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Wed Jan 16 2019Get Up, Get Down! Oakland Is a Union Town
On January 12, several thousand teachers, students, staff and supporters marched and rallied in Oakland to defend public education and call for increased funding. The Oakland Education Association contract has expired and teachers are discussing striking in February. In Los Angeles on January 14, tens of thousands of teachers went on strike. Oakland teachers are promising a wildcat strike on Friday, January 18.
Mon Jan 14 2019 (Updated 01/17/19)Trump Shutdown Increasingly Harms Low-Income Renters
As a result of Trump's government shutdown 70,000 to 85,000 low-income households already face possible higher rents or eviction. By the end of January, the shutdown will affect another 30,000 to 40,000 low-income households. If the shutdown continues past February millions of public housing and Section 8 renters will be placed at risk of higher rents or eviction because HUD does not have any funding to cover those programs in March.
Wed Dec 19 2018 (Updated 12/30/18)Kaiser Mental Health Care Workers' One Week Strike
Headquartered in Oakland, Kaiser Permanente is the state’s largest health care provider. For five days, over 100 Kaiser clinics and hospitals were affected by strike activities as mental health care employees called for the provider to step up levels of staffing. Approximately 4,000 psychologists, therapists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and addiction medicine specialists went on strike at Kaiser facilities throughout California.
Fri Dec 14 2018Demands Grow for a Green New Deal
The "Green New Deal" is a proposed program for moving America quickly away from a climate catastrophe and into an ecologically sustainable future, simultaneously creating millions of new jobs and addressing economic inequality. On December 11, the Sunrise Movement of young people demonstrated at Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco office. The day before, over 100 protesters were arrested at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Tue Oct 23 2018 (Updated 10/25/18)Union Members Strike Against Marriott Hotels in Eight U.S. Cities
Strikers on the picket lines at Marriott hotels in San Francisco, San José and Oakland are determined to fight poverty level wages and increased medical costs as they struggle to live in one of the most expensive areas in America. Bay Area laborers who have walked are joined by workers in Boston, Detroit, and the Hawaiian islands who are striking against the world’s most profitable hotel chain. On October 20, over 3,000 workers and supporters marched in San Francisco. Of 300 who protested in San José that day, a contingent stayed to drum and chant through the night, keeping awake the few hotel guests who crossed picket lines.
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.
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.
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.
Mon Apr 30 2018Pesticide Use Near Record High in California
Agricultural pesticide use in California remains at a near-record high, according to data released by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. DPR's latest numbers paint a grim picture of the state’s continued reliance on vast quantities of agricultural pesticides — 209 million pounds in 2016. That’s the third highest since reporting began in 1990. The greatest burden continues to be borne by the San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast.
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 Nov 22 2017Korean Peace Walk on Armistice Day
On November 11, the Korea Peace Walk traveled 20 blocks along Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, pausing to rally at historic sites of the labor movement and Black Panther Party activism. The celebrated date activists chose originated as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. About 70 people marched for over two hours from from 23rd to 44th Street. At the final rally at Koryo Place, the center of a district of small Korean family owned businesses, pungmul (풍물) drummers pounded furiously. Pungmul drumming and dancing is rooted in Korea’s collective farming culture and has long been actively used in political protest there.
Allied Agendas for Troubling Times: Talk, Panels, Songs Sun Feb 3rd 1:30pm
Black History Month Forum: SF City Workers Rise Up... Sat Feb 23rd 1pm
Wonderful Company citrus workers end 4-day strike after the Resnicks agree to restore pay Tue Jan 15th 12:33pm
Get Up Get Down! Oakland Is A Union Town — Mass March and Rally To Defend Public Education (2 comments) Sun Jan 13th 3:26pm
Oakland Rally — Defend Public Education, Jan 12 Sat Jan 12th 9:41pm
Oakland 2019 Teachers Contract Fight, The OEA, CTA, Charters & Privatization Sun Jan 6th 2:42pm
Fed Gov Shutdown & SF Hunters Point Treasure Island Whistleblowers Face Cover-up/Corruption (2 comments) Wed Jan 2nd 2:56pm
Struggle Of SA Working Class, NUMSA & The Formation Of (SRWP) Mon Dec 31st 2:19pm
The Kaiser Suicides And NUHW Strike & Peoples Park Privatization Fightback Thu Dec 27th 10:21pmMore Local News...
“Public Education Is Not Your Plaything”: L.A. Teachers Strike Against Privatization & Underfunding Wed Jan 16th 5:46pm
Markets as a Fetish, Globalization and Dissent Management Mon Jan 14th 4:54am
Taxes - The Great Bluff (1 comment) Sun Jan 6th 3:57pm
Macron Go Away! Thousands Face Gas Attacks In Their Protest Macron's Government In Paris Sun Nov 25th 8:59pm
"The Cleaners" An Interview With Film Directors Hans Bloch & Moritz Riesewieck Thu Nov 15th 1:12am
Trumponomics and Wall Street Rejoices (1 comment) Sat Nov 10th 12:56pm
Anakbayan Santa Cruz condemns the state supported extrajudicial killings of Human Rights Rights defenders in the Philippines Wed Nov 7th 5:07pmMore Global News...
Capitalism means Crisis and Trade War Wed Jan 2nd 2:58am
Driven to Consumption and Money out of Nothing Mon Dec 10th 4:48am
Bush necro-worship should make it plain to see that the mainstream media lies in the filth Sat Dec 8th 2:58pm
The Death of Small Businesses in Big Cities, Explained Wed Nov 28th 7:39am
Video: Beautiful Country Burn Again, 39 min (3 comments) Sat Nov 10th 2:10pm
CA agency fines BART $1.3 million over track worker deaths but no criminal prosecution Thu Oct 11th 8:28pm
Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy Fri Sep 21st 9:41amOpen Newswire...
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