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text SF Janitors Demand Union Contract by Solidarity Forever
For the past week or so, the janitors in the San Francisco Financial District have had marches and rallies on Market Street and at various locations in the Financial District demanding a union contract. The latest was a Friday, July 29, 2016, 5 p.m. march down Montgomery Street with a sound truck in the lead, followed by red flags and a huge banner calling for Bread & Prosperity, with about 1,000 janitors chanting The People United Will Never Be Defeated, El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera Venci...
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:36PM
image SF Taxi Transit Workers On Tech, UBER, Lyft And Deregulation 480_uber_doll_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Taxi drivers and transit workers talked about the role of UBER and Lyft on the lives of taxi workers, drivers and the public at a forum sponsored by SF Taxi Workers Alliance...
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:22PM
image Drew Glover for Santa Cruz City Council Fund raising event held Wednesday July 27, 2016 480_007_1.jpg by AutumnSun
This was one of the early fund raisers that will be held for Drew! I would personally like to thank everyone who turned out for this event, especially Suzanne Williams who so graciously opened her home to us for this event! I also want to thank Kelsey Hill who help me a lot with this posting!...
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:05PM
text Santa Cruz Sentinel Reporter Leaves Questionable Voicemail by Tannery Concerned
A phone call from a Santa Cruz Sentinel staff reporter left a sting and insulted a friend of the mother of Maddy Middleton this week. He left his name and intention and the phone message is included with more. This was the year anniversary of the tragedy that happened last year at Tannery....
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:09PM
image Bye Libby — Freedom Now Banner Hang at Oakland City Hall 480_freedomnow-byelibby-oakland_20160721_006_1.jpg by Dave Id
Following the recent wave of demonstrations nationwide after the police murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, a call went out for Freedom Now protests on July 21 targeting the support infrastructure for police oppression, especially police "unions" for their constant and unequivocal defense of cops accused of brutality. In Oakland, while speakers were addressing a rally in Oscar Grant plaza, activists with ladders hung a large banner between the two primary columns at the main entra...
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:09PM
image Young Freedom Now Activists Build Altar for Stolen Lives and March in Oakland 480_freedomnow-children-oakland_20160721_001_1.jpg by Dave Id
Following the recent wave of demonstrations nationwide after the police murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, a call went out for Freedom Now protests on July 21 targeting the support infrastructure for police oppression, especially police "unions" for their constant and unequivocal defense of cops accused of brutality. In Oakland, a Black Lives Matter event for children was held at Oscar Grant plaza, followed by a march and rally....
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:37PM
image Brown Hires Bruce Babbitt As New Point Man For Delta Tunnels 220px-bruce_babbitt.jpg by Dan Bacher
It is clear that Bruce Babbitt, like the governor that he is now working for, has two faces. One is the “environmentalist” image that he continues to promote. The other face is a long time cheerleader for environmentally devastating projects like the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Dump and the Arizona Snowbowl fiasco, so it should be no surprise that Babbitt is now receiving a $10,000 a month salary from the Department of Water Resources to promote the most environmentally destructive public work...
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:34AM
image Legal Action Launched to Protect Western Snowy Plovers From Sand City Beach Resort 480_western_snowy_plover_mikebaird_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Construction of Sprawling “Eco-Resort” Will Likely Kill Threatened Shorebird...
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:23PM
image Living Near Agricultural Pesticides During Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ for Salinas Valley Kids 480_agricultural_pesticide_use_monterey_bay_california_1.jpg by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Salinas, CA – Pregnant women living within one kilometer (0.62 miles) of fields where certain pesticides are applied have children who show a measurable decrease in IQ and verbal comprehension skills by the time they are seven years old, according to a new study by the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health....
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:59PM
image Health Care Workers Walk off their jobs at Dominican Hospital at 11AM today 7-27-2016 480_045_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Today Health Care Workers and Caregivers are demonstrating in front of Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz CA....
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:50PM
image Native American Civil Rights Leaders Seek Justice for the Murder of Slain Family member 480_press_release_for_una_lakota_gall_brightman_july_27_2016_1.jpg by United Native Americans
We Invite Members of the Press to Our Press Conference which will be held At 8:30am until 8:45am infront of the Superior Court of California County of Contra County A.F. Bray Courthouse located at 1020 Ward Street Martinez, CA 94553...
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:29AM
image Freedom Now Demonstrators Lock Down at Oakland Police Headquarters 480_freedomnow-opd-oakland_20160721_001_1.jpg by Dave Id
A call went out for Freedom Now protests on July 21 targeting the support infrastructure for police oppression, especially police "unions" for their constant and unequivocal defense of cops accused of brutality. Lockdowns and demonstrations kicked off across the country a day early, on July 20, and the Oakland Police Officers' Association was shut down with U-locks, chains, and the bodies of committed activists. On July 21, another group used their own bodies and chains to lock down two doo...
Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:00PM
image Freedom Now Demonstrators Shut Down Oakland Police Officers' Association Office (video) 480_freedomnow-opoa-oakland_20160720_001_1.jpg by Dave Id
Following the recent wave of demonstrations nationwide after the police murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, a call went out for Freedom Now protests on July 21 targeting the support infrastructure for police oppression, especially police "unions" for their constant and unequivocal defense of cops accused of brutality. In Oakland, the offices of the Oakland Police Officer's Association were shut down....
Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:18PM
calendar Freedom SleepOut #55 To Follow Pacific Avenue Protests by Keith McHenry (posted by Norse)
Using the public City Hall Courtyard until police drive the public out at 10 PM when sleepers will bunk down on the sidewalk....
Event Date: Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:39PM
image Recall of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Underway with High Level of Discontent in City (video) 480_recalllibbyschaaf-announcement_20160711_003_1.jpg by Dave Id
In front of Oakland City Hall on July 11, Leigh Davenport of the Anti Police-Terror Project announced community activists' intention to recall Mayor Libby Schaaf. Primary among the concerns cited as cause for Schaaf's removal from office are her failures: 1) to address the massive displacement of long-time Oakland residents; 2) to support local youth and job centers; and 3) to hold Oakland police accountable for corruption, sexual exploitation, and those they've killed. Also referenced was ...
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:19PM
image Tuesday is Still the Night to Sleep at Santa Cruz City Hall 480_freedom-sleepers-1-santa-cruz-city-hall_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
After celebrating their one-year anniversary on July 5, the Freedom Sleepers returned to Santa Cruz City Hall for their 53rd community sleepout on July 12, as well as their 54th sleepout on July 19. [Top photo: A Freedom Sleeper lies next to a protest sign that reads, "Embrace Your Moral Compass Because We Upon This Earth Are One," at the 53rd community sleepout held on July 12.]...
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:43PM
image Tell Oakland City Council: Let the Cops be the Bad Guys coalitionforpoliceaccountability_150x150.png by Coalition for Police Accountability
Contact your city council members!! Ask them to reject the City Attorney's advice and include the part that allows the police commission to impose discipline on officers that have engaged in misconduct....
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:58PM
image Cheers at San Francisco Rally as Wasserman Schultz Announces Resignation 480_wassermanenhance_1.jpg by R. Robertson
Top photo: Wasserman Schultz resigning as party leader: One of the organizers of the March for Bernie USA/Protest against the Democratic National Convention, Christopher Ray, announces breaking news to a thrilled crowd....
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:41PM
image Houseless activist protests sleeping ban, public space restrictions in Santa Cruz 480_dsc_0177_1.jpg by zh
Houseless activist Lucero Luna shares her experience in Santa Cruz city jail and protests against laws criminalizing poor and houseless people within the city....
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:28PM
image Environmental racism in the “leftmost city” 480_nopal_1.jpg by Santa Cruz Ecological Justice
Santa Cruz is a majority white town, characterized by an extreme shortage of affordable housing and rentals. In recent years there has been increasing encroachment by wealthy out-of-towners seeking second homes near the beach. Within the city’s neighborhoods, one stands out demographically. Beach Flats, bordering the Boardwalk’s enormous parking lots, is populated mainly by immigrants from Mexico and Central America....
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:21AM