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Court Document & Video: Berkeley Students Sue BUSD for Racially Targeted Interrogations
On Wednesday, November 16, 2016 immigrant students and their families in Berkeley, California filed a lawsuit against the Berkeley Unified School District for racially targeting them with intrusive and intimidating interrogations during the school administration's witch hunt against their teacher Yvette Felarca, whose anti-fascist activism on her own time was deemed a "personnel matter", subject to disciplinary action. Read the students' lawsuit, and watch the video of the press conference...
Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:11AM
Help Open Uhuru Jiko Community Kitchen in Oakland, CA #GivingTuesday
The African People’s Education and Defense Fund Joins #GivingTuesday to Raise Funds to Open Uhuru Jiko Community Kitchen in Oakland, CA...
Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:21AM
Latinx Worker Coop Coffee Shop in Oakland Seeking Support
Hasta Muerte Coffee is the collective vision of a few Latinx homies to open up a coffee shop where vibrant community, good coffee and social justice work meet in the Fruitvale neighborhood. We are calling out for support in the final days of a KICKSTARTER campaign to make our vision a reality! Watch our 3 min video below....
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:01PM
HUFFing and Puffing: A Warm Wind from Berkeley
I recently forwarded an article that contrasted principles and policies elsewhere with those of Santa Cruz authorities--which I caustically denounced in an accompanying "Notes from Norse". I believe these Notes are a useful update to some of the brutal practices ongoing in Santa Cruz and so pass them on for readers....
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:56AM
Berkeley Homeless Ask for Community Support
Please donate a few smackeroos to help the homeless fight for themselves and their rights....
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:16PM
Demand CitiBank Stop Funding the DAPL
Oscar Grant Plaza 14th & Broadway, Oakland...
Event Date: Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:00AM
Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:48PM
National Lawyers Guild Confronts Oakland Police Brutality During Early Anti-Trump Protests (audio)
Within hours of the announcement that Trump would be the next president of the United States, protests erupted in Oakland and cities across the country. The first wave of demonstrations in Oakland occurred daily for nearly a week. During that time, Oakland police reverted to historical bad practices in their attempts to quell the protests. The San Francisco chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) held a press conference on November 21 to publicly address the dangerous actions and physi...
Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:10PM
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Wildlife Habitat From Off-road Vehicle Park Expansion
SACRAMENTO, Calif., November 23, 2016 — A coalition of environmental and community groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the proposed expansion of an off-road vehicle park in Livermore into a key wildlife corridor and biodiversity hotspot known as Tesla Park. Approved by the Department of Parks and Recreation Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission Oct. 26, the expansion of the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area into Tesla would nearly triple its size to 4,675 acres and put t...
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:58PM
Contra Costa Citizens For Eucalyptus Trees at Demonstration in Defense of East Bay Forests
On Sunday, October 30, 2016 the newly founded Contra Costa Citizens FOR Eucalyptus Trees joined the protest of the Coalition to Defend East Bay Forests outside of the annual meeting of the Claremont Canyon Conservancy, an organization that promotes the deforestation of the East Bay Hills. The following is the statement they distributed. For more information about the issue see https://defendeastbayforests.wordpress.com/...
Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:33AM
University of California must protect civil rights in the face of Trump’s persecution of Muslims, Arabs, and Palestine activists
November 21, 2016 - As Trump’s campaign promises become reality, the University of California (UC) Regents’ so-called “Intolerance Principles” put vulnerable students at risk for increased attacks, warned Palestine Legal and other civil rights organizations in a letter, sent today, to UC President Napolitano and the Board of Regents....
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:27PM
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal National Day of Action
Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland, CA...
Event Date: Fri Dec 9, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:45PM
NLG Calls Out Oakland Police Department for Brutal Treatment of Protesters
National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area (NLGSF) Chapter Calls Out Oakland Police Department for Brutal Treatment of Protesters...
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:05AM
Berkeley Homeless Advocacy Group Demands Cessation of Brutal Harassment - Real Solutions
First They Came for the Homeless has been and continues to make visible the face of homelessness in Berkeley. They demand the one thing that everyone needs - a place to call their own....
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:04AM
Timeline of BART Police killings, in-custody deaths, and militarization, 1990 - present
This timeline mapping Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police violence and militarization was collectively generated as part of a larger ongoing convivial research effort to expose low intensity war across the Bay Area and state. The timeline was produced through a collaboration between the Center for Convivial Research and Autonomy (CCRA) and Carville Annex Press as part of the struggle for Justice for James "Nate" Greer....
Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:37PM
Update on Oakland Anti-Trump Protest Arrests and Support Work
A lot of you have inquired about people who were arrested on the nights of demonstrations against the Trump presidency in Oakland. We wanted to do the best we could to give this update!...
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:25PM
Fuck Trump: Protesters Defy More Aggressive Police, Take Freeway on Day Two (photos/video)
On November 10 — the second full night after Trump was selected to be the next US president by the 18% of Americans who voted for him — rowdy and defiant protests continued in Oakland. Again, hundreds of police turned out, but this time the cops were noticeably more aggressive after having lost control of the city the night before....
Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:50PM
Non Profit Seeks Vehicle Donation
The Inter Council For Mothers of Murdered Children is seeking Vehicle Donation!...
Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:10AM
Occupy 2.0: Resistance and Transformation in the Age of Trump
Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre. If inaccessible, Kaiser Park (19th St btwn Telegraph & San Pablo). If raining, the OMNI....
Event Date: Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:40PM
Hundreds of Oakland High Schoolers Walk Out of Class to Protest Trump
Nearly a thousand Oakland high school students walked out of class Monday morning in further protest of Donald Trump’s election and the ideologies on which he ran his campaign platform....
Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:42PM
A Trump administration will probably be hostile to affordable housing programs
Tens of thousands of low-income households in the Bay Area, including veterans, the chronically ill, elderly and disabled, are being placed at risk of homelessness if the Republicans have it their way, now that they are gaining full control of the House and Senate, including the White House!...
Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:28PM