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text Rainbow Center omitted Scout Schultz from vigil by Disappointed
Tonight was an annual vigil in Concord California, coinciding with Transgender Day of Remembrance. The organizers from Concord's Rainbow Center left Scout Schultz off the list of names read in remembrance of those who died in 2017. While it can't be known for certain, it is suspected that the omission was done intentionally....
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:14PM
text Addressing Police Brutality at Sonoma State University by Amanda Zuidema
While police brutality was not found at Sonoma State University, it is an issue worth talking about....
Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:43AM
text US brands RT a “foreign agent:” A chilling move against free speech by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
Under pressure from the US government, RT America has announced that it would register as a “foreign agent” under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). This sets a precedent for delegitimizing RT as a news source, to intimidate its journalists and guests, and for taking similar actions against other news outlets. It also lays groundwork for labeling a much broader range of news outlets to blacklist and criminalize them based on their political views....
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:30PM
text Stop The Draft Week - Oakland 1967 - Vintage Photos by Lynda Carson
During the 1960's protests against the Vietnam War took place all across the nation. The first Stop the Draft Week in Oakland, California, started at the Oakland Army Induction Center on Clay Street in October 1967. Thousands of protestors took to the streets, with many arrests, including singer and peace activist Joan Baez!...
Posted: Tue Nov 7, 2017 4:41PM
text US Military Illegally Detains US Citizen & Denies Lawyer by repost
The ACLU reports that "For nearly two months, the U.S. military has been detaining an American citizen at a secret jail in Iraq, denying him access to a lawyer and even refusing to release his name. " See https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/detention/trump-administration-keeping-us-citizen-secretly-locked-without?redirect=blog/trump-administration-keeping-us-citizen-secretly-locked-without-charges...
Posted: Mon Nov 6, 2017 8:33PM
text US congressional hearings on “extremist content” prepare assault on free speech by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
The alarm must be sounded! The campaign to mount a drive to criminalize political opposition within the United States will reach a new milestone when officials from Facebook, Twitter and Google testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House and Senate intelligence committees. What is involved is nothing less than the greatest attack on the First Amendment since the Second World War....
Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:08AM
text No Justice. Just Law. A Tale of Homelessness and Eviction. by JP Massar
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges at HERE/THERE, beg in the streets or steal loaves of bread....
Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:34PM
text No One Wins if the Homeless are Evicted, Mr. Mayor! by Mike Zint
I'm asking you to show up in support of our efforts. Get between the cops and the homeless, and stand for human rights. This will send a message to the nation, and the world, that Berkeley continues to lead the way on human rights issues....
Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:56AM
text Reports About Cops That Have Been Arrested In The Bay Area by Lynda Carson
There are a lot of stories that we may not hear much about regarding the activities of the cops in the Bay Area. Further below are some links to some documented reports that will help the public understand what has been happening in the Bay Area, regarding the activities of those that have sworn to serve and protect us!...
Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:18AM
text Widespread embezzlement occurring in Fraternal Order of Police by Lynda Carson
As large as the FOP is with around 325,000 members, and 2,100 local chapters (lodges) across the nation, according to public records and media reports, there appears to be widespread embezzlement occurring in the Fraternal Order of Police!...
Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:23PM
text Trump is More than "Silly Tricks" by Daniel Tanuro
Trump will run the US as a big business. Trump did not come out of nowhere. Trumpism is an expression of a reactionary revolt of those angry about the global neoliberal "governance" because they were politically stripped of power. Trump turns reality upside down. The "captains of industry" are now regarded as bringers of salvation. How can one not think of "Germany over all" in "America first"?...
Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:30AM
text Facing a Possible State of Emergency by Peter Schaar
The danger of authoritarian "solutions" grows when the constitutional state is dismantled, undermined or suspended. Basic western values were betrayed in the so-called "war on terror." All persons have the same inalienable human rights irrespective of their nationality, origin or religion. The "global war on terror" declared by president Bush suspended these guarantees of human rights....
Posted: Mon Oct 2, 2017 5:20AM
text Justice Department demands Facebook turn over information on anti-administration activists by Trévon Austin (WSWS Repost)
In a flagrant attack on democratic rights the US Department of Justice has issued warrants demanding that Facebook turn over private account information of individuals who have been critical of the Trump administration. The private account information on thousands of Facebook users could be funneled to the government as a result. The assertion of police-state powers has evoked no significant protest from either the political or media establishment....
Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:11AM
text Harassment by Verizon to tell us what we know: It is 70 to 80 degrees! by Stop the BS
An irritating noise emanated from my cell phone. I looked and saw a ridiculous announcement that it is hot, something that has been the case for at least 3 days, and is common in September, our summer month. It is not 100 degrees, only 70 degrees in San Francisco, projected to be 80 degrees....
Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:42AM
text Statement on Berkeley City Council Resolution to Pepper Spray Protesters by NLG-SF
The one thing Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin, the Berkeley Police Department and City Council got right at the Monday afternoon Council meeting was that violence has indeed come to the streets of Berkeley. But rather than using these critical times as an opportunity to have a larger conversation with Berkeley’s people of color, LGBTQIA, Jews, Muslims and other communities who are being targeted by white nationalists/neo-Nazis/white supremacists — the City has instead utilized this as an opport...
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:53PM
text Phone Privacy? by anonymous
I'm guessing the big-dogs probably have a way to make private phone calls; so I'm wondering what kind of person I should ask about the successful methods. I mean, I could ask a PI, get to know a phone company technician and offer an honorarium for good info, etc. I'll bet some people still have privacy. How can I approach such people and ask the right questions?...
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:30AM
text UC Gave $600,000 for Hate Speech, Plans Week of More Hate Speech by California Taxpayer
The public university, the University of California, gave $600,000 to promote hate speech from 33 year old mentally ill fascist Zionist Ben Shapiro on 9/14/17, who thinks people who are poor made the choice to be poor, women should be denied abortions in all circumstances, transgender is mental illness and “Arabs like to bomb crap and live in open sewage,” An entire week of this incitement to destroy humanity is planned at UC Berkeley starting September 24, courtesy the taxpayers. Soon, ther...
Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:03AM
text Stacked Deck Stay-Away Law Expansion Promises More Pain for Poor Outside by Robert Norse
Coming up today at City Council on the noon agenda (unusually early) is Item, #14. It may come up within an hour by 1 PM if not before. MC 13.08.100 exponentially expands the time a cop or ranger can unilaterally order a person to leave an area and not return. The vastly expanded area includes the Pogonip, Arana Gulch, and Moore Creek. The law is billed as a "School Safety" law, though the vast majority of the area covered is much further than 300' from a school....
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:41AM
text Santa Cruz ROLLING FAST to Repeal Sleeping Ban by DavidMinton Silva
ROLLING FAST to Repeal Santa Cruz Sleeping Ban. The anti-homeless Sleeping Ban in Santa Cruz has been challenged since its inception some two decades ago. Endorsing winning candidates has not worked. The right for the homeless to sleep legally is what the ROLLING FAST is about. Simple, take one calendar day, let us know which day; call city council that day and tell them who you are and that you are fasting to REPEAL Sleeping Ban....
Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:26PM
text SGP condemns German government’s ban of linksunten.indymedia.org by Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (repost)
The Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party–SGP) strongly condemns the banning by the German government of the left-wing website linksunten.indymedia.org and demands the immediate lifting of the ban. This brazen act of political censorship is a fundamental attack on freedom of speech and sets a precedent for the suppression of all social and political opposition....
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:16PM