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More than 6,000 CA Public Service Workers Vote to Unite with AFSCME in Landslide Victory
Walnut Creek, Calif. – Six thousand public service workers represented by Public Employees Union (PEU), Local 1 voted Monday to unite with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)—one of the nation’s largest public service worker unions. Nearly two-thirds voted in favor of the affiliation, which will give public workers across eight Northern California counties a stronger voice to improve the vital services they provide their communities every day....
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:36PM
What was behind the suspension of a UC Berkeley Course on Palestine?
A look at the AMCHA Initiative....
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:35PM
Beyond Occupy - Five Years Hence
Oscar Grant Plaza 1 Frank H Ogawa Plz, Oakland...
Event Date: Sat Oct 8, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:59AM
From Oakland to Stockton: Mobilizing Against Police Terror from the Bay to the Valley
Qilombo Community Center, 2313 San Pablo, Oakland, CA...
Event Date: Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:53PM
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
Oakland Approves Petition to Recall Mayor Schaaf
Now that the City of Oakland has approved a petition to recall Mayor Libby Schaaf, activists are hitting the streets to talk with residents and to collect signatures for their campaign....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:11PM
The Surreality of the Actual
Ever since the 60s and 70s, there has been a plan to drive out of town the entire community of activists, along with the black and brown communities, and turn Berkeley into a normal town again. It has gone as far as it has in part because too many people never thought that there was a plan. This article is just a kind of mirror on that....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:30PM
Solidarity with the Charlotte Rebellion!
Latham Square Plaza 300 Frank H Ogawa Plz, Oakland...
Event Date: Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:01PM
Not One More Dollar for Privatizer Beller And His Caliber High School Operation In WCCSD
Peloton Hedge Fund Bankrupt Operator Ron Beller and his wife Jennifer Moses were rejected for taking over the 8 acre Adams Middle School in Richmond for $60,000 for a privately run Caliber charter school. Now he is trying to get the school district to vote to support a Caliber Charter Highschool. This would likely lead to the shutdown of Richmond High and other WCCSD high schools....
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:39PM
Benecia, California Votes Unanimously to Deny Crude by Rail Facility
Benecia, CA, September 21, 2016 -- Late yesterday evening, Benecia, CA voted unanimously to deny Valero’s proposed crude by rail facility in the city. The now rejected facility would have brought two trains of 50 oil tankers carrying 3 million gallons of volatile Bakken and tar sands crude into the city every day. This decision follows years of organized opposition to the facility....
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:50PM
Bay Area police re-victimize teenager in cop sexual abuse scandal
The Richmond Police Department sent Celeste Guap to a rehabilitation center in Florida. This department has officers involved in the wide-scale predatory policing scandal. Suspiciously, after being at the center for only three days, the victim has been charged with assault and battery and was held in the Martin County jail under $300,000 bail....
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:04AM
Richmond Mayor accepted CAA contributions before he voted no on eviction moratorium
Before Mayor Tom Butt voted no to block the proposed urgency moratorium on evictions and rent increases the mayor failed to disclose to the residents at the September 13, City Council meeting that he has been accepting political contributions from the California Apartment Association (CAA)!...
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:03AM
No DAPL Call for Support! Help Luta today!
September 19, 2016 - Wichapiluta Candaleria or Luta, Rumsen Ohlone & Mescalero Apache, activist, musical artist, and current Vice-Chair of Sacred Sites Protection and Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSPRIT), has defended several Sacred Sites in the Bay Area known as Ohlone Shellmounds. Luta was recently targeted by police while he was offering his support at the Standing Rock encampment/NO DAPL. Luta was singled out as he was standing in a group leading a spiritual song. Luta was arrested and ch...
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:19PM
Tip of the Iceberg: East Bay Cops Charged with Sex Crimes and Corruption
Being that so much dirt on Oakland police has been exposed in recent months, it became untenable for Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley to do nothing, as she normally would do when presented with evidence of OPD crimes, as she does every time police kill an unarmed person. On September 9, O'Malley announced that she would criminally charge seven East Bay cops for the sexual exploitation of a teenager and related corruption, once the victim and key witness was released from a Flo...
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:34PM
Outsourcing & Privatization Of UCB With AFSCME 3299 UCB Gardener Hank Chapot
UCB AFSCME 3299 gardener Hank Chapot talks about the outsourcing and privatization of the university threatening the health and safety, the students, staff and public...
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:25PM
UC Berkeley Reinstates Course on Palestine
September 19, 2016 - University of California Berkeley (Cal) reinstated a student-led course on Palestine this morning following an outcry over its arbitrary suspension last week. The suspension, taken in apparent response to pressure from Israel advocacy groups, was widely condemned -- by students, professors, and observers -- as a violation of academic freedom, shocking, and unjustifiable....
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:17PM
Calling out the CHP for Hit and Run Murder!
CHP Headquarters: 3601 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609...
Event Date: Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:57AM
The CAA plans to run attack ads against renter protection ballot measures
The political ads highlight the problems of big money trying to hijack renter protections, and influencing the outcome of ballot measures offering the public an opportunity to vote against a corrupt system that allows greedy landlords and slumlords to engage in price gouging, and the eviction-for-profit system!...
Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:21AM
UC Berkeley Suspends 'Palestine' Course
September 16 - Palestine Legal wrote the University of California Berkeley today (see PDF) to challenge the school’s suspension of a student-led course, Ethnic Studies 198: Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis, after dozens of Israel advocacy groups and Israeli government officials complained. The course’s student-facilitator, Paul Hadweh, a senior Peace and Conflicts Studies major, learned from media reports that his class was cancelled a week after the course started....
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:53PM
National Renters’ Day of Action on September 22
On September 22, according to Causa Justa/Just Cause, in Oakland there will be a rally & banner drop in Oakland at 14th & Broadway at 12:00 PM to amplify #RenterPower and to lift up our fights against evictions, rising cost of rents and displacement!...
Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:27PM