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imageIndigenous Leaders Call for Justice in Murder of Indigenous Zapotec Youth in Salinas
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by Justice for Gerardo
Indigenous-led organizations and communities across California are monitoring very closely the killing of Gerardo Chavez Martinez in Salinas, California by the Salinas Police Department. Gerardo was an Indigenous Zapotec youth who did not speak English and had limited understanding of Spanish. On Friday, July 16th, 2021, police were called to Gerardo’s home. During this encounter with the Salinas police, Gerardo did not understand the commands police officers were shouting at him in Spanish. ...
Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:21PM
calendarFree Commander X aka Christopher Doyon - Nonviolent cyber activist defending the rights of the homeless
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by Keith McHenry
Free Commander X aka Christopher Doyon - Nonviolent cyber activist defending the rights of the homeless has court appearance Join the protest outside the Robert F. Peckham Federal Court House, 280 S. 1st Street, San Jose, California on on the day of his court appearance, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at noon...
Event Date: Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:00PM
Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:16PM
textThe Chico Decision-Hope for the Homeless in Santa Cruz by Robert Norse & Judge Morrison C. England
The grim news of sweeps removing homeless-run encampments in Sausalito and San Rafael, as well as the RV rousts in Seaside, in recent weeks is now counterbalanced by a ray of light from a federal court in the Warren v. City of Chico case, which I transcribe here....
Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:44PM
documentSounding a Warning in the Benchlands and the Broader Community
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by Robert Norse
On Tuesday, the Federal magistrate Susan Van Keulen ended federal protection of the Benchlands surivival campground for the last 6 months by dissolving the Injunction issued in January. I've been passing out flyers there regarding upcoming meetings to resist the dispersal order City authorities that will inevitably follow in the months ahead replete with false promises....
Posted: Sat Jul 3, 2021 9:25AM
documentJudge Dumps Benchlands Survival Camp, Ignores Shelter Emergency
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by Robert Norse
The federal court ignored the City Manager Bernal's failure to fulfill the terms of the modified Preliminary Injunction to meet regularly with the Homeless Union to improve Benchlands conditions. Magistrate Susan Van Keulen lifted the Court's protection of the encampment Tuesday afternoon, discarding more than several hundred people into the City's predatory "care"....
Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:08PM
audioEverything you wanted to know about the George Floyd Uprising (but were afraid to ask) (audio/mpeg 48.8MB) by @
Audio recording of the 'Everything you wanted to know about the George Floyd Uprising (but were afraid to ask)' talk on June 3rd, 2021 in Oakland, CA...
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:04PM
documentReal Struggle to Support Survival Camps While Council Gentrification Juggernaut Grinds On
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by Robert Norse
Community focus must shift from the prefabricated public-excluded City Council meetings to direct action and legal support to defend the many survival encampments (Meyersvilles) that have sprunt up around Santa Cruz as emergency housing....
Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:28PM
textSaying No to the "Punish the No-Permit Protesters" Law by Robert Norse
Keith McHenry's Food Not Bombs facebook page has a one sentence descriptive protest against the permits-for-protest law. Its 2nd reading is coming up as item #40 at City Council on the June 22nd afternoon agenda. Likely around mid or late afternoon. I also include Keith's quoting of some sections of the law, and my earlier commentary on the law from 2013....
Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:18PM
imageBay Area Celebrates Juneteenth with "Abolish Police" Banners
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by anonymous
Two banners appeared today on Yerba Buena Island on the Bay Bridge reading "Abolish" and "Police." By re-centering the abolitionist cause of the holiday's origin, this message celebrated Juneteenth in true Bay Area fashion....
Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:49PM
imageSanta Cruz Grand Jury Finds Board of Supervisors Has Failed to Properly Oversee County Jail
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by Santa Cruz Police News
Due to a number of disturbing incidents occurring in the Santa Cruz County Main Jail over the past four years, the Santa Cruz Civil Grand Jury has found that the County Board of Supervisors has, "failed to assert and exercise proper oversight within their purview of the Main jail." This week, the Grand Jury released its new report titled, "Justice in the Jail," which cites a number of incidents, including inmate deaths. The report concludes: "we have a problem." (Photo: Summary of the Santa C...
Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:58PM
imageProtesters Demand San Mateo County Law Enforcement Accountability
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by Strong Coalition of Support
On June 12 in Redwood City, protesters challenged the San Mateo County system that continues to police and kill Black and brown bodies at drastically higher rates than white bodies....
Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:38AM
imageCommander X taken from Mexico by the United States government
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by Free Commander X
On Friday June 11th, 2021 between 3:30 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. (Mexico City hours), Christopher Doyon was illegally detained. Known Worldwide as Commander X, this Hactivist has the quality of refugee recognized by the Mexican government, and even so he was handed over to the United States government, in violation of his human rights. We demand the Mexican government to act in benefit of the rights of Commander X and manage his urgent release....
Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:05AM
calendarRally/March: Demand Law Enforcement Accountability in San Mateo County by SMC Coalition for Accountability
Rally Starts at 2200 Broadway, Redwood City in the Old Courthouse Plaza across from the historic Fox Theater...
Event Date: Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:00AM
Posted: Thu Jun 3, 2021 8:39PM
documentTwo Bay Area Unions Call for Mumia Abu-Jamal's Immediate Release
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by ASTU Statement reposted by the Jamal Journal
This motion on MOVE and Mumia Abu-Jamal was adopted by both the Oakland Education Association (OEA) on May 20 and the Adult School Teachers United (ASTU), Richmond, CA on May 22. The OEA will be releasing their statement soon....
Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 9:17PM
textGeorge Floyd Action In SF's Fillmore by Michael Steinberg
On May 22 people gathered in San Francisco's Fillmore District to mark the one year anniversary of George Floyd's death....
Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 6:27PM
imageDemanding Decarceration by San Jose D.A.
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by Vida Linda
We call on San Jose D.A. to free our people, free 'em all NOW! Decarceration will not wait while he builds his new brand as a "progressive prosecutor"! We are in solidarity with people inside who have been locked up for over a year during COVID, hunger striked over horrible conditions and make the demand for liberation....
Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 6:17PM
calendarRemembering George Floyd and Demanding City Council Defund OPD
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by Anti Police-Terror Project
Broadway and Telegraph in Downtown Oakland...
Event Date: Tue May 25, 2021 12:00PM
Posted: Mon May 24, 2021 5:41PM
documentCommunity Coalition Slams Proposed City Budget: “This is NOT a re-imagined budget”
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by Berkeley Copwatch
A growing coalition of Berkeley community groups took to the steps of City Hall on Wednesday, May 19th to express their deep concerns that the City Manager’s proposed budget does not do enough to redirect funds from the police department towards emergency mental health response and alternatives methods for dealing with non-criminal calls for assistance....
Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 2:12PM
imageRitual at Site of Mario Gonzalez' Death
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by Observance in Alameda
On May 15, bereaved community members attended an event to honor the many killed at the hands of police. They erected a shrine honoring recent victim Mario Gonzalez....
Posted: Wed May 19, 2021 12:30AM
calendarCommunity Coalition Slams Proposed City Budget by Berkeley Copwatch
City Hall, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA...
Event Date: Wed May 19, 2021 12:00PM
Posted: Tue May 18, 2021 5:02PM