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Tue May 24 2016 (Updated 05/26/16)SFPD Kills Again, Chief Suhr Forced to Resign Same Day
Tue May 24 2016 (Updated 05/26/16)Unarmed Jessica Williams Killed in the Bayview District by San Francisco Police
On the morning of May 19, Jessica Williams — a twenty-nine-year-old Black woman who might have been pregnant — was shot and killed by San Francisco police in the Bayview District. She was unarmed. Within a few hours of the killing, Mayor Ed Lee, announced that he was firing Suhr. Community pressure had been building to fire Suhr in response to his record as Chief. Later in the day, protesters rallied at City Hall before a large vigil was held at the site of her murder. On Friday, May 27, a rally and march will be held for Jessica Williams.
Sat Apr 30 2016 (Updated 05/02/16)Anti-Trump Protesters Shut Down Roads to Republican Convention
Sat Apr 30 2016 (Updated 05/02/16)Trump Forced to Sneak Through Fence to Reach California GOP Convention in Burlingame
Protests against Donald Trump are heating up in California as the June 7 presidential primary approaches. On April 29, it was the Bay Area's turn. Trump was scheduled to speak on the opening day of the California Republican Convention in Burlingame. Protesters blocked streets and pushed through police barricades. Trump's motorcade was unable to reach the site and was forced to walk from Highway 101 through concrete barriers to reach the convention via a back entrance.
Tue Jan 26 2016 (Updated 01/27/16)SF Counter Protesters Mount Spirited Opposition to Anti-Abortion "Walk For Life"
Tue Jan 26 2016 (Updated 01/27/16)Anti-Abortion Marchers Face Raucous Shouts and Street Theater Tactics in San Francisco
On Saturday, January 23, hundreds of local activists met the anti-choice Walk for Life at Market and Powell Streets, shouting down their repressive message with loud, spirited, no-holds-barred pro-choice chants. The religious-based walk busses in thousands of anti-choice activists annually on the anniversary of Roe v Wade in an attempt to drown out locals in the pro-choice city of San Francisco.
Wed Dec 30 2015 (Updated 01/01/16)Victory for the Black Friday 14
Wed Dec 30 2015 (Updated 01/01/16)Year-Long Campaign in Support of the Black Friday 14 Leads to All Charges Being Dropped
On Black Friday 2014, following the grand jury announcement it would not recommend indicting police officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, fourteen Black activists chained themselves together on a BART transit platform “to prevent trains from moving at the West Oakland station, in response to the seemingly unending war against Black communities.” District Attorney Nancy O'Malley and BART pursued criminal charges and originally $70,000 in restitution. Now, after a year-long campaign by the Black Friday 14 and a broad coalition of allies, the DA has dropped all the charges.
Sat Dec 5 2015 (Updated 12/06/15)Women No Longer Forced to Take Pregnancy Tests in Alameda Jails
Sat Dec 5 2015 (Updated 12/06/15)ACLU Settles Lawsuit with Alameda County Jails over Pregnancy Testing
The ACLU of Northern California and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office have reached a settlement agreement that will ensure that women are able to choose whether they receive pregnancy testing in the county’s jails. The agreement is the result of a lawsuit, Harman v. Ahern, which argued the policy was a violation of the California Constitution, the U.S. Constitution and state statutory law.
Sun Nov 22 2015 (Updated 12/31/15)Labor and BLM Demand: “Drop the Charges Against the Black Friday 14!”
Sun Nov 22 2015 (Updated 12/31/15)Black Friday 14 Action a Prelude to Huge Rally to Raise Oakland Minimum Wage to $15/Hr
In a show of solidarity, labor unions and Black Lives Matter activists staged a protest on November 10 which targeted Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley. Some two hundred protesters gathered outside D.A. O'Malley's offices demanding that she “Drop the charges against the Black Friday 14!” They declared that the struggles for economic justice and racial justice were two sides of the same struggle. Inside the courthouse, a delegation of labor leaders occupied O'Malley's office. No arrests were made.
Over 2000 protesters from many different Indian American communities joined together outside the SAP Center in San Jose on September 27 to counter Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of "Digital India" and Hindutva. They raised many issues with Modi's leadership, ranging from forced conversions to Hinduism, Internet surveillance, arrest of political bloggers, harassment of human rights activists, blind eye to rapes, dispossession of small farmers, rewriting of Indian history, and the 2002 Gujarat massacre.
Fri May 8 2015 (Updated 05/17/15)Students Occupy Stevenson Coffee House at Activists IN! Rapists OUT! Rally
Fri May 8 2015 (Updated 05/17/15)UCSC Under Investigation for Mishandling Rape and Other Sexual Violence Cases
Students at UC Santa Cruz occupied the Stevenson Coffee House for a short period of time on April 27 to expose a person they say is a known rapist who is presently employed at the business. The small cafe, which is privately owned and operated under a lease with the university, is located within Stevenson College on the east side of the UCSC campus.
Thu Apr 30 2015 (Updated 05/01/15)OPD Bows to Pressure, Releasing Video Related to Killing of Yuvette Henderson
Thu Apr 30 2015 (Updated 05/01/15)Police Allow Yuvette Henderson's Family to View Video, But Critical Moments Not Available
On April 12, the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP), in conjunction with Yuvette Henderson’s family, held a vigil and caravan in the name of Yuvette, killed with an AR-15 by Emeryville police. Numerous other demonstrations have been held to demand justice for Yuvette as well. On April 21st, the Oakland police department conceded to community pressure and allowed the brother and sister of Yuvette to view the videos leading up to her murder, which is rare after a police killing, but her family was told that the two most critical events of the day were not available for review.
Sat Apr 18 2015 (Updated 04/19/15)Walk to Stop the Silence Draws Hundreds in Watsonville
Sat Apr 18 2015 (Updated 04/19/15)Community Members Reach Out to Those Victimized by Childhood Sexual Abuse
The annual Walk to Stop the Silence was launched nine years ago in order to break through the silence surrounding the issue of sexual abuse and provide a healing space for survivors. The event is always well-attended, but this year, on April 11, the crowd was noticeably packed with families and young people whose energy led the walk with chants such as, "Walk to Stop the Silence!" and "Sí se puede!"
Sat Apr 18 2015 (Updated 04/19/15)Activists Say: Down with Steve Clark! Down with Slut Shaming!
Sat Apr 18 2015 (Updated 04/19/15)Report Back From Alix Tichelman Court Support Demonstration
On April 13, a group gathered at the Santa Cruz County Courthouse in support of Alix Tichelman, the woman charged with killing a Google executive named Forrest Hayes in 2013. Dozens of pamphlets were handed out in front of the courthouse detailing the case against Alix. Her parents personally thanked the group for their presence. Free Alix! writes: She is being unfairly railroaded into jail for an accident that was not her fault.
Tue Feb 24 2015 (Updated 02/25/15)Emeryville Home Depot Shut Down for Yuvette Henderson
Tue Feb 24 2015 (Updated 02/25/15)Civil Disobedience Action Pushes for Answers in Police Killing of Yuvette Henderson
Yuvette Henderson was gunned down by Emeryville police officers Michelle Shepard and Warren Williams on February 3 within minutes of an incident at the Emeryville Home Depot about a block away. Concerned that Yuvette was killed because she was a Black woman, and that police agencies are involved in a massive cover-up, the Anti Police-Terror Project held a rally at Emeryville PD headquarters on February 21 before marching to the Home Depot, where activists used chains and lockboxes to shut the store down for most of the day.
Fri Feb 13 2015 (Updated 02/15/15)Murder of Taja DeJesus Motivates SF Transgender Community
Fri Feb 13 2015 (Updated 02/15/15)Rally on Steps of San Francisco City Hall to Protest Violence Against Trans People
Five transgender women of color have been violently killed within the first two months of 2015 in the United States. One murder locally has rattled the nerves of the local transgender community. On February 1, Taja Gabrielle de Jesus was stabbed repeatedly by an unknown assailant while walking down a street in the Bayview district in San Francisco. In response, approximately 200 people rallied on the steps of city hall for Transgender Tuesday on February 10.
6:30PM Friday May 27 Honoring the Life of Jessica Williams
7PM Tuesday May 31 What's Going On In Venezuela? Eye Witness Report Back
7PM Tuesday May 31 Petals in the Dust: Liberated Lens Film Night
6PM Monday Jun 6 Ploughshares Fund presents: Chain Reaction 2016 - Women...
Honoring the Life of Jessica Williams (1 comment) Thursday May 26th 3:25 PM
Anti-Hillary Clinton Action in Salinas (6 comments) Monday May 23rd 5:29 PM
"Police Said She Would Not Follow Their Orders and a Sergeant Shot Her." (1 comment) Sunday May 22nd 11:04 AM
Oxnard Strawberry Festival Protest! Protesta al Festival de la Fresa! 2016 (1 comment) Wednesday May 11th 11:36 AM
Trump Forced to Sneak Through Fence to Reach California GOP Convention in Burlingame Saturday Apr 30th 1:35 AM
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Conversations in Color Featuring Alexis De Veaux and Janet Mock Saturday Feb 20th 9:41 PM
Pro-Choice Counter Protesters block anti-abortion Walk for Life in Washington D.C. Sunday Jan 24th 6:16 PM
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Interview with Stephanie Hepburn on Human Trafficking Friday Dec 11th 8:27 AM
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Men with "gender identity" problems are not safe for women & girls Wednesday May 18th 12:59 AM
Philippines: Duterte tells CHR, women's groups: Go to hell! Saturday Apr 30th 8:44 PM
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Fox News: #1 in Sex Discrimination? Tuesday Aug 4th 6:27 PM
OP/ED: Chronicle of Higher Education Leaves Out High Profile Victim 81 Rape Case Tuesday Feb 3rd 2:43 PMOpen Newswire...
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