eleven. As homelessness & housing foreclosures increase, DA Bob Lee assails the activists who demonstrated against Wells Fargo Bank their banking practices that led to the housing crisis.
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 11:28AM
SF Bay Area’s 99% March Against Systemic Corruption: Money out of Politics! - by 99Rise Bay Area
Over one hundred people rallied and marched against government corruption as part of the worldwide effort to call attention to the fundamental issue of big money in politics and the wholesale takeover of our democracy by corporate interests and the 1%.
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 8:11AM
Santa Cruz Eleven Trial Postponed Indefinitely - by Alex Darocy
According to the Santa Cruz Eleven website, the trial for the remaining four defendants has been postponed indefinitely as the prosecution has entered a new motion to disqualify Judge Burdick.
Posted: Sat Mar 1, 2014 1:29PM
Vanguard Properties smashed in the Mission - by Venceremos
Posted: Sat Mar 1, 2014 10:20AM
In Mountain View, Demonstrators Rally to Increase the Federal Minimum Wage - by Angelo and Anne
Reporting on a rally to increase the federal minimum wage held on a national day of action, February 19, 2014. In Mountain View, demonstrators sang and chanted as they called on Congress to approve a hike in the federal minimum wage. They supported legislation that would raise it to $10.10 an hour. Many called for an even higher minimum wage.
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:12AM
Protest at Google Headquarters Demands Google Withdraw from ALEC - by Anne Hennings
Report: Protest outside Google's Mountain View headquarters on February 18, 2014. Common Cause and Forecast the Facts organized a demo to call out Google for being a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) , a corporate lobby that writes right wing legislation, and is linked to climate change deniers. ALEC says it "gives corporations a voice".
Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:30PM
Protest Chris Inglis & the NSA! - by CODEPINK
Four Seasons Hotel 757 Market Street, San Francisco, CA
Event Date:Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:30PM
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:06PM
Radio Autonomía: Zapatismo in the Bay February 2014 SHOW (audio/mpeg 115.4MB) - by Radio Autonomía
Full Audio plus individual segments from the February 2, 2014 broadcast of Radio Autonomía: Zapatismo in the Bay on Berkeley Liberation Radio, 104.1 FM, livestream at Berkeley Liberation Radio.
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:49PM
OPD Documents Expose Grave Potential for Abuse of DAC - Selective Ideology-Based Enforcement - by Will Matthews, ACLU Northern California
The city council and the general public at large continue to be in the dark about key information necessary to engage in meaningful oversight of a project with profound civil liberties implications. And until the council and the public are able to fully evaluate the Domain Awareness Center, no further approvals necessary for it to be built should be granted.
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:06AM
UC Berkeley Students Occupy Blum Center: The Blum Center Takeover Manifesto - by via reclaim UC
On February 13, students took over the Blum Center at UC Berkeley and released the following manifesto.
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:01AM
Parade Held for Santa Cruz Eleven as Final Four Defendants Prepare for Trial - by Alex Darocy
Community members in downtown Santa Cruz took to the streets on February 11 to parade in support of the final four Santa Cruz Eleven defendants, whose trial begins on March 3. They were charged in association with the 2011 occupation of the vacant bank building located at 75 River Street, which occurred during the height of the Occupy movement. [Top photo: the parade passes 75 River Street]
Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:40PM
Parading on Pacific in Support of the Santa Cruz Eleven - by Bradley Allen
Dozens of people rallied behind the Saturn Cafe for an afternoon parade through town on Tuesday, February 11 in support of the Santa Cruz Eleven. Over two months after the occupation of a vacant bank building at 75 River Street in Santa Cruz in 2011, eleven people were each charged with felony conspiracy and felony vandalism, and two misdemeanors for trespassing. All four charges were eventually dismissed against seven of the defendants, however four people are still facing three charges,...
Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:22PM
International Day Against Police Brutality - by
Arroyo Park 7701 Krause Ave East Oakland
Event Date:Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:00PM
Posted: Sat Feb 8, 2014 2:44PM
Silicon Valley monopolies conspired against high-tech workers - by Jon Britton
In early 2005, as the most recent boom phase of the capitalist industrial cycle came into sight, Apple’s Steve Jobs arranged a secret and illegal pact with Google’s Eric Schmidt to hold down their workers' wages by agreeing not to recruit each other’s employees, sharing wage scale information, and punishing violators. Subsequently, computer chip-making giant Intel and software producer Adobe, along with smaller companies Intuit, Pixar, and Lucasfilm (the latter two controlled by Jobs an...
Posted: Tue Feb 4, 2014 5:07PM
The 11th for the 11! Parade for the Santa Cruz 11 - by Friends of the Santa Cruz 11
Meet at 3pm in the Parking Lot behind the Saturn Cafe (corner of Pacific Ave and Laurel St) in Downtown Santa Cruz
Event Date:Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:00PM
Posted: Mon Feb 3, 2014 10:02PM
Anti-TPP Rally in San Francisco Pressures Pelosi to Take Bolder Stance - by Filling the Streets
Nancy Pelosi, though invited to speak at a rally of hundreds outside her office in the Federal Building, was busy with Michelle Obama in the city today. Her office told organizers that the House Minority Leader would not be able to step outside the building to address the crowd gathered to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:35PM
STOP the TPP! Rally on International Day of Action - by Internet Freedom Defenders
SF Federal Building 90 7th St San Francisco, CA 94103
Event Date:Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:30PM
Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:45AM
A path to dismantling Bay Area tech gentrification and revitalizing the Central Valley - by M Mac
The gentrification of the Bay Area is unsustainable. Tech workers are being used by their employers as cannon fodder in the class war. People want democracy, not charity. Tech companies have to pay their taxes. They also need to use this thingie called the Internet to spread their operations out to places that need the economic activity, like the Central Valley. Bonus: High-speed rail.
Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:53AM
Capitalism Kills: The local implications of Kelly Thomas' Murder By Cop - by Razer Ray
This post is dedicated to the memory of Kelly Thomas and all victims of STATE-TOLERATED BRUTALITY. Truth be told, Police Brutality against America's people of color and poor is a 'known' but the thing that really ENRAGES ME is the reason the officers were there at all...
Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:17AM