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imageMan Shot with Less Lethal Munition at Close Range by Berkeley Police
by Berkeley Copwatch
Video Shows Unarmed Black Man Kneeling with Hands Up...
Posted: Wed Apr 8, 2020 7:48PM
calendarOakland Unhoused and Homeless Advocates Town Hall & Speak Out in the Age of Covid19
by Village Oakland
Report by Oakland’s Unsheltered — Left to Fend for Themselves...
Event Date: Thu Apr 9, 2020 1:00PM
Posted: Wed Apr 8, 2020 3:43PM
calendarEconomic Summit: We the Future, a Virtual Summit on Racial Equity by The Greenlining Institute
This is an online event. For registration and other information, see
Event Date: Thu May 21, 2020 9:00AM
Posted: Wed Apr 8, 2020 10:38AM
documentInspector General report backs statements made by protesting nurses in Oakland
by Lynda Carson
Inspector General Report:...
Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2020 11:09PM
imageWe’re Not Paying Rent: Here’s Why
by Oakland Rent Strike
While there has long been a housing crisis in Oakland — and throughout California– COVID-19 makes the issue particularly dire because so many people are out of work and people are being told to stay at home to combat the spread of the virus....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 10:37PM
imageOakland Rent Strike: Food Not Rent
by capitalism is the virus
An organized group of tenants in Oakland are beginning a rent strike. We call on others to join us....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 10:26PM
textPlease close the glaring "Young Adult" gap in stimulus payments by Tina Kimmel, PhD, MSW, MPH
Through an oversight, many young adults will receive NO stimulus payment. Please help raise consciousness about this....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 10:21PM
imageOakland & Alameda County: Call Now to Demand Housing for Our Unsheltered Neighbors
by COVID-19 Safety for All
Alameda County and the City of Oakland have millions of dollars in emergency funds available for COVID-19 relief efforts, yet they have NOT provided the emergency housing needed for the thousands of homeless residents residing in our communities....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 12:32PM
imageRent Strike and Anti-Capitalist Graffiti Pops Up in Oakland!
by Zack Haber
As the COVID19 pandemic has made it difficult or impossible for many of Oakland's tenants to pay rent, "rent strike" and anti-capitalist graffiti, signs and banners have been appearing throughout West Oakland, Lake Merritt, and along Grand Avenue....
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2020 5:06PM
documentWar Commentary Issue #2
by War Commentary
Our latest issue, formatted for easy printing at home. Print out a stack of 20 and leave them at your local corner store, grocery, or gas station. Good luck, stay healthy. Long live anarchy!...
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:29PM
imageCoronavirus pandemic in Oakland: Crisis, What Crisis?
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
imageOakland passes coronavirus rent freeze & eviction ban
by By Lynda Carson
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, on March 27, 2020, the Oakland City Council passed an emergency ordinance prohibiting landlords from evicting residential and commercial tenants. The emergency ordinance which includes a freeze on rents took effect immediately, and will last at least until May 31!...
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:36PM
calendarOrganizing Against Toxic Imprisonment in the Face of COVID-19
by Critical Resistance
Online Event...
Event Date: Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:00AM
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:10PM
imageACSO Requests $255M in New Funding; COVID-19 Reaches Santa Rita Without Plans in Place
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
calendarStrike Debt Bay Area Book Group: How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century by Strike Debt Bay Area
ONLINE or Conference Call (See below)...
Event Date: Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:30PM
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:49PM
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
imageBay Area Rent Strike: We're Not Paying
by #BayAreaRentStrike
Bay Area Rent Strike launches new site @
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:15PM
imageCoronavirus effects on Bay Area guitar builders and musicians
by Lynda Carson
A photo of renowned guitar builder Michihiro Matsuda a.k.a. Michi, in his guitar building workshop....
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:22AM
imageAs COVID-19 Reaches Santa Rita Jail, Decarceration Becomes More Urgent
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
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