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image Mattole Forest Blockade Update! 480_mattole-2-768x576_1.jpg by KP
Logging operations on hold until end of December, but a new logging road and herbicide use are still on the agenda. Mattole Forest Defenders stay focused and strong, and shift organizing to broader resistance. More people are needed to protect the old growth and wildlife in this wild part of the North Coast....
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:35AM
calendar Beyond the Bomb - Bay Area Activist Training - Fight Nuclear War by Erick Willemse
1833 Page St, San Francisco, CA 94117...
Event Date: Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:45PM
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:27AM
image Black in Aptos 480_screen_shot_2017-11-20_at_10.21.40_pm.jpg by Dex C.
NextDoor provides just enough anonymity for white citizens to let their racism fly....
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:24PM
text Rainbow Center omitted Scout Schultz from vigil by Disappointed
Tonight was an annual vigil in Concord California, coinciding with Transgender Day of Remembrance. The organizers from Concord's Rainbow Center left Scout Schultz off the list of names read in remembrance of those who died in 2017. While it can't be known for certain, it is suspected that the omission was done intentionally....
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:14PM
text Korean Peace Walk on Armistice Day by Veterans for Peace
Korean Americans held a peace walk in Oakland on Armistice day and invited others to join them. Among those who attended were members of Veterans for Peace....
Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:37PM
image Time is Right for Community Court 480_12108058_760327507446634_5766736909310958844_n_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Clearing Records and Reducing Fines a Pathway to Employment and Housing...
Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:53AM
image Police Action in East Palo Alto Displaces RV Dwellers 480_epalogo_1.jpg by R. Robertson
75 protesters blocked a street in East Palo Alto to protect families at a police action at 8 am on November 15th. A tow truck pulled up to haul away a dozen RV's occupied mostly by working people, some with children. The RV residents received less than 24 hours notice of an emergency eviction ordinance put in place by the city....
Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:16AM
image Too Many Sheltering Questions, Too Few Answers 18057938_1569111076456888_3577095392680527078_n.jpg by Steve Pleich
Time to Refocus the Conversation...
Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:18AM
image Censorship Committee of Palo Alto Banishes Public Art Piece 480_eggbyav_1.jpg by Susan Smith
Speaking in its own voice, the 7 foot tall egg-shaped public artwork sculpture brought its "anti-war/questioning the use of technology" message to the Censorship Committee of Palo Alto. Adriana Varella's sculpture appealed to the censoring group (also known as the Public Art Commission) at a meeting in Palo Alto City Hall on November 16. Despite requests from Palo Alto residents to give more time for public input, members of the committee, with hard hearts, voted unanimously and immediately ...
Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:14AM
image Sculpture Loved by Folks from Anarchists to Art Lovers On Chopping Block 480_ddna2opa_1.jpg by Susan Smith
On November 16 the Public Art Commission of Palo Alto voted unanimously to remove the artwork of Adriana Varella from the city’s public art collection. "Digital DNA", a seven foot tall egg shaped sculpture made of recycled circuit boards, imparts a political message—that technology generated by Silicon Valley has a far-reaching impact. It conveys that modern technology can enslave us, and reminds the viewer that technology is also used for warfare. In protest of the commission's decision, the...
Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:49AM
image Stop Rocketship Charter In WCCSD: Hundreds Oppose Charters And Union Busting 480_utr_wage_increase_with_christine_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Hundreds of UTR teachers, students and parents demanded that a proposed Rocketship charter school not be approved and also that teachers receive a wage increase that will allow them to continue to live in the East Bay....
Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:21PM
document ACLU Report Shows Police Reform Needed in Fresno reducing_officer-involved_shootings_in_fresno_ca.pdf_140_.jpg by ACLU of Northern California
Anti-bias and de-escalation training could help reduce officer involved shootings...
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:38PM
image SF SEIU 2015 Demand "Raise Homecare Wages Now"! Living Wages & Justice Needed! 480_seiu2017_rally_speaker_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
San Francisco SEIU 2015 homecare workers rallied in front of SF City hall on 11/14/17 for a wage increase and healthcare. They are being forced to leave San Francisco and do not have living wages for the work that they do....
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:27PM
image California's Dungeness Crab Fishery Targeted With Petition, Lawsuit for Harming Whales as Season Opens 480_entangledwhale_edlyman_noaa_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, November 14, 2017 — As commercial Dungeness crab season opens Nov. 15 in California, the Center for Biological Diversity is petitioning the federal government to rank the fishery as one of the most dangerous to whales because of increased entanglements in recent years. Last month the Center also sued the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for failing to prevent imperiled whales and sea turtles from getting tangled up in crab gear and injured or killed....
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:22PM
document New Guidelines for Protecting California’s Monarch Butterfly Groves 2017-040_protectingcaliforniabutterflygroves.pdf_140_.jpg by The Xerces Society
Protecting and managing overwintering sites is essential if the monarch’s migration is to be sustained...
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:15PM
image New Reports Expose Racial and Economic Injustice, Ineffectiveness of Pollution Trading 480_11.11.17_photo1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, said, “Pollution trading schemes like cap-and-trade unjustly burden lower-income communities of color. This is a fact. So many of us are rightfully desperate for solutions to our climate crisis, but market-based policies won’t save us. The only real way to significantly reduce carbon pollution is to stop producing it. We must move off fossil fuels now.”  Photo: Governor Jerry Brown speaks at the COP 23 in Bonn, Germany on November 1...
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:54PM
image Oakland's Communities Demand City Response On West Oakland ICE Raid 480_rsz_deport_ice_on_ice_1.jpg by Oakland Privacy
Scores of Oakland residents are expected to attend the Tuesday, November 14, meeting of the City's Public Safety Committee after a public hearing on the controversial August 16th raid was abruptly pulled off the agenda just a few days beforehand. The Public Safety committee meeting begins at 6pm....
Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:47PM
text Alamedans In Charge is a right-wing extremist radical group of landlords by Lynda Carson
Alamedans In Charge is a so-called coalition of rental property owners, homeowners, and businesses for fair and affordable housing. However, the group is anything but that. In essence, Alamedans In Charge is a group of greedy right-wing extremist landlords and realtors that are hellbent on making sure that the renters in Alameda are stripped of their renter protections granted to them by the City of Alameda!...
Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:01PM
image Jerry Brown tells indigenous protesters in Bonn, 'Let's put you in the ground' 480_doyb5gowkaerqz3_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“I wanted to leave a message here, for humanity and all of planet, that the peoples need to join to defend Mother Nature, the soil, water and air because they are being threatened,” said Ninawa Nuneshuni Kui, President of the Huni Kui People of Acre, Brazil. “And humanity needs Nature to survive. So I want to say that Nature and the air are not a means of commerce for anyone and it’s every human’s right to live in peace. Jerry Brown’s ‘American Pledge’ will lead to the displacement of my peop...
Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:50PM
text Apartment associations and realtor associations are the enemies of renters by Lynda Carson
The California Apartment Association has been stalking the tenants movement, and in opposition to renter protections it has meddled in the affairs of many cities, including the cites of Alameda, Burlingame, Concord, Healdsburg, Lafayette, Mountain View, Oakland, Pacifica, Richmond, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Rosa and many other cities!...
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:03PM