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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 04/08/17)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.
Amazon indigenous leaders and allies call on CA to phase out oil production & processing Sat May 19th 8:29pm
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
I Was Born in Mexico But... / Life Deferred Mon Apr 9th 4:54pm
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
Puerto Rico Governor and Oversight Board Spar on Fiscal Plan Fri Mar 30th 6:38am
El Salvador Election Report (1 comment) Mon Mar 26th 7:53pm
Pueblo Sin Fronteras & the Latin American Refugee Movement Sun Mar 25th 9:31pm
Six Months After Maria, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Wait for Relief Mon Mar 19th 12:37pm
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El Salvador Self Determination Week Tue Mar 13th 10:25pm
A Different Kind of Wall - Across the Gulf of Mexico (1 comment) Tue Mar 13th 10:20pm
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