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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.
Fri Aug 25 2017 (Updated 10/03/17)ICE Raids Home in West Oakland with OPD Assist
On the morning of August 16, a convoy of unmarked federal vehicles rolled up in West Oakland and a dozen or more agents jumped out, demanding entry into a Latina home. The agents only identified themselves as a "special unit" and said that they were investigating a family-owned cleaning business. After handcuffing and detaining the family for over four hours, the agents quickly left, but two residents were removed, one over immigration-related issues. Oakland police issued a press statement slandering the family, falsely claiming the raid was related to child sex trafficking. One man remains in ICE custody.
Wed Apr 5 2017 (Updated 05/26/18)One-Year Anniversary of the Death of Luís Góngora Pat, Killed by SFPD
Luis Góngora Pat was a 45-year-old indigenous Mayan Mexican, an immigrant worker, and a family man who supported his wife and three children in southern Mexico. On April 7, 2016, his life was brutally taken by SFPD. Luis’s killing was at the nexis of several struggles faced by low income people of color: indigenous peoples’ struggles, housing rights, illegal evictions, immigrant rights, dignified wage labor, homelessness, racial profiling and discrimination, police brutality and utter impunity for killing Black and Brown residents. On Friday, April 7, the one year anniversary of his death, Luis’s family will march against police terror in the so-called Sanctuary City of San Francisco.
Wed Feb 15 2017 (Updated 03/21/17)Monarch Butterfly Population Drops by Nearly One Third
The annual overwintering count of monarch butterflies released on February 9 confirms Monarch numbers fell by nearly one-third from last year’s count, indicating an ongoing risk of extinction for America’s most well-known butterfly. Scientists report that this year’s population is down by 27 percent from last year’s count, and down by more than 80 percent from the mid-1990s. A survey of monarch butterflies overwintering in California shows that the Western population has not rebounded. On the West Coast of California, key sites such as Pismo Beach and Natural Bridges saw lower populations this year than in the prior year.
Mon Jan 30 2017 (Updated 02/01/17)End Domestic Violence, Boycott Driscoll's, and Ban Fracking
A diverse array of Sacramento community groups participated in ChangeFest, a climate mobilization rally at the state capitol on January 21 as part of a week of anti-Trump street protests in Sacramento centered around the Presidential Inauguration. Speakers and musicians covered issues ranging from violence against women, to the Driscoll’s boycott in support of indigenous farmworkers in Mexico, to successful campaigns to ban fracking in San Benito and Monterey Counties, to the No DAPL struggle at Standing Rock. ChangeFest took place concurrently with the 20,000-strong Women's March in the Capitol.
Wed Dec 14 2016Evicted Okupa Chanti Ollin Calls for Solidarity
Chanti Ollin, a well-known autonomous cultural center in the gentrified financial district of Mexico City, was violently evicted on November 22. Eight hundred riot police, two helicopters, and an armored car executed the operation, illegally breaking into the building and detaining 26 individuals without so much as a judicial order. This eviction takes place against the backdrop of Mexico City's new constitution, which seeks to privatize land and resources, and suppress any political or cultural activity that disrupts this profit-making program.
7PM Monday Jul 30 Commemoration of 1975 student massacre in El Salvador
Commemoration of 1975 student massacre in El Salvador Tue Jul 17th 10:45am
Hundreds Of Immigrant Families, Activists To “Block I.C.E.”, Demand End To Family Detention Mon Jul 2nd 1:28pm
Socialist Cuba: Working Class Perspectives Sat Jun 30th 3:00pm
Vigilia Mundial in Honor of the Victims in Nicaragua Sat Jun 30th 6:38am
Families Belong Together — Let Our People Go! (Richmond) Thu Jun 21st 10:12pm
Making Sense of Venezuela: A report back from the presidential election Fri Jun 8th 11:13pm
Left-wing Woman, Maria Espinosa, Elected President of U.N. General Assembly Tue Jun 5th 6:17pm
First Friday Art Reception- Lesha Maria Rodriguez, Marciano “Chango” Cruz, CosechArte Thu May 24th 8:53pm
They Knew What They Did: Texaco in Ecuador (2 comments) Thu May 24th 9:27am
Amazon indigenous leaders and allies call on CA to phase out oil production & processing Sat May 19th 8:29pm
La insurreción de abril en Nicaragua // The April Insurrection in Nicaragua, 2018 Fri May 18th 2:09pm
Rally to Defend Venezuela's Sovereignty! Mon May 14th 8:34am
Robert Parry Memorial Mon May 7th 10:07am
Refugee Caravan Carries On to Defend the Right to Seek Asylum Fri Apr 13th 5:20pm
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