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image Sit-in Held Following UCB Rally for 50th Anniversary of the Free Speech Movement 120_cal_progressive_coalition_sit_in_uc_berkeley_2014.jpg original image ( 529x940) - by via Cal Progressive Coalition
Uniting students, workers, community members, and veterans of the Free Speech Movement, on October 1, Cal Progressive Coalition (CPC) led a surprise sit-in at Capital Projects following the rally for the 50th Anniversary of the Free Speech Movement. Photo: Coalition celebrates after victory of short-term demands.
Posted: Wed Oct 1, 2014 11:44PM
text Giant tree fruit grower suggests suing Berkeley over resolution supporting Fresno workers - by United Farm Workers
Berkeley, Calif.—One of America’s largest tree fruit growers is suggesting a lawsuit against Berkeley if its city council approves a resolution at tonight’s meeting urging giant Gerawan Farming Inc. to refrain from violating state labor laws and to “immediately implement [a] union contract issued by [a] neutral mediator and the state of California” last year.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:35PM
document Stop ZIM Action Committee Thanks Supporters of Zim Shanghai Pickets and ILWU Local 10 stop_zim_action_committee_thank_you_letter.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Longshoreman's Daughter
The Stop ZIM Action Committee thanks participants and supporters of the Zim Shanghai blockade on Saturday, September 27, and salutes ILWU Local 10 longshore workers for honoring the picket lines.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:44AM
document Liverpool Dockers Solidarity with ILWU Local 10 and Oakland Community Picket of ZIM Ships liverpool_solidarity_with_ilwu10.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Longshoreman's Daughter
Following the successful blockade of the Zim Shanghai at the Port of Oakland on Saturday, September 27, Liverpool dockworkers both past and present sent the following statement of solidarity to ILWU Local 10 longshore workers, for refusing to cross community picket lines against the Israeli-owned ZIM ships. All day Saturday the Zim Shanghai was prevented from doing business in the Bay Area and sent back out to sea with all its cargo untouched. For several days in August another ZIM ship, ...
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:21AM
text Defend democratic control at the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union - by Jesse D. Palmer
The struggle over control of the board of directors of the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union in Berkeley is continuing.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:08AM
image Bay Area activists again prevent unloading of Israeli ship 120_picket_zim_0.jpg original image ( 618x462) - by Charlotte Silver, Electronic Intifada
Labor and Palestine solidarity activists in the San Francisco Bay Area came together again in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning, September 28, to greet a cargo ship from the Israeli line Zim at the Port of Oakland.
Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:31PM
image Israeli Zim Shanghai At Standstill In Oakland By ILWU Action & Picket Line 120_zim_picket_ricardo9-27-14.jpg original image ( 2048x1536) - by Labor Video Project
ILWU Local 10 longshore workers refused to work the Israeli Zim ship Shanghai on September 27, 2014 and over 200 picketed the SSA terminal 57 in solidarity with Palestinian trade unionists and people against the military attack on Gaza
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:01PM
image UK Film-makers Ken Loach & Paul Laverty Statement Of Solidarity With Zim Picket In Oakland 120_loach_ken_with_paul_laverty.jpg original image ( 325x227) - by Ken Loach, Paul Laverty
UK film-makers Ken Loach and Paul Laverty have sent greetings to the community and labor activists who are picketing the Zim ships in Oakland. They have just returned from a tribunal on war crimes by Israel and Ken Loach has also protested the bias by the BBC in covering the war on the Palestinians.
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:22PM
calendar Helping Hearts 2 Heal 120_ab_healing_hearts.psd-3_1.jpg original image ( 3300x2475) - by Jeralynn Blueford
Center Of Hope Community Church 8411 Macarthur Blvd, Oakland, California 94605
Event Date:Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:22PM
image Forum On Richmond Progressive Alliance, Workers And Marxism 120_plummer__stacie_end_corruption.jpg original image ( 620x427) - by United Public Workers For Action
A forum was held on Sunday September 21, 2014 on the Richmond Progressive Alliance and Marxism with a focus on it's role in labor struggles in the City of Richmond and the bullying of city workers to stop the exposure of corruption by Leslie Knight the former Human Resource Director and the cover-up of this corruption by Richmond city manager Bill Lindsay.
Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:49AM
text OPD is going to `steal everything' - by 2-feather
Law enforcement continues its campaign of harassment against Occupy2Decolonize and Indigenous elder Zachary Runningwolf
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:24AM
text Threat of lawsuit from James Baker of Cytel Group / Urban Shield - by Lynda Carson
James Baker failed to mention why his wife Anne Marie Baker signed some contracts involving the Sheriff's Office and Urban Shield that were approved by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors that repeatedly mentioned the name Cytel Group, LLC on them. Instead he chooses to blame the County legal department for this situation, and repeatedly claims that I tried to slander him for reporting on the situation, as he continues to threaten to sue me in three different emails!
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:51PM
document EASTWEST #4: An Anarchist Newspaper ew_4_read.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by EASTWEST
1250 issues were distributed from Berkeley to Deep East Oakland.
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:59PM
image Workers Speak Out At Oakland Climate Rally 120_cna_climate_rally_protest_oakland.jpg original image ( 526x523) - by Labor Video Project
Trade unionists including teachers and nurses spoke out about the climate crisis in Oakland. Also Boots Riley spoke and performed for the rally. He called for workers to take over the economy
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:26AM
text Anti-Apartheid Group Announces Campaign to Block Zim Ships to Oakland - by GA Gaza
We are people of Oakland who hate apartheid, racism and genocide in all its forms. We were inspired by the historic actions that occurred on August 16th and afterward that delayed the Zim Piraeus for five days, eventually forcing it to leave after unloading only a fraction of the cargo destined for our city’s port. We seek to aid and augment the actions by the organizations and individuals that took to the streets to block the Zim Piraeus in August. Our goal is to support and enhance effo...
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:31AM
text EBALDC targets African-American tenant protester with restraining order and eviction - by Lynda Carson
According to court documents, from August 20 through August 25, and according to Mark Johnson, he has been protesting in front of EBALDC's main corporate office, and has been holding up various picket signs during his five days of protesting against EBALDC's policies, poor living conditions, harassment and mistreatment!
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:29AM
image Bay Area Anti-fascists Send Solidarity To Greece 120_kp.jpg original image ( 725x544) - by Bay Area Antifa
On September 18th local antifas marked the first anniversary since the murder of Killah P in Greece.
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:55AM
text Corruption in the Urban Areas Security Initiative Training Services? - by Lynda Carson
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office requested the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to approve and authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute the fully negotiated contracts for Master Contract No. 900926, with the following pool of vendors, to provide Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) training services for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) at an estimated total pool amount of $2,300,000.
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:18AM
text Reply From Sheriff's Office Regarding Cytel Group, LLC / Urban Shield - by Lynda Carson
James Baker of the Cytel Group has not responded to my email request regarding questions about the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voting to approve an agreement with the Sheriff's Office and Cytel Group, LLC, regarding Urban Shield. However, a copy of the email to James Baker was also sent to Alameda County Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, the Oakland City Council members, and a number of other individuals.
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:33AM
calendar Dreaming Wildly, Fighting to Win - with CeCe McDonald and Ruthie Wilson Gilmore 120_dreaming_wildly_2014_1.jpg original image ( 2898x1932) - by Critical Resistance
Omni Oakland Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland (8 blocks from MacArthur BART)
Event Date:Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:27PM

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