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Voting Rights Restored to Thousands of Californians - by ACLU of Northern California
Today, by withdrawing a challenge to the voting rights of the formerly incarcerated that was taken up by his predecessor, Secretary of State Alex Padilla sends the nation a message that California will not stand for discrimination in voting and that he will fight to protect the right to vote for all eligible Californians.
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 5:23PM
Community Sleep-ins Continue at Santa Cruz City Hall - by Alex Darocy
Community members protesting local laws that criminalize homelessness held their third group campout at Santa Cruz City Hall on July 26. Several dozen people slept in the City Hall courtyard from sunset until the following morning, when they were greeted with a large buffet-style breakfast served by a fresh-faced group. Organizers have more sleep-ins planned for the future, with the next confirmed for Sunday, August 2, again at Santa Cruz City Hall.
Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:37PM
Crime and Punishment: Ben Rosenfeld & Animal Industry Lobbyist Debate Oakland AETA Arrests (audio/mpeg 10.3MB) - by KPFA's UpFront
Two animal rights activists from Oakland are now facing up to 10 years in federal prison for vandalizing fur businesses and releasing captive mink. Their charge? “Conspiracy to Violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act”. We host a debate on that law, and how it’s being used.
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:50PM
Proposition 47 Deserves Fair Chance to Transform Judicial System - by Steve Pleich
Prop 47 Offers Real Criminal Justice Reform
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:29PM
Unlike the So-Called Left, Government and Industry Really Get Animal Rights - by The Rancid Honeytrap
While many on the ostensible Left continue to point and laugh at animal rights activism, the US government continues to regard it with deadly seriousness.
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:28PM
At Frank Alvarado Memorial, Family Vows to Continue Fighting for Justice - by Alex Darocy
A memorial was held in Salinas on July 10 to mark the one year that has passed since Frank Alvarado was shot and killed by Salinas Police. Frank's family members spoke at the gathering, which was held outdoors near the location of his killing, and vowed to continue their fight for justice. [Top photo: Frank's father, Frank Alvarado Sr., holds a picture of Frank at the memorial and wears a button with his image on it. Scroll down for more photos.]
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:24PM
Court Support for Nicole and Joseph - by Support Nicole and Joseph
Oakland Federal Courthouse 1301 Clay Street Floor 3, Courtroom 4, Judge Ryu
Event Date:Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:00AM
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:31AM
Police Corruption Music Project Reaches Funding Goal in Two Days - by Alex Darocy
Monterey musician Rob Hustle announced that the IndieGogo campaign he launched this week to raise money to produce "Good Cops," the sequel to his single "Call the Cops," a song about police brutality, reached it's funding goal in two days. "People are tired of the way they are being treated by the police. And it's time that artists stood up and gave voice to those feelings," Hustle said in a message released to his audience. "People are hungry for artists to speak out," he said.
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:19PM
Man Arrested and Convicted for Using Washable Chalk at Police Protest - by Mike Rhodes
Brian Sumner (photo below) was convicted of vandalism last week - for using washable chalk on a police memorial in downtown Fresno. He was a guest on the Street Heat radio show on KFCF 88.1 FM on Friday, July 24, 2015. (56 minute audio)
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:19AM
Two Oakland Activists Accused of Freeing Animals Are Charged as Terrorists - by Will Potter, Green Is the New Red
The FBI arrested two animal rights activists today for allegedly freeing mink and other animals from fur farms, and vandalizing the property of animal-abusing businesses.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:56PM
Support the Santa Cruz 11 - by SC11
Today the final Santa Cruz Eleven defendant pleaded "no contest" in court. A GoFundMe account has been established to raise funds for all of four of the final Santa Cruz Eleven defendants, who as a group now owe fines to the court and restitution to Wells Fargo Bank totaling nearly $7,000. Donate here to help them pay off their fines: http://www.gofundme.com/santacruz11
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:31PM
Cops shooting cops! - by Trickster
It appears that police violence is so rampant, and white supremacy is so fundamental to our society, that not even membership within their ranks will protect a black cop from the bullets fired by fellow officers. This much was affirmed on Friday, July 17th when two Seaside cops shot and injured an off-duty federal police officer who stepped outside of his house with a gun as the cops escorted his intoxicated wife home around 1:00am. This insight was not so obvious to his wife who reportedly s...
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:48PM
Despite Heavy Police and Security Presence, Campers Make it Through the Night at City Hall - by Alex Darocy
On Sunday night members of local homeless rights organizations held their second community campout at Santa Cruz City Hall. Making it through the entire evening at City Hall was no easy task for the group, which was comprised of some individuals who have homes of their own to sleep at and some who do not. The campers wrangled with Santa Cruz police, who rousted them out of their sleep spots in the City Hall court yard at 1am after insisting the area be vacated. Many, however, returned to thei...
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:30PM
Vigil/Memorial for Sandra Bland - by Orion
Oscar Grant Plaza 14th & Broadway, Oakland, CA
Event Date:Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:54PM
Roy Kaylor - Court Hearing - by Roy Kaylor
Santa Cruz County Superior Court 701 Ocean Street, Dept. 4 Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Event Date:Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:00AM
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:07PM
No New SF Jail! Stop the SF Jail Fast-Track! - by Michael Lyon
City Hall, Room 250
Event Date:Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:00PM
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:37AM
Funeral expenses for sweet 17 boy - by gofundme
BOULDER CREEK >> The family of Cyrus Evencio Hurtado described him Tuesday as a loving 17-year-old who recently moved in with his grandparents in Boulder Creek after several years living in Nevada with his mother.
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:37PM
ACLU Sues Over Failing Public Defense System in Fresno County - by ACLU of Northern California
The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, the ACLU’s Criminal Law Reform Project, and the law firm Paul Hastings LLP filed a lawsuit against Fresno County and the state of California, seeking an overhaul of the county’s deficient public defense system. Because public defenders do not receive the resources necessary to represent their clients, thousands of Fresno County residents are forced to navigate the criminal justice system without the adequate legal representation t...
Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:44PM
EASTWEST: Bay Area Analysis, Revolt, History, and Subversion - by EASTWEST
EastWest returns with a full cover issue. Tackling such topics as Oakland's attempt at containing the Ferguson inspired revolt with curfews and repression, a look at the burgeoning weed bubble, a look at the drought from a anti-colonial perspective, action and repression news, and an in depth interview with anti-eviction organizer James Tracey.
Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:42AM
Case Closed – A Certain Kind of Resolution - by Santa Cruz Eleven
Today three of the remaining Santa Cruz Eleven defendants agreed to a plea deal with the prosecution, and it is likely the last remaining member of the group will follow suit at his hearing this coming Wednesday, bringing to a close the case that has been slowly moving along since 2011.
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:35PM