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imageOakland & Alameda County: Call Now to Demand Housing for Our Unsheltered Neighbors
by COVID-19 Safety for All
Alameda County and the City of Oakland have millions of dollars in emergency funds available for COVID-19 relief efforts, yet they have NOT provided the emergency housing needed for the thousands of homeless residents residing in our communities....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 12:32PM
imageACSO Requests $255M in New Funding; COVID-19 Reaches Santa Rita Without Plans in Place
by IWOC Oakland
Just over a week into the “shelter in place” directive that is now statewide, COVID-19 has reached Santa Rita Jail. The County confirmed on March 26 that a nurse working in one of the jail’s housing units has tested positive for the virus. In response, that pod as well as one other in Santa Rita were placed under quarantine on Friday, March 27. The second pod was quarantined allegedly in response to a case of pneumonia or other similar medical condition. All transportation of detainees betwee...
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:18PM
imageAs COVID-19 Reaches Santa Rita Jail, Decarceration Becomes More Urgent
by Ella Baker Center
Oakland, CA — According to Alameda County jail officials, a nurse in Santa Rita Jail has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the first positive test in the jail. The positive case follows at least one confirmed exposure and several possible exposures at the jail by an arrestee and sheriff deputy. For the last two weeks, advocates with the Audit Ahern Coalition and healthcare labor unions have been calling for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO), Alameda County District Attorney’...
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:23PM
documentAlameda County Public Defender Wins COVID-19 Release of More Than 300 Inmates
OAKLAND, Thursday, March 19 – Lawyers with the Public Defender’s Office in collaboration with the Sheriff, prosecutors and courts have secured the release of more than 300 people because of the threat of COVID-19 in Santa Rita County Jail....
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:16PM
textAlameda County Sheriff's Office Makes Surprise $85 Million Request for Santa Rita Jail by APTP
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will vote today to allocate an additional $85 million toward staff for Santa Rita Jail....
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:19PM
imageFive Demands for Emergency COVID-19 Survival
by Dave Id
With the Bay Area and now all of California on coronavirus lockdown, millions going without paychecks and health insurance, prisoners and unsheltered folks at great risk of contracting the virus, wheatpaste posters have gone up in Oakland making five reasonable demands to increase our collective chance at survival....
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:30PM
documentACLU Demands the Release from Prisons and Jails of Communities Vulnerable to COVID-19
ACLU Also Calls for Release of People Currently in Pretrial Detention Because of Cash Bail to Prevent a Public Health Crisis...
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:21PM
imageWe Stand with LA Families Occupying Vacant Homes to Self-Quarantine During COVID-19 Pandemic
by Moms 4 Housing
Today, Reclaiming Our Homes, a group of housing insecure and homeless people and families in Los Angeles, CA, reclaimed six vacant homes owned by the state of California in the El Sereno neighborhood of Los Angeles. Moms for Housing issued the following statement in support of the families, who, like the Moms, are members of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment....
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:52PM
imageStolen Legacy - Destruction of Negro Bar, California
by Michael Harris
The sudden and untimely death of Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr., "African Founding Father of California" sparked the ongoing challenge at Negro Bar, California....
Posted: Sat Mar 7, 2020 6:11AM
imageA Statement by The People's Coalition Post-Firing of the Graduate Students
by The People's Coalition
We believe it is time that this strike spreads even further, and that it is we undergraduates who spread it. Cola4all is an autonomous direct-action based movement of student-workers reimagining the UC System....
Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2020 6:40PM
imageResponse to Racist Backlash and Calls for Improved U.S.-China Cooperation
by San Francisco Chinatown Rally Report
Many Asian-owned businesses in Chinatown are losing customers because racists associate the coronavirus with people of Asian descent. On February 29, seeking to dispel a fear of Chinese people, demonstrators gathered in Plymouth Square to hear speeches, then marched to Union Square. Bay Area Chinese language newspapers estimate that over 1,000 people attended the rally and march....
Posted: Tue Mar 3, 2020 6:14AM
imageSan Francisco Chinatown Rally: "The Virus is Our Enemy, Not China"
by Fight the Disease, Not the People
Although there has been only one death from the coronavirus in the U.S., the nation's Chinatowns are seeing a large decline in customers as fear about the viral outbreak spreads. On February 29, hundreds rallied in Portsmouth Square, the heart of San Francisco's Chinatown, to decry anti-Chinese racism and show support for Wuhan....
Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 5:30AM
audioDept. of Homeland Security Flash-Bang Raid in Santa Cruz: One Year Later (audio/mpeg 87.0MB) by John Malkin
Examination of February 15, 2019 raid in Santa Cruz, California by Dept. of Homeland Security agents....
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:29AM
imageRecall Campaign Uses Darkened Photo of Councilmember Glover in Facebook Ad
by Santa Cruz News Network
The group Santa Cruz United is running a Facebook ad that features a visibly darkened photo of Santa Cruz City Councilmember Drew Glover, who is African American. The photo has been converted to gray-scale and covered in text containing allegations of misconduct. The ad was placed to promote the recall of Councilmember Glover, as well as Councilmember Chris Krohn, who is not featured in the photo. The imagery preys on human perception through what has been termed by researchers as the "Bad is...
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:04PM
imageFood and Agriculture Workshops featured at the 2020 Black Expo, Sacramento State
by Michael Harris
California State University, Sacramento continues to provide innovative leadership toward expanding essential educational conversations and business opportunity. Our California Black Agriculture Working Group remains steadfast in helping provide tangible ideas and solutions....
Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:46PM
imageSan Jose’s 40th Annual Day of Remembrance: Recalling Life Under Executive Order 9066
by Americans of Japanese Ancestry Relate Incarceration
Executive Order 9066 led to the World War II-era incarceration of more than 120,000 people of Japanese descent, two-thirds of whom were American citizens. Survivors shared recollections and re-enactors performed morale boosting era swing dance styles in Japantown on February 16th....
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:38AM
calendarSF Public Defender Black History Month Reception
by Racial Justice Committee of SF Pub. Def.
Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110...
Event Date: Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:30PM
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:03PM
imageNo Quarry on Mutsun Sacred Grounds 2-11-2020
by AutumnSun
I am proud to say that last Tuesday the Santa Cruz City Council voted unanimously in favor of the resolution in support of protecting Juristac in Morgan Hill Ca. located in Santa Clara County....
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:38PM
textUCB Student Threatens Genocide to Palestinians; No Response From Campus by Newsy
During a recent meeting of the Associated Students of the University of California, a UC Berkeley student spoke at the podium, pledging the genocide of "Palestinians from the world". The UC campus administration has taken no action against the student, and has taken no action to affirm the safety of Palestinian students and Palestinian visitors on campus....
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:30AM
imageUntold - UnSold Black, Brown,Red, Broke & Disabled Voices in Black History Month Book Tour
by Angel Heart
POOR press is the poor people-led publishing arm of the grassroots, homeless and poor people-led movement, known as POOR Magazine, which has been dedicated to publishing and producing the books, art, education and culture of very low, no-income, homeless, Indigenous, disabled and incarcerated youth, adults and elders since 1996....
Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:16AM