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textMayor Schaaf Rents Oakland Police Officers to Home Depot by ann nomura
Oakland Mayor Schaaf's rent a police officer program at Home Depot....
Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:28PM
textSanta Cruz County Homeless Union President Launches RV Park-In Protest by Robert Norse & Alicia Kuhl
Recent renewal of harassment of RV dwellers along Woodrow has prompted Alicia Kuhl of the SC Homeless Union Park-In to protest the threatening vigilante behavior. More details below....
Posted: Tue Jul 2, 2019 1:53PM
textAustralian police powers risking the criminalisation of public interest journalism by GetUp!
This is unprecedented. As I write, the Australian Federal Police are crawling through the headquarters of our national broadcaster. Accessing private emails. Scouring hard-drives. Rounding up handwritten notes. They have the power to collect, decrypt, alter and delete whatever they want.1 Why? Because the ABC dared to report on allegations that Australian soldiers unlawfully killed children in Afghanistan.2...
Posted: Wed Jun 5, 2019 5:40AM
textChelsea Manning Returned to Prison; Illegal Arrests of Embassy Protectors by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
On the same day, May 16, 2019, the remaining 4 Venezuelan Embassy Protectors were falsely arrested by US police who illegally entered the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C. and Chelsea Manning was returned to prison as a political prisoner for refusing to cooperate with the witchhunting grand jury, and this time, the reactionary Judge Anthony Trenga added the threat of daily fines of up to $500 a day after 30 days and rising to $1000 a day after 60 days. We heard not a peep of opposition t...
Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:20AM
textSan Francisco Becomes First in the Country to Ban the Use of Facial Recognition by Oakland Privacy
San Francisco Approves Oversight of Surveillance Tech and Becomes 1st Municipality in the Country to Ban The Use of Facial Recognition...
Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 3:18PM
textIndependent Oversight of Texas Prisons by Comrade Malik
In this essay, Comrade Malik details the forms of oversight, abuse and oppression that occur regularly in Texas prisons....
Posted: Sun May 5, 2019 4:45PM
textFalse Harassment Due To Operation Dollhouse by Jody Williams
Recall Steve Wagstaffe campaign...
Posted: Sat May 4, 2019 2:46AM
textAmid Surprise Jail Closure Announcement, Calls for Alameda Sheriff Accountability Grow by Danny Thongsy
Oakland community members demand a financial and performance audit of the Sheriff’s office as budget shortfalls, civil lawsuits, and reports of substandard jail conditions continue to mount....
Posted: Fri May 3, 2019 11:05AM
textFreedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide by Mathias Broeckers
CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a "hostile secret service" and Julian Assange is not a journalist. Wikileaks embodies what a free press should be as the fourth branch - control power. This indispensable function as a democratic watchdog is the reason why press freedom is an essential asset of all constitutional states....
Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:50AM
textExradition: Wikileaks and the IRA in SF by Michael Steinberg
The looming extradition of Julian Assange to the US reminds us off another such case in San Francisco 25 years ago....
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:34PM
textJulian Assange of Wikileaks was arrested by cops in London by Lynda Carson
Double crossed by the Ecuadorian Ambassador and the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum, in an urgent tweet from WikiLeaks it said, “Ecuador has illegally terminated Julian Assange's political asylum in violation of international law. He was arrested by the British police inside the Ecuadorian embassy on April 11, 2019!...
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:43AM
textThe Struggle against Authoritarian Populism by Daniel Haufler
The US finds itself in the worst crisis of its democracy in decades, perhaps even since the Civil War. The political system has failed. Trump constantly mocks the constitutional state and democracy. The Democrats are absolutely obliged to protect the country from an authoritarian coup from above. Voting Trump out of office is the only realistic way out....
Posted: Mon Apr 1, 2019 8:11AM
textUrban Shield may end on February 26 .... with your help! by Oakland Privacy
Since 2013, the Bay Area has been trying to transform Urban Shield from a highly militarized SWAT competition and weapons expo into a community-focused safety and resilence exercise. And now we are almost there....
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:47PM
textStop the Taser Deaths! by Tracy Rosenberg and JP Massar
Following community pressure after the October 3 death of Chinedu Okobi a 36 year old Black man who was tasered by San Mateo County Sheriffs after being stopped for “walking erratically”, San Mateo’s Board of Supervisors is convening a community forum on tasers....
Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:47AM
textUCPD's malice towards People's Park protesters by Observer
UC Berkeley displayed malice and cruelty to the People's Park protesters, whose personal belongings were seized during a police raid on the Park back on January 15th. [This article is not written by a member of the People's Park protest, but by an outside observer.]...
Posted: Sun Feb 3, 2019 11:40AM
textMorton Sobell 1917-2018 and the Rosenberg-Sobell Frameup by Resist Fascism
Morton Sobell, an electrical engineer, famous as one of 3 defendants in the Rosenberg-Sobell case, passed away on December 26, 2018 at age 101, with the formal announcement in the capitalist press of this event on January 30, 2019....
Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:40PM
textAnti-homeless terrorists break our van window on MLK day by John Cohen-Colby
The night of MLK day anti-homeless terrorists shattered the rear window of the van my sister Patricia Colby, I and our two emotional assistance cats live in. This was the latest hate crime in a gang stalking campaign by Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC) which began with death threats against us in 2010. TBSC hate criminals connected with a gang of Section 8 criminals gang stalking us since we had HUD Fair Housing complaints against the consecutive managements of the Mission Gardens Apartments (MGA)...
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:51PM
textJerry Brown's Cowardly Exit — Could Have Emptied Death Row by ntuit
Brown took the cowards approach in his final acts which could have emptied California's death row - the largest in the nation....
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:46PM
textSentinel presents Sympathetic Story on Van Dweller Harassment, Ducks Police Accountability by Jessica York, Robert Norse
Sentinel writer Jessica York's story unusually sympathetic to RV van dwellers but absent any critical analysis of the SCPD is reprinted below for those unable to access it on line or pay $1.50 for a paper. I include my lengthy comments as well....
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:25AM
textStopping Urban Shield Is One Step Closer by JP Massar
"A set of recommendations to be presented to the Supervisors that would radically transform Urban Shield from a militarized SWAT Team and weapons extravaganza into a true emergency preparedness conclave and suite of field exercises relevant to the Bay Area."...
Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:45PM