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imageAssembling for Equity on the Fourth of July
by Independence Day has Not Arrived
In late June the call went out to assemble in San Francisco for equity on the fourth of July, traditionally known as Independence Day. People said that America’s Independence Day will have no value for them without significant social and economic changes. Some expressed it by saying "Independence Day has not arrived."...
Posted: Sun Jul 5, 2020 5:31AM
imageMounting Pressure on Oakland City Council to Cut OPD Budget by $150 Million or Face Electoral Challenges in November
In Early Victory for Community, Police Commission Recommends Defunding OPD, Disbanding Internal Affairs, and Replacing Police with Civilian First-Responders...
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:14AM
imageVictory for the People of Oakland: OPD Restraining Order Restricts Teargas, Flashbangs & Projectiles
Judge issues Temporary Restraining Order against Oakland Police Department: A Victory for Oakland, A Victory for All...
Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:26PM
imageCivil Rights Class Action Filed in Reponse to Oakland Police Abuses of George Floyd Protesters
"It was so heartening to see so many young Black people expressing their outrage and wanting to be part of the change, and they were attacked by our police department, that tells them 'don't come out here, because we will make your life hard, we will hurt you if you organize, we will hurt you if you say that there is anything wrong with society.'" — Walter Riley...
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:21PM
imageDefund OPD: Action Alert
Today in the early morning, a broad coalition of organizations — including APTP — held a series of coordinated actions to “wake-up” City Councilmembers at their homes and demand they #DefundOPD and #DefendBlackLife....
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:03PM
audioChris Krohn & Drew Glover - Interview - May 29, 2020 (audio/mpeg 95.7MB) by John Malkin
Interview with former Santa Cruz City Council members Chris Krohn and Drew Glover, recently recalled in March, 2020....
Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:44PM
calendarGive Trump a Birthday to Remember!
by Refuse Fascism Bay Area
Powell & Market, San Francisco...
Event Date: Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:00PM
Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:26PM
textBudget Time: Transfer Police Budget to Services for the Workingclass by Name of the Game Is Money
On June 7, 2020, around 3 p.m., a march of a few thousand young people was seen on Bay Street, coming from the Marina, turning onto Columbus and filled the entire length of Columbus to Stockton, where it turned for a block to Vallejo, the heart of the working class Chinese immigrant community, where they stood and chanted "Black Lives Matter" outside a police station....
Posted: Sun Jun 7, 2020 5:38PM
textOakland Community Demands In Advance of Curfew Action by APTP
A broad coalition of Oakland community organizations issued the following demands to Oakland and Alameda County public officials in advance of the mass civil disobedience action planned tonight at 8:05 pm in defiance of the curfew....
Posted: Wed Jun 3, 2020 6:03PM
imageCurfews, martial law and the Pentagon’s civil unrest response
by Lynda Carson
George Floyd Protest Against Police Brutality And Killer Cops!...
Posted: Tue Jun 2, 2020 6:43PM
documentBecause of police brutality protests curfew for Alameda County starts at 8:00p.m.
by Lynda Carson
Emergency Alert: Today, Monday, June 1, 2020, the Alameda County Sheriff has issued a Curfew Order for the entire County beginning tonight at 8:00p.m. The curfew order requires all non-exempted persons in the County to remain indoors between the hours of 8:00p.m. and 5:00a.m....
Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2020 7:59PM
imageCity of San Jose Response to Protests
by Curfew and Court Closed
Santa Clara County Superior Court is closed today and may continue to remain closed. The city of San Jose enacted a citywide curfew from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. that went into effect on Sunday night and will be in place for seven days unless otherwise amended....
Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2020 11:36AM
imageAquAlliance files lawsuit against water transfers from Sacramento River watershed
by Dan Bacher
The lawsuit states, “These water transfers would drain both surface and groundwater resources from the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River watersheds, imposing significant and irreversible threats to the people and sensitive species that rely on these water resources and associated aquatic and riparian habitats.”...
Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 5:46PM
imageShould "Slavery in California" be considered in CA Reparations Bill AB 3121
by Michael Harris
Slavery in California, a hidden secret by design, may be included in the consideration for AB 3121, the trade in human cargo is known to have source documents that predate the year 1450 Spain, Portugal, Danish governments and countless other vessels are raiding the vast African coastal villages for the express purpose of trade in human cargo for economic exploitation....
Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 3:04PM
imageDelta Tunnel Forges Ahead in Pandemic: Agreement in Principal Reached for SWP Contract Amendment
by Dan Bacher
It is very clear that the Department of Water Resources and water contractors don’t really care what the public and the people most impacted by the Delta Tunnel think, based on their obsession with pushing the tunnel project through at this time....
Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 9:28AM
imageFederal Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump's Increased Water Exports Plan
by Dan Bacher
In a statement, Mike Conroy, executive director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA), said, “This is a big victory for west coast salmon fishing families and the communities which are dependent upon healthy salmon stocks throughout the State.”...
Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 3:05PM
imageTrump's wild rant about his lawn and California water transcribed (and translated)
by Dan Bacher
Here is my transcript of what Trump said: “I had a house in Los Angeles — you couldn’t have sold it. You know why I’m selling it? Because Secret Service says you can’t come here anymore. I said I might as well sell it. I had a house and you couldn’t, couldn’t have water and you couldn’t water your grass. They said, oh, you’re not allowed to water your grass. And then you look at this massive turn, they had a turn, it takes a day to turn it, like a big faucet. And they turn it. And It v...
Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 10:20AM
imageNew California oil permits rose 7.8% in 2020's first quarter as oil prices plunged
by Dan Bacher
From January 1 to March 31, 2020, the same time that the Newsom Administration approved 1,623 new permits, the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the largest and most powerful corporate lobby in California, spent $1,089,702 lobbying state officials during the period. Chevron spent even more: $1,638,497 in the fifth quarter of the 2019-20 legislation session to influence legislators, the Governor’s Office and other state officials. The two oil industry giants combined to spend ...
Posted: Sat May 9, 2020 2:38PM
imageWestern States Petroleum Association, Chevron spent $2.7 million lobbying in first quarter
by Dan Bacher
The two oil industry giants combined to spend a total of $2,728,199 lobbying in the session’s fifth quarter....
Posted: Mon May 4, 2020 2:23PM
imageState Water Contractors sue California over incidental take permit for endangered fish
by Dan Bacher
"We note that with the filing of this latest lawsuit, the State Water Contractors have joined Westlands Water district and the Metropolitan Water District in pronouncing the voluntary agreement process dead,” said John McManus, President of the Golden State Salmon Association (GSSA)....
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:22PM