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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
text Is OPD Still Cooperating with Deportations? An Open Letter to Oakland's Elected Officials by Oakland Privacy
It remains unclear whether the Oakland Police Department provided material assistance in the detention and potential deportation of an undocumented Oakland resident who may or may not have been named in a warrant and may not have committed any criminal wrongdoing. Oakland Privacy encourages you to look deeply into the events of August 16 and consider whether they meet with the letter and the spirit of the City Council's deliberations regarding your ongoing relationship with HSI/ICE and the...
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:29PM
text A Celebratory Note on Sunday’s People by Steve Martinot
The Aug. 27 demonstrations against the uninvited fascists representing Trump were a big success, in many ways. this article celebrates the event and some of things we learned....
Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:48AM
text Forget the Alamo: Hate Group Bails by Michael Steinberg
Thousands gathered around San Francisco's Alamo Square to oppose the appearance of a hate group. But they were locked out by the police. As for the haters, they were a no show....
Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:15PM
text Solidarity with Indymedia Linksunten by Cyprus IndyMedia Collective
We condemn in the strongest possible way this attack against free speech and exhibition of wanton authoritarianism expressed by the shutting down of Indymedia Linksunten....
Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:54AM
text Indymedia Linksunten Shut Down by squat.net
Indymedia Linksunten (https://linksunten.indymedia.org) was shutdown this morning (Friday 25.08.2017) by the German federal ministry of interior....
Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:01AM
text Toxic Expansion of Stay-Away Ordinance Hits Council Agenda Today by Robert Norse
City Council will vote on the First Reading of a harsh law expanding Councilmember Terrazas' 4-Year old Anti-Homeless law today at its 2:30 PM Session. The law targets homeless community members for sleeping, being in a "park" after dark, obstructing the sidewalk, etc. It vastly expands the unconstitutional sweep of the current 13.08.100....
Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:41AM
text Capitola council to vote on more years of red light cameras by Henry
On Capitola's council agenda for this coming Thursday (Aug. 24) is a staff recommendation to extend the City's red light camera ticket program for another two years....
Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:55PM
text Berkeley Gov Holding Special Meeting for "Urgency Ordinance" by Anonymous
Ahead of the upcoming Alt-Right rally and the opposition Rally Against Hate, there will be a special meeting at Berkeley city council chambers on an "Urgency Ordinance" granting special powers to the city manager. The meeting is tomorrow, August 18th at 3PM, at 2134 MLK Way, second floor....
Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:09PM
text Trump's Neo-Nazis and the Rise of Illiberal Democracy by Henry A. Giroux
Trump has dispensed with the fiction of democracy because he believes that in the interest of power both people and the planet are disposable, excess to be plundered and discarded. As part of an effort to normalize this pathology, he systematically employs a politics of diversion to prevent the public from addressing the underlying neoliberal forces and conditions that sold democracy to the bankers, hedge fund managers and other surrogates of finance....
Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:55PM
text Call for Solidarity on August 19th from Incarcerated Kinross Rebel in Michigan by J Taylor
Inmate and rebel, J. Littlejohn, writes to all those imprisoned and impacted by the criminal justice system, calling for nationwide solidarity on August 19th, 2017 to ask for an end to mass incarceration and slave labor. Littlejohn was placed in segregation after participating in the September 9-10 strike and actions at Kinross CF in Michigan....
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:01PM
text Bathrooms....in Santa Cruz??!! by Robert Norse
Today's Sunday Sentinel featured Jessica York's story around Santa Cruz, the Town Without Crappers. A front-page above-the-fold story, no less. It can be found at http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20170701/santa-cruz-seeks-public-bathroom-solutions-while-its-homeless-population-crosses-its-legs but since such stories disappear or become accessible only to those who pay for on-line privileges, I'm repeating it below along with my commentary....
Posted: Sun Jul 2, 2017 1:14PM
text Brazil: Will Moro destroy the rule of law? by Emilio Jose Lemos de Lima
Will Moro destroy the rule of law in Brazil by condemning Lula with no evidences, apparently to put him out of the coming presidential race?...
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:55PM
text Chelsea Manning is Free by Power to the People
Chelsea Manning, who exposed American war crimes in Iraq, as she was required to do by the Nuremberg Principles when a member of the US military, is free. She was released at 2 a.m. Central Time from Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas....
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:37AM
text Tell Oakland's City Council: Defund OPD, Invest in Community by APTP
The process of allocating Oakland’s 2.6 billion dollar budget for 2017-2019 has begun. We believe that the scandal-ridden and dysfunctional Oakland Police Department consumes far too many of our city's resources. It’s time to audit police spending and performance, and redirect wasted funds to community-building, constructive strategies for making Oakland a safer and better place to live....
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 11:20AM