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textBiden's Election Victory based on Labor & Black Vote by Labor's Gains & Lessons
It is now official; Joe Biden has been elected president, defeating an incumbent president, a difficult task. This occurred in the midst of a pandemic that claimed 239,000 lives in 8 months due to gross negligence on the part of the incumbent president, accompanied by the incumbent’s destruction of the economy so that we now have a Great Depression the same as the 1930s. In addition, while the incumbent president states “science does not know,” we have a massive climate change crisis that ma...
Posted: Sat Nov 7, 2020 10:04AM
textIn CA, Latino farming communities hardest by COVID-19 and environmental injustice by Ramona du Houx
The California Latino community has been disproportionately infected by the coronavirus. Latinos make up 39 percent of the population in the state, but account for 56 percent of COVID-19 infections and 46 percent of deaths. That’s three times the rate as Whites. State officials say, many employers have not reliably provided protective equipment to workers or implemented social distancing or mask wearing rules. This is systemic racism. Too often, they live in neighborhoods that are located ne...
Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:23PM
textFrame-up in Aurora, Colorado of Black Lives Matter Protesters by Stop the Frame-Up
Once again, as done in labor history and in the black liberation struggle, the State of Colorado is framing at least 4 organizers of protests on behalf of Elijah McClain, a black violinist, murdered by the police in Aurora, Colorado. See
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:59PM
textFighting Fire With Fire: What Tribal People Know About Forest Ecosystems by Sonali Kolhatkar, CounterPunch
In more than 20 years of living in Southern California, I have never been in a potential fire evacuation zone—until now. The entire state is seemingly on fire with a record-breaking 2 million acres already burned this year alone, with months to go before the end of fire season. The situation is so dire that the state’s fire officials are warning they “simply do not have enough resources to fully fight and contain every fire.”...
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:13PM
textCelebrate Latinx Heritage Month by Going Vegan by Food Empowerment Project
By enjoying some vegan albondigas this month, you’ll do more for the Latinx community than you may realize. Food Empowerment Project is encouraging everyone to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by going vegan with their help....
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:35PM
textMiddle Passage - Etihad´s Air Ways by Jean Amazan
I am reporting to your attention an unspeakable incident of urgent concern, that has obviously caused great harm to me and my family. It has now been 6 years and still feel aggrieved by the reckless treatment I endured in 2014 during the course of my Etihad Airways international flights. It is a terrible collection of memories to hold and it feels as if it has happened to me ``yesterday``. I Believe, I Have a Story to Tell......
Posted: Wed Sep 9, 2020 2:53PM
text8/28/20: 57th Anniversary of 1963 March on Washington by Inspired by Locomotive of American History
Whether you remember the 1963 March on Washington where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous I Have A Dream speech or not, the 8/28/20 "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" March on Washington organized by Martin Luther King, III and Al Sharpton, is well worth watching as a reminder to us all that the locomotive of American history is the Black Liberation Movement. You can see the rally and hear the wide variety of speakers at
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:03PM
text15 Demands for Anti-Racist Bookstores by Black & Trans Current & Ex-Workers at Pegasus
We are the Black & Trans Pegasus Affinity Group, made up of current and former employees of Pegasus Books in Berkeley and Oakland, California. We want Pegasus and other bookstores to grapple with their ties to anti-Blackness, and start making material changes. We want bookstore owners and booksellers to implement our demands immediately. We want book shoppers to be critical of their local bookstores and only buy from bookstores that commit to anti-racist practices such as not calling the ...
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:03PM
textGLIDE Expands Access to its Free, Low-barrier Tenderloin Neighborhood COVID Testing Site by GLIDE
GLIDE expands access to its free, low-barrier Tenderloin neighborhood COVID testing site and continues to provide essential services to meet the growing needs of vulnerable residents....
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:46PM
textEmbodied Inequality: The Intersections Between COVID, Racial Justice, and the Environment by Brianna Cunliffe
The consequences of our fossil fuel economy and a global pandemic fall heaviest on America's most vulnerable communities. Elected Officials are saying enough....
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:08AM
textSacramento And Swiss Sister City Liestal Need To Talk About Their History by Noam Schaulin, JUSO BL
After the attack on the now removed statue of the founder of Sacramento John Sutter, the Young Socialist Party of the swiss canton of Baselland launched an action in Sutters hometown to draw attention to the fact that John Sutter was a slave owner and child trader. Now, they want Sacramento and its sister city Liestal (Switzerland), capital city of the canton of Baselland, to use their partnership to remember Sutters victims and educate the citizens of both places....
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:04AM
textColumbus Statue Finally Removed from Telegraph Hill by Milestone in History
After decades of protest, going back in memory to 1992, the 500th Anniversary of Columbus' arrival in the Americas, when we were able to move the Columbus Genocide Parade from Market to Fisherman's Wharf, the latest anti-racism movement, Black Lives Matter, finally moved the City & County of San Francisco to take down the Columbus monument outside Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill today....
Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:19AM
textMillions of Black People slaughtered in Congo - for cellphones! by Nestor Machno
BLM is a pretty cool movement but why is it stopping in the 1st World? Are smartphones more important than African Lives?...
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:28AM
textMidnight March in the East Bay by Local Black and Brown Students
details forthcoming...
Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:47PM
textCorporate Media Are Focusing on Race -- and Dodging Class by Norman Solomon
Economic exploitation, hidden in plain sight...
Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:19PM
textThe Shortwave Report 06/12/20 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. Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle....
Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:05PM
textBudget Time: Transfer Police Budget to Services for the Workingclass by Name of the Game Is Money
On June 7, 2020, around 3 p.m., a march of a few thousand young people was seen on Bay Street, coming from the Marina, turning onto Columbus and filled the entire length of Columbus to Stockton, where it turned for a block to Vallejo, the heart of the working class Chinese immigrant community, where they stood and chanted "Black Lives Matter" outside a police station....
Posted: Sun Jun 7, 2020 5:38PM
textWas the "Sit out the Curfew" event the largest Bay Area "civil disobedience action" ever? by Just asking
This past Wednesday's "The Town Sits OUT the Curfew" event (see: ) had something like 8,000 people there, defying the curfew. So wasn't that the "largest Bay Area civil disobedience action" since at least the 1960's?...
Posted: Sun Jun 7, 2020 1:37PM
textTo the anarchist movement and everybody in the USA that participates in the struggle by Anarchist Federation (Greece)
Announcement of the Anarchist Federation (Greece) on the uprising in US...
Posted: Sun Jun 7, 2020 1:00PM
textAmerica Boils Over by Ian Buruma
A lot will depend on how hot this summer gets. If people think sensibly in November, it is hard to imagine that they will cast enough votes to keep this hair-raising government in power for another four years. But fear is the worst enemy of reason....
Posted: Sat Jun 6, 2020 6:48AM