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textFinancial Markets and National Socialism by Stephan Kaufmann and Susanne Hahn
Joseph Goebbels was appointed "Reich Minister for National Enlightenment and Propaganda " on March 15, 1933. "The people should begin to think and react in a unified way [...]" He wanted them to stand behind the actions of the government with full sympathy and support....
Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:18AM
textEnd of a Career. Obituary The "Swabian housewife" by Pepe Eggers
The "Swabian housewife" dominated politics. Now she is buried by her inventors, of all people. The state is not a business or a housewife but can borrow and become indebted to help present and future generations. Systemic change, not climate change! Fight ignorance, not immigrants!...
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:54AM
textEscalation of State Power by Lukas Hermsmeier
Uprising in America. The time has come to tear down the system and create a "different America." "The moderate white man for whom order is more important than justice is the greatest obstacle to freedom," said Martin Luther King in his Letter from the Birmingham Jail....
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:58AM
textChatting with a Conscience-Lacking Council by Robert Norse
The 'No Public, Please" City Council meeting today again has call-in access only, and likely Oral Communications limited to one minute and cut off at the whim of Mayor "I Kneel with the Police Chief" Cummings. I pass on suggested talking points. However, deaf politicians and staffers need large numbers showing up at workplace and home to be convinced. Obediently following do-nothing guidelines will...do nothing....
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:12AM
textThe Questions Grow More Pressing by Robert Norse
I've been persistently raising issues of police abuse with the SCPD. Most recently, I sent a letter to Chief Andy Mills with a variety of questions, following up on issues raised months (and often years) ago. He roplied. I responded to his reply a few days ago. So far no reply....
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:14PM
textDefying the Oakland Curfew by Daniel Borgström
A first person story...
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:58AM
textSome Questions for Sandy Brown and the City Council by Robert Norse
An e-mail sent to Councilmember Sandy Brown will likely result in no action at City Council. More seriously, the Council, which has ultimately control of the police through the City Manager, needs to be forced to confront long-standing SCPD issues that are of a piece with demands on departments across the nation....
Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2020 11:57AM
textBudget Time: Transfer Police Budget to Services for the Workingclass by Name of the Game Is Money
On June 7, 2020, around 3 p.m., a march of a few thousand young people was seen on Bay Street, coming from the Marina, turning onto Columbus and filled the entire length of Columbus to Stockton, where it turned for a block to Vallejo, the heart of the working class Chinese immigrant community, where they stood and chanted "Black Lives Matter" outside a police station....
Posted: Sun Jun 7, 2020 5:38PM
textWas the "Sit out the Curfew" event the largest Bay Area "civil disobedience action" ever? by Just asking
This past Wednesday's "The Town Sits OUT the Curfew" event (see: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/02/18833634.php ) had something like 8,000 people there, defying the curfew. So wasn't that the "largest Bay Area civil disobedience action" since at least the 1960's?...
Posted: Sun Jun 7, 2020 1:37PM
textTo the anarchist movement and everybody in the USA that participates in the struggle by Anarchist Federation (Greece)
Announcement of the Anarchist Federation (Greece) on the uprising in US...
Posted: Sun Jun 7, 2020 1:00PM
textAmerica Boils Over by Ian Buruma
A lot will depend on how hot this summer gets. If people think sensibly in November, it is hard to imagine that they will cast enough votes to keep this hair-raising government in power for another four years. But fear is the worst enemy of reason....
Posted: Sat Jun 6, 2020 6:48AM
textSolidarity Includes Wearing a Mask at Protests by Norman Solomon
The life you save may not be your own...
Posted: Thu Jun 4, 2020 5:14PM
textOakland Community Demands In Advance of Curfew Action by APTP
A broad coalition of Oakland community organizations issued the following demands to Oakland and Alameda County public officials in advance of the mass civil disobedience action planned tonight at 8:05 pm in defiance of the curfew....
Posted: Wed Jun 3, 2020 6:03PM
text#CancelRent Movement Escalates Amid Growing National Unrest by Posted By Lynda Carson
“We’re at a Breaking Point:” #CancelRent Movement Escalates Amid Growing National Unrest, and Warns that Police Enforcement of Evictions Will Destroy More Black Lives!!!...
Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2020 5:18PM
textPublicly traded corporate looters are ripping off the Small Business Administration by Lynda Carson
Mayor London Breed and some trigger happy cops are blowing a lot of hot air at the petty thefts taking place during the George Floyd protests, as they look the other way as the publicly traded corporate looters are ripping off over $200 million from the Small Business Administration, that hurts the small businesses that can not get the loans that were meant to go to them through the Cares Act, and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)!...
Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 11:56PM
textGeorge Floyd Solidarity in the Bay Area: Representation and Power by Anarchist People of Color
This is a critique of weaponized identity politics used to silence rebels and gain political capital....
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 3:38PM
textManslaughter & 3rd degree murder charge for Kneeling Cop Chauvin by Read Black's Law Dictionary
After 48 hours of protest in Minnesota of the vicious murder by suffocation of a black man, George Floyd, on May 25, 2020, by 4 Minneapolis police, one of whom, Derek Chauvin, was caught on a video kneeling on the neck of handcuffed Floyd for 9 minutes, killing him, while his fellow thug cops allowed this murder to occur, only Chauvin was arrested on 5/29/30, and charged with 3rd degree murder and manslaughter! This low level of charge should have every attorney in this country screaming sin...
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 11:55AM
textAn Updated Letter to SCPD Police Chief Mills in the Wake of the George Floyd Murder by Robert Norse
In anticipation of possible protests in Santa Cruz regarding police violence and racial injustice, I've written Chief Andy Mills a follow-up letter regarding concerns I expressed 2 1/2 years ago. I begin with an earlier letter I sent him, and his responses to that letter. Attempts to get more detailed information were unsuccessful....
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 10:28AM
textAmy Klobuchar, Minneapolis Police and Her VP Quest by Norman Solomon
Opportunism Running Amuck...
Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 4:36AM
textSanta Cruz Needs Community Control of Surveillance by Tracy Rosenberg
Santa Cruz has a community control of surveillance law in front of the City Council. We need transparency, advanced notice and joint decisionmaking about pervasive surveillance everywhere. Sign the petition (from ACLU) https://action.aclu.org/petition/cn-santa-cruz-surveillance-petition...
Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 2:37PM