text We Have a Right to Exist by First They Came for the Homeless & JP Massar
URGENT!! PLEASE call Berkeley city mgr 510.981.7000,
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:19AM
image People's Block Party Supplants Oakland Police Copaganda Effort, Saves Home 480_peoplesblockparty-oakland_20161018_001_1.jpg by Dave Id
Word got out that the Oakland police department had intentions to do neighborhood outreach in West Oakland on October 18. Knowing that OPD holds public relations events such as these to whitewash their earned reputation as racist, violent, and corrupt, the Anti Police-Terror Project set out to prevent OPD from exploiting local residents for a propagandistic photo op. As a bonus, a man's home was saved from being confiscated by the police....
Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:37PM
text If You're Afraid of Trees, Don't Live In a Forest by Isis Feral
October 20, 2016 is the 25th anniversary of the Oakland Hills Fire. As we commemorate the lives and homes lost, a fight rages over the future of forests in the East Bay hills. (Originally published in Slingshot Issue #122, Fall 2016,
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:03PM
text Termination of Street Spirit newspaper threatens the homeless by Lynda Carson
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
text 10/19/16 Yvette Felarca Defense at Berkeley School Board by First Generation American
The 10/19/16 Berkeley School Board meeting is at Yvette Felarca speaks at 55 minutes in tears. Felarca is a member of the Executive Board of the Berkeley Federation of Teachers. It is now 4 weeks since she was suspended. The attack on students by the Berkeley School District is described by Yvette. All immigrant students are being pulled out of class and being questioned about their country of origin in "progressive" Berkeley by the Democrats r...
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:26AM
text Oakland City Council Cmte to Consider Censure of Council President Thursday, 10:45 AM by Godot
Censure of President of the Council Lynette Gibson-McElhaney. Is she now is serious trouble in her re-election campaign, with the election in just less than three weeks?...
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:16PM
image KPFA Solidarity With Amy Goodman & Journalists At Standing Rock Sioux Tribe In N. Dakota 480_north_dakota_dog-attack__1__1.jpg by Labor Video Project
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
text Renter protections on the ballot in November to look for by Lynda Carson
As recent as Thursday October 13, tenant activists around the Bay Area joined together outside the Hayward regional office of the California Apartment Association (CAA) to protest against the lies and deceit of the CAA being used to fight against renter protection ballot measures in the cities of Richmond, Alameda, San Mateo, Burlingame, and Mountain View. The activists also filed a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission against the CAA!...
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:01PM
text Winter is Coming - Stop Persecuting the Homeless! by Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission
Stop the evictions and the dispersal orders! Stop the confiscation of meager belongings!...
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:10AM
calendar Rally/Action To Support Amy Goodman and other courageous journalists At Standing Rock 480_north_dakota_dogs_1.jpg by KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio
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
calendar Return Anti-Fascist Teacher Yvette Felarca to Her Classroom! Stop Student Interrogations! by community
Martin Luther King Jr Middle School, 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, California...
Event Date: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:00AM
Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:13AM
calendar Harvesting the Fruits of the Black Panther Party's Free Breakfast Program 480_october_2016_harvesing_the_fruits_flier_-_half_page_1.jpg by Phat Beets Produce
970 Grace Ave, Oakland, CA (In front of Destiny Arts Center in North Oakland)...
Event Date: Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:46AM
text First They Came for the Homeless is Making the Wait for Affordable Housing Better for All by Mike Zint, Mike Wilson, Paul Kealoha Blake
The best solution to growing homelessness is to increase the availability of decent housing for people who, for many tragically-real reasons, are locked out of the housing market. While waiting for truly affordable units to become available, First They Came for the Homeless is modeling an expedient solution to the housing crisis that respects the concerns of housed communities and that, we believe, deserves their respect in return....
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:15AM
video Oakland's Police Commission is needed as a step to reform (video/mp4 39.6mb) by Larry C. White
Vote Yes on LL for fair and just policing. We need accountability that only structural change can bring. Measure LL will be that change, establishing an independent Police Commission led by Oakland residents to oversee the department....
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:00PM
text Indigenous People's Day: Zachary Runningwolf's statement from Santa Rita Jail by Runningwolf For Mayor
Berkeley Mayoral candidate Zachary Runningwolf has been held in jail for nearly a month on minor misdemeanor charges, making him unable to participate in the mayoral electoral process in the City of Berkeley. He has been on hunger strike for nearly two weeks now. The following is his statement for Indigenous People's Day, brought to us from Santa Rita Jail....
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:07PM
text Veterans for Peace thank Colin Kaepernick by Veterans for Peace, East Bay Chapter 162
Veterans for Peace thank Colin Kaepernick...
Posted: Sat Oct 8, 2016 5:09PM
image Recent History of Assaults on Universities Regarding Academic Freedom, the Right of Free Speech and Dissent 480_tammi-rossman-benjamin_uc_santa_cruz_police_students_for_justice_in_palestine_1_1.jpg by via California Scholars for Academic Freedom
October 5, 2016 - CALIFORNIA SCHOLARS FOR ACADEMIC FREEDOM (CS4AF), a group of over 200 scholars at twenty California institutions of higher learning, urge a renewed and strong support by university administrators for academic freedom and the right to free speech and dissent in light of an alarming recent history of assaults on academic freedom....
Posted: Sat Oct 8, 2016 1:45AM
video Interview with Gilda Baker - CHP murdered her son, Diallo Neal (video/mp4 18.5mb) by Antoinette Gaggero
Diallo Neal was killed by CHP hit and run in 2005. Five years passed before his mother, Gilda Baker, began to put together the pieces of her son's death. Evidence, including eye-witness statements led Ms. Baker to question the police narratives. When she discovered the private investigators report, she became certain CHP was responsible for her son's Death. Gilda Baker demands justice for her son!! #Justice4DialloNeal Please watch and share....
Posted: Thu Oct 6, 2016 9:12PM
image Oakland High Schoolers Join Kaepernick in National Anthem Protest 480_oakland-kaepernick-620x624_1.jpg by Tulio Ospina, Oakland Post
As dozens of athletes across the country are joining 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his national anthem protest, one group of young protestors has grabbed the nation’s attention....
Posted: Wed Oct 5, 2016 8:55PM
calendar Walking Tour: Occupy Oakland - Five Years Hence by Occupy Oakland
Oscar Grant Plaza, on the steps up to the Plaza area at 14th & Broadway...
Event Date: Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Wed Oct 5, 2016 11:03AM