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videoFederal Judge Orders City of Santa Cruz to Halt Closure of Ross Camp (video/mp4 48.7MB) by Santa Cruz News
Today Federal Judge Edward Davila granted the plaintiffs suing the City of Santa Cruz in Quintero v. City of Santa Cruz a restraining order that prevents the city from removing, seizing, or destroying the property of the homeless residents of the Ross Camp until the matter can be heard on Friday in federal court. Quintero et al v. City of Santa Cruz et al, a historic lawsuit filed by a group of homeless residents living at the Ross/Heroes' Camp, is the first lawsuit of its kind initiated by h...
Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:01PM
videoCouncil Votes to Discuss Matters in Closed Session (Attachment On: Federal Judge Orders City of Santa Cruz to Halt Closure of Ross Camp) (video/mp4 321.8MB) by Santa Cruz News
Councilmember Drew Glover discusses the lack of transparency pertaining to council's decision to discuss the Ross Camp matters further in closed session....
Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:01PM
videoAt Ross Camp, Plain Clothes Police Officer Claims He's "Just a Ride-Along" (video/mp4 5.9MB) by Santa Cruz News
A recent video that documents a police 'walk through' at the Ross Homeless encampment in Santa Cruz demonstrates how homeless individuals living at the camp are routinely subjected to violations of their basic constitutional rights by the authorities. The video shows an officer from the Santa Cruz Police Department attempting to look into homeless individuals' tents without permission, in addition to touching their possessions without permission. In an another alarming moment captured on the ...
Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:29AM
videoFull Video (Attachment On: At Ross Camp, Plain Clothes Police Officer Claims He's "Just a Ride-Along") (video/mp4 223.6MB) by Santa Cruz News
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Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:29AM
videoOakland Street Photographers on Art and Gentrification (video/mp4 22.0MB) by TalkOakland
This 4-minute episode of TalkOakland follows two street photographers in Oakland as they discuss the art of street photography and the changes they've experienced from gentrification....
Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:09AM
videoSights and Sounds from Oakland's 5th Annual Reclaim King's Radical Legacy Events (video/mp4 122.2MB) by Dave Id
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Oakland on January 21, 2019, the Anti Police-Terror Project hosted a powerful and moving day of civil rights speakers, marches, children's activities, drums, music, song, and dance. In tribute to families who have lost loved ones to police violence, guns were melted and cast into into stars, displayed in a pattern recreating the constellations visible in the night sky when Oscar Grant was murdered ten years ago. These video clips capture some of the sights a...
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:16PM
videoSunset singing, drumming, and dancing in the amphitheater (Attachment On: Sights and Sounds from Oakland's 5th Annual Reclaim King's Radical Legacy Events) (video/mp4 32.4MB) by Dave Id
(video 2:06) Note that the shovels used in the dance were cast from guns previously melted by the same kiln used on this day to melt at least three more han...
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:16PM
videoOscar Grant's uncle Cephus Johnson presents a gun to Lead to Life team for melting (Attachment On: Sights and Sounds from Oakland's 5th Annual Reclaim King's Radical Legacy Events) (video/mp4 46.7MB) by Dave Id
(video 3:01) Cephus hands the gun over for melting with Nellie Jones, the mother of Derrick Jones, who was unarmed and murdered by Oakland police on Novembe...
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:16PM
videoDignity Village and Allies Stood Up to Resist Eviction and the City of Oakland Backed Down (video/mp4 18.2MB) by Village Oakland
The city of Oakland threatened to evict residents from the Housing and Dignity Village on December 5. Oakland police and city public works employees blocked off parking on S Elmhurst Ave to prepare for the eviction. But early in the morning gates to the community were locked and dozens showed up to place themselves between the encampment and police. The city backed down, promising to enter into new negotiations with residents....
Posted: Wed Dec 5, 2018 11:58PM
videoThe Housing and Dignity Village: Survival is Not A Crime (video/mp4 23.0MB) by Village Oakland
The administration is saying we’re a danger to the neighbourhood, that we’re criminals, that we’re unsanitary. Check out this video to hear why we started this safe and sober resource hub....
Posted: Tue Dec 4, 2018 3:21PM
videoAlameda rap song on renters struggle against corporate landlords, urges "No on K" vote (video/mp4 92.0MB) by Rasheed Quaduple X
Corporate landlords recently attempted to force a weak rent law into the City of Alameda's charter in order to prevent future changes. Alameda historian, journalist, and MC Rasheed Shabazz dropped a"No On K" rap documenting the recent renters' rights struggle there and the battle against the landlord-backed Measure K on the November 6, 2018 ballot....
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:18PM
videoHigher resolution MOV version (Attachment On: Alameda rap song on renters struggle against corporate landlords, urges "No on K" vote) (video/quicktime 263.0MB) by Rasheed Quaduple X
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Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:20PM
videoLibby Schaaf Roundly Booed Over Handling of Housing Issues at First Oakland Mayoral Debate (video/mp4 4.0MB) by Dave Id
The first Oakland mayoral debate of the 2018 election was sponsored by the Alameda County Democratic Party on August 23. Cat Brooks was widely viewed as the winner, with her command of the issues and passionate advocacy for a more just Oakland. Pamela Price and Saied Karamooz made strong showings as well. Libby Schaaf was defensive and tense, as she was in later debates. Schaaf eventually stopped attending candidate forums. (Full debate audio below.)...
Posted: Tue Nov 6, 2018 2:37PM