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Community Remains in the "Shadow of Bell v. Boise"
Inadequate Shelter Space Continues to Expose Santa Cruz to Litigation...
Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:20AM
House Keys, Not Handcuffs
The Standing in Solidarity with the Homeless event took place in Fresno on September 29, opposing the No Camping ordinance that went into effect that day. Photo below: There was a large contingent of police monitoring the event, which resulted in one arrest. Dallas Blanchard was arrested for laying on the grass at City Hall, protesting the Homeless No Camping ordinance. Photo by Richard Iyall, Cowlitz....
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:17PM
March Against Police Murder: San Francisco to Sacramento
A revolutionary demonstration to demand an end to police murder....
Posted: Fri Oct 6, 2017 4:35PM
Vigil for OPD Taser Victim
42nd Ave and Foothill Blvd, Oakland...
Event Date: Sun Oct 1, 2017 6:00PM
Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:34PM
Homeless Washed Away at the Santa Cruz Post Office
This morning police rousted the people at the Santa Cruz Post Office Hooverville and ordered them to vacate....
Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:54AM
We Got This: Chelsea Manning Speaks Out at March Against White Supremacy (video)
Upbeat and greeted by a very enthusiastic crowd, Chelsea Manning made a surprise appearance at the March Against White Supremacy in Berkeley on September 23. Barely four months since she was released from prison for her incredibly brave act of conscience, Chelsea acknowledged defying naysayers who discourage her from speaking in public. It was only a week ago that the CIA cowed Harvard University into revoking her visiting fellowship. Chelsea emphasizes the importance of not relying on leade...
Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:26PM
Statement on Berkeley City Council Resolution to Pepper Spray Protesters
The one thing Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin, the Berkeley Police Department and City Council got right at the Monday afternoon Council meeting was that violence has indeed come to the streets of Berkeley. But rather than using these critical times as an opportunity to have a larger conversation with Berkeley’s people of color, LGBTQIA, Jews, Muslims and other communities who are being targeted by white nationalists/neo-Nazis/white supremacists — the City has instead utilized this as an opport...
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:53PM
SF Activist Murdered Rally for Justice Planned
The steps of San Francisco City Hall...
Event Date: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:00PM
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:46AM
Anti Police-Terror Project statement on Berkeley Police use of pepper spray
On September 10th, at the Berkeley City Council meeting, a 1997 ban that prevents police from using pepper spray at protests, was modified to give police limited power to do so. This is little more than the continuation of an agenda that criminalizes dissent, upholds the tenets of white supremacy and empowers the frontline enforcers of white supremacy (law enforcement) to repress the masses....
Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:10PM
Naked Riot at the Berkeley City Council Hearing
Body Freedom activist Gypsy Taub strips naked at the Berkeley City Council meeting in protest after Council members table legislation to allow top freedom...
Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:23PM
Stacked Deck Stay-Away Law Expansion Promises More Pain for Poor Outside
Coming up today at City Council on the noon agenda (unusually early) is Item, #14. It may come up within an hour by 1 PM if not before. MC 13.08.100 exponentially expands the time a cop or ranger can unilaterally order a person to leave an area and not return. The vastly expanded area includes the Pogonip, Arana Gulch, and Moore Creek. The law is billed as a "School Safety" law, though the vast majority of the area covered is much further than 300' from a school....
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:41AM
Santa Cruz ROLLING FAST to Repeal Sleeping Ban
ROLLING FAST to Repeal Santa Cruz Sleeping Ban. The anti-homeless Sleeping Ban in Santa Cruz has been challenged since its inception some two decades ago. Endorsing winning candidates has not worked. The right for the homeless to sleep legally is what the ROLLING FAST is about. Simple, take one calendar day, let us know which day; call city council that day and tell them who you are and that you are fasting to REPEAL Sleeping Ban....
Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:26PM
Exposing OPD and ICE Lies About the Raid of West Oakland Latina Home (video/mp4 2.9mb)
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit raided the home of a West Oakland Latina family on August 16. Oakland police claim their only role was blocking street traffic while the raid was conducted, but it's hard to take anything Oakland police say at face value when both ICE and the Oakland police department have lied about the incident. Defensive about the raid, Oakland police first smeared the family with a salacious and blatantly untrue allegation while the raid was still in pro...
Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:06PM
Holding Out for Un-alienated Communication
In August 2016, about 40 folks convened in Montreal at the World Forum on Free Media to discuss what Indymedia could look like given the current social media landscape. This gathering was grounded by a callout entitled "What could a global independent media/tech network be in the era of corporate social media?"...
Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:21PM
Rally Against Urban Shield
Rally: Alameda County Administration Building 1221 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94612 Resource Fair: Lake Merritt Amphitheater Between 12th St. and 1st. Ave, Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland...
Event Date: Fri Sep 8, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Fri Sep 8, 2017 1:17PM
Photos and further details from the August ICE/HSI/OPD Raid in West Oakland
On Wednesday, August 16, at about 7am, a convoy of unmarked federal vehicles rolled up in West Oakland and over two dozen armed Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents demanded entry and stormed a Latina home, supposedly in service of a warrant for the "human trafficking of juveniles." Oakland police participated by blocking the street to through traffic, despite legislation passed by the Oakland city council in July rescinding the department's authorization to work with ICE on immigra...
Posted: Thu Sep 7, 2017 10:21PM
Santa Cruz protests against Trump's bold move to end DACA
The Trump Administration called for an end to immigration policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), on September 5, 2017. Quick mobilization brought DACA supporters out to Santa Cruz to express their outrage over this shocking administrative move....
Posted: Thu Sep 7, 2017 9:28PM
Trump Plans Massive Raids on Immigrant Communities Starting Mid-September
Horrific Plan to Target 6,000 - 10,000 for Mass Deportation is Part of Escalating Attacks on Immigrants...
Posted: Thu Sep 7, 2017 4:43PM
NLGSF Statement on DACA & Planned Raids
The National Lawyers Guild - SF Bay Area Chapter condemns the Trump Administration for rescinding DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, which protected nearly 800,000 immigrants, who came to the United States as children from deportation. By rescinding the program, these individual’s lives and livelihoods are now threatened....
Posted: Thu Sep 7, 2017 4:29PM
We are all antifa
Last month, thousands gathered in San Francisco and Berkeley to defeat the hatred of fascism and white supremacy. A united front of labor, clergy, students, socialists, anarchists and others successfully prevented the fascists from holding their rallies....
Posted: Wed Sep 6, 2017 6:32PM