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Mon Apr 2 2018 (Updated 04/17/18)Sacramento Sheriff Tries to Cover Tracks on Hit-and-Run of Protester
The National Lawyers Guild of Sacramento contradicts the lies being circulated by cops and corporate media regarding what occurred at the Stephon Clark demonstration in Sacramento on March 31. NLG Sacramento states, "We witnessed cases of harassment and excessive force by the California Highway Patrol and Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, including the unprovoked hit-and-run of a demonstrator, the issuance of unlawful orders and threats to our legal observers."
Sat Mar 31 2018Shot Seven Times in His Back
Sacramento police shot Stephon Clark seven times from behind, according to an independent autopsy conducted by pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, who was hired by Clark’s family. The autopsy contradicts the Sacramento police department’s claim that Clark, who was unarmed at the time, was advancing towards officers Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet when they shot 20 times and killed him.
To support transformational change for Black communities in Sacramento, the Build. Black. Coalition and Black Lives Matter Sacramento announced they are creating a multi-year plan in partnership with the Sacramento Kings to support the education of young people and to provide the workforce preparation and economic development efforts needed to truly #BuildBlackFutures. The effort to support and lift up Black youth begins this Friday, March 30 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the South Sacramento Christian Church.
Thu Mar 22 2018 (Updated 03/31/18)Turn Up for Stephon Clark!
Black Lives Matter Sacramento writes: The murder of Stephon Clark was unjustified. On March 18th at 9:13 pm, Stephon was murdered, and while the police interrogated his family, the family was not told that his body was in their backyard. Four hours later at 1:00 am, his grandmother looked into the backyard, and saw his body on the ground, shot up. Within 48 hours Sacramento Police Department changed their story four times: first, they said he was carrying a gun; then they said he was carrying a “toolbar;” then they stated he was carrying a wrench; lastly, they confirmed that he only had a cellphone.
Fri Mar 23 2018 (Updated 04/01/18)March For Our Lives
On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives took to the streets to demand that their lives and safety become a priority, and that gun violence comes to an end. Northern California is marched in solidarity. The national mission statement declared: March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar. In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short in Florida, politicians are telling us that now is not the time to talk about guns. March For Our Lives believes the time is now.
Sat Mar 3 2018 (Updated 03/14/18)Hundreds Rally in San Francisco to Denounce ICE
Hundreds of immigrant rights activists, including many students, unionists, and other allies, surrounded the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building in San Francisco to disrupt ICE's daily patterns of mistreatment and dehumanization. Increased ICE activity has been reported throughout the Bay Area, the Central Coast, and in the Central Valley. Reports from rapid response networks confirm that ICE agents have recently arrested hundreds of people in cities including Monterey, Oakland, Fresno, Napa, San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Clara, and Salinas.
Thu Feb 22 2018 (Updated 03/23/18)Students Plan to Take a Stand with "March For Our Lives"
Bob M writes: In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas shooting, the high school students at that school and across the country are calling for a walkout on March 24 and again on April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine shooting in 1999. The students are calling for national leaders to listen to them, but as of yet they do not have demands other than getting AR-15s "out of the hands of people who should not have them." Many radicals still hold strong to the important point that de-arming must start with the cops and military, and not take away self-defense from oppressed communities.
Mon Jan 22 2018 (Updated 01/30/18)Millions March for Women's Rights Worldwide
On January 20, the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of President Trump, women, children, and allies worldwide demonstrated in hundreds of cities, often in freezing temperatures, to stand up against against Donald Trump and his policies, patriarchal and racist violence and oppression, and for a brighter future for women. The numbers were massive across North America, with 300,000 Chicago, 200,000 in New York City, a half million in Los Angeles, and at least 100,000 in San Francisco. Tens of thousands marched in medium-sized cities such as Oakland, and in smaller towns such as Fresno, thousands took a stand. On January 21, many more took to the streets of Las Vegas, Berlin, Paris, London, and other cities across the globe.
8:30AM Friday Apr 20 Pack the Court to Drop the Charges Against...
11AM Sunday Apr 22 Sacramento Earth Day Festival
2PM Sunday Apr 22 Renters Rising 2018
6:30PM Wednesday Apr 25 Decolonizing Food I: Local Plants Workshop
3:30PM Saturday Apr 28 Socialist Feminist Reading Group
8:30AM Friday May 4 Fill The Court for Armani!
6PM Saturday May 5 Whose Streets? Our Streets! Alternatives to Police!
6PM Saturday May 12 Support Systems for Black and Brown Women
6PM Saturday May 26 CopWatch Orientation
9AM Saturday Jun 9 The Black Women's March
Assemblymember Frazier Says MWD's ‘Dishonesty’ Threatens to Destroy Delta Thu Apr 19th 9:55am
Metropolitan Water District Votes to Support Twin Tunnels Project Thu Apr 19th 9:48am
Lawsuit Confronts Kern County Over Broken Promise to Protect Imperiled Hawks, Important Farmland Tue Apr 17th 1:53pm
Historic Negro Bar, Sacramento County comes alive for 2018 Folsom Juneteenth Sun Apr 15th 12:42pm
Pack the Court to Drop the Charges Against Anti-Fascists in Sacramento (1 comment) Sat Apr 14th 10:18am
Civil Rights Groups Call for Congressional Action on Fatal Police Shootings Sat Apr 14th 12:01am
Sacramento Police are Being Dishonest About Their Violence Toward Peaceful Protesters Fri Apr 13th 11:44pmMore Local News...
Sacramento, California will A.C.T. to End Racism Sun Apr 1st 12:13pm
Kwanzaa: The "Califorina Grown" Pan African Holiday Sun Dec 10th 8:33pm
Expanding Participation with the 2017 Ag Census in the "Farm to Fork Capitol of America" Fri Dec 1st 5:53pm
Health & Farmworker Advocates Respond to California’s Interim Mitigations for Chlorpyrifos Wed Oct 4th 10:09am
Governor Jerry Brown accuses cap-and-trade bill opponents of 'political terrorism' Sat Jul 29th 3:12pm
Report: Children and the elderly at risk from "dangerous and close" fracking Sat Oct 29th 3:29am
WW CA Farmworkers Getting 8 Hour Day & Attacks On Workers Comp By DIR and Governor Brown (1 comment) Wed Aug 31st 8:28pmMore Global News...
Cultural Resource Study for Negro Hill National Monument Sun Apr 1st 11:16pm
As Trump consolidates his power, the history of 1930s Germany repeats itself Fri Mar 30th 1:03am
Sacramento NAACP Statement on the Shooting of Stephon Clark Fri Mar 23rd 6:32pm
Black History at the 51st World Ag Expo Mon Feb 12th 9:47am
Farm to Fork Friday, Expanding Inclusion Thoroughout Sacramento Regional Food Systems Sat Feb 10th 10:30am
Calif Cops work with alt-reich to attack and prosecute counter demonstrators and Antifa (1 comment) Fri Feb 9th 7:27pm
Will Work for Food Mon Feb 6th 12:18pmOpen Newswire...
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