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imageKeep Free Speech Alive
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by Mike Rhodes
For 23 years the Community Alliance newspaper has served as a voice for the voiceless and a space where union and progressive activists have come together to demand a better Fresno. We need your Support by attending the Alliance Fundraiser...
Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:32PM
imageThousands Of California Teachers Rally in Sacramento For Funding & To "Reform Charters"
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by Labor Video Project
Thousands of teachers, parents and supporters of public education rallied in Sacramento on May 22, 2019. The CTA called for reforming the charters and more funding for public education. Teachers talked about their conditions and the effect of charters and privatization of education....
Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 10:16AM
imageAbortion Bans Spur Prompt Dissent in Palo Alto
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by Text: Raging Grannies Photos: Teri Vershel
On May 21, demonstrators rushed to a rapid response action for women's right to abortion at a traditional spot for protest near Stanford University and Palo Alto High School. Despite decades of free speech rallies at the location, a nearby business owner chose the occasion to object to protesters placing placards in a way that touched their property wall. The Raging Grannies respond. Photos by Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 11:22PM
calendarRally to Defend Palestine, and Support Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi
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by International Campaign to Defend Dr. Abdulhad
Philip Burton Federal Building 450 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, CA...
Event Date: Wed May 29, 2019 1:00PM
Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:32AM
calendarReuniting for Peace and Justice - 50 Years of Resistance
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by Mike Rhodes
Unitarian Universalist Church at 2672 E Alluvial Ave in Fresno....
Event Date: Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:00PM
Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 6:37AM
imageA New Way Forward: 2019 California Juneteenth Celebration
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Today, let us consider an authentic California Juneteenth narrative for the next 170 years that no longer values a manifest destiny “white man only” enslavement and genocide conversation mandated by the original 1849 California State Constitution....
Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 8:13PM
imageThe Assault On SF Journalist Bryan Carmody & The Attack On All Journalists & Journalism
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by Labor Video Project
A San Francisco Superior Court hearing was held on the raid against SF journalist Bryan Carmody who had. released. police reports on the death of former SF Public Defender Jeff Adaci. The judge...
Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 1:14PM
imageInmate Dies at Rountree Rehabilitation and Re-Entry Facility in Watsonville
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by Santa Cruz Police News
According to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, 35-year-old inmate Carlos Bolanos was found dead at 5:30 am today in the Rehabilitation and Re-entry Facility located at the Rountree Lane Sheriff’s Detention Facilities in Watsonville. Carlos was in custody at the Rehabilitation and Re-Entry facility since December of 2018....
Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:38PM
imageRallies in Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara to Oppose Trump's Oil-leasing Plan for California
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by Center for Biological Diversity
BAKERSFIELD, Calif.— Environmental and community groups joined by elected officials will hold rallies this week to blast the Trump administration’s draft plan to open more than a million acres of public land and mineral estate in central California to oil drilling and fracking. The rallies will precede each of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s public hearings in Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara....
Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:06PM
imageDespite Lawsuit, TBSC Leader Calls for Hosing Down a Sleeping Homeless Man
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by Peter Green
Samantha Olden, a leader of the "public safety" group Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC), recently made a comment on social media suggesting a homeless man be hosed down with water to discourage him from trespassing in the area in which he was sleeping. The comment from Olden comes just over a month after homeless residents in Santa Cruz named Take Back Santa Cruz in a federal civil rights lawsuit, which calls for TBSC to, "be enjoined from dangerous inflammatory hate speech and ordered to publicly ...
Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 2:20PM
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