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Sun Apr 23 2017Cops and Klan, Hand in Hand: April 15 in Berkeley
Since April 15, the Alt-Right has been declaring a victory over antifascists in Berkeley, where a mix of Trump supporters, militia members, far-Right bikers, and neo-Nazis gave fascist salutes, held anti-Semitic signs, carried Alt-Right flags, and listened to white nationalist speakers. But the leader of the rally, Richard Black, a part of the Alt-Right himself, paints a much different picture. Black claims that without the coordinated help of the Berkeley Police Department, who worked with Alt-Right organizers, antifascists would have overrun and shut down the rally before it even began.
Sat Apr 22 2017 (Updated 04/23/17)Calling Out the CHP for Hit and Run Murder
Sat Apr 22 2017 (Updated 04/23/17)Demanding Justice for the Police Murder of Diallo Neal
On October 10, 2005, Diallo Neal was murdered in Oakland when a California Highway Patrol (CHP) motorcycle officer struck the rear end of Diallo's motorcycle, launching Diallo into a bus stop, pole, and concrete bench. CHP fled the scene. After his mother, Gilda Baker discovered that the accounts of eyewitnesses and investigation documents did not match the official police report, she set out to uncover the real circumstances surrounding her son's death. On April 22, Ms. Baker and supportive community members rallied at Oakland City Hall calling for an investigation to take place and demanding justice for Diallo.
Thu Apr 20 2017 (Updated 04/23/17)Cops Boot Santa Cruz Homeless Folks to the Curb
Thu Apr 20 2017 (Updated 04/23/17)Campaign Against Those Without Homes in Santa Cruz Grows More Repressive, Even in the Rain
Keith McHenry reports: On April 17, the police came and kicked people out from under the Santa Cruz City Hall awning into the pouring rain during a very severe storm. On April 18, following a community meeting at the public library on solutions to homelessness, library staff shared that city manager Martin Bernal was making several changes, including the removal of the benches outside the library and the stationing of two police officers. After the meeting, members of the Freedom Sleepers gathered at City Hall to plan a march on Tuesday, May 9 with the message “Housing For All — No Penalty For Poverty.”
Wed Apr 19 2017 (Updated 04/20/17)The End of Money Bail in California?
Wed Apr 19 2017 (Updated 04/20/17)California Senate Committee Votes to Eliminate State's Money Bail System
California warehouses thousands of people in jails while they await their court dates — simply because they can’t afford to post bail. Meanwhile, wealthy people can easily buy their freedom. Research shows that Black people are assigned higher bail amounts than white people accused of similar offenses. People who can’t post bail are at a higher risk of being convicted, pleading guilty (even if they’re innocent), and receiving harsher sentences. The California Money Bail Reform Act, however, will create a system that prioritizes pretrial services and prevents people from being held in jail simply because they can't make bail.
Wed Apr 19 2017A Step Forward for the Rights of Transgender Inmates
Across California, and nationally, trans people are funneled into state prisons, detention centers and county jails. While incarceration is violent and unsafe for everyone, trans people face extreme conditions while locked up, including unsafe housing, physical/emotional/sexual assault, lack of access to basic transition health care and a refusal to be recognized by chosen names and genders. SB 310 would make it possible for trans people in custody to file for a legal name and/or gender marker change on their identification documents and would ensure that they are recognized as such while incarcerated.
Thu Apr 13 2017 (Updated 04/15/17)Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Recognizes Staff Union
Thu Apr 13 2017 (Updated 04/15/17)Staff at Ella Baker Center Form a Union and Join CWA, Local 9415
The staff at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, have formed the Ella Baker Workers Association, a staff union, and have selected the Communications Workers of America to serve as the EBWA’s collective bargaining representative. EBC’s management team has voluntarily recognized the formation of a union to represent its staff. Both staff and management assert that the formation of the union aligns with Ella Baker’s legacy and the organization's longstanding support for unionization, collective bargaining, and worker voice on the job.
Wed Apr 5 2017 (Updated 04/08/17)Court Support for Dejuan Hall, Brutally Beaten by Vallejo Police
Wed Apr 5 2017 (Updated 04/08/17)Trial Set for June 19 for Dejuan Hall, Victim of Vallejo Police Brutality
Dejuan Hall was brutally beaten by Vallejo police officer Spencer Muniz-Bottomley on March 10, then he was charged with battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. Hall does not face any charges related to the reason police were called on him as he was not breaking any laws. His next court appearances are on Friday, April 7 and then again on Monday, April 10. Hall's trial is set for Wednesday, April 12. Advocates state, "Pretrial hearings are important to attend as lack of pre-trial court support gives the District Attorney's office leverage to intimidate innocent people into taking plea deals."
Wed Apr 5 2017 (Updated 04/08/17)One-Year Anniversary of the Death of Luís Góngora Pat, Killed by SFPD
Wed Apr 5 2017 (Updated 04/08/17)March Against Police Terror in the Sanctuary City of San Francisco on April 7
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.
Mon Mar 27 2017 (Updated 03/28/17)Killer of Alan Blueford, "Timebomb" Cop Miguel Masso Strikes Again
Mon Mar 27 2017 (Updated 03/28/17)After Being Arrested by Miguel Masso, Hollister Man Feels He Barely Escaped with His Life
Miguel Masso was hired by the Oakland Police after leaving his job in New York City in 2007 in the wake of a torture lawsuit. After killing Alan Blueford in 2012, Masso resigned from the Oakland Police Department in late spring of 2014 in the aftermath of the lawsuit brought by the Blueford family against the City of Oakland. He quickly found another job with the Hollister Police Department in August of 2014. Now, after being pulled over by Masso on January 27, 2017, Hollister resident Earl Malanado was physically and verbally abused by Masso. Malanado believes he barely escaped with his life.
12PM Monday Apr 24 Holocaust Remembrance Day protest at ICE
3PM Tuesday Apr 25 Freedom Sleepers # 94 - Sleep-Out to End the Sleeping...
5:30PM Tuesday Apr 25 Save CCSF General Assembly
7PM Tuesday Apr 25 Stop Urban Shield: All Out to Berkeley City Council
10AM Saturday Apr 29 9th Humboldt Anarchist Bookfair
1:30PM Saturday Apr 29 Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper on...
3PM Sunday Apr 30 Together to End Solitary at Reel Work May Day Labor...
7PM Tuesday May 2 Mass Disappearances in Mexico: The Case of Ayotzinapa...
12PM Wednesday May 3 Mass Disappearances in Mexico: The Case of Ayotzinapa...
7PM Wednesday May 3 Mass Disappearances in Mexico: The Case of Ayotzinapa...
7:30PM Friday May 5 Liberated Lens special film screening: Awake, a Dream...
2PM Saturday May 6 May Day Tribute: How to Make Sanctuary Real
7PM Saturday May 6 Celebrating the Life of Lynne Stewart; Renewing the...
6:30PM Wednesday May 17 Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance...
7:30PM Wednesday May 17 Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting
Justice for Diallo Neal Rally (1 comment) Friday Apr 21st 10:29 AM
Oakland City Council votes to establish sanctuary workplaces Friday Apr 21st 3:57 AM
How Berkeley Cops Helped Alt-Right Trolls with No Permit Stage Their Rally (1 comment) Thursday Apr 20th 10:29 PM
Stop Urban Shield: All Out to Berkeley City Council (1 comment) Thursday Apr 20th 5:57 PM
Liberated Lens special film screening: Awake, a Dream From Standing Rock Thursday Apr 20th 4:26 PM
Take A Stand for Community Control of BART Police Surveillance Wednesday Apr 19th 7:43 PM
Freedom Sleepers # 94 - Sleep-Out to End the Sleeping Ban (2 comments) Wednesday Apr 19th 2:28 PM
Louise Rosealma on Berkeley and It’s Implications (3 comments) Tuesday Apr 18th 5:39 PMMore Local News...
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This Week in Palestine, April 21, 2017 Sunday Apr 23rd 12:11 AM
Albert Woodfox: "Freedom Is A State Of Mind" Monday Apr 17th 1:33 PM
Illegal Purchase Of Execution Drugs as Ark. GOP Gov Hutchinson Seeks To Murder 8 Prisoners Friday Apr 14th 12:03 PM
This Week in Palestine, April 7, 2017 Sunday Apr 9th 10:17 PM
Re: Those Missiles at Syria from U.S. Saturday Apr 8th 2:49 PM
Call Congress Today to stop the undermining of our online security! Tuesday Mar 28th 8:39 AM
Killing the Black Snake: Behind the Scenes of the #NODAPL Struggle Sunday Mar 26th 9:35 PM
Getting Into Trouble with Franklin Lopez of SubMedia Sunday Mar 26th 1:19 PMMore Global News...
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Are We Ready for Body-Worn Cameras in Santa Cruz? Sunday Apr 16th 4:12 PM
California bill to eliminate bail system clears first hurdle Thursday Apr 6th 11:10 AM
Philippine President Duterte’s next target: 9-year-old children Monday Mar 27th 9:06 PM
Cower or Continue? (1 comment) Wednesday Feb 22nd 9:07 PM
The Long History of Human Incapacitation by Politics and the Press (2 comments) Tuesday Feb 21st 6:14 AM
Art of War : Executive Order Saturday Feb 18th 11:06 PM
Please Say No To Serially Executing Neil Gorsuch Thursday Feb 9th 4:35 PM
Milo Yiannopoulos event canceled after violence erupts Thursday Feb 2nd 8:13 AMOpen Newswire...
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