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Crime and Punishment: Ben Rosenfeld & Animal Industry Lobbyist Debate Oakland AETA Arrests (audio/mpeg 10.3MB) - by KPFA's UpFront
Two animal rights activists from Oakland are now facing up to 10 years in federal prison for vandalizing fur businesses and releasing captive mink. Their charge? “Conspiracy to Violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act”. We host a debate on that law, and how it’s being used.
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:50PM
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
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
City of Oakland Declares Humanist Hall a Neighborhood Nuisance, Issues Huge Fines - 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
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
Court Support for Nicole and Joseph - by Support Nicole and Joseph
Oakland Federal Courthouse 1301 Clay Street Floor 3, Courtroom 4, Judge Ryu
Event Date:Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:00AM
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:31AM
Rock Beats Paper: On the Connections Between Art and Development - 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
Two Oakland Activists Accused of Freeing Animals Are Charged as Terrorists - by Will Potter, Green Is the New Red
The FBI arrested two animal rights activists today for allegedly freeing mink and other animals from fur farms, and vandalizing the property of animal-abusing businesses.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:56PM
Court Order Sought to Force Disclosure of California Pesticide Spraying - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Public-health and environmental groups, along with the city of Berkeley, are seeking a court order on Friday to require that a California agency publicly disclose and analyze any pesticide spraying it conducts that poses risks to people, wildlife or the environment. The groups are asking a Sacramento court for a preliminary injunction to require that the California Department of Food and Agriculture follow state environmental laws when spraying harmful pesticides. This s...
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:55PM
Richmond Tenants Win Rent Control - by Tenants Together
By a 4-1 vote, the City of Richmond passed a rent control law Tuesday night [July 21, 2015] , prompting celebration among the broad coalition of tenants, labor allies, homeowners, and progressive community groups that packed the hearing chambers all night. Landlords turned out in force to oppose rent control but had no support from any allies outside the landlord industry.
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:38PM
Seize The Tide: Decolonize the Watersheds of the East Bay - 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
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
Oakland Invites Proposals For So-Called Affordable Housing For 12th Street Parcel - by Lynda Carson
Now that the land deal that would have illegally benefited Urban Core has been scuttled by City Officials and the parcel is now up for bid as a possible site for so-called affordable housing, the question arises as to what kind of so-called affordable housing site will it eventually become?
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:34PM
Vigil/Memorial for Sandra Bland - by Orion
Oscar Grant Plaza 14th & Broadway, Oakland, CA
Event Date:Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:54PM
Medicare's 50th Birthday: Protect it! Improve it! Expand it to Everyone! - by Michael Lyon
Oscar Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza Broadway & 14th St. Oakland (12th St. BART, exit at 14th St. escalator)
Event Date:Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:17AM
EASTWEST: Bay Area Analysis, Revolt, History, and Subversion - 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
70 Years of Nuclear Weapons - At What Cost? - by Stephen McNeil
Livermore Labs Vasco and Patterson Pass Roads Livermore, CA 94550
Event Date:Thu Aug 6, 2015 8:00AM
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:54PM
Rock Paper Scissors Being Displaced After More Than Ten Years on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland - 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
Oakland Stands with Greece! No to Austerity and Economic Terrorism - 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
Video of Muwekma Farm and Call for Future Support (video/3gpp 15.0MB) - by Muwekma Farm
We would have liked to release this video under different circumstances. We hope it inspires you to action.
Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:43AM