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Fri Sep 28 2018 (Updated 10/07/18)Driscoll's Berries Boycott Continues
The National Democratic Independent Farm Workers Union (SINDJA) is calling upon all sister organizations to participate in the International Global Action against the transnational corporation Driscoll's — one of the most exploitive agricultural companies in the San Quintín Valley, Baja California. Workers are demanding: freedom to unionize, a collective contract with SINDJA, no more sexual harassment, daycare centers, and fair wages.
Mon Sep 10 2018 (Updated 09/21/18)Trump Escalates Attacks on Palestine, Al-Aqsa Mosque Under Threat
The Trump administration will close the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in D.C. This follows a State Department promise to cut more than $300 million in funding for humanitarian assistance. These moves appear intended to force Palestinians into a "peace deal" that would deny them a state, as well as denying the right of return for Palestinian refugees. Meanwhile, Israeli settlers storm the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque on a daily basis to push forward their plans to build the so-called “Third Temple.”
Sun Aug 12 2018 (Updated 08/14/18)Filipino Journalists Hurt and Arrested at NutriAsia Strike Dispersal
On July 30, around 50 security guards of NutriAsia and 20 members of the Philippine National Police in Marilao and Meycauayan violently dispersed the striking NutriAsia workers while an ecumenical mass was being held at the picketline near the factory gates. Nineteen were arrested. Arrestees were released two days later, but still face charges and the strike continues.
Wed Jun 27 2018U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Anti-Muslim Travel Ban
In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court’s conservative justices wrote that even considering all of President Trump’s anti-Muslim statements about the travel ban, the order should be upheld. Reaction was swift in the San Francisco Bay area; emergency protests were held San Francisco, San José, and other cities across the U.S. within hours of the announcement.
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.
IMF and World Bank Warn of Financial Crisis as Indonesian Currency Hits Asian Crisis Low Thu Oct 11th 7:36pm
Dark Clouds Gather on Horizon for Financial System, Warns International Monetary Fund Wed Oct 10th 7:10am
IMF Lowers Global Growth Projections and Raises Concerns of Financial Crisis Tue Oct 9th 8:22am
Boycott Driscoll's on KPFA's Full Circle Sun Oct 7th 9:54pm
50.000! We will end coal! (1 comment) Sun Oct 7th 3:30am
US Withdraws from Protocol to Vienna Convention Over Jerusalem Sat Oct 6th 3:54pm
Fur Farm in Italy Destroyed in Arson Despite Best Efforts by Owner Sat Oct 6th 12:39am
Korean companies encouraged to back highly contentious giant coal mine in Australia Thu Oct 4th 9:31pm
Aborigines resisting Australia's biggest frackers Tue Oct 2nd 6:49am
Boycott Driscoll's Day of Action on KPFA Evening News Sun Sep 30th 1:26pm
'We want white people to stop celebrating the day they invaded us' Fri Sep 28th 3:11am
Thousands of Australian health professionals demand refugee kids off island prison camp (3 comments) Wed Sep 26th 4:30am
One of world's biggest banks stops coal investments (1 comment) Tue Sep 25th 10:04pm
Flaming Kites Cause Fires in Bordering Israeli Communities near Gaza Sun Sep 23rd 12:52pm
Argentina_Cheguevaristas Sun Sep 23rd 9:01am
San Francisco Labor Council Supports the Driscoll's Boycott Global Day of Action Fri Sep 21st 8:33pm
Jerry Brown announces satellite launch as frontline communities protest oil drilling expansion (1 comment) Fri Sep 21st 6:04pm
¡Boicot Driscoll’s! Día de Acción Global el 29 de septiembre, 2018 (1 comment) Fri Sep 21st 3:45pm
Boycott Driscoll’s! Global Action on September 29, 2018 (1 comment) Fri Sep 21st 3:42pm
Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa on Yom Kippur (video) (1 comment) Fri Sep 21st 2:57pm
Global Day of Action Against Driscoll's to Support Farmworkers!!! Wed Sep 19th 4:57pm
Swedish Fur Farm Closes After 5,000 Mink Released Tue Sep 18th 10:54am
Trump Administration Cuts Last Sources of Aid to Palestinian Civilians Sat Sep 15th 11:30am
Trump to Announce Closure of Palestinian Representative Office in Washington DC Mon Sep 10th 9:16am
Video: Israeli Forces Intentionally Kill 16-year-old Palestinian Youth Sun Sep 9th 11:08am
Extremist Settlers, Police Continue to Storm Al Aqsa Sun Sep 9th 10:59am
Expert Warns of Collapse Amid Trump Cuts to Jerusalem Hospitals (1 comment) Sun Sep 9th 10:47am
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