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text JBLM Force Protection Division Message to the American People "Go F*ck Yourself" by A Free People
With the new presidential administration, we called several government offices to express our concern for the rights and freedoms of all people, and to ask personnel in these offices to commit to protecting our civil rights and freedoms over the next four years. The response we received from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Force Protection Division "Go F*uck Yourself. We can do whatever we want."...
Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:14AM
text Value Human Life Bill by K. Harley
Hi there, Please support this worthy cause by signing and spreading the word. Thank you for caring!! Value Human Life Bill - Sign the Petition! https://www.change.org/p/assemblymember-tony-thurmond-d-richmond-value-human-life-bill?recruiter=false&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=whatsapp...
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:15PM
text Trump and the Consequences: Democracy at a Crossroads by Albrecht von Luecke
What appears here is another form of democracy, without the constitutional state and without opposition. Trump could operate with enemy declarations. Politics in the state of emergency would become the normal case in the West. The Western left faces a similar challenge as in the 1930s. Today Donald Trump is a radicalized Nixon. Democracy is always endangered and never given as a present. it is not too late to understand this....
Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:12AM
text Petition for Ethel Rosenberg; Oppose Trump’s Lawyer, Roy Cohn by Long Live Julius & Ethel Rosenberg
Please sign the petition to Pre. Obama to Exonerate Ethel Rosenberg, framed by Donald Trump’s lawyer and mentor, Roy Cohn (1927-1986). Go to: http://www.rfc.org/ethel...
Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:11PM
text Killer Cop Training — Coming Soon to Northern California by JP Massar
Jeronimo Yanez, the officer who shot Philando Castile in his car in Minnesota took a training course called “The Bulletproof Warrior,” now renamed as the “Street Survival Seminar.” The same training, with a new name, is coming to Sacramento this coming February....
Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:14PM
text Direct Action Spokescouncil: Reclaiming King's Legacy in the Age of Trump by APTP
A Bay Area-wide spokescouncil is currently planning and coordinating actions for the upcoming Martin Luther King Day on January 16 through to the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20. A diverse coalition will engage in #120Hours of direct action, coalition building, and campaign launching against white supremacy. Let's carry forward and amplify the struggle, together!...
Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:32PM
text Santa Cruz Sanctuary Assembly by Paul Johnston
Members of the community came together to build the sanctuary movement in Santa Cruz....
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:39PM
text President Grants Commutations to 153 Federal Prisoners, Including Paul Free and Steven Speal by American Civil Liberties Union
WASHINGTON, December 19, 2016 — Today, President Obama announced 153 grants of commutation. Of today's 153 grants, 82 were in cases supported by Clemency Project 2014. That brings the total number of commutations granted by President Obama to date to 1,176, of which 605 were supported by Clemency Project 2014....
Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:26PM
text A Letter to the Mayor Arreguin and the Berkeley City Council on the Homeless Crisis by EmilyRose Johns
Persons chronically unsheltered are our neighbors. They are our community members. They contribute in many ways: financially, artistically, and culturally. They deserve the respect and consideration that we would grant any neighbor. This shift in our thinking about unsheltered Berkeley residents must drive our thinking about solutions....
Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:12PM
text Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement to DAPL to drill under Lake Oahe and Missouri River until EIS is Completed by via Water Protector Legal Collective/NLG
December 4, 2016 - Today, the United States Army Corps of Engineers announced that it is denying an easement to Dakota Access, LLC (Dakota Access) to drill under Lake Oahe and the Missouri River for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) until an Environmental Impact Statement is completed and alternative routes are explored. “The Water Protector Legal Collective applauds the Obama Administration’s decision to deny the easement, but calls for a permanent stop to DAPL. We also recognize that this d...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 5:52PM
text Stop Sen. Sesssions From Making U.S. into a Sadistic State as D.A.! by Green Liberty Party
Petition from MoveOn.org to stop Sen. Jeffery Beauregard Sessions from becoming District Attorney of the U.S. under Pres. Trump. Reasons to prevent his appointment as DA include overt racism and outdated pre-Civil War thinking. He also doesn't respect state rights on cannabis legalization. Sen. Sessions will take the U.S. backwards into a state of sadistic racial feudalism....
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 5:11AM
text Women's Safety on Sonoma State University's campus by Samantha Bosnich
Safety on college campuses has been recently called into question because of the sexual assaults that have been occurring. My group and I conducted a research project on women's safety at Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College. We distributed surveys and got results that were interesting....
Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:55PM
text Women's safety on college campus (Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior college) by Maxime Montoya
This is about the safety of women on the Sonoma State and Santa Rosa JC campuses and the suggestions that students and faculty have about what could be done to improve the safety of women on the campuses....
Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:59PM
text The Effects of Officer Involved Shootings On Police Officers by Robert Coxon
In this letter I discuss how the recent officer involved shootings have effected how police officers may react when they are confronted with a dangerous subject. Shootings of black men by the police are frequently in the media and are often seen as unnecessary by the public. This may cause officers to hesitate pulling the trigger because they do not want to be labeled as a killer by the media....
Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:35AM
text New Report on an Old Story: Can Santa Cruz Learn from Yale Law School? by Yale Law School, Robert Norse
On reading the summary of the Yale Law School report documenting the Criminalization of the Homeless in Connecticut, I reacted with some thoughts about Santa Cruz. Both my thoughts and the news report summarizing the report I post below. Also included are links to the Executive Summary and the full report....
Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:41PM
text HUFFing and Puffing: A Warm Wind from Berkeley by Robert Norse
I recently forwarded an article that contrasted principles and policies elsewhere with those of Santa Cruz authorities--which I caustically denounced in an accompanying "Notes from Norse". I believe these Notes are a useful update to some of the brutal practices ongoing in Santa Cruz and so pass them on for readers....
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:56AM
text Video: How to Know if Your Country Is Heading Toward Despotism (1946), 10 min by www.openculture.com
Nobody likes a despot — even despots know it. But actually identifying despotism can pose a certain difficulty — which despots also know, and they’d surely like to keep it that way. Hence Encyclopedia Britannica’s Despotism, a ten-minute Erpi Classroom Film on how a country slides into that eponymous state....
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:26PM
text Militarized Police Endanger Lives of Standing Rock Water Protectors With Water Cannon Attack in Freezing Overnight Conditions by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, November 21, 2016— Militarized police last night launched a dangerous water cannon attack in sub-freezing temperatures on peaceful water protectors opposing construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline at Standing Rock, N.D. The attack injured dozens and threatened the lives of American Indians and their allies, most of whom are camping without access to electric heat, by purposely subjecting them to hypothermic conditions....
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:15PM
text Excessive Force by Police Injures 300 Water Protectors at Standing Rock by via Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council
November 20, 2016 - The Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council responded to a mass casualty incident that began at 6pm yesterday evening. Approximately 300 injuries were identified, triaged, assessed and treated by our physicians, nurses, paramedics and integrative healers working in collaboration with local emergency response. These 300 injuries were the direct result of excessive force by police over the course of 10 hours. At least 26 seriously injured people had to be evacuated by ambulance...
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:43PM
text NLG Calls Out Oakland Police Department for Brutal Treatment of Protesters by NLG-SF
National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area (NLGSF) Chapter Calls Out Oakland Police Department for Brutal Treatment of Protesters...
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:05AM