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America Was Never Great Demonstration and March Mission District
24th Street BART, San Francisco...
Event Date: Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 3:46PM
Trump nominates a moron to be the next HUD Secretary
Ben Carson is known as a far right wing-nut who is considered to be a moron by many as a direct result of his views and past statements!...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 4:24PM
Frivolous Spending at Sonoma State University
CSU is proposing a tuition increase, while schools seem to have more than enough money to spare. This is evident when visiting campuses. Sonoma State has recently built a million dollar music hall and is working on a new wine spectator building. So why does the CSU need to raise tuition?...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 3:31PM
Oakland officials are responsible for Ghost Ship warehouse fire
For years Oakland has only had around four building inspectors to deal with the thousands of code enforcement issues/ blighted issue complaints that occur on an annual basis in this city. Oakland needs more than four building inspectors to deal with all the code enforcement complaints in a city that has around 200,000 rental units!...
Posted: Sun Dec 4, 2016 1:42AM
Western States Petroleum Association: the biggest lobby group you’ve never heard of
While the mainstream and alternative media have published articles about aspects of WSPA’s enormous influence over politics in the West, they haven't looked at the overall strategy of how WSPA and Big Oil exert their power and influence. CDFW map of Southern California marine protected areas: There is no better example of regulatory capture in the state than the privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative. Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of the Western States Association...
Posted: Fri Dec 2, 2016 11:11AM
Sacramento City Council Puts Standing Rock Resolution on Consent Calendar
The resolution states: "The City of Sacramento stands in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s opposition to construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) across the Tribe’s ancestral lands, waters and sacred sites." Photo: Liljana Adams, a member of the United Auburn Indian Community, speaks before the Sacramento City Council on Tuesday, November 29, about her experience getting arrested in North Dakota while supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Thu Dec 1, 2016 4:21PM
SF Protest Against Trump on Inauguration Day: Fight Racism, Defend Immigrants!
UN Plaza, near Civic Center BART, on Market St. btwn 7th and 8th Sts....
Event Date: Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:06AM
New Report on an Old Story: Can Santa Cruz Learn from Yale Law School?
On reading the summary of the Yale Law School report documenting the Criminalization of the Homeless in Connecticut, I reacted with some thoughts about Santa Cruz. Both my thoughts and the news report summarizing the report I post below. Also included are links to the Executive Summary and the full report....
Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:41PM
This is Not Normal: Anti-Trump March in San Francisco
Downtown San Francisco. Gather at Justin Herman Plaza @2pm, and march along Market Street to Civic Center where there will be a stage for speeches, etc....
Event Date: Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:27PM
After Rain, Santa Cruz Police Eject Homeless Individuals Sleeping at City Hall and Make One Arrest
Santa Cruz police initiated a raid at City Hall on November 23 at 3:30 am, shortly after it stopped raining that evening, to clear from the area approximately two dozen individuals who had been sleeping and sheltering themselves from the weather under the eaves of the buildings in the complex. Officers issued citations to individuals, and made one arrest. City Hall property is closed to the public between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am. Many of those sleeping at City Hall were participating in t...
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:26PM
Kingdom of the Unjust - Medea Benjamin Speech - Nov. 12 2016 - Santa Cruz, California (audio/mpeg 45.4mb)
Speech by Codepink co-founder Medea Benjamin on her new book "Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection" with opening comments on the recent presidential "elections."...
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:33PM
Proposition that threatened Delta Tunnels defeated by a narrow margin
The results of the Proposition 53 vote are disappointing for those who care about salmon, the Delta and the public trust. However, there is no doubt that if an initiative solely requiring a public vote on the Delta Tunnels had been on the ballot, it would have been decisively approved by the voters. Unfortunately, Governor Jerry Brown and the California legislative "leadership," while falsely portraying themselves as "environmentalists," for several years have failed to support legislation...
Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:44PM
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
Trump appoints Big Oil think tank director to lead Interior transition team
“It’s beyond frightening that Trump would appoint a shill for Big Oil to plot the direction of a department that administers millions of acres of public lands that belong to all Americans,” said Randi Spivak, the Center for Biological Diversity's public lands director. “This is a clear signal that in a Trump administration it will be open season for corporations who want to frack, drill or mine our public resources, regardless of climate chaos, water pollution, species extinction and health i...
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:21AM
More Bucks for Busts, Slashing Social Services & Rain Rousts- Come to Freedom Sleepout #72
On the sidewalk outside City Hall as the City Council votes to cut back further its wretched services for the poor and those outside. 809 Center St. facing the main library. The protest runs from 4 PM Tuesday to 9 AM or so Wednesday. Rain possible. Bring umbrellas, tarps, and protective gear....
Event Date: Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:25AM
Post-Election Student Press Conference & Rally
In front of the MLK Jr. Library on 150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112...
Event Date: Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:30PM
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:10PM
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
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
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