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image Day 6 Official Report: Hunger Strike in Santa Clara County Jails 480_takeactioncall.jpg by Prisoners United via Jose Valle, Silicon Valley De-Bug
As of today April 20, Prisoners United reports that the jail administration has yet to enter into negotiations with prisoners on the 6th day of a hunger strike. On April 15th, prisoners began a hunger strike in protest of solitary confinement, grievance system negligence, and meaningless classification reviews, among other injustices....
Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:58PM
image Day 5: Hunger Strike in Santa Clara County Jails 480_eastlondonprisonchrisguy_1.jpg by R. Robertson
On April 15th, Prisoners United of Silicon Valley began a hunger strike in protest of solitary confinement, grievance system negligence, and meaningless classification reviews, among other injustices. As the strike enters day five, prison reform advocate Jose Valle says there is cause for concern, particularly since medical staff is not checking strike participants for hydration levels or weight loss....
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:01PM
image Automated License Plate Reader public meeting Wednesday 4-18-2018 Santa Cruz, Ca. 480_001_1.jpg by AutumnSun
The meeting was held Wednesday evening at Santa Cruz County Sheriff office. The Office is located at 5200 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, California....
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:43PM
image Assemblymember Frazier Says MWD's ‘Dishonesty’ Threatens to Destroy Delta 480_dodd___frazier_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Assemblymember Frazier said the Delta Tunnels project has "never been about sustainability but a foolhardy plan to overdraw the Delta to sell a limited and precious natural resource to the highest bidder....
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:55AM
image Metropolitan Water District Votes to Support Twin Tunnels Project 480_met-votes-yes.jpg by Dan Bacher
"Today the Met's directors voted to saddle their ratepayers with up to $50 per month charge in order to subsidize water to almond growers in the western San Joaquin Valley,” said John McManus, Executive Director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA)....
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:48AM
image Hunger Strike at Two Santa Clara County Jails 480_debughungerstrike_1.jpg by Prison Reform Advocate
On April 15, Prisoners United of Silicon Valley started a peaceful protest to demand humane treatment in the jails. Their hunger strike is the third in two years to protest substandard jail conditions and a lack of opportunity to move out of isolation....
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:48AM
image Urban Shield As We Know It Ends After 2018 urban-shield-gun-shades.jpg by Tracy Rosenberg, Oakland Privacy
At the March 27 Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting, 5+ hours of discussion ended with a decision that Urban Shield as currently constituted would end after the 2018 war games and exposition. The 4-1 vote, with Supervisor Scott Haggerty more or less voting no, left open-ended what Alameda County’s regional disaster preparedness activities would be in future years, but the Supervisors were decisive that it would not be the Urban Shield event, which began in 2007....
Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:41PM
image CodePink Women for Peace Protest Syrian Bombings at Homes of Feinstein and Pelosi 480_nancystopbombingchalk_1.jpg by Against All War
On April 14th, Members of CodePink Women for Peace chalked the driveways and posted banners at politicians' homes in the Pacific Heights district of San Francisco. Their demonstration began in front of Senator Dianne Feinstein's house, then the group marched down Broadway to the home of Nancy Pelosi. Anti-war protests held over the weekend following US bombing of Syria on April 13th were held in San Francisco at Market and Powell and in Oakland at Oscar Grant Plaza....
Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:01PM
calendar May 1st International Workers Day Celebration 480_73db9067-1823-40d4-8371-1b81b9410e99_1.jpeg by May 1st Coalition
777 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa...
Event Date: Tue May 1, 2018 2:00PM
Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:03PM
image Victory Over Urban Shield Military Cop Convention 480_stop-urban-shield_845_x400_1.jpg by Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report
“The best-selling t-shirt at the previous year's expo: a picture of an assault weapon with the caption ‘Black Rifles Matter.’”...
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:49PM
text Lawsuit Confronts Kern County Over Broken Promise to Protect Imperiled Hawks, Important Farmland by Center for Biological Diversity
Nearly $3 Million Set Aside for Conservation Instead Transferred to General Fund...
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:53PM
image Amah Mutsun Tribal Chairman Speaks at United Nations to Call for Protection of Tribal Sacred Site from Surface Mining Proposal 480_protect_juristac_gilroy_sargent-hills_1.jpg by Amah Mutsun Land Trust
April 12, 2018 - Chairman Valentin Lopez of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band announced today that he will speak on the floor of the United Nations in New York on Tuesday, April 17th, during the 17th Session of the United Nation’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Chairman Lopez will be calling the world’s attention to the proposed sand and gravel mining proposal at Sargent Ranch in Gilroy, California Located on the southern border of Silicon Valley. The site, known to the Amah Mutsun as Jurist...
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:44PM
calendar Mountain View: May Day March & Rally for Peace & Immigration Reform mountainviewrallymayday.jpg by Mountain View May Day Committee
Rengstorff Park Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View...
Event Date: Tue May 1, 2018 4:30PM
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:21PM
image Restore the 42nd Avenue Community Cupboard 480_42nd_avenue_community_cupboard_santa_cruz_1.jpg by Restore the Community Cupboard
A petition has been created calling on the the Capitola City Council to restore the 42nd Avenue Community Cupboard. To sign this petition: https://www.change.org/p/capitola-city-council-restore-the-42nd-avenue-community-cupboard...
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:50AM
image New Poll Shows Pamela Price Leading Nancy O’Malley in the Race for Alameda County DA 480_priceomalley_1.jpg by Oakland Post
Alameda County voters prefer criminal justice reform civil rights attorney to tough on crime district attorney....
Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:41PM
image Science Supporters Rally in Oakland 480_marchofsciencealfredleungnerdy_1.jpg by Science Lover
Photographers Mary DeShaw, Alfred Leung, Steve Disenhof, Chris Cassell, Charles Moehle and Deb Hoag. Top photo "Nerdy by Nature" by Alfred Leung....
Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:14AM
image March for Science in Oakland 2018 480_marchforsciencecarolthomasthinkcap_1_1_1.jpg by Science Lover
March for Science Bay Area included a march around the Lake Merritt path, speakers, live music, plus a wide array of information booths and hands-on demonstrations, great weather and a kids area. Photos by Carol Thomas, David Hoag, Deb Hoag, and Alfred Leung. Top photo "Thinking Cap" by Carol Thomas....
Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:08PM
calendar Solidarity Demonstration with La ZAD 480_solidarity-la-zad-sf_1.jpg by Comrades in SF
Civic Center BART Station San Francisco...
Event Date: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:00PM
Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:43PM
image Historic Negro Bar, Sacramento County comes alive for 2018 Folsom Juneteenth 480_img_7837_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Join us as we prepare for our 2018 Folsom Juneteenth Celebration featuring the Buffalo Soldiers, 10th Cavalry, Company G of Northern California....
Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:42PM
calendar Pack the Court to Drop the Charges Against Anti-Fascists in Sacramento 480_yvette_felarca_1.jpg by BAMN and Brown Berets de SacrAztlan
Superior Court of Sacramento Judge McCormick Dept. 9 720 - 9th St. Sacramento, CA 95814...
Event Date: Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:30AM
Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:18AM