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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
imageQilombo in Oakland Evicted by Sheriff's Deputies: Chaga Responds (video)
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by Dave Id
Qilombo members have been locked out of the community social center they've maintained for over four years. Landlords attempted to push Qilombo out almost as long as they've been there, with the current corporate landlord refusing to renew their lease since 2016. Qilombo resisted displacement, that is until deputies showed up without warning and padlocked the building....
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:42PM
image10th Annual Oscar Grant Vigil: photos and full audio
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by Dave Id
Family, friends, and supporters gathered on January 1 at the Fruitvale BART station to mark ten years since Oscar Grant was murdered. (Full audio of the vigil and photos of all speakers below, as well as two video clips.)...
Posted: Wed Jan 9, 2019 6:42PM
text2019 Oakland Greens free movie series by Vicente Cruz
On January 27th, 2019, the Oakland Greens (OGP) will recommence their “FREE Dinner & Movie Discussion Night” held on the “Last Sundays” of every month except November & December. Join them for what will be yet another year of provocative movies followed by a thoughtful discussion led by the OGP’s Coordinator Vicente Cruz. As usual, the door at the It’s Your Move Games and Hobbies store, at 4920 Telegraph Avenue in the historical Temescal District, will open at 6:30 p.m., a free dinner will ...
Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:41PM
textRadio in Petaluma: The “End” of Radio by Hong Jae Yu
Our group's findings while investigating Radio listener rates in Petaluma....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:47PM
calendarIndymedia 20th Anniversary Encuentro
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by Tish Stringer & Renée Feltz aka chickpea
Rice University Media Center Houston, Texas...
Event Date: Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:00AM
Posted: Mon Dec 3, 2018 2:43PM
audio49th Anniversary of People's Park - rally and concert (audio/mpeg 347.4MB) by Rubble
Hear 2.5 hours of uncut audio from the rally and concert. Activists speak on the history and current issues in the struggle, organizing against the UC Berkeley administrations latest attempt to pave the park over for student and homeless housing. Several good local bands play sets. Distribute widely. (2hrs. 30min.)...
Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:04PM
audioSave People's Park rally and concert (audio/mpeg 271.7MB) by Rubble
Hear 2 hours of uncut audio from People’s park from a rally and concert which took place at People’s Park, on the U.C. Berkeley campus, on September 23, 2018. The purpose of the event is to organize support against the University’s stated plans to turn the free public park into a lot for student housing and subsidized low-income housing for up to 100 homeless people. (2hrs 20min)...
Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:46PM
textThe Last Time I Saw Bobbie "Spider" Webb by Michael Steinberg
Bobbie "Spider" Webb's passing last month brings to mind his role as an African American bluesman and DJ on listener sponsored KPOO radio from the era when San Francisco's Fillmore District was known as the "Harlem of the West."...
Posted: Mon Oct 1, 2018 3:47PM
audioIf You’re Going to Santa Cruz (audio/mpeg 5.7MB) by David Rovics
Last night I was kicked out of a building for the first time in my 51 years. It happened in Santa Cruz, California. Here's my latest podcast....
Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:52PM
imageRally To Legalize Psychedelic Medicine / Nude Summer Of Love Parade
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by Gypsy Taub
The very first in human history (as far as we know) rally to legalize psychedelic medicine was followed by our 3rd annual Nude Summer of Love Parade. It took place in San Francisco on August 19, 2018....
Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:29AM
text9/12/18 SF Board of Appeals Finally Approves Removal of Racist Statute by Power to the People
On September 12, 2018, the San Francisco Board of Appeals had a re-hearing on the appeal of Frear Stephen Schmid of the decision of the San Francisco Arts Commission to remove the racist statute depicting a Native American as subservient in San Francisco’s Civic Center. On 2/21/18, the Arts Commission had issued a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove this racist statue. Schmid appealed and on 4/18/18, this Board of Appeals granted the appeal 5 to 0! A rehearing was granted on June 13, 2...
Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:49PM
calendarOakland Artists Seek Justice for Nia Wilson (March to KTVU)
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by Alena Museum / Brittni Scott
1428 Alice Street, Oakland, CA Congregate at the Alice Street Mural at 10am, March to KTVU at 11am, Rally at KTVU (2 Embarcadero in Oakland, CA) at 12pm....
Event Date: Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:00AM
Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:40PM
calendarPeople's Assembly on Keeping Art in Oakland
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by Cat Brooks For Oakland
Onefam Cafe 1612 7th St Oakland, California 94607...
Event Date: Thu Jun 7, 2018 6:30PM
Posted: Mon Jun 4, 2018 9:58AM
calendarTake Down White Supremacy
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by Morning Star Gali
SF city hall room 416...
Event Date: Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:00PM
Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 9:27AM
calendarMemorial Service for SF Activist and Journalist Kiilu Nyasha
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by Family and Friends of Kiilu Nyasha
African American Art and Culture Complex 762 Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 94102...
Event Date: Sun May 20, 2018 3:00PM
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 5:17PM
imageFundraiser for Sammy Empasis: Haight Street Kid
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by Rip Florence
This is a formal invitation to donate or share our fundraiser page with all of your lovely close ones!...
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:09PM
imageLocal Filmmaker to Shoot in Santa Cruz this Summer for 2020 Festival Run
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by Checkered Pasts & Uncertain Futures
No Volveré (I Will Not Return) explores the everyday lives of Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay’s working class communities as its residents struggle to adapt to massive cultural and economic shifts that have beset the region....
Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 3:17PM
imagePaying Tribute to Legendary SF Bay Area DJ Cameron Paul
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by Mary Knowles
Paying tribute to legendary SF Bay Area DJ Cameron Paul who passed away of cancer last week....
Posted: Wed Apr 4, 2018 10:21PM