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textSolidarity Includes Wearing a Mask at Protests by Norman Solomon
The life you save may not be your own...
Posted: Thu Jun 4, 2020 5:14PM
textOakland Community Demands In Advance of Curfew Action by APTP
A broad coalition of Oakland community organizations issued the following demands to Oakland and Alameda County public officials in advance of the mass civil disobedience action planned tonight at 8:05 pm in defiance of the curfew....
Posted: Wed Jun 3, 2020 6:03PM
text#CancelRent Movement Escalates Amid Growing National Unrest by Posted By Lynda Carson
“We’re at a Breaking Point:” #CancelRent Movement Escalates Amid Growing National Unrest, and Warns that Police Enforcement of Evictions Will Destroy More Black Lives!!!...
Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2020 5:18PM
textMinnesota public safety commissioner thinks riots related to 'white supremacist organizers' by thinker
I share both an article and the most recent Thom Hartmann Program broadcast to highlight how we are probably being manipulated to play into Trump and the extreme right's plans....
Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 11:12PM
textPublicly traded corporate looters are ripping off the Small Business Administration by Lynda Carson
Mayor London Breed and some trigger happy cops are blowing a lot of hot air at the petty thefts taking place during the George Floyd protests, as they look the other way as the publicly traded corporate looters are ripping off over $200 million from the Small Business Administration, that hurts the small businesses that can not get the loans that were meant to go to them through the Cares Act, and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)!...
Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 11:56PM
textGeorge Floyd Solidarity in the Bay Area: Representation and Power by Anarchist People of Color
This is a critique of weaponized identity politics used to silence rebels and gain political capital....
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 3:38PM
textManslaughter & 3rd degree murder charge for Kneeling Cop Chauvin by Read Black's Law Dictionary
After 48 hours of protest in Minnesota of the vicious murder by suffocation of a black man, George Floyd, on May 25, 2020, by 4 Minneapolis police, one of whom, Derek Chauvin, was caught on a video kneeling on the neck of handcuffed Floyd for 9 minutes, killing him, while his fellow thug cops allowed this murder to occur, only Chauvin was arrested on 5/29/30, and charged with 3rd degree murder and manslaughter! This low level of charge should have every attorney in this country screaming sin...
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 11:55AM
textAn Updated Letter to SCPD Police Chief Mills in the Wake of the George Floyd Murder by Robert Norse
In anticipation of possible protests in Santa Cruz regarding police violence and racial injustice, I've written Chief Andy Mills a follow-up letter regarding concerns I expressed 2 1/2 years ago. I begin with an earlier letter I sent him, and his responses to that letter. Attempts to get more detailed information were unsuccessful....
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 10:28AM
textAmy Klobuchar, Minneapolis Police and Her VP Quest by Norman Solomon
Opportunism Running Amuck...
Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 4:36AM
textAlameda County Sheriff's Office Makes Surprise $85 Million Request for Santa Rita Jail by APTP
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will vote today to allocate an additional $85 million toward staff for Santa Rita Jail....
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:19PM
textStudents Petition UC Irvine After Campus Police Arrest a Black Alumna by Sara Weissman, Diverse
Shikera Chamndany, a Black alumna in biomedical engineering at UC Irvine, went to campus to collect her transcripts on Feb. 20. She ended up spending the night in Orange County Women’s Jail....
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2020 1:00PM
textMohawks won't back down: Standing strong with Wet'suwet'en after midnight by Brenda Norrell
Mohawks of Tyendinaga were standing strong at the rail blockade at midnight, after being given an ultimatum by Ontario police on Sunday to clear the rail blockade by midnight that they maintain in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en. Standing strong at 1 a.m. on Monday, Mohawks released this statement....
Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:31PM
textUCB Student Threatens Genocide to Palestinians; No Response From Campus by Newsy
During a recent meeting of the Associated Students of the University of California, a UC Berkeley student spoke at the podium, pledging the genocide of "Palestinians from the world". The UC campus administration has taken no action against the student, and has taken no action to affirm the safety of Palestinian students and Palestinian visitors on campus....
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:30AM
textSovereignty never ceded: Conflict of laws – which law is subaltern in Australia? by Ghillar, Michael Anderson
Media statement 30 January 2020 Ghillar, Michael Anderson, Convenor of the Sovereign Union, last surviving member of the founding four of the Aboriginal Embassy and Head of State of the Euahlayi Peoples Republic, introduces the concept of ‘subaltern’ through a recent Commonwealth Law Bulletin article from which parallels are drawn, that First Nations law is the law of the land and the colonial Australian law is subaltern, inferior....
Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:57AM
textExporting Death: New Zealand confirmed as likely source of Samoa’s measles outbreak by Eileen
"Infectious diseases de-populated many isolated Pacific islands when they were first exposed to global pathogen circulation from the 18th century," Professor G. Dennis Shanks of Australian Army Malaria Institute wrote. "God alone will not send such an epidemic," he cited the Samoan chief in 1918 as saying....
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:23PM
textBeing There by Carol Denney (posted by Norse)
Activist Carol Denney e-mailed me this account which she is also sending to the Berkeley Daily Planet. She writes the satirical Pepper Spray Times (available on line at Berkeleydailyplanet.com), sings, composes, and copwatches among other things....
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:58PM
textLet's talk about prison reform by Danielle Franks
Prison reform....
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:14PM
textRecidivism Linked to Criminal Justice System Failures by Annika Erickson
This is an article touching on the recidivism rates in the United States....
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 7:17PM
textThe Wicked Witch of the West AKA Mayor of Oakland by ntuit
The Mayor and her administration are failing miserably in helping homeless people...
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:43PM
textBay Area Youth Evade Unjust BART Fare by Fare strike
San Francisco, California. Today, Friday November 29th, Bay Area (born and raised) youth evaded unjust fares and hopped the turnstiles en masse, stating their concern for their communities and a desire to hold BART accountable for attacks towards them. They say that many people from the Bay regularly hop as a basic point of survival and likewise, they have no intention of stopping these evasions....
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:45PM