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Thu Apr 24 2014The Anatomy of Police Murder and Cover Up
Laurie Valdez writes: My name is Laurie Valdez. On February 21, 2014, my partner Antonio Guzman Lopez was murdered at the hands of San Jose State University Police Department Sgt. Mike Santos, who claims he did it in defense of fellow UPD officer Frits Van der Hoek. The incident happened right by a childcare center and in front of a sorority house. Clearly Santos had no concern for the safety of others or the fellow officer who, according to Santos, was standing right in front of Antonio, thus placing him in the line of fire.
Thu Mar 27 2014 (Updated 03/29/14)Student from Santa Cruz Files $5 Million Claim Against SJSU After Dormitory Hate Crimes
Thu Mar 27 2014 (Updated 03/29/14)Black Student Subjected to Racial Slurs and Physical Intimidation at San Jose State
Donald Williams Jr., a black student at San Jose State University, filed a $5 million claim on March 19 against the institution, which alleges breach of contract, breach of duty, negligence, and violation of the Unruh Act. The claim stems from alleged hate crimes committed against Williams in his SJSU dorm room by three of his housemates in the Fall of 2013.
Sun Mar 23 2014 (Updated 03/24/14)Protest Inside and Outside Hewlett-Packard Shareholders' Meeting
Sun Mar 23 2014 (Updated 03/24/14)Palestinian Rights Groups Speak Out at HP Shareholders' Meeting
On March 19, a group of more than 60 protesters demonstrated at the Hewlett-Packard shareholders' meeting because of its business dealings with the Israeli military. They said HP is complicit in oppressing Palestine because it makes the technology for the biometric cards that contain large amounts of data on the card carrier. Those cards are used by Israel to segregate and discriminate against Palestinians.
Wed Mar 5 2014 (Updated 03/09/14)Farmers Target Four Sprouts Locations to Save Gill Tract Farm
Wed Mar 5 2014 (Updated 03/09/14)"Boycott Sprouts" Actions Across Bay Area Before Albany City Council Vote
On March 1, urban farmers demonstrated at Sprouts grocery chain locations in Petaluma, Fremont, Sunnyvale, and Mountain View. The farmers oppose plans to develop the Gill Tract. Boycott Sprouts is asking shoppers to patronize other stores until Sprouts backs away from the development deal. On March 5, the Albany City Council approved paving six acres of the Gill Tract. In response to the council's vote, Occupy the Farm has called for a rally on March 12.
Tue Dec 17 2013 (Updated 12/21/13)Demonstrators Say "Low Pay is Not Okay" at Bay Area McDonald's
Tue Dec 17 2013 (Updated 12/21/13)Nationwide Rallies Demand $15 an Hour Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Workers
Lively protests took over McDonald's restaurants in the Bay Area on December 5 as part of a nationwide series of actions organized by Fast Food Forward, a joint effort by community and labor groups. Young workers in Oakland celebrated and danced as much as they protested, and a raucous rally was held in San José. The rallies demanded a $15 an hour minimum wage for fast-food workers.
Tue Oct 15 2013 (Updated 10/16/13)Protesting Monsanto with La Defensa del Maiz San José
Tue Oct 15 2013 (Updated 10/16/13)Groups in San José Warn of Monsanto's Corporate Control of Food
Called organismo modificado genéticamente or organismo transgénico in Spanish, genetically modified organisms (GMO) were the topic of the day on October 12, in conjunction with a global day of action. Members of La Defensa del Maiz San José gathered in front of San Jose City Hall to protest Monsanto's corporate control of food.
Sat Sep 14 2013 (Updated 09/23/13)Californians Vigilant in Opposition to War
Sat Sep 14 2013 (Updated 09/23/13)Emergency Demonstrations Held Across State in Response to U.S. Threat of War with Syria
As the U.S. government marched towards war with Syria in late August, anti-war groups and activists across the state responded with two weeks of emergency demonstrations. The ANSWER Coalition organized a series of protests, and actions were planned for the offices of Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, and Barbara Boxer. Events were also held at well known anti-war protest locations such as Peace Crossroads in San Jose and on Ocean Street in Santa Cruz.
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