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imageCouncil Proposal Recognizes Lynching of Francisco Arias and José Chamales as 'Act of Racial Terror'
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by Santa Cruz News
On May 14 the Santa Cruz City Council passed a motion to request a recommendation from the Historic Preservation Commission (for return to the August 13th City Council meeting for action) for the placement of a historic plaque on Water Street Bridge recognizing the lynching of Francisco Arias and José Chamales. The men, who were Californios, Spanish speaking Mexican and Native American men, were lynched on the bridge on May 2, 1877, shortly after their arrest on murder charges. "The lynching ...
Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 12:36AM
imageThe Fight Against PAR, The Attack On Teachers & Worker Rights With Educator Brian Crowell
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by Labor Video Project
Educator and former Berkeley Federaton of Teachers steward Brian Crowell talks about his experience with the Peer Assisted Program PAR and how he discovered it was being used to target senior teachers, African American teachers and Latino teachers. He also found out that his union president of the BFT Cathy Cambell was being paid by the district to discipline and terminate teachers....
Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 10:05PM
calendar#StopTheBans: Pro-Choice Rallies throughout CA & Across the Nation
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by NARAL & Many Others
Pro-Choice Rallies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, the State of California, and across the nation....
Event Date: Tue May 21, 2019 12:00PM
Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:19PM
textFascist trends in Santa Cruz Government by Elise Casby
Activists and myself using the derogatory gesture of the nazi salutes were focused on and reported in the conservative and reactionary paper, The Santa Cruz Sentinel by writer, Jessica York on May 15, 2019. As usual the focus was on the graphic gesture and not the fact that public comment and other forms of democratic participation are dwindling over the years as each mayor, now Martine Watkins takes up the mantle of repression....
Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:40PM
imageDiscover California Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Expanding California Pan African Global Trade and Commerce must include the beginning of our California Juneteenth story, including our role in the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom and sharing current California ~ Pan African Trade data in an inclusive and equitable manner...
Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:33PM
documentInsecure Food & Housing Among Sonoma State Students
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by Sonoma State Student Collective
The purpose of our research was to understand and describe the quality of Sonoma State University's students overall well being. Specifically, we researched the students who have or currently deal with insecure food and housing....
Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:14PM
imageSince Oscar Grant, 242 people shot and killed by police in Bay Area
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by Scott Morris
While only about 30% of Bay Area residents are Hispanic or Black, more than 60% of people shot and killed by police officers over the last decade are Hispanic or Black....
Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:06PM
calendarSupport the Hunger Strikers at Santa Cruz County Jail
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by Santa Cruz Jail Hunger Strike Solidarity
Santa Cruz County Jail, 259 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060...
Event Date: Wed May 15, 2019 10:00AM
Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:54AM
textOakland Hotel Travelers Tenants Settle Wrongful Eviction Suit by Posted by Lynda Carson
Plaintiffs Peter Howe, Joshua Daniels, William Prather and Orlando Chavez (through his successor) have settled their lawsuit for tenant harassment and wrongful eviction against the owners and management of Oakland’s Hotel Travelers, including defendants Danny Haber, Dion Ross and Alon Gutman, for a total payment of $575,000!...
Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:37PM
imageAttorney General Becerrra, fishing groups sue Westlands over Shasta Dam raise plan
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by Dan Bacher
“Californians decided to protect the McCloud River in 1989 because it’s valuable to all of us,” said Ron Stork of Friends of the River. “The ill-conceived dam raise would flood a free-flowing reach of the river, harm a prized fishery, and destroy sacred tribal sites. It’s time to end Westlands’ disrespect of the California Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.”...
Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 7:47PM
videoPolice Attacks Berkeley (video/mp4 33.1MB) by Vaughn
Officer Aranus of UC Berkeley police, grabs peaceful person by neck, throwing them to the ground on UCB campus, March 12, 6pm....
Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 6:45PM
textSan Francisco Becomes First in the Country to Ban the Use of Facial Recognition by Oakland Privacy
San Francisco Approves Oversight of Surveillance Tech and Becomes 1st Municipality in the Country to Ban The Use of Facial Recognition...
Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 3:18PM
imageWho's Selling Whom? A's Stadium & The Destruction of Howard Terminal In The Port Of Oakland
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by Labor Video Project
Maritime workers, supporters of the A's, union officials and Dave Kaval, the manager of the A's spoke at the Oakland Port Board of Directors meeting on May 13, 2019 about the proposal to build an A's stadium on the Howard Terminal at the Port and 4,000 $1 million dollar condos. The Alameda Central Labor Council and the Alameda Build and Constructions Trades Council supported the stadium on Port land despite unanimous opposition by maritime unions. They are also supporting 4,000 million dollar...
Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 10:40AM
imageCA rescinds Delta Tunnels bond resolutions, feds withdraw permit
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by Dan Bacher
“Victory! This is a win for salmon! The other side folded and walked away from the table,” said John McManus, president of the Golden Gate Salmon Association regarding the withdrawal of the Delta Tunnels permit by the Trump administration....
Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 10:32AM
imageThe People from Ross Camp Have Been Dispersed Throughout Santa Cruz
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by Keith McHenry
Most of the people who made Ross Camp their home have been dispersed throughout the city of Santa Cruz in violation of the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals ruling in Martin v Boise....
Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 2:55PM
imageTrump's Oil Drilling Plan Includes Locations in the Santa Cruz Mountains
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by Alex Darocy
A variety of wooded areas in the Santa Cruz Mountains have been included in the Trump administration's latest plan for new oil drilling on public lands in California. On May 9, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management released the Environmental Impact Statement for the plan to open up oil and gas leasing and development in 725,500 acres of public lands and mineral estates in the Central Coast and the Bay Area. Included in the EIS is what is described as "12.55 acres of public land in the Ramsey Gul...
Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 1:26PM
calendarVallejo Press Conference & Rally For Justice
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by Vallejo For Racial Justice
Vallejo City Hall 555 Santa Clara St Vallejo, CA....
Event Date: Tue May 14, 2019 5:30PM
Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 5:09PM
imageTrump Finalizes Plan to Open 725,500 Acres of California's Central Coast to Drilling, Fracking
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by Center for Biological Diversity
MARINA, Calif., May 9, 2019 — The Trump administration today finalized a plan to open 725,500 acres of public lands and mineral estate across California’s Central Coast and the Bay Area to new oil and gas drilling. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plan is an increase of nearly 327,000 acres from the draft proposal prepared under the Obama administration....
Posted: Thu May 9, 2019 10:51AM
imageDrivers United Will Never Be Defeated! Uber/Lyft Global Day of Action in San Francisco
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by Labor Video Project
Hundreds of UBER/Lyft drivers and their supporters joined a global day of protest at the headquarters of UBER in San Francisco on May 8, 2019. Drivers said they are being driven to slave labor conditions while an IPO will make more billionaires from their labor....
Posted: Wed May 8, 2019 7:40PM
imagePhotos from May Day 2019 in Oakland
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by Oakland Sin Fronteras and allies
Thousands rallied and marched in Oakland to mark International Workers Day 2019. ILWU Local 10 shut down the port for the day, as is a local May Day tradition....
Posted: Wed May 8, 2019 6:23PM