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calendar America Was Never Great Demonstration and March Mission District 480_img_20161206_130441_1_1_1.jpg by Mission District Solidarity
24th Street BART, San Francisco...
Event Date: Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 3:46PM
text Trump nominates a moron to be the next HUD Secretary by Lynda Carson
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
text Frivolous Spending at Sonoma State University by Natalee Lewis
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
image Oakland officials are responsible for Ghost Ship warehouse fire 480_oakland-ghost-fire_1.jpg by Lynda Carson
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
image Western States Petroleum Association: the biggest lobby group you’ve never heard of 480_scmpas_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
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
image Sacramento City Council Puts Standing Rock Resolution on Consent Calendar 480_city_council_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
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
calendar SF Protest Against Trump on Inauguration Day: Fight Racism, Defend Immigrants! 480_dumptrumpgeneric_1.jpg by ANSWER Coalition
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
text New Report on an Old Story: Can Santa Cruz Learn from Yale Law School? by Yale Law School, Robert Norse
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
calendar This is Not Normal: Anti-Trump March in San Francisco 480_thisisnotnormal_1.jpg by Andrew Gregor
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
image After Rain, Santa Cruz Police Eject Homeless Individuals Sleeping at City Hall and Make One Arrest 480_freedom-sleepers-1_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
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
audio Kingdom of the Unjust - Medea Benjamin Speech - Nov. 12 2016 - Santa Cruz, California (audio/mpeg 45.4mb) by John Malkin
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
image Proposition that threatened Delta Tunnels defeated by a narrow margin donkeyhotey_jerry_brown.jpg by Dan Bacher
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
image National Lawyers Guild Confronts Oakland Police Brutality During Early Anti-Trump Protests (audio) 480_nlg-oaklandtrumpprotests_20161121_001_1.jpg by Dave Id
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
image Trump appoints Big Oil think tank director to lead Interior transition team 480_domenech-hires_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“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
calendar More Bucks for Busts, Slashing Social Services & Rain Rousts- Come to Freedom Sleepout #72 by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
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
calendar Post-Election Student Press Conference & Rally by SJSU Students (SAHE)
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
document University of California must protect civil rights in the face of Trump’s persecution of Muslims, Arabs, and Palestine activists letter_to_uc_regents-ucop_nov_21_2016.pdf_140_.jpg by via Palestine Legal
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
text NLG Calls Out Oakland Police Department for Brutal Treatment of Protesters by NLG-SF
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
text Berkeley Homeless Advocacy Group Demands Cessation of Brutal Harassment - Real Solutions by First They Came for the Homeless
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
image Update on Oakland Anti-Trump Protest Arrests and Support Work 480_ferguson_protest_1.jpg by Anti-Repression Committee
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