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Written Proof of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's New Nighttime Protest Curfew - by Dave Id
As part of a nationwide Black Women Matter day of action yesterday which focused on state violence against African American women and transgender people, a call-out was issued by area Black women and the Black Youth Project 100 for a 7pm rally at Oscar Grant plaza, set to be followed by a march down Broadway to Oakland police headquarters. Numerous speakers addressed related issues in the plaza. Then, as soon as the group began to move, OPD took the unusual step of immediately declaring that...
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 5:34PM
Cat Brooks Speaks Out Against Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's New Evening Protest Curfew (video/mp4 3.5MB) - by Dave Id
In the video here, Cat Brooks speaks in front of OPD headquarters after marchers defied Oakland police orders yesterday and proceeded to march in the street. Cat confronts the city's racism exhibited by harsh new security measures enforced at Oakland City Hall on Tuesday, May 19, and new orders by Mayor Libby Schaaf to enforce an unprecedented evening protest curfew which apparently went into effect last night at the #SayHerName #BlackWomenMatter march. Cat declares, "These streets do not b...
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 4:51PM
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Institutes Curfew On Nighttime Street Protests - by Darwin BondGraham, East Bay Express
Police forced a peaceful march that was organized by Black women off the streets of Oakland last evening in an unusual show of force that heralds the first enforcement of a nighttime prohibition on street demonstrations. Last night’s protest was part of a national day of action called #SayHerName focusing on police violence against women and transgender people.
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 4:25PM
NLG Condemns Oakland's Attack on the Right to Assemble and Protest - by NLG-SF
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2015
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 3:17PM
Libby Schaaf orders OPD to crack down on nighttime protests and street marches in Oakland - by Davey D
5/21/15, 10pm: So tonight the Black women who organized the #SayHerName march in Oakland to bring attention to the scores of Black women being brutalized and terrorized by police were informed by OPD about a new PROTEST CURFEW.. Yes you read that right.. Oakland Police said there is a new protest curfew via Mayor Libby Shaaf
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 2:19PM
Photo essay of protest against Nestlé in Sacramento May 20 - by Dan Bacher
“As California's water supplies dry up, Nestlé continues to make millions selling bottled water and that’s outrageous!” explained Liz McDowell, campaigner for SumOfUs.org. “We’ve stood up to Nestlé exploiting natural resources for profit in the past everywhere from Pakistan to Canada, and now the global community is speaking out before California runs completely dry.” Tim Molina of the Courage Campaign speaks at the protest at the Nestlé bottling plant in Sacramento. Photo ...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:27PM
AFSCME 3299 & CLF Call on UC to Support Equal Pay for its Subcontractors - by via AFSCME 3299
San Francisco: As State and Federal lawmakers struggle to address the growing problems of poverty and income inequality, AFSCME 3299 President Kathryn Lybarger, California Labor Federation Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski and others today publicly called upon UC President Janet Napolitano to support SB 376 (Lara)—a measure that would guarantee that the employees of private firms providing contract services to the University are paid commensurate wages as career UC employees performing the sa...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:00PM
Protesters converge on Nestlé bottling plants in Sacramento and LA - by Dan Bacher
Tim Molina, Strategic Campaign Organizer for the California-based Courage Campaign, said to the crowd, "Today we are saying enough is enough. With people across California doing their part to conserve water -- it’s time that Nestlé did the right thing and put people over profits - by immediately halting their water bottling operations across the State."
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 7:17PM
Santa Cruz City Government Shows Complete Disdain to Open and Transparent Government - by Pat Colby
A perfect example city of Santa Cruz's complete disdain to follow the laws and requirements of open and transparent government!
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 12:44AM
Santa Barbara oil spill highlights dangers of offshore fracking and drilling - by Dan Bacher
"The oil spill near Refugio State Beach is a stark reminder of the dangerous risks expanded oil drilling poses to Santa Barbara County’s environment and its residents’ quality of life," said Becca Claassen, Santa Barbara County Organizer of Food & Water Watch. Photo of offshore oil rig courtesy of theecoreport.com.
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 9:03PM
Chris Hedges on Bernie Sanders' Presidential Campaign (Letters and Politics, 5/19/15) - by transcript
"Everything now must be geared toward the health and the growth of popular movements and if we can run a Third Party Socialist candidate, who is primarily building those movements rather than terminating their work at the end of an election cycle, then it's worth it, but I worry that Sanders isn't going to do that."
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 2:14PM
SF Bicycle Police Falsely Claim Right to Ride on Sidewalk; Democratic Mayor & Airbnb - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
At lunch time on crowded sidewalks filled with voters in San Francisco’s Financial District today, a police woman bicyclist loudly proclaimed that she is exempt from the law requiring bicyclists to either walk their bicycle on the sidewalk or ride the bicycle in the street. This is a lie. This is the same day that election-frauding Democratic Mayor Ed Lee, running for re-selection, was exposed for his thwarting of democracy by a newspaper headline “Running Interference,” and the artic...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 9:18PM
CA May Revise Backslides into Aggressive Prison Construction, Punting Population Reduction - by via CURB
CA May Revise Backslides into Aggressive Prison Construction, Punting Durable Population Reduction
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:22PM
Corporate Trade Agenda Attacks Americans’ Right to Know - by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C.—Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL) rules for meat and poultry that went into effect in the United States in 2013 are not compliant with global trade standards. The WTO continued to find that the goal of providing information to consumers was compliant with international trade rules, but it decided narrowly that the implementation of the rules for COOL labels negatively impacted livestock imports from Canada and Mex...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:13PM
Stop the (re)appointment of Oakland Planning Commission members - by
Oakland City Council regular meeting Oakland City Hall, City Council Chamber, 3rd Floor 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
Event Date:Tue May 19, 2015 5:30PM
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 4:28PM
Referendum Suspends Santa Cruz County Ban on Medical Cannabis Cultivation - by via Responsible Cultivation Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California – May 16, 2015 – The first successful Santa Cruz County referendum in 13 years has suspended an ordinance adopted by the County Board of Supervisors to ban all commercial cannabis cultivation. The ban was adopted on April 14, 2015, and was to go into effect on May 15, 2015.
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 3:18PM
Community-Style Court Holds First Session - by Homeless Persons Legal Assistance Project
Scheduled Court Session Could Be Forerunner of Broader Program
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 3:10PM
Occupy Forum - Organizing for Mayors Meet. - by Karthik
Global Exchange 2017 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA - 94110
Event Date:Mon May 18, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 4:48PM
Broadcast Premier of Standing On Sacred Ground Series Begins May 17 - by Dan Bacher
STANDING ON SACRED GROUND took nearly eight years to complete and focuses on eight threatened cultures—one fight. Using ancient wisdom and modern courage, indigenous communities around the world protect lands of spiritual and ecological significance for future generations. This new series exposes governmental, industrial and consumer-related threats to indigenous peoples’ sacred landscapes around the world. Fourteen years after In the Light of Reverence, which featured the late tr...
Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 6:53PM
Why you should join the Central Valley Progressive PAC - by Mike Rhodes
Central Valley Progressive PAC president Pam Whalen talks about organizing, increasing membership in the CVPPAC and progressives winning political power in Fresno.
Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:17PM