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Higher Ground: A Gospel Musical - by Kevin A. Roberts
Higher Ground is a gospel musical written and directed by Jessica Anderson, a senior at Stanford from Chicago, IL. The play is a story about the civil rights movement and the way it inspired America and the world. http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/february/gospel-history-musical-022714.html
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:05PM
Immigrant Rights Action: Sit-in Blocks Major Intersection in E. Palo Alto - by R. Robertson
250 people marched in E. Palo Alto for immigration reform today. There was a sit-in in the middle of a busy intersection in front of IKEA that blocked traffic.
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:17PM
In Mountain View, Demonstrators Rally to Increase the Federal Minimum Wage - by Angelo and Anne
Reporting on a rally to increase the federal minimum wage held on a national day of action, February 19, 2014. In Mountain View, demonstrators sang and chanted as they called on Congress to approve a hike in the federal minimum wage. They supported legislation that would raise it to $10.10 an hour. Many called for an even higher minimum wage.
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:12AM
Protest at Google Headquarters Demands Google Withdraw from ALEC - by Anne Hennings
Report: Protest outside Google's Mountain View headquarters on February 18, 2014. Common Cause and Forecast the Facts organized a demo to call out Google for being a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) , a corporate lobby that writes right wing legislation, and is linked to climate change deniers. ALEC says it "gives corporations a voice".
Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:30PM
Look Who's Dancing on the Peninsula - by Justice for Womyn and Girls
in Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza in Palo Alto yesterday, member of the Boys and Girls Club of East Palo Alto joined the Raging Grannies, members of Code Pink, contingents from a local church, and women in heels who headed over from work to dance at an event to demand an end to all violence against women and girls.
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:51AM
1 Billion Day of Rising with E. Palo Alto Boys and Girls Club - by Reporter at large
The One Billion Rising Campaign is a recognition that we cannot end violence against women without looking at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. In MLK Jr. Plaza in Palo Alto, women and men rose up to call for justice. The women of E. Palo Alto's Boys and Girls Club led the way...
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:12AM
Must see video: Black Man Tased and Dragged Off BART Train for 'Doing Nothing' (video/mp4 109.9MB) - by Jonathan Nack and (repost H. H. Bhojani)
MUST SEE!!! BART Police repeatedly tase nonviolent African American man for no reason. We CAN NOT TOLERATE BART COPS ACTING LIKE THIS. This is the force that killed Oscar Grant! Note that passengers repeatedly try to tell the cop the man didn't do anything. At no point did the victim make any violent move to any officer. Tasers can be lethal. There needs to be an immediate investigation and prosecution of this racist brutality. - Jonathan Nack
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:48PM
Help Rebuild Palestine Fundraiser - by Rebuilding Alliance
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto 1985 Louis Road Palo Alto, CA 94303 CA 94303
Event Date:Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:18AM
Silicon Valley monopolies conspired against high-tech workers - by Jon Britton
In early 2005, as the most recent boom phase of the capitalist industrial cycle came into sight, Apple’s Steve Jobs arranged a secret and illegal pact with Google’s Eric Schmidt to hold down their workers' wages by agreeing not to recruit each other’s employees, sharing wage scale information, and punishing violators. Subsequently, computer chip-making giant Intel and software producer Adobe, along with smaller companies Intuit, Pixar, and Lucasfilm (the latter two controlled by Jobs an...
Posted: Tue Feb 4, 2014 5:07PM
Palo Alto Joins XL Pipeline Protests - by Peninsula Report
Environmentalists held a candle-lit vigil on Monday night in Palo Alto's downtown Lytton Plaza. They called on President Obama to reject the proposed 1,000 plus-mile oil pipeline.
Posted: Tue Feb 4, 2014 12:12AM
Women sing "No More Dying in Back Alleys", March for Choice on Anniversary of Roe v. Wade (video/quicktime 27.5MB) - by Reporting from Los Altos, CA
0:25 video of march on 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Event sponsored by the American Association of University Women (Los Altos/Mountain View chapter) and the Silver Ribbon Campaign. 100 women and a few men marched.
Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:40PM
Women march on Anniversary of Historic Roe v. Wade Ruling - by Reporting from Los Altos, CA
Yesterday, January 22nd, marked 41 years since the federal Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion throughout the United States. Despite the ruling, the fight over women’s ability to control their own lives continues. Today a few men and about 100 women, most of whom came of age before the historic ruling, marched through downtown Los Altos for freedom of choice. One carried a sign that said, "I'm too old for this BS!"
Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:21AM
FCC Chair Wheeler Heckled Numerous Times During Silicon Vly Speech Thurs. (video/mp4 32.6MB) - by J Hart
New FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler- who led the industry Wireless Association for 12 years and buried the science showing that brain tumors are caused by cell phones- was met with spirited opposition last Thursday in Mountain View at the Computer History Museum. Here is the footage.
Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:07PM
FCC Chair Wheeler Hounded By Wireless Health Activists All Day During Visit to SF Bay Area - by StopSmartMeters.org
Tom Wheeler, chair of the Federal Communications Commission, and former head of the industry Wireless Association for 12 years, got an earful from protesters on Thursday during his visit to the Bay Area. Organized by Stop Smart Meters! and the California Brain Tumor Association, protesters gathered and expressed their anger at the industry/ government collusion that is failing to warn people about- or even acknowledge- the hazards of wireless technology.
Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:57PM
ACLU Sues ICE Over Unfair Telephone Policy - by ACLU of Northern California
San Francisco – The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU-NC), along with pro bono co-counsel Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP filed a class action lawsuit Thursday (see PDF), charging that inadequate telephone access afforded individuals in immigration detention violates their right to a full and fair hearing under federal law and the U.S. Constitution.
Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:39PM
The Inertia Releases Film on Martin's Beach Access - by Surfrider Foundation
It’s one thing to read about a hard fought battle, it’s another thing to watch it unfold. The Inertia is breathing new life into the story of Martin’s Beach by releasing “Martin’s 5: Battle For The Beach.” This eight-minute film highlights the Surfrider Foundation’s campaign to keep the beach open to the public for everyone’s enjoyment and use.
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2013 4:06AM
Ending California's Deadliest Catch - New Report - by Teri Shore
Today Turtle Island Restoration Network (SeaTurtles.org) published a new online exposé calling for an end to California's drift gillnet fishery for swordfish titled, California's Deadliest Catch. The report was released as new federal emergency fishing regulations published today are forcing California's drift gillnet fleet to stop fishing for the season if a single endangered sperm whale gets entangled in a net.
Posted: Tue Sep 3, 2013 1:54PM
Sneaking in money for a San Mateo Jail? No way! - by Californians United for a Responsible Budget
SB 445 was written as a bill about the pharmaceutical industry. But this week, with no warning, the author pulled a "gut-and-amend" - a sneaky parlimentary maneuver to turn it into a bill that would send an unspecified amount of money to cover jail construction expenses.
Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:31AM
Ringling Brothers Circus Protest - by Julie Dull
We will holding signs and politely handing out flyers from Peta and if you have them, other organizations on circuses and how they treat elephants. Can someone create signs or bring what you have. Circuses are an antiquated vicious nasty horrible places and we need to SHUT THEM DOWN. The circus is at the Cow Palace August 31, 2013, bring water and a chair and flyers and your zen compassion.
Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:36PM
Palo Alto Joins Santa Cruz in Rejecting the Right to Sleep: A Sad Tale of Two Cities - by Steve Pleich
My Dreams of Sleep
Posted: Wed Aug 7, 2013 1:28PM