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People's Park under Siege, Call for Support! - by Defenders
More support needed! People will be meeting at the People's Park stage at 9 PM this evening to discuss possible next steps. We strongly encourage everyone to come by People's Park tomorrow at 6 AM to prevent further damage to the park. Everyone is encouraged to come to People's Park tomorrow throughout the entire day, as the scheduled tree cutting will last until 3.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:39PM
Sutter/Alta Bates Fined $71K for Willful Failure to Safely Isolate Potential TB Patients - by via California Nurses Association
California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has fined Sutter corporation’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center $71,275 for willful safety violations for placing two dozen suspected tuberculosis patients in airborne isolation rooms that were inoperable, potentially exposing scores of staff, other patients, and visitors to exposure for TB or other serious infectious diseases.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:13PM
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
People's Park: Chancellor Dirks Will Remember It For You, Wholesale - by Save People's Park Trees
This week is Spring Break; one day this week, workers from HortScience will enter the park and remove trees. On March 5th of 2012, the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission passed a resolution in favor of reinstating a community advisory board before any alterations to the park are made. This resolution was made after the UC destroyed trees and flattened berms on the west end of the park. On April 3rd of 2012, Berkeley city council unanimously passed the resolution titled: "Ensuring Commun...
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:06PM
Prop.13 Reform Rally @ Chevron Refinery - by Emil Margolis
Washington Park (W Cutting Blvd and S Garrard Blvd, Richmond, CA 94801)
Event Date:Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:30AM
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:20PM
Black Community Control of the Police - by Bakari Olatunji
Uhuru House, 7911 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland
Event Date:Thu Apr 9, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:32AM
Sprouts Management Intimidates Protests of Their Brand - by Boycott Sprouts
The management of the chain supermarket retailer Sprouts “Farmers Market” is intimidating and repressing protestors who are speaking out about their greenwashed brand, which is set to pave historic Gill Tract farmland in the East Bay.
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:22PM
Justice 4 Jabari, Anniyah, & Mary - by Daniela Kantorova
Eastside Arts Alliance, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland, California 94606
Event Date:Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:00PM
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:14AM
House and Senate proposes brutal FY 2016 budget disaster - by Lynda Carson
In response to massive budget cuts that have already gone into effect during recent years, in recent days the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) has announced new policy changes for it’s Section 8 voucher holders (Housing Choice Voucher Program) that may result in higher rents for the Section 8 tenants. Additionally, a new policy restricts the ability of Oakland's Section 8 tenants to move to Alameda, Contra Costa County, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Solano County with their Section 8 voucher!
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:28AM
Shutting Down Sprouts: Reportback from the #GilltractDefense Action in Walnut Creek - by Kaitlin Oki and Kat Perkins, OTF
Reportback from the #GilltractDefense and Boycott Sprouts action on March 14, 2015 in Walnut Creek, California
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:40PM
Defend Knowland Park! A Non-Violent Direct Action Against The Oakland Zoo Expansion! - by DefendKnowlandPark!
Snowdown Ave. and Malcolm Trail Entrance Knowland Park - Oakland - CA
Event Date:Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:00PM
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:09PM
Attack on Jabari Shaw, daughter, & Mary Carmen Valencourt by US Marshals, FBI, and OPD - by CRC for Self Determination
In the wake of the March 9th violent police attack on well-known Oakland activist Jabari Shaw, we at Community Ready Corps (C.R.C.) are raising questions about the surveillance of community organizers by the Oakland Police Department and U.S. Marshalls.
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:43PM
Oakland: Google Bus Paint Bombed - by anonymous
A google bus was paint bombed in the Temescal district during the morning commute. The bus was full of googles.
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:05PM
Why Pay For A Port Boondoggle - One With No Benefit To The City Of Oakland? - by JP Massar
The Domain Awareness Center in Oakland is not needed, not wanted, and unfunded. It's time for it to go. But the privacy policies that were created as a result are important and need to be instituted.
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:37AM
USW5 Tesoro Pacheco Oil Workers "All Or None, We Are One" - by Labor Video Project
Tesoro oil refinery bosses in Pacheco has fired three union activists in the national oil workers strike to intimidate and threaten striking USW oil workers. A rally was held on March 18, 2015 to protest this retaliation for union activity. Workers said none will go back unless all strikers and disabled workers go back to work. The shutdown is costing millions of dollars for the bosses but they want to weaken the union with these tactics.
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:23AM
BA Protests Visit Of Turkey Tech Minister Fikri Isik 3/17 To 3/23 -Stop Attack On Rights - by Turkish American Gezi Platform (TAGP)
Protests will be held against Fikri Isik, the Republic of Turkey’s Minister of Science, Technology and Industry for suppressing democratic communication rights.
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:00PM
Berkeley Declares War on the Homeless. - by JP Massar
Berkeley takes first steps toward passing homeless criminalization ordinances.
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:34AM
Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement (SCATESC) to start 3/23/15 - by PHSS Outreach Committee
Statewide Coordinated Actions every month respond to the Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers’ November 2013 Proposals: “ We want to consider the idea of designating a certain date each month as Prisoner Rights Day. On that date each month prisoners across the state would engage in peaceful activities to call attention to prison conditions. At the same time our supporters would gather in locations throughout California to expose CDCR’s [CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation] actions...
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:38PM
Berkeley City Council Moves to Launch Further Attacks on the Homeless - by FireWorks
The Berkeley City Council is gearing up for new attacks on the poor and homeless.
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:52AM