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image2021 Proposed American River National Heritage Area (1840-1875)
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
January 20, 2021 President Biden issued Executive Order #13985 - Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government - Federal Oversite essential to preserve the authentic legacy along the American River Parkway...
Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:27PM
imageIndigenous Leaders Call for Justice in Murder of Indigenous Zapotec Youth in Salinas
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
imageLocal Organizing to Stop Line 3
by Michelle Merrill
Calling All Santa Cruz Climate and Indigenous Rights Activists! We’re trying to rapidly organize one or more Santa Cruz demonstrations for the efforts to #StopLine3, another disastrous tarsands oil pipeline violating treaty rights of Minnesota tribes. We need your help!...
Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:30PM
imageDomestic Violence in Watsonville is Representative of Many Communities Around the World
by MILPA Collective
Watsonville, CA - Last week we learned of a murder that occurred on the evening of Tuesday, July 13th, which has had a deep impact on our Watsonville community. Robin Kern, a 32-year-old mother, was killed due to domestic violence and we are in solidarity with the calls for justice. We hope that her family finds peace in this challenging time....
Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:05PM
imageCalifornia Buffalo Soldier's Trail - National Buffalo Soldier's Study
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
In California, Buffalo Soldiers protected our National Parks such as Yosemite and Sequoia serving as Park Rangers in the Sierra Nevada during the summer and were housed in the Presidio in San Francisco and Presidio in Monterey....
Posted: Thu Jul 1, 2021 9:33AM
image172th Anniversary of towns Negro Bar, Negro Hill and Mormon Island
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Today's Negro Bar State Historic Park expansion reflects the ongoing challenge since Colton Hall, Monterey and the initial offerings by the California State Legislature including Governor Peter Burnett inaugural address to the 1849 California Legislature in San Jose, CA....
Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 11:04AM
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
imageAngela Davis Becomes ILWU Local 10 Honorary Member On Juneteenth 2021
by Labor Video Project
ILWU Local 10 on June 19, 2021 Juneteenth made Angela Davis an honorary member of the longshore union local. The other honorary members are Paul Robeson and Martin Luther King....
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:31AM
imageSanta Cruz Juneteenth June 19, 2021
by AutumnSun
This year's theme was "Liberation"! The Juneteenth event was held from 1 pm. to 4 pm. in Laurel Park at the newly renamed "The London Nelson Center" changed from "The Louden Nelson Center" as it has been wrongfully called for many years....
Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:18PM
imageWill California Schools Get Juneteenth Holiday?
by Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo - Joyce Yu
Since 2004, the third Saturday in June of each year has been desginated, “Juneteenth National Freedom Day: A day of observance.” (Gov. Code,§ 6719.) But this is not a state paid holiday. On Thursday, Governor Newsom’s office noted that legislation and collective bargaining would be needed before Juneteenth became a paid holiday for California public employees. A spokesperson for the California Government Operations Agency also stated that creating a state holiday for Juneteenth in California ...
Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:36PM
imagePG&E power outages affect Juneteenth celebrations in Alameda County
by Lynda carson
PG&E Power Outages Affect New Federal Holiday Juneteenth Celebrations:...
Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:29PM
imageBay Area Celebrates Juneteenth with "Abolish Police" Banners
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
imageProtesters Demand San Mateo County Law Enforcement Accountability
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
imageMajor Spike in Dead Juvenile Salmon on Klamath River Reported by Yurok Fisheries Department
by Dan Bacher
The Tribe said the disease is expected to eliminate an entire year class of fish, which will reduce the Klamath River’s already imperiled salmon runs for many years to come....
Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:38PM
imageAs massive Klamath fish kill continues, Karuk Tribe declares state of climate emergency
by Dan Bacher
“Our monitoring traps are full of dead juvenile salmon,” said Toz Soto, Fisheries Program Manager for the Karuk Tribe. “The few fish still alive are infected with disease. It’s a catastrophic blow to the fishery and Karuk culture.”...
Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:34PM
imageFolsom Juneteenth "Remembering the Ancestors" from 1849 Negro Bar, Sacramento County
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Our 20th Anniversary, Folsom Juneteenth Freedom Celebration, will be an amazing new opportunity to build stronger bridges utilizing mutually beneficial California - Pan African Trade and Commerce...
Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:15AM
imagePoor People's Campaign Rally for HR 438 and Third Reconstruction
by Leon Kunstenaar
Protest and music at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's San Franisco Federal Building office. Also actions in Sacramento, Oakland, San Mateo, and San Jose....
Posted: Tue Jun 8, 2021 8:04AM
imageRed Road to DC Totem Pole Journey June 6, 2021
by AutumnSun
Presented by Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and Our Shared Responsibility The free event was held from 10 am. to 1 pm. at Tyrrell Park at 1305 East Cliff Drive Santa Cruz City and the Museum were honored to host "Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers" as they prepare to travel to Washington DC....
Posted: Sun Jun 6, 2021 7:46PM
videoVictory Claimed After Israeli-Operated Cargo Ship Prevented from Unloading in Oakland (video/mp4 4.6MB) by Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC)
In a major BDS win, an Arab community organization mobilized over 500 people and blocked an Israeli shipping giant from unloading cargo in the Port of Oakland. Now organizers say the fight has just begun, and have called for more pickets at 4PM...
Posted: Fri Jun 4, 2021 2:34PM
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