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image Commander X Announces Book Release Date for "Behind The Mask: An Inside Look At Anonymous" 480_behindthemask.jpg by via Commander X
Commander X, who is known for his participation in the hacking/activist groups Anonymous and the Peoples Liberation Front, has announced he will be releasing his book "Behind The Mask: An Inside Look At Anonymous" to the public on October 15. Commander X has been in exile from the United States ever since early in 2012, when he made his way to Canada to escape federal charges related to the hacking of computers in Santa Cruz County, CA. A federal indictment claims Commander X hacked the count...
Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:32PM
image Passionate Challenger Shakes Established Incumbent in West Oakland City Council Race 480_nonidsession_cityhall_1.jpg by Noni for District 3
OAKLAND DISTRICT 3 CITY COUNCIL CHALLENGER NONI SESSION ACHIEVE’S DUAL ENDORSEMENT From Alameda County Labor AFL-CIO and the sole endorsement from SEIU 1021...
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:57AM
image Developers And Lobbyists Double Down For SF Supervisor Candidate Hillary Ronen 480_ronen_lobbyist_donations_1.jpg by SF Labor News
Contributions To City Hall Aide Are Illegal Under This November's Proposition T Ballot Measure, One Lobbyist Even Donated -Twice- The Legal Limit...
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:26AM
calendar 64th Week-Sustaining the Safe Sleep Zone by Keith McHenry (entry by Norse)
On the heels and coattails of City Hall where the Sleepsnatcher Beast Slumbers. Soup and other incidentals will be available on the bricks near the City Directory sign. The event lasts from late afternoon Tuesday the 27th through mid-morning Wednesday the 28th...
Event Date: Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:28AM
text Social Safety Net Must Be Expanded by Steve Pleich
Support For a Program That is Working...
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:38AM
image Jerry Brown calls for fast-tracking of river agreements to build Delta Tunnels 480_bor_protest_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“The Shasta Dam raise, Sites Reservoir and the Delta Tunnels need to be considered as one project,” emphasized Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. “Without one, you can’t have the others. If the tunnels are built, there will be no water to put in them. You need Sites Reservoir to provide the water for the tunnels and the Shasta Dam raise to provide water for Sites.” “Although the state and federal governments are saying they are separate projects, they are...
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:00PM
image Oakland Approves Petition to Recall Mayor Schaaf 480_bye-libby-2-620x564_1.jpg by Sydney Johnson, Oakland Post
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
text The Surreality of the Actual by Steve Martinot
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
text 10/24 Voter Reg Deadline; 10/10 Starts Vote by Mail, Voter Guides for Cal & SF Now Online by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
October 24 is the deadline to register to vote for the November 8 election. You can do so online at:https://covr.sos.ca.gov/?language=en-US or at your county registrar's office at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/county-elections-offices. When you register, be sure to sign up to be a permanent vote-by-mail voter so you can vote in the comfort of your home 29 days before election day and you never forget to vote. 10/10/16 is beginning of vote by mail. California's voter guide ...
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:26AM
text Benecia, California Votes Unanimously to Deny Crude by Rail Facility by via Sierra Club
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
image Bay Area police re-victimize teenager in cop sexual abuse scandal 480_opdguiltyascharged-terrikay_1.jpg by Terri Kay
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
text Richmond Mayor accepted CAA contributions before he voted no on eviction moratorium by Lynda Carson
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
calendar Freedom Sleepers Bed Down for #63 While Salinas Fights Camping Ban by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
At the edge of the seat of government--Santa Cruz City Hall--unholy birthplace place of anti-homeless laws. Banned from peaceful protest at night, the sleepers will be positioned on the Center St. sidewalk and assorted spots nearby throughout the night and into the morning. The Sleep-Out will run from Tuesday afternoon through mid-morning Wednesday. There will be no City Council meeting today (every 2nd and 4th Tuesday are the regular times). City bathrooms have recently been "closed fo...
Event Date: Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:55AM
image Tip of the Iceberg: East Bay Cops Charged with Sex Crimes and Corruption nancyomalley-sm.jpg by Dave Id
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
text Special investigator to probe anti-rent-control petition complaints in Santa Rosa by Lynda Carson
The residents are complaining that the signature gatherers are falsely claiming that the petition supports renter protections in Santa Rosa, and that they were tricked into signing it!...
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:44PM
image Getting a Good Night's Sleep at City Hall with the Freedom Sleepers 480_freedom-sleepers-1_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
After a chilly series of summer nights for people on the street in Santa Cruz, temperatures have increased, and so has attendance at the Freedom Sleepers community sleepouts held at city hall. About three dozen sleepers made it through the night at the sleepout held on August 30, and attendance was nearly as high at the sleepouts organized on September 6 and September 13. Since July of 2015, the Freedom Sleepers have gathered to sleep at city hall one night a week to protest local laws that c...
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:27PM
calendar Six Month Birthday Party for the Flagpole Community 480_salinas_city_hall_flagpole_community_birthday_monterey_homeless_union_1.jpg by Monterey County Homeless Union
Sherwood Park 940 N Main St, Salinas, California 93906...
Event Date: Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:00AM
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:31PM
calendar Speak Out Against the Proposed Camping/Loitering Ordinance at Salinas City Council Meeting 480_salinas_camping_ban_loitering_city_council_1.jpg by Monterey County Homeless Union
SALINAS CITY HALL 200 Lincoln Ave Salinas, CA 93901...
Event Date: Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:28PM
document Salinas City Council to consider camping ban ordinance camping_ordinance__final_.pdf_140_.jpg by Salinas News
On Tuesday, September 20 the Salinas City Council will consider for adoption an ordinance that prohibits camping in public areas within the City of Salinas. The ordinance also prohibits "loitering", and other mundane activities such as lying on a public bench and sitting on a fire hydrant....
Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:32PM
text Richmond Mayor & two council members block emergency eviction and rent increase moratorium by Lynda Carson
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt is a landlord who also makes a living being an architect. His vote against the proposed 45 day moratorium means that he is ignoring the plight of the poor, elderly and working class individuals and families of Richmond facing displacement from their communities due to unreasonable massive rent increase, and evictions by unscrupulous landlords!...
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:17PM