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imageAs the Death Toll Rises, We Demand: Trump/Pence Out Now!
by Refuse Fascism Bay Area
Refuse Fascism in the SF Bay Area is carrying out a series of actions in response to the dangerous situation we are in. We will deliver body bags to the Federal Building in San Francisco (on Seventh St.) on May 27 protest escalating deaths in prisons and detention camps, and we will do freeway bannering on May 20, with banners saying “Trump=Fascism=Death” and “Trump Pence Out Now” along with other actions. These will be protests that support and preserve social distancing....
Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 11:44AM
textSanta Cruz Needs Community Control of Surveillance by Tracy Rosenberg
Santa Cruz has a community control of surveillance law in front of the City Council. We need transparency, advanced notice and joint decisionmaking about pervasive surveillance everywhere. Sign the petition (from ACLU)
Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 2:37PM
image21-Year-Old Dies in Santa Cruz County Jail
by Santa Cruz Police News
The Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office says on Sunday evening, May 10, correctional officers discovered 21-year-old Tamario Smith was unresponsive in his cell at the County Jail. At about 6pm, paramedics administered medical aid, however Smith was pronounced deceased at the scene. According to the Sheriff's Office, Smith did not share a cell, and foul play is not suspected. The Sheriff's Office states there were no signs of trauma or visible injuries, and that Smith did not show signs of COVID-19 sy...
Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 1:47PM
imageSan Quentin Gets Car Caravan Protest
by Leon Kunstenaar
Protesters demand end to "Covid-19 death camps."...
Posted: Sat May 9, 2020 7:27PM
imageSFPD Wore "Blue Lives Matter" Face Masks While Responding to Protests
by Insult to Black Lives Matter, Insult to All
Photos of the scene at a May 1 housing protest in San Francisco show a row of police wearing face masks that depict the "thin blue line" flag. At least one policeman at a reopen rally the same day wore the same mask. Police regulation states that officers cannot alter their uniform. City Police Chief Bill Scott says he is seeking “neutral” face coverings for the city’s rank and file....
Posted: Sun May 3, 2020 5:54AM
imageMay Day Caravan in Santa Cruz
by Santa Cruz News
#COLA4ALL activists in Santa Cruz organized a May Day Caravan to support those "striking and fighting for their right to live in this city". Beginning on the UC Santa Cruz campus to support the striking COLA graduate students, the caravan traveled downtown to the Santa Cruz Main Jail, and then on to support Food Not Bombs at Front and Laurel Streets. (Photos taken downtown by Keith McHenry of Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs.)...
Posted: Sat May 2, 2020 5:27PM
calendarPress Conference: Rancho Cordova PD Stop Beating Our Children
by Black Lives Matter Sacramento
7-Eleven (Rancho Cordova, CA) 10246 Mills Station Rd Rancho Cordova, California 95670...
Event Date: Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:30PM
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:57AM
imageTransition and Deaffiliation from the IWW
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
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
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
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
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
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 ....
Posted: Sun Apr 5, 2020 3:41PM
imageCoronavirus pandemic in Oakland: Crisis, What Crisis?
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