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Santa Clara County workers vote to ratify contract - by via SEIU 521
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22 – Santa Clara’s largest labor force has voted to approve a four-year contract that lays the groundwork for recovery of public services which had faced substantial recessionary cuts in years past.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:55PM
Jerry Brown gushes about "fighting climate change" at Vatican as he fracks California - by Dan Bacher
"We urge Pope Francis to send a clear message to Brown and other elected officials that fracking—in California, in Europe, or elsewhere—has no place in his vision for a greener planet," said Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Europe. Photo: Governor Brown delivers remarks at Vatican climate change symposium. Photo courtesy of Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:34PM
Arrests in Martinez as Californians demonstrate against oil trains - by R. Robertson
Police arrested four Bay Area protesters after they suspended themselves from the Benicia-Martinez railroad bridge to hang a banner protesting oil trains. Photos here are of the protest in San Jose, California. Both protests were part of a week of action against oil trains.
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:22PM
Amah Mutsun's Response to Catholic Church's Encyclical on the Environment - by via Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
On July 1, Valentin Lopez, Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, sent a letter to Pope Francis in response to the Catholic Church's Encyclical on the environment. While the Amah Mutsun are supportive of the Catholic Church's stance on the environment, the tribe continues to request that the Pope reverse his decision to canonize Junipero Serra in September. "Serra's mission system forever changed California ecosystems, replacing bear, deer, elk and native plants with mega herds of grass dev...
Posted: Thu Jul 9, 2015 11:58AM
Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Prayer Ceremony Opposing the Canonization of Junipero Serra - by
California State Parks "grass quad" in front of the church at San Juan Bautista Mission. Mission San Juan Bautista 406 Second Street, San Juan Bautista
Event Date:Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:00AM
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2015 3:55PM
Deal reached, Santa Clara County workers call off strike - by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Hours before thousands of Santa Clara County workers were scheduled to walk off the job Tuesday, contract talks between Service Employees International Union Local 521 and the county produced a tentative agreement, and union leaders called off the 6 a.m. strike.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 9:14AM
The U.S. Social Forum Puts San José on the Map of Social Change - by Sharat G. Lin
Another World is Possible! The United States Social Forum 2015 was held in San José at the end of June. A thousand activists from hundreds of organizations worked on strategies for necessary alternatives and system change.
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:03PM
Santa Clara County Workers Set Date to Strike: June 30 - by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Members of Santa Clara County’s largest union workforce have overwhelmingly voted to go on an unfair practice strike on June 30. Service Employees International Union Local 521 members and community leaders addressed the reasons for the strike at a press conference today held at county headquarters. Workers voted to hold an “open-ended” strike with no end date.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:50PM
Farm worker champion Sal Alvarez: A life grounded in faith and service - by via UFW
The farm worker movement mourns the passing on June 7, 2015, of Rev. Deacon Sal Alvarez, who played a key role with Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in the farm worker movement and on behalf of many other worthy causes over seven decades. Sal was motivated by deep faith in a movement grounded in the Catholic Church’s social justice teachings and dedication to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Photo: Rev. Deacon Sal Alvarez leading a procession into mass during the UFW’s 50th anniversary convention in...
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:43PM
CSU Teaching Staff in a "Race To The Bottom: Losing Ground and Losing Faith" - by California Faculty Association
Both the quantitative and the qualitative data reveal a significant economic precariousness in the lives of many CSU faculty. From these responses (and from the salary data provided in our first paper), it is undeniable that significant numbers of faculty teaching in the CSU today are among California’s “working poor.” Many others are financially hanging on by a thread through a variety of means...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:40AM
Tech Commute Shut Down at MacArthur BART! - by Invisible Committee
In the the middle of April, 2015, a post went up on indybay.org for an early morning action to block the tech buses at the MacArthur BART station. The date of action was set for May 1st, or International Workers Day. This holiday commemorates the execution of several Chicago anarchists in 1886. These men fought for the eight-hour day, a meager goal that would allow workers to have a little time for themselves. For their efforts, the state sentenced these anarchists to death.
Posted: Fri May 1, 2015 3:55PM
Community Safety Tent at Cinco de Mayo festival in San Jose - by Annie Paradise
Roosevelt Park between 17th and 20th on Santa Clara Street, San Jose
Event Date:Sun May 3, 2015 1:00PM
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:54PM
Dia Internacional de Trabajadores: San Jose May Day March - by
2:00 pm Programa en la Story/King Road (la plaza de Target) 3:00 pm Nos juntamos para la marcha 4:00 pm Marcha 5:45 Mitin en la municipalidad (City Hall) de San Jose
Event Date:Fri May 1, 2015 2:00PM
Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:59PM
San Jose May Day March: International Workers Day - by
2:00 pm Rally at Story and King, Corner of Target Plaza 3:00 pm Gather for March 4:00 pm March begins 5:45 Closing Rally at San Jose City Hall
Event Date:Fri May 1, 2015 2:00PM
Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:55PM
May Day #SHUTITDOWN! - by May Day #SHUTITDOWN
The Bay Area
Event Date:Fri May 1, 2015 5:30AM
Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:51AM
Where to protest foie gras in the Bay Area - by foa
The fuckers listed below had extremely cruel and inhumane foie gras on their menus within days of a rotten federal judge overturning California law banning the forced-fed duck and goose meat. At least one of the restaurants never stopped serving foie gras, even with the ban in place.
Posted: Sat Mar 7, 2015 8:08PM
Amah Mutsun Letter to Pope Francis Regarding the Canonization of Junipero Serra - by via Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
On February 24, the Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band of Ohlone Indians, Valentin Lopez, wrote an open letter to Pope Francis, making him aware that the Amah Mutsun will rescind their request for a mass of reconciliation if Juniper Serra is named a Saint.
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 6:03PM
South Bay International Womyn's Day March & Festival - by
Somos Mayfair (East San Jose) 370 S. King Rd. San Jose, CA
Event Date:Sun Mar 8, 2015 2:00PM
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:54PM
Good Friday Set to Denounce Junipero Serra and Honor California Native Indians - by via AIM Southern California
Los Angeles, CA. February, 18, 2015 – on Friday April 3rd as most Catholics observe Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, California Native Nations, Native organizations, friends and supporters will be gathering for Prayer to denounce Pope Francis's decision to canonize Junipero Serra and to pay respects to those buried in mass graves at each of the 21 Missions. Location and time to be announced soon.
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:24PM
Family Files Five Hundred Million Dollar Federal Lawsuit Against San Jose State University - by Justice for Gregory
This morning, a family filed a five hundred million dollar federal lawsuit, pro per, against San Jose State University, San Jose State University Police Department, and Sigma Chi fraternity for conspiring to cover up the 2008 death of Gregory Johnson, Jr.
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:49PM