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A new study released by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, Paying More for Being Poor: Bias and Disparity in California’s Traffic Court System, shows that Californians pay some of the highest fines and fees in the country — more than three times the national average for running a red light. And new Bay Area data reveals that African-Americans are four to sixteen times more likely to be booked into county jail on a charge related to inability to pay a citation. Two bills before the California Legislature (SB 185 and AB 412) seek to address many of the disparities
Wed Apr 26 2017 (Updated 05/01/17)Shut It Down May 1st: Respect Our Humanity
Wed Apr 26 2017 (Updated 05/01/17)International Workers' Day Marches and Strikes in Northern California
Oakland Sin Fronteras writes: International Workers' Day has been a time to uplift the struggles, honor the sacrifices, and celebrate the triumphs of working people across the world. As we stand on Ohlone Indigenous land this May 1st, we march in celebration and in resistance, and in solidarity with working people across all borders, to continue the historic struggle against economic and social inequity. With a Trump administration in power, a rising fascist tendency, and growing economic and political oppression of people everywhere, this May Day we march in the spirit of organizing and defending our communities from state violence and capitalist exploitation, and toward liberation and self-determination.
Tue Apr 18 2017 (Updated 04/23/17)Tax Day Protests Demand Trump Release His Taxes
Tue Apr 18 2017 (Updated 04/23/17)Tens of Thousands in Over 150 US Cities Demonstrate Against Trump on Tax Day
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump said he would release his taxes, but that he couldn't until a supposed IRS audit concluded. Trump continues to refuse to release his tax returns, despite mounting questions regarding conflicts of interest and how much he might be beholden to those representing foreign powers such as Russian oligarchs. Protesters gathered in over 150 cities on April 15, the traditional tax filing deadline, to demand that Trump release his taxes. In Northern California, Tax Day protests were held in Santa Cruz, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Ukiah, and other cities.
Wed Apr 5 2017 (Updated 04/08/17)One-Year Anniversary of the Death of Luís Góngora Pat, Killed by SFPD
Wed Apr 5 2017 (Updated 04/08/17)March Against Police Terror in the Sanctuary City of San Francisco on April 7
Luis Góngora Pat was a 45-year-old indigenous Mayan Mexican, an immigrant worker, and a family man who supported his wife and three children in southern Mexico. On April 7, 2016, his life was brutally taken by SFPD. Luis’s killing was at the nexis of several struggles faced by low income people of color: indigenous peoples’ struggles, housing rights, illegal evictions, immigrant rights, dignified wage labor, homelessness, racial profiling and discrimination, police brutality and utter impunity for killing Black and Brown residents. On Friday, April 7, the one year anniversary of his death, Luis’s family will march against police terror in the so-called Sanctuary City of San Francisco.
Fri Mar 10 2017 (Updated 03/12/17)Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference
Fri Mar 10 2017 (Updated 03/12/17)Conference Aims to Build Anti-Racist Front Against Oppression and Capitalism in Bay Area
ROAR, aka the Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference, is a free two-day event, organized by Northern California Anti-Racist Action, that will be held on Ohlone Territory March 11 at OMNI Commons in Oakland and March 12th at California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco. Organizers write: During these times more and more attention is being paid to those of us who use direct action and hold liberatory and revolutionary politics. We can use this moment not only to inspire others through our actions, but to also inspire with our ideas.
Thu Feb 9 2017 (Updated 03/28/17)Militant, Anti-Capitalist Feminists Call for International General Strike
Thu Feb 9 2017 (Updated 03/28/17)International Women's Day General Strike on March 8: Walk Out, March and Demonstrate
On March 8, International Women's Day events are scheduled for Berkeley/Albany, Oakland, San Francisco, Cupertino, Santa Cruz and throughout Northern California. A diverse group of radical feminists issuing a call-out for an international women's strike write: In our view, it is not enough to oppose Trump and his aggressively misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic and racist policies. We also need to target the ongoing neoliberal attack on social provision and labor rights. Let us use the occasion to build a feminism for the 99%, a grassroots, anti-capitalist feminism – a feminism in solidarity with working women, their families and their allies throughout the world.
Fri Feb 24 2017 (Updated 02/27/17)Call to Boycott and Divest from HP for Profiteering from Human Rights Abuses
Fri Feb 24 2017 (Updated 02/27/17)Activists Protest HP Enterprise for Profiteering from Racism in Israel-Palestine and U.S.
A coalition of social justice activists demonstrated with signs, banners, and flyers outside the annual RSA cyber-security conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco on February 14 and 15, educating attendees and the public about how Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) enables and profits from Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories, and from racist immigration and incarceration policies in the United States. HPE is a platinum sponsor and participant in the annual RSA Conference. The protests followed last month’s Global Day of Action against HP, with over 150 demonstrations in over 60 countries around the world
Tue Feb 7 2017 (Updated 02/10/17)Trump's Muslim Ban Protested Nationwide
Tue Feb 7 2017 (Updated 02/10/17)Thousands Demonstrate at Airports as Courts Rebuff Trump's New Immigration Restrictions
On Friday, January 27, Donald Trump issued an executive order banning refugees and other visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The following day, thousands of people began to gather at airports across the United States to protest. At San Francisco International Airport, over four thousand protesters showed up in support of migrants and against the Muslim ban, virtually shutting down the airport. On Monday, courts across the nation began to weigh in, halting parts of the ban in differing regions. On February 3, a US District Court judge in Seattle ordered a nationwide stay on Trump's entire executive order.
Mon Jan 30 2017Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines Back on Table
President Trump signed executive orders on January 24 to push ahead with the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. Both projects sparked widespread opposition and protests, especially because of their risks to water, wildlife, climate and people. On January 27, attorneys representing the first ten water protectors arrested in actions against the Dakota Access Pipeline in early August 2016 renewed their motion for a change of venue, on grounds that the state did not adequately respond to their motion and is not taking basic steps to assess bias among jurors.
Sun Jan 29 2017Anti-Abortionists Countered in San Francisco
On January 21, religious extremists once again held their annual anti-abortion Walk For Life march in San Francisco. They believe holding these events in liberal San Francisco packs a bigger punch because San Franciscans by and large believe that no laws or religion should govern decisions about their bodies, health, and welfare. Every year they are confronted by pro-choice protesters, even though this year there were dueling events in San Francisco. A larger anti-choice event was held in Washington D.C. on January 27.
Sun Jan 22 2017 (Updated 01/29/17)Millions of Women Take a Stand Against Trump the Day After Inauguration
Sun Jan 22 2017 (Updated 01/29/17)Women's Marches Across US and Worldwide Represent Largest Demonstrations in Recent Memory
On January 21, one day after Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, women and allies in cities across the U.S. and countries throughout the world marched in protest in record numbers. In Washington, D.C., where the original Women's March was called, around 500,000 attended, far more than had come for the Trump inauguration itself. In Los Angeles, some estimates set the number present at nearly 750,000. Some of the largest marches in Northern California were in Oakland, San José, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Santa Cruz.
Mon Jan 16 2017 (Updated 01/22/17)Reclaiming King's Legacy in the Age of Trump
Mon Jan 16 2017 (Updated 01/22/17)120 Hours of Direct Action Across the Bay Area to Reclaim King's Legacy & Reject Trump
For the third year in a row, actions will be held across the Bay Area to “Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy." In previous years, protests and rallies culminated with a large march in Oakland on Martin Luther King Day. This year, with Trump set to be inaugurated as the President of the United States on the Friday after MLK Day, protests will be held over five days, from MLK Day on January 16 through to the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20. A diverse coalition will engage in 120 hours of direct action, coalition building, and campaign launching against white supremacy.
Sun Dec 18 2016 (Updated 01/29/17)Mobilization Against the Coronation of Trump
Sun Dec 18 2016 (Updated 01/29/17)#DisruptJ20: Nationwide and Bay Area Call-outs for General Strike Against Trump
A large coalition, including CrimethInc. Workers’ Collective, is calling for a bold mobilization against the inauguration of Donald Trump. In addition to Washington D.C., protests will also be held in Oakland, San Francisco, San José, Palo Alto, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and communities throughout the so-called United States. A widely circulated call to action states, "On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the United States. We call on all people of good conscience to join in disrupting the ceremonies."
A lawsuit filed on December 13 by civil rights groups charges the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) with violating the constitutional rights of homeless people by confiscating and destroying their property in ongoing sweeps. Plaintiffs have lost cherished and necessary items, including family heirlooms, photographs of loved ones, tents, sleeping bags, warm weather clothing, tools, food, camp stoves, bicycles, and personal documents. “Caltrans has been a major obstacle to getting my life together," said plaintiff James Leone. "Twice in six years, I’ve been left with only the clothes on my back. Twice I’ve lost everything I own in the world.”
4PM Thursday Jul 27 Action: Korean President Moon Jae In: Say No To THAAD &...
6PM Thursday Jul 27 Engaging in Democracy: Short Films & Panel Discussion
7PM Thursday Jul 27 Laborfest: Book Reading: Song of The Stubborn One...
7PM Thursday Jul 27 The Future of Work
7PM Thursday Jul 27 Laborfest: 1907 Streetcar Strike & Cal Progressive Era
7PM Friday Jul 28 Laborfest: Film: Care
7PM Saturday Jul 29 Laborfest: Music Show: Paul Robeson: A Portrait in...
10AM Sunday Jul 30 Laborfest: The Internet, Tech & The Future of Labor
10AM Sunday Jul 30 Laborfest: Walk: Labor & Architecture
1PM Sunday Jul 30 Film: Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody
1PM Sunday Jul 30 Laborfest: Film: Healthcare for Everybody
2PM Sunday Jul 30 Commemeration of the 1975 El Salvador student massacre
6PM Sunday Jul 30 Laborfest: Writers, Poets, Singers, Storytellers
6PM Sunday Jul 30 Laborfest: Films: Iron Moon & Play On
7PM Monday Jul 31 Laborfest: Concert: Stop the War on Workers
Rallies in the Bay Area and across the nation to save affordable housing (1 comment) Friday Jul 21st 10:13 PM
ILWU Dockworkers squeezed by automation, abandoned by politicians; 8-Year Contract A Threat (1 comment) Friday Jul 21st 8:04 AM
The Warriors: When Will the Excesses of Professional Sports End? Wednesday Jul 19th 11:22 PM
The Fight For Mexican San Quintin Farm Workers & Driscoll's with Al Rojas At San Francisco (1 comment) Sunday Jul 16th 4:03 PM
2nd Annual Mario Woods Remembrance Day Sunday Jul 16th 1:48 PM
Victor Arnautoff: San Francisco's Master Muralist of the 1930’s Wednesday Jul 12th 4:58 PM
SF Speak Out At Japanese Consulate To Defend Fukushima Families and Opposition To Restart Friday Jul 7th 6:05 PM
"CLEANING THE SWAMP" Hunters Point & Treasure Island Tetra Tech Workers Blow Whistle Tuesday Jul 4th 12:45 AM
July Benefits in support of “Mario Woods Remembrance Day” Thursday Jun 29th 2:35 PM
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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 AM
The Obama-Clinton Inside Job & Tom Perez OSHA/DOL: Corruption Galore Thursday May 25th 6:33 PM
Pelosi - “we’re capitalists, and that’s just the way it is” Friday Feb 3rd 12:13 AM
Prison Strike Organizers to Protest Food Giant Aramark Sunday Jan 8th 9:10 PM
Trump Election Exposes Crises of US Capitalism & Imperialism; Creates Opportunity (2 comments) Thursday Dec 1st 2:38 PM
Evidence of Feared Israel-Led Censorship as Zuckerberg Facebook Bans Palestinian Editors (1 comment) Thursday Sep 29th 6:18 AM
Is Wells Fargo an on-going criminal enterprise? (4 comments) Monday Sep 12th 6:08 AMMore Global News...
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Technology, Automation, Internationalism, Longshore Workers And The Future Of Work\ Tuesday Jul 25th 12:55 PM
Petition For Worker Justice at Community Housing Partnership! Monday Jul 24th 7:23 PM
SEIU 1021 Nato Green Doing Damage Control For SEIU? Opposes Single Payer In CA Wednesday Jul 12th 4:10 PM
Fired Federal OSHA/Investigator Darrell Whitman Challenges Congress To Investigate Corrupt Monday Jun 26th 6:08 PM
PCC Mark Rocha Lied, Pushed Privatization, Workplace Bullying, Sexism and Union Busting (1 comment) Saturday Jun 17th 2:27 PM
Call SF Supes to House Homeless & Stop Bus Fare & Fine Increases Sunday Jun 4th 6:11 PM
Stop Union Busting At KQED-CWA NABET 51 Members Under Attack Tuesday May 23rd 10:20 PM
SF Police state terrorism; Housing Crisis, Nuclear Contamination of Pacific Ocean Monday May 8th 8:01 PM
Gavin Newom Shilling For Developers And Billionaire Speculators Monday May 8th 12:24 PM
Corrupt SF Mayor Lee's Ally SEIU 87 Pres Miranda Physically Assaulted Dissident At Union Thursday Apr 27th 12:47 PMOpen Newswire...
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