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imageOakland Rally and March for MLK Day
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by Leon Kunstenaar
Children and disabled lead Oakland march to reclaim King's radical legacy...
Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:23PM
imageMoms 4 Housing to Buy #MomsHouse!!
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by Moms4Housing
Oakland, Calif. — Moms 4 Housing announced this morning a deal with Wedgewood Inc to buy #MomsHouse through the Oakland Community Land Trust. Founding members of Moms 4 Housing Dominique Walker, Misty Cross and Tolani King will be at the 6th Annual Rally & March to Reclaim MLK's Radical Legacy, hosted by the Anti Police-Terror Project, at noon today....
Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:35AM
videoThe Fight for Mom's House (video/mp4 393.1MB) by Brandon Jourdan and Marianne Maeckelbergh
Documentary on Moms 4 Housing...
Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:54PM
imageCulture Jam at Facebook HQ: Protesters Hijack Giant "Like" Billboard Pt. I
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by Text RR Photos Chris Cassell, Pro Bono Photo
In the tradition of billboard liberators everywhere, activists projected slogans on to the giant thumbs up sign, also known as the "like" sign, outside Facebook Headquarters on January 9....
Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:38PM
image"Thumbs Down" Protest at Facebook
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by Leon Kunstenaar
Photos: Leon Kunstenaar/Pro Bono Photo Protesters converge on Facebook headquarters....
Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:38PM
calendarProtest at Facebook Headquarters by Multiple Organizers
Facebook HQ 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, California 94025...
Event Date: Thu Jan 9, 2020 4:00PM
Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:23AM
imageIranian Americans in Palo Alto Join Day Honoring Iran's Deceased Demonstrators
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by R. Robertson
On December 26, Iranian government security forces deployed en masse to keep people off the streets across Iran. Despite this, protesters gathered in small groups, at cemeteries but also on the streets in many cities in the Islamic Republic. In Palo Alto, California, protesters in solidarity with Iranian demonstrators gathered in a downtown plaza....
Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:57PM
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
imageMarch For Housing Now Confronts MacArthur Commons in Oakland
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by Dave Id
The East Bay Housing Justice Week of Action included Moms4Housing reclaiming a West Oakland home, demonstrations at Citibank and Wells Fargo on Broadway downtown, and housing rights banner hangs, among other actions. On November 23, a large March for Housing Now confronted the economic injustices represented by the new high-end MacArthur Commons housing complex....
Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:40AM
videoInterview with Dominique Walker and Sameerah Karim of Moms4Housing on Move-In Day (video/mp4 66.4MB) by Dave Id
On November 18, two mothers without shelter, born and raised in Oakland, took possession of a vacant investor-owned property in West Oakland. Here, Dominique Walker and Sameerah Karim speak about the economic hardships of life in today's Oakland and how much this opportunity means to them and their families....
Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:39PM
image"The Oppressive State is a Macho Rapist" Chilean flashmob dance comes to San Francisco
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by Impeach Piñera
The viral anti-state, anti-femicide dance flashmob from Chile has come to San Francisco....
Posted: Sat Dec 7, 2019 4:23PM
imageSign the petition: Stop the Eviction of Moms 4 Housing!
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by Moms 4 Housing
On December 3rd we received an eviction notice from Wedgewood LLC, the company that has been holding this house vacant. We won’t give up without a fight. Please, sign the petition in support....
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2019 4:10PM
imageWest Coast Crimethinc Tour Hits Bay Area & Beyond
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by Crimethinc Tour Self-Management
Long running anarchist media collective, Crimethinc, is hitting the road for a west coast tour. Come see them in the bay area and beyond!...
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2019 11:51AM
text20th anniversary of Indymedia / Seattle 1999 WTO protests by IMC crowd-sourced curriculum
Curriculum to commemorate and share the history and inspiration of the Independent Media Center network...
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:44PM
textBay Area Youth Evade Unjust BART Fare by Fare strike
San Francisco, California. Today, Friday November 29th, Bay Area (born and raised) youth evaded unjust fares and hopped the turnstiles en masse, stating their concern for their communities and a desire to hold BART accountable for attacks towards them. They say that many people from the Bay regularly hop as a basic point of survival and likewise, they have no intention of stopping these evasions....
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:45PM
videoEviction of Housing Justice Village in Oakland (video/mp4 70.6MB) by Brandon Jourdan
A video summary of the eviction and some of the arrests....
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:32PM