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text Statement on Berkeley City Council Resolution to Pepper Spray Protesters by NLG-SF
The one thing Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin, the Berkeley Police Department and City Council got right at the Monday afternoon Council meeting was that violence has indeed come to the streets of Berkeley. But rather than using these critical times as an opportunity to have a larger conversation with Berkeley’s people of color, LGBTQIA, Jews, Muslims and other communities who are being targeted by white nationalists/ neo-Nazis/ white supremacists - the City has instead utilized this as an oppo...
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:53PM
image Big Oil defeats California bill to ban new offshore oil drilling 480__jackson_photo_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, held the bill in suspension during their hearing on Friday, September 1. Photo: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson authored Senate Bill 188. Photo courtesy of her office....
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:34PM
image Berkeley, CA: Daniel Quillinan Exposed to Neighbors as Violent Fascist 480_dan_q2_1.jpg by Antifa
Earlier this week, around 100 community alert flyers were mailed out to the neighbors of local fascist Daniel Quillinan....
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:31AM
calendar SF Activist Murdered Rally for Justice Planned bubbles_press_release.pdf_140_.jpg by Ryan Muckle
The steps of San Francisco City Hall...
Event Date: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:00PM
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:46AM
image Westlands Water District Votes No on Delta Tunnels Project! 480_district-map-2014-11-10a.jpg by Dan Bacher
"Today is a very good day for California,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta, in a statement. “By rejecting California WaterFix, the Westlands Water District has dealt a blow to the project. There are many better solutions for creating a sustainable water supply in California.”...
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:15PM
document CA Indian Water Commission, environmental groups challenge Delta Tunnels financing 2017_9th_circut_decision_on_reserved_indian_water_rights_15-55896.pdf_140_.jpg by Dan Bacher
"The California Indian Water Commission's involvement in this filing is about upholding traditional indigenous responsibilities to the lands and waters of California," said Don Hankins, CIWC President. "With this filing, we affirm our commitment to future generations through protection of the lands and waters of this state, and the associated organisms, which we also maintain obligations to."...
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:52AM
image Google intensifies censorship of left-wing websites 480_google_censorship.jpg by Andre Damon (WSWS Repost)
Google has intensified its censorship of left-wing, progressive and anti-war websites, cutting the search traffic of 13 leading news outlets by 55 percent since April. The information uncovered by the WSWS has been prominently reported on a number of alternative news websites. Despite the broad support for the WSWS’s calls for an end to Google’s Internet censorship, the company has refused to reply either to the WSWS’s petition opposing its censorship or repeated attempts to contact it for ...
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:16AM
image Undocumented protesters drive Nancy Pelosi out of her own press conference 480_fight_4_all.jpg by Evan Blake (WSWS Repost)
Roughly 40 undocumented immigrant protesters took over the stage at a pro-Democratic Party press conference in San Francisco Monday morning, causing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Lee, and Jared Huffman to end the event early and depart. One protester said, "We remember all too well, how for eight years the Democrats laid siege to our communities, raiding and deporting nearly 3 million people, our family members and loved ones. Where was your resistance then? Ms. Pelosi, did you...
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:13AM
image Protest at FCC Chair Ajit Pai's Talk with Tech Execs in SF 480_netneutsfcrowd_1.jpg by R. Robertson
While he has frozen services to low-income internet users, FCC Chair Ajit Pai came to San Francisco to talk to tech executives about bridging the digital divide for underserved communities. Protesters brought demands to the site of the meeting at 543 Howard St. Photos by Charlie Moehle under creative commons license....
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:58AM
image Kaiser Patients In Danger Because Of Profiteering: CNA NUU SF Kaiser Nurses Demand Proper 480_cna_kaiser_sf_nurses_pose9-18-17__1.jpg by Labor Video Project
San Francisco Kaiser CNA NNU nurses rallied on September 18, 2017 for proper staffing levels that threaten the healthcare of Kaiser members. Kaiser has now over 650,000 new members but refused to hire additional nurses and staff to professional care....
Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:30PM
image AA STOP TWU Outsourcing & Union Busting! TWU SFO Workers & Supporters Rally & Speakout 480_twu_aa_sf_stop_corporate_greed9-18-17_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Dozens of TWU mechanics and services workers rallied at SFO against outsourcing and for a contract on September 18, 2017....
Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:24PM
image Comprehensive Housing Strategy Must Be Supportive 480_transitional_housing.jpg by Steve Pleich
Common Language Must Also Include Housing as a Human Right...
Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:36AM
image Time to hit ‘pause button’ on brain-harming pesticide, farmworker communities say 480_21728926_309857996147844_1393634143189393342_o_1.jpg by Safe Ag Safe Schools/Lucia Calderon
Frustrated residents of agricultural communities packed a Sacramento hearing room Friday to urge the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) to order an immediate suspension of chlorpyrifos while the state’s potentially lengthy scientific review takes place....
Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:19PM
text Alt-Right create fake Berkeley stabbing story by Unfake the News
The Alt-Right are spreading a fake news story about a woman who was allegedly stabbed by Antifa in Berkeley last night. This story is factually untrue....
Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:44PM
image Anti Police-Terror Project statement on Berkeley Police use of pepper spray 480_berkeley-police-pepper-spray_1.jpg by APTP
On September 10th, at the Berkeley City Council meeting, a 1997 ban that prevents police from using pepper spray at protests, was modified to give police limited power to do so. This is little more than the continuation of an agenda that criminalizes dissent, upholds the tenets of white supremacy and empowers the frontline enforcers of white supremacy (law enforcement) to repress the masses....
Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:10PM
image Capture of BAAQMD, Corrupt Executives & Workplace Bullying and Terminations 480_baaqmd_execs_waving_1.jpg by United Public Workers For Action
At a report on the crisis at the Bay Area Air Quaility Management District, panelists including Dr. Larry Rose former Cal-OSHA Medical Director reported that the district refuses to properly monitor the refineries of pollution discharges and also retaliates against engineers who question Chevron and the other polluters measurement of pollution. The agency executives who act as shills for the refinery bosses have bullied, harassed and terminated two whistleblowers Michael Bachmann and Sarah St...
Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:10AM
image Tenants Fight Back rally in front of Santa Cruz City Hall 480_093_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Tenants Fight Back held a rally in front of City Hall on Tuesday September 12, 2017. They gathered and spoke to make clear the need for residents of Santa Cruz to pick a side in the housing crisis: people or profit. As this rally went on, the council approved a new development on Pacific with no affordable housing units. Seems like the city council has picked a side. Tenants will continue to fight....
Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:29PM
image Naked Riot at the Berkeley City Council Hearing 480_berkeley-city-council-naked-riot-ready_1.jpg by Gypsy Taub
Body Freedom activist Gypsy Taub strips naked at the Berkeley City Council meeting in protest after Council members table legislation to allow top freedom...
Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:23PM
image "Eco-Fascist" Groups Applaud ISIS, Murder of Heather Heyer, and Publishers 480_ee-anarchist-meme_1.jpg by free speech warriors
New communiques applaud neo-Nazis, ISIS, and threaten anarchists for raising questions....
Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:41PM
text Stacked Deck Stay-Away Law Expansion Promises More Pain for Poor Outside by Robert Norse
Coming up today at City Council on the noon agenda (unusually early) is Item, #14. It may come up within an hour by 1 PM if not before. MC 13.08.100 exponentially expands the time a cop or ranger can unilaterally order a person to leave an area and not return. The vastly expanded area includes the Pogonip, Arana Gulch, and Moore Creek. The law is billed as a "School Safety" law, though the vast majority of the area covered is much further than 300' from a school....
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:41AM