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Oakland Council Votes for Port-Only DAC, March 5, 2014: Full Video & City Resolution (video/mp4 340.3MB) - by Dave Id
For the history books, here's the full 5-hour video of the Oakland City Council discussion on Phase II development of the Domain Awareness Center from March 4, 2014. One hundred and forty-nine public speaker's cards were turned in prior to the meeting. Public comment was unanimous against a city-wide DAC. Council members, after having revealed on February 18 an interest in reigning in the expansive surveillance system that city staffers have pushed, followed through by passing a resolution...
Posted: Sun Mar 9, 2014 7:29PM
Frack to the Future: Interview with Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity on Fracking - by FireWorks
As the the drought, global climate chaos, and the fallout of industrial capitalism continues to be felt throughout the world, the issue of fracking looms as a potential for mass struggle against resource extraction - especially within California. Across North America, many indigenous groups are already waging various battles over fracking and the removal of resources from their lands. Catching up with the group Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity (SCIS), we asked them their thoughts on the possi...
Posted: Fri Mar 7, 2014 6:04PM
Sophia Garcia Robles Memorial Pow Wow - UC Santa Cruz - by
Oakes Lower Lawn, Oakes College, UC Santa Cruz http://maps.ucsc.edu/content/443/map_detail
Event Date:Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:00PM
Posted: Thu Mar 6, 2014 9:01PM
Complete Schedule for 9 Week Novenarios for Andy Tuesdays - by Justice for Andy Lopez
9 Week Novenarios for Andy Tuesday’s.
Posted: Thu Mar 6, 2014 6:50PM
March 5-6 UCSC Hahn Occupation Statement - by Autonomous Students
March 5-6 UCSC Hahn Occupation Statement
Posted: Thu Mar 6, 2014 10:55AM
UCSC Students Shut Down Registrar, Occupy Hahn Building (part 2, photos) - by Alex Darocy
On March 5, students at UC Santa Cruz rallied in support of UC workers and in continued opposition to the appointment of Janet Napolitano as president of the University of California system. After a short rally at Quarry Plaza, students eventually marched to the Hahn student services building, which they decided to occupy indefinitely.
Posted: Thu Mar 6, 2014 3:25AM
SDA First Friday Flick: "At the River I Stand" - by Senior & Disability Action
Senior & Disability Action Offices 1360 Mission St., 4th Floor (betw.9th-10th Sts, # 14, 6, 9, 21 buses)
Event Date:Fri Mar 7, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Wed Mar 5, 2014 7:34AM
Support the Trayvon 2! - by AROC and Black Riders
The Black Riders Liberation Party calls on all comrades, allies, sympathizers and all Freedom loving peoples to participate in kkkourt watch observation for two innocent brothers Hannibal and Tanzeen (Trayvon 2), who were wrongfully targeted and framed for exercising their so-called constitutional rights to Freedom of speech and Freedom of assembly. These trumped up felony charges come from the brothers participating in a rally and march in protest of the acquittal of racist George Zimmerman ...
Posted: Wed Mar 5, 2014 2:50AM
Political Affairs Discussion sponsored by the CPUSA - by Richard Fallenbaum
Community Room, North Branch, Berkeley Public Library 1170 the Alameda at Hopkins, Berkeley
Event Date:Sat Mar 8, 2014 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 10:15PM
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Letter to Oakland Council on DAC - Vote NO - by Asian Law Caucus
RE: March 4, 2014 Oakland City Council Vote Regarding Domain Awareness Center (DAC) Phase 2 – Vote NO
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 10:08PM
Drop the Charges Against Marissa Alexander Rally & March - by T.K.
Oascar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland
Event Date:Sat Mar 8, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 3:54PM
EFF Fights Back Against Oakland's Disturbing Domain Awareness Center - by Nadia Kayyali, EFF
After an encouraging debate at the Oakland City Council meeting on February 18, EFF has submitted another letter opposing Oakland’s Domain Awareness Center (DAC). The DAC is a potent surveillance system that could enable ubiquitous privacy and civil liberties violations against Oakland residents. The city appeared set to approve a resolution that would have handed the City Administrator authority to sign a contract for completion of the project. However, after strenuous discussion, Councilm...
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 3:28PM
The long history of Black-Palestinian solidarity - by LiberationNews.org
The acquittal of racist murderer George Zimmerman sparked outrage and demonstrations not only in the United States, but all around the world—including in Palestine. Many Palestinians circulated pictures of themselves holding signs that read: “Palestinians stand with those who mourn Trayvon Martin’s death. We know what it feels like to lose loved ones and to watch the murderers evade justice.”
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 1:53PM
Letter To Oakland City Council Regarding Proposed Domain Awareness Center - by National Lawyers Guild SF
Based on an increasing number of reports regarding the disproportionate use of violence by police officers toward unarmed African-Americans and people of color, the National Lawyers Guild is deeply concerned that the presence of the Domain Awareness Center (“DAC”) will result in more violence and have a chilling impact on the participation of communities of color in civic engagement. We therefore respectfully request that the Oakland City Council vote against the award of the DAC Phase 2 ...
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 9:15PM
B.R.L.P. KKKourt Watch Solidarity with the Trayvon 2 - by SHANGO
661 Washington St Oakland, CA 94607 WILEY MANUEL KKKOURTHOUSE DEPARTMENT 112 MARCH 6TH, 2014 8AM
Event Date:Thu Mar 6, 2014 8:00AM
Posted: Sun Mar 2, 2014 4:42PM
Hardened Racism in Israel - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:39PM
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
The Creativity & Courage Of Nonviolence - by steve lerman
Stream or download at http://greatspeechesandinterviews.blogspot.com/ Broadcast at Access Sacramento, Sundays 6-8pm PST at http://www.live365.com/stations/accesssacramento?site=pro
Event Date:Sun Mar 2, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:58AM
Decolonizing Pipeline Resistance: Interview with Freda Huson - by Lee Veeraraghavan
As the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline intensifies in the United States, the Canadian province of British Columbia faces similar battles of its own. Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline, if approved, would transport diluted bitumen from the Alberta tar sands to the Pacific Coast.
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:16AM
Family and activists shut down Tustin Police Chief, City Council - by Answer Coalition
On Feb. 18, outraged community members marched to the Tustin, Calif. City Hall to attend the City Council meeting and demand answers in the death of 23-year-old Robert Villa at the hands of Tustin Police on Feb. 10.
Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:39PM