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Israeli Persecution of Palestinians Unrelated to Defense - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:53AM
The Privatization of Urban Shield by the Cytel Group - by Lynda Carson
It was back on July 31, 2007, that Urban shield was turned into a money making venture when the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted to authorize the Alameda County Sheriff's Office to accept cash sponsorship funds from individuals and corporations to support the militarized training event Urban Shield!
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:38AM
Ukraine's Whitewashed Odessa Massacre Report - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:25AM
August 2014 Honduras Coup Update - by Sydney With Honduras Wordpress
A monthly update of the political persecution and plunder in Honduras - see archives here: http://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/monthly-news-summaries/
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 1:41PM
Urban Shield and Cytel Group Connections to Sheriff's Office - by Lynda Carson
A contract document from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office involving the Cytel Group in a business transaction worth more than a half-million dollars to provide anti-terrorism tactical training and expertise to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, lists Anne Marie Baker as the President of the Cytel Group, even though "Linked In" has her listed as the "Secretary" of the corporation!
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 5:17AM
Israel Obstructs Gaza Rehabilitation - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 4:32AM
Urban Shield is booted out of Oakland - by Lynda Carson
In the wake of the nation being horrified by rampant police shootings/killings and the militarization of the police, including the recent militarized police actions in Ferguson, and the notorious police actions that have been taking place in New Mexico, Oakland, and cities all across the nation, on Friday, September 5, 2014, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan announced that Urban Shield will not be back in Oakland next year!
Posted: Sun Sep 7, 2014 1:25AM
Free Radio Santa Cruz Awards Activist of the Month for July 2014 - by Free Radio Collective
FRSC awards the Colbys a free show for a month as July Activists of the Month for CopWatch video on racial profiling in Santa Cruz.
Posted: Fri Sep 5, 2014 4:44PM
Report on Berkeley Town Hall meeting against Tasers for BPD - by Steve Martinot
This town hall meeting, Sept. 4, in Berkeley, brought out much information about the Tasers, what they are, what they do, and how they have served to increase police violence against people as instruments of torture. The issue will be brought before the Berkeley City Council on Sept. 9, and the meeting called for all people in Berkeley and the bay area to oppose their adoption.
Posted: Fri Sep 5, 2014 2:28PM
Urban Shield 2014 Tactical Training Schedule (Leak) - by Anonymangos
THIS INFORMATION HAS NOT YET BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO THE TEAMS PARTICIPATING. HERE WE ARE HIGHLIGHTING ACTIVITIES OF OAKLAND AND SF POLICE IN AND NEAR THEIR RESPECTIVE CITIES. PLEASE SHARE WIDELY!
Posted: Fri Sep 5, 2014 10:51AM
Japan: Secret execution as authorities ignore calls for reform - by Amnesty International
The execution of two men in Japan on Friday flies in the face of growing calls in the country to halt the use of capital punishment, said Amnesty International.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:18PM
Russian NGO branded as “foreign agent” after reporting on Russian military in Ukraine - by Amnesty International
Russia’s official branding of a civil society organization as a “foreign agent”, an expression akin to “spying”, for speaking out on Ukraine is a sign of the country’s determination to suppress any information about its military activities there, Amnesty International said.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:46PM
Where Ferguson and Occupy Meet... - by Joan Annsfire
The police are racist. Their job is to protect the interests of the one percent and secure the interests of capitalism. And, in Ferguson as well as Occupy Oakland, they were just doing their job.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:03PM
Ottawa, Kansas Police Cure for Depression is 16 Bullets - by Riots Needed in Kansas
Joseph Jennings, an 18 year old just released from the psychiatric hospital was shot 16 times by the Ottawa, Kansas police department despite being known by them as being depressed and suicidal. He was unarmed at the time and family members pleaded with the cops not to shoot, they were told by cops to stand back or be shot themselves. The police then proceeded to pump 16 bullets into Jennings. Is this how police in Kansas are trained to handle the mentally ill?
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:04AM
Urgent Court Support Request – Unprovoked, unwarranted police assault in Santa Rosa - by via March for Andy Lopez
This is a request from Sarah Abouata to get people from the community to show up in support of her court defense against the Sheriff. Trial Jury selection will begin on Wednesday 8/27 at 10:30 am. The trial is set to begin on Friday, 8/29 in Sonoma County Superior Court - Courtroom 8.
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:47PM
Fascism Grips Israel - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:57AM
SCPD Message to African-Americans, “Get Your Black Ass Out Of My City" - by Dennis Etler
The same tactics of racial profiling and police intimidation used by cops in Ferguson, MO occur right here in Santa Cruz. People in Santa Cruz must address these issues head on before we are faced with a Ferguson, MO right here at home. There needs to be a greater awareness that the SCPD is targeting people of color and the homeless with selective enforcement of City ordinances in order to harass and intimidate them. Measures need to be taken to stop the SCPD from engaging in bullying and oth...
Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:21PM
Ukraine's Independence Day - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:14PM
Israel's Genocidal Killing Machine - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:01AM
It's a mystery! The Disappearing Records of Bob Lee's $34,000 Wells Fargo Loan - by Becky Johnson (posted by Norse)
One of D.A. Bob Lee's principal demands in the Santa Cruz Eleven cases has been "restitution" to Wells Fargo Bank. Why are there "no records" of a $34,000 interest free loan to DA Bob Lee's 2010 re-election campaign from Wells Fargo Bank? On Wednesday August 20th, Judge Steven Siegel held a hearing on a motion by attorney Alexis Briggs to uncover the records of Wells Fargo's 2010 loan to Santa Cruz District Attorney Bob Lee. Lee has been relentless pursuing 11 activists at the cost of hund...
Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:10AM