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Thu Apr 19 2018U.S. Missile Strikes on Syria Ignite Bay Area Demonstrations
On April 13, the United States, together with its British and French allies, launched one hundred and five cruise missiles from sea and air striking three alleged chemical weapons facilities in Syria. Anti-war protesters CodePink Women for Peace responded immediately with actions the following day in front of the Pacific Heights homes of Senator Dianne Feinstein and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Later in the afternoon of April 14, an emergency demonstration at Market and Powell in San Francisco demanded an end to the bombings.
Wed Apr 4 2018Queer Arts Collectives Create Iconic Ahed Tamimi Street Art
When members of the Bay Area group Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT!) heard about the imprisonment of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi for slapping the Israeli soldier who had shot her cousin and was now invading her family’s home, they wanted to see her picture prominently displayed during January's Women’s Marches. QUIT! teamed up with artists from the queer arts collectives, Street Cred and Bay Area Art Queers Unleashing Power (BAAQUP), to create a powerful image that has now spread around the world.
Fri Mar 23 2018 (Updated 04/01/18)March For Our Lives
On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives took to the streets to demand that their lives and safety become a priority, and that gun violence comes to an end. Northern California is marched in solidarity. The national mission statement declared: March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar. In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short in Florida, politicians are telling us that now is not the time to talk about guns. March For Our Lives believes the time is now.
Sat Mar 3 2018 (Updated 03/14/18)Hundreds Rally in San Francisco to Denounce ICE
Hundreds of immigrant rights activists, including many students, unionists, and other allies, surrounded the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building in San Francisco to disrupt ICE's daily patterns of mistreatment and dehumanization. Increased ICE activity has been reported throughout the Bay Area, the Central Coast, and in the Central Valley. Reports from rapid response networks confirm that ICE agents have recently arrested hundreds of people in cities including Monterey, Oakland, Fresno, Napa, San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Clara, and Salinas.
Sat Mar 3 2018No Platform for Border Patrol Agent Turned Book Author
Chinga la Migra reports on an action against Francisco Cantú which took place on February 19 in San Francisco, and the cancellation of his event in Oakland the following day: After being shut down by comrades in Austin and forced to publicly admit he is against abolishing Border Patrol by comrades in New York, Cantú decided not to read from his book or discuss it as had been planned, and at the last minute, announced that he would only be signing books. A few minutes into the book signing a group of us disrupted it by reading prepared statements and handing out flyers, as well as free copies of No Wall They Can Build.
Sun Feb 25 2018 (Updated 02/26/18)Tantra & The SF Two-Spirit PowWow
Tsunami Huerta shares a personal account of the February 3, 2018, San Francisco Two-Spirit PowWow: I'm being whisked to a PowWow. We zip along San Francisco's waterfront. I inhale the fresh sea air and hear seagulls squawking. The Two-Spirit PowWow, to over simplify, is a LGBTQ PowWow. LGBTQ fluidity may be new in a sense for we modern inhabitants of the U.S. these last few centuries, but not at all, for most, very ancient Indigenous cultures here! They/we, were accepted as an important, integral and sacred part of the community at large.
Thu Feb 22 2018 (Updated 03/23/18)Students Plan to Take a Stand with "March For Our Lives"
Bob M writes: In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas shooting, the high school students at that school and across the country are calling for a walkout on March 24 and again on April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine shooting in 1999. The students are calling for national leaders to listen to them, but as of yet they do not have demands other than getting AR-15s "out of the hands of people who should not have them." Many radicals still hold strong to the important point that de-arming must start with the cops and military, and not take away self-defense from oppressed communities.
Sat Feb 3 2018 (Updated 02/04/18)Solidarity with Afrin and the Rojava Revolution
Demonstrators took to the streets of San Francisco on January 26 to march and rally in defense of Afrin and the Rojava Revolution. An audio report features several interviews with members of the local Kurdish community. They discuss the unfolding situation in regards to the Turkish invasion of Rojava and the need to support the defensive forces on the ground. In recent weeks, tens of thousands have taken to the streets around the world, holding demonstrations, occupying buildings, unfurling banners at sporting events, and taking militant actions in solidarity with the struggle in Rojava.
Fri Feb 2 2018 (Updated 02/03/18)No Sanctuary for White Nationalists
On January 28, Bay Area Antifascists made quick work of an anti-immigrant banner which the neo-Nazi group Identity Evropa (IE) hung from the Yerba Buena Tunnel heading into San Francisco. IE were central to the organizing of the murderous "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, and have been active in Northern California since 2016. San Francisco Bay Area Antifascists write: As a strike towards the defeat of our enemies, we tore down the banner put up in the early hours of the morning which attempted to “warn” commuters of “dangerous immigrants and refugees” and spread hate and fear of immigrants who call San Francisco their home.
Mon Jan 22 2018 (Updated 01/30/18)Millions March for Women's Rights Worldwide
On January 20, the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of President Trump, women, children, and allies worldwide demonstrated in hundreds of cities, often in freezing temperatures, to stand up against against Donald Trump and his policies, patriarchal and racist violence and oppression, and for a brighter future for women. The numbers were massive across North America, with 300,000 Chicago, 200,000 in New York City, a half million in Los Angeles, and at least 100,000 in San Francisco. Tens of thousands marched in medium-sized cities such as Oakland, and in smaller towns such as Fresno, thousands took a stand. On January 21, many more took to the streets of Las Vegas, Berlin, Paris, London, and other cities across the globe.
Mon Jan 22 2018 (Updated 04/17/18)California Mobilizes to Oppose Offshore Oil Drilling
On January 4, the Trump administration released a draft five-year plan that would open federal waters in the Pacific Ocean to new oil leasing for the first time in more than thirty years. The plan proposes new offshore drilling in almost all federal waters, including the currently protected Arctic and Atlantic oceans and eastern Gulf of Mexico. Resistance to Trump's plan spread throughout California quickly. Supervisors in San Franciscio and Marin County passed resolutions opposing offshore oil drilling. North coast environmental groups vowed to do everything in their power to fight it. In Santa Cruz and Laguna Beach, environmental groups have planned protest rallies on February 3
Thu Jan 11 2018 (Updated 01/14/18)We Will Not Comply
For the fourth year in a row, the Anti Police-Terror Project has called for 96 Hours of action over the King Day Weekend. From Friday, January 12 through Monday, January 15, people will take to the streets in a series of direct actions, vigils, rallies and film screenings. The weekend concludes with the Reclaiming Kings Radical Legacy March on Monday beginning at 14th and Broadway. Friday's actions address State-Sponsored Violence; Saturday's confront the Housing crisis; Sunday's focus on Indigenous/International Solidarity; and Monday, "We reclaim the Radical legacy of MLK."
Mon Nov 6 2017 (Updated 11/07/17)Campaign to Drive Out Trump and Pence Launches in Bay Area
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.
7PM Friday Apr 20 Between Dirt & Sky
11AM Saturday Apr 21 Earth Day San Francisco 2018: Festival Celebration &...
2PM Sunday Apr 22 Soviet Winnie the Pooh & other children’s cartoons -...
6PM Wednesday Apr 25 Earth Day Free Screening: JANE
7PM Thursday Apr 26 Prospects for Peaceful Co-Existence on the Korean...
8:30PM Saturday Apr 28 Scritti Politti: Jesse Drew/Newsreel +Joshua...
7PM Sunday Apr 29 Workers Memorial Day ILWU Local 34 "Remember the dead...
7PM Tuesday May 1 May Day! May Day! The Dark Side of SF Tech and Legacies...
6PM Friday May 4 The Young Karl Marx--May Day Film & Discussion
9AM Sunday May 6 YTH Live 2018
11AM Sunday May 6 Asian Heritage Street Celebration at Sunday Streets
7PM Sunday May 6 Clutch The Pearls - Drag Cabaret
7:30PM Wednesday May 9 Okwui Okpokwasili | Transform Fest Spring 2018
7:30PM Friday May 11 DJ Spooky | Transform Fest Spring 2018
7:30PM Friday May 11 Printz Dance Project | Transform Fest Spring 2018
CodePink Women for Peace Protest Syrian Bombings at Homes of Feinstein and Pelosi Wed Apr 18th 7:01pm
Solidarity Demonstration with La ZAD Sun Apr 15th 9:43pm
Emergency Response Protest Against US War on Syria! (1 comment) Fri Apr 13th 8:14pm
Leidesdorff Ranch is poised to preserve the legacy of a Founding Father of California Fri Apr 13th 3:01pm
The Struggle for Justice at SF Hunters Point Naval Shipyard & Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai Thu Apr 12th 2:34pm
'Governor Brown, Please Step Up': 750 Public Interest Groups Urge Halt to New Oil and Gas Projects in California Thu Apr 12th 12:59pm
Paying Tribute to Legendary SF Bay Area DJ Cameron Paul Wed Apr 4th 10:21pm
Lawfare Project Re-Files Baseless Lawsuit Against San Francisco State and Professor Abdulhadi Mon Apr 2nd 11:30pm
Defend Public School Teachers/Terminate PAR NOW! Hands Off Margaret Reyes Mon Apr 2nd 8:37am
Suicide: The Ripple Effect, film screening & discussion Mon Apr 2nd 7:32amMore Local News...
The Shape of Water (A Discussion of the Movie) Mon Mar 5th 2:13pm
Remembering the Pan African Spirit of the Buffalo Soldier Tue Feb 27th 5:43am
Palestinian Postal Services Workers Union Pres Imad A A Temeiza & CUPE on Israel Apartheid Sat Jan 27th 2:00pm
2018 the Year for Dr. George Washington Carver Fri Jan 5th 11:12pm
The Crimes of Trump's OSHA Chief Nominee FedEx VP Scott Mugno (2 comments) Thu Dec 14th 7:35pm
Demand That US Government Allow Entry Of Mexican Union Farmworkers To Speak To US Workers Tue Nov 28th 10:51am
Corporate Fascism & SF Federal OSHA Whistleblower Darrell Whitman Presentation to PSI Sun Nov 12th 11:29am
War Monger Rep. Nancy Pelosi says she’d support a ground invasion in N.Korea "last resort" (1 comment) Tue Nov 7th 4:23pm
Labor, Mumia, The Trial And The Fight For Freedom With Mumia's Lawyer Rachel Wolkenstein Sat Oct 28th 5:00pm
Neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer is still on Twitter despite being banned (1 comment) Tue Oct 10th 9:49pmMore Global News...
Hearst SF Chronicle Endorses Senator Feinstein & Then Complains About Falsified Testing Sat Apr 14th 12:21pm
Dismantling Toxic Masculinity: What We Must Do (1 comment) Sat Apr 7th 11:56am
Discover the Legacy of Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. Thu Mar 29th 12:14am
illegal Mass Arrests in San Francisco-15th Anniversary Wed Mar 21st 7:13pm
Young millennials ditch Facebook for Snapchat and Instagram (1 comment) Fri Mar 9th 6:19pm
The Honest Government Manifesto Mon Jan 29th 2:13pm
SF TWU 250A Union President Eric Williams Takes Jobs With MTA After Pushing Concessions Thu Jan 18th 10:55am
San Francisco’s Own Da Vinci Code Reviving the Sacred Feminine Tue Dec 5th 9:32am
SF Protest Against ADL Terrorism Against Professors Critical Of Israel/Training US Police Mon Nov 13th 2:33pm
Black Reconstruction in Our Times: CPE track at Zinn Book Fair Wed Nov 8th 3:04pmOpen Newswire...
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