image Berekelyside's editor-In-chief says homeless death is low priority news 480_people_die_all_the_time.jpg by News Junkie
Roberto Benitas, a homeless Berkeley resident, died in his sleep. His body was found the next morning on September 18th. Frances Dinkelspiel, the editor-in-chief of Berkeleyside, was asked by a local reader why the death was not reported by the website, and the response was "people die all the time". Dinkelspiel continued by writing that the death was a low priority and didn't have as great an impact on the community compared to the stories they did cover....
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:08PM
text Trump/Clinton Ticket Dividing Us Along Lines of Race? by Lloyd Hart
he American establishment is making a huge mistake making this (S)election solely about race...
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:24AM
calendar Town Hall to Defend Anti-Fascist Berkeley Teacher Yvette Felarca by community
Berkeley Public Library, North Branch 1170 The Alameda (at Hopkins), Berkeley, California...
Event Date: Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:38AM
calendar Rally and Protest at Driscoll's Berry Store and Distribution Center 480_boycott_driscolls_continues_1_1.jpg by Boycott Driscoll's San Quintín Sindja
1750 San Juan Rd, Aromas, CA 95004-9027...
Event Date: Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:25PM
image Dutch parliament increases climate targets: 25 percent by 2020, 55 percent by 2030 480_20160925-netherlands-55pc-by-2030-target_1.jpg by john Englart (Takver)
The Netherlands parliament, in a non-binding vote, decided to increase their countries emission reduction targets to 25 percent by 2020 and 55 percent by 2030. This will almost certainly require the shut down of the 5 remaining coal fired power stations to achieve these targets....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:38PM
image Oakland Approves Petition to Recall Mayor Schaaf 480_bye-libby-2-620x564_1.jpg by Sydney Johnson, Oakland Post
Now that the City of Oakland has approved a petition to recall Mayor Libby Schaaf, activists are hitting the streets to talk with residents and to collect signatures for their campaign....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:11PM
text The Surreality of the Actual by Steve Martinot
Ever since the 60s and 70s, there has been a plan to drive out of town the entire community of activists, along with the black and brown communities, and turn Berkeley into a normal town again. It has gone as far as it has in part because too many people never thought that there was a plan. This article is just a kind of mirror on that....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:30PM
calendar Book Party for Nuclear Heartland Revised Edition untitled.png by Cynthia Johnson
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall 1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley
Event Date: Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:16PM
calendar SF 9th District Supervisorial candidates' forum by David Giesen
Parklet at 903 Cortland Avenue San Francisco...
Event Date: Mon Oct 3, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:47PM
text Chelsea Manning Punishment for Suicide Attempt is Cruel and Inhumane by Amnesty International
A prison disciplinary board has sentenced Chelsea Manning, who is currently serving a 35-year sentence at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, to 14 days in solitary confinement following her suicide attempt in July....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:46PM
text United Nations Expert Validates Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline by via Indigenous Environmental Network
Cannon Ball, North Dakota (23 Sept. 2016) – United Nations Expert, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, released a statement yesterday calling upon the United States to immediately halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, in recognition of dire and direct threats to the drinking water, burial grounds and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux people....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:39PM
text Health Watchdog Sues Dow for Pesticide Air Pollution by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Oakland, CA, September 20, 2016 - The national health watchdog Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has filed a lawsuit against Dow Chemical to address cancer risks posed by its fumigant pesticide Telone. Telone (a trade name for the chemical 1,3-Dichloropropene or 1,3-D) is a known carcinogen that pollutes dozens of rural areas throughout California; it is the third most heavily used pesticide in the state, and has been found to linger in the air for days after application....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:07PM
calendar Solidarity with the Charlotte Rebellion! 480_14370099_493149607559991_2780080865116207180_n_1.jpg by Solidarity with Charlotte
Latham Square Plaza 300 Frank H Ogawa Plz, Oakland...
Event Date: Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:01PM
calendar A free class on the Structures of Racialization by Steve Martinot
The Omni Commons (in the Library Hall) 4799 Shattuck Ave. (corner 48th St. and Shattuck) Oakland...
Event Date: Mon Oct 3, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:43AM
text Open Up The Debates - Petition The Commission: Deadline 09262016 by Tomas DiFiore
No matter who you may vote for this Presidential Election 2016 we need this petition filled before the 26th of September. “Please get the word out! Will we allow the two corporate parties to strangle democracy by limiting the debates to the two most despised presidential candidates in US history? We need to get Jill Stein on the debate stage!”...
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:33AM
text 10/24 Voter Reg Deadline; 10/10 Starts Vote by Mail, Voter Guides for Cal & SF Now Online by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
October 24 is the deadline to register to vote for the November 8 election. You can do so online at: or at your county registrar's office at When you register, be sure to sign up to be a permanent vote-by-mail voter so you can vote in the comfort of your home 29 days before election day and you never forget to vote. 10/10/16 is beginning of vote by mail. California's voter guide ...
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:26AM
calendar Book Talk with TJ Demos: Decolonizing Nature, Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology 480_decolonizing_nature_tj_demos_1.jpg by Institute of the Arts and Sciences
Humanities 1, Rm 210, UC Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:30PM
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:34AM
image ACLU Stands with Standing Rock 480_stand_with_standing_rock_no_dapl_aclu.jpg by ACLU of Northern California
September 22, 2016 - The ACLU has long been committed to supporting and defending the rights of indigenous people and communities. From North Dakota, to Flint, to Alabama, to California’s Central Valley, the ACLU also recognizes the civil rights issues in struggles over clean water. We work to safeguard the vital roles peaceful protest, nonviolent civil disobedience, and activism play in defending our civil and human rights....
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:39PM
image Not One More Dollar for Privatizer Beller And His Caliber High School Operation In WCCSD beller_hidge_fund_predators.jpeg by Defend Public Education Now!
Peloton Hedge Fund Bankrupt Operator Ron Beller and his wife Jennifer Moses were rejected for taking over the 8 acre Adams Middle School in Richmond for $60,000 for a privately run Caliber charter school. Now he is trying to get the school district to vote to support a Caliber Charter Highschool. This would likely lead to the shutdown of Richmond High and other WCCSD high schools....
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:39PM
image Flashback Friday: May 1984 - Raid on the University of PA Head Injury Lab upa-headinjurylab.jpg by Animal Liberation Press Office
Over thirty years ago the ALF exposed the horrors of vivisection when it expropriated sixty hours of audio- and videotape of footage shot by researchers inside the University of Pennsylvania's Head Injury Clinic in Philadelphia....
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:05PM