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textCorrecting the Sentinel's Latest Errors by Robert Norse & Keith McHenry
Food Not Bombs activist Keith McHenry corrects errors, omissions, and distoertions in Sentinel writer Jessica York's recent story "Santa Cruz County launches joint homelessness task force in coronavirus pandemic; Food Not Bombs expands food distribution" (4 PM, April 4th) at https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2020/04/04/santa-cruz-county-launches-joint-homelessness-task-force-in-coronavirus-pandemic ....
Posted: Sun Apr 5, 2020 3:41PM
textAngola 3 Newsletter: DECARCERATE!!!! by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
We dedicate this newsletter to the men, women and children in detention centers, jails and prisons, where they are unable to social distance or sanitize--leaving them to anxiously wait for the virus to take hold in their facilities. Please encourage your local governments to take action before the virus hits....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 9:55PM
textCorrect behaviour when looting by burnin&lootin
How should I act when I'm looting. A guide for young and old....
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:14PM
imageCoronavirus pandemic in Oakland: Crisis, What Crisis?
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by Lynda Carson
Coronavirus pandemic in Oakland: Crisis, What Crisis? Then I spotted a group of people (7-10 people) hanging out in a yard drinking, smoking, chatting, and having a Bar-B-Q....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:41PM
textUpdates from the "Ignore Them Until they Disappear or Die Off" Genocide Zone by Robert Norse
While City & County officials who live indoors postulate, ponder, and predict, no safe shelters, sanitary shithouses, or reliable food services have opened up to replace those shut down. HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) critic passes on some updates and the latest in-the-field reports from Food not Bombs still-serving-under-fire foodster Keith McHenry....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:47PM
calendarOrganizing Against Toxic Imprisonment in the Face of COVID-19
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by Critical Resistance
Online Event...
Event Date: Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:00AM
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:10PM
imageSacramento Police Have Arrested Unhoused People Seeking to Shelter in Place
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by Asantewaa Boykin, APTP
At a time when the entire State of California has been asked to shelter in place, unhoused populations remain unprotected, with nowhere to go, no house to shelter in, no sanitary supplies, and no means by which to honor social distancing requirements....
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:34PM
imageACSO Requests $255M in New Funding; COVID-19 Reaches Santa Rita Without Plans in Place
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by IWOC Oakland
Just over a week into the “shelter in place” directive that is now statewide, COVID-19 has reached Santa Rita Jail. The County confirmed on March 26 that a nurse working in one of the jail’s housing units has tested positive for the virus. In response, that pod as well as one other in Santa Rita were placed under quarantine on Friday, March 27. The second pod was quarantined allegedly in response to a case of pneumonia or other similar medical condition. All transportation of detainees betwee...
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:18PM
calendarOakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State by Oakland Privacy
ONLINE. See Below....
Event Date: Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:30PM
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:18PM
imageKnow Your Rights during COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
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by National Lawyers Guild
While the COVID-19 pandemic necessitates public health measures to reduce the impact of the virus on our communities and health care systems, we must be vigilant and resist authoritarian and violent tendencies....
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:22AM
imageAs COVID-19 Reaches Santa Rita Jail, Decarceration Becomes More Urgent
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by Ella Baker Center
Oakland, CA — According to Alameda County jail officials, a nurse in Santa Rita Jail has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the first positive test in the jail. The positive case follows at least one confirmed exposure and several possible exposures at the jail by an arrestee and sheriff deputy. For the last two weeks, advocates with the Audit Ahern Coalition and healthcare labor unions have been calling for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO), Alameda County District Attorney’...
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:23PM
documentAlameda County Public Defender Wins COVID-19 Release of More Than 300 Inmates
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by ACPD
OAKLAND, Thursday, March 19 – Lawyers with the Public Defender’s Office in collaboration with the Sheriff, prosecutors and courts have secured the release of more than 300 people because of the threat of COVID-19 in Santa Rita County Jail....
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:16PM
calendarWebinar: Decarceration in the time of COVID - 19 with Ivette Ale from JusticeLA
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by San Jose Peace & Justice Center
Online event...
Event Date: Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:00PM
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:09PM
imageIn The Pandemic, Vallejo PD Buys $750K Cell Site Simulator
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by Oakland Privacy
On the consent agenda for the March 24, 2020, Vallejo City Council meeting was $766,018 to purchase a KeyW cell site simulator....
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:19PM
textCDC: Housing, Not Handcuffs Is the Way to Stop COVID-19 Amongst Homeless Populations by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Advocates Hail First Step, Call for More Help...
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:01PM
imageSanta Cruz Police Prohibit Food Distribution to Homeless at Town Clock
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by Santa Cruz News
Santa Cruz Chief of Police Andrew Mills has addressed a cease and desist letter to Keith McHenry, the co-founder of Food Not Bombs, demanding McHenry, "cease feeding people at the clock tower immediately." Additionally, Police have issued a public notice to vacate the area of the Town Clock, which states that all personal belongings must be removed from the park by March 25 at 9 am. Since the Coronavirus/COVID-19 shelter in place order issued by the County took effect on March 17, Santa Cruz ...
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:29PM
textAlameda County Sheriff's Office Makes Surprise $85 Million Request for Santa Rita Jail by APTP
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will vote today to allocate an additional $85 million toward staff for Santa Rita Jail....
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:19PM
textNational Front on Telegraph Ave. by Victor Noir
A National Front sticker appeared affixed on a metal box meter in front of Peet's coffee at Telegraph and Dwight at least the day after the store's virus closure. That location is less than half a block from Berkeley's People's Park....
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:47PM
imageFive Demands for Emergency COVID-19 Survival
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by Dave Id
With the Bay Area and now all of California on coronavirus lockdown, millions going without paychecks and health insurance, prisoners and unsheltered folks at great risk of contracting the virus, wheatpaste posters have gone up in Oakland making five reasonable demands to increase our collective chance at survival....
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:30PM
imageRamsey Orta denied basic safety measures in Solitary Confinement as COVID-19 virus spreads
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by WeCopwatch
Ramsey Orta and other inmates in the New York State Prison system are extremely vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. If Governor Cuomo does not act now, it will be blood on his hands....
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:38PM