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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 Feb 7 2018 (Updated 02/16/18)Surviving Smash & Grab: The Real Black Panthers
Wed Feb 7 2018 (Updated 02/16/18)Political Education Panel on Resisting the Repression of Black Dissidents
In honor of Black Solidarity Week, and in light of the recently released FBI report on so-called “Black Identity Extremists,” Community Ready Corps will host a political education panel on the repression of Black dissidents. Leaders from the Anti Police-Terror Project and special guests Mama Akua Njeri and Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. will come together on Saturday, February 17 for an evening of radical truth telling, solidarity building, and self-defense. That morning, a march through East Oakland kicks off Black Solidarity Week, February 17-24.
Sun Feb 4 2018 (Updated 02/18/18)Black Homes Matter: Defend Aunti Frances
Sun Feb 4 2018 (Updated 02/18/18)Black Disabled Activist, Elder, Black Panther and Community Leader Fights Eviction
Frances Moore, affectionately known by those around her as Aunti Frances, is a beloved Black disabled activist, elder, Black Panther and community leader who has lived in North Oakland/South Berkeley her entire life. She now faces a no-fault eviction at the hands of Natalia Morphy and Morphy’s parents, who are exploiting a notorious loophole in Oakland renter protections for their own personal gain. The attempts to evict Aunti Frances signal that Oakland’s redevelopment is moving forward without care and consideration for its longtime residents and community members. A court support breakfast rally will be held on Wednesday, February 21.
Mon Jan 22 2018 (Updated 01/30/18)Millions March for Women's Rights Worldwide
Mon Jan 22 2018 (Updated 01/30/18)Women Across North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa Rise Up for the 2018 Women's March
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.
Sat Jan 20 2018 (Updated 01/22/18)Oakland Deports ICE
Sat Jan 20 2018 (Updated 01/22/18)Oakland Council Cuts Ties with ICE Despite Fed's Threats to Sanctuary Cities
On the same day Homeland Security announced plans for major immigration raids in the Bay Area in response to sanctuary city laws, and the Department of Justice confirmed that it was looking for ways to arrest Sanctuary City mayors and other officials, the City of Oakland defied federal authorities. On January 16, the Oakland City Council unanimously voted to eliminate any and all cooperation with ICE in both criminal and civil matters, except in a case of public emergency. The move arose in reaction to an ICE raid that took place on August 16, ostensibly as a criminal investigation into human trafficking, yet no charges were ever filed and an undocumented man is now undergoing deportation proceedings.
Thu Jan 11 2018 (Updated 01/14/18)We Will Not Comply
Thu Jan 11 2018 (Updated 01/14/18)Reclaim MLK 2018: 96 Hours of Non-Compliance with the Trump and Schaaf Regimes
For the fourth year in a row, the Anti Police-Terror Project has called for 96 Hours of action over the King Day Weekend. From Friday, January 12 through Monday, January 15, people will take to the streets in a series of direct actions, vigils, rallies and film screenings. The weekend concludes with the Reclaiming Kings Radical Legacy March on Monday beginning at 14th and Broadway. Friday's actions address State-Sponsored Violence; Saturday's confront the Housing crisis; Sunday's focus on Indigenous/International Solidarity; and Monday, "We reclaim the Radical legacy of MLK."
Thu Jan 4 2018 (Updated 02/07/18)KPFA Radio at Risk
Thu Jan 4 2018 (Updated 02/07/18)Pacifica Radio on the Ropes; Could Be Out of Existence by Middle of January
On January 8, Berkeley's KPFA radio may have its money and property seized by the Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT) because of a 1.8 million dollar debt accumulated by sister station WBAI in New York. At that point, KPFA's building and bank account may no longer be under their own control, potentially taking not only WBAI off the air, but the entire Pacifica Network which includes KPFA in Berkeley, KPFK in Los Angeles, KPFT in Houston, and WPFW in Washington D.C. The Pacifica National Board has yet to take decisive action to protect the assets of the foundation, leaving the future of the network uncertain. How aggressive ESRT will be regarding Pacifica's assets remains unknown.
Thu Nov 30 2017 (Updated 12/01/17)Mapping Displacement and Gentrification in the San Francisco Bay Area
Thu Nov 30 2017 (Updated 12/01/17)Oakland Has Fastest Pace of Gentrification and Displacement in Bay Area
According to a report by the Urban Displacement Project of UC Berkeley, between 2013 and 2015 the pace of gentrification and displacement in Northern California accelerated most quickly in Oakland’s low-income neighborhoods. Skyrocketing rents reveal the need for strong rent control and just cause eviction protections in Oakland and throughout the Bay Area. According to the New York Times, Oakland’s median rent during 2016 was among the highest in the nation, just short of the median rent in Manhattan. During August of 2017, the average market rate rent for a one bedroom unit was $2,400 per month in Oakland, but since then according to Zillow the current median rent in Oakland is up to $3,000 per month.
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.
Thu Oct 26 2017 (Updated 10/28/17)Oakland Public Bank Promises Benefits for Community and Cannabis Industry
Thu Oct 26 2017 (Updated 10/28/17)Study to Start for Public Bank of Oakland as Alternative to Corporate Financial Services
Oakland will spend $75,000 on a study to examine the feasibility of establishing a public bank in the city. The impact on the cannabis industry would be huge, because most corporate banks do not conduct business with the cannabis trade even where their operations are legal. Without bank credit card services, business transactions must be conducted in cash. Even filing taxes with the IRS is problematic. Nearly all large corporate banks are involved in unethical practices of one kind or another. A public bank would also allow people of conscience to bank without supporting unconscionable investments.
Mon Oct 23 2017East Bay Homeless Encampment Threatened by BART Police
JP Massar writes: For nine months a stable, peaceful, law-abiding community of homeless people has resided at the HERE/THERE space on the west side of the BART tracks just north of the Oakland/Berkeley border, across the street from Sweet Adeline. They have had the support of the neighborhood and have recently obtained, through community support, the ability to access a porta-potty and a handwashing station. On Saturday afternoon [October 21], BART police put up notices demanding that they remove themselves from HERE/THERE area within 72 hours and threatening to confiscate their possessions. An Eviction Resistance Party has been called for Tuesday, October 24 at 4:30pm.
Wed Oct 18 2017PG&E's Role in Deadly Wildfires Questioned
Late in the evening on October 8, the Diablo Winds blew into Santa Rosa, resulting in five fires. The rapidly spreading fires caused dozens of deaths and burned thousands of homes and other structures to the ground. Beyond those directly effected, the Santa Rosa firestorm, and other fires in the North Bay have polluted the air across the entire region. The elderly and children are at greatest health risk from the smoke of the wildfires in Sonoma, Napa, Yuba and Mendocino Counties. On October 16 a new wildfire started in unincorporated Santa Cruz County, spurring evacuations. Concerns remain about the origin of the fires; one theory being that high winds caused power lines to collapse, raising questions about PG&E's culpability.
Tue Oct 3 2017 (Updated 10/04/17)Another Fascist Fail as Bay Area Stands Against White Supremacy
Tue Oct 3 2017 (Updated 10/04/17)Community Victory Against Right-Wing Troll Milo Yiannopoulos's "Free Speech" Week
Declaring that blatant fascists and neo-nazis will never find a home in the Bay Area, hundreds of anti-racist activists rallied and marched through the streets of Berkeley on September 23. The Anti Police-Terror Project proactively called for people to gather on that day as a show of strength and unity against the white supremacists across the nation attempting to capitalize on the racist Trump presidency. Separately, Berkeley Patriots, the UC Berkeley student group behind "Free Speech Week," announced the day before it was supposedly set to begin that all events had been cancelled. Milo Yiannopoulos attempted to speak on September 24 but was on the UC Berkeley campus only 20 minutes before quickly leaving the scene.
Sat Sep 23 2017 (Updated 09/26/17)Ban Lifted on Berkeley Police Use of Pepper Spray
Sat Sep 23 2017 (Updated 09/26/17)National Lawyers Guild and Anti Police-Terror Project Condemn BPD Pepper Spray
The NLG-SF writes: Rather than using these critical times as an opportunity to have a larger conversation with Berkeley’s people of color, LGBTQIA, Jews, Muslims and other communities who are being targeted by white nationalists/neo-Nazis/white supremacists — the City has instead utilized this as an opportunity to target peaceful protests and repress resistance. The APTP further explains who will face the brunt of this new police weapon: According to the resolution, police are not allowed to use it on crowds but they can target individuals in crowds whom they deem “violent." If both recent and past history teaches us anything — it is that those of us who pose the most risk to the State and its agenda that get categorized as violent.
6:30PM Sunday Feb 18 The Crisis At KPFA & The Pacifica Network “Making...
7PM Sunday Feb 18 Anthony Brown & Asian American Orchestra w/ Voices of a...
8AM Wednesday Feb 21 Court Support Breakfast Rally for Aunti Frances
6:30PM Wednesday Feb 21 Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance...
7:30PM Wednesday Feb 21 Richard Wolff: As US Capitalism Declines, Change Is...
7PM Thursday Feb 22 Pre-Colonial Contact and Wild Landscapes of the East...
4PM Saturday Feb 24 Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Debt Resistance is NOT...
7:30PM Saturday Feb 24 Ann Wright: 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla, BDS and Banned...
10:30AM Sunday Feb 25 Forum The Silk Road, Belt & Road Initiative & Socialism...
1PM Sunday Feb 25 Book signing with Betty Reid Soskin, oldest national...
6:30PM Thursday Mar 1 Transition Berkeley Film: Protecting our Oak Woodlands...
7PM Sunday Mar 4 A Special Evening with Noam Chomsky
7:30PM Tuesday Mar 6 Michio Kaku reveals "The Future of Humanity"
7:30PM Wednesday Mar 7 Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of...
4:30PM Thursday Mar 8 Women's Strike Rally: International Women's Day of...
No Platform for Border Patrol (1 comment) Sun Feb 18th 4:42pm
RNs to Rally Across California Feb. 22 in Protest Over Supreme Court Case Seen as Threat to Patient Care Sat Feb 17th 11:21pm
Women's Strike Rally: International Women's Day of Action in Oakland Sat Feb 17th 9:48am
Black Solidarity Week in Oakland: February 17-24 Fri Feb 16th 8:39pm
Oakland activists are collecting signatures to repeal Costa-Hawkins Act Fri Feb 16th 7:07pm
Right-Wing Zionist Group Calls on Berkeley to Investigate City Council Member Over Support for Palestinian Rights Thu Feb 15th 9:47pm
Israeli Official Distorts CA Law To Stop Sister City Proposal Thu Feb 15th 9:21pm
National Alliance of HUD Tenants oppose Trump’s proposed budget cuts (1 comment) Wed Feb 14th 10:55pm
Berkeley lied, the homeless paid Sat Feb 10th 9:01am
Archaeological Survey of the Bay Miwoks in the Mount Diablo Mountain Range Tue Feb 6th 11:07amMore Local News...
The War On The EPA & The Scientists , Lead, Health and Safety & Scott Pruitt At The EPA Thu Feb 15th 9:22am
Worldwide Actions Commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th Birthday, Demand Freedom Sun Feb 4th 1:34pm
Omali Yeshitela Says No to FBI Targeting of Black Activists; Yes to Self-Determination Thu Jan 25th 4:38pm
WorkWeek Radio - SA NUMSA On Trump, US Workers, Immigrants & Workers Tue Jan 16th 10:01pm
IBT Western Region VP Aloise Out-Report From SA NUMSA and IAM Henkel Strike Victory Fri Jan 5th 10:16am
KPFA WorkWeek Radio On Puerto Rico Labor Action By US Unionists And Jones Act Fri Oct 27th 11:11am
Democracy Now:Who’s Hacking Who? Americans, Not Russians, Disenfranchise Millions of Black Wed Oct 11th 8:46pm
Court decision in Empire State Bldg versus Pacifica & WBAI Sat Oct 7th 4:08pm
This Week in Palestine, September 29 2017 Sat Sep 30th 8:06pm
Technology, Automation, Internationalism, Longshore Workers And The Future Of Work Tue Jul 25th 12:55pmMore Global News...
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MLK assassination and election fraud...1-16-18 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tue Jan 16th 1:36pm
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Russophobic Seth Rich Election Murder Racketeers 'R' US...1-2-18 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tue Jan 2nd 1:28pm
Western IBT VP Rome Aloise Forced Out Of Union After Corruption Scandal Exposures Mon Jan 1st 9:47pm
Fresh Air Vallejo & SEIU Local 1021 Oppose Vallejo Cement Factory Wed Dec 27th 10:55amOpen Newswire...
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