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calendarAnti Police-Terror Project to Lead 6th Annual March/Rally to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy
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by APTP
Oscar Grant Plaza 14th Street and Broadway Oakland...
Event Date: Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:35PM
imageSCPD's $235K Taser Purchase Request is Back on City Council's Agenda
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by Santa Cruz Police News
A request from Santa Cruz Police to approve a $235k Taser purchase, in order to re-outfit the entire department with new Taser guns, is back on the consent agenda for the January 14 Santa Cruz City Council meeting, after being sent to the City of Santa Cruz Public Safety Committee on December 2 for discussion. The use of Tasers by police is a topic of concern for those advocating against police brutality, who want the weapons either banned altogether, or at minimum classified the same as othe...
Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:25PM
imageAdditional Context Behind Photo of City Council Candidate Renee Golder Dressed as a Native American
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by Santa Cruz Election News
A newly discovered social media post provides additional context behind the photo of Santa Cruz City Council replacement candidate Renee Golder and her husband Mike Golder dressed up as Native Americans with their children at a party. The party appears to have been planned with a Native American theme; a public message on social media to Heidi Rhodes, the host of the party, from her father states: "Happy Birthday Sweetie, I got my Injun' outfit!" Her response was: "See ya tonight Chief" (see ...
Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:02PM
imageCommunity Allies Ready to Stand in Defense of Moms' House
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by Dave Id
The Moms 4 Housing were in court on December 30, attempting to establish a human right to housing that supersedes a company's "right" to flip houses for profit at the community's expense. At the same time outside of the moms' house in West Oakland, organizers and allies strategized and practiced home defense tactics in preparation for a potential eviction by sheriff's deputies. Eviction will not be allowed to happen without civil disobedience arrests....
Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:03PM
imageEnergetic Solidarity with the Moms 4 Housing the Day After Christmas
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by Dave Id
Hundreds showed up for court support at the Hayward Hall of Justice and for home defense at the Moms4Housing home on December 26. Speaking in West Oakland after the court hearing were Misty Cross and Dominique Walker of Moms for Housing, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., and Carroll Fife....
Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:17PM
imageMoms 4 Housing Push Back Against PR Move by Wedgewood and LA Nonprofit Shelter 37
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by Dave Id
On Christmas Eve, Moms for Housing held a press conference to respond to a public relations ploy by Wedgewood LLC — using affiliated Los Angeles nonprofit Shelter 37 to attempt to soften the company's image as it seeks to evict them. Oakland councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas and representatives for council members Rebecca Kaplan and Dan Kalb spoke on behalf of the moms....
Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:35PM
imageUnhoused Wood Street Residents Deliver Demands and Holiday Care Package to Schaaf's Home
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by Dave Id
Wood Street residents and allies personally delivered a letter of demands — and a holiday care package on behalf of unhoused folks across Oakland — to mayor Libby Schaaf at her posh Oakmore estate on December 19....
Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:41AM
imageMoms 4 Housing Temporarily Block Eviction
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by Oakland Post
A group of homeless women, who formed a collective called Moms 4 Housing, moved last month into an empty two-story house on Magnolia Street in West Oakland without the owner’s permission and are now fighting in court alongside supporters to stop the eviction....
Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:18AM
imageMoms 4 Housing Declare Intention to Remain After Eviction Notice
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by Dave Id
On December 3, Moms for Housing received an eviction notice from “fix and flip” company Wedgewood LLC, a self-described “leading acquirer of distressed residential real estate." On December 6, Moms for Housing and allies held a press conference on the front steps of 2928 Magnolia Street in West Oakland, declaring that they intend to remain in their new home....
Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:13AM
imageHousing Justice Village Arrestees Respond to Jailing by City of Oakland
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by Dave Id
In a political show of force, the city of Oakland directed a small army of police to mass arrest and jail 22 housing rights demonstrators on November 24, for nothing more than setting up tents in front of city hall to protest the city's never ending war against the homeless. Most arrestees spent at least 24 hours in Santa Rita, and some remained jailed for over two days, on what would otherwise be a citable infraction. On December 2, arrestees held a press conference to address the city's ...
Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:22AM
imageOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Orders Mass Arrest of Housing Justice Village Protesters
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by Dave Id
An inspirational day of solidarity with unhoused Oaklanders turned into a traumatic night after mayor Libby Schaaf directed a small army of police and DPW workers to smash a housing rights protest held on the doorstep of City Hall. For daring to challenge the Oakland's never ending war against the homeless — the city's encampment demolitions and evictions, the towing of residential vehicles, and a lack of earnestness and urgency in addressing the housing crisis — twenty-two people were arres...
Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:14PM
imageBuffy Sainte Marie Truthtelling Indigenous Genocide
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by Brenda Norrell
Buffy Sainte Marie described the genocide, slavery, murder and rape of Indigenous Peoples, that the kings and queens, military, churches and banks are responsible for, speaking with AIM West's Tony Gonzales, during the 50th Anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz....
Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:22AM
imageCIIS Terminates Esteemed Latina Professor After She Advocated for Pay Equity
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by Freddie Francis
CIIS doubled down on its retaliatory campaign against Dr. Sandra Pacheco, who previously filed a Fair Pay Act and retaliation claim on November 20 — Latina Equal Pay Day — when CIIS President Judie Wexler terminated her on December 10, 2019....
Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:24AM
imageSan Franciscans Celebrate the End of Gang Injunctions; Concerned About Secret Database
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by San Francisco No Injunctions Coalition
San Franciscans Celebrate the End of Gang Injunctions: Community Members Still Concerned About Secret, Controversial SFPD Gang Database...
Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:36PM
textBeing There by Carol Denney (posted by Norse)
Activist Carol Denney e-mailed me this account which she is also sending to the Berkeley Daily Planet. She writes the satirical Pepper Spray Times (available on line at Berkeleydailyplanet.com), sings, composes, and copwatches among other things....
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:58PM
imagePoor People’s Campaign In Night March From City Hall
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by Leon Kunstenaar
Photos: Leon Kunstenaar, Pro Bono Photo Call for moral revival: “Poverty in the midst of wealth is a sin.”...
Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:22PM
imageTribal Members, Fishermen and Youth Get Trinity River Win at Hum. Sups meeting
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by Save California Salmon
Humboldt County Reconsiders Support for the Sites Reservoir Project...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:56PM
imageThe Renaissance on Alcatraz 50 Years Later
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by Brenda Norrell
The 50th Anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz is a renaissance of the movement for Native rights. KPFA's Flashpoints host Dennis J. Bernstein talks with Lakota Bill Means and Dine' Lenny Foster. Foster speaks out for Leonard Peltier....
Posted: Wed Dec 4, 2019 9:39AM
imageCity Council 'Replacement' Candidate Renee Golder Dressed Up as a Native American at a Party
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by Santa Cruz Election News
A photo has surfaced of Santa Cruz City Council candidate Renee Golder and her husband Mike Golder dressed up as Native Americans with their children at a party. Golder, who is a teacher at Bay View Elementary, announced her candidacy on December 2, according to Kara Meyberg Guzman of Santa Cruz Local. Golder, a registered Republican, previously served on the City of Santa Cruz’s Citizen Public Safety Task Force in 2013, as well as the Sister Cities Committee. (Photo: Renee and Mark Golder dr...
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 6:18PM
textThe Wicked Witch of the West AKA Mayor of Oakland by ntuit
The Mayor and her administration are failing miserably in helping homeless people...
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:43PM