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image At Frank Alvarado Memorial, Family Vows to Continue Fighting for Justice 120_frank-alvarado-memorial-salinas-1.jpg original image ( 668x1000) - 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
text 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
calendar SF Picket Rally Against Hanging Nooses At SF Recology 120_hanging_noose_with_african_american_worker.jpg original image ( 522x920) - by United Public Workers For Action
San Francisco Recology 501 Tunnel Avenue San Francisco
Event Date:Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:53AM
calendar 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
audio The Dark History of the California Bear Flag: An Interview with Alex Abella (audio/mpeg 8.0MB) - by Dump the California Bear Flag
Alex Abella is a journalist and author. His article for the Los Angeles Times called California, it's time to dump the Bear Flag, tells the history of California’s Bear Flag and its origins in a racist revolt.
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:15PM
document Groups Demand More Time for Review of Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnels Plan 7_16_15_comment_time_ext_req.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Dan Bacher
The letter concluded, "In sum, the current comment period is inadequate because it fails to provide members of the public with adequate time for review. The proposed project is the most controversial public works project in California history. It is extremely complicated and the subject of voluminous analysis in the form of project justification and advocacy."
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:42AM
image Jerry Brown's New Fracking Regs Discriminate Against Latino Children 120_romovbrownmeme.jpg original image ( 422x265) - by Dan Bacher
“Everyday my daughters go to school, they fear for their health and safety because of how close the fracking wells are to their schools,” said Rodrigo Romo, the named plaintiff, whose two daughters have been exposed to dangerous levels of toxic pollution and psychological stress from extreme well stimulation while attending public schools in Shafter and Wasco, California.
Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:07PM
document EASTWEST: Bay Area Analysis, Revolt, History, and Subversion eastwest12.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - 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
calendar A Celebration of Life: O'Shaine Evans, Kenneth Harding, Jr., James Rivera & Nelson Mandela 120_celebration_of_life.jpg original image ( 742x960) - by Esther Hamm
South Park S Park Street & Jack London Alley San Francisco , CA
Event Date:Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:00PM
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:39AM
document Amah Mutsun's Response to Catholic Church's Encyclical on the Environment letter-to-pope-francis-re-encyclical-1jul2015.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by via Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
On July 1, Valentin Lopez, Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, sent a letter to Pope Francis in response to the Catholic Church's Encyclical on the environment. While the Amah Mutsun are supportive of the Catholic Church's stance on the environment, the tribe continues to request that the Pope reverse his decision to canonize Junipero Serra in September. "Serra's mission system forever changed California ecosystems, replacing bear, deer, elk and native plants with mega herds of grass dev...
Posted: Thu Jul 9, 2015 11:58AM
calendar Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Prayer Ceremony Opposing the Canonization of Junipero Serra 120_amah_mutsun_tribal_band_prayer_ceremony_junipero_serra.jpg original image ( 742x960) - by
California State Parks "grass quad" in front of the church at San Juan Bautista Mission. Mission San Juan Bautista 406 Second Street, San Juan Bautista
Event Date:Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:00AM
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2015 3:55PM
text Racial Profiling Bill Moves Forward in California Legislature - by ACLU of Northern California
Sacramento – Today Assembly Bill 953, Law Enforcement: Racial Profiling, made it out of the Senate Committee on Public Safety. AB 953, one of over 20 police reform laws proposed this year, was introduced by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) to curb racial and identity profiling in California.
Posted: Tue Jul 7, 2015 4:40PM
calendar Memorial For Frank Alvarado 120_frank_alvarado_salinas.jpg original image ( 374x222) - by Ni Una Muerte Mas - Salinas
Fairview Street and Beverly Drive, Salinas
Event Date:Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Jul 7, 2015 1:51PM
image Winnemen Wintu and Allies Protest Governor’s California Water Summit 120_water_defenders_.jpg original image ( 5184x3456) - by Dan Bacher
Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, emphasized that registration for the three-day summit was nearly an astounding $1,500 per person – and that been no efforts to “include tribal representatives, environmentalists or anyone who is advocating for sound water policy that will benefit future generations, local ecosystems and salmon and other fisheries.” Photo of protest against the California Water Summit in front of the Westin Hotel in Sacramento on Jun...
Posted: Sat Jul 4, 2015 10:55AM
image The Hanging Noose And Fighting Racist Terrorism On The Job At SF Recology 120_ucsf_noose.jpg original image ( 150x200) - by Labor Video Project
Daryle Washingon who is a member of IBT 350 at Recology Company in San Francisco was retaliated against for protesting against a hanging noose on the job and other racist incidents at the company.
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 3:09PM
calendar U.S. Department of Justice’s COPS Office to meet with Salinas community to discuss SPD salinas_community_to_discuss_salinas_police_department.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by
Sherwood Hall, 940 North Main Street, Salinas, CA 93906
Event Date:Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:24PM
text Statement Read by Lori Nixon at the Highway Six Sentencing Hearing - by via Lori Nixon
Today, five of the six UCSC students charged with blocking Highway 17 in Santa Cruz to protest tuition increases at the University of California, and the connection to police brutality, were each sentenced to 30 days in jail by Judge Denine Guy. In May, all six students pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts each after requesting an indicated sentence from Judge Guy when prosecutors informed them they would not negotiate a plea deal. Three of the five students read statements before the...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:21PM
image Rev. Jeremiah King founder of the African Baptist Church, Stockton, California 120_photo__24_.jpg original image ( 2048x1536) - by khubaka, michael harris
The founder of the African Baptist Church of Stockton final resting place found within Block 27-Stockton Rural Cemetery along with many of the earliest pioneers of African ancestry, both those formally born enslaved and free. During our Sesquicentennial Celebrations of Freedom, together we will end the separate and unequal treatment within Stockton Rural Cemetery and begin to officially identify, document and preserve the contributions by people of African ancestry as part of the broader eff...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:43PM
image Richmond Community Takes the Streets for Richard “Pedie” Perez 120_untitled.jpg original image ( 198x251) - by FireWorks
Saturday, June 27, a spirited group of friends, family, and supporters of Richard "Pedie" Perez, killed by Richmond police in September of 2014, took the streets of the Downtown. The diverse group chanted, held signs, and distributed flyers. The march, which followed a rally outside of the Richmond BART station, came after a recent decision by the District Attorney which ruled the police killing of Perez was justifiable. Rich Perez, Pedie's father, stated in the local media: “All of our wit...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:00AM
image Racial inequality persists in Berkeley schools graduation rates 120_17712385414_acb30d4273_z_1.jpg original image ( 640x427) - by Rasheed Shabazz
School officials boast that Berkeley High graduation rates have gone up, yet racial inequality still exists and persists. Black graduation rates have increased over the past five years at Berkeley High, but the number of total students is declining. Also, fewer students are graduating from Berkeley Technology Academy, a continuation school in South Berkeley attended primarily by students of color.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:53PM

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