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image Familias boycott of Driscoll’s berries is gaining momentum 480_sakuma-familias_1.jpg original image (240x358) by Dean Shelton
The membership of Familias has grown to more than 300 members. Some members are local, but many travel from California and parts of Mexico. Since 2013, Familias has improved the living and working conditions of their members. This includes increasing wages, securing clean bedding and mattresses, having retaliatory bosses removed, and securing back pay for over 30 farmworkers. Despite this substantial progress, their work is still not done.
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:14PM
text Joleen Brown: Families First and Helping Others is the Key to Native Hoop Magazine by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney
Community Service & Volunteerism of NATIVE HOOP MAGAZINE the Indigenous People of US and Canada.
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:56PM
image Protesters tell Cuomo: We will boycott Israel until it ends abuses of Palestinian rights 480_webdsuntil_1.jpg original image (768x1024) by Adalah-NY, Jewish Voice for Peace, JewsSayNo!
Hundreds of New Yorkers demonstrated this evening outside Governor Cuomo’s Midtown offices, outraged by the Governor’s unconstitutional executive order requiring the state to create a blacklist and divest from corporations and institutions that support the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel. Protesters carried signs that read “We will continue to stand for justice and boycott Israel until the Palestinian people achieve freedom, justice, and...
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 4:31PM
image Farmworkers Union Walk Out from the Fields This Morning 480_work-stoppage-sakuma-bros_1_6-9-16_1.jpg original image (960x540) by Familias Unidas por la Justicia
Burlington, WA — Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) members, an independent farmworker union based in Burlington, WA, and other farmworkers walked out of the Sakuma Bros Berry Farms this morning after more than 120 workers demanded an increase of the $0.24 per pound of strawberries that they were receiving. Workers are asking for an increase of their wage to $0.35 per pound of strawberries, along with the ongoing ask for a union contract.
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 12:29PM
image Africa Day 2016 connects "Roots" in the State of California to the African Union 480_ntando_1.jpg original image (830x1034) by khubaka, michael harris
Africa Day 2016 we honor the contributions of "California African Roots" and US Colored Troops who died during the US Civil War is the day 'Roots' will allow new audiences to experience this epic family saga with a new vision that is both incredibly inspiring and tremendously entertaining. The broader conversation in the State of California, documenting the "Roots" of people of African ancestry builds upon the legacy of Honorable Mervyn M. Dymally, his legislative act remains a open secret...
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 3:21PM
image Africa Day 2016 ~ Expanding California-Pan African Trade and Commerce 480_african-union_1_1_1_1.jpg original image (3000x1996) by Khubaka, Michael Harris
A commitment by the State of California toward structured relationships between Africa to define key goals and identify specific projects to which collective African efforts, governmental and nongovernmental, will be directed. Africa Day 2016, we begin again to chart a way forward in institutionalizing processes of California Pan-African Trade and Commerce that manifest equity and equal opportunity
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:37AM
image Africa Day 2016 at the California State Capitol featuring Roots Sunday 480_inline-slave-ship-infographic_1.jpg original image (640x422) by khubaka, michael harris
Africa Day 2016 we feature a new imagination of ROOTS for the first time in 40 years and encourage a broader conversation of the ongoing impacts of “Slavery in California, ” unique targeted Legislation with Judicial and Executive acts specific to people of African ancestry by the State of California.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 4:37AM
document New Community Resource: It's a Trap! it_s_a_trap_.pdf_140_.jpg original image (x) by via NLG SF Bay Area Chapter
(May 6, 2016) Today the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NLGSF) released a simple but critical piece of public education on undercover law enforcement, informants and cooperating witnesses. It's a Trap! (see PDF) provides basic information that everyone should know about the tactics of law enforcement, but that may be particularly important for political activists and those who are, or who are perceived to be, Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim or South Asian.
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 3:01PM
image Pre-Paid Phone "Security" Law Threatens to Make Black Lives Even Harder jackie_speier_congress.jpg by Color of Change
Politicians are using stereotypes and myths to make it harder to buy a cell phone. Laws based on racist beliefs only serve to reinforce racism and discrimination. Harsh voter ID requirements harm Black communities. Tell Representative Speier to retract her bill.
Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:37PM
document Steal City: Thoughts on some everyday struggles in Hamilton stealcity-web.pdf_140_.jpg original image (x) by The Hamilton Institute
200 copies of this text were distributed as a beautiful zine during the May Day 2016 celebrations in Hamilton’s Beasley Park. A Steal City… Far and wide, Hamilton is known as the steel city. Historically, the largest producer of steel in the country, our solidly working-class city has been built around the steel industry. For better or worse, steel has been integral to what it means to be a Hamiltonian. Against this backdrop, we want to make a slightly different proposition – we ...
Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 7:02PM
text An Anarchist Take on the Trump Campaign by Armchair Anarchist
As of this writing, there is no obvious path to the White House for Donald Trump. As Harry Enten recently pointed out, Trump's strong unfavorability rating (not his unfavorability rating, his strong unfavorability rating) stands at 53%, a full 16 points ahead of Hillary Clinton's heroic-in-its-own-right 37%. While some combination of electoral fraud and liberal third party candidate could conceivably send Trump to the Oval Office, if the election were to be held today he would lose.
Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 5:26PM
audio Vote Your Hopes, Not Your Fears: Building the Green Party (audio/mpeg 3.4MB) by Ann Garrison
Socialist Alternative, led by Seattle City Councilor Kshama Sawant, and others have called for Bernie Sanders to found an independent left party for the 99 percent and run as an independent, or to appeal to Jill Stein and the Green Party to join their ticket, despite Sanders's oft repeated promise to endorse the Democrats’ nominee. With little time left to get a new party on the ballot in most states, I looked into Green Party ballot access in the 50 states and spoke to Bruce Dixon, Georgia...
Posted: Thu May 5, 2016 12:57PM
document SPLC survey: Presidential campaign leading to widespread fear, bullying in schools splc_the_trump_effect.pdf_140_.jpg original image (x) by via Southern Poverty Law Center
(April 13, 2016) A survey of approximately 2,000 teachers by the Southern Poverty Law Center indicates that the presidential campaign is having a profoundly negative impact on schoolchildren across the country, according to a report released today.
Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:00AM
text Over 100 Writers Call on PEN American Center to Reject Israeli Government Sponsorship by Adalah-NY
In a letter made public today over 100 writers, including Pulitzer Prize winners Junot Díaz, Richard Ford, and Alice Walker, and award-winning author Louise Erdrich, have called on the PEN American Center “to reject support from the Embassy of Israel” for PEN’s annual World Voices Festival. PEN lists the Israeli Embassy as among the “Champions” of the Festival, and as a sponsor of one of the Festival’s panels.
Posted: Wed Apr 6, 2016 12:16PM
text Call for Prisoner Strike on Attica Anniversary by Support Prisoner Resistance
This is a Call to Action Against Slavery in America In one voice, rising from the cells of long term solitary confinement, echoed in the dormitories and cell blocks from Virginia to Oregon, we prisoners across the United States vow to finally end slavery in 2016.
Posted: Sat Apr 2, 2016 7:36AM
audio Readaloud: Dan Baum "Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs" (audio/mpeg 10.8MB) by WTUL News & Views
Gone viral: an excerpt of Dan Baum's piece, "Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs," recently published in the April 2016 issue of Harper's magazine, has been shared across social media, resulting in videos, quotes, tweets, and more. Here's the full piece, it's a long one, with policy recommendations, data, and more.
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:20PM
text Sign Petition before 4/15/16 for Medical Care or Release for Mumia Abu-Jamal by repost
Mumia Abu-Jamal, a political prisoner, is being denied medical care for Hepatitis C, which will certainly result in his death if he does not receive the necessary medical care now.
Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:56PM
audio Hillary Clinton and Justin Trudeau united behind Israel, against BDS (audio/mpeg 1.8MB) by KPFA Weekend News, Ann Garrison
There is now a full-fledged national movement to counter the BDS movement, with AIPAC-supported bills moving forward not only in Congress but also in two dozen state legislatures. These bills mimic legislation passed by the Israeli Knesset in 2014 and a resolution passed by Canada’s House of Commons, by a vote of 229 to 51, on Feb. 22 this year.
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:01PM
document Black Anarchism: A Reader black-anarchism-a-reader-2.pdf_140_.jpg original image (x) by Black Rose Anarchist Federation
In the expansive terrain of anarchist history, few events loom as large as the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Countless books, films, songs, pamphlets, buttons, t-shirts, and more are rightfully devoted to this transformative struggle for social revolution by Spanish workers and peasants. But digging through the mountain of available material, little can be found on black militants in the Spanish revolution, like the one featured in the powerful photo on the cover of this reader — a member ...
Posted: Wed Mar 2, 2016 5:58PM
audio UK terrorist murders of elderly Muslim men - hate crime questions for police and press (audio/mpeg 6.7MB) by BCfm Politics Show
String of terrorist murders of elderly Muslim men in Britain; Maz Saleem whose elderly father was murdered in Birmingham 2013 discussing the murder of former Imam Jalal Uddin in Rochdale last week, also Muslim Mushin Ahmed murdered in Rotherham last August; her father Mohammed Saleem murdered in Birmingham by a Ukrainian neo-Nazi – hate crime and racism, media coverage of her father compared to Lee Rigby;
Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:47PM