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Mon Jan 16 2017 (Updated 01/19/17)Reclaiming King's Legacy in the Age of Trump
Mon Jan 16 2017 (Updated 01/19/17)120 Hours of Direct Action Across the Bay Area to Reclaim King's Legacy & Reject Trump
For the third year in a row, actions will be held across the Bay Area to “Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy." In previous years, protests and rallies culminated with a large march in Oakland on Martin Luther King Day. This year, with Trump set to be inaugurated as the President of the United States on the Friday after MLK Day, protests will be held over five days, from MLK Day on January 16 through to the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20. A diverse coalition will engage in 120 hours of direct action, coalition building, and campaign launching against white supremacy.
Sat Jan 14 2017 (Updated 01/16/17)Speakeasies and Artists Warehouses: A Tale of Two Oaklands
Sat Jan 14 2017 (Updated 01/16/17)Fruitvale Community Further Marginalized in Politicization of Ghost Ship Fire
Dozens of reporters, videographers and photographers thronged around the yellow tape surrounding the block containing the Ghost Ship warehouse the morning after the tragic fire that killed 36 people in the center of Fruitvale. Voices in Fruitvale, a neighborhood where almost half the children live in poverty, weren’t heard for days at all. In this sensational story that garnered nation-wide attention, it was weeks before journalists evinced the slightest interest in the neighborhood where the fire occurred.
Sat Jan 14 2017 (Updated 01/16/17)Fruitvale District Has Highest Levels of Lead Poisoning in California
Sat Jan 14 2017 (Updated 01/16/17)Lead Poisoning in Oakland's Fruitvale District Is Worse Than Flint
Toxic lead levels are dangerously high in Oakland’s Fruitvale district, which has the highest level of contamination in California and are worse than in Flint, Michigan, according to a national report. Unlike Flint’s contaminated water crisis, which caught national attention in 2015, Oakland’s lead is not in the water system but is coming from old buildings and chipping paint that is getting into the dirt and being tossed up in the wind. The result is that 7.57 percent of children under the age of seven who were tested have high levels of lead in their blood.
Mon Jan 2 2017 (Updated 01/04/17)Thirty-Five Years Is Too Long — Call to Free Mumia Now
Mon Jan 2 2017 (Updated 01/04/17)National Day of Action to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal After New U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
A recent US Supreme Court decision, “Williams vs. Pennsylvania,” could open the door for Mumia Abu-Jamal’s freedom. The decision ruled that a prosecutor cannot later sit as judge over the same defendant’s appeal. This is exactly what happened in Mumia’s case. On December 8, marking the 35th anniversary of imprisonment for American political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal and to protest the refusal by prison authorities to provide necessary medication, a coalition of supporters in Philadelphia, Toronto, Wellington, and Oakland demonstrated.
Thu Dec 15 2016 (Updated 12/16/16)Japanese American Community Rallies Against Growing Racial and Religious Hatred
Thu Dec 15 2016 (Updated 12/16/16)San Francisco Japanese Americans Protest Growing Wave of Racism, Homophobia, Xenophobia
On November 22, hundreds of Japanese Americans, Japanese, and supporters of human rights rallied to call for unification against racism, xenophobia and attacks on immigrants, LGBT and other disenfranchised communities. The rally was held at the Peace Plaza in San Francisco's Japan Town. Participants reflected on the effect on themselves and their families of the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, Peruvian Japanese, and Japanese in concentration camps during the Second World War.
Wed Dec 7 2016 (Updated 12/08/16)Perkins Family Perseveres Despite Lack of Accountability for Police Murder
Wed Dec 7 2016 (Updated 12/08/16)Community Memorial for Richard Perkins Jr. on the 1-Year Anniversary of His Murder by OPD
Just over a year ago, Oakland police shot and killed Richard Perkins Jr. at the 24-7 Gas and Food on Bancroft and 90th Avenues. Richard was thirty-nine years old, the father of two children. His only crime appears to be having crossed paths with Oakland police when they were agitated over a large East Oakland sideshow earlier in the day on November 15, 2015, near which an OPD patrol vehicle was smashed by a crowd. On Saturday, November 12, family members and community gathered to memorialize Richard Perkins Jr. at Carter Park, blocks from where he was gunned down by Oakland police.
Sun Nov 27 2016 (Updated 12/01/16)Standing Rock Solidarity in Northern California
Sun Nov 27 2016 (Updated 12/01/16)Nationwide Solidarity as Police Escalate Violence Against Water Protectors
The Standing Rock Sioux Nation called for indigenous nations and others to stand in solidarity as they fight to prevent continued construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in their ancestral lands, especially near the Missouri River. Since federal agencies blocked construction under the Missouri River in early September, police have greatly increased the violence unleashed against the Water Protectors. Hundreds of demonstrators have been arrested and injured by police weaponry. Now, federal authorities are threatening to close the NoDAPL camp by December 5, but protesters promise continued resistance.
Sun Nov 20 2016Timeline of BART Police Killings and Militarization
A timeline mapping Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police violence and militarization was collectively generated as part of a larger ongoing convivial research effort to expose low intensity war across the Bay Area and state. The timeline was produced through a collaboration between the Center for Convivial Research and Autonomy (CCRA) and Carville Annex Press as part of the struggle for Justice for James "Nate" Greer. The timeline is a tool that remembers, counts, mourns and honors our dead. It is a collaborative effort of documentation over time that makes visible the many resistances that have refused erasure.
Wed Nov 16 2016 (Updated 12/14/16)Santa Cruz Stands with Standing Rock
Wed Nov 16 2016 (Updated 12/14/16)Santa Cruz Plans More Actions in Support of Standing Rock Sioux
Dozens of local supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe gathered at the Town Clock on the evening of November 15 for a loud, raucous and joyous celebration of the NoDAPL Day of Action. Allegra David, an organizer of the demonstration, led the group on short walk to full throated chants of "Water is Life" and "You Can't Drink Oil." The group's spirits were uplifted by the report that the Army Corps of Engineers dealt a blow to the progress of the Dakota Access Pipeline, saying in a letter that more analysis and discussion with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe is needed before construction can take place under the Missouri River.
8AM Friday Jan 20 A Protest Action of Conscience and Resistance: No Wall!...
10AM Friday Jan 20 Tech Workers for Racial Justice #J20 #120Hours
5PM Friday Jan 20 SF Protest Against Trump on Inauguration Day: Fight...
10AM Saturday Jan 21 Women's March on Washington - January 21, 2017
4PM Saturday Jan 21 Holiday Appeal for Class-War Prisoners
7PM Tuesday Jan 24 Palo Alto Radical Left Reading Group
1PM Sunday Jan 29 Black Health Matters! Join the Committee to Build the...
4PM Sunday Jan 29 Filmmakers to host fundraiser to complete documentary...
A Protest Action of Conscience and Resistance: No Wall! No Mass Deportations! No “Muslim Registry"! Thursday Jan 19th 11:10 AM
Camp 120 Will Hold Space at SF City Hall Until Inauguration Day to Protest DA Gascón Tuesday Jan 17th 10:25 PM
Pause the Calls: Black Lives Matter Saturday Jan 14th 2:51 PM
Speakeasies and Artists Warehouses: A Tale of Two Oaklands Friday Jan 13th 7:04 PM
The Longest Walk 5.2 “Calling an End to Drug Abuse and Domestic Violence” Thursday Jan 12th 2:02 PM
Statement On Hiring Of Anne Kirkpatrick As New Oakland Police Department Chief Thursday Jan 5th 8:08 PM
Lets's Make Sure We All Make it Home Wednesday Jan 4th 7:06 PMMore Local News...
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FBI's "Suicide Letter" to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance Monday Jan 16th 10:23 AM
Prison Strike Organizers to Protest Food Giant Aramark Sunday Jan 8th 9:10 PM
Mumia Wins Federal Court Victory On Hep-C Treatment! Thursday Jan 5th 8:22 PM
INVASION DAY CALLOUT: CANBERRA, 26 January 2017 Thursday Jan 5th 6:46 AM
Jane Fonda Divests From Wells Fargo Tuesday Jan 3rd 7:44 PM
Australia: Don Dale torture victim Dylan Voller plans hunger strike over threats of abuse Thursday Dec 15th 7:27 AM
Analysis: North Dakota Pipelines Average Four Spills Per Year; 3 Million Gallons Spilled in Past 21 Years Tuesday Dec 6th 1:49 PMMore Global News...
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Mumia Rally at Oscar Grant Plaza Tuesday Dec 20th 12:54 PM
Victim of Identity Theft Tells Her Story Thursday Oct 27th 12:16 AM
Freedom Rider-Ignoring Angela Davis "How low the icon has fallen." Friday Oct 7th 9:44 AM
Syllabus for a class on the Structures of Racialization Tuesday Sep 27th 6:49 AM
Community Church NAACP Peace Party Garfield Park Church 8-28-2016 Monday Aug 29th 5:38 PM
Marcus Mosiah Garvey Birthday Celebration ~ Sacramento, CA Saturday Aug 13th 12:11 PM
Sample Resolution to Honor Marcus Mosiah Garvery ~ August 17 Wednesday Aug 3rd 7:58 PMOpen Newswire...
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