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Devastating Fire at AK Press Warehouse: Lives Lost, Residences Destroyed, Dozens Displaced, Businesses Damaged - by Dave Id
Before dawn on Saturday, March 21, a fire erupted in a warehouse on 24th Street in Oakland. Two resident artists died, Davis Letona and Daniel “Moe” Thomas. The fire quickly spread to the adjoining warehouse on 23rd Street commonly known as the AK Press warehouse. On the AK side, three residential units sustained severe damage, at least one being totally destroyed, with a beloved cat succumbing to the smoke and heat. As a result of the three-alarm fire, other units have borne varying ...
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:11PM
Help AK Press & Friends Recover from Fire - by AK Press
In the early morning of March 21, the building behind ours caught fire. Two people lost their lives. The fire moved to the mixed-use warehouse building we share with 1984 Printing and 30+ residents. Everyone in our building got out safely, but several units were completely destroyed. There was extensive water and smoke damage to other units, including the ones occupied by AK Press and 1984 Printing. On the afternoon of March 24th, the City of Oakland red-tagged our building, which prohibits...
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:58PM
Friends of Station 40 Press Conference, The Mission, SF - by hanna quevedo
Last week the collective received eviction court papers (an unlawful detainer) from landlords Ahuva, Emmanuel, and Barak Jolish. Although the Jolish family had previously stated its intentions to sell, they have refused a proposal presented by the Station 40 collective, SF Community Land Trust, and Mission Economic Development Agency to sell their property to the land trust, in what would be a win-win situation for the property owners, current tenants, and Mission community at large. Fr...
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 11:14PM
Dear FCC: Thanks for Listening to Team Internet - by via Electronic Frontier Foundation
Today the FCC voted three to two to reclassify broadband Internet access as a common carrier service under Title II of the Communications Act, and forbear from the parts of the Act that aren’t necessary for net neutrality rules. This reclassification gives the FCC the authority to enact (and enforce) narrow, clear rules which will help keep the Internet the open platform it is today.
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:17AM
Thank you FCC! Victory for Internet Fredoom - by via Freepress.net
This morning the FCC voted to protect real Net Neutrality, doing what millions of people like you have called for: restoring the agency's authority to protect Internet users under Title II of the Communications Act. photo by R. Robertson for indybay
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:44PM
KPFA Radio-Media Network Community & Staff Event - by KPFA Community Advisory Board
Central Berkeley Public Library, Community Meeting Room 2090 Kittredge at Shattuck, 3rd floor administrative wing, look for KPFA signs.
Event Date:Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:30PM
Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:37PM
Santa Cruz Patch Blunders On: Misreports 'Santa Cruz Wildfire' - by Ted Smith
In a factual error even worse than those prevailing when Brad Kava was its editor, the online news website Santa Cruz Patch published an article on February 11 at 1:27 p.m. with the headline "Santa Cruz Wildfire Destroys 40 Homes". No such fire occurred in Santa Cruz, and at the time of publishing this report, the false information still has not been removed from the Santa Cruz Patch website.
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:44AM
#MLKSHUTITDOWN: Walmart Action Connects Economic Oppression with Police Terror - by Evan P. Matthews
Suited and Booted - APTP Media Team
Posted: Mon Feb 2, 2015 4:57PM
Hard Knock Radio: Martin Luther King Jr. Day audio and interviews (audio/mpeg 10.3MB) - by Davey D
On January 19, MLK Day 2015, the action started before dawn with a Black Lives Matter demonstration at the home of new Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf. Later in the morning, thousands gathered for a rally at the Fruitvale BART station plaza before a march to the Oakland Coliseum, near the site of the planned "Coliseum City" mega-development. Hard Knock Radio with Davey D captured the sounds of the day and interviewed participants.
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:26PM
Cal AG Gives Pacifica 30 Day Extension - by 50 Plus Year Listener
The California Attorney General, lead by Democrat Kamala Harris, has just given the Pacifica radio network, including KPFA, a 30 day extension to 2/17/15 to comply with the California Corporations Code and respond to the AG's audit. See Truth or Dare, 1/11/15, at http://www.unitedforcommunityradio.org/?p=2000 and reprinted below.
Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:29PM
Reporters BANNED at California State Sponsored 100th Anniversary of Workers' Comp & Safety - by Injured Workers National Network
At a California meeting for "Celebrating 100 Years" of Workers' Compensation & Health & Safety at the Oakland State Building on December 15, 2014, reporters were prevented from attending the state sponsored meeting. The meeting was funded by the insurance industry. Department of Industrial Relations DIR Director Christine Baker has been charged with terrorizing and bullying the employees of Cal-OSHA.
Posted: Mon Jan 5, 2015 11:12AM
San Francisco: Solidarity Action At Spanish Consulate - by anarchists
Against repression, against authority
Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:21PM
Live Streamers Make Great Informants - by WeCopwatch
There are many ways to effectively document the movement while protecting the space, its movements and people’s privacy. Live Streaming is generally NOT one of them. A common issue with Streamers is their display of entitlement, often citing the value of bringing the movement to the people. But Streamers have a hard time admitting that the police find their work more valuable then demonstrators.
Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:56AM
SPJ NorCal Responds to Reports of Police Force Used on Journalists in Berkeley - by SPJ NorCal
The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists condemns, in the strongest terms possible, the outrageous conduct of law enforcement officers who assaulted members of the media during last night’s (Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014) demonstrations in Berkeley, California.
Posted: Mon Dec 8, 2014 9:46PM
Ferguson Photos By Jessie S.with Interview, both rejected by Slingshot - by Jessie S. and Darin
With some resistance from the Slingshot collective, [by some I mean normative,] the interview was seemingly accepted by the collective, yet Jessie S. was essentially rejected from a Slingshot collective meeting. I felt that some discrimination had occured, [Slingshot is horribly biased and secular, I wasn't sure at the time if this was prejudice.] This photography rejection was racist in nature. In the past myself and many others have been snubbed by Slingshot, all kinds of prejudiced feeling...
Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:45PM
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
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
Indybay and Layer42 Win $87,000 From Attorney Dionne Choyce - by Philip A. Janquart
U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar: "Plaintiff's copyright claim was, to put it bluntly, objectively baseless."
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 10:14AM
EASTWEST #6: With a Feature on the Oakland Elections - by EASTWEST
700 issues have been distributed prior to the election, including at the MacArthur and West Oakland BART stations at rush hour. More will be distributed this week. This issue is dedicated to the "little people."
Posted: Tue Nov 4, 2014 12:37PM
¡BAY GUARDIAN PRESENTE! Pt. 2 -- (video/quicktime 46.3MB) - by Bill Carpenter
SF Bay Guardian rally at Powell and Market in San Francisco on October 22, 2014.
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:25AM