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Sat Feb 10 2018 (Updated 02/16/18)Free Ahed Tamimi and All Children Imprisoned by Israel
Sat Feb 10 2018 (Updated 02/16/18)Worldwide Actions Commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th Birthday, Demand Freedom
Protests and actions in San Rafael, Oakland, Los Angeles, across the US, and around the world marked the 17th birthday of Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi, imprisoned since December 19 and facing charges before an Israeli military court. Ahed was seized by occupation forces in a pre-dawn raid on her family’s home in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah. She is one of over 350 Palestinian children imprisoned by the Israeli occupation and one of nearly 6,200 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. On February 13, an Israeli military court ordered journalists to leave the courtroom then extended Ahed's detention until her next hearing on March 11.
Wed Nov 22 2017Korean Peace Walk on Armistice Day
On November 11, the Korea Peace Walk traveled 20 blocks along Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, pausing to rally at historic sites of the labor movement and Black Panther Party activism. The celebrated date activists chose originated as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. About 70 people marched for over two hours from from 23rd to 44th Street. At the final rally at Koryo Place, the center of a district of small Korean family owned businesses, pungmul (풍물) drummers pounded furiously. Pungmul drumming and dancing is rooted in Korea’s collective farming culture and has long been actively used in political protest there.
Mon Nov 20 2017Beloved Sculpture On Chopping Block in Palo Alto
Mon Nov 20 2017"Censorship Committee" of Palo Alto Banishes Public Art Piece
On November 16, the Public Art Commission of Palo Alto voted unanimously to remove the artwork of Adriana Varella from the city’s public art collection. "Digital DNA", a seven foot tall egg shaped sculpture made of recycled circuit boards, imparts a political message—that technology generated by Silicon Valley has a far-reaching impact. It conveys that modern technology can enslave us, and reminds the viewer that technology is also used for warfare. In protest of the commission's decision, the artist has created a more than 5 foot wide collage titled "Censorship Committee of Palo Alto" that is currently on display at an art show about censorship in New York City.
Mon Nov 6 2017 (Updated 11/07/17)Campaign to Drive Out Trump and Pence Launches in Bay Area
Mon Nov 6 2017 (Updated 11/07/17)Kicking Off with Rally in Union Square, SF Starts Campaign to End Trump/Pence Regime
On November 4, a rally in San Francisco's Union Square kicked off Bay Area participation in a national campaign to drive out the Trump/Pence administration. A long and spirited march snaked through the city following the rally. Protests were held on the same day in twenty-two cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Seattle and Portland. To promote the day of action, Refuse Fascism, a project of the Revolutionary Communist Party, took out a full page ad in the New York Times.
Thu Aug 17 2017 (Updated 09/02/17)Military Exercises in Korea Considered Act of War
Thu Aug 17 2017 (Updated 09/02/17)San Francisco Demonstrators Call for Halt to War Games Along the Korean Peninsula
As tensions ramp up between the U.S. and North Korea, speakers at a rally in San Francisco on August 15 called for the halting of US/South Korea military exercises along the Korean Peninsula. The annual war games are scheduled to be held starting August 21 and coincide with North Korea's threat to Guam. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea) views the joint exercises as continued acts of war, as there was never a signed peace treaty at the end of the Korean War in 1953. On August 28, in response to the United States and South Korean war games, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has launched an unarmed missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean.
Fri Feb 24 2017 (Updated 02/27/17)Call to Boycott and Divest from HP for Profiteering from Human Rights Abuses
Fri Feb 24 2017 (Updated 02/27/17)Activists Protest HP Enterprise for Profiteering from Racism in Israel-Palestine and U.S.
A coalition of social justice activists demonstrated with signs, banners, and flyers outside the annual RSA cyber-security conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco on February 14 and 15, educating attendees and the public about how Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) enables and profits from Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories, and from racist immigration and incarceration policies in the United States. HPE is a platinum sponsor and participant in the annual RSA Conference. The protests followed last month’s Global Day of Action against HP, with over 150 demonstrations in over 60 countries around the world
On October 29, World Can't Wait San Francisco and friends took a stand against "Torture Professor" John Yoo and his handlers at UC Berkeley Law School. "Today we represent the views and the hearts of many more tens of millions of people who know that torture is a war crime, and a crime against humanity. International and UN law both prohibit torture, under any and all circumstances, without exception," read the protest flier. "Indict, Prosecute, Disbar... No More Torture in Our Name," chanted about 20 witnesses to university apologists.
Wed Oct 19 2016Standing Up Against the Racist Police State by Taking a Knee
Since August 26, when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began to sit and then kneel during the playing of the national anthem to protest racist police violence, at least dozens of more Black people have been murdered by the police. What is also intensifying is that more and more athletes are taking a visible stand against police brutality. Students at the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) have been particularly vocal about their opposition to a lack of police accountability and the unfair treatment of Black and Brown people at the hands of law enforcement.
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."
6PM Friday Feb 23 Breaking the Seige of Gaza: Fundraiser Featuring Ann...
3PM Saturday Feb 24 Crisis in Yemen: Who is Responsible?
7:30PM Saturday Feb 24 Ann Wright: 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla, BDS and Banned...
12PM Sunday Feb 25 Revolutionary Yoga - a Fundraiser for the People's...
11AM Sunday Mar 11 Armistice Year Celebration
11AM Sunday Mar 11 How to Avoid a Nuclear Confrontation between the U.S....
11:30AM Sunday Mar 11 Leon Trotsky's Collaboration with Germany and Japan
7:30PM Tuesday Mar 20 BOYCOTT! "The Academy & Justice for Palestine"
7:30PM Thursday Mar 29 GAZA: An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom
Free Ahed Tamimi Rally Wed Jan 31st 8:55pm
All Out For Palestine: Hands Off Jerusalem! (3 comments) Wed Dec 6th 8:33pm
Emergency Protest to #StopTheMove: We Need a Jerusalem for All (1 comment) Wed Dec 6th 1:22pm
Fortress Bay Area - The Center Cannot Hold (1 comment) Mon Dec 4th 5:45pm
Beyond the Bomb - Bay Area Activist Training - Fight Nuclear War (1 comment) Tue Nov 21st 9:27am
Korean Peace Walk on Armistice Day (2 comments) Sun Nov 19th 4:37pm
Mass Campaign to Drive Out Trump and Pence Launches in Bay Area Mon Nov 6th 12:04am
Holding Twitter Accountable: Ban Trump Wed Oct 18th 11:03pm
Beyond the Bomb Kick-off Meeting Fri Oct 13th 7:52pm
SF Speak Out-Stop Thaad-US Troops Out Of Korea! Rally At UN Plaza (3 comments) Wed Oct 4th 10:03amMore Local News...
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End Russophobia! Time for a New Detente Policy (1 comment) Thu Feb 15th 4:20am
Violence leaves 750,000 children in Mosul struggling to access health services Fri Feb 9th 11:40pm
Video of Ahed Tamimi standing up to IOF soldiers in 2012 and 2017 Sun Feb 4th 2:12pm
Worldwide Actions Commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th Birthday, Demand Freedom Sun Feb 4th 1:34pm
Imagine: No US Military Bases on Foreign Soil (1 comment) Sun Jan 14th 1:31pm
Brutality against children 'cannot be the new normal' stresses UNICEF Mon Jan 1st 2:57pm
Philippines - Why there is nothing Revolutionary about the call for a "Revolutionary Govt" Wed Dec 6th 2:08am
CIA claims public disclosure of secret intelligence aid to Israel would harm U.S. "national security" Wed Nov 8th 5:22am
This week - nuclear and climate news Fri Sep 22nd 3:14am
What to Make of Germany’s Ban of Linksunten Indymedia Tue Sep 12th 1:47pmMore Global News...
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Rest of World Solved Gun Violence Problem; March 24, 2018 March for our Lives in US Wed Feb 21st 9:37pm
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4/20/18 Nati'l Student Walkout to Demand Gun Control (1 comment) Sat Feb 17th 8:37pm
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WTC Pentabomb: What Afghan made us stand down?...2-13-18 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tue Feb 13th 2:09pm
Israeli Accusations of Spy Drone Dismissed by Syria/Iran Coalition as False Sun Feb 11th 6:12am
The Shortwave Report 02/09/18 Listen Globally! Thu Feb 8th 4:10pm
RICO Times...2-6-18 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tue Feb 6th 1:44pm
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Media Zombified by losses (1 comment) Tue Jan 30th 12:05pmOpen Newswire...
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