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image Police Action in East Palo Alto Displaces RV Dwellers 480_epalogo_1.jpg by R. Robertson
75 protesters blocked a street in East Palo Alto to protect families at a police action at 8 am on November 15th. A tow truck pulled up to haul away a dozen RV's occupied mostly by working people, some with children. The RV residents received less than 24 hours notice of an emergency eviction ordinance put in place by the city....
Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:16AM
image Censorship Committee of Palo Alto Banishes Public Art Piece 480_eggbyav_1.jpg by Susan Smith
Speaking in its own voice, the 7 foot tall egg-shaped public artwork sculpture brought its "anti-war/questioning the use of technology" message to the Censorship Committee of Palo Alto. Adriana Varella's sculpture appealed to the censoring group (also known as the Public Art Commission) at a meeting in Palo Alto City Hall on November 16. Despite requests from Palo Alto residents to give more time for public input, members of the committee, with hard hearts, voted unanimously and immediately ...
Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:14AM
image Sculpture Loved by Folks from Anarchists to Art Lovers On Chopping Block 480_ddna2opa_1.jpg by Susan Smith
On November 16 the Public Art Commission of Palo Alto voted unanimously to remove the artwork of Adriana Varella from the city’s public art collection. "Digital DNA", a seven foot tall egg shaped sculpture made of recycled circuit boards, imparts a political message—that technology generated by Silicon Valley has a far-reaching impact. It conveys that modern technology can enslave us, and reminds the viewer that technology is also used for warfare. In protest of the commission's decision, the...
Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:49AM
text Pacifica rent control Measure C fails to pass by Lynda Carson
Measure C, the rent stabilization and just cause eviction protections measure failed to pass in Pacifica after the realtors, landlords, and California Apartment Association spent a fortune to frighten the public with false horror stories, about the much needed renter protections!...
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2017 1:32AM
image Protesters Demand Banks Stop Financing Desecration of the Earth 480_divesttopbest_1.jpg by Susan Smith
On October 23rd protesters in Palo Alto demanded that banks stop financing human rights abuses, repression of indigenous rights, and desecration of the earth. There was much discussion in the crowd about closing bank accounts from the Big Banks and depositing money in credit unions instead. In addition to indigenous speakers, a representative from the Public Bank of Oakland spoke about the possibility of a new kind of banking. Top photo: Kanyon raises a fist. She is from Indian Canyon near...
Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:39PM
image Street Theater Depicts GOP’s Latest Effort to Repeal Obamacare 480_acamvtombstonees_1.jpg by R. Robertson
Resurrected victims of healthcare cuts rose from mock graves in Mountain View on Tuesday....
Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:26PM
calendar Health Care Protest: Save ACA "Die" in by TWW: Together We Will, Palo Alto Mtn. View
Mountain View: Median in front Of Kaiser @ 555 Castro Street, Mountain View 94041...
Event Date: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:19PM
calendar 'The Korean Peninsula - What are the Options?' by Peace Action of San Mateo County
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue San Mateo, CA 94402...
Event Date: Sun Oct 8, 2017 7:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:43PM
calendar San Bruno Mt Watch Plant Sale "Groovy Groundcovers" 480_mbn_plant_sale_9.23.17_groovy_groundcovers_.jpg by San Bruno Mountain Watch
Mission Blue Nursery, 3401 Bayshore Blvd, Brisbane, CA 94005 (www.mountainwatch.org/directions)...
Event Date: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:00AM
Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:51PM
calendar Iraqi Kurdistan - A Report-back by Peace Action of San Mateo County
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue San Mateo, CA 94402...
Event Date: Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:59PM
calendar Silicon Valley DSA Meeting by Silicon Valley DSA
Redwood City Public Library in the Community Room 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA, 94063...
Event Date: Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:12PM
calendar Tuolumne River Film Festival 480_tuolumne-river-film-festival_1.jpg by Tuolumne River Trust
Menlo Atherton Center for Performing Arts 555 Middlefield Rd, Atherton, CA 94027...
Event Date: Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:30PM
Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:42PM
calendar Sept. 11th Peace Gathering: Multifaith Prayers for Peace 480_prayer-for-peace_1.jpg by Multifaith Voices for Peace & Justice, others
PALO ALTO: King Plaza, 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto 94301 (cross street: Ramona Street)...
Event Date: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:30PM
Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:10PM
image Mountain View Voices Against Hate 480_chartrumpcaricsdh_1.jpg by via Action League
photos by Deborah Hoag please credit photographer...
Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:35AM
image Mountain View Rally Against Hate 480_charindylargemvsign_1.jpg by Mary S.
Photos by Mary...
Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:00AM
image DoJ Targets DreamHost, Activists Call for Push Back 480_chartrudsign_1.jpg by Mary Smith
Raging Grannies member Trudy Reagan was shocked by the broad search warrant sought by the Justice Department targeting DreamHost. She called on activists to push back against the DoJ at a rally in Mountain View, CA today to the cheers of fellow activists. The rally was called to rebuke white supremacist groups that staged violent demonstrations in Charlottesville and counter a scheduled (but postponed) March on Google....
Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:45PM
image After Google Fires Misogynistic Engineer, Feminists React at Mountain View Demo 480_charwomentech_1.jpg by Mary Smith
Jack Posobiec is is best known as a Trump supporter and for advancing conspiracy theories such as “Pizzagate". He hastily scrubbed a protest he organized to be held at Google HQ in Mountain View CA today, citing “credible Alt-Left terrorist threats”. Counter-protesters to his right wing demo gathered nonetheless, calling out Posobiec and fired Google software engineer James Damore, saying both are misogynists....
Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:06PM
calendar Rally for Human Rights, Equality and Diversity by Mountain View Voices for Peace and Justice
Mountain View City Hall, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View 94041...
Event Date: Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:00PM
Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:47PM
text Worst Meltdown-And You Never Heard Of It by Michael Steinberg
July 2017 marks the 58th anniversary of the Santa Susanna nuclear meltdown in Southern California....
Posted: Sat Aug 5, 2017 3:57PM
image Technology, Workers and Silicon Valley-Frontline Views From Silicon Valley 480_tech-workers-justice-coalition_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
At the 2017 LaborTech conference there was a presentation on Technology, Workers and Silicon Valley-Frontline Views From Silicon Valley with organizers and tech workers....
Posted: Tue Aug 1, 2017 9:03PM