imageTo Safeguard Redwood Trees, Protesters Demonstrate in Their Shade
by Environment & Forest Defense
To publicize an important Environmental Quality Commission meeting in Menlo Park, community members took to the street, the historic El Camino Real. They held signs and passed out fliers, saying a large presence at the upcoming meeting is critical to save the trees....
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:35AM
imageRedwood Defenders on the Move in Menlo Park
by Save Our Seven Trees/Photos: Jack Owicki
Tree defenders gathered near the corner of El Camino and Ravenswood in Menlo Park on March 23 to protest the impending removal of seven heritage redwood trees in front of an office building--on city property. They passed out flyers to let passing residents know what they can do to help save the trees. Photos by Jack Owicki, Pro-Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:58AM
imageUS Student Assaulted by Israeli Soldiers at Al-Aqsa
Three American women were violently assaulted by Israeli occupation forces as they attempted to help a disabled woman at Al-Aqsa Mosque on March 19, despite showing soldiers their passports....
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:26PM
imageBirzeit Students Retaliate over West Bank Killings
Several dozen Birzeit University students demonstrated on March 21, at Ramallah’s northern border, near an Israeli army checkpoint, in protest against the army’s killing of three young Palestinians near Ramallah and in Nablus, the night before....
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:18PM
imagePalestinian Cars Vandalized with Racist Slogans in Bethlehem Area
A group of settlers carried out, on March 20 at dawn, a series of attacks against Palestinian properties in Battir village, to the west of Bethlehem....
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:15PM
imageMADA Demands Release of Gazan Journalists
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemned, in a statement, the large-scale arrests and attacks that have been carried out by security forces in the Gaza Strip, over the last three days, against journalists and workers in human rights organizations — citizens who took part in peaceful marches to express their opinion on the situation in the region, a right guaranteed by international law and Palestinian Basic Law....
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:12PM
imageIsrael Depriving Palestinians of Access to Clean Water
A United Nations human rights investigator stressed that Israel is depriving millions of Palestinians of access to a regular supply of clean water while stripping their lands of minerals “in an apparent act of pillage,” on March 18....
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:08PM
imagePalestinian Allegedly Stabs, Shoots Three Israelis, Killing One Soldier
On the morning of Sunday, March 17, one Israeli soldier was killed and two Israelis were wounded at an entrance to Ariel, the largest Israeli settlement in the West Bank. The attack was allegedly carried out by a Palestinian who fled the scene....
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:04PM
imageHamas Police, Gunmen, Raid Homes in Gaza
Hamas police and armed members, early in the morning on March 18, raided homes of activists in the Gaza Strip and detained dozens of people involved in the popular movement against high prices and tax hikes, according to witnesses....
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:56PM
imageCampaign Calls on UN to Release Names of Companies Involved in Settlement Activities
Al-Haq Human Rights organization launched an action alert urging the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Human Rights Council and Member States to abide by their commitments and publish the UN Database on companies involved in Israel’s illegal settlements....
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:54PM
imageU.S. State Department Threatens ICC with Visa Restrictions
U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo announced on March 15 that the United States will place restrictions on visas of International Criminal Court (ICC) employees investigating alleged crimes of U.S. or allied troops in Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported. In his statement, he also mentioned Israel, which is a staunch U.S. ally that has also refused to sign on to the ICC....
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:51PM
imageIsraeli Court Orders Closure of Gate of Mercy; Arab Leaders Condemn Decision
In the latest escalation against the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam, an Israeli court ruled on Sunday, March 17, that the Gate of Mercy (Bab al-Rahma) prayer area in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound would be closed for at least sixty days....
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:46PM
imageStop the "Sleep Space" at Depot Park Lot 24, Support an Encampment at Harvey West
by Alicia Kuhl (reposted)
Opening up a safe sleep located in lot #24 near Depot Park in Santa Cruz is causing an outrage from neighbors and concerned citizens. A safe sleep spot does not meet shelter criteria, and is not good for anyone. Your concerns about this are totally logical, it will force people to find a place to exist during the daytime hours in that area....
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:13PM
calendarThe Political-Military Ideology of North Korea by Eugene E Ruyle
NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)...
Event Date: Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:30AM
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:31PM
calendarStrike Debt Bay Area: You Are Not a Loan! by Strike Debt Bay Area
Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck, Oakland, CA...
Event Date: Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:00PM
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:01PM
calendarCalifornia Poor People’s Campaign: Bus Tour Stop in State Capital of Sacramento
by California Poor People’s Campaign
Town Hall: A Community Space, 400 16th St., Sac., CA 95814 @ 11 AM -1 PM (residential parking) March and Rally: Loaves and Fishes, 1351 N C St, Sacramento, 95811 @ 1:00 PM - 2 PM (12th & North C St.)....
Event Date: Thu Apr 4, 2019 11:00AM
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:53PM
textLawrence Ferlinghetti turns 100 by
See and hear Ferlinghetti take on conquerors, bullies, and xenophobes, underwear, and other subjects in the readings here from his throughout his career, including a full, 40-minute reading in 2005 at UC Berkeley, below,
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:45PM
imageFelton and Boulder Creek Recycling Centers to Close
by Santa Cruz News
The Valley Women's Club of San Lorenzo Valley has announced that they must close the Boulder Creek and Felton Recycling Centers on July 1, due to changes in the County of Santa Cruz's waste management budget. The loss of these recycling centers will affect countless community members in the San Lorenzo Valley, including homeless and low income residents, and the workers at the facilities, some of whom have been employed there for 14-28 years....
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:05PM
textDemocratic Socialists of America endorses Bernie Sanders presidential bid by Genevieve Leigh (WSWS Repost)
The Democratic Party, as a result of its right-wing policies, has lost significant support among workers, and particularly among young people. Sanders sees his role as utilizing his reputation as an “independent” to convince workers and young people not to seek an alternative....
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:38AM
calendarRally to Boycott Everysight #StopElbit at the Sea Otter Classic
by CODEPINK Women for Peace
Sea Otter Classic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Monterey, CA 93908...
Event Date: Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:33PM