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calendar Emergency Vigil For Gaza -- 70th Anniversary of al-Nakba 480_american-muslims-for-palestine.jpg by San Jose Peace & Justice Cente
Santana Row Stevens Creek Blvd. & Winchester Blvd. San Jose / Santa Clara, CA...
Event Date: Tue May 15, 2018 6:30PM
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 3:14PM
calendar Bay Poor People's Campaign 40 Days of Action, Alameda Labor Council Resolution in Support by Global Women's Strike Omni Collective
East, North and South Bay/San Francisco autonomous actions requested through June 23....
Event Date: Mon May 14, 2018 12:00PM
Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 11:24PM
image How Much Do Bay Area Companies Make From Pentagon Contracts? 480_fortressbayareashield1fixedtransparent.jpg by Fortress Bay Area
How Much Do Bay Area Companies Make From Pentagon Contracts? #FortressBayArea Counties, Ranked....
Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 6:22PM
image Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Votes 4-3 to Support Twin Tunnels 480_2016board-sm_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Dozens of local ratepayers Tuesday and in previous meetings testified as to the adverse impacts the project would have, including raising water rates for low income families and devastating the Delta and West Coast fisheries, but the Board nonetheless voted for the project under tremendous pressure from Governor Jerry Brown and the Metropolitan Water District. Left to right: Tony Estremera, District 6; Richard Santos, District 3; John L. Varela, District 1; Gary Kremen, District 7; Barbar...
Posted: Wed May 9, 2018 9:12PM
image Groups Accuse Metropolitan Water District of Violating Brown Act 480_met-votes-yes.jpg by Dan Bacher
Brenna Norton, senior organizer with Food & Water Watch, commented, “This is a bad idea no matter what – but transparency is ultimately what allows people to hold their government accountable. Metropolitan Water District staff and directors, working with Governor Brown, colluded to round up votes to use SoCal ratepayer and taxpayer money to subsidize Central Valley farmers.”...
Posted: Tue May 8, 2018 8:21AM
image Calling Out Samsung on International Workers Day in San José 480_workerssjsamsung_1.jpg by Deb Hoag photos/R. Robertson text
May 1, 2018 was a global day of action against Samsung as well as being International Workers Day around the world. In the South Bay, Samsung protesters joined May Day demonstrators starting at Roosevelt Park in San José and marched to City Hall for a rally attended by members of local, national, and international unions, immigrant rights advocates, affordable housing activists, and Filipino justice campaigners, amongst others....
Posted: Sat May 5, 2018 12:58AM
image Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Postpones Vote on Delta Tunnels 480_2016board-sm_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“Regardless of the SCVWD’s decision next week, this fight is far from over," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta. "We will pack up our picket signs and head home when Governor Brown, or the future Governor of California puts a stop to MWD’s relentless process to see this project through at any cost." Photo - Left to right: Tony Estremera, District 6; Richard Santos, District 3; John L. Varela, District 1; Gary Kremen, District 7; Barbara Keegan, District...
Posted: Thu May 3, 2018 8:42AM
image Prison Hunger Strikers Suspend Action After 11 Days, May Resume However 480_strike_dignity.jpg by R. Robertson
Over 200 prisoners in Santa Clara County engaged in a hunger strike starting April 15 calling for an end to meaningless classification reviews and the practice of indefinite solitary confinement. Within one week, strike participants had lost between 8 and 22 pounds. On day 11 of the strike, after finally being able to communicate with representatives of the jail administration, prisoners said they would suspend the strike action. They said that they would continue to evaluate the situation a...
Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:59AM
calendar Rally and March: Support Santa Clara County Jails Hunger Strikers 480_rallyhungerflyer_1.jpg by via Jose Valle (R. Robertson)
Santa Clara County Main Jail (On the corner of W. Hedding St. and N. San Pedro St. San Jose, Ca)...
Event Date: Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:41PM
image Day 6 Report: Hunger Strike in Santa Clara County Jails 480_takeactioncall.jpg by Prisoners United via Jose Valle, Silicon Valley De-Bug
As of today April 20, Prisoners United reports that the jail administration has yet to enter into negotiations with prisoners on the 6th day of a hunger strike. On April 15th, prisoners began a hunger strike in protest of solitary confinement, grievance system negligence, and meaningless classification reviews, among other injustices....
Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:58PM
image Day 5: Hunger Strike in Santa Clara County Jails 480_eastlondonprisonchrisguy_1.jpg by R. Robertson
On April 15th, Prisoners United of Silicon Valley began a hunger strike in protest of solitary confinement, grievance system negligence, and meaningless classification reviews, among other injustices. As the strike enters day five, prison reform advocate Jose Valle says there is cause for concern, particularly since medical staff is not checking strike participants for hydration levels or weight loss....
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:01PM
image Hunger Strike at Two Santa Clara County Jails 480_debughungerstrike_1.jpg by Prison Reform Advocate
On April 15, Prisoners United of Silicon Valley started a peaceful protest to demand humane treatment in the jails. Their hunger strike is the third in two years to protest substandard jail conditions and a lack of opportunity to move out of isolation....
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:48AM
image Amah Mutsun Tribal Chairman Speaks at United Nations to Call for Protection of Tribal Sacred Site from Surface Mining Proposal 480_protect_juristac_gilroy_sargent-hills_1.jpg by Amah Mutsun Land Trust
April 12, 2018 - Chairman Valentin Lopez of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band announced today that he will speak on the floor of the United Nations in New York on Tuesday, April 17th, during the 17th Session of the United Nation’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Chairman Lopez will be calling the world’s attention to the proposed sand and gravel mining proposal at Sargent Ranch in Gilroy, California Located on the southern border of Silicon Valley. The site, known to the Amah Mutsun as Jurist...
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:44PM
calendar Mountain View: May Day March & Rally for Peace & Immigration Reform mountainviewrallymayday.jpg by Mountain View May Day Committee
Rengstorff Park Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View...
Event Date: Tue May 1, 2018 4:30PM
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:21PM
calendar Rally - SCC Sheriff: STOP Working for Trump's Deportation Machine 480_ice_out_of_california_santa_clara_jail_1.jpg by Sacred Heart Community Service
Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office 55 W Younger Ave, San Jose, CA 95110-1712...
Event Date: Wed Apr 4, 2018 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Apr 3, 2018 7:35PM
calendar San Jose: International Workers' Day 480_flyer_-_may_day_-_maydaysv2018_-_20180501cs_1.jpg by May Day Coalition of Silicon Valley
Roosevelt Park 901 East Santa Clara Street San Jose, CA 95116...
Event Date: Tue May 1, 2018 4:00PM
Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:57PM
image Rain Couldn't Dampen the Passion at San Jose March for Our Lives Rally 480_ccsjmarch1_1.jpg by R. Robertson
Past historic buildings and through the main streets of downtown, marchers showed they know the way through San Jose. Thousands paraded for peace, justice, and a halt to gun violence. Photos by Chris Cassell except where noted. Free to use for non-commercial purposes, please credit the photographer....
Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:08PM
image Police with Guns Guard Gun Protesters during San Jose March for Our Lives 480_ccsjpopoguns_1.jpg by R. Robertson
Photos by Chris Cassell free for non-commercial use. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:20AM
image Honoring of the Elders Gathering Canceled 480_honoring_of_the_elders_gathering_1.jpg by Santa Cruz News
The organizers of the Honoring of the Elders Gathering, which has been held annually for over 30 years, announced that this year's gathering at Mt. Madonna park has been canceled due to a lack of support from the Santa Clara County Park system. The Honoring of the Elders Gathering is an intertribal California cultural exchange; Indigenous dancers come from miles around to dance for the Elders in traditional regalia....
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:05PM
image ACLU of Northern California Statement on Increased ICE Activity ice_arrest.jpg by ACLU of Northern California
February 27, 2018 - Increased ICE activity has been reported throughout the Bay Area, the Central Coast, and in the Central Valley. Local rapid response hotlines have confirmed that ICE has arrested at least 37 people over the past few days in cities including Monterey, Oakland, Fresno, Napa, San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Clara, and Salinas....
Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:20PM