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textStop Waste of Tax Dollars on 2d Prosecution of H Weinstein by California Feminist Taxpayer
Harvey Weinstein, the 69 year old, very sick, film producer, sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York at age 67 for rape, a life sentence given his age,has now been extradited to Los Angeles where California taxpayers will have to pay millions of dollars for yet another rape trial of a sick old man. This does not solve the rape problem at all; it is theft of our tax dollars....
Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:46AM
textThe Chico Decision-Hope for the Homeless in Santa Cruz by Robert Norse & Judge Morrison C. England
The grim news of sweeps removing homeless-run encampments in Sausalito and San Rafael, as well as the RV rousts in Seaside, in recent weeks is now counterbalanced by a ray of light from a federal court in the Warren v. City of Chico case, which I transcribe here....
Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:44PM
textPsychology as a method of domination by New Debate and Elisa Gratias
The current pandemic policy has given the world the ultimate understanding of how democracies (...) transform themselves into totalitarian because inhumane systems. (...) Long live the courage to resist and refute....
Posted: Fri Jul 9, 2021 10:56AM
textTime to end the panic mode by Chris Hedges,Werner Rugemer &Wolfgang Pomrehn
Tyrannies reverse the rule of law. They turn law into an instrument of injustice. They cloak their crimes in false legality. They use the outward decorum of courts and trials to disguise their criminality. People like Julian who reveal this criminality and show it to the public are dangerous. For without the pretense of legality, tyranny loses credibility....
Posted: Mon Jul 5, 2021 9:04AM
textcorruption rampant in Santa cruz by the Dev
Family law corruption and class action. I'd like to hear from those whom lost thier children to a biased Judge Miragonda only....
Posted: Sun Jul 4, 2021 6:29AM
textSaying No to the "Punish the No-Permit Protesters" Law by Robert Norse
Keith McHenry's Food Not Bombs facebook page has a one sentence descriptive protest against the permits-for-protest law. Its 2nd reading is coming up as item #40 at City Council on the June 22nd afternoon agenda. Likely around mid or late afternoon. I also include Keith's quoting of some sections of the law, and my earlier commentary on the law from 2013....
Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:18PM
textDemocrats, media suppress news of military and police complicity in January 6 coup attempt by Jacob Crosse, Barry Grey (WSWS repost)
More than five months after the January 6 siege of the US Capitol aimed at overturning the election of Biden and maintaining Trump in power as president-dictator, the cover-up of Trump’s accomplices at the highest levels of the state continues....
Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:34PM
textShould A Mother Of 5 In Prison Since 1996 Die In Prison Over $260? by Cindy Boskofsky
Grant CLEMENCY to TAMARA LLAMAS, mom of 5, serving sentences for crimes she DIDN'T commit....
Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:24PM
textGeorge Floyd Action In SF's Fillmore by Michael Steinberg
On May 22 people gathered in San Francisco's Fillmore District to mark the one year anniversary of George Floyd's death....
Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 6:27PM
textThe Fascism Construction Manual by Naomi Wolf
Immediately after the proclamation of this pandemic, many elements of absolute all-around totalitarianism were put into effect in most countries of the West, even in countries that had previously been robust democracies. All of this happened very quickly and comprehensively....
Posted: Mon May 24, 2021 4:45AM
textNight Attack on Oakland Police Property by Anonymous
On May 7, antifascist guerillas broke into a police vehicle lockup at 10th St. & Union St. and damaged cruisers. Undetected, they splashed muriatic acid, flattened tires and smashed windows....
Posted: Sat May 8, 2021 3:06AM
textGroundbreaking Police Demilitarization Ordinance by John Lindsay-Poland
Berkeley approves oversight and transparency measure for all militarized equipment used by police...
Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:26PM
textPost-democratic Capitalism by Colin Crouch
The fact that money can buy political influence is a central problem for democracy. All citizens are equal in terms of their voting rights, but not in terms of their wealth - this is one of the great unsolved challenges of liberal systems of government. As long as economic inequality remains within bounds or even declines - and as long as it does not play a major role in political processes - the tension it creates is bearable....
Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:25AM
textAbolish the police! by Jacob Reimann
We need to put money into housing initiatives, addiction and violence prevention programs, community centers and mental health infrastructures - and in parallel, dismantle the police step by step. We need to develop alternative structures for how we deal with violence as a society....
Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:01AM
textEx-Cop Guilty on All Counts of Murder of George Floyd by Power to the People
We finally saw the power of a mass movement with a middle class jury, including 2 jurors with family connections to the police, convicting Minneapolis now ex-cop white Derek Chauvin of the murder of black George Floyd while handcuffed and face down, with Chauvin sitting on Floyd's neck with his knee for over 9 minutes, supposedly for the use of an alleged $20 counterfeit bill. The struggle continues....
Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:28PM
textThe Corona New Speak by Markus Vollack
The virus as enemy and subject A very conspicuous phenomenon for rhetorically evading any political responsibility is, on the one hand, to shift it to the population by dutifully supporting and participating in all measures and, on the other hand, to speak of the virus as an acting subject that is supposed to bear the responsibility for all consequences and collateral damage....
Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:07PM
textBoarding Up for Verdict Day by General Strike Needed
With a verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial for ex-cop Chauvin's murder of George Floyd predicted anytime after Monday, April 19, 2021, businesses and empty buildings are boarding up for a possible riot on Verdict Day. For the City's police preparations, see https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/sfpd-prepares-for-possible-protests-as-chauvin-trial-continues/...
Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:33PM
textDaunte Wright's Death Again Shows Need to Address Failures Of Policing by Amnesty International
Responding to the April 11 fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by a police officer in Minnesota, Kristina Roth, Senior Advocate for Criminal Justice Programs at Amnesty International USA, wrote this statement....
Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:42AM
textThe Invisible Cage by Hiroyuki Hamada and Ronny Ebel
What kind of conditioning will we be subjected to after being stripped of our natural relationships? I want to live a life that breaks the invisible cage and firmly reaches out to nature and humanity....
Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:42PM
textChico Shines a Light, But Activists Here Must Do the Heavy Lifting by Robert Norse
Down Chico way, a Senior Sacramento Judge of the Eastern Division of the Federal District Court has stopped encampment sweeps dead in their tracks city-wide with a TRO in the Commanche Creek Greenway case. This was justified not by the fading COVID-19 shelter-in-place concerns, but rather by lack of shelter or campground alternatives for those being rousted....
Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:57AM