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Thu Jun 28 2018 (Updated 07/06/18)Northern California Stands Against ICE
Demonstrators decrying Trump's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents were in the streets throughout the month of June. An even larger wave of protest hit on June 30, a national day of action, with rallies held locally in dozens of Northern California cities. One of the largest protests was at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, the only ICE detention center in the Bay Area.
Wed Jun 27 2018U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Anti-Muslim Travel Ban
In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court’s conservative justices wrote that even considering all of President Trump’s anti-Muslim statements about the travel ban, the order should be upheld. Reaction was swift in the San Francisco Bay area; emergency protests were held San Francisco, San José, and other cities across the U.S. within hours of the announcement.
Sat May 5 2018 (Updated 05/06/18)Calling Out Samsung on International Workers Day in San José
May 1, 2018, was a global day of action against Samsung as well as being International Workers Day. In the South Bay, Samsung protesters joined May Day demonstrators starting at Roosevelt Park in San José and marched to City Hall for a rally attended by members of local, national, and international unions, immigrant rights advocates, affordable housing activists, and Filipino justice campaigners, amongst others.
Thu Apr 19 2018 (Updated 05/01/18)Hunger Strike Underway at Santa Clara County Jails
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. Over 70% of Santa Clara County’s jail population are pretrial detainees, many of whom remain fighting their cases for five years or more because they can’t afford bail.
Tue Mar 27 2018 (Updated 04/01/18)Students and Teachers Hit the Streets in Walkout Against Gun Violence
On March 14, thousands of San Francisco Bay Area students participated in a national walkout against gun violence, with 1,500 marching in the suburb of Menlo Park alone. However, not all went smoothly for some Bay Area students seeking to express themselves. One district superintendent in the South Bay accused students of not thinking things through, and stated that “Organizations have their own agendas and they’re using kids as pawns."
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.
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.
Tue Feb 20 2018 (Updated 02/21/18)John Francisco Paiva Hits Capitola Renters with No-Cause Eviction
Maria Anderson is one of many tenants facing eviction from eight units in two apartment buildings at 2661 and 2651 Fresno Street in Capitola. The buildings were sold to a house flipper registered in Morgan Hill. The buyer — Charity Homes, LLC — is owned by John Francisco Paiva who, according to a 2014 press release from the San Jose Real Estate Investment Club, is a former executive with Cisco Systems and has acted as the full time president of Charity Rehabbers, LLC since 2013. Soon after the purchase cleared, each apartment in the two buildings received 60-day eviction notices.
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National Prison Strike Awareness March Wed Aug 15th 3:55pm
Urgent Action Protest: Save SCOTUS, No Trump Pick! Rally in San Jose Mon Jul 9th 7:23pm
San José Protest: Supreme Court Decision Supports Trump's White Nationalist Agenda Tue Jun 26th 10:49pm
Stand With Muslims: Protest in San Jose Against Today's Anti-Muslim SCOTUS Ruling Tue Jun 26th 1:26pm
Families Belong Together Rally in San Jose Mon Jun 25th 2:40pm
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Ferguson police killing of Michael Brown & invations of Afghanistan: variations on a theme Wed Jul 20th 9:54am
Apple's social plan to beat Facebook Wed Feb 17th 3:32pm
When Presidents Commit War Crimes, Justice Is The Final Victim (1 comment) Wed Feb 3rd 3:48pm
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Ryan Zinke approved by 16 Democrats as Interior Secty Wed Mar 1st 8:55pm
KKK, other hate groups showing up in Bay Area (1 comment) Tue Feb 28th 9:51pm
Comic: Liberal Reasoning Mon Feb 6th 9:52pm
The Black Lives Matter Movement Needs to Embrace Civil Disobedience (1 comment) Sun Jul 10th 11:28pm
Negro's Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples Day Cartoon Mon Oct 12th 10:14amOpen Newswire...
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