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Wed Jun 28 2017 (Updated 06/30/17)Berkeley Votes to Continue Participation in Urban Shield Despite Protest
Wed Jun 28 2017 (Updated 06/30/17)Police Beat & Arrest Community Members Protesting at Berkeley City Council Meeting
On June 20, over 500 advocates and Berkeley residents, including former mayor of Berkeley Gus Newport, packed the Berkeley City Council chamber to show support for withdrawing the city from the controversial and highly militarized Urban Shield SWAT training and weapons expo. After hearing from hundreds of community members opposed to Urban Shield and the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center, the mayor attempted to rush and confuse the vote. In this moment, community members took nonviolent action to uphold the democratic process, displaying a banner with the "Stop Urban Shield" message that was overwhelmingly supported. Without proper warning, police responded with aggressive force and arrested two community members and subsequently caused head injuries to two others.
Two days later, the City of Berkeley decided to uphold the largely contested vote by the Mayor and City Council on the city's participation in the controversial Urban Shield program. The vote allowing Berkeley Fire and Police Departments to participate in Urban Shield activities is being questioned as a possible violation of the Brown Act based on a number of violations, with the civil rights law firm Siegel & Yee having submitted a formal "Cure and Correct" letter.
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SURJ-organized Protest in Rockridge to kick off MLK Weekend Sunday Jan 14th 11:52 AM
"Save KPFA" & "United For Community Radio" UCR Manipulate Elections To Support Bankruptcy (2 comments) Saturday Jan 13th 4:43 PM
We Will Not Comply: 96 Hours of Non-Compliance Over King Day Weekend Wednesday Jan 10th 9:55 PM
Court Rejects California's Blanket Approval for Pesticide Spraying Wednesday Jan 10th 10:20 AM
Rally to End State-Sanctioned Sexual Violence! Tuesday Jan 9th 1:11 PM
KPFA Local Station Board and Public Discuss Financial Crisis and Governance Saturday Jan 6th 10:53 PM
Why would honest men spread dishonest information about Pacifica's finances? Friday Jan 5th 11:52 AM
Empire State Realty Trust investors have an interest in feud with the Pacifica Foundation (1 comment) Friday Jan 5th 8:56 AM
The Fate of KPFA (1 comment) Wednesday Jan 3rd 11:16 AMMore Local News...
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IBT Western Region VP Aloise Out-Report From SA NUMSA and IAM Henkel Strike Victory Friday Jan 5th 10:16 AM
KPFA WorkWeek Radio On Puerto Rico Labor Action By US Unionists And Jones Act Friday Oct 27th 11:11 AM
Democracy Now:Who’s Hacking Who? Americans, Not Russians, Disenfranchise Millions of Black Wednesday Oct 11th 8:46 PM
Court decision in Empire State Bldg versus Pacifica & WBAI Saturday Oct 7th 4:08 PM
This Week in Palestine, September 29 2017 Saturday Sep 30th 8:06 PM
Technology, Automation, Internationalism, Longshore Workers And The Future Of Work Tuesday Jul 25th 12:55 PM
Report On Cuban Labor Movement & Cuba's Health and Tourism Union by Victor Manuel Lemagne, Friday Jun 30th 9:19 PM
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Korean Labor And The Impeachment & BAAQMD Retaliation And Document Destruction Monday Mar 20th 5:07 PM
HUD Secretary Ben Carson supports $6.2 billion in budget cuts to HUD (1 comment) Friday Mar 17th 3:52 AMMore Global News...
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Getaway drivers spinning 'dirt' donuts over contra war graves...1-9-18 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Jan 9th 2:27 PM
Updates & News Stories: The Possible Seizure of KPFA Radio & Pacifica Foundation Thursday Jan 4th 7:52 PM
Russophobic Seth Rich Election Murder Racketeers 'R' US...1-2-18 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Jan 2nd 1:28 PM
Western IBT VP Rome Aloise Forced Out Of Union After Corruption Scandal Exposures Monday Jan 1st 9:47 PM
Fresh Air Vallejo & SEIU Local 1021 Oppose Vallejo Cement Factory Wednesday Dec 27th 10:55 AM
Grinch's Xmas (1 comment) Tuesday Dec 26th 1:54 PM
Shakedown City...12-19-17 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Dec 19th 2:08 PM
Israel not involved (cont.)...12-12-17 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Dec 12th 1:12 PM
Oakland Mayor Schaaf's Union Busting War On Labor Time For A "General Strike" Tuesday Dec 12th 8:11 AM
Israel NOT involved!!!...12-5-17 Mouse Report (2 comments) Tuesday Dec 5th 2:33 PMOpen Newswire...
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