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image Milpitas Residents Say No to Urban Landfill Expansion 480_nil-1_1.jpg by Sharat G. Lin and Charlotte Casey
Residents of Milpitas, fed up with relentless foul odors from the Newby Island Landfill, took to the streets on September 18, 2016 to stop planned expansion of the landfill. They have been lobbying for nearly two years with the cities of Milpitas and San José to close the largest remaining urban landfill in the Bay Area....
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:12AM
text Interrupting Surveillance in the Bay Area and Beyond by Tracy Rosenberg
Bay Area activists have seized on a strategy to localize the fight against government spying and enlist city councils and county supervisors – who are far more approachable and accountable than remote DC officials – as allies in building community control of surveillance equipment....
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:47AM
image Two Spirit Society of Indian Canyon stands with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Sacred Stone Camp 480_two_spirit_society_of_indian_canyon_standing_rock_support_letter_1.jpg by via Two Spirit Society of Indian Canyon
"On behalf of the Indian Canyon Two-Spirit Society, we are writing to express our support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp. We support the critically important work you are doing to protect the Missouri River from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)."...
Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:30PM
image California Mission Foundation Tries to Declare El Camino Real a UNESCO World Heritage Site 480_el_camino_real_1.jpg by via Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
California Indians Demand Cruelty to Ancestors Be Disclosed as California Mission Foundation Tries to Declare El Camino Real a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: Map showing El Camino Real....
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:25AM
image Where The Bulletproof Warrior Went oakland-privacy.png by Oakland Privacy
"Shoot First, Ask Questions Later," Police Training Relocated to San Jose Church...
Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:36PM
image Santa Clara County Court Clerks Fight For Living Wages & Human Rights After 7 Year Freeze 480_santa_clara_court_clerk_on_strike8-12-16_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Four hundred Santa Clara County Superior Court clerical workers have been on strike for 8 days for living wages and human rights. The Chief Executive Officer David Yamasaki has refused to give a cost of living increase even though the state of california provided the increase for court workers....
Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:12PM
audio Scorecard of 50 Police Body Camera Programs Shows Failure to Protect Civil Rights (audio/mpeg 12.2mb) by via The Leadership Conference
WASHINGTON, August 2, 2016 – Today The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Upturn released a scorecard (see: https://www.bwcscorecard.org/) that evaluates the civil rights safeguards of police body-worn camera programs in 50 U.S. cities. It shows a nationwide failure to protect the civil rights and privacy of surveilled communities. In November 2015, these organizations released an initial scorecard evaluating 25 programs. This new edition updates the policies of those origina...
Posted: Fri Aug 5, 2016 12:39AM
image MLK Jr. Event in San José 480_mlksjindygrp_1.jpg by R. Robertson
Friends old and new gathered in front of the San José Martin Luther King Jr. library today as part of a national day of action. The major goal of the action, held in dozens of cities across the US, was to draw international attention to the systematic execution of Black Americans and the terrorism inflicted upon them by racist institutions, including the police....
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:13PM
image Killer Cop Training - Coming Soon to the Bay Area. calibre-press-bullet-logo.jpg by r2d2
Police training by a private company trains them to shoot zeroth, worry about it later....
Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:43AM
image #FreedomNow: Global Call to Action 7.21 freedom_now.png by ACLU of Northern California
The ACLU of Northern California supports the Movement for Black Lives and the collective #FreedomNow actions taking place globally on Thursday, July 21....
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:01PM
calendar Justice For Josiah in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter #FreedomNow 480_justice_for_josiah_antonio_guzman_lopez_1.jpg by Justice For Josiah
San Jose City Hall 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose...
Event Date: Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:30PM
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:29PM
image Black Lives Matter, Brown Lives Matter: Police Brutality Protest in San José 480_police-brutality-protest-san-jose-1-black-brown-lives-matter_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
One person was arrested during a march to protest police brutality on July 10 in San José. In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, the protest was organized in response to the police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, and Philando Castile in Minnesota, as well as the local killing of Latino youth Anthony Nuñez. Nuñez was killed at his home by officers with the San José Police Department on July 4. [Top photo: A speaker at the protest displays a sign that reads: "Black Live...
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:00AM
image LaborFest San José -- July 8, 14, 22, 23, 26, 29 480_flyer_-_laborfest_2016_sj.jpg by San José Peace and Justice Center
Featuring FilmWorks United, the International Working Class Film & Video Festival...
Posted: Fri Jul 1, 2016 12:21AM
text Elder Abuse by Ted Rudow III, MA
I went to Superior Court of California,Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 to appear before Judge Persky....
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 1:24PM
text Watching Them Watching Us. A Victory in the Political Battle Against Surveillance in Silicon Valley by JP Massar
Santa Clara County has become the first jurisdiction in the US to pass a general surveillance equipment regulation ordinance....
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 8:24AM
text Mark Stone Voted for Unconstitutional, Anti-BDS Law AB 2844 by via South Bay Jewish Voice for Peace
On June 6, South Bay Jewish Voice for Peace sent out a letter asking supporters to contact Assembly Members Evan Low, Nora Campos, and Mark Stone, to convey disappointment that they voted in favor of the anti-BDS law AB 2844....
Posted: Wed Jun 8, 2016 12:08PM
text Commemoration held of 1966 Blockade of Napalm bombs shipped to Vietnam from Alviso, CA. by Gil Villagran, MSW
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
calendar May Day | Primero de Mayo | International Workers Day 480_flyer_-_may_day_-_sj_-_20160501_v2s.jpg by Coalición Primero de Mayo
Gather for pre-march rally at: Target shopping center, Story and King Roads, San Jose 95122 Post-march rally at: San Jose City Hall, Santa Clara and 5th Streets, San Jose 95112...
Event Date: Sun May 1, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:54AM
image Water rates will increase to pay for Delta Tunnels 480_groundwater_recharge_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Delta Tunnels Plan is based on the absurd concept that diverting more water from the Sacramento River will restore the Delta, the largest estuary on the West Coast of the Americas. Yet I’m not aware of one example in U.S. or world history where diverting more water from a river or estuary has ever restored the ecosystem of that river or estuary. Photo: Groundwater recharge pond near the Santa Clara Valley Water District's Offices in San Jose. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:27PM
text San José is in a housing crisis and needs your help!!! by Lynda Carson
On April 19, San Jose City Council will VOTE on changes to the current San Jose Apartment Rent Ordinance (ARO). This vote comes after more than a year of renters and community groups calling for meaningful protections to renters (See the Silicon Valley Renters' Rights Coalition position HERE) that has resulted in a research study, preliminary recommendations and community input. You can help by sending emails to the Mayor & City Councilmembers in support of strong renter protections!!!...
Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:33AM