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Oakland Community: OPD Is Rotten to Its Core and Libby’s Got to Go (audio)
On the morning of June 21, a number of Oakland community organizations came together in front of Oakland police headquarters to issue a set of demands in response to the ever-growing list of OPD crimes and cover-ups which have been exposed recently. The Anti Police-Terror Project and allies issued four demands: community-controlled policing; the defunding of OPD and investment in the community; the child sexual exploitation scandal be addressed in a meaningful way; and the resignation of May...
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:48PM
Darwin BondGraham & Ali Winston Discuss Their Oakland Police Investigation, Firing of Sean Whent (audio/mpeg 32.6MB)
Since this program was recorded, within a week of the firing of chief Sean Whent (on June 10), Oakland police have churned through two more, interim chief Ben Fairow (June 10 - June 15) and acting chief Paul Figueroa (June 15 - June 17). City Administrator Sabrina Landreth was then appointed by Mayor Libby Schaaf to oversee the department, and on June 20, deputy chief David Downing was named acting assistant chief. More and more crimes and corruption of Oakland police continue to be exposed.
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:33PM
Commemoration held of 1966 Blockade of Napalm bombs shipped to Vietnam from Alviso, CA.
We commemorate, fifty years later, four empathetic women who courageously chose to stand up to the overwhelming war-machine to block the loading of napalm bombs, (100 million tons of Napalm bombs were stored and shipped from the tiny town of Alviso) to be sent to Vietnam. The four women were arrested, jailed briefly, and the jellied gasoline bombs made it across our planet's largest ocean to burn our nation's "communist enemies" to what must be the most grotesque human-created hell on earth.
Posted: Wed Jun 8, 2016 5:58AM
Honoring the Life of Jessica Williams
3rd and Palou, San Francisco
Event Date: Fri May 27, 2016 6:30PM
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 3:25PM
Anti-Hillary Clinton Action in Salinas
Hartnell College 411 Central Ave Building G -- Auxiliary Gym Salinas, California
Event Date: Wed May 25, 2016 11:00AM
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 5:29PM
"Police Said She Would Not Follow Their Orders and a Sergeant Shot Her."
Not much is known yet about Jessica Williams, the 29 year old woman shot and killed by San Francisco Police Thursday morning, the execution that finally triggered the resignation of the Chief of Police, Greg Suhr.
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 11:04AM
Oxnard Strawberry Festival Protest! Protesta al Festival de la Fresa! 2016
California Strawberry Festival 3250 S Rose Ave Oxnard, California 93033
Event Date: Sun May 22, 2016 10:00AM
Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 11:36AM
Trump Forced to Sneak Through Fence to Reach California GOP Convention in Burlingame
Protests against Donald Trump are heating up in California as the June 7 presidential primary approaches. On April 29, it was the Bay Area's turn.
Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:35AM
Nude Women's Day Parade
Jane Warner Plaza - 17th St and Market, San Francisco
Event Date: Sun Apr 3, 2016 10:00AM
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:15AM
Nude Women's Day Parade
Jane Warner Plaza, San Francisco event type: party/street party
Event Date: Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:00AM
Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:18AM
UESF Teachers Commemorate 2016 Women's Day With Protest At SFUSD Board Meeting
UESF teachers commemorated International Women's Day by singing and a protest at the San Francisco Unified School District board meeting. The management has violated their contract by refusing to pay a small increase in their salary.
Posted: Wed Mar 9, 2016 2:01PM
Speak Out In Honor of International Women's Day
24th and Mission St. BART San Francisco, CA
Event Date: Sat Mar 5, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:50AM
Witness Reports Released Following Settlement of Emily's Bakery Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
After settling her sexual harassment lawsuit against Emily's Bakery on January 21, Savanna Halliwell has released witness statements made by seven former employees of the business, which is owned by Emily Reilly, a former Mayor of the City of Santa Cruz, and her husband, Robert Nahas. The documents (click on the PDF file below to read them in full, with names redacted) detail additional allegations of sexual harassment committed by Nahas, as well as allegations that, if true, constitute a pat...
Posted: Tue Feb 9, 2016 4:44PM
Walking Vagina Reaps Shock and Awe from "Walk for Life" Marchers in San Francisco
"Walk for Life" marchers are told to keep eyes forward and not engage with their adversaries, but some members of the anti-abortion rights folk giggled, pointed and stared when they witnessed a counter-demonstrator dressed as a vagina on the sidewalk.
Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:04AM
SF counter protesters put up spirited opposition to anti-abortion Walk For Life (audio/mpeg 31.0MB)
Hear uncensored audio from the streets. On Saturday January 23, the anniversary of Roe vs Wade, hundreds of local activists met the anti-choice Walk for Life at market and Powell Street, shouting down their repressive message with loud, spirited, no-holds-barred pro-choice chants. The Church-based Walk busses in thousands and thousands of anti-choice activists annually on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade in attempts to drown out locals in this pro-choice city. (17 minutes)
Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:37PM
ACLU of CA Report Finds Reproductive Health Abuses in California Jails
January 19, 2016 - The ACLU of California today released a report that finds county jails are putting people’s health at risk by denying, delaying, and ignoring crucial reproductive health care.
Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:44PM
ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Hospital For Denying Reproductive Health Care
SAN FRANCISCO, December 29, 2015 — The ACLU and the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP have filed a lawsuit challenging Dignity Health’s use of religious directives to deny basic reproductive health care to its patients. Filed on behalf of patient Rebecca Chamorro and Physicians for Reproductive Health, the suit argues that withholding pregnancy-related care for reasons other than medical considerations is illegal in California.
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:38PM
Victory for the Black Friday 14
On Black Friday 2014, following the police murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, 14 Black activists chained themselves together on a BART transit platform “to prevent trains from moving at the West Oakland station, in response to the seemingly unending war against Black communities.” The 14, a majority of them women, faced criminal charges.
Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:29PM
Charges Against Black Friday 14 Dropped. Collected Community Statements.
On December 4, Alameda County district attorney Nancy O'Malley dropped all charges against the Black Friday 14. The following statements were first collected at the Occupy Oakland website.
Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:45PM
In Palo Alto, Members of the Viagra Review Board Reconvene
Under a newly introduced bill in the state of South Carolina, men seeking Viagra or any other drug intended to treat erectile dysfunction would have to cool their heels for a 24-hour waiting period and pass psychiatric testing. In Palo Alto, California, members of the Viagra Review Board praised the bill.
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:43AM