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Termination of Street Spirit newspaper threatens the homeless
It was announced that after 22 years of sponsorship that the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) will cease funding the operations of Street Spirit as of December 31, 2016!...
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:58PM
KPFA Solidarity With Amy Goodman & Journalists At Standing Rock Sioux Tribe In N. Dakota
KPFA Staff, Board member Janet Kobren and community supporters rallied for Amy Goodman and journalists in Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota...
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:30PM
Rally/Action To Support Amy Goodman and other courageous journalists At Standing Rock
In front of KPFA 1929 Martin Luther King Blvd near University Berkeley, CA...
Event Date: Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:52AM
Commander X Announces Book Release Date for "Behind The Mask: An Inside Look At Anonymous"
Commander X, who is known for his participation in the hacking/activist groups Anonymous and the Peoples Liberation Front, has announced he will be releasing his book "Behind The Mask: An Inside Look At Anonymous" to the public on October 15. Commander X has been in exile from the United States ever since early in 2012, when he made his way to Canada to escape federal charges related to the hacking of computers in Santa Cruz County, CA. A federal indictment claims Commander X hacked the count...
Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:32PM
On Lennon's Birthday-World Speakout Stop Political Censorship By Zuckerberberg/Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg's SF Mansion 3452 21st St. near Dolores St. San Francisco...
Event Date: Sun Oct 9, 2016 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:24AM
Berekelyside's editor-In-chief says homeless death is low priority news
Roberto Benitas, a homeless Berkeley resident, died in his sleep. His body was found the next morning on September 18th. Frances Dinkelspiel, the editor-in-chief of Berkeleyside, was asked by a local reader why the death was not reported by the website, and the response was "people die all the time". Dinkelspiel continued by writing that the death was a low priority and didn't have as great an impact on the community compared to the stories they did cover....
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:08PM
The PR Campaign to Uplift Police & Demonize Those Who Call for Accountability
I was alerted to an inflammatory story from Bay Area ABC news reporter Dan Noyes that basically sought to disparage the Black August celebrations. The story noted that "police sources" had leaked a memo to him stating that prison guards and police were gonna be attacked by members of the Black Guerilla Family in celebration of Black August. Many found the allegations to be outlandish....
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:27PM
Santa Cruz Sentinel Reporter Leaves Questionable Voicemail
A phone call from a Santa Cruz Sentinel staff reporter left a sting and insulted a friend of the mother of Maddy Middleton this week. He left his name and intention and the phone message is included with more. This was the year anniversary of the tragedy that happened last year at Tannery....
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:09PM
Anti-Fascist No Platform Victory: ABC10 Pulls Sacramento Nazi Interview After Complaints
Direct action may get the goods, but sometimes a few people speaking up can result in minor victories, too. That's what happened after Sacramento's ABC10/KXTV television station thought it would be a good idea to provide a platform for Matthew Heimbach of the Traditionalist Workers Party to spout his lies, just two days after Sacramento Nazis acting on his behalf sent nine anti-racists to the hospital, six with stab wounds and three with blunt force trauma. While the interview already had ...
Posted: Fri Jul 1, 2016 4:07PM
Press the press on homelessness
Inforum at the Commonwealth Club hosted a panel of journalist biggies who didn't finger community-generated land values as the key to addressing homeless issues....
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:36AM
Lies the Lobbyists in Berkeley Tell You
There are 2 main lobbyist groups influencing Berkeley city council to vote in favor of big developers. Historical, social, and environmental considerations raised by Berkeley citizens are ignored by the majority of city council, in favor of expensive housing projects that are financially out of reach of low income residents. "Livable Berkeley" and "East Bay Forward" use dishonest rhetoric and social media trolling so developers can make big gains. The lobbyist are bolstered by "Berkeleysid...
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:35AM
SF Immigrant Film Festival: Call for Entries 2016!
Works in Narrative, Animated, and Documentary Short, regardless of the original production format, and the date when it was completed, are considered for this festival where refugees, immigrants and exiles find their own voice....
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:46PM
"Freedom Sleepers" Film to Premiere at Del Mar Theatre for SocDoc Thesis Screening
Israel Dawson's film "Freedom Sleepers" will premiere at the UCSC SocDoc thesis screening at Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz on June 8. The film documents the struggle to reclaim the rights of homeless people in Santa Cruz, and features footage from the community sleepouts held at Santa Cruz City Hall since July 4 of 2015. [Top photo: Israel Dawson conducts an interview as community members prepare to march to Santa Cruz City Hall for the first community sleepout on July 4, 2015.]...
Posted: Thu Jun 2, 2016 2:35PM
Take Back Santa Cruz Silent as Member Faces Gun Narcotics Charges
Posts deleted as TBSC member faces multiple felony counts ranging from illegally synthesizing a Schedule 1 narcotic, to being illegally armed with a firearm....
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 9:35AM
21st Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair
The New Oakland Metro Operahouse 522 Second Street Oakland, CA 94607 (2 blocks from West Oakland BART) http://www.oaklandmetro.org/...
Event Date: Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:10PM
In Memory of Louis LaFortune, Compassionate Peace Activist
“Louis was a teacher who was fiercely dedicated to justice. He was always supportive and involved in our community work and campaigns.” -Jenn Laskin...
Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:11PM
Micah Posner: my backyard bedroom
Micah Posner sent the following message to the email newsletter list called Micah for SC City Council....
Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:04PM
Santa Cruz ACLU Issues Letter in Support of Indybay's Alex Darocy
A letter of support for Indybay's Alex Darocy was approved by unanimous vote by the Board of Directors of the ACLU of Northern California Santa Cruz County Chapter. In March of 2015, Darocy was cited by a CHP officer after photographing the six UCSC students who locked themselves together and blocked Highway 1 as part of the “96 Hours of Action” protests against police violence and tuition hikes called for across the UC system. The office of District Attorney Jeff Rosell is charging Darocy wi...
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:45PM
Holiday Gift for Free Radio Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Progressives, This Holiday Season, Free Radio Santa Cruz, (101.3 FM & www.freakradio.org) is wishing for a new studio. Since October we have been homeless, but not helpless. We continue on the air using a remote server, but for programmers who don't have the means to produce their shows remotely, this has been a trying time....
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:16PM
KPFA-Pacifica Union History and Politics
Remembering the progressive missions and legacies of IWW labor organizer and working class song writer Joe Hill and Pacifica Radio founder Lew Hill. Highlighting, untangling threads of recent history/politics of Pacifica-KPFA workers unions, the industrial to craft unionism transition or coup underlying labor turmoil over 25 years, particularly differences/conflicts in union solidarity, representation or exclusion of unpaid workers. UEW industrial/inclusive vs. CWA craft/paid staff only union...
Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:48PM