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videoOakland Mothers Make Vacant House a Home — Move-In Day Video (video/mp4 5.7MB) by Moms 4 Housing
On October 18, two homeless mothers born and raised in Oakland reclaimed possession of a vacant investor-owned property in West Oakland. The mothers, Dominique Walker and Sameerah Karim, are the founding members of Moms for Housing, created to address the extreme challenges working mothers face in finding safe and affordable housing for themselves and their children. Here's video from their move-in day....
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:40PM
textSF Public Library Commission: discrimination vs. seniors, low-income and disabled by Restore the Mailed Notices Committee
The SF Public Library has jeopardized its long-standing policy of serving all patrons equally with the same level of service by making it very difficult if not impossible for low-income, seniors and disabled to access the full range of services at this $160 million funded library system. (SFPL spends $3 million per year on digital service contacts)....
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:29PM
imageSanta Cruz Sheriff's Office Demonstrates New Restraint Tool
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by Santa Cruz Police News
The Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office announced it will be testing a new restraint tool in front of the media today called the "BolaWrap". The device sends out a "Spiderman" style web that wraps around a suspect's legs and incapacitates them. Accoring to the manufacturer's website, the BolaWrap is a "hand-held remote restraint device that discharges an 8 foot bola style Kevlar tether at 640 feet per second to entangle a subject at a range of 10-25 feet."...
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:32AM
imageCIIS has denied Chicana Professor Sandra Pacheco pay for over a year for raising pay equity
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by Freddie Francis
Dr. Sandra Pacheco wanted equal pay for herself & her colleagues. Instead, CIIS retaliated by forcing her onto unpaid leave mid-semester & trying to silence her. On Latina Equal Pay Day, Dr. Pacheco and Medina Orthwein demand #EqualPayforSandra....
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:25AM
imageChile's Rebellion Comes to UCSF
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by Leon Kunstenaar
Photos: Leon Kunstenaar In a cruel development, the Chilean military is targeting protesters' eyes as protests over economic inequality intensify....
Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:13PM
imageGovernor Newsom orders scientific review of new fracking permits
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by Dan Bacher
Food & Water Action California State Director Alexandra Nagy issued a statement today calling for more action on oil and gas in California. “While we are encouraged by the moratorium on cyclic steam, which is needed, much more should be done to address oil and gas issues in California,” said Nagy. “Since Governor Newsom took office, thousands of new drilling permits have been issued. The small steps announced today are in the right direction, but if we are really going to address fossil ...
Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:58PM
calendarWomen's March San Francisco 2020
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by Women's March San Francisco
Civic Center, between Polk St, Grove St., Larkin St., McAllister St., San Francisco 94102 BART: Civic Center/UN Plaza Station...
Event Date: Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:00AM
Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:49PM
imageMisogynist VP Pence Says he Wants to See a Woman on the Moon
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by Protest Reporting
U.S. Vice-President Pence gave a speech at NASA Ames Research facility in Mountain View, California on November 14 to a hand picked group of NASA employees. Protesters outside had a lot to say in response....
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:32PM
imageHomeless Mothers Retake Vacant Oakland Home from Real Estate Speculators
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by Moms 4 Housing
Wedgewood Investments Kept Home Vacant for Over 18 Months...
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:31PM
imageHomeless Residents Evicted by Police from Phoenix Camp Say They Were Not Offered Shelter
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by Alex Darocy
A number of homeless residents staying at the Phoenix Camp in Santa Cruz say they were not offered any shelter options when police raided the encampment and evicted them from public property, without prior notice, on the morning of November 15. Statements from homeless residents of the camp contradict the official statement released by the City of Santa Cruz during the eviction that, "everyone is being offered alternative shelter options." Phoenix Camp resident Jeff Fowler, who uses a wheelch...
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:35PM
imageBay Area Native Journalist Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney is guest lecturer at Native Conference
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by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney
San Francisco Bay Area Native American Journalist Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney Guest Lecturer At 33rd Annual California Indian Conference at Sonoma State University....
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:12AM
calendarDreamforce Rally - No Salesforce Tech for Concentration Camps
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by DSA San Francisco
Howard St between 3rd & 4th St - Just outside Dreamforce Entrance...
Event Date: Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:30AM
Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:53PM
calendarTrans Liberation Rally in San Jose
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by Silicon Valley Pride, Billy DeFrank Center
Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose 95126...
Event Date: Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:30PM
Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:11PM
imageProtesters Demonstrate at VP Mike Pence's NASA Speech in Mountain View, CA
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by Protest Reporting
Vice-President Mike Pence gave a speech at NASA Ames Research facility on November 14 following a brief fundraising trip to California. The same day there was a school shooting in Santa Clarita. Demonstrators did not hesitate to point out that Pence is an adamant supporter of the National Rifle Association....
Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:43PM
documentTwo Views of the City's Ambush of the Phoenix (Deseire Memorial Survival) Camp Behind Ross
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by Robert Norse and Alicia Kuhl
Mainstream media have distorted and omitted various facts about the Friday morning November 15th police assault on the survival camp sending dozens into the bushes, streets, and neighborhoods for the winter. Camp Phoenix sheltered more than 60 people, many of them disabled and elderly, assisting with cooking, storage, and sanitation facilities and free access to its residents. The double sided flyer posted here attempts to correct false City claims echoed by the media....
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:08PM
imageUBER ZUM School Transit in SF & US Ukraine Privatization Corruption
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by WorkWeek
WorkWeek covers the systemic corruption and looting of Ukraine by both Democrats and Republicans. It also covers the role of both parties in funding, training and arming nazis in the Ukraine who were involved in attacking trade unions and murdering over 100 people in a massacre at the Odessa Trade Union headquarters. Workweek also covers the union busting effort of the SFUSD superintendent Vincent Matthews and the SFUSD Board to contract out the school bus drivers to UBER ZUM operation....
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:10PM
videoPence Protest at NASA Ames with the Raging Grannies and more (video/quicktime 292.2MB) by lis cox
Raging Grannies assisted in leading a rousing protest of VP Mike Pence's visit to NASA Ames, Mountain View on November 14, 2019. Two minute 35 second video by Lis Coz, Talking Story Video....
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:54AM
documentUCSC Grad Student Association resolution calls for UC withdrawal from TMT at Mauna Kea
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by MKPUCSC
The UCSC Graduate Student Association approved a resolution on November 5th calling on the University of California system and UC Santa Cruz to (a) divest from the Thirty Meter Telescope project on Mauna Kea and (b) use their unique leverage concerning the fate of the TMT to make sure construction of it never occurs on Mauna Kea. The resolution, written by members of UCSC Mauna Kea Protectors, passed by an overwhelming margin of 13-2 (with four abstentions)....
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:55AM
audioSyrian War Refugee Mother & Daughter in Canada Want to Bring Family to Ottawa (audio/mpeg 97.5MB) by John Malkin
Interview with Syrian war refugee Walaa Ibrahim, who emigrated to Ottawa, Canada with her young daughter in November, 2018. Activists are now raising funds to bring Walaa's parents and brother to Canada. Includes interviews with activists who helped bring Walaa and Kadar to Canada....
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:08PM
imageThe rise and fall of Camp Phoenix Santa Cruz, Ca. 11-15-2019
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by AutumnSun
Camp Phoenix had just been renamed yesterday. "In Memory of Deseire Quintero. Because we Rise From the Ashes." "We are a stand our ground Survival Camp." Today it is once again closed!...
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:29PM