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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
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
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
ABAG and its "Footprint" - by Steve Martinot
The history of ABAG is an example of the corporate take-over of political structures originally organized by the social justice movements. We are now subjected to this, as a form of political imposition, through the impending devastation to which ABAG's plans will subject our neighborhoods. While ABAG is composed of representatives from cities and counties, it shows how undemocratic representationism can be.
Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 11:45AM
The Tech Commute Did Not Take Place - by Fireworks
The mainstream media attempted to portray the May 1st blockade of the Oakland tech commute a failure. An article on SFGate.com carried the headline “May Day rally fails to block tech bus in Oakland.” Further below in the same article, the author goes on to write, “When the lone bus pulled up at 7:40 a.m., it stopped across the street from protesters and left before they could assemble. Other buses were either rerouted or cancelled in anticipation of the protest.”
Posted: Mon May 4, 2015 2:51PM
Affordable Housing? Affordable for Whom? - by Steve Martinot
Plan Bay Area calls for almost 3000 new developments, apartments and condos, for Berkeley, along with some 900 units for low income people. The city will be permitting only 196 of these, and taking money for the rest. This article describes the various aspects and machinations of what is presently going on around the issue of affordable housing in Berkeley.
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:03PM
NBC Bay Area’s Bay Area Revelations Series Returns With Rebels & Revolutions - by Liza Catalan
Second Chapter Untold Stories of the Bay Area’s History in Leading Political and Social Movements
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:26PM
California Bill to Protect Elephants Passes Senate Committee - by via The Humane Society
A bill to prohibit the use of bullhooks on elephants, SB 716, heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee after passing the Senate Public Safety Committee 5-2. The Humane Society of the United States, Oakland Zoo and Performing Animal Welfare Society applaud the committee and Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), the bill’s sponsor, for this important first step.
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:51AM
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
Nightmares of Oscar Grant's Death - by ntuit
Will this ever end?
Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:14PM
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
The Problem with Development - by Steve Martinot
Plan Bay Area is foisting massive development on east bay cities. This article is about Berkeley, and the Priority Development Areas that plan has mapped out for it, to which the city has acceeded. The disruption and even destruction of the communities along these Development Areas will be unforeseeable, unless the entire process is democratized.
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:54AM
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
Lawsuit Targets 30-year Plan for Marine Terminal Receiving Ships Full of Dangerous Crude - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Environmental groups sued the California State Lands Commission on April 17 for approving a 30-year plan for refinery operations at a Suisun Bay marine terminal that will receive hundreds of tankers full of dangerous crude oil feedstocks, including highly explosive Bakken crude.
Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:30PM
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
Questions Remain After UC's Tree Removal at People's Park - by Molly Batchelder
This letter was sent on 3-27-15 to UC Capital Projects Project Manager, David Johnson, as well as Christine Shaff, Communications Director at UC Berkeley Real Estate, two individuals directed to handle public concerns regarding the recent tree removal at People's Park. Both emails bounced back. The letter addresses some of my concerns after reading the HortScience Arborist Report and reasons for recommended tree removals.
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:22PM
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
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
New York City and State Officials Joining Forces to Combat Tenant Harassment - by OTenant
New York City and State Officials Joining Forces to Combat Tenant Harassment - SF Bay Area and California Officials - we need this too.
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2015 1:19PM