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Video of murder of Laquan McDonald by Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke (video/mp4 16.0MB) - by FTP
Chicago police just released the dashcam video of their own Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing Laquan McDonald on October 20, 2014. 17-year-old Laquan was shot 16 times, with almost all of the shots fired after he already hit the ground. The video contradicts the original police claims that Laquan lunged at officers with a knife. The lying pigs described the killing as a clear-cut case of self-defense.
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:50PM
Victim of Salinas police beating indicted for assaulting officer - by IndyRadio/DavidRoknich
The only charges against Velasco were those generated by the attack on him by the police. They claim he attacked them with a deadly weapon, assaulted them, and resisted arrest. "My Poor Brother. He is mentally ill and the cops had no right to keep hitting him he was already on the floor. The cops have done this too many times. I see the cops in the ER walking around like they got hurt. Bull shit. He didn't hurt any of them cops. And to do that in front of my mom is so harsh. Praying for every...
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:11PM
TBSC members caught lying again: The RV ordinance and "faking" locality - by TBSC Watcher
Up before the Santa Cruz City Council tonight is a proposed ordinance that would prohibit the overnight parking of RVs and Motor Homes on public streets within the city limits. The City Council has been pressured by members of the so-called public safety group Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC), which has lobbied extensively for the ban and has called for stricter anti-RV measures. During the process, TBSC created an online petition form its members could use to send a form letter automatically to t...
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:45PM
France: Sidewalk human chain proposed for route of banned Paris Climate march on Sunday - by John Englart (Takver)
Paris: Coalition Climat 21 have proposed a human chain be formed between 12 noon and 1pm along the sidewalks of the Boulevarde Voltaire from between Place de la Republique and Place de la Nation. This was the original route of the climate march that has been planned for several months for Sunday November 29 in Paris, before the French state under the State of Emergency banned all street marches following the terrorist attacks that killed 130 people.
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:45AM
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
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
Freedom SleepOut #20: City Council Chatters While Folks Freeze - by Robert Norse
In front of City Hall and in the sidewalks around City Hall at 809 Center St. Freedom Sleepers will be on hand from midafternoon Tuesday to mid-morning Wednesday to deter or document new SCPD harassment tactics used to discourage homeless people from protesting the City's Sleeping Ban--and to establish the usual (sort of) Safe (from Citation) Sleep Zone.
Event Date:Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:00PM
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:02AM
Letter to Santa Cruz City Council in Support of RV Safe Parking Zones - by Homeless Persons Legal Assistance Project
Time for Council to Do the Right Thing
Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:39PM
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
30th Annual Holiday Appeal for Class-War Prisoners - by Partisan Defense Committee
Oakstop 1721 Broadway, Oakland West Wing Gallery Suite #203 (at 19th St. BART stop)
Event Date:Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:36PM
Activists vow to mobilise at Paris #COP21 climate change summit despite protest ban - by John Englart (Takver)
At a press conference in Paris on Friday afternoon activists unveiled how they would mobilize people in France to have a say despite the state of emergency that prohibts mass protests.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:06PM
The Beast Side Living (and Dying) While Black in America by D. Watkins - by Sang Kil, Associate Professor
Ann Lucas Lecture Series San Jose State University Science Building Room 142
Event Date:Wed Dec 2, 2015 5:00PM
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:46PM
Write for Rights: Amnesty Intl USA calls for Albert Woodfox's immediate release - by Amnesty USA statement posted by A3 Coalition
Today, in conjunction with the "Write for Rights" campaign, Amnesty International USA issued an email action alert focusing on Albert Woodfox, where Amnesty reiterated the organization's call for Albert's immediate release. Along with urging supporters to add their name to Amnesty's online petition to Louisiana Attorney General James Caldwell, Amnesty is also asking people to write letters to both AG Caldwell and to Albert.
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:15PM
(A-Radio) Eastern Europe 5: Anarchist Black Cross Warsaw - by A-Radio Berlin
As Anarchist Radio Berlin we had the opportunity of talking to two comrades from Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) in Warsaw. In this interview they talk about their work and the topic of repression in Poland. You'll find the audio (to listen online or download in different sizes) here: http://aradio.blogsport.de/2015/11/19/a-radio-in-english-eastern-europe-5-anarchist-black-cross-warsaw/
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:22PM
Oakland Privacy Working Group: Fighting Against the Surveillance State! - by Brian Hofer / Oakland Privacy Working Group
Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA
Event Date:Wed Dec 9, 2015 5:30PM
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:31AM
Alameda County Passes Groundbreaking Policy to Respect the 4th Amendment. - by opwg
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:58AM
Climate change protests for November 29 and December 12 banned in Paris and France - by John Englart (Takver)
This afternoon the French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, ruled that the two large climate marches in Paris and the main cities in France on November 29 and December 12 would be prohibited due to the security situation after the terrorism attack on Friday 13 November.
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:54PM
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
“French 9/11” Foreshadowed on Economist Magazine Cover? - by David R. Kimball
On November 20, 2014, The Economist magazine published their “The World in 2015” issue, where they compile predictions of the year ahead. Images on the cover of this issue appear to specifically foreshadow the events of 11-13-15 in France.
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:30AM