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Thu Jan 16 2014 (Updated 02/15/14)Annual Anti-Abortion "Walk for Life West Coast" Returns to San Francisco
Thu Jan 16 2014 (Updated 02/15/14)Calls Rang Out to Counter-Protest "Walk for Life" & Stand Up for Rights of Women
On Saturday January 25, the "Walk for Life" came back to San Francisco to protest the right to abortion and to celebrate the recent successes of the anti-abortion movement. They marched down Market Street, where lampposts currently sport the slogan "Abortion Hurts Women." Stop Patriarchy is called on people to stand up in uncompromising opposition to the "Walk for Life West Coast."
Sun Feb 17 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)Northern California Joins One Billion Rising Against Violence
Sun Feb 17 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)Cities Worldwide Rally and Dance to End Violence Against Women on Valentine's Day
On February 14th, cities across the globe joined the One Billion Rising campaign to stop violence against women and girls. In Northern California, participating cities included Fresno, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Oakland, and San Francisco. One Billion Rising began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls.
Fri Feb 1 2013 (Updated 02/03/13)Chowchilla Freedom Rally Highlights Horrendous Conditions at California Prison
Fri Feb 1 2013 (Updated 02/03/13)March Held to Protest 'Warehousing' of Individuals at Central California Women’s Facility
Thu Jan 24 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)Roe v. Wade Anniversary Inspiration for Pro-Choice Rally, Flash Mob and Protest
Thu Jan 24 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)Justin Herman Plaza Site of Pro-Woman Actions and Entertainment
Justin Herman Plaza was the site of several feminist actions on Saturday, January 26th, as this week marks 40 years since the passage of Roe v. Wade. A Celebration of Women, Life and Liberty began at 10 am with speakers including the famously Limbaugh-bashed birth control champion Sandra Fluke and a myriad of children's activities.
Sun Jun 10 2012Autonomous Paths Converge in Cherán
Around 500 people from 15 cities in Mexico and 11 countries in the world came together in the National Encounter of Autonomous Anti-Capitialist Resistance at the end of May 2012 to share experiences of autonomy and support the uprising and current process of self-government in Cherán, Michoacán. The Cherán K’eri uprising on April 15, 2011 and the process of self-government now underway in that community is, for many, a source of inspiration, a strong show of resistance to be defended, and an experience to learn from.
Mon May 21 2012Winnemem Wintu Tribe to Hold War Dance on McCloud River
The Winnemem Wintu Tribe will hold a four-day War Dance (H’up Chonas in Winnemem) May 24-27 at the McCloud River site where they hold their Coming of Age ceremonies. The War Dance signifies the tribe’s spiritual commitment to defend at all costs the ceremony from heckling, flashing, and violating disruptions by recreational boaters that have occurred in previous years. More than 400 volunteers from throughout the country, native and non-native, are expected to converge upon the sacred sites to help the tribe close the river and protect the War Dance from interference by boaters.
Wed May 2 2012In Sacramento, Demonstrators Confront the War on Women
On April 28th, hundreds of women and men gathered at the capitol building in Sacramento, held a two hour rally, then marched through the downtown district. Speakers said that California needs to be at the forefront to keep the tide from turning against abortion and other women's rights. Protesters insisted that the war on women is very real, and vowed to be heard in the legislature and on the streets.