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text Stop Oakland Monopoly!! - by Daron A.
We are a group of motivated and inspired youth activists who have come together around the True People Collective and Bookshop in the Temescal area. We aim to confront the continued gentrification of Oakland, and through our work we aspire to spread and produce knowledge from within our community, and to create a space in which youth can come together to create, collaborate, and organize.
Posted: Mon Oct 5, 2015 6:08PM
text Berkeley Police Department Data Reveals Stark Racial Disparities - by National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area
Newly released data on police stops confirms local activists' and communities' of color charges of racial profiling in Berkeley. Data on police stops in Berkeley from January 18, 2015 to August 12, 2015, collected by the Berkeley Police Department and disclosed in response to a Public Records Act (PRA) request, reveals a pattern of discriminatory conduct against African American and Latino civilians.
Posted: Mon Oct 5, 2015 5:31PM
image Contra Costa County Nurses Begin Two-Day Strike Tues. Oct 6 120_county_rns_california_nurses_association.jpg original image ( 640x300) - by via California Nurses Association
Nurses who work at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and clinics across the County will officially begin a two-day strike Tuesday, October 6, after what nurses say is the County’s continued failure to address serious patient care concerns they have been bringing to the County’s attention for over a year.
Posted: Mon Oct 5, 2015 5:07PM
image Feds undermine Stockton California mayor 120_600-silva.jpg original image ( 600x300) - by David Roknich/IndyRadio
Stockton Mayor (here seen sleeping with the homeless under a freeway) was forced to give up his laptop password by DHS agents after returning from a mayor's conference in China. They offered no reason for search and seizure, not even the minimal "reasonable suspicion" required by a recent federal appellate court ruling. Sources claim a secret investigation is underway.
Posted: Mon Oct 5, 2015 11:37AM
text Take Back Santa Cruz accountability - by TBSC Snopes
Take Back Santa Cruz continues to use tactics of spreading fear in the community based on rumors. Typically , our homeless neighbors are targeted. TBSC has learned nothing from the expensive arrest and 18 day jail time of an innocent homeless "flower thief" who eventually was released and charges dismissed. The group admin continue to post unsubstantiated rumors, stories, and photographs of people sleeping, if it achieves their goal of spreading fear and stirring emotions.
Posted: Mon Oct 5, 2015 6:12AM
document River St. Shelter Waiting List UpDate river_st._shelter_short_call__em_flier_revised.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Robert Norse
The City's camping ordinance MC 6.36 was amended in 2010 after successful protests by PeaceCamp 2010 to require dismissal of all MC 6.36 citations if one was on one of two Waiting Lists--the Paul Lee Loft or the River St. Shelter [or if the Winter Armory is full] Though both agencies refused to give those signed up evidence to show to the police that they were on these lists, the City Attorney's office did dismiss some if not all citations for those who were on the Waiting Lists. The River ...
Posted: Sun Oct 4, 2015 11:08PM
document We've filed our initiative to legalize cannabis in California in 2016! ballot_measure__final___10-02-15_.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by via ReformCA.com
I wanted you to be the first to know. We've filed your initiative!
Posted: Sun Oct 4, 2015 1:06PM
image #CaravanForJustice to Mobilize CA Communities Against Police Violence 120_caravan_for_justice.jpg original image ( 255x205) - by ACLU of Northern California
Oakland – From Saturday, Oct. 3 through Saturday, Oct. 10, a #CaravanForJustice featuring survivors of law enforcement violence and grassroots organizers will travel throughout California to mobilize communities of color against police brutality.
Posted: Fri Oct 2, 2015 6:24PM
image Contra Costa County Executives Lose Effort to Block Walkout 120_contra_costa_county_california_nurses_association.jpg original image ( 1200x627) - by via California Nurses Association
Nurses who work at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and clinics across the County remain on track to begin a two-day strike Tuesday, October 6 after County officials lost court efforts today to enjoin the walkout.
Posted: Fri Oct 2, 2015 6:13PM
image Winnemem Wintu Chief Leads 'Water. Every Drop Sacred' Rally and March 120_caleen_sisk_speaks_.jpg original image ( 5184x3456) - by Dan Bacher
Caleen Sisk, the Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, spoke movingly about the sacredness of water and the threat to the environment and people posed by controversial plans to raise the Shasta Dam and build Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnels. “This spring, the headwaters of the Sacramento, is sacred to us,” said Chief Sisk. “Archeologists once said they couldn’t find any evidence of indigenous people around this spring. That’s because our ancestors believe the site ...
Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2015 7:55PM
image The Road Ahead 120_lk_pic_2015.jpg original image ( 2165x1836) - by Mike Rhodes
This article appears in the October Community Alliance newspaper (an alternative/independent monthly in Fresno California).
Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2015 10:37AM
image Oakland, California will host the 2015 Black Farmers and Urban Growers Conference 120_photo__85_.jpg original image ( 2048x1536) - by Frank Talk
The Oakland organizing team for the Black Farmers and Urban Growers Conference is a dynamic group of farmers, growers, activists, and innovative social enterprise entrepreneurs who are part of the vibrant local food scene, ranked #7 nationwide by USA Today.
Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2015 7:19AM
image Experts reveal many terminal flaws of Delta Tunnels EIR 120_delta_tunnels_eir.jpg original image ( 480x480) - by Dan Bacher
Robert Wright, Senior Counsel for Friends of the River, reported on the devastating impacts that Tunnels Plan would have on endangered species, including Sacramento River Chinook salmon, Central Valley steelhead, green sturgeon and Delta and longfin smelt. "The Delta Water Tunnels would instead destroy endangered and threatened fish species," said Wright. "The Tunnels would divert for the Central Valley and State Water Projects vast quantities of freshwater from the Sacramento River near ...
Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:36AM
image Waking the Freedom Sleepers 120_freedom-sleepers-1.jpg original image ( 1000x668) - by Alex Darocy
On September 22 community members protesting the criminalization of homelessness in Santa Cruz returned to city hall for their eleventh sleepout. A sizable group again made it through a night of sleep at city hall, though Santa Cruz police woke everyone up as a group at about 5:30am. The next sleepout is tonight, September 29, at Santa Cruz City Hall.
Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:29PM
document Whistleblower Wins $613K Verdict against City of Oakland prestonposttrialpressrelease9.24.15.doc.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Siegel & Yee
Jury Rules that Ex-City Administrator of Oakland Deanna Santana Fired Ex-Employee Relations Director Lawanna Preston for Disclosing and Refusing to Participate in Unlawful Acts
Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:21AM
text Over-income public housing tenants make the housing crisis worse for the poor - by Lynda Carson
When a recent audit revealed that more than 25,000 over-income households presently reside in public housing, in response HUD officials cited the importance of reducing concentrated poverty in public housing with higher income renters, while not creating disincentives to self-sufficiency!
Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:16AM
image "Backlash" Japan Abe's Denialist Supporters Attack Korean Ex-Comfort Woman Grandma Yongsoo 120_korea_halmoni_yong-soo_lee_at_sf_board_of_supervisors_committee9-17-15.jpg original image ( 640x480) - by Labor Video Project
Japanese Prime Minister Abe's supporters in San Francisco attacked Korean Ex-Comfort Woman Grandma Yongsoo Lee as a "liar" and opposed the establishment of a memorial for the 200,000 sexual slaves used by the Japanese Imperial Army. The Japanese government is pushing to re-militarize and move toward war with China and other countries in Asia.
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:07PM
image Protesters Enact Symbolic "Die In" to Unwelcome Narendra Modi to Silicon Valley 120_mf-1l.jpg original image ( 1200x800) - by Alliance for Justice And Accountability
Over 2000 vibrant protesters from many different Indian American communities joined together outside the SAP Center in San Jose to counter Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of "Digital India" and Hindutva. They raised many issues with Modi's leadership, ranging from forced conversions to Hinduism, Internet surveillance, arrest of political bloggers, harassment of human rights activists, blind eye to rapes, dispossession of small farmers, rewriting of Indian history, and the 2002 Gujarat ...
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:41PM
image Mission Carmel Vandalized Days After Pope Francis Canonizes Junipero Serra 120_junipero_serra_statue_mission_carmel.jpg original image ( 620x349) - by Monterey County News
Today, as a parish celebration of the sainthood of Junipero Serra was scheduled to take place at the Carmel Mission Basilica, a statue of Serra was toppled over and paint was smeared on two grave sites, as well as on signs with the name of Serra, and on the doors of the mission. One mission artifact was inscribed with the statement, "Saint of Genocide". As founder of the California mission system, Junipero Serra oversaw the enslavement and torture of tens of thousands of Native Americans. Ser...
Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:45PM
text Pacific Ave on the agenda - by via Micah Posner
On Tuesday, September 29th, the Santa Cruz City Council will consider a significant change to Pacific Ave. If you care about how the downtown area looks and feels, you are welcome to weigh in on the decision.
Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:53AM

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