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Debt slavery - by Ted Rudow III, MA
Senate Finance Committee leaders Republican Orrin Hatch and Democrat Ron Wyden are expected to introduce a "fast-track" trade promotion authority bill as early as this week that would give the president authority to negotiate the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and then present it to Congress for a yes-or-no vote, with no amendments allowed.
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:01PM
San Francisco Nonprofit Conard House Targeted For Abusing Tenants - by Michael Steinberg
Activists gathered in San Francisco to protest abuses by nonprofit Conard House against its tenants.
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:29AM
Anti Police-Terror Project hosts vigil for Yuvette Hendersen and delivers demands to OPD - by April Thomas
On Sunday, April 12th, The Anti Police-Terror Project held a rally and vigil to continue demanding justice for Yuvette Henderson. Yuvette was gunned down with an AR-15 assault rifle in February by Emeryville Police after being assaulted by security guards at Home Depot.
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:52PM
CHP emails: Anti-terrorism cops track #BlackLivesMatter folk - by MPetrelis
A public records request has produced files providing a lotta sunshine of law enforcement agencies in CA and the East Bay.
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:13PM
Santa Cruz ACLU Addresses Letter of Concern to UCSC Chancellor - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
Letter of Concern
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:55AM
Mayor Announces Support for Reparations for Survivors of Chicago Police Torture - by Amnesty International
CHICAGO – After months of work by survivors and stakeholders, including Chicago Torture Justice Memorials (CTJM), Amnesty International USA, Project NIA and We Charge Genocide, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his support for a proposed ordinance that would provide reparations to survivors of Chicago Police torture during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. The ordinance will be introduced to the Chicago City Council tomorrow.
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:15PM
ACLU, Detroit Agree On Interim Rules To Protect Free Speech In Public Parks - by American Civil Liberties Union
DETROIT - In an effort to settle an ACLU of Michigan lawsuit that accuses the private groups that manage and secure Detroit’s Campus Martius Park of illegally banning activists, the City of Detroit agreed on Thursday to immediately implement a series of interim rules designed to safeguard free-speech rights at all of its public parks.
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:06PM
Highway 6 Statement of Concern and Support - by Steve Pleich
Statement of Concern From A Community Member And Civil Libertarian
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:21AM
Community raises funds for Oakland activist Jabari Shaw - by Rasheed Shabazz
On March 9, U.S. Marshals chasing the wrong man led to Oakland activist Jabari Shaw, a friend, and his daughter getting into a car crash in East Oakland. With his hospital bills mounting, friends and supporters held a fundraiser at East Side Cultural Center on March 29.
Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:55PM
Capitola City Council Approves Purchase of Body Cameras for Police - by Alex Darocy
On April 9, the Capitola City Council unanimously voted to approve a request from the Capitola Police Department to use $100,501.31 in Supplemental Law Enforcement State Funds (SLESF) to purchase a dual video system for police vehicles and body cameras. The Capitola police will be the first police agency in Santa Cruz County to outfit all of their officers with body-worn cameras.
Posted: Thu Apr 9, 2015 10:21PM
Ukrainian Anti-Russian, Jew-Hating, Overt Nazi Given Key Military Post - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2015 5:23AM
Israel: A Force of Pure Evil - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2015 2:37AM
Israeli State Terror Targets Palestinian Lawmaker Khalida Jarrar - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun Apr 5, 2015 9:25AM
Open letter to Berkeley's John Caner - by Thomas Lord
A recently shared video shows a downtown Berkeley "hospitality ambassador" showing aggression towards and then repeatedly hitting a man who offered no provocation. Poor people, including unhoused people hanging out in Berkeley are considered by the Downtown Berkeley Association to be a problem and the "ambassador" program is run by the assocation as a "solution". John Caner who is CEO of the association sent a letter to the Berkeley homeless commission. I've quoted his letter and openly ...
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:14PM
Washington Wants Its Big Lying Machine Revved Up - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:34AM
Israel Uses Lethal Force Against Palestinian Children - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:17AM
People's Park under Siege, Call for Support! - by Defenders
More support needed! People will be meeting at the People's Park stage at 9 PM this evening to discuss possible next steps. We strongly encourage everyone to come by People's Park tomorrow at 6 AM to prevent further damage to the park. Everyone is encouraged to come to People's Park tomorrow throughout the entire day, as the scheduled tree cutting will last until 3.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:39PM
Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement Begin - by Willow Katz
Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement (SCATESC), began March 23, 2015. Actions were held in California from San Diego to Arcata (Arcata/Eureka, LA, Oakland, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Cruz) and in Philadelphia, PA. More locations to come on April 23rd and the 23rd of each month. Below is a report from just one locality, Santa Cruz, which took a creative approach.
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:13PM
Utah move on firing squads latest attempt to "fix" the unfixable - by Amnesty International
Utah’s decision to turn to the firing squad if it is unable to secure drugs for lethal injection is the latest attempt by a US state to keep alive a punishment that should have long ago been consigned to the history books, said Amnesty International om March 24.
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:24PM
The Clinton Crime Family - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:45AM