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
calendar March for Our Lives San Jose: No More School Shootings 480_march-for-our-lives-san-jose_1.jpg by March for Our Lives San Jose
San José City Hall, 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose 95113...
Event Date: Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:41AM
image Capitola Renters Face Mass Eviction After Morgan Hill House Flipper Buys Their Buildings 480_mariakitchen_1.jpg by William Machtes
Renters in 8 apartments at 2651 and 2661 Fresno Street face eviction in April after their buildings were bought by a Morgan Hill based house flipper. Tenants are looking desperately for new homes after ten to forty years spent in these apartments. Housing prices have skyrocketed since they moved in and some are searching as far away as Washington State....
Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:42PM
calendar People's City Council #StopGoogleSJ 480_img_4021_1_1_1.jpg by Serve The People - SJ
San Jose City Hall (Outside) 200 E. Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA...
Event Date: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:00PM
Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:31PM
calendar San Jose: Net Neutrality Action at Verizon Headquarters by Team Internet,
SAN JOSE: Verizon headquarters, 375 W. Trimble, San Jose, CA 95131...
Event Date: Thu Dec 7, 2017 5:00PM
Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:04PM
text Apartment associations and realtor associations are the enemies of renters by Lynda Carson
The California Apartment Association has been stalking the tenants movement, and in opposition to renter protections it has meddled in the affairs of many cities, including the cites of Alameda, Burlingame, Concord, Healdsburg, Lafayette, Mountain View, Oakland, Pacifica, Richmond, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Rosa and many other cities!...
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:03PM
text Eviction rates in the Bay Area and Northern California for 2017 by Lynda Carson
For those needing help in the Oakland area to fight against an eviction, contact the Eviction Defense Center at 452-4541, East Bay Community Law Center 548-4040, or Bay Area Legal Aid 663-4744....
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 7:12PM
image Open Letter from Prisoners United Hunger Striker of 2016 480_prisoners-united-silicon-valley.jpg by Prisoners United via SV De-Bug
An anonymous letter from a member of Prisoners United who participated in the hunger strike of 2016 and prepares to go on hunger strike again with hundreds. He shares the power and influence of community support....
Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:21AM
image Hunger Strike Launched in Alameda & Santa Clara County Jails 480_hunger-strike-glenn-dyer-detention-center.jpg by Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee
Prisoners United in Alameda and Santa Clara County Jails are being deprived of their human and constitutional rights of due process and inflicted with cruel and unusual punishment, inhumane living conditions, and the torturous practice of solitary confinement....
Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:58PM
image Santa Clara Valley Water District conditionally approves California WaterFix 480_800_groundwater_recharge_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board approved the resolution in spite of evidence provided by experts exposing the project’s flaws. Deirdre Des Jardins of California Water Research, who conducted an independent review of the science and engineering behind this project, told the board there have been “gross misrepresentations” about this project that should have give the District pause in supporting it.  Photo: Groundwater recharge pond behind the Santa Clara Valley Water District of...
Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:46AM
image Emergency DACA rally in San José 480_dacasjfistandclaphoag_1.jpg by via Action League
Please credit the photographer. PHOTOS by Deborah Hoag of an emergency rally in San José held on short notice to defend immigrant rights. When the South Bay community heard that Trump had rescinded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), activists and DACA recipients gathered quickly in front of the Martin Luther King, Jr. library....
Posted: Fri Sep 8, 2017 4:00PM