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image Drew Glover for Santa Cruz City Council Fund raising event held Wednesday July 27, 2016 480_007_1.jpg by AutumnSun
This was one of the early fund raisers that will be held for Drew! I would personally like to thank everyone who turned out for this event, especially Suzanne Williams who so graciously opened her home to us for this event! I also want to thank Kelsey Hill who help me a lot with this posting!...
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:05PM
image Bye Libby — Freedom Now Banner Hang at Oakland City Hall 480_freedomnow-byelibby-oakland_20160721_006_1.jpg by Dave Id
Following the recent wave of demonstrations nationwide after the police murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, a call went out for Freedom Now protests on July 21 targeting the support infrastructure for police oppression, especially police "unions" for their constant and unequivocal defense of cops accused of brutality. In Oakland, while speakers were addressing a rally in Oscar Grant plaza, activists with ladders hung a large banner between the two primary columns at the main entra...
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:09PM
image Brown Hires Bruce Babbitt As New Point Man For Delta Tunnels 220px-bruce_babbitt.jpg by Dan Bacher
It is clear that Bruce Babbitt, like the governor that he is now working for, has two faces. One is the “environmentalist” image that he continues to promote. The other face is a long time cheerleader for environmentally devastating projects like the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Dump and the Arizona Snowbowl fiasco, so it should be no surprise that Babbitt is now receiving a $10,000 a month salary from the Department of Water Resources to promote the most environmentally destructive public work...
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:34AM
image Philippines: The Contradictions of the Duterte Regime 480_2016-bmp-sanlakas-plm_1.jpg by Sonny Melencio
Based on a talk delivered at All Leaders Meeting of BMP-Sanlakas-PLM at Claret Parish Church on July 13, 2016....
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:13AM
image New DNC Chair-Donna Brazile shows her Lieberman colors "I'm A Lieberman Democrat" 480_brazile_donna_aipac_1.jpg by repost
We knew it all the time. Black Democratic National Committee member Donna Brazile, who convinced former Illinois Senator Carol Moseley-Braun to run for in primaries, is a supporter of the party's rightwing, Bush-minded champion, Joseph Lieberman - the Connecticut Senator with the corporate bucks....
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:39PM
image Election spotlight turned on media 480_hillary_tantrum_1.jpg by Christina Pazzanese
Election spotlight turned on media Instead of discussing presidential candidates, analysts probe the campaign coverage...
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:40AM
calendar Freedom SleepOut #55 To Follow Pacific Avenue Protests by Keith McHenry (posted by Norse)
Using the public City Hall Courtyard until police drive the public out at 10 PM when sleepers will bunk down on the sidewalk....
Event Date: Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:39PM
image Recall of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Underway with High Level of Discontent in City (video) 480_recalllibbyschaaf-announcement_20160711_003_1.jpg by Dave Id
In front of Oakland City Hall on July 11, Leigh Davenport of the Anti Police-Terror Project announced community activists' intention to recall Mayor Libby Schaaf. Primary among the concerns cited as cause for Schaaf's removal from office are her failures: 1) to address the massive displacement of long-time Oakland residents; 2) to support local youth and job centers; and 3) to hold Oakland police accountable for corruption, sexual exploitation, and those they've killed. Also referenced was ...
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:19PM
image Tuesday is Still the Night to Sleep at Santa Cruz City Hall 480_freedom-sleepers-1-santa-cruz-city-hall_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
After celebrating their one-year anniversary on July 5, the Freedom Sleepers returned to Santa Cruz City Hall for their 53rd community sleepout on July 12, as well as their 54th sleepout on July 19. [Top photo: A Freedom Sleeper lies next to a protest sign that reads, "Embrace Your Moral Compass Because We Upon This Earth Are One," at the 53rd community sleepout held on July 12.]...
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:43PM
text Reigning Debbie Was. Schultz Resigns by Elise Casby
Debbie Wasserman Schultz will resign. This is a victory for progressives, and all who work against illicit wars, and for labor in the U.S. This signals the defeat of a leadership that has feigned to be about liberalism, when, in fact, the methods, practice and policies of Ms. Schultz were about supporting a Neocon agenda. Ms. Wasserman Schultz presided over one of the worst periods of voter fraud, class war against workers and the poor, enrichment of the wealthy and corporate power, and ag...
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:24PM
image Tell Oakland City Council: Let the Cops be the Bad Guys coalitionforpoliceaccountability_150x150.png by Coalition for Police Accountability
Contact your city council members!! Ask them to reject the City Attorney's advice and include the part that allows the police commission to impose discipline on officers that have engaged in misconduct....
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:58PM
text Equilibrium: Dante's Architecture by DeepThought
A deeper look at the architecture of Dante, the processing tier of Equilibrium....
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:32AM
image Cheers at San Francisco Rally as Wasserman Schultz Announces Resignation 480_wassermanenhance_1.jpg by R. Robertson
Top photo: Wasserman Schultz resigning as party leader: One of the organizers of the March for Bernie USA/Protest against the Democratic National Convention, Christopher Ray, announces breaking news to a thrilled crowd....
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:41PM
text Philly Protesters 10,000 Strong Outside DNC in 90-100 Degree Heat by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
First, the Green Party is registering voters in Philly outside the Democrats' TV Show Advertising Convention, 14 hours a day from Sunday, July 24 through Thursday July 28, 2016 to sign up the disgruntled Democrats who are horrified by Clinton and/or Kaine, two peas in a fascist warmongering anti-labor trade agreement pod, with Kaine's icing on the cake being staunchly anti-abortion, in this (s)election of the first woman president....
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:36PM
image Environmental racism in the “leftmost city” 480_nopal_1.jpg by Santa Cruz Ecological Justice
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
image Libby Schaaf Takes Credit for California $15 Minimum Wage with Billboard Tribute to Herself 480_libbyschaaf-15minimumwage-billboard_20160515_001_1.jpg by Dave Id
On April 3, 2016, a $15 minimum wage was signed into law in California, gradually raising the minimum wage from the current $10/hour to $15/hour by 2022. The same day, a similar law was signed in New York state. Based on the huge billboard in her honor that was seen high above San Pablo Avenue in May, one would be led to believe that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf single-handedly fought against all odds to bring an increased minimum wage to fruition. Apparently, workers themselves deserve no cr...
Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:06PM
text Anti-Abortion, Anti-Labor Tim Kaine is Clinton’s VP by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
It is bad enough women face death when they get pregnant. The Democrat’s Vice Presidential candidate, Tim Kaine, supported 24 hour waiting periods and parental consent while governor of Virginia. Women can die during 24 hour waiting periods and waiting for parental consent if they need to abort a dead fetus immediately to save the woman’s life. Tom Kaine also supports the anti-labor trade agreements known as NAFTA and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)....
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:16PM
image Oakland City Attorney Advises Gutting Police Commission coalitionforpoliceaccountability_150x150.png by Coalition for Police Accountability
City Attorney Gives Commission Away to OPOA...
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:27PM
image Youth Protest Klamath River Water Pollution 480_13718680_10206977597341992_5821848656678291442_n_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“As a Yurok Tribal member, I am deeply affected by what happens on the Klamath River,” said Stoney McCoy, a 16 year-old Yurok Tribal Youth Council member. “ What I saw today coming out of the Klamath Strait Drain made me sick to my stomach, I will fight for as long as it takes to clean up the Klamath...
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:29AM
text Equilibrium: The High-Level Architecture by DeepThought
A discussion on the high level architecture for Equilibrium, the decision support system for government with the aim of ending open conflict....
Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:00AM