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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 2016Santa Cruz Stands with Standing Rock
Wed Nov 16 2016Santa 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.
Mon Nov 14 2016 (Updated 11/29/16)We've Got a Bigger Problem Now
Mon Nov 14 2016 (Updated 11/29/16)With Election of Trump as Next US President, Cities Across the Country Rise Up in Protest
The first anti-Trump protests began almost immediately, shortly after election results were announced. By the evening of November 9, protesters poured into the streets across the country. The Northern California cities of Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Palo Alto, San José, Santa Cruz, Salinas, Hollister, Santa Rosa, and Fresno have stood up against Trump, the rallying cries being "Not My President" and "Fuck Trump!" Demonstrations continue on a daily or near-daily basis all over. There is no end in sight. Calls have gone out to disrupt inaugural events on January 20 and for a Women's March on Washington on January 21.
Oakland police sergeant James "Mike" Gantt has come forward with allegations of the Oakland police department and city leaders retaliating against him for his investigation as to whether fellow officer Brendan O'Brien murdered his wife, Irma Huerta-Lopez, on June 16, 2014. With a long record as a homicide inspector for OPD, Gantt unequivocally states that he believes O'Brien did indeed murder his wife and OPD covered it up, retaliating against him for attempting to do an honest examination of the evidence.
Fri Nov 4 2016Anti-Fascist Yvette Falarca Returns to Teaching
Yvette Falarca of BAMN helped prevent the neo-Nazi rally on the steps of the capitol in Sacramento this summer — and was one of several people who were stabbed by the fascists. Following the action, threats were made against the school at which she teaches if she was not fired. The Berkeley Unified School District caved and suspended her. On November 1, Yvette announced victory in that she has been reinstated as a teacher at Martin Luther King Middle School, although there are still outstanding issues, including the district's refusal to restore back pay.
Sun Oct 30 2016 (Updated 10/31/16)Solidarity with San Quintín Farmworkers at Driscoll’s in Aromas
Sun Oct 30 2016 (Updated 10/31/16)Driscoll's Boycott to Continue Until Company Negotiates Union Contract in México
On October 15, about 40 people, including students from UC Santa Cruz, San Francisco State University, and Watsonville High School, as well as community members from Santa Cruz and Watsonville, came out to the Driscoll's Distribution Center and Berry Store in Aromas, California, to relay the message that the boycott of Driscoll's continues until Driscoll's negotiates a union contract with the farmworkers in San Quintín, Mexico who harvest the lucrative berries. Currently, farmworkers receive as little as $6 a day for 12-15 hours of work, with no benefits or job security.
Sun Oct 30 2016Black Panther Party Marks 50 Years Since Founding in Oakland
It was 1966 when Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Initially, their goals were to make use of California's open-carry laws at the time to directly challenge police brutality in Oakland and to turn Black rebellion into political power. In little time, the party expanded nationwide, fed hundreds of thousands of children, and created free health clinics and a number of other social programs. October 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party.
Word got out that the Oakland Police Department had intentions to do neighborhood outreach in West Oakland on October 18. Knowing that OPD holds public relations events such as these to whitewash their earned reputation as racist, violent, and corrupt, the Anti Police-Terror Project set out to prevent OPD from exploiting local residents for a propagandistic photo op. As an unexpected bonus, a man's home was saved from being confiscated by the police.
Wed Oct 19 2016Standing Up Against the Racist Police State by Taking a Knee
Since August 26, when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began to sit and then kneel during the playing of the national anthem to protest racist police violence, at least dozens of more Black people have been murdered by the police. What is also intensifying is that more and more athletes are taking a visible stand against police brutality. Students at the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) have been particularly vocal about their opposition to a lack of police accountability and the unfair treatment of Black and Brown people at the hands of law enforcement.
Wed Oct 19 2016In Oakland, Solidarity with Charlotte
Daniel Borgström writes: It was Saturday, September 24th.... The solidarity rally was to be held in downtown Oakland, at the triangular-shaped plaza where Telegraph Avenue splits off from Broadway. It was 7:30 p.m. when I arrived; Gerald Sanders was speaking to a gathering of a couple hundred people. Almost everybody there was quite young. A banner read: "Revolt with Charlotte." Several dozen police were taking up strategic positions along Broadway and Telegraph.
Mon Oct 10 2016White Supremacist Nathan Damigo Exposed
Nathan Damigo is a Social Studies major at CSU Stanislaus — and he’s been building up a white supremacist group called Identity Evropa (IE) across Northern California. Identity Evropa focuses on recruitment by plastering college campuses with propaganda that promotes the creation of an all-white, fascist, authoritarian political power. On October 4, anti-fascists put up 300 posters at CSU Stanislaus detailing Damigo’s hidden past as a convicted felon in a violent hate crime, as well as his involvement in a string of hate groups before attempting to rebrand himself with Identity Evropa.
4PM Friday Dec 9 Free Mumia Abu-Jamal National Day of Action
12PM Saturday Dec 10 Mass Organizing Meeting for Jan. 20 SF Protest on Day...
1:30PM Saturday Dec 10 Post Election Ally Skills Workshop
6PM Saturday Dec 10 Honoring Leonard Peltier & All Political Prisoners
6PM Friday Dec 23 Indigenous Elder RunningWolf returns to SF Critical...
12PM Monday Dec 26 50th Anniversary of Kwanzaa, California State Capitol
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
Mumia Rally at Oscar Grant Plaza (12-9-16) Tuesday Dec 6th 2:26 PM
Community Memorial for Richard Perkins Jr. on the 1-Year Anniversary of His Murder by OPD (1 comment) Sunday Dec 4th 5:28 PM
The American Indian Movement - Interfaith Gathering to Support Standing Rock Movement Saturday Dec 3rd 4:16 PM
Pipeline Protesters Shut Down Bank of America Thursday Dec 1st 10:59 AM
Court Document & Video: Berkeley Students Sue BUSD for Racially Targeted Interrogations (1 comment) Wednesday Nov 30th 5:11 AM
SF Protest Against Trump on Inauguration Day: Fight Racism, Defend Immigrants! Tuesday Nov 29th 10:06 AM
Help Open Uhuru Jiko Community Kitchen in Oakland, CA #GivingTuesday Monday Nov 28th 9:21 AMMore Local News...
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Analysis: North Dakota Pipelines Average Four Spills Per Year; 3 Million Gallons Spilled in Past 21 Years Tuesday Dec 6th 1:49 PM
Victory for Standing Rock: DAPL Easement Not Granted Monday Dec 5th 6:04 PM
Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement to DAPL to drill under Lake Oahe and Missouri River until EIS is Completed Monday Dec 5th 5:52 PM
Endangered Species Mural at Standing Rock Supports Tribal Push to Protect Water, Sacred Land From Pipeline Monday Dec 5th 5:38 PM
Nurses Donate $50,000 to Aid Veterans Stand with Standing Rock Monday Dec 5th 5:23 PM
Stop Sen. Sesssions From Making U.S. into a Sadistic State as D.A.! Monday Dec 5th 5:11 AM
Ongoing gross violations of human rights, genocide, ethnocide, ecocide in 'Australia' Wednesday Nov 30th 3:14 PMMore Global News...
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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 PM
2 Religious Groups Representing Together 24% Of the Population Control The Supreme Court Saturday Jul 30th 1:27 PMOpen Newswire...
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