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Sat Feb 10 2018 (Updated 02/16/18)Free Ahed Tamimi and All Children Imprisoned by Israel
Sat Feb 10 2018 (Updated 02/16/18)Worldwide Actions Commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th Birthday, Demand Freedom
Protests and actions in San Rafael, Oakland, Los Angeles, across the US, and around the world marked the 17th birthday of Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi, imprisoned since December 19 and facing charges before an Israeli military court. Ahed was seized by occupation forces in a pre-dawn raid on her family’s home in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah. She is one of over 350 Palestinian children imprisoned by the Israeli occupation and one of nearly 6,200 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. On February 13, an Israeli military court ordered journalists to leave the courtroom then extended Ahed's detention until her next hearing on March 11.
Wed Feb 7 2018 (Updated 02/16/18)Surviving Smash & Grab: The Real Black Panthers
Wed Feb 7 2018 (Updated 02/16/18)Political Education Panel on Resisting the Repression of Black Dissidents
In honor of Black Solidarity Week, and in light of the recently released FBI report on so-called “Black Identity Extremists,” Community Ready Corps will host a political education panel on the repression of Black dissidents. Leaders from the Anti Police-Terror Project and special guests Mama Akua Njeri and Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. will come together on Saturday, February 17 for an evening of radical truth telling, solidarity building, and self-defense. That morning, a march through East Oakland kicks off Black Solidarity Week, February 17-24.
Mon Feb 5 2018Look for Me in the Whirlwind
Mon Feb 5 2018From the Panther 21 to 21st Century Revolutions
At 5 a.m. on April 2, 1969, hundreds of FBI, CIA and NYC police agents armed with shotguns, bullet-proof vests and a shoot-to-kill attitude broke down the doors of dozens of houses, apartments and offices to serve arrest warrants on 21 key members of the New York City Black Panthers. According to the absurd accusations, based on information provided by three infiltrators, these men and women had conspired to blow up schools, department stores, police precincts and the New York Botanical Gardens. Two years later, on May 13, 1971, the Panther 21 were acquitted of all charges after only 45 minutes of jury deliberation.
Sun Jan 21 2018 (Updated 01/22/18)'Soledad Brother' John Clutchette Granted Parole
Sun Jan 21 2018 (Updated 01/22/18)Campaign Underway to Assure Jerry Brown Doesn't Reverse Parole for John Clutchette Again
On January 12, 2018, the California Board of Parole Hearings granted parole to an elderly inmate named John Clutchette. However, supporters of parole for Clutchette are concerned that California Governor Jerry Brown will reverse the Board's decision, and Clutchette will not be released. Supporters have a reason to be concerned. After all, this is exactly what happened in 2016 when Clutchette was similarly granted parole by the Board but Governor Brown chose to reverse the Board's ruling. In an Angola 3 News interview, legal scholar Angela A. Allen-Bell contextualizes Brown's reference to the Soledad Brothers, and identifies other troubling aspects of the case.
Sat Jan 20 2018 (Updated 01/22/18)Oakland Deports ICE
Sat Jan 20 2018 (Updated 01/22/18)Oakland Council Cuts Ties with ICE Despite Fed's Threats to Sanctuary Cities
On the same day Homeland Security announced plans for major immigration raids in the Bay Area in response to sanctuary city laws, and the Department of Justice confirmed that it was looking for ways to arrest Sanctuary City mayors and other officials, the City of Oakland defied federal authorities. On January 16, the Oakland City Council unanimously voted to eliminate any and all cooperation with ICE in both criminal and civil matters, except in a case of public emergency. The move arose in reaction to an ICE raid that took place on August 16, ostensibly as a criminal investigation into human trafficking, yet no charges were ever filed and an undocumented man is now undergoing deportation proceedings.
Thu Jan 18 201820 Palestinian Rights Organizations Banned from Entering Israel
On January 7, Israel made public a list of 20 organizations, including five U.S.-based organizations, whose leadership is barred from entering Israel due to their support for boycotts for Palestinian rights. US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) Executive Director Yousef Munayyer said, “We wear this designation as a badge of honor." Banning entry is by no means a new tactic in the maintenance of Israeli apartheid, but a policy that Israel has been enacting for decades, first and foremost by denying Palestinian refugees their right to return, and then by denying supporters of Palestinian rights.
Thu Jan 11 2018 (Updated 01/14/18)We Will Not Comply
Thu Jan 11 2018 (Updated 01/14/18)Reclaim MLK 2018: 96 Hours of Non-Compliance with the Trump and Schaaf Regimes
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."
Thu Jan 4 2018 (Updated 01/18/18)SCPD and Santa Cruz NAACP to Cosponsor MLK March
Thu Jan 4 2018 (Updated 01/18/18)Social Justice Organizations Continue Partnership with Police
In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Santa Cruz branch of the NAACP and the Santa Cruz Police Department are co-sponsoring an event titled "March for the Dream: Honoring the Past - Impacting the Future" on January 15. In an open letter to police chief Andy Mills, former city council candidate Steve Schnaar questions if SCPD's dream for a better society is really in line with the dream of King.
Sun Nov 19 2017 (Updated 11/28/17)Police Action in East Palo Alto Displaces RV Dwellers
Sun Nov 19 2017 (Updated 11/28/17)Protesters Block Street to Protect Families at Police Action in East Palo Alto
Seventy-five protesters blocked a street in East Palo Alto to protect families at a police action at 8 a.m. on November 15. A tow truck pulled up to haul away a dozen RV's occupied mostly by working people, some with children. The RV residents received less than 24 hours notice of an emergency eviction ordinance put in place by the city. That same evening many of the protesters and about 200 residents showed up to a Public Works and Transportation Commission meeting to face off with city staff and commissioners. On the agenda: a potential long term or permanent ordinance on RV parking on Weeks Street and a ban on all oversized vehicles on city streets.
Thu Nov 16 2017 (Updated 11/19/17)Fresno's No Camping Ordinance Criminalizes Homeless People
Thu Nov 16 2017 (Updated 11/19/17)How Many Homeless Shelter Beds Are There in Fresno... and Why It Matters
Proponents of the recently passed No Camping ordinance in Fresno claim that homeless people who are sleeping on public and private property are doing so by choice. They say that if they wanted to get off the streets, there are plenty of places for them to go. They suggest homeless people should go to the Fresno Rescue Mission or the Poverello House. Homeless advocates say there are too few shelter beds and that the ordinance essentially criminalizes poverty. This matters because a lack of shelter space would make it impossible for all of the homeless people in Fresno to comply with the law and avoid arrest, even if they wanted to do so.
Mon Oct 23 2017East Bay Homeless Encampment Threatened by BART Police
JP Massar writes: For nine months a stable, peaceful, law-abiding community of homeless people has resided at the HERE/THERE space on the west side of the BART tracks just north of the Oakland/Berkeley border, across the street from Sweet Adeline. They have had the support of the neighborhood and have recently obtained, through community support, the ability to access a porta-potty and a handwashing station. On Saturday afternoon [October 21], BART police put up notices demanding that they remove themselves from HERE/THERE area within 72 hours and threatening to confiscate their possessions. An Eviction Resistance Party has been called for Tuesday, October 24 at 4:30pm.
Fri Oct 20 2017Direct Action in Support of Fresno's Homeless Community
Fri Oct 20 2017House Keys, Not Handcuffs: Solidarity with Homeless in Fresno
About 200 people went to Fresno City Hall on September 29 to demand an end to the criminalization of the homeless, following the passing of a No Camping ordinance. The demand for house keys, not handcuffs, was met by a large contingent of police who surrounded the protesters and threatened them with arrest. A statement about the event stated that Fresno needs “a safe and legal place where homeless people can go 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Homeless people need a place to go and the same basic public services that everyone else in this city has — drinking water, a place to go to the bathroom and trash bins. In short, the homeless need to be treated with dignity and respect, because they are our brothers and sisters and in some cases our mothers, fathers or children.”
6:30PM Wednesday Feb 21 Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance...
7PM Friday Feb 23 Black History Month Forum "Origins of Racist Police...
7PM Saturday Mar 3 The Gentleman Bank Robber: The Story of Butch Lesbian...
Bay Area Queers Spread Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi’s Image Far and Wide Tue Feb 20th 12:11pm
Santa Cruz Benchlands Hooverville to be Permanently Closed Feb 28 (1 comment) Mon Feb 19th 10:02am
No Platform for Border Patrol (1 comment) Sun Feb 18th 4:42pm
Black Solidarity Week in Oakland: February 17-24 Fri Feb 16th 8:39pm
Police Put Hood Over Homeless Person’s Head to Stop Free Speech Sat Feb 10th 3:41pm
A Response to Jessica York's Latest Sentinel San Lorenzo Campground Story (2 comments) Sat Feb 3rd 9:24am
ACLU Sues Bakersfield Police for Unlawful Stop, Arrest, and Jailing Fri Feb 2nd 11:16pm
Free Ahed Tamimi Rally Wed Jan 31st 8:55pmMore Local News...
Reseña de la edición 2017 de Búsquenme en el Torbellino (1 comment) Mon Feb 5th 7:55pm
Review of 2017 Edition of Look for Me in the Whirlwind (1 comment) Mon Feb 5th 4:17pm
Video of Ahed Tamimi standing up to IOF soldiers in 2012 and 2017 Sun Feb 4th 2:12pm
Worldwide Actions Commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th Birthday, Demand Freedom Sun Feb 4th 1:34pm
Ramsey Orta has been put into the SHU (Special Housing Unit) for 60 days Wed Jan 31st 9:45am
Struggles of Using Legal Recourse as a Path Toward Better Prison Conditions Thu Jan 18th 10:38pm
Florida prisoners begin Operation PUSH to grind prison system to a halt w/ non-cooperation Mon Jan 15th 2:09pm
Tampa's Dark Ages Tue Dec 19th 10:04pmMore Global News...
Police Officer Fired for not Shooting Unarmed Man Reaches Settlement with W.Va. City Thu Feb 15th 10:04pm
Calif Cops work with alt-reich to attack and prosecute counter demonstrators and Antifa (1 comment) Fri Feb 9th 7:27pm
Government Shut Down But Still Violating Our Civil Rights Sat Jan 20th 1:54pm
The harassment of prisoners who have served their time Sun Jan 7th 9:53am
The Perfect Totalitarian Rule: Orwell (2 comments) Fri Jan 5th 3:59am
Analysis of Police Brutality if Seen at Sonoma State Fri Dec 8th 6:53pm
The Crisis of the Mentally Ill Homeless Tue Nov 28th 9:48pm
Lesasons in Nazi Trivialization and Russophobia Tue Nov 28th 5:32amOpen Newswire...
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