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imageFour Days After Protest at Palantir's HQ, Giant Data Company Renews Contract with ICE
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by Emergency Mass Mobilization To Respond
On August 16, demonstrators blocked the entrance to Palantir’s cafeteria saying the data-mining company's technology enables unethical policies, including the separation of migrant families. They called on the Palo Alto headquartered company to drop all its contracts with ICE. Four days later Palantir announced that ICE contracts had been renewed for the next three years. Activists condemned the renewal of the contract and called on all those that denounce and rebuke Palantir’s escalation to ...
Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:21PM
calendarEmergency Palantir Mass Mobilization--#StopICEterror
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by Coaltion to Close the Concentration Camps
100 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1616, United States (Palantir Headquarters)...
Event Date: Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:00PM
Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:43AM
calendar#DisarmICE Rally: Palantir, Drop the ICE Contracts! Protest in Palo Alto
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by Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps
DOWNTOWN PALO ALTO: 542 High St. between University and Hamilton...
Event Date: Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:10PM
imageWalmart Tech Workers In San Bruno Rally & Protest Gun Violence & Massacre
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by Labor Video Project
Dozens of Walmart tech workers walked out to protest the continued sale of guns by WalMart and the massacre in El Paso at the WalMart by a white nationalist racist....
Posted: Wed Aug 7, 2019 8:57PM
imageList of Northern California Restaurants with Shark Fins on the Menu
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by Ban Shark Fin Sales!
As Shark Week continues, restaurants across the nation are contributing to the rapid decline in shark species by serving up soup made from shark fins, despite bans in 12 states and counting. According to an online database maintained by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), nearly 200 restaurants across the country continue to offer shark fin products, including shark fin soup, a traditionally expensive East Asian dish associated with banquets and celebrations. Dozens of these restaurants are v...
Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:02PM
imageDay 6 of Daily Vigil for Compassion at Our Borders
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by To the Streets!
On July 26 concerned citizens protested at lunch time at the busy intersection of Page Mill and El Camino Real in Palo Alto pleading for compassion at the southern border. No Kids in Cages! Photos by Jack Owicki, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:09AM
imageProtesters Target Palantir for Profiting from ICE Contracts
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by Ruth Robertson
July 12 was a national day of action to call for the protection of immigrants from ICE raids. In Palo Alto, demonstrators marched on Palantir Technologies' headquarters, saying the data mining company is helping the Trump administration separate families. Palantir sells software that assists the government in tracking and finding people to arrest and deport. Please credit the photographer: Jack Owicki, Pro Bono Photo....
Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:52AM
imageNew Northern California Police Accountability Project Seeking Support
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by Police Files
We need a centralized archive for information on law enforcement violence and corruption across Northern California, but no such resource currently exists. With your help, we can have a working version within a matter of months. Share this and donate to make it happen!...
Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:26PM
imageProtest of Planned Federal Immigration Roundups Draws Hundreds to Redwood City
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by Ruth Robertson
President Donald Trump has threatened mass deportation roundups, starting today. On Friday July 12, in Redwood City, California, demonstrators said it was important to protest the administration's crackdown. Photos by Charlie Moehle, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:14AM
imageMountain View Vigil Protests Immigration Camps
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by Text: R.R. Photos: Teri Vershel
On June 30, 2018 in Mountain View 2,000 people demonstrated to send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together! They demanded an end to cruel and unjustified treatment of immigrant children and their families. A year later, on July 12, 2019, members of Together We Will once again called upon the people to gather on the streets, for the situation has not improved. Quite the opposite, it has only become more dire. Photos by Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Ph...
Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:11AM
imageIn Palo Alto, 300 Demonstrators Protest Detention Camps
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by Text: RR Photos: Jack Owicki, Pro Bono Photo
On July 2, tens of thousands of people attended over 175 protests across the US to call on the Trump administration to close detention camps where migrants are being held under horrific conditions. Palo Alto, California, the site of one such protest, is the location of grassroots effort Caravan to Clint, a group that goes on trips to a children's detention facility outside El Paso....
Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 3:44AM
videoSingalong at Close the Camps Rally in Palo Alto (video/quicktime 36.0MB) by Raging Grannies
To the tune of Saints Come Marchin' In called "When Mr. Trump Shuts His Big Mouth". 19 second video....
Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2019 4:33AM
imageICE raids targeting migrant families slated to start Sunday in major U.S. cities
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by Chinga la migra
ICE will raid family homes across the country on Sunday, June 23rd. If you witness a raid in progress or other ICE movements, document what you see. Call a legal support hotline immediately....
Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:17PM
image90,000 Comments Submitted Opposing Plan for New Drilling and Fracking on Public Lands
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by Los Padres ForestWatch
Monday, June 10 marked the end of the second and final public comment period on the Trump administration’s plan to open more than 1 million acres of public land and mineral estate across the central coast region to new oil drilling and fracking. The 45 day period, which opened with the release of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, a study of the impacts that fracking would have on in the lease plan area, was the shortest allowed by the Nat...
Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:55PM
imageIn Palo Alto: Masks, Black Clothing, White Flowers in Solidarity with Hong Kong Protesters
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by R. Robertson
Hundreds of local supporters of Hong Kong's recent protests against an extradition law wore black in solidarity at a rally held in Palo Alto. Many wore masks. In addition, rally organizers asked people to bring white flowers to commemorate the death of a man consider to be a martyr in the cause, a 35 year old who committed suicide at the site of a Hong Kong protest....
Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:22AM
imageSign Our Petition to Stop Oil Drilling on Mt. Diablo and Everywhere
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by Sunflower Alliance
The federal Bureau of Land Management’s recently released “Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment and Final Environmental Impact Statement for Oil and Gas Leasing and Development” would open up public lands to oil and gas development in eleven California counties—Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Stanislaus. Approximately 725,000 acres on the Central Coast and in the Bay Area would be made available for new l...
Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 10:00AM
textFisheries Meeting Aims to Ensure Enough West Coast Salmon for Starving Orcas by Center for Biological Diversity
Lawsuit Prompts Consultation to Save Southern Resident Killer Whales...
Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:12PM
imageAbortion Bans Spur Prompt Dissent in Palo Alto
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by Text: Raging Grannies Photos: Teri Vershel
On May 21, demonstrators rushed to a rapid response action for women's right to abortion at a traditional spot for protest near Stanford University and Palo Alto High School. Despite decades of free speech rallies at the location, a nearby business owner chose the occasion to object to protesters placing placards in a way that touched their property wall. The Raging Grannies respond. Photos by Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 11:22PM
imageTrump Finalizes Plan to Open 725,500 Acres of California's Central Coast to Drilling, Fracking
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by Center for Biological Diversity
MARINA, Calif., May 9, 2019 — The Trump administration today finalized a plan to open 725,500 acres of public lands and mineral estate across California’s Central Coast and the Bay Area to new oil and gas drilling. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plan is an increase of nearly 327,000 acres from the draft proposal prepared under the Obama administration....
Posted: Thu May 9, 2019 10:51AM
imageAnti-Fur Activists Stage Bloody Fashion Show Outside Palo Alto Neiman Marcus
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by DxE
Activists call on the retailer to drop fur, support the California fur ban...
Posted: Sat May 4, 2019 3:04PM