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Help us lay our loved-one Richard Perkins to rest! - by Richard Perkins memorial fund
On Sunday, November 15th, 2015, our beloved Richard was taken from us far too soon! He was a victim of the same Police Violence that has been impacting all of our communities across the Nation. Although we do not yet know the full extent of the details, we do know that there are conflicting eye-witness reports that contradict initial police reports as to what happened that tragic day. Regardless of the circumstances, victim of crime resources are not available to the family as this incident w...
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:25PM
Fuck The Police cop car smashdown at “LA to the Bay” sideshow in East Oakland — video (video/mp4 44.3MB) - by FTP
Video from East Oakland “LA to the Bay” sideshow before dawn on Sunday, November 15th. About 700 cars showed up. An OPD patrol car was smashed good on East 14th near 97th Avenue. Fuck the Police!
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:36PM
UC Academic Workers Launch Campaign: Pressure UC President to Eliminate Sexual Harassment - by Linh
UC Academic workers press release, open letter and petition to call on UCOP and Janet Napolitano's action for an end to sexual harassment on UC campuses.
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:52PM
NLG Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Over Berkeley Police Brutality Against Black Lives Matter Protesters and Journalists - by NLG-SF
Eleven people who were clubbed, teargassed, slammed to the ground, shot with impact munitions or groundlessly arrested by the police during a December 6, 2014, Berkeley demonstration sued the City of Berkeley, then-City Manager Christine Daniel, Chief Michael Meehan, the City of Hayward, and Berkeley and Hayward officers in federal court today. The plaintiffs include journalists who were covering the demonstration, as well as demonstrators. They are seeking to revamp how Berkeley polices demo...
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:42AM
Ahead of Paris Climate Talks, Lead-In with Oakland March - by E. O'Toole/R. Robertson
Photos by Ellyn O'Toole. Text by Ruth Robertson.
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:36AM
Labor Rallies and Marches Against Fossil Fuel at Climate Rally in Oakland on Nov 21, 2015 - by Labor Video Project
Trade unionists marched and rallied against fossil fuels in Oakland at a climate rally on November 21, 2105
Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:42PM
March for Richard Perkins — Man Slain by Oakland Police - by Davey D
On November 20th, 2015, several dozen people met up at the Fruitvale BART station to protest the recent killing of Richard Perkins by Oakland Police.
Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:43PM
The Malonga Center windows: A tale about Oakland city priorities - by Lydia
Public records requests reveal that the city of Oakland prioritized the noise complaint of one individual over an entire decades-old arts community.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:56PM
Alameda County Passes Groundbreaking Policy to Respect the 4th Amendment. - by opwg
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:58AM
Revised: Embattled city backed receiver was replaced at Empyrean Towers - by Lynda Carson
It was on June 26, 2015, that Mark Adams was appointed by Judge George Hernandez to be the receiver for Empyrean Towers. Last week Mark Adams was replaced by Randy Sugarman, of Sugarman & Company, LLP., by Judge Roger L. Efremsky, as a Chapter 11 trustee for the property.
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:10PM
Faith Leaders Urge Governor Jerry Brown to End Fracking in California - by Dan Bacher
David Braun, with Faith Against Fracking, quipped, “If Jerry Brown thinks that being a climate leader means helping the oil industry get away with carbon intensive practices like fracking, then he clearly needs an intervention; today, we’re praying for him.” Photo of Faith Leaders singing "We Shall Not Be Moved" at the State Capitol by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:07PM
SC Freedom Sleepers Send Letter to Berkeley City Council Opposing Anti-Homeless Measure - by via Freedom Sleepers
Today the Freedom Sleepers, a group of unhoused and housed activists in Santa Cruz protesting local laws that criminalize sleep by holding community sleepouts at Santa Cruz City Hall, have sent a letter to City of Berkeley Mayor Bates, and Councilmembers L Maio, D Moore, J Arreguin, S Wengraf, L Capitelli and L Droste, opposing an anti-homeless measure on the November 17 Berkeley City Council agenda.
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:44PM
Labor and BLM Demand: “Drop the Charges Against the Black Friday 14!” - by Jonathan Nack
Marching around the Courthouse Photo credit: Jonathan Nack Drop the Charges Against the Black Friday 14 Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse, 661 Washington Street, Oakland, CA. November 10, 2015 Some two hundred energized protesters gathered at 1:30 PM outside D. A. O'Malley's offices, which are located in the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse, 661 Washington Street, Oakland, CA. Meanwhile, inside the courthouse, a delegation of top labor leaders occupied D.A. O'Malley's office to press the demand to...
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:28PM
Oakland Rising - by Saleem Gilmore
In 2006, Jerry Brown was Mayor of Oakland, Arnold Schwarzenegger was Governor of California, and grassroots politics in Oakland was losing its voice. Local communities felt locked out of City Hall, their voices not being heard. From this landscape came Oakland Rising (OR).
Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:58PM
Sleep In and Rally for the Homeless Stop Berkeley's Anti Homeless Laws - by orion
Old Berkeley City Hall MLK Jr Way &Alston Way berkeley ca 94703
Event Date:Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:42PM
Alameda County Sheriff's Deputies Brutally Beat Man in San Francisco's Mission District - by FTP
The San Francisco Public Defender’s office this evening released video of two Alameda County Sheriff's Deputies beating a man who is curled up on the ground. The first pig tackles and punches the man and then both proceed to hit him with their batons for nearly a minute, repeatedly striking the man in the head and all over his body. They only stop beating him after other deputies and SFPD arrive on the scene, making sure to get in a few final whacks before they stop their assault. Instea...
Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:03AM
Activists Meet to Plot a New Electoral Strategy for the Oakland Left - by Jonathan Nack
Police accountability, affordable housing, good paying jobs, support for organized labor, improving public education, food security, and environment issues form the core of the politics of Oakland's left. Organizers said more than one hundred people from more than forty organizations were present.
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:45PM
The art of cinema from Berkeley to Hollywood - by Lynda Carson
Rob Nilsson can generally be found in front of the theater when his films are being screened. Often the actors appear at his films, and are available for a discussion about the film afterwards, with the audience.
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:47PM
Alameda Renters Coalition Calls for Immediate Withdrawal of Eviction Notices - by Catherine Spaulding
Bayview Apartments 470 Central Ave Alameda, CA 94501
Event Date:Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:00PM
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:53PM
Hundreds of Nurses Will Join Million Student March Action at U.C. Berkeley - by via California Nurses Association
Hundreds of nurses from throughout Northern California will join a student rally at U.C. Berkeley today as part of the Million Student March national day of action, the California Nurses Association announced today.
Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:46AM