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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 Feb 4 2018 (Updated 02/13/18)Black Homes Matter: Defend Aunti Frances
Sun Feb 4 2018 (Updated 02/13/18)Black Disabled Activist, Elder, Black Panther and Community Leader Fights Eviction
Frances Moore, affectionately known by those around her as Aunti Frances, is a beloved Black disabled activist, elder, Black Panther and community leader who has lived in North Oakland/South Berkeley her entire life. She now faces a no-fault eviction at the hands of Natalia Morphy and Morphy’s parents, who are exploiting a notorious loophole in Oakland renter protections for their own personal gain. The attempts to evict Aunti Frances signal that Oakland’s redevelopment is moving forward without care and consideration for its longtime residents and community members.
Fri Feb 2 2018 (Updated 02/03/18)No Sanctuary for White Nationalists
Fri Feb 2 2018 (Updated 02/03/18)Bay Area Antifascists Burn Identity Evropa Banner Hung on Bay Bridge
On January 28, Bay Area Antifascists made quick work of an anti-immigrant banner which the neo-Nazi group Identity Evropa (IE) hung from the Yerba Buena Tunnel heading into San Francisco. IE were central to the organizing of the murderous "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, and have been active in Northern California since 2016. San Francisco Bay Area Antifascists write: As a strike towards the defeat of our enemies, we tore down the banner put up in the early hours of the morning which attempted to “warn” commuters of “dangerous immigrants and refugees” and spread hate and fear of immigrants who call San Francisco their home.
Mon Jan 22 2018 (Updated 01/30/18)Millions March for Women's Rights Worldwide
Mon Jan 22 2018 (Updated 01/30/18)Women Across North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa Rise Up for the 2018 Women's March
On January 20, the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of President Trump, women, children, and allies worldwide demonstrated in hundreds of cities, often in freezing temperatures, to stand up against against Donald Trump and his policies, patriarchal and racist violence and oppression, and for a brighter future for women. The numbers were massive across North America, with 300,000 Chicago, 200,000 in New York City, a half million in Los Angeles, and at least 100,000 in San Francisco. Tens of thousands marched in medium-sized cities such as Oakland, and in smaller towns such as Fresno, thousands took a stand. On January 21, many more took to the streets of Las Vegas, Berlin, Paris, London, and other cities across the globe.
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.
6PM Saturday Feb 17 An Evening with Chairman Omali Yeshitela: The Road to...
6PM Saturday Feb 17 Surviving Smash & Grab: The Real Black Panthers
9:30AM Sunday Feb 18 The racist roots of Trumpism, a brief overview of...
2PM Sunday Feb 18 Bay Area Day of Remembrance 2018
4PM Sunday Feb 18 No FBI Targeting of Black Activists as "Black identity...
5:30PM Sunday Feb 18 San Jose Day of Remembrance 2018
8AM Wednesday Feb 21 Court Support Breakfast Rally for Aunti Frances
5PM Wednesday Feb 21 Protest Corrupt Racist Abe Administration & His Wife...
1PM Saturday Feb 24 Black History Month Film: I Am Not Your Negro
7PM Saturday Feb 24 An African American and Latinx History of the United...
1PM Sunday Feb 25 Book signing with Betty Reid Soskin, oldest national...
7:30PM Wednesday Mar 7 Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of...
7PM Friday Mar 16 Edgar Arceneaux | Artist Conversation
Black Solidarity Week in Oakland: February 17-24 Fri Feb 16th 8:39pm
Right-Wing Zionist Group Calls on Berkeley to Investigate City Council Member Over Support for Palestinian Rights Thu Feb 15th 9:47pm
Israeli Official Distorts CA Law To Stop Sister City Proposal Thu Feb 15th 9:21pm
Slavery and Freedom Celebrating the 170th Anniversary of the California Gold Rush Thu Feb 8th 9:52pm
NAACP Presentation at Greater Purpose Community Church Mon Feb 5th 10:23am
AFSCME 3299 Worker Protesting for Labor Contract Slammed by UC Berkeley Police (1 comment) Sun Feb 4th 11:52pm
Rally Against Racial Injustice at UC (1 comment) Sun Feb 4th 11:25pm
Rosa Parks Day in California Sat Feb 3rd 7:26pmMore Local News...
A Victory for the Right to Boycott, in Massachusetts. Thu Feb 8th 4:20pm
Turning Point USA opens door for white supremacists on campus (1 comment) Wed Feb 7th 11:51pm
Federal Judge Issues Injunction Against Kansas Anti-Boycott Law Tue Feb 6th 6:42pm
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
Paper Monuments : History Unbound Fri Feb 2nd 3:44pm
2017 Census of Agriculture: Harvesting Opportunity Thu Feb 1st 12:28pm
Ramsey Orta has been put into the SHU (Special Housing Unit) for 60 days Wed Jan 31st 9:45amMore Global News...
Black History at the 51st World Ag Expo Mon Feb 12th 9:47am
Calif Cops work with alt-reich to attack and prosecute counter demonstrators and Antifa (1 comment) Fri Feb 9th 7:27pm
National Freedom Day - the price paid for freedom Wed Jan 31st 8:20am
Fascism in Charlottesville, 2017/Racism in Selma, 1965/It's still on (1 comment) Tue Aug 22nd 10:06pm
The New Emperor is a White Nationalist? Sun Aug 13th 8:47pm
Omni & Food Not Bombs RASISM torwards INDIGENOUS Community Thu Jul 13th 1:48pm
Police Accused in Wrongful Death Mon Jun 19th 8:47am
2017 Memorial Day Celebration ~ Block 27, Stockton Rural Cemetery Sat May 27th 6:34amOpen Newswire...
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