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imageTransition and Deaffiliation from the IWW
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by Oakland fka IWOC
None of this is meant to be taken as an indictment of the network. It is rather a recognition of Oakland’s differing needs and trajectory....
Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:54PM
videoOPD arrests two outreach volunteers in East Oakland Collective’s parking lot (video/mp4 48.1MB) by via social media
This Is How Police Treat Unhoused Outreach Volunteers in East Oakland...
Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:39PM
calendarRide for Justice for Steven Taylor
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by APTP, Justice Teams, Community Ready Corps
24 Hour Fitness - San Leandro 304 Bay Fair Mall, San Leandro...
Event Date: Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:30PM
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:10AM
textPolice shut down rally to #FreeThemAll from Santa Rita jail by Anonymous
A report on the car rally to free prisoners being held at Santa Rita jail during the Covid-19 pandemic....
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:24PM
imageSan Leandro Police Execute Black Man in Walmart
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by APTP
As white nationalists gather across the country wielding assault rifles in protest of public health mandates with no response from police, people of color experiencing apparent mental health crises continue to be shot and killed because of egregious and brutally racist law enforcement practices....
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:34PM
calendarOakland Privacy: Against the Surveillance State by Oakland Privacy
Probably online via Zoom. See below....
Event Date: Wed May 13, 2020 6:30PM
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:58AM
calendarRide on Santa Rita Jail
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by #FreeThemAll
Lake Merritt BART 800 Oak Street...
Event Date: Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:15AM
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:50PM
calendarCar Rally to #FreeThemAll in Yuba Detention
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by Close the Camps, Empty the Cages!
Yuba County Jail 215 5th St. Marysville, CA...
Event Date: Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:00AM
Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:17PM
textForever Lockdown by Stop Police State Terrorism
Now that we are in our 4th week of lockdown in San Francisco, and San Francisco admits that the medical curve has flattened with 10 deaths and 724 cases of COVID19 in a city of 866,000 people, Safeway has hired armed guards who tell us to leave our pushcarts and personal recycled bags outside and push their heavy carts inside if we cannot carry their handcarts, and then we find the shelves are practically empty! Guns are just as much a threat to our lives as a virus....
Posted: Thu Apr 9, 2020 11:04AM
imageMan Shot with Less Lethal Munition at Close Range by Berkeley Police
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by Berkeley Copwatch
Video Shows Unarmed Black Man Kneeling with Hands Up...
Posted: Wed Apr 8, 2020 7:48PM
textCorrecting the Sentinel's Latest Errors by Robert Norse & Keith McHenry
Food Not Bombs activist Keith McHenry corrects errors, omissions, and distoertions in Sentinel writer Jessica York's recent story "Santa Cruz County launches joint homelessness task force in coronavirus pandemic; Food Not Bombs expands food distribution" (4 PM, April 4th) at https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2020/04/04/santa-cruz-county-launches-joint-homelessness-task-force-in-coronavirus-pandemic ....
Posted: Sun Apr 5, 2020 3:41PM
imageCoronavirus pandemic in Oakland: Crisis, What Crisis?
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by Lynda Carson
Coronavirus pandemic in Oakland: Crisis, What Crisis? Then I spotted a group of people (7-10 people) hanging out in a yard drinking, smoking, chatting, and having a Bar-B-Q....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:41PM
textUpdates from the "Ignore Them Until they Disappear or Die Off" Genocide Zone by Robert Norse
While City & County officials who live indoors postulate, ponder, and predict, no safe shelters, sanitary shithouses, or reliable food services have opened up to replace those shut down. HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) critic passes on some updates and the latest in-the-field reports from Food not Bombs still-serving-under-fire foodster Keith McHenry....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:47PM
imageSacramento Police Have Arrested Unhoused People Seeking to Shelter in Place
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by Asantewaa Boykin, APTP
At a time when the entire State of California has been asked to shelter in place, unhoused populations remain unprotected, with nowhere to go, no house to shelter in, no sanitary supplies, and no means by which to honor social distancing requirements....
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:34PM
imageACSO Requests $255M in New Funding; COVID-19 Reaches Santa Rita Without Plans in Place
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by IWOC Oakland
Just over a week into the “shelter in place” directive that is now statewide, COVID-19 has reached Santa Rita Jail. The County confirmed on March 26 that a nurse working in one of the jail’s housing units has tested positive for the virus. In response, that pod as well as one other in Santa Rita were placed under quarantine on Friday, March 27. The second pod was quarantined allegedly in response to a case of pneumonia or other similar medical condition. All transportation of detainees betwee...
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:18PM
imageKnow Your Rights during COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
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by National Lawyers Guild
While the COVID-19 pandemic necessitates public health measures to reduce the impact of the virus on our communities and health care systems, we must be vigilant and resist authoritarian and violent tendencies....
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:22AM
imageAs COVID-19 Reaches Santa Rita Jail, Decarceration Becomes More Urgent
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by Ella Baker Center
Oakland, CA — According to Alameda County jail officials, a nurse in Santa Rita Jail has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the first positive test in the jail. The positive case follows at least one confirmed exposure and several possible exposures at the jail by an arrestee and sheriff deputy. For the last two weeks, advocates with the Audit Ahern Coalition and healthcare labor unions have been calling for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO), Alameda County District Attorney’...
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:23PM
documentAlameda County Public Defender Wins COVID-19 Release of More Than 300 Inmates
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by ACPD
OAKLAND, Thursday, March 19 – Lawyers with the Public Defender’s Office in collaboration with the Sheriff, prosecutors and courts have secured the release of more than 300 people because of the threat of COVID-19 in Santa Rita County Jail....
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:16PM
imageIn The Pandemic, Vallejo PD Buys $750K Cell Site Simulator
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by Oakland Privacy
On the consent agenda for the March 24, 2020, Vallejo City Council meeting was $766,018 to purchase a KeyW cell site simulator....
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:19PM
imageSanta Cruz Police Prohibit Food Distribution to Homeless at Town Clock
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by Santa Cruz News
Santa Cruz Chief of Police Andrew Mills has addressed a cease and desist letter to Keith McHenry, the co-founder of Food Not Bombs, demanding McHenry, "cease feeding people at the clock tower immediately." Additionally, Police have issued a public notice to vacate the area of the Town Clock, which states that all personal belongings must be removed from the park by March 25 at 9 am. Since the Coronavirus/COVID-19 shelter in place order issued by the County took effect on March 17, Santa Cruz ...
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:29PM