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image Sarah Yoell Step Down! We Demand REAL Community Oversight of the Oakland Police Department yoells.jpg by APTP
We are joining forces with the Oakland Justice Coalition to demand that Sarah Yoell — appointed by District 3 City Councilmember Lynnette Gibson McElhaney — step down immediately from the selection panel for the Oakland Police Oversight Commission....
Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 2:59PM
image Hunger Strike Set to Begin May 25 at Folsom State Prison 480_folsom-state-prison_1.jpg by SF Bay View
All the prisoners held in Folsom’s ASU and Ad-Seg are without food bowls, therefore having to eat out of ziplock bags. They have no cups, needing to drink water from an old milk carton....
Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 11:58PM
image SF HERE Hotel Workers Shut It Down In 1980 "Union Town” 480_unite-here2_zim_s_picket_line_1979_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Two films from the organizing of the HERE Local 2 between 1997 when the rank and file organized a strike at the Zim's Restaurant chain and the 1980 hotel workers strike. These two struggles the rank and file had tremendous power in the local and it was put under a trusteeship by the International to shutdown the strike....
Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 9:02PM
image "March Against Monsanto" Santa Cruz 480_139_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Photos are from before the march....
Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:11PM
image FightBack against City Manager's Anti-Homeless Signs at City Hall 480_santa-cruz-city-hall-personal-survival-property_1.jpg by Robert Norse
Throughout the past week, unhoused folks, who some call the Survival Sleepers, have defied the latest drive-em-out edicts of City Manager Martin Bernal. Other activists are planning protests at City Council next Tuesday. Bernal has refused to answer simple questions about his newly posted signs. Mayor Chase in a recent interview refused to put the issue on the May 23rd Agenda for Public Discussion and Vote....
Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:44AM
image Stop Santa Cruz Neo-Nazi Band the Highway Murderers from Performing in San Jose 480_highway-murderers-santa-cruz-neo-nazis_1.jpg by San Jose Anti-Fascist Network
The Highway Murderers are a corny crypto-fascist butt rock band from Santa Cruz, California (they categorize their music as punk and thrash metal). Since the band’s formation in 2002, they have constantly been subject to criticism and resistance from the northern California music community for their consistently violent, misogynistic, and racist behavior. This has resulted in them generally being barred from performing at venues in their home town....
Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:43AM
image City Council Must Take the Next Logical Step Toward Addressing Homelessness 480_15995251_1442289482472382_2762801441525249653_o_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Creation of Task Force on Homelessness Remains a Good Idea...
Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:56AM
image Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart, Contrary to Assurances, Collaborates with ICE 480_santa-cruz-county-sheriff-jim-hart-ice-dhs_1.jpg by Sanctuary Santa Cruz
Evidence given to Sanctuary activists proves that Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart has been collaborating on “immigration-only” enforcement by ICE. Hart refuses to change the County Jail’s policies, which are voluntary....
Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:01PM
image CWA AT&T Workers Strike Mobility In SF: $21 K an Hour For CEO $16 An Hour For Workers 480_cwa_at_t_mobility_strike_with_child_bullhorn5-19-17_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
21,000 AT&T CWA workers strike on May 19, 2017 for a contract that would protect their living standards and against outsourcing and degradation of jobs. Mobility workers make $16.00 an hour while the CEO Randall L. Stephenson make $21,000 an hour or more than $28 million a year....
Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 5:10PM
image The NoDAPL / Copwatch Food Truck. A WeCopwatch and Standing Rock Copwatch collaboration 480_sr1.jpg by WeCopwatch
In the fall of 2016, WeCopwatch traveled to North Dakota to support the indigenous-led resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline’s drilling along the Missouri River, right on the border of the Standing Rock Reservation. Water protectors had been experiencing violence and repression from local, and state authorities as well as DAPL employees....
Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:53PM
image Ohlone Indian Village is under attack 480_004_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Protests are taking place every morning 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the corners of Soquel Drive and Trout Gulch Road in Aptos California. Aptos Village was once an Indian Village!...
Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 5:11PM
text Santa Cruz NAMI to Host Deceitful D.J. Jaffe by Sylvia
NAMI invites D.J. Jaffe to tout anosognosia, part of his Insane Consequences book tour....
Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:18AM
image Report on Projection at Oakland Coliseum 480_18447645_682886315247099_3945100374897649092_n_1.jpg by a
Don the Con has admitted to obstructing justice, and he should be impeached. We tried to project just that on a billboard next to Oracle Coliseum, after a Warriors game (victory!). IMPEACH didn't fit the sign as well as Fuck Trump. As fireworks went up so did the chant, "Fuck Trump! Fuck Trump!"...
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:34PM
image Arrest UC Pres. Napolitano! UC Workers/Students Protest Corruption, Privatization & Fees 480_uc_regents_executives_out_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Dozens of UC students and workers from throughout the California protested at the UC Regents meeting on May 17, 2017 over the corruption scandal and cover-up of $175 million by UC President Janet Napolitano and UC executives. Workers are demanding her resignation and also a stop to union busting, outsourcing and privatization...
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:46PM
image Every Vote Counts: A Look at the Santa Cruz County Elections Department 480_every-vote-counts-santa-cruz-county_1.jpg by Santa Cruz County Grand Jury
The Grand Jury did an exhaustive investigation of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department. Despite claims of fraud nationally we found no such evidence here. We detail the protections that ensure the integrity of the voting process, and the impressive effort, dedication, and professionalism of our Elections Department....
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 3:27PM
image New City Hall Restrictions Ambiguous and in Need of Clarity 480_18555840_10210713818216418_595847902730752693_n_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Questions About Legality Remain Unanswered...
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 12:45PM
image UC UAW 2865 Calls For Resignation of UC Pres Janet Napolitano "we support ...resignation" 480_napolitano_janet_clinton_30565642382_1.jpg by UAW 2865
UAW 2865 UC which represents graduate students at all UC campuses is calling for the resignation of UC Pres Janet Napolitano for hiding a slush fund...
Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 4:36PM
document Paying More for Being Poor — Bias and Disparity in California’s Traffic Court System lccr-report-paying-more-for-being-poor-may-2017.pdf_140_.jpg by LCCR
California's traffic fines and fees are some of the highest in the country, and new data shows that current California policies disproportionately impact people of color. Two bills before the California Legislature (SB 185 and AB 412) would address many of the disparities....
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:13PM
image Western States Petroleum Association Leads Lobbying Spending This Year 480_800_cathy_with_jacket_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
To combat the power of oil industry money in California, a diverse array of activists is organizing an “Oil Money Out, People Power In”march and rally in Sacramento, May 20 from 12 PM to 3 PM. The event will begin and end at the Governor’s Mansion, 1526 H Street. Photo: Catherine Reheis-Boyd is President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and served as the Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create "marine protected areas" in ...
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:00PM
text Tell Oakland's City Council: Defund OPD, Invest in Community by APTP
The process of allocating Oakland’s 2.6 billion dollar budget for 2017-2019 has begun. We believe that the scandal-ridden and dysfunctional Oakland Police Department consumes far too many of our city's resources. It’s time to audit police spending and performance, and redirect wasted funds to community-building, constructive strategies for making Oakland a safer and better place to live....
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 11:20AM