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Pentagon Loses Court Case over Refusal to Release Names of SOA/ WHINSEC Graduates Oakland! - by SOA Watch
BREAKING NEWS: SOA Watch scored a MAJOR VICTORY this week when we won our court case against the Pentagon! The judge ruled that the Pentagon has no grounds for its refusal to disclose the names of graduates and instructors of the SOA/WHINSEC. This is another setback for the Pentagon, following the withdrawal announcements by Nicaragua and Ecuador. We are moving forward and we are winning! The Department of Justice, which represented the Pentagon in the lawsuit, did not immediately respond to ...
Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:50AM
Why Russell Maroon Shoatz Must Be Released From Solitary -Bay Area Events April 24, 28 - by Angola 3 News
Marking this month's 30-day action campaign for Russell Maroon Shoatz's immediate release from solitary confinement, and her father's new book "Maroon the Implacable," published by Oakland's PM Press, interviewee Theresa Shoatz is coming to the Bay Area this week. On April 24: 3pm - 5pm at Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland and from 7pm - 9pm at the California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco. On April 28: 10:30 - 12:30 at the Niebyl Proctor Marxist L...
Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:47PM
Labor by the Bay: Social Security cuts, Fast food strikes, Lettuce Wars, Safeway… - by Marc Norton
First published at Beyond Chron See also Marc Norton Online April 9, 2013
Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:36AM
Behind This Mask I Breath Fire: Against Whiteness, for the Black Bloc - by lp
In defense of proletarian action - attacking the present order defended by the Left.
Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:58PM
Statement in Solidarity with Joel Bitar - by ACAC 19 Support Committee
The ACAC19 Support Committee would like to announce our solidarity with Joel Bitar, recently arrested in New York City and extradited to Toronto.
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:38PM
Queering Snitches, Landlords, and Bosses? Why Anarchists Must Not Host "Queering Anarchism - by qu@ck
We are writing to inform you about concerns we have with the book Queering Anarchism, recently published by AK Press. This is not a critique of the politics within Queering Anarchism, albeit we have many, rather it is to offer you vital information on some of the contributing authors. We believe this information to be damning and contrary to anarchy, anarchism, and revolutionary movements alike.
Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:12PM
PG&E Officers Kiraly and Burt, CPUC Planning & Policy Division Head Marzia Zafar Implicate - by J Hart
Utility’s Own Internal Investigation Reveals Violations were Systemic and Widespread SAN FRANCISCO- Documents filed last week at the California Public Utilities Commission indicate that the spy scandal that forced the resignation of William Devereaux, ex- Senior Director of Pacific Gas and Electric’s SmartMeter program in November 2010, has now widened to include at least 2 officers in the company, Chief Customer Officer Helen Burt and Greg Kiraly, Senior Vice President of Electric Dis...
Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:39PM
Nestle Fouling Our Nests - by Pure Free Water
groups of widely diverse interest are educating the public about the world's biggest food company
Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:18AM
Strategizing to Defeat Control Unit Prisons and Solitary Confinement - by Angola 3 News interview Nancy Kurshan
The San Francisco-based media activist group, Freedom Archives, has just released an important new book entitled "Out of Control: A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons," documenting the work of The Committee to End the Marion Lockdown, which she co-founded in 1985 as a response to the lockdown at the federal prison in Marion, Illinois. It quickly turned into a broader campaign against control unit prisons and human rights violations in US prisons that lasted fifteen years, until ...
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:23AM
LA Graffiti Crew Tags SF Vets Mural On Shannon Street - by D. Boyer
It appears that an LA graffiti crew has tagged up the San Francisco Vets Mural Project on Shannon Street. Active and non active military suicides occur daily and this mural project was started so vets could have a voice. And it gets tagged up by graffiti artists?
Posted: Sat Feb 2, 2013 8:36AM
The AFT, NEA And The Privatization Drive Against Public Education By Jack Gerson - by United Public Workers For Action UPWA
Jack Gerson, a retired leader of the Oakland Education Association OEA gave a presentation about the use of privatization to break education unions and the role of the AFT and OEA leadership in supporting the foundations and union busters who are destroying public education.
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:21AM
Federal Funding Ban on Needle Exchange Program: We Have the Right To Fight - by Sara Lesmeister
This short peice is about the government continuing to reban federal funds access to needle exchange programs. Many more facilities could be opened and expanded to include more services other than solely provide clean needles such as rehabilitaion, STD screenings, and more with additional funding besides the minimal local and/or state fundings. This has been proven to reduce HIV/AIDS and is important in not allowing the numbers to once again increase to epidemic proportions.
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:44PM
Global warming breaking records in the Arctic say scientists - by Takver - Climate IMC
Records were smashed in the Arctic during 2012 with rapid changes occurring in sea ice extent and surface melt of Greenland Ice sheet according to the latest Arctic Report Card launched at the fall meeting of AGU in San Fransisco this week. These changes happened despite air temperatures being fairly unremarkable. It was the warmest summer in the last 170 years on Greenland.
Posted: Sat Dec 8, 2012 4:53AM
Sheriff Arpaio’s Police State of Arizona under fire in U.S. 9th Cir. Court - San Francisco - by scott huminski
Arpaio’s thugs take the Arizona police state to a new, very criminal, high.
Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:51PM
Twitter fat campaign upsets famed conservationist Elissa Sursara - by Todd Wagner
Just weeks after recovering from a deadly disease, Australian conservationist Elissa Sursara went on the defense against Twitter trolls and internet bullies who called the former actress “fat” and suggested she check into “a concentration camp.”
Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:14AM
Chicago's Obama Ally, Mayor Emanuel, Wins Anti-Labor Injunction - by Solidarity
We just heard on KPFA's Morning Mix, 8 a.m. Sept 17, 2012, 94.1 FM, that Mayor Emanuel obtained an injunction against the striking teachers. The teachers had postponed their decision 1 day for the Jewish New Year, but Zionist Emanuel, with dual US/Israeli citizenship and formerly a member of the Israeli Defense Force, and campaigner for Democratic Pres Obama, did not wait for the Jewish New Year and the democratic decision making process of labor. There is more.
Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:36AM
CA Court Approves Statewide Pesticide Plan to Control Harmless Apple Moth - by repost
CDFA justified its wide-reaching pesticide plan based on its unsubstantiated claims that the apple moth, which scientists say has been in California for decades, has to be controlled because it will harm crops and native plants and cause financial losses for the agriculture industry, even though the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) admits the moth has done no damage. The apple moth program allows the state to apply pesticides anywhere in the state, any time, with no notice to affected commu...
Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:56PM
The Secret Truth About Goddard College & The UAW: The Case Of Professor Judy Hiramoto - by Labor Video Project
Artist and Goddard professor Judy Hiramoto was teaching at the "liberal" Goddard College. She discovered that there was systemic discrimination against Asian and Black faculty. She spoke up for her fellow workers and became herself a target of retaliation by the management. She filed grievances with the UAW but discovered that the union was not properly defending her
Posted: Mon Jun 4, 2012 5:28PM
Imagining the Post-Occupy Social Movement - by Shamus Cooke
If one were to honestly assess Occupy's current strengths and weaknesses as a movement, confusion must be the inevitable result. This is because Occupy is not one movement, but an umbrella term that encompasses several different groups that have varied aims, organizational structures, and gaping theoretical differences.
Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 8:29PM
Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition cancels bridge occupation (audio/mpeg 1.2MB) - by KPFA Evening News, 04.28.2012
04.29.2010 On Saturday, April 28th, the Occupy the Bridge May Day coalition announced that the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition, which represents bridge, ferry, and bus workers in 14 bargaining units, had asked them to call off the bridge action and redirect all efforts towards supporting May Day strike actions and picket lines.
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:56AM