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imageSan Geronimo Valley Joins BLM
by Leon Kunstenaar
Quiet valley wakes up to Black Lives Matter...
Posted: Sun Jul 5, 2020 9:44PM
imageAnti-Fourth Celebration in Santa Cruz
by Alex Darocy
To celebrate the holiday weekend without glorifying genocide, slavery and the settler state, community members in Santa Cruz organized a block party on July 4 at the Town Clock, which was followed by a protest march. An online post promoting the street party read: "This event is open to all members of the community who do not want to celebrate the foundations of this country being on stolen land. This is a space to share food, community and acknowledge the truth. We are choosing to honor thos...
Posted: Sun Jul 5, 2020 1:04PM
imageAssembling for Equity on the Fourth of July
by Independence Day has Not Arrived
In late June the call went out to assemble in San Francisco for equity on the fourth of July, traditionally known as Independence Day. People said that America’s Independence Day will have no value for them without significant social and economic changes. Some expressed it by saying "Independence Day has not arrived."...
Posted: Sun Jul 5, 2020 5:31AM
calendar4th of July: "Defund Police, Defund Pentagon, Fund Community & Life!"
by cynthia papermaster
1:00 - SF City Hall 1:30 - 762 Fulton, Black Lives Matter street mural 2:00 - Divisadero & Broadway, Nancy Pelosi's House 3:00 - Bayview Hunters Point, 11 Innes Court, Lennar office...
Event Date: Sat Jul 4, 2020 1:00PM
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2020 1:13PM
calendarFuck the Fourth, Love Your Friends
by Santa Cruz for Abolition
Clocktower, Pacific Avenue and Water Street, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Jul 4, 2020 1:00PM
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 11:39PM
calendarMarch for Black Lives: Reclaim South San Francisco
by Russell Lee
In front of the South San Francisco Municipal Building, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080...
Event Date: Sun Jul 5, 2020 3:00PM
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 1:08PM
imageOakland’s Jack London Square is named after a racist dog
by Lynda Carson
A 1996 Monument Of Jack London At Jack London Square:...
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:05AM
imageBLM Die-In in Central Fairfax
by Leon Kunstenaar
Fairfax demonstration with music, speeches, conversation groups, ends with 8 minutes and 46 seconds "die in" in central intersection....
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:08PM
imageTwo Protests Takeover Streets on Juneteenth in Palo Alto
by Midnite Street Artists
Women occupied the street in front of Palo Alto City Hall from 2am on Juneteenth to paint a giant B-L-M on Hamilton Ave, shutting down the roadway in both directions. Protests followed at noon and 5pm creating more street closures....
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:28PM
calendarDrive for Justice Voter Registration Drive After Slap in the Face by Oakland City Council
We'll stage at 6 different TBD locations, and caravan to Libby's and 5 council members' homes — RSVP or check the Facebook event for updates on how to join in person or online...
Event Date: Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:00PM
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:26PM
imageFirst Municipal Ban on Predictive Policing in Santa Cruz
by Oakland Privacy
On June 23, the Santa Cruz City Council voted 7-0 to ban the municipal use of predictive policing software and facial recognition technology in the central coast city. Santa Cruz becomes the eighth city to ban the use of facial recognition, joining San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley and the MA cities of Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline and Northampton, and the first city to ban predictive software....
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:20AM
imageTenderloin Rises Up Against UC Hastings Lawsuit
by R. Robertson
Speakers from organizations supporting the unhoused, law students, and community members protested UC Hastings move to clear black and brown residents from tent encampments in the middle of the pandemic. They started in front of the law school's Kane Hall and marched to the police station in the Tenderloin where they faced off with cops armed for battle....
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:29AM
imageOakland streets named after slave owners and supporters of slavery
by Lynda Carson
The City of Oakland:...
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:51AM
imageMounting Pressure on Oakland City Council to Cut OPD Budget by $150 Million or Face Electoral Challenges in November
In Early Victory for Community, Police Commission Recommends Defunding OPD, Disbanding Internal Affairs, and Replacing Police with Civilian First-Responders...
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:14AM
imageJuneteenth March Santa Cruz photos 6-19-2020
by atonomo
Rally in front of Louden Nelson and march to SC City Hall....
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:05PM
imageSanta Cruz Mission Spray Painted Again and More Downtown Fencing Liberated during Defund SCPD March
by Alex Darocy
Mission Santa Cruz was spray painted for a second time this month during a march organized on June 21 in support of defunding the Santa Cruz Police Department. The phrase "Maldita Cruz," which roughly translates to "cursed cross" or "damned cross," was spray painted on the replica mission, and an American flag was burned on the mission's historical landmark plaque, with the phrase "decolonize everything" spray painted over it. The word "genocide" was spray painted on the back of the historic ...
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:26AM
videoProtesters Rally, March to Redwood City Jail to Tell Prisoners "We Are Here for You" (video/quicktime 23.2MB) by Defund the Police State
On June 21, San Mateo County residents cried out in support of diverting funds from police back to the community....
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:48AM
imageJuneteenth in Santa Cruz
by Alex Darocy
Community members in Santa Cruz commemorated Juneteenth this year with a large march from Louden Nelson Center to Santa Cruz City Hall, where speakers were heard....
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:56AM
imageSins of "The Father" Torn Down, A New Way Forward At Hand
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Be ye not afraid, "the nakedness and drunkenness of our fathers" can no longer be tolerated as a bastardized translation of a moral compass of divinity....
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:03AM
imageJuneteenth March and Rally at San Francisco City Hall
by Leon Kunstenaar
Nationwide and Bay Area protests continue as police continue to kill....
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:45AM