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text Reporting Oakland police violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms - by Occupy For Human Rights
Violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Oakland Police can be reported to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Testimonials are read by the Working Group on Communications and the Working Group on Situations. Arguments can be made that the situation in Oakland meets the criteria for the complaint procedure. The process for reforming the Oakland Police is not working, due to obstructions of justice from within the system. There needs to be an outside, internat...
Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 1:07PM
text 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
text Prospective American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples risks progress - by Amnesty International
Prospective American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples risks undermining a decade of progress
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:04PM
text 100 California Officials Ask Gov. Brown for Fracking Moratorium - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANAHEIM, Calif.— More than 100 mayors, city council members and other local officials from dozens of communities want Gov. Jerry Brown to halt fracking to protect California’s water supply from contamination during a devastating drought.
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 7:27PM
text An open letter to the following Greek organizations from MEChA de UC Santa Cruz - by via MEChA de UC Santa Cruz
An open letter to the following Greek organizations from MEChA de UC Santa Cruz: Kappa Zeta, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Sigma Phi Zeta and Lambda Phi Epsilon
Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:12AM
text Legislation Banning the Term “Redskins” as a School Mascot Passes Assembly Floor - by Luis Alejo Press Release
(SACRAMENTO) — On May 4, Assembly Bill 30, authored by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), passed the Assembly Floor with a bipartisan vote of 60 to 9. Assembly Bill 30 will establish the “California Racial Mascots Act,” prohibiting public schools in California from using the term “Redskins” as a school or athletic team name, mascot, or nickname.
Posted: Tue May 5, 2015 4:57PM
text Bratton Report Glosses over Impact Broken Windows Policing Has on NY Communities of Color - by American Civil Liberties Union
NEW YORK - In response to a report (see PDF) released today by the NYPD and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton in defense of Broken Windows policing, the leadership of the New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement. It is attributable to NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman.
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:51PM
text Oakland Police Release (Some) Video to Family of Yuvette Henderson After Community Pressure - by Anti Police-Terror Project
On Tuesday, April 21st, the Oakland Police Department conceded to the power of the people and allowed the brother and sister of Yuvette Henderson to review the videos leading up to her murder by Emervyille police.
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:57PM
text Nightmares of Oscar Grant's Death - by ntuit
Will this ever end?
Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:14PM
text Suck it, Trebek - KKKowboy KKKourts play Double Jeopardy with Indigenous Elder - by hawkfeather
The AmeriKKKlan `Criminal Justice' system, more appropriately called the Just Us KKKriminals system, wants to jail an Indigenous Elder on a charge he's already served a sentence for.
Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:40AM
text Association for Chicana/Chicano Studies Supports Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions - by via NACCS
The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Annual Conference took place in San Francisco from April 15-18, 2015. The business meeting, open to all members, took place on Saturday evening at the close of the conference. At the business meeting, the membership gave unanimous support to the Resolution to Support the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions. In addition, individual FOCOS (regional caucuses) and interest group Caucuses all voted to support the resolution.
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:24PM
text OPD to Reveal Surveillance Video to Yuvette Henderson's Family After Community Pressure - by Anti Police-Terror Project
WE FORCED THE STATE TO CONCEDE!!!!
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:26PM
text 10th Circuit Court Rejects Navajo Coal Mine Emergency Motion - by Center for Biological Diversity
DENVER— Two days after a federal district court halted coal mining within a newly expanded area of New Mexico’s Navajo Mine, mine operators filed an emergency motion asking the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow that coal mining to resume. The appeals court on Thursday denied that motion, saying that the Navajo Mine’s owner, the Navajo Transitional Energy Company, “failed to make the requisite showing” justifying their request to restart coal mining.
Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:49PM
text 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
text 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
text 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
text 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
text Report Back of Defend Knowland Park! Kickoff Action - by Defend Knowland Park!
Alert! – As soon as April 16th, the Zoological Society can section off the combined 77 acre “California Trail” and mitigation sites, from public access, behind an 8-foot chain linked barbed wire fence Last Friday, a crowd of 50 people assembled in the Oakland highlands to inaugurate a direct action campaign against the East Bay Zoological Society’s “California Trail” project that would expand the Oakland Zoo above the ridgeline into the undeveloped 400- acre region known as H...
Posted: Fri Apr 3, 2015 4:28PM
text The Wars - by Ted Rudow III, MA
The war has, directly or indirectly, killed around one million people in Iraq, 220,000 in Afghanistan and 80,000 in Pakistan. Not included in this figure are further war zones such as Yemen. The figure is approximately 10 times greater than that of which the public, experts and decision makers are aware. ... And this is only a conservative estimate. The true tally, they add, could be more than two million.
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:15PM
text 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

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