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textAlameda County Sheriff's Office Makes Surprise $85 Million Request for Santa Rita Jail by APTP
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will vote today to allocate an additional $85 million toward staff for Santa Rita Jail....
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:19PM
textStudents Petition UC Irvine After Campus Police Arrest a Black Alumna by Sara Weissman, Diverse
Shikera Chamndany, a Black alumna in biomedical engineering at UC Irvine, went to campus to collect her transcripts on Feb. 20. She ended up spending the night in Orange County Women’s Jail....
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2020 1:00PM
textMohawks won't back down: Standing strong with Wet'suwet'en after midnight by Brenda Norrell
Mohawks of Tyendinaga were standing strong at the rail blockade at midnight, after being given an ultimatum by Ontario police on Sunday to clear the rail blockade by midnight that they maintain in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en. Standing strong at 1 a.m. on Monday, Mohawks released this statement....
Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:31PM
textUCB Student Threatens Genocide to Palestinians; No Response From Campus by Newsy
During a recent meeting of the Associated Students of the University of California, a UC Berkeley student spoke at the podium, pledging the genocide of "Palestinians from the world". The UC campus administration has taken no action against the student, and has taken no action to affirm the safety of Palestinian students and Palestinian visitors on campus....
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:30AM
textSovereignty never ceded: Conflict of laws – which law is subaltern in Australia? by Ghillar, Michael Anderson
Media statement 30 January 2020 Ghillar, Michael Anderson, Convenor of the Sovereign Union, last surviving member of the founding four of the Aboriginal Embassy and Head of State of the Euahlayi Peoples Republic, introduces the concept of ‘subaltern’ through a recent Commonwealth Law Bulletin article from which parallels are drawn, that First Nations law is the law of the land and the colonial Australian law is subaltern, inferior....
Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:57AM
textExporting Death: New Zealand confirmed as likely source of Samoa’s measles outbreak by Eileen
"Infectious diseases de-populated many isolated Pacific islands when they were first exposed to global pathogen circulation from the 18th century," Professor G. Dennis Shanks of Australian Army Malaria Institute wrote. "God alone will not send such an epidemic," he cited the Samoan chief in 1918 as saying....
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:23PM
textBeing There by Carol Denney (posted by Norse)
Activist Carol Denney e-mailed me this account which she is also sending to the Berkeley Daily Planet. She writes the satirical Pepper Spray Times (available on line at Berkeleydailyplanet.com), sings, composes, and copwatches among other things....
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:58PM
textLet's talk about prison reform by Danielle Franks
Prison reform....
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:14PM
textRecidivism Linked to Criminal Justice System Failures by Annika Erickson
This is an article touching on the recidivism rates in the United States....
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 7:17PM
textThe Wicked Witch of the West AKA Mayor of Oakland by ntuit
The Mayor and her administration are failing miserably in helping homeless people...
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:43PM
textBay Area Youth Evade Unjust BART Fare by Fare strike
San Francisco, California. Today, Friday November 29th, Bay Area (born and raised) youth evaded unjust fares and hopped the turnstiles en masse, stating their concern for their communities and a desire to hold BART accountable for attacks towards them. They say that many people from the Bay regularly hop as a basic point of survival and likewise, they have no intention of stopping these evasions....
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:45PM
textPolice Brutality (Domestic Terrorism) by James Hemphill III
This article touches on police brutality (domestic terrorism) but focuses on the killings of unarmed and innocent black people in the United States....
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:06PM
text‘We want to see change’: Calls for national commissioner for AustralianIndigenous children by Luke Michael at ProBono Australia
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people are 17 times more likely to be in juvenile detention and 10 times more likely to be in out-of-home care in Australia. More than 80 community groups are calling for a national commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to help uncover systemic issues impacting Indigenous children....
Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:11AM
text1 year anniversary: Vigil for Chinedu Valentine Okobi by Regina Islas
1 year anniversary Vigil to commemorate Chinedu Valentine Okobi, murdered by the SMCSO on 3 OCT 2018. We the Community will not forget, we will not rest until justice is done. Please join us, bring friends, family and share freely....
Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 11:17AM
textAmah Mutsun Tribal Band Will Lead ‘Walk for Juristac’ Sunday to Protect Sacred Lands by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, Calif.— The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band will be stepping forward in a public journey of healing and restoration on Sunday. One of the greatest challenges before the tribe is the protection of their sacred grounds at Juristac (Sargent Ranch). The site is currently threatened by Sargent Quarry, a proposed 320-acre sand-and-gravel mining operation....
Posted: Fri Sep 6, 2019 4:00PM
textIs an Innocent Black Man Being Framed for Murder in OC? by Womens Advocacy
Who killed Wendi Miller? Co-witnesses on a case where there was big payout resulting from her death wonder if they are next. Was an innocent black man framed?...
Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:21PM
textThe Shortwave Report 08/09/19 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. NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio....
Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 5:00PM
textThe fascist attack in Gilroy and the US epidemic of mass shootings by Patrick Martin, WSWS
[August 3: This article is republished here the same day yet another white supremacist has killed at least 20 people in El Paso, Texas, less than a week after the racist attack at the Garlic Festival in Gilroy.]...
Posted: Sat Aug 3, 2019 7:15PM
textAIPAC’s Anti-BDS Resolution Easily Wins Bipartisan Support by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Palestine remains the litmus test issue and once again, the Democrats showed their true colors on July 23, 2019 with 209 Democrats joining 189 Republicans in voting for pro Zionist Israel AIPAC’s HRes 246, Roll Call 497 opposing the Boycott Divest Sanctions Movement of the Palestinian Liberation Struggle. See http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2019/roll497.xml. The bill may be found at https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/246/all-actions?overview=closed&q=%7B%22roll-call-vo...
Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:34PM
textJapanese American Internment Survivors Protest Plan to Jail Migrant Kids at Prison Camp by Repost, Democracy Now!
Japanese Americans, including at least one from San Francisco, demonstrated at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma on June 22, one day after President Trump directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders. They were met by uniformed military police who told them they did not have permission to congregate and might face arrest. “You need to move right now!” one of the officers shouted. “What don’t you understand? It’...
Posted: Sun Jul 7, 2019 5:01AM