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Mon Nov 6 2017 (Updated 11/07/17)Campaign to Drive Out Trump and Pence Launches in Bay Area
Mon Nov 6 2017 (Updated 11/07/17)Kicking Off with Rally in Union Square, SF Starts Campaign to End Trump/Pence Regime
On November 4, a rally in San Francisco's Union Square kicked off Bay Area participation in a national campaign to drive out the Trump/Pence administration. A long and spirited march snaked through the city following the rally. Protests were held on the same day in twenty-two cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Seattle and Portland. To promote the day of action, Refuse Fascism, a project of the Revolutionary Communist Party, took out a full page ad in the New York Times.
Wed Oct 18 2017PG&E's Role in Deadly Wildfires Questioned
Late in the evening on October 8, the Diablo Winds blew into Santa Rosa, resulting in five fires. The rapidly spreading fires caused dozens of deaths and burned thousands of homes and other structures to the ground. Beyond those directly effected, the Santa Rosa firestorm, and other fires in the North Bay have polluted the air across the entire region. The elderly and children are at greatest health risk from the smoke of the wildfires in Sonoma, Napa, Yuba and Mendocino Counties. On October 16 a new wildfire started in unincorporated Santa Cruz County, spurring evacuations. Concerns remain about the origin of the fires; one theory being that high winds caused power lines to collapse, raising questions about PG&E's culpability.
Fri Oct 6 2017 (Updated 10/20/17)Memorial for Bay Area Activist Kaye "Nana" Griffin
Fri Oct 6 2017 (Updated 10/20/17)Indybay Co-Founder Kaye "Nana" Griffin Passes On
Kaye "Nana" Griffin, an Indybay co-founder, passed on in early August. Nana was involved in the Bay Area activism scene for decades, including queer liberation, housing and many other local struggles. Nana also carried one of the first Indybay press passes. Her memorial service is on Saturday, October 21, 2:00 PM, at the Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission St. in San Francisco. Keith McHenry recalls, "Kaye spent many hours volunteering with San Francisco Food Not Bombs and reported on the arrests and court cases posting on Indybay. She participated in nearly all the huge protests with her pet rat on her shoulder and I remember her insightful comments about a wide range of issues."
Wed Sep 20 2017 (Updated 09/21/17)FCC Chair's Meeting with Tech Execs Greeted with Protest
Wed Sep 20 2017 (Updated 09/21/17)Demonstrators in San Francisco Say Net Neutrality Is a Racial Justice Issue
Despite the fact that he froze services to low-income internet users soon after taking office, Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai came to San Francisco to talk to tech executives about bridging the digital divide for underserved communities. Pai was named by President Trump as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission in January. When he visited San Francisco on September 12, protesters demonstrated at the site of the meeting in the city's financial district, saying net neutrality is a racial justice issue.
Sat Sep 9 2017 (Updated 09/10/17)Thousands Hit the Streets to Defend DACA
Sat Sep 9 2017 (Updated 09/10/17)Nationwide Protests Against Trump DACA Action, UC Sues DHS, Colleges Vow Support
Trump’s decision to quickly phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an executive order protecting young adults who were brought to the U.S. by undocumented immigrant parents as children, propelled thousands of protesters to the streets of San Francisco, San José, Santa Cruz and elsewhere in the Bay Area. The University of California sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in federal court to stop the Trump administration from rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and the California State College and Community College systems have vowed to continue supporting DACA recipients.
Fri Sep 8 2017We Are All Antifa
The National Lawyers Guild has supported free speech and assembly for all progressive and radical movements for 80 years. Recently, NLG volunteer attorneys, legal workers and clients received death threats and had their personal information publicized in retaliation for defending antifa activists. One attorney was stalked in a courthouse by a man with a swastika tattoo and a shaved head, wearing quasi-military-type attire. He then left, and shortly thereafter she received threatening messages and had to seek protection at a safe house. A group of men wearing military-like attire, and one with a swastika tattoo, was seen waiting outside Santa Rita Jail for arrestees to be released.
Sun Sep 3 2017 (Updated 09/04/17)The Job of the Media is To Divorce Movements From Their Base
Sun Sep 3 2017 (Updated 09/04/17)Corporate Media Attacks Antifa Weeks After Ridiculing Trump for Blaming "Both Sides"
Tens of thousands of people hit the streets of San Francisco and Berkeley against a series of far-right rallies. Antifascist groups, labor, faith-based organizations, and a multitude of sectors mobilized to confront the far-right, showing that the autonomous power and energy that was unleashed after Charlottesville is still very much alive and is growing among the broader population. But, in the face of growing mass popular opposition not controlled or contained by the Democratic Party, through building a coalition that includes anarchists and antifascists, both the Right, Center, and liberal Left began to launch a series of attacks in the media against "antifa."
Wed Aug 30 2017 (Updated 10/03/17)Putting Racists Out of Business
Wed Aug 30 2017 (Updated 10/03/17)Ripple Effect of Outing David Duke Campaign Contributors Spreads Beyond California
Lynda Carson wrote a piece shining light on David Duke's political donors in Northern California, publishing a second report on supporters in Minnesota, Massachusetts, Maryland, and beyond. One of those named was Roger F. Grigsby, owner and founding chef of O'mei restaurant in Santa Cruz. Within a week of the Indybay article, the restaurant shut its doors. Grigsby has responded by claiming he is a victim of a "war on whites." In Minneapolis, Clubhouse Jäger owner Julius De Roma was also called out. Employees have quit, a DJ pulled out, and the Huge Improv Theater, a tenant of De Roma's, issued a statement: "we would like to formally tell Nazis and the KKK that they can fuck straight off." Clubhouse Jägerwas closed for business as of September 1 after the entire staff quit.
Fri Aug 25 2017 (Updated 09/02/17)No Hate in the Bay: A Victorious Weekend of Resistance to Fascism
Fri Aug 25 2017 (Updated 09/02/17)White-Supremacists' and Other Fascists' Return to the Bay Area Fizzles in SF and Berkeley
White-supremacist and other fascist groups have repeatedly targeted the Bay Area in recent months, most recently announcing a weekend of provocations for August 26 in San Francisco and August 27 in Berkeley. As in Boston regarding a planned fascist rally on August 20, anti-racist organizers in the Bay Area responded with a call for massive counter-demonstrations in the streets. The planned weekend of anti-fascist resistance included Charlottesville benefit events in SF and Oakland. In the end, white nationalist organizers cancelled their own events at the last minute and the smattering of racists who did show up in both cities were promptly run off by anti-fascists.
Wed Aug 23 2017 (Updated 08/30/17)Santa Cruz Restaurateur Gives $500 to KKK Fascist David Duke
Wed Aug 23 2017 (Updated 08/30/17)Outing Campaign Contributors of David Duke, Former KKK Imperial Wizard
Some have suggested that the best way to fight back against all the hate being spread around by the Trump regime, the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists, is by exposing the supporters of hate and violence, in the good old U.S.A. One place to start exposing the supporters of hate, would be to expose some of the local supporters of David Duke who reside in the Bay Area. David Duke ran for the U.S. Senate during 2016, from Mandeville, Louisiana, and lost. However, Duke had a number of campaign contributors in local cities including Walnut Creek, Martinez, Hayward, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz.
Thu Aug 17 2017 (Updated 09/02/17)Military Exercises in Korea Considered Act of War
Thu Aug 17 2017 (Updated 09/02/17)San Francisco Demonstrators Call for Halt to War Games Along the Korean Peninsula
As tensions ramp up between the U.S. and North Korea, speakers at a rally in San Francisco on August 15 called for the halting of US/South Korea military exercises along the Korean Peninsula. The annual war games are scheduled to be held starting August 21 and coincide with North Korea's threat to Guam. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea) views the joint exercises as continued acts of war, as there was never a signed peace treaty at the end of the Korean War in 1953. On August 28, in response to the United States and South Korean war games, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has launched an unarmed missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean.
Tue Aug 15 2017 (Updated 08/22/17)Charlottesville, We Got Your Back
Tue Aug 15 2017 (Updated 08/22/17)Solidarity Across the Country After Nazis Murder & Attack Anti-Fascists in Charlottesville
After a fascist mob attacked a small group of UVA student counter-protesters the night before, the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned deadly on August 12 when nazi enthusiast James Alex Fields of Ohio deliberately sped his car into a crowd of antifa, killing thirty-two year old anti-racism activist and Charlottesville native Heather Heyer. Nineteen others were injured in the attack, some critically. Within hours, solidarity demonstrations and vigils sprang up across the country. In Northern California, San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Monterery, and other cities gathered to show support for the anti-fascist resistance in Charlottesville.
Sun Aug 6 2017Class War on the Waterfront
Retired ILWU Local 10 member and chair of the Transport Workers Solidarity Committee Jack Heyman writes: The ink wasn’t even dry on the West Coast longshore contract when the head of the employers’ group, the Pacific Maritime Association, proposed to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union a three-year extension, making it an eight-year contract. Under the current contract, employers have eliminated hundreds of longshore jobs through automation on marine terminals such as the fully automated Long Beach Container Terminal and the semi-automated TraPac freight-forwarding facility in the Port of Los Angeles.
During July 22 through July 29, the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), nonprofit housing organizations, and tenant groups organized a National Week of Action, with rallies in San Francisco, San Rafael, and across the nation in support of federal subsidized housing programs that are under attack by the Trump regime and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson. Trump’s $7.2 billion in proposed budget cuts to HUD will result in over 5,000 new cases of homelessness in the Bay Area alone.
7PM Saturday Nov 25 From SF with Love: a North Bay Relief Concert Series
8PM Saturday Nov 25 Trump/Putin+Poitras+Manning+Khalil
10AM Tuesday Nov 28 Complimentary Skating with Cool Effect at the...
7PM Tuesday Nov 28 City Lights Reading - A.J. Lees on William S. Burroughs
5:30PM Wednesday Nov 29 GLIDE's Annual Holiday Jam: Love Overcomes
6:30PM Wednesday Nov 29 Remarks by His Excellency Anatoly Antonov, Russian...
7PM Wednesday Nov 29 Love, Death, and Annihilation in Contemporary...
6PM Thursday Nov 30 Light in the Grove 2017
6:45PM Thursday Nov 30 Beyond the Bomb - Bay Area Activist Training - Fight...
7PM Thursday Nov 30 City Lights Event - Brian "B+" Cross with Jeff Chang
7PM Friday Dec 1 Opening Night Party: Edgar Arceneaux and Yishai...
10AM Saturday Dec 2 Complimentary Skating with Cool Effect at the...
7PM Monday Dec 4 City Lights Reading - Danielle Allen
7PM Wednesday Dec 6 City Lights Reading - David Harvey
7PM Wednesday Dec 6 On Being American with Gold Star Father and DNC speaker...
Beyond the Bomb - Bay Area Activist Training - Fight Nuclear War Tuesday Nov 21st 9:27 AM
SF SEIU 2015 Demand "Raise Homecare Wages Now"! Living Wages & Justice Needed! Tuesday Nov 14th 8:27 PM
Apartment associations and realtor associations are the enemies of renters Friday Nov 10th 11:03 PM
SF Community Labor Rally Defends SFSU Professor Rabab Abdulhadi Against Zionist Lawsuit Thursday Nov 9th 4:51 PM
Call SF Bd of Supes for Marijuana: We Voted 75% for It (1 comment) Wednesday Nov 8th 7:42 AM
Mass Campaign to Drive Out Trump and Pence Launches in Bay Area Monday Nov 6th 12:04 AM
Rally in SF to Save Temporary Protected Status for Immigrants Friday Nov 3rd 7:17 AM
Privatization of Laney and CCSF and "The Fight For 52 cent" On 1934 Minneapolis Gen Strike (3 comments) Wednesday Nov 1st 11:47 AM
Bayview Hunters Point Environmental and Climate Justice Struggles Against Pollution and Gentrification (2 comments) Saturday Oct 28th 11:39 AM
SF November 4 It begins: The Trump/Pence Regime Must GO! (1 comment) Wednesday Oct 25th 4:49 PMMore Local News...
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Corporate Fascism & SF Federal OSHA Whistleblower Darrell Whitman Presentation to PSI Sunday Nov 12th 11:29 AM
War Monger Rep. Nancy Pelosi says she’d support a ground invasion in N.Korea "last resort" (1 comment) Tuesday Nov 7th 4:23 PM
Labor, Mumia, The Trial And The Fight For Freedom With Mumia's Lawyer Rachel Wolkenstein Saturday Oct 28th 5:00 PM
Neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer is still on Twitter despite being banned (1 comment) Tuesday Oct 10th 9:49 PM
Colin Kaepernick, Trump, Race, Class, Capitalism & The NFL Thursday Sep 28th 2:11 PM
Technology, Automation, Internationalism, Longshore Workers And The Future Of Work Tuesday Jul 25th 12:55 PM
PEACE vigil: Stop Funding Saudi War Crimes (2 comments) Wednesday Jul 19th 1:55 PM
Miskitu-Nicaragua Genocide Case In U.S. San Francisco Court Invokes Political Question Thursday Jul 13th 4:02 PM
Internment, Japanese Americans, Japanese Peruvians, Labor And The Lessons For Today Sunday Jul 2nd 4:39 PM
OHSHA Investigator Calls On US DOL Secretary Acosta To Investigate Former DOL Sec.Perez Monday Jun 5th 9:29 AMMore Global News...
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Is Denialist Osaka Mayor Fighting Alone Against Comfort Women Statue in San Francisco? (1 comment) Monday Nov 20th 11:12 AM
SF Asian-American Judges Work To Build International Solidarity On Comfort Women Issue Sunday Nov 19th 1:41 PM
SF Protest Against ADL Terrorism Against Professors Critical Of Israel/Training US Police Monday Nov 13th 2:33 PM
Black Reconstruction in Our Times: CPE track at Zinn Book Fair Wednesday Nov 8th 3:04 PM
America's Next War and How To Prevent It Tuesday Nov 7th 3:05 PM
Celebrate the Russian Revolution on it's 100th Anniversary! (1 comment) Tuesday Oct 31st 3:32 PM
SF Democrats Who Oppose Pot & Gay Liberation Wednesday Oct 4th 9:10 PM
Harassment by Verizon to tell us what we know: It is 70 to 80 degrees! (1 comment) Wednesday Sep 27th 10:42 AM
"Trumpcare Kills" Projected on SF Federal Building Wednesday Sep 20th 8:55 AM
"The Scapegoating Of Russia" By Dan Kovalik Friday Sep 15th 9:24 AMOpen Newswire...
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