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Environmental racism in the “leftmost city”
Santa Cruz is a majority white town, characterized by an extreme shortage of affordable housing and rentals. In recent years there has been increasing encroachment by wealthy out-of-towners seeking second homes near the beach. Within the city’s neighborhoods, one stands out demographically. Beach Flats, bordering the Boardwalk’s enormous parking lots, is populated mainly by immigrants from Mexico and Central America....
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:21AM
US Deportations Protested, Beller's Caliber Charter In Richmond & NAFTA Mex Privatization
KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek radio looks at San Francisco labor protesting the deportations and Supreme Court decision attacking immigrant rights. Also it looks at the vulture hedge fund capitalist Ron Beller's Caliber school sale by the West Contra Costa County School district for $60,000. WorkWeek also hears about a protest by San Francisco teachers of the massacre of teachers in Mexico and talks with Al Rojas about the visit of Mexican unionists to the US...
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:18PM
Sacramento protest: Victory over fascism
People from the Sacramento community and anti-racist protesters from around northern California started to assemble in the morning to prevent the white supremacists from entering the capitol grounds and holding their hate rally. Militarized police cornered the protesters on the street to allow space for fascists to assemble, but to their surprise the protesters heroically challenged them and took over the steps of the capitol building before the fascists could assemble....
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:37PM
Anti-Fascists Shut Down Nazi Rally at California State Capitol
On the morning of June 26, hundreds of anti-fascists gathered on the grounds of the state Capitol, ready to deny access to white supremacists who had announced plans to hold a rally that afternoon. Members of the Traditionalist Workers Party, Golden State Skinheads, Blood & Honor, and other anti-immigrant, racist groups had secured a permit from the California Highway Patrol to rally on the steps of the Capitol building from noon until 2pm. Antifa forces made certain the rally never happened...
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:10PM
No “Free Speech” for Fascists: Neo-Nazis Shut Down in Sacramento
The neo-Nazis were not able to march and they did not have a rally. While the crowd accomplished what it set out to do, it came at a high cost....
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:37PM
Some photos from today, and some fascist sympathizers? Found taking photos of protestors...
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:43PM
Struggle and Hope CD Release and Celebration
The new Struggle and Hope album by Agustin Lira was released at a community celebration at the Alfonso Hernandez Youth Center on Saturday, June 25. The event featured music by Agustin Lira & Patricia Wells, with students of Generaciones Project and special guest Melinda Espinosa. Photo below is Agustin Lira performing at the CD release celebration....
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:43PM
SF Labor Council Demands An End To Deportations And Legalization of Undocumented Workers
The San Francisco held a press conference at City Hall to protest the US Supreme Court decision and to demand a halt to further deportations and the legalization of all immigrant workers in the United States....
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:54PM
Fresno Advocates Demand End to Secretive Deportation Program
Fresno, June 23, 2016 - On the heels of the Supreme Court’s non-decision in U.S. v. Texas, which effectively blocked President Obama’s immigration actions to shield millions from deportation, advocates and community members unveiled their assessment of a pilot program started one year ago giving federal immigration agents unfettered access to the Fresno County Jail. Advocates warn that the program is shrouded in secrecy and leaves immigrants vulnerable to abuses by Immigration and Customs Enf...
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:24AM
SF Immigrant Film Festival: Convocatoria 2016!
Cortometrajes de ficción, documentales y animación serán recibidos hasta el 15 de julio de 2016 en el más antiguo de los festivales dedicado a los inmigrantes, refugiados y exiliados de todo el mundo...
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:10PM
SF Immigrant Film Festival: Call for Entries 2016!
Works in Narrative, Animated, and Documentary Short, regardless of the original production format, and the date when it was completed, are considered for this festival where refugees, immigrants and exiles find their own voice....
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:46PM
Anti-Hillary Clinton Action in Salinas
Hartnell College 411 Central Ave Building G -- Auxiliary Gym Salinas, California...
Event Date: Wed May 25, 2016 11:00AM
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 5:29PM
El Festival de la Fresa 2016: Traído a usted por la explotación
La Industria y los funcionarios de la ciudad e incluso organizaciones de cambio social sin fines de lucro son conscientes, pero por desgracia, todos se benefician materialmente y son en gran parte silenciosas, delicadas en sus preocupaciones, o estructuralmente limitados en instituir reformas ambientales y hacer trabajo significativo....
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 1:54PM
Strawberry Festival 2016: Brought To You By Exploitation
Industry and city officials, even charities and non-profit social change organizations are aware, but, unfortunately, all benefit materially, and are largely silent, watered down in their concerns, or structurally limited in instituting meaningful labor and environmental reforms....
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 1:33PM
Strawberry and Justice Festival May 19 2016
Held on Thur. May 19th. 2016 at UCSC Hay Barn Santa Cruz CA. 4p.m. to 6:30 p.m....
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 7:53PM
Shut Down Nazi Rally in Sacramento
California State Capitol-West Steps 1315 10th St, Sacramento, California 95814...
Event Date: Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:00AM
Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 10:55PM
International Workers Day is a Call for Immigrant Rights/Better Housing Policies
May 1st, May Day, is traditionally celebrated as International Workers Day. In Mountain View, workers, their families and allies chose this day to call attention to the need for just and humane immigration reform and housing policies that do not disrupt family stability....
Posted: Mon May 2, 2016 2:24AM
Trump Forced to Sneak Through Fence to Reach California GOP Convention in Burlingame
Protests against Donald Trump are heating up in California as the June 7 presidential primary approaches. On April 29, it was the Bay Area's turn....
Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:35AM
May Day | Primero de Mayo | International Workers Day
Gather for pre-march rally at: Target shopping center, Story and King Roads, San Jose 95122 Post-march rally at: San Jose City Hall, Santa Clara and 5th Streets, San Jose 95112...
Event Date: Sun May 1, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:54AM
Letter from Al Rojas to Arturo Rodriguez on UFW and the Delano 1965 Grape Strike
"Dear brothers and sisters many of you for the last several months have been asking me whether I was invited or decided to attend the "UFW" 50th year commemoration of the Delano 1965 Grape Strike. Three days prior the event I received an invitation from, "Arturo Rodriguez." President of the "UFW" Union in so doing after consulting with my Family having sent our response have decided to share and to release publicly the letter that was sent to brother Arturo Rodriguez." -Al Rojas ** No, the...
Posted: Thu Apr 7, 2016 12:33PM