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Thu Sep 15 2016 (Updated 09/16/16)Activists Lock Down Entrances to Urban Shield Expo on Its 10th Anniversary
Thu Sep 15 2016 (Updated 09/16/16)Stop Urban Shield Coalition Seeks End to Military Weapons Expo and SWAT Police Training
On September 9, activists chained themselves to the entrances of the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton to protest Urban Shield, the SWAT training and weapons expo hosted annually by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department. Hundreds of community members from cities across California, including Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, marched and rallied. Twenty-three activists were arrested, cited, and released.
Fri Apr 8 2016 (Updated 04/20/16)26 Arrested at Drone War Base in Nevada
Fri Apr 8 2016 (Updated 04/20/16)Resistance Continues at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada
On April 1, at Creech AFB in Indian Springs, Nevada, morning traffic was diverted by dozens of peace and justice activists attempting to shut down the armed drone attack program through nonviolent civil resistance. Twelve peaceful resisters were arrested at the two main gates of Creech. Another six were arrested at the main East Gate while blocking the entrance with "crime scene" tape, referring to the criminal activity of weaponized drone terrorism conducted at Creech, killing thousands of non-combatants and civilians over the past decade.
Thu Mar 24 2016In Memory of Louis LaFortune, Compassionate Peace Activist
Louis LaFortune passed away unexpectedly on the morning of March 13 at his family home in Live Oak. Media reports indicate he died in his home after suffering heart trouble. His family states that he passed quickly without pain or discomfort. Louis’s untimely passing, at the young age of 64, was a sad shock for his family and wide circle of friends.
Thu Feb 11 2016Santa Cruz Police Department Releases BearCat Photos
On August 2, community members in Santa Cruz came together to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. "Let us recommit ourselves to a world without nuclear weapons and without war," an announcement for the gathering read. The evening began with musicians playing in front of the Collateral Damage statue, which was installed next to the Town Clock on the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombings as a memorial to all civilian casualties of war.
Tue Jul 7 2015 (Updated 07/08/15)Peace and Justice Community Returns to Ocean Street for Annual 4th of July Rally
Tue Jul 7 2015 (Updated 07/08/15)Activists Communicate the "Real Meanings" of Freedom, Equality and Justice
On the 4th of July, community members in Santa Cruz brought messages of peace, justice, and equality to Ocean Street as they greeted visitors entering town for the busy holiday. Every year a variety of groups working on peace and justice issues rally along Ocean Street as thousands of people make their way to the beach and the Boardwalk. Although some very serious statements were communicated by those holding signs at the rally, the atmosphere was generally fun and festive.
Wed Apr 8 2015Hewlett Packard Protest: The People's Shareholders Meeting
On the grassy lawn in front of Hewlett Packard headquarters, demonstrators held a "virtual" meeting dubbed "The People's Shareholders Meeting" on March 18. Board members in silk-screened HP insignia ties joined a Meg Whitman character in blonde wig. CEO Whitman fielded questions about the company's complicity in Israel's oppression of Palestine from a group on lawn chairs portraying shareholders. Testifiers, including two Israeli citizens, spoke to the shareholders from a mock podium.
Thu Feb 19 2015 (Updated 02/20/15)Rallies Opposing Police Militarization Become Fixture at Santa Cruz City Council Meetings
Thu Feb 19 2015 (Updated 02/20/15)Council Members Say BearCat Issue May Return to Agenda in March
February 10 marked the fourth consecutive Santa Cruz City Council meeting where residents have protested the police purchase of a $250,000 BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) funded by two Department of Homeland Security grants. As with the previous protests, community members again rallied in the City Hall courtyard and entered the council meeting as a group to speak out against the purchase of the armored attack-style vehicle during the open communications period.
Sun Feb 1 2015 (Updated 04/08/15)March for Justice: End US State Terrorism Against People of Color
Sun Feb 1 2015 (Updated 04/08/15)Students Hear About Pan-Africanism/US Imperialism at Rally in Mountain View
Tue Jan 20 2015 (Updated 01/22/15)Santa Cruz Residents Continue to Call for Police to "Give Back the BearCat"
Tue Jan 20 2015 (Updated 01/22/15)Hundreds Protest Approval of Police Attack Vehicle Purchase at City Council Meeting
On January 13, hundreds of residents attempted to attend the Santa Cruz City Council meeting to oppose the council's December decision which approved a police department request to accept Homeland Security grants totaling more than $250,000 earmarked for the purchase of an armored attack vehicle. When residents first found out in early December about the proposed purchase, police described it as an "emergency response and rescue vehicle."
Tue Nov 18 2014 (Updated 11/19/14)Peace Activists 'Banned for Life' from Bookshop Santa Cruz for Protesting Leon Panetta
Tue Nov 18 2014 (Updated 11/19/14)Indybay Journalist Assaulted by Leon Panetta's Security; Protesters Banned from Bookstore
On November 10, peace activists in Santa Cruz protested a book signing appearance by Leon Panetta, the one-time Secretary of Defense and CIA Director. Bookshop Santa Cruz hosted the event with a crowd of hundreds in attendance. By the end of the evening, five individuals were "banned for life" from Bookshop Santa Cruz, in retaliation for activities related to the evening's peaceful protest. Additionally, Panetta's security assaulted an Indybay journalist who was documenting the event.
Thu Oct 30 2014 (Updated 11/01/14)My Daughter and I Were Arrested by Military Police Guarding World's Most Hated Weapon
Thu Oct 30 2014 (Updated 11/01/14)Activists Continue to Blockade Beale Air Force Base to Protest Drone Assassinations
On October 28, father and daughter Mauro Oliveira (Red Sun) and Mahai'a Sol helped blockade Beale Air Force base, which is east of Sacramento. They are free now, but they face Federal charges. Mauro Oliveira writes: We want drones to end and until THAT day, my family wants it to be clear to the victims of drone strikes and to the entire world, that we believe in Peace, not war and consider drone strikes as a war crime against humanity and an act against the Creators greatest gift, the Children of the world, of which we all are.
Wed Oct 22 2014SF Demonstration in Solidarity with Kobane and Rojava Revolution
Members of the Kurdish diaspora in the Bay Area joined local anarchists on October 11 for a demonstration in solidarity with the Rojava Revolution and the Kurdish resistance in Kobane. Over 50 people took over Powell and Market in San Francisco withbanners and thousands of leaflets throughout the afternoon. Kurdish fighters part of the YPG and the all women YPJ units have managed to hold their own during a month-long siege despite suffering heavy casualties and fighting with outdated weapons compared with the advanced US-made weapons used by ISIS.
Fri Sep 26 2014 (Updated 09/28/14)We Are Not World Cops
Fri Sep 26 2014 (Updated 09/28/14)Bay Area Residents React to Airstrikes on Syria by Taking to the Streets
On the evening of September 23, the airwaves were filled with reports of strikes by the United States and its allies against targets in Syria. Quick response in Palo Alto by the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center called on SF Peninsula residents to gather and protest. Demonstrations were held in San Francisco and San José as well.
Fri Sep 12 2014Israeli Officer Charged with Assault on Palestinian-American
Israel's Ministry of Justice has filed an indictment against a border policeman for assaulting and injuring 15-year-old Tarek Abu Khdeir, cousin to Muhammad Abu Khdeir, who was burned to death by Israeli settlers, in July. According to reports, the officer, whose name remains under gag order, was indicted at the Jerusalem magistrate court on September 10, for using "excessive force" that could not be justified.
Wed Jul 16 2014 (Updated 08/21/14)The World Responds to Israel's Atrocities in Gaza
Wed Jul 16 2014 (Updated 08/21/14)Hundreds of Palestinians, Including Whole Families, Have Been Killed in Gaza Since July 8
Rallies have been held around the world in opposition to Israel's recent air strikes on Gaza and the collective punishment carried out against the Palestinian people living there and in the West Bank. In Northern California, demonstrations have been held in Fresno, Oakland, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Salinas, and Santa Cruz. According to the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC), as of August 17, approximately 1939 Palestinians, including whole families, have been killed since July 8. A total of 9886 Palestinians, including 2878 children, 1854 women, and 374 elderly, have been injured. 47 Israeli soldiers, most of whom were invading Gaza at the time of their death, have been killed by Palestinian resistance, and two Israeli civilians were killed by Palestinian shells.
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6PM Saturday Oct 22 8th Annual Peace & Justice Awards Dinner
7PM Sunday Oct 23 Veteran Activist David Hartsough Speaks on 'Waging...
7:30PM Tuesday Nov 15 Medea Benjamin: "Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the...
Activists Lock Down Entrances to 'Urban Shield' on its 10th Anniversary, 23 Arrested Wednesday Sep 14th 9:48 AM
"Paying the Price for Peace" 9-8-2016 Thursday Sep 8th 10:56 PM
S. Brian Willson to Speak at Santa Cruz Premiere of "Paying the Price for Peace" Thursday Sep 1st 6:26 PM
It's Way Past Time To End Militarism (1 comment) Thursday Sep 1st 12:51 PM
Afghanistan: Still Occupied by US Troops on "Independence Day" Sunday Aug 21st 11:13 PM
Gather at Livermore Lab Monday Aug 8th 9:06 AM
Never Give Up on Peace: Community Members Rally in Santa Cruz on Independence Day Tuesday Jul 5th 4:28 PM
Say No to NATO on the Golden Gate Bridge Monday Jul 4th 5:16 PM
Mexico Teachers' Murders Protested In SF "Massacre Made In USA" (1 comment) Wednesday Jun 22nd 9:01 PM
Commemoration held of 1966 Blockade of Napalm bombs shipped to Vietnam from Alviso, CA. (2 comments) Wednesday Jun 8th 5:58 AMMore Local News...
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Mozambique President Meets IMF and World Bank As Debt and Corruption Concerns Loom Thursday Sep 15th 9:41 AM
U.S. unilaterally claims control of Papahanaumokuakea maritime area (1 comment) Friday Sep 2nd 4:03 PM
Must demand that nuclear-armed states disarm Saturday Aug 6th 11:00 AM
Fusion Green Liberty Party 2016 Presidential Campaign (2 comments) Sunday Jul 31st 1:21 PM
This Week in Palestine, July 29th, 2016 Friday Jul 29th 9:58 PM
Ferguson police killing of Michael Brown & invations of Afghanistan: variations on a theme Wednesday Jul 20th 9:54 AM
Protesting RimPac Military Exercises in Hawaii Thursday Jul 7th 3:06 AM
Akbayan rejects Chinese call for dropping West Philippine Sea arbitration Monday Jun 13th 5:31 AM
A Russian Warning. “A Looming Third World War” (1 comment) Sunday Jun 12th 5:59 PM
Protesters tell Cuomo: We will boycott Israel until it ends abuses of Palestinian rights (1 comment) Thursday Jun 9th 4:31 PMMore Global News...
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The Shortwave Report 09/23/16 Listen Globally! Thursday Sep 22nd 5:36 PM
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15 Years Since 9/11 Inside Job Saturday Sep 10th 11:59 AM
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War on Syria (1 comment) Tuesday Sep 6th 3:04 PM
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5300 Port Chicago Highway Murder Mystery...8-30-16 Mouse Report Tuesday Aug 30th 2:02 PM
Stop War With Russia! Friday Aug 26th 7:22 AMOpen Newswire...
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