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textJidwaaq Clan and its Lack of Political and Social Representation by Fadumo Nur
Jidwaaq clan is one of the major Somali clans of the Darood clan, lacking the social and political participation whereby it faces marginalizations from other Somali clans. It is time to change that....
Posted: Sat, Jun 25, 2022 7:28pm PDT
textOn People's Park, Democracy, and Politics by Memory
Berkeley city council-member Rigel Robinson released a recent article championing the UC's proposed redevelopment project on People's Park. This article was accompanied with a statement from council-member Lori Droste's legislative assistant. The statement compared People's Park activists to the January 6th insurrectionists....
Posted: Sat, Jun 25, 2022 5:46pm PDT
textThe definitive end of the commons as we know it by Roberto J De Lapuente
What we are witnessing is the end of the polity as we know it. The ultimate extinction of public spirit. Parallel societies will remain. We will probably have to live with division. And die....
Posted: Thu, Jun 16, 2022 7:05am PDT
textKoffee Klatch Against Cold Hearts at City Hall by Robert Norse
HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) wants to encourage those outside and their supporters to provide a true narrative that exposes the unjustified and exaggerated claims of City officials led by City Manager Matt Huffaker, With help from Food Not Bombs and other good samaritans, we'll be providing coffee and sweet rolls in the morning for 3-days next week (June 6-8) and perhaps beyond.....
Posted: Fri, Jun 3, 2022 12:49pm PDT
textCriticism Mounts over Slow Police Response to Uvalde School Shooting by Democracy Now!
Anger mounting over police response to elementary school shooting in Texas....
Posted: Mon, May 30, 2022 5:07pm PDT
textAttack on Atlas Subsidary Office in Oakland by Anonymous
Windows smashed at Atlas child engineering firm CEL in solidarity with Atlanta Forest Defenders. NO COP CITY....
Posted: Thu, May 26, 2022 4:13pm PDT
textApologist for Tucker Carlson's Racism: Glenn Greenwald by Elon Higgins
Former progressive teams up with vile Fox host...
Posted: Thu, May 26, 2022 8:10am PDT
textThe persecution of Julian Assange by Jonathan Cook
Melzer has distilled his detailed research into a new book, The Trial of Julian Assange, that provides a shocking account of rampant lawlessness by the main states involved – Britain, Sweden, the US, and Ecuador. It also documents a sophisticated campaign of misinformation and character assassination to obscure those misdeeds....
Posted: Sat, May 7, 2022 2:32pm PDT
textThe Need for Restorative Justice by B.Clark
Restorative Justice is needed more then ever as violent crimes rates soar. Restorative Justice works to repair harms created in our communities....
Posted: Mon, Apr 25, 2022 9:23pm PDT
textDeath Penalty Should be Abolished by Arlette Martinez
The death penalty should be abolished. There are innocent people being imprisoned, and many times have been executed. In addition, death penalty has racial bias and the capital punishment does not solve any issue. The death penalty is being used unfairly, and killing another human violates the right to life....
Posted: Mon, Apr 25, 2022 9:20pm PDT
textThe Prison System Fails Incarcerated Pregnant Women by Megan Lucas
This article gives a look on how incarcerated pregnant women are treated poorly and what can be done to fix it....
Posted: Mon, Apr 25, 2022 3:39pm PDT
textDiversion Program Funds Need Legal Protection by Mike Tredowski
Why the funding of diversion programs needs to be made independent from the influence of law enforcement and its interests....
Posted: Mon, Apr 25, 2022 1:36am PDT
textDemocracy - not more than the brand name by Irmtraud Gutschke
The USA, a hegemonic power threatened with decline, is struggling to maintain and expand a monopolistic world order. This is supposed to be justified by surrounding itself with an aura of freedom and democracy. In this respect, the title of Wolin's book is a provocation: "Inverted Totalitarianism."...
Posted: Thu, Apr 14, 2022 11:59am PDT
textTriple Trouble Tuesday: Trio of Terrible Items Scars Council Agenda by Robert Norse
Bad news for buskers, street vendors, and rv-dwellers hits the City Council agenda Tuesday April 12th on items 24, 30, and 31 in yet another "public not wanted" Zoomed meeting....
Posted: Sun, Apr 10, 2022 11:27pm PDT
textWhat is a Crime Wave? (first of a series) by Steve Martinot
As police demand equipment to deal with a crime wave, they are one. Their use of surveillance technology is part of that. This article is a brief analysis of how....
Posted: Fri, Apr 8, 2022 10:41am PDT
textPolice Brutality Claim Highlights City Council Censorship by Robert Norse
Rhonda Reyna accused the SCPD of abusive violence & kidnapping against a minor last summer. City Administrator/Clerk Bonnie Bush refused to post the full text of this Claim on the twice-monthly Santa Cruz City Council agenda for its 2-4 meeting, leaving the community in the dark before the upcoming Council meeting. But then, this may have been the whole point....
Posted: Tue, Feb 15, 2022 9:20am PST
textThe Shortwave Report 01/21/22 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu, Jan 20, 2022 5:19pm PST
textExecution Delayed But Not Reversed: OVO Up for Rubberstamping 1-12 by Robert Norse
A new "hearing" for the OVO [Oversized Vehicle Ordinance] will be held on January 12th at 10 AM by the Zoning Administrator to confirm the ouster of "Oversized", i.e. homeless vehicles, from a large segment of the City....
Posted: Sat, Jan 8, 2022 10:41am PST
textA Sneak Play Past the Community and Coastal Commission...Again by Robert Norse
City staff is urging the Zoning Administrator to authorize and sanctify the reactionary City Council's latest RV ban (the Oversized Vehicle Ordinance). The hearing is being zoomed at 10 AM on Wednesday January 5th. Oppose it in writing now and prepare for an appeal!...
Posted: Mon, Jan 3, 2022 2:54pm PST
textEthiopia's Somali Region: Dulmidiid Youth Arrested in Jigjiga by Hassan Dhuhul
The Dulmidiid movement was founded in the diaspora in 2018, then it spearheaded the removal of the region's president, Abdi Mohamud Omar (Abdi Iley), who is currently in an Ethiopian prison for murder, rape and torture during a decade he was in power....
Posted: Wed, Dec 29, 2021 6:21am PST