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text Cops And Klan Go Hand In Hand: An Urgent Report from the Berkeley Antifa Demo by Los Olivados
Stop the state strategy of direct collaboration with fascists...
Posted: Sun Aug 5, 2018 6:36PM
text Joint Base Lewis McChord Says AntiFa Is A Domestic Terrorist Organization by #OCCUPYJBLM
The JBLM Force Protection Division – AntiTerrorism – (an Army and Air Force base near Tacoma, WA) has declared Antifa to be a domestic terrorist organization that “creates violent confrontation” and poses a danger to military personnel....
Posted: Sat Aug 4, 2018 2:32PM
text Berkeley mask ban violates city ordinance by Section
The Berkeley police and city manager released a set of rules prior to the anti-fascist protest on Sunday. There is a clause banning masks in Ohlone Park and Civic Center Park. This clause violates the urgency ordinance passed by city council....
Posted: Fri Aug 3, 2018 11:39PM
text Abolition News Re Executioners Mike DeWine, John Kasich, Greg Abbott, Rick Scott by Abolition
Please help stop yet another Trump nominated execution supporter, Brett Kavanaugh and work to defeat Rick Scott in Florida, Greg Abbott in Texas, Mike DeWine in Ohio, and Brett Kavanaugh, Trump SCOTUS nominee....
Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:41PM
text In Australia peaceful protests could in future carry prison sentences of up to 25 years by GetUp!
The right-of-centre Australian Turnbull Government has passed new police state laws that threaten our movement's ability to campaign for a fair, flourishing and just Australia. Actions that merely harm the government's reputation on political or economic matters can now be prosecuted as serious national security offences. So peaceful blockades of Adani coal operations, or exposing the truth about child abuse on Nauru to the UN, could carry prison sentences of up to 25 years....
Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:52PM
text HUD Prioritizes Funding for Communities Taking Steps Against Criminalization of Homelessness by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Forthcoming Homeless Law Center Report Shares Progress and Tools for Doing More...
Posted: Mon Jul 9, 2018 11:39AM
text Santa Cruz City Manager Refuses to Reopen Louden Nelson/San Lorenzo Park Bathrooms by Robert Norse
Closed as part of a broader campaign targeting unhoused folks outside, the bathrooms at Louden Nelson Center, San Lorenzo Park, and City Hall remained locked and/or closed to the general public. City Manager Martin Bernal ducked an invitation to explain at a gathering a week ago. He then met the next day with Conscience-and-Action [C&A] activists and rejected suggestions to reopen the bathrooms or immediately provide additional accessible portapotties....
Posted: Sun Jul 8, 2018 4:00PM
text The Latest Witch Hunt Against Alix Tichelman by The Transmetropolitan Review
Alix Tichelman: Jailed in Santa Cruz, deported by ICE to Canada, now threatened with extradition back to the United States...
Posted: Sat Jul 7, 2018 8:45PM
text Hundreds Of Immigrant Families, Activists To “Block I.C.E.”, Demand End To Family Detention by APTP
The daily horrors being committed by the US government against immigrant families and individuals at border crossings are a crime against humanity....
Posted: Mon Jul 2, 2018 1:28PM
text Authoritarian Capitalism and Digital Demagogue by Christian Fuchs
Trump is not an individual phenomenon but one of many structural manifestations of the sudden change of neoliberalism into authoritarian capitalism. The media's profitmongering intensifies the visibility of rightwing ideology. Enlightenment has a negative dialectic under conditions of capital....
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:06AM
text Homeless Rights HoeDown Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (June 12-14) by HUFF, Conscience in Action, & Jeremy Alderson
Various events including Tuesday's Homelessness Marathon and City Council Speakout, Wednesday'a HUFF meeting and Juneteenth Celebration, and Thursday's Picketing Prejudice at Parks and Rec HQ are up for observaton and participation in the next few days....
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:51PM
text Angola 3 Newsletter: Keep On Keeping On by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
We have just released the latest issue of our newsletter, focusing on 'Soledad Brother' John Clutchette's release from a California prison, Robert King and Albert Woodfox's visit to Santa Cruz CA, Jena 6 Defendant Theo Shaw's graduation from law school, Angola Prison inmates demanding an end to slavery, NRCAT's Torture Awareness Month, and the passing of Tiyo Attallah Salah-El....
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:30PM
text ACLU Statement of Opposition to Anti-Homeless Measures at Louden Nelson Center and Park by ACLU (posted by Norse)
In April, ACLU Chair Peter Geldblum sent a letter to the City's Parks & Recreation Department expressing revulsion and concern regarding the recent closure of the bathrooms and other restrictive actions burdening the public and especially local homeless folks. I post it here....
Posted: Sat Jun 9, 2018 1:53PM
text Why has the US gone mad? by Alexander Unzicker and Olivier Zajee
Donald Trump blames scapegoats. Why does the US permanently seek new conflicts, send terrorists to Syria, organize the Ukraine coup, escalate with North Korea and threaten to bomb wherever it suits them? This aggressive madness that strikes Iran and Russia must have a cause. The real reason for the hysterical nervousness could be that the US is bankrupt....
Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 3:20AM
text ‘Please Give Us Justice’: New California Law Aims to Hold Police Accountable by Safiya Charles, The Nation
A “first of its kind” bill would raise use-of-force guidelines for police from “reasonable” to “necessary”—a higher standard that could save lives....
Posted: Wed May 2, 2018 10:54PM
text Guns Don't Kill People, Police Kill People by Martin Herrera-Pazmino
Police Brutality is destroying lives. Police are the only people in society that get away with cold blooded murder. It's time we bring this to light....
Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:28AM
text Vehicular Profiteering Downtown Will Punish the Poor and Drive Away Customers by Robert Norse
Santa Cruz City Council is set to rubberstamp increased parking fees, new parking meters, a two-hour "Move Along" vehicular law, "no vending from vehicles", and a "no vehicles above 6' in height" requirement along Pacific Ave. and adjacent streets at its 1:30 PM wesession tomorrow. It's item #18 on the so-called "Consent Public Hearings" section of the agenda....
Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:40PM
text Homeless regulations will affect People's Park community by Anonymous
Newly proposed regulations on the homeless will substantially affect the People's Park community. Berkeley city council is holding a special meeting to codify new city legislation to place restrictions on sleeping and stashing gear on sidewalks....
Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:10PM
text Book Review: "The New Bonapartists" by Martin Beck & Ingo Stutzle (ed)
In the figure of Bonaparte, the state made itself independent over society at a time when the bourgeoisie lost the capacity to rule the nation and the working class had not yet gained that ability. Aren't conditions similar nowadays in the many de-industrialized regions of the US, England, Germany or Poland? The whole world cheered him as the deliverer of society, Marx wrote....
Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:40AM
text Supreme Court shields a police officer from being sued for shooting a woman in front yard by LA Times
The Supreme Court on Monday shielded a police officer from being sued for shooting an Arizona woman in her front yard, once again making it harder to bring legal action against officers who use excessive force, even against an innocent person....
Posted: Wed Apr 4, 2018 6:49PM