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text 50 Anniversary of blockade of Napalm bombs shipped from Alviso, Ca. by Gil Villagran, MSW
In 1966 four San Jose women blocked the loading of napalm bombs to be used to burn people to death in Vietnam. They were arrested, the bombs were shipped, and more than one million Vietnamese suffered grotesque death with California produced jellied gasoline. After 58,000+ American teens and young adult drafted soldiers were killed, along with two million Vietnam mostly civilians were killed--our nation finally departed from the land we devastated with agent orange, landmines, and brutal ge...
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 4:53PM
text San José is in a housing crisis and needs your help!!! by Lynda Carson
On April 19, San Jose City Council will VOTE on changes to the current San Jose Apartment Rent Ordinance (ARO). This vote comes after more than a year of renters and community groups calling for meaningful protections to renters (See the Silicon Valley Renters' Rights Coalition position HERE) that has resulted in a research study, preliminary recommendations and community input. You can help by sending emails to the Mayor & City Councilmembers in support of strong renter protections!!!
Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:33AM
text One Small Step Against the Surveillance State - Help Us Make the Case! by Oakland Privacy Working Group
Help stop the surveillance state. Help the Oakland Privacy Working Group and the ACLU make the case that surveillance methodologies and equipment must be overseen by the people, who have the right to make decisions on what is permissible - not the police. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION: https://action.aclu.org/secure/stop-unchecked-police-surveillance-santa-clara-county
Posted: Tue Mar 8, 2016 4:26PM
text When Presidents Commit War Crimes, Justice Is The Final Victim by Gil Villagran
Could there be a lesson for President George W. Bush in the expected prosecution of Mexican President Luis Echeverria, charged with genocide 38 years after his crimes against humanity? Let us hope that old age will not spare President Bush and Vice-president Cheney, years from now, from the consequences of their crimes against humanity: secret prisons without charges or trials, torturous interrogations, invasion of a country based upon manipulated intelligence, hundreds of thousands of Iraq...
Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2016 3:48PM
text California State University Faculty Votes to Authorize Strike by via California Faculty Association
Members of the California Faculty Association on the 23 campuses of the California State University voted “Yes by over 94% percent” to authorize a strike, CFA President Jennifer Eagan announced today at a news conference.
Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2015 1:46PM
text California State University Faculty Conclude Strike Authorization Vote by via California Faculty Association
Yesterday, members of the California Faculty Association (CFA) at the 23 campuses of the California State University system concluded a statewide vote on whether or not to authorize union leadership to call a strike if contract negotiations with management fail to result in a fair deal.
Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:45PM
text Registrar of voters allegedly certified petition blocking Richmond’s renter protections by Lynda Carson
Now the CAA and it’s 13,000 members are targeting numerous council members and are meddling in the affairs of 4 other Northern California cities, in an effort to block renter protections from taking effect. Those cities include San Jose, Santa Rosa, Mountain View, and San Mateo. Additionally, renters in Healdsburg have also been pushing for renter protections in their city!
Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:51PM
text Santa Clara Doctors Oppose Plan to Contract Out Care for Mentally Ill Inmates by via Union of American Physicians and Dentists
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The alleged murder of Michael Tyree by guards in the Santa Clara County Main Jail made clear how vulnerable mentally ill inmates are, and that communities must do more to ensure their proper care. However, Santa Clara County executives are poised to take a huge step in the opposite direction by replacing the County psychiatrists who care for inmates at the Main Jail, Elmwood Correctional Facility and Elmwood Correctional Center for W...
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:55PM
text 1 Million CA Students Attend School in 1-Mile Impact Zone for Derailing Oil Trains by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif.— More than 1 million California children attend school within a one-mile evacuation zone of railroads used by oil trains, according to a new analysis (http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/oil_trains/methodology.html) by the Center for Biological Diversity. Oil trains have experienced a dramatic increase in explosions and derailments across the country in recent years.
Posted: Thu Sep 3, 2015 4:53PM
text Santa Clara County workers vote to ratify contract by via SEIU 521
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22 – Santa Clara’s largest labor force has voted to approve a four-year contract that lays the groundwork for recovery of public services which had faced substantial recessionary cuts in years past.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:55PM
text Deal reached, Santa Clara County workers call off strike by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Hours before thousands of Santa Clara County workers were scheduled to walk off the job Tuesday, contract talks between Service Employees International Union Local 521 and the county produced a tentative agreement, and union leaders called off the 6 a.m. strike.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 9:14AM
text Santa Clara County Workers Set Date to Strike: June 30 by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Members of Santa Clara County’s largest union workforce have overwhelmingly voted to go on an unfair practice strike on June 30. Service Employees International Union Local 521 members and community leaders addressed the reasons for the strike at a press conference today held at county headquarters. Workers voted to hold an “open-ended” strike with no end date.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:50PM
text Family Files Five Hundred Million Dollar Federal Lawsuit Against San Jose State University by Justice for Gregory
This morning, a family filed a five hundred million dollar federal lawsuit, pro per, against San Jose State University, San Jose State University Police Department, and Sigma Chi fraternity for conspiring to cover up the 2008 death of Gregory Johnson, Jr.
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:49PM
text Students for Justice in Palestine at SJSU Condemn UC Davis Vandalism by via Students for Justice in Palestine at SJSU
Students for Justice in Palestine at San Jose State University Condemn UC Davis Vandalism
Posted: Mon Feb 2, 2015 6:04PM
text Petition: Urge Pope Francis to abandon his decision to canonize Junipero Serra by via MoveOn.org
Urge Pope Francis to abandon his decision to canonize Junipero Serra as "the great evangalizer" and apologize to the descendants of thousands of indigenous Californians that died at the hands of Serra's Mission system. Sign petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/urge-pope-francis-to
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:32PM
text San Jose City Council Unanimously Votes to Oppose Central Coast Oil Train Project by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN JOSE, Calif.— On January 13, San Jose became the latest city to oppose the proposed Phillips 66 oil train offloading facility in San Luis Obispo County. The city council voted unanimously to prepare a letter to the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission expressing serious concerns about the dangers of the project. If approved, this facility would bring mile-long oil trains carrying 2.5 million gallons of crude nearly every day through densely populated centers including San Jose.
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:31AM
text New report discusses unequal access to healthy foods in San José for communities of color by Amanda Trombley
Report Finds Lack of Access to Healthy Foods, Time, and Money Are Barriers to Good Nutrition and Health for Communities of Color and Low-Income Communities in San José
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:17AM
text 13 Years Since 9/11 Inside Job by 9/11 Was An Inside Job
On September 11, 2014, we commemorate the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 Inside Job, the American Reichstag Fire, perpetrated for the same reason as the Nazis burned their government building, the Reichstag: To promote war and fascism so as to maximize profits of the ruling capitalist class. This year we remember Michael Ruppert (1951-2014) and John Judge (1947-2014), proud 9/11 Truth Tellers and two of the tallest trees in the forest
Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:10PM
text March Against Monsanto but then March Against Property Owners by Eugenio Negro
March Against Monsanto in San Jose is scheduled for Saturday 24 May beginning at SJSU at 10:30 AM. The author asserts that not just Monsanto but consumers share the blame for Roundup's destruction of the environment.
Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 6:37PM
text Apple, the State and Social Rights by Mark Fliegauf and Hans Springstein
Apple only gained its profits with the iPhone because of state promotion and investment in the Internet and language recognition software. The state faces a revenue crisis in part because Apple, Google and dominant corporations transfer tens of billions in profits to tax havens and dummy Irish corporations. The 8-hour day was only achieved through organization and struggle.
Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:01AM