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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.
Sat Mar 3 2018No Platform for Border Patrol Agent Turned Book Author
Chinga la Migra reports on an action against Francisco Cantú which took place on February 19 in San Francisco, and the cancellation of his event in Oakland the following day: After being shut down by comrades in Austin and forced to publicly admit he is against abolishing Border Patrol by comrades in New York, Cantú decided not to read from his book or discuss it as had been planned, and at the last minute, announced that he would only be signing books. A few minutes into the book signing a group of us disrupted it by reading prepared statements and handing out flyers, as well as free copies of No Wall They Can Build.
Fri Feb 2 2018 (Updated 02/03/18)No Sanctuary for White Nationalists
On January 28, Bay Area Antifascists made quick work of an anti-immigrant banner which the neo-Nazi group Identity Evropa (IE) hung from the Yerba Buena Tunnel heading into San Francisco. IE were central to the organizing of the murderous "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, and have been active in Northern California since 2016. San Francisco Bay Area Antifascists write: As a strike towards the defeat of our enemies, we tore down the banner put up in the early hours of the morning which attempted to “warn” commuters of “dangerous immigrants and refugees” and spread hate and fear of immigrants who call San Francisco their home.
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.
Sat Jan 20 2018 (Updated 01/22/18)Oakland Deports ICE
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
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."
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
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.
9:30AM Sunday Mar 25 Immigration Detention Camps, a CIVIC exposure
2PM Sunday Mar 25 Re-Affirming Sanctuary!
11AM Saturday May 5 ICE on Trial: People's Tribunal at WCDF
An Open Letter to the Chief of Campus Police Fri Mar 16th 8:56pm
End the Criminalization of Immigrants Tue Mar 13th 12:03pm
Questions for SFPD Regarding Fatal Shooting of Jesus Adolfo Delgado on March 6, 2018 (2 comments) Mon Mar 12th 6:52pm
Hundreds Rally in SF to Denounce ICE Arrests Fri Mar 2nd 11:02am
Santa Rosa: Walkout for Immigration Reform Thu Mar 1st 10:12pm
Report-back from Bay-Area Shutdowns of Hipster Border-Pig Francisco Cantú (1 comment) Thu Mar 1st 1:48pm
SHUT Down ICE! Action In San Francisco Closes ICE As CA Unionists Join The Blockade Wed Feb 28th 11:18pmMore Local News...
Winter 2017 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! Sun Nov 26th 9:21pm
Petition to Free Rose Maria Hernandez, age 10, from ICE detention Thu Oct 26th 10:25pm
Nuestra Voz: Schools for Education not Criminalization Wed Sep 13th 9:14am
What to Make of Germany’s Ban of Linksunten Indymedia Tue Sep 12th 1:47pm
Reporters Without Borders criticizes Germany’s ban of Linsunten Indymedia Sat Sep 9th 9:27pm
Trump Slammed for Siding with Hate and Xenophobia by Rescinding DACA for 800,000 DREAMers Wed Sep 6th 6:48pm
Another Trump disgrace: Racism and white supremacy must never be pardoned Mon Aug 28th 6:09pmMore Global News...
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival Research Thu Dec 21st 8:18pm
Effects of the removal of DACA Wed Dec 6th 12:31am
What DACA is Doing To Families Tue Dec 5th 9:15pm
DACA Demographics of Sonoma County Wed Nov 15th 3:08pm
Fall 2017 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! Mon Aug 28th 10:40pm
ICE Raids Cause Minority Women to Live in Fear Sat Jul 29th 9:12am
Imagine a country without Wall Street and the Pentagon! Thu Jun 29th 5:48amOpen Newswire...
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