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Tue May 29 2018In Legislative Upset, Missouri Anti-BDS Bill Fails
A five-month grassroots campaign led by human rights groups and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri celebrated a win on May 18, when the Missouri legislative session ended, failing to pass legislation that would have denied state contracts worth over $10,000 to businesses and organizations boycotting Israel over its subjugation and dispossession of the Palestinian people.
Thu May 24 2018 (Updated 05/25/18)Israel Kills Scores in Gaza, Injures Thousands as U.S. Opens Jerusalem Embassy
May 14 marked the 70th anniversary of the Nakba in Palestine. Senior members of the Trump administration gathered for the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, sparking massive protests across Palestine. Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition into a crowd who gathered in Gaza, killing 58 and injuring 2,771. The following day, over 1,000 Palestine supporters showed up in San Francisco, San José, and Santa Cruz.
Sat May 5 2018 (Updated 05/06/18)Calling Out Samsung on International Workers Day in San José
May 1, 2018, was a global day of action against Samsung as well as being International Workers Day. In the South Bay, Samsung protesters joined May Day demonstrators starting at Roosevelt Park in San José and marched to City Hall for a rally attended by members of local, national, and international unions, immigrant rights advocates, affordable housing activists, and Filipino justice campaigners, amongst others.
Thu Apr 19 2018U.S. Missile Strikes on Syria Ignite Bay Area Demonstrations
On April 13, the United States, together with its British and French allies, launched one hundred and five cruise missiles from sea and air striking three alleged chemical weapons facilities in Syria. Anti-war protesters CodePink Women for Peace responded immediately with actions the following day in front of the Pacific Heights homes of Senator Dianne Feinstein and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Later in the afternoon of April 14, an emergency demonstration at Market and Powell in San Francisco demanded an end to the bombings.
Wed Apr 4 2018 (Updated 05/24/18)Israel Attacks Land Day Protests Across Palestine
On March 30, massive protests were held in cities across Gaza on Land Day to start a six-week mobilization leading up to al-Nakba Day on May 15, which commemorates the expulsion of more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homeland in 1948 to make way for the state of Israel. Near Gaza border fences, Israeli forces used live ammunition to kill 17 demonstrators. 1,416 Palestinians were wounded, 758 of whom were shot by live ammunition. The U.S. has used its veto power in the United Nations Security Council to block a UN investigation into the Israeli military killings in Gaza.
Wed Apr 4 2018Queer Arts Collectives Create Iconic Ahed Tamimi Street Art
When members of the Bay Area group Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT!) heard about the imprisonment of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi for slapping the Israeli soldier who had shot her cousin and was now invading her family’s home, they wanted to see her picture prominently displayed during January's Women’s Marches. QUIT! teamed up with artists from the queer arts collectives, Street Cred and Bay Area Art Queers Unleashing Power (BAAQUP), to create a powerful image that has now spread around the world.
Wed Apr 4 2018Solidarity with the Refugee Caravan
Hundreds of Hondurans have fled their homes and joined the Refugee Caravan in order to seek refuge in Mexico or the U.S. They, along with their fellow caravan members, have developed a network of mutual support within the caravan to protect themselves from dangers such as extortion, robbery, murder, sexual assault, torture, and deportation without a right to seek asylum, which virtually all those who journey alone confront. On March 25, the caravan departed from Tapachula, Mexico.
Sat Feb 10 2018 (Updated 04/04/18)Free Ahed Tamimi and All Children Imprisoned by Israel
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.
Sat Feb 3 2018 (Updated 02/04/18)Solidarity with Afrin and the Rojava Revolution
Demonstrators took to the streets of San Francisco on January 26 to march and rally in defense of Afrin and the Rojava Revolution. An audio report features several interviews with members of the local Kurdish community. They discuss the unfolding situation in regards to the Turkish invasion of Rojava and the need to support the defensive forces on the ground. In recent weeks, tens of thousands have taken to the streets around the world, holding demonstrations, occupying buildings, unfurling banners at sporting events, and taking militant actions in solidarity with the struggle in Rojava.
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.
Thu Jan 18 201820 Palestinian Rights Organizations Banned from Entering Israel
On January 7, Israel made public a list of 20 organizations, including five U.S.-based organizations, whose leadership is barred from entering Israel due to their support for boycotts for Palestinian rights. US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) Executive Director Yousef Munayyer said, “We wear this designation as a badge of honor." Banning entry is by no means a new tactic in the maintenance of Israeli apartheid, but a policy that Israel has been enacting for decades, first and foremost by denying Palestinian refugees their right to return, and then by denying supporters of Palestinian rights.
Wed Sep 27 2017State Repression Against IMC Grenoble and IMC Nantes
On September 21, the French Ministry of Interior ordered two Indymedia websites — Indymedia Nantes and Indymedia Grenoble — to take down a communiqué claiming responsibility for a fire at a Grenoble police depot the previous night. According to the government, the hosted text constitutes a "provocation to terrorism". Both Indymedia collectives decided to take down the communiqué to avoid being put on a secret blocking list sent by the government to major ISPs in France. Indymedia Grenoble says, "this request (...) directly echoes the attack which took place in Germany on the 25th of August against Indymedia Linksunten, an attack which resulted in the police raid of four households and a self-administered social service center, citing similar pretexts."
Paid agents of the colonisers deceiving Australian Aborigines over land ownership Thu Jun 7th 2:08am
Left-wing Woman, Maria Espinosa, Elected President of U.N. General Assembly Tue Jun 5th 6:17pm
Medea Benjamin on Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics Mon Jun 4th 4:38pm
Tension between Australian Aborigines over sovereignty Mon Jun 4th 3:57am
500 Palestinian Detainees To Start Hunger Strike Next Week Fri Jun 1st 2:30pm
G7 Hurricane Debt Relief Caribbean/Small Islands Fri Jun 1st 10:41am
Palestinian Journalists Condemn Bill Criminalizing Photography of Israeli Soldiers Sat May 26th 7:12pm
Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe) Commemoration and Demonstration in San Francisco Tue May 22nd 1:39pm
La insurreción de abril en Nicaragua // The April Insurrection in Nicaragua, 2018 Fri May 18th 2:09pm
Ten Palestinian Journalists Attacked by Israeli Forces Mon May 14th 7:54pm
Gaza: Israel Kills 50+ Palestinians Protesting Nonviolently as U.S. Opens Jerusalem Embassy Mon May 14th 7:49pm
Death Toll 58 in Israeli Military Assault on Gaza Protests Mon May 14th 7:17pm
Report: Ongoing Nakba Must End — Time Has Come for the International Community to Act Mon May 14th 2:26pm
General Strike to Commence on 70th Nakba Day Mon May 14th 2:24pm
Coming back to life in Iraq's Sinjar (1 comment) Sat May 12th 3:59am
A reign of terror: Extra-judicial killings in Duterte’s Philippines Fri May 4th 1:38am
Athlete and Activist Colin Kaepernick Honored with Top Award from Amnesty International Wed Apr 25th 12:19am
UN Forum Wrestles with Economic Policies 10 Years After Financial Crisis Islands Call for Tue Apr 24th 12:32pm
IMF and World Bank Meet on 10-Year Anniversary of Financial Crisis Fri Apr 20th 2:17pm
Canadian Journalist Turns Rwandan Genocide Story Inside Out Tue Apr 17th 5:24pm
Refugee Caravan Carries On to Defend the Right to Seek Asylum Fri Apr 13th 5:20pm
The World Dependent on Central Banks Thu Apr 12th 4:39am
Palestinians Hack Israeli Websites (2 comments) Wed Apr 4th 8:27pm
US Blocks UN Investigation into Israeli Military Killings in Gaza Wed Apr 4th 8:27pm
Pueblo Sin Fronteras se Solidariza con la Caravana Migrante (1 comment) Tue Apr 3rd 4:36pm
Pueblo Sin Fronteras Stands In Solidarity with the Refugee Caravan (2 comments) Tue Apr 3rd 4:30pm
Lawfare Project Re-Files Baseless Lawsuit Against San Francisco State and Professor Abdulhadi Mon Apr 2nd 11:30pm
Israeli Soldiers Shoot 49 Palestinians In Gaza Day After Killing Sixteen in Land Day Protest (1 comment) Sun Apr 1st 8:56pmMore News...