$78.00 donated in past month
Racial Justice NewsContribute by publishing to the newswire or calendar and selecting the topic "Racial Justice"
Wed Apr 13 2016 (Updated 04/20/16)UFW Tries to Silence Boycott Driscoll’s Activists at Cesar Chavez March
Wed Apr 13 2016 (Updated 04/20/16)Activists Ask United Farm Workers: Which Side Are You On?
On April 3, members of Watsonville Brown Berets (WBB) traveled to Salinas to attend the annual Cesar Chavez March and Rally presented by United Farm Workers (UFW). WBB were joined by members of Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ), an independent farmworker union in Burlington, Washington fighting for a union contract, and initiators of the boycott against Driscoll's. Although advocating for farmworkers' rights seems like it would be warmly welcomed by UFW, that was not the experience for WBB and FUJ members.
Sun Apr 10 2016 (Updated 04/18/16)San Francisco Police Execute Homeless Man
Sun Apr 10 2016 (Updated 04/18/16)Despite SFPD Deescalation Claim, Jose Luis Gongora Shot Down in Under 30 Seconds
On April 7, a homeless man, Jose Luis Gongora, allegedly brandishing a knife, was executed by SFPD. Surveillance camera video shows police cars rolling up, cops getting out and approaching Jose Luis off-camera. Police claimed they attempted to deescalate the situation, but the video shows two cops approaching Jose Luis with a shotgun pointed at him and shouting at him. The cop with the shotgun can be heard firing four "less lethal" bean-bag rounds at Jose Luis before at least one of the cops shoots and kills him. On April 9, SFPD raided a nearby tent encampment on Shotwell Street, knocking over objects with sticks, including several memorial candles that lined the front of Jose Luis' tent which is still at the scene.
Tue Mar 29 2016 (Updated 04/19/16)City Bulldozes Beach Flats Community Garden for Seaside Company
Tue Mar 29 2016 (Updated 04/19/16)Beach Flats Gardeners Remain Committed to 2016 Planting Season Despite Losing Land
A bulldozer rumbled into the Beach Flats Community Garden early Thursday morning, March 24, tearing out mature fruit trees and nopales plants that city staff had earlier promised would not be touched, and damaging an already strained relationship between the City and community. Despite the loss of land, fruit trees, and nopales, the Beach Flats Gardeners are committed to making the best of the 2016 planting season.
Sun Mar 27 2016 (Updated 04/18/16)Killing of Freddy Centeno Caught on Fresno PD Body Cameras
Sun Mar 27 2016 (Updated 04/18/16)Family of Freddy Centeno Files Lawsuit Against Fresno Police for Wrongful Death
On March 23, the family of Freddy Centeno filed a lawsuit against the Fresno Police department alleging that officers Zebulon Price and Felipe Miguel Lucero acted beyond the limits of their authority when they shot Freddy seven times on September 3, 2015. Freddy was unarmed, carrying a spray nozzle to a garden hose. The officers opened fire less than six seconds after they exited their cruiser. The shooting left Freddy in a coma for twenty-three days before he passed away.
Sat Mar 26 2016 (Updated 04/16/16)Farmworkers on West Coast Tour: Boycott Driscoll's from Border to Border
Sat Mar 26 2016 (Updated 04/16/16)Washington State Farmworkers Launch West Coast Tour in Solidarity with San Quintín
Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) has embarked on an historic 28-day tour of the West Coast to organize a major offensive on the world’s largest berry distributor, Driscoll’s Berries. The local independent farmworker union, based in Burlington, WA, is touring the coast at a crucial moment in their campaign for a union contract at Driscoll's supplier Sakuma Brothers Farms. Driscoll’s and Sakuma are feeling pressure from a growing amount of boycott activity. On Thursday, March 31, there was a major action at Driscoll’s headquarters in Watsonville.
Tue Feb 23 2016 (Updated 04/18/16)California's Police Bill of Rights Challenged in State House
Tue Feb 23 2016 (Updated 04/18/16)New California Bill Promises Increased Transparency in Law Enforcement Misconduct Records
The California Police Bill of Rights as it is known today could be on its way out if California SB1286 becomes law, shining increased light on police misconduct in the state. Police "unions" and lobbyists like the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) are expected to fight to maintain the secrecy that currently shields their bad behavior — and legislators historically tend to kowtow to their wishes. The public, however, clearly wants greater access to police records.
Fri Feb 19 2016Gardeners Urge City to Continue Negotiating with Seaside Company
With the hope of nudging the city forward toward making good on its months-old public promise to initiate permanent investment in the Beach Flats Community Garden, and under imminent threat of legal proceedings against them, on February 16 the gardeners of Beach Flats decided to sign a city letter acquiescing to temporarily leaving the garden plots they have tended so carefully over the past two decades.
Thu Feb 11 2016Miwok Elder Participates in his Fifth Longest Walk
Norman “Wounded Knee” DeOcampo (Miwok), a long-time resident of Vallejo, will be taking part in the Longest Walk 5 beginning February 13 at La Jolla Shores in San Diego, California. Wounded Knee is the Founding Executive Director of the Vallejo based organization Sacred Sites Protection and Rights of Indigenous Tribes. (SSPRIT). He is the only person who will have participated in all five Longest Walks.
Thu Feb 11 2016 (Updated 02/20/16)Hundreds March for Beach Flats Community Garden
Thu Feb 11 2016 (Updated 02/20/16)Gardeners ask City to Take Real Steps to Negotiate for Acquisition of Garden Property
On February 9, hundreds of people marched through downtown Santa Cruz from the Beach Flats Community Garden to the City Council meeting. Gardeners, along with a large coalition of supporters, are seeking a creative solution to preserve twenty five years of cultivating food and culture in the heart of the Beach Flats.
Wed Jan 27 2016A View of Salinas Chinatown
Bradley Allen writes: Salinas Chinatown, a six block, twenty-nine acre neighborhood, is a refuge for members of our society who have been marginalized and discriminated against. Taylor Farms, the world’s largest producer of cut vegetables and salads, built their new five-story headquarters in Oldtown Salinas, with a view of Chinatown.
Wed Jan 13 2016 (Updated 01/25/16)Martin Luther King Jr's Radical Legacy Lives On
Wed Jan 13 2016 (Updated 01/25/16)Bay Area Holds 96 Hours of Action as Part of Nat'l Call to “Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy”
Hundreds of people from more than two dozen groupings responded to the Anti Police-Terror Project’s (APTP) call to come together for 96 hours of direct action over the Martin Luther King Day weekend, January 15-18, in San Francisco and Oakland. Mayors and police chiefs were targeted for protest. The weekend’s events culminated in a Reclaiming King’s Radical Legacy March and a surprise shutdown of the Bay Bridge on January 18.
1PM Friday Apr 29 Justice for Palestine: Boycott, Divestment and...
5:30PM Saturday Apr 30 Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival
11AM Sunday May 1 MAY DAY March for Food Justice
7PM Wednesday May 4 Flint's Toxic Water Crisis: Devestating Result of State...
6PM Thursday May 5 Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo / Rescate de Cinco de Mayo
2:30PM Saturday May 7 Rock Against Racism!!! All Ages!!!
5PM Saturday May 7 Film Showing: "No Más Bebés"
1:30PM Saturday May 14 Film: Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North
5PM Sunday May 15 Facing History and Ourselves' 2016 San Francisco Bay...
7PM Friday May 20 Care Not Cages
MAY DAY March for Food Justice Friday Apr 29th 7:15 PM
Beach Flats Gardeners Demand City Council Keep Their Promise (1 comment) Thursday Apr 28th 5:51 PM
Eminent Domain for the Gardeners (5 comments) Wednesday Apr 27th 11:05 AM
Santa Cruz Beach Flats Community Garden March To City Hall (3 comments) Wednesday Apr 27th 12:34 AM
Mayor Schaaf’s “Plantation-Style” Approach Leaves Oakland Community No Seat at the Table (2 comments) Monday Apr 25th 11:15 PM
Boycott Driscoll's Berries! Demonstration at Safeway in Watsonville Sunday Apr 24th 7:24 PM
Press Conf: Battle Cry Of The People Enough is Enough Tuesday Apr 12th 6:22 PM
Hundreds Rally for Bills to Curb Policing for Profit and Police Secrecy (1 comment) Monday Apr 11th 3:10 PM
Another Man Executed by the San Francisco Police. (4 comments) Saturday Apr 9th 8:58 AM
Letter from Al Rojas to Arturo Rodriguez on UFW and the Delano 1965 Grape Strike Thursday Apr 7th 12:33 PMMore Local News...
[ X close ]
SPLC survey: Presidential campaign leading to widespread fear, bullying in schools Sunday Apr 17th 3:00 AM
Over 100 Writers Call on PEN American Center to Reject Israeli Government Sponsorship Wednesday Apr 6th 12:16 PM
Call for Prisoner Strike on Attica Anniversary Saturday Apr 2nd 7:36 AM
Readaloud: Dan Baum "Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs" Sunday Mar 27th 1:20 PM
Sign Petition before 4/15/16 for Medical Care or Release for Mumia Abu-Jamal Wednesday Mar 23rd 6:56 PM
Hillary Clinton and Justin Trudeau united behind Israel, against BDS Monday Mar 21st 1:01 PM
Black Anarchism: A Reader Wednesday Mar 2nd 5:58 PM
UK terrorist murders of elderly Muslim men - hate crime questions for police and press Friday Feb 26th 5:47 PM
A3 Newsletter: Albert Woodfox Is Free - Please Support Albert's Fund Thursday Feb 25th 6:53 PM
Conversations in Color Featuring Alexis De Veaux and Janet Mock Saturday Feb 20th 9:41 PMMore Global News...
[ X close ]
Video: Founding Fathers, Hip Hop Tuesday Apr 26th 2:35 PM
UFW pays millions to itself & cronies, and ZERO for its dues-paying members (3 comments) Sunday Apr 24th 4:45 PM
May Day 2016 ‘National Day of Mourning’ for victims of police terror (3 comments) Sunday Apr 24th 3:20 AM
Death Row calling...4-19-16 Mouse Report Tuesday Apr 19th 1:45 PM
Kevin Cooper call from death row Sunday Apr 17th 5:24 AM
The Several Crucifixions Of Jackie Robinson, Number 42 Saturday Apr 16th 7:56 AM
Blood on his hands Friday Apr 8th 11:10 AM
Pure Anti-Muslim propaganda Wednesday Mar 30th 1:54 PM
Engaged in public speaking. Tuesday Mar 1st 2:18 PM
Justice for State Murders of Mario and Martin...1-19-16 Mouse Report Tuesday Jan 19th 3:17 PMOpen Newswire...
[ X close ]