video Ebele Okobi Speaks at Rally for Truth and Transparency After Her Brother Tased to Death (video/mp4 87.2MB) by Remember Chinedu
For non-profit use only, please credit the videographer. Charles Moehle, Probonophoto. Filmed at rally in front of the Hall of Justice for San Mateo County in Redwood City, CA on February 11, 2019....
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:57PM
image This is a Homeless Emergency 480_santa_cruz_homeless_survival_1.jpg by Keith McHenry
It is time to stop talking and start implementing compassionate solutions for those who live outside. You are invited to join our nonviolent direct action campaign to form stable living conditions for people who cannot afford housing in Santa Cruz. Community members plan to form an emergency survival camp in one of the downtown parking structures. We have started a GoFundme campaign to raise money to pay any bail and fines that survival sleepers might receive if the authorities interfere with...
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:44AM
video Uncle Bobby at Rally for Truth & Transparency After 3 Taser Murders in San Mateo Co. (video/mp4 235.0MB) by Remember Chinedu
Video by Charles Moehle Probonophoto. Non-commercial use only, please credit the videographer....
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:58AM
image Vigil for Taser Victim Chinedu Okobi 480_vigchfaces_1_1.jpg by No More Tasers
February 13th, 2019. It has been about 4 months since Chinedu, known as CV to his friends, was murdered by San Mateo County sheriffs. Today would have been his 37th birthday....
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:39PM
image Should Black History be erased from the California Gold Rush? 480_1944_-_nigger_bar_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Over $4,000,000.00 US dollars of gold was estimated as placer mined at Negro Bar in the early years, 1848-1854 by Theodore Judah, Surveyor and Civil Engineer, for the first passenger Railroad west of the Mississippi River....
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:36PM
image Petition for Houseless Students 480_snail_movement_uc_santa_cruz_1.jpg by Snail Movement
Sign the petition here:
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:11PM
image Former Westlands lawyer David Bernhardt working to strip Delta Smelt protections 480_delta_smelt_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The exposure of David Bernhardt’s enormous conflict of interest takes place at a critical time for Delta smelt, salmon and other San Francisco Bay Delta fish populations. For the first time ever, a fish survey that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) conducts every autumn turned up zero Delta smelt throughout the monitoring sites in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in September, October, November and December 2018....
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:03PM
image Axon Defends Taser Safety at San Mateo Co. Supervisors Meeting About 3 Deaths 480_photoaxonwhitepolice__1__1.jpg by Activists Against Axon
On February 11, taser manufacturer Axon headlined a Taser Study Session convened by the Board of Supervisors, San Mateo County. The prominence and time given their presentation was not appreciated by the activist community that showed up to rally in front of the Hall of Justice before lining up to enter the chambers. The audience for this hearing consisted almost wholly of people angered by 3 taser murders in San Mateo County in 2018. Top photo is from Axon's slide presentation showing wh...
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:57AM
image Governor Newsom calls for end to twin tunnels, but supports one delta tunnel 480_17630075_10155294629993117_8983547803578967293_n_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Janet McCleery, Past President of the Save the California Delta Alliance, acknowledged that while the organization “appreciates the Governor’s efforts to find a better solution than the twin tunnels, the construction of even a single tunnel along the through-Delta route would still devastate the small legacy communities in the North, would still disrupt Delta farms, would put all of our highways at a standstill with truck congestion, and would shut down boating and recreation throughout the D...
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:52PM
text Urban Shield may end on February 26 .... with your help! by Oakland Privacy
Since 2013, the Bay Area has been trying to transform Urban Shield from a highly militarized SWAT competition and weapons expo into a community-focused safety and resilence exercise. And now we are almost there....
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:47PM
image Rally for Truth and Transparency After Taser Deaths in San Mateo 480_taserfgranniescenter_1.jpg by Demand Justice for Chinedu Okobi
Following the murder of three victims by law enforcement officers using tasers, San Mateo County officials convened a taser study forum to discuss the use of the electroshock devices. A rally at 5:00pm ahead of the forum gave community and family members a chance to cry out, "no more." Photos by Charles Moehle, Probonophoto. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:26AM
image Lakota People's Law Project Event 2-10-2019 Chase Iron Eyes, Nathan Phillips 480_028_1.jpg by AutumnSun
The event was held Sunday night at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. A large crowd attended to the event to hear Chase Iron Eyes, Nathan Phillips, Nathan's daughter Alethea, attorney Daniel Sheehan, Ann Marie Sayers, Corine Fairbanks, Wounded Knee Decampo, Tatonka Bricca, and many others including Santa Cruz City Council members Chris Krohn and Drew Glover, along with many others....
Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:50PM
image NTSB Investigating PG&E after another Gas Line Explosion. 480_1aabf071-bdde-4737-80fd-6a7b80b58ff3_1.jpeg by D. Boyer
Up to 100 people displaced after another gas line explodes into flames in a San Francisco neighborhood. Pics and video from the aftermath of that scene. Info on the drone footage. I got permission to fly but could not fly directly over the site. I only went up to 111 feet to play it safe....
Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:49AM
text Stop the Taser Deaths! by Tracy Rosenberg and JP Massar
Following community pressure after the October 3 death of Chinedu Okobi a 36 year old Black man who was tasered by San Mateo County Sheriffs after being stopped for “walking erratically”, San Mateo’s Board of Supervisors is convening a community forum on tasers....
Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:47AM
image The Fierce Urgency of Now 480_ross_camp_gateway_plaza_santa_cruz_1.jpg by Santa Cruz City Councilmember Drew Glover
This Wednesday I went to the “Ross Camp” with some of the interns that work with me at the Resource Center for Nonviolence to get an update on the situation and to engage people in a conversation about poverty. As we arrived we met Mel Nunez, a dedicated advocate for the poor and representative from our local faith communities. [Photo: The view of the Ross Camp from the River Street side.]...
Posted: Fri Feb 8, 2019 10:45PM
calendar Rally for U.S. Hands Off Venezuela by IAC/Spring Action Coalition
Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland....
Event Date: Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:00PM
Posted: Fri Feb 8, 2019 6:05PM
calendar U.S. Hands Off Venezuela Rally 480_hands_off_venezuela.jpg by Communist Workers League
Lake Merritt Columns (aka Pergula or Pillars) 599 El Embarcadero Oakland, CA 94610...
Event Date: Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:00PM
Posted: Fri Feb 8, 2019 9:47AM
image Salmon fishermen urge Newsom to say NO to Trump administration water grab 480_800_american_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“The Trump administration won’t be able to get away with killing off our salmon runs if the state refuses to cooperate,” said GGSA director Noah Oppenheim, who is also executive director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (GGSA), a group representing commercial fishermen on the West Coast. “We call on the Newsom administration to just say no to this attack on California’s salmon fishing families.”...
Posted: Thu Feb 7, 2019 2:46PM
image Discover Systemic Institutional Racism Seeking to Destroy the Legacy of Negro Bar, CA 480_caitol_rotunda_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Together, we can begin to quantify and qualify systemic institutional racism, ongoing disenfranchisement unique to "previous condition of servitude" and unacknowledged second class citizenship mandated by the 1849 California Constitutional Convention....
Posted: Wed Feb 6, 2019 12:04AM
image PG&E Topples Western States Petroleum Association in California Lobbying Spending in 2018 480_camp_fire_oli_2018312_landsat_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Two days before the filing of lobbying expenses by PG&E, Consumer Watchdog called for the ouster of the California Public Utilities Commission over its decision to extend a $6 billion credit line to Pacific Gas & Electric in what the group called “an unneeded emergency process that allowed no time for scrutiny.”...
Posted: Tue Feb 5, 2019 10:03PM