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Activists Say Santa Cruz Police Lied to Secure Armored Vehicle Purchase (video/quicktime 115.9MB) - by Alex Darocy
On January 27, community members held a press conference at Santa Cruz City Hall to reveal information which has added to their belief that police essentially lied in December when seeking the city council's approval to purchase a BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) they claim will be used county-wide as an "emergency" vehicle. The purchase of the BearCat, which will be paid for with $250,000 in Homeland Security Department grants, has been widely protested i...
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:59PM
Federal fish agency opposes Shasta Dam raise - by Dan Bacher
“Any raising of the dam, even a few feet, will flood some of our last remaining sacred sites on the McCloud River – sites we still use today,” said Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Chief and Spiritual Leader. "We can't be Winnemem any place else but the McCloud River. The dam raise is a form of cultural genocide." Photo: Mark Miyoshi and Chief Caleen Sisk watch as Jesse Sisk and James Ward work on lighting the ceremonial fire. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:54PM
Nuclear Hotseat Show "Diablo Canyon Shutdown Special" - by Nuclear Hot Seat
A California conference was held to discuss the campaign to close the dangerous Diablo Canyon nuclear plant run by corrupt PG&E. This is an audio of some of the speakers
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:31AM
DA O'Malley and "Black Lives Matter" Protesters - by ann nomura
Discusses DA O'Malley's bias toward protesters during Occupy Oakland and campaign contributions from Oakland Police Department.
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:39PM
WeCopwatch is Investigating the Police Attacks on December 6th, 2014 in Berkeley - by WeCopwatch
On December 6, 2014, the Berkeley Police, assisted by other agencies, attacked scores of demonstrators protesting the Grand Jury decisions on the Eric Garner and Mike Brown killings.
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:07PM
A Year in the Streets: Resistance in the Bay in 2014 - by FireWorks
From the blockading of Google buses to the blockading of major freeways. From riots against white supremacy and police in Oakland to anti-tech and gentrification brawls in San Francisco, 2014 was an explosive year. Battles erupted in a variety of places and around various issues. Against surveillance, against the eviction of squats and homeless camps, against Israeli attacks on Gaza at the Port of Oakland, and in workplaces and neighborhoods across the region. While the bay changed for the wo...
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:36PM
Monarch Numbers Up Slightly, But Butterfly Still at Risk of Extinction - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The annual overwintering count of monarch butterflies released today shows a modest population rebound from last year’s lowest-ever count of 34 million butterflies, but is still the second lowest population count since surveys began in 1993. The population was expected to be up this winter due to favorable spring and summer weather conditions in the monarch’s U.S. and Canadian breeding areas, as butterfly populations fluctuate widely with changing weather. But the 56.5 milli...
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:09PM
EASTWEST #8: An Anarchist Newspaper - by EASTWEST
Bay area anarchist publication dealing with community and social struggles in our area. This issue touches on the continued rebellion against the police that we began to cover in the last issue.
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:04PM
Support Free Speech at UCSC - by Don Monkerud
22 Jewish Alumni protest Angela Davis address at UCSC. Why can't Americans debate U.S. policies that support Israel? Such debate promoted in Israel. Why do people oppose Israel policies? Important issues for Americans.
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:06PM
Reclaim MLK - BART Friday Shuts Down SF Stations, Disrupts Morning Commute, 1/16/15: photos/video - by Dave Id
In solidarity with Black Lives Matter activists across the country who set out to "Reclaim Martin Luther King's Legacy" for MLK Day 2015, Oakland's Anti-Police Terrorism Project (APTP) called for 96 hours of direct action in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kicking off the four-day weekend of publicly announced actions in the Bay Area was a Friday morning mass convergence that began within the Montgomery Street BART station in San Francisco. Around two hundred demonstrators were able to shut down...
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:57PM
Hundreds March for Freedom at Cages Kill Rally in Santa Cruz - by Bradley Allen
At least 6 people have died in the Santa Cruz County Jail since August 2012 while in the hands of the Sheriff’s Department and California Forensics Medical Group (CFMG).
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:40PM
New rules allow increased killing of Delta smelt as species nears extinction - by Dan Bacher
The decision by the Obama administration to more than double the permissable "take" limit of Delta smelt at the state and federal water export facilities is simply mind-boggling, especially just two days after a California Department of Fish and Wildlife fall survey revealed that the Delta smelt has declined to a record low population level. “As goes the Delta smelt, so goes the Delta,” said Bill Jennings, the executive director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance. “T...
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:50PM
Hard Knock Radio: Martin Luther King Jr. Day audio and interviews (audio/mpeg 10.3MB) - by Davey D
On January 19, MLK Day 2015, the action started before dawn with a Black Lives Matter demonstration at the home of new Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf. Later in the morning, thousands gathered for a rally at the Fruitvale BART station plaza before a march to the Oakland Coliseum, near the site of the planned "Coliseum City" mega-development. Hard Knock Radio with Davey D captured the sounds of the day and interviewed participants.
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:26PM
Reclaiming King's legacy with 96 hours of direct action: community demands - by APTP
Beginning on Friday, January 16, the Bay Area community engaged in 96 hours of direct action to reclaim King’s legacy of radical non-violent resistance. King’s vision and mission were larger than what we have been allowed to remember. He has been sanitized over the years, but King was clear that direct action was an essential piece of societal transformation.
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:10PM
UC Strike Called for January 27th - by via UAPD
The Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD) has given the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) notice that doctors employed by its student health centers will hold a one-day Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike on Tuesday, January 27th, starting at 7:30 am.
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:55PM
Neighbors Break Ground on Santa Cruz’s First Community Orchard - by via Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project
The first public orchard in the city of Santa Cruz, Riverside Community Orchard, has been approved at Riverside Gardens Park in the Lower Ocean neighborhood. Fruit trees will be planted on February 8th, 2015 in an atmosphere of community celebration. Future harvests – apples, pears, citrus, and more – will be freely available to community gardeners, neighbors, and the general public.
Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:54PM
Merced Homeless Threatened - by Mike Rhodes
Caltrans says this homeless encampment is on public (State of California) land. If these homeless people can't live here (on the people's land), where can they live?
Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:37PM
Abortion Wars on the Streets of SF! (video/quicktime 253.8MB) - by D. Boyer
Pro-choicer's confront and protest the presence of the pro-lifers on the streets of San Francisco.
Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:57PM
Bay Area March to Overturn CITIZENS UNITED! (video/quicktime 36.8MB) - by Bill Carpenter
The January 21, 2015, march went from Sen. Diane Feinstein's office at Market & Montgomery to the Old Federal Building where many of our Federal District Courts hold forth. Three-minute QT movie. 40MB.
Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:20PM
Changing Our Union, Not Just Our Leaders: Proposals for the UESF election - by Adrienne Johnstone and Andrew Libson
Elections are approaching for the leadership of United Educators of San Francisco. Here we offer a platform for a new leadership and, more importantly, for a new kind of union.
Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:12AM