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Sun Apr 23 2017 (Updated 04/24/17)Cops and Klan, Hand in Hand: April 15 in Berkeley
Sun Apr 23 2017 (Updated 04/24/17)How Berkeley Cops Helped Alt-Right Trolls with No Permit Stage Their Rally
Since April 15, the Alt-Right has been declaring a victory over antifascists in Berkeley, where a mix of Trump supporters, militia members, far-Right bikers, and neo-Nazis gave fascist salutes, held anti-Semitic signs, carried Alt-Right flags, and listened to white nationalist speakers. But the leader of the rally, Richard Black, a part of the Alt-Right himself, paints a much different picture. Black claims that without the coordinated help of the Berkeley Police Department, who worked with Alt-Right organizers, antifascists would have overrun and shut down the rally before it even began.
Mon Apr 17 2017 (Updated 04/24/17)Black Bloc Defends Berkeley Against Invasion of Trump Fascists
Mon Apr 17 2017 (Updated 04/24/17)Anarchists and Antifascists Clash with Alt-Right, Neo-Nazis, and Trump Supporters
On April 15, students, anti-racists, anti-fascists, and other residents of the Bay Area clashed in the streets of Berkeley against an array of organized white supremacist and far-right forces. Trump supporters openly carried anti-Semitic signs, fascist symbols, and raised their arms in sieg heil Nazi salutes. Unlike most events and actions the far-right has organized in recent past, this time members of the Right were able to take the streets in a city regarded as a leftist stronghold. The far-right is now bragging that if it can take over Berkeley, it can do the same in any city. Meanwhile, much of the Left focused on marches around Trump's tax returns.
Sat Apr 8 2017 (Updated 04/09/17)Santa Cruz City Council Votes Unanimously in Support of the Standing Rock Sioux
Sat Apr 8 2017 (Updated 04/09/17)Council Resolution Seen as Precursor to Formal Divestment from Dakota Access Pipeline
On April 4, the Santa Cruz City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Citing DAPL’s violation of treaty rights, destruction of sacred sites and the threat posed to Standing Rock’s water supply, the city’s agenda report advised that Santa Cruz join the many cities across the country in officially “Standing with Standing Rock.” The Council’s resolution was formed as part of a collaborative effort between the city and a coalition of Santa Cruz residents working toward the divestment of city funds from major banks funding the project.
Mon Mar 13 2017 (Updated 03/14/17)Downtown Streets Blocked in Santa Cruz During International Women's Day Strike
Mon Mar 13 2017 (Updated 03/14/17)Gender Strikes Organized Internationally as Follow-Up to Women's Marches
On March 8, striking community members marched through downtown Santa Cruz in solidarity with Women's Strikes organized around the world on International Women's Day as a follow up to the massive Women's Marches held on January 21, 2017, the day after the Inauguration of Trump. One group participating in the March 8 demonstration was the UCSC March Collective, who invited people of all genders to join the action, stating, "We strike because we can't afford not to care."
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.
Fri Mar 3 2017 (Updated 03/04/17)Anti-Homeless Group Tries to Drive Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs Out of Sight
Fri Mar 3 2017 (Updated 03/04/17)Janet Fardette of Leveelies Pushes the Idea that “Street Feeding” Keeps People Homeless
Keith McHenry writes: The most common government response to the suffering of those being forced into homelessness is the passage of laws against being homeless. Laws against sleeping, sitting, asking for money, living outside, or what officials call “quality of life crimes” make this bad situation even worse, and make the lives of homeless men, women, and children even more miserable. Another aspect of this punitive response to homelessness is passage of laws prohibiting the public sharing of meals with the hungry. The hope is that hiding from public view the problem of homelessness will make it go away.
Thu Feb 23 2017 (Updated 02/24/17)Berkeley Chased Milo Out of Town, Shining National Spotlight on "Alt-Right" Hero
Thu Feb 23 2017 (Updated 02/24/17)Shortly After Shutdowns of College Speaking Events, Milo Shunned by His Own People
White nationalist Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at UC Berkeley on the first day of Black history month in a building named after Martin Luther King, Jr. The event on February 1 was cancelled after a large protest erupted outside the Student Union where he was set to speak. Within weeks, a video surfaced in which Yiannopoulos spoke favorably of men having sex with boys and against the concept of consent. Now, Yiannopoulos is facing widespread backlash, leading to the cancellation of upcoming speaking gigs and the publication of his book. Yiannopoulos also resigned his position as an editor at Breitbart News.
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.
Thu Feb 9 2017 (Updated 02/24/17)A Public Bank for Oakland
Thu Feb 9 2017 (Updated 02/24/17)Public Bank of Oakland Aims to Serve the People, Use Bank’s Profits for Common Good
Emily Wheeler of the Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland writes: A thriving local economy is something we all want to see—no controversy there. But we’ve been too quick to accept the prevailing notion that there is a trade-off between that and providing ourselves with adequate housing, health care, or education programs. It’s time to align our fiscal practices with our social ideals. It’s time for the Public Bank of Oakland. On February 9, the City of Oakland hosted a public forum on the potential of the Public Bank of Oakland.
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."
Wed Dec 14 2016Evicted Okupa Chanti Ollin Calls for Solidarity
Wed Dec 14 2016Autonomous Cultural Center in Mexico City Seeks Global Support
Chanti Ollin, a well-known autonomous cultural center in the gentrified financial district of Mexico City, was violently evicted on November 22. Eight hundred riot police, two helicopters, and an armored car executed the operation, illegally breaking into the building and detaining 26 individuals without so much as a judicial order. This eviction takes place against the backdrop of Mexico City's new constitution, which seeks to privatize land and resources, and suppress any political or cultural activity that disrupts this profit-making program.
Mon Nov 28 2016 (Updated 11/30/16)Latinx Worker Co-op Coffee Shop in Oakland Meets Fundraising Goal
Mon Nov 28 2016 (Updated 11/30/16)Collective Seeks to Open Social Justice Coffee Co-Op in Oakland's Fruitvale District
UPDATE: Hasta Muerte has exceeded their fundraising goal.
Hasta Muerte Coffee is the collective vision of a few Latinx comrades to open a coffee shop where community, good coffee, and social justice work come together in the Fruitvale neighborhood. Hasta Muerte intends to create an environment for stable and equitable jobs, where profits are shared between worker-owners. Fundraising efforts have gone well so far, but Hasta Muerte still needs help to reach its goal of $35,000 this week. The collective asks for those who support their goal to donate and spread the word.
5:30PM Wednesday Apr 26 Film Screening: Tsar to Lenin
4PM Thursday Apr 27 Fascism in America: What Is the Danger That the...
7PM Friday Apr 28 Forum: System Change, Not Climate Change Only socialism...
9:30AM Saturday Apr 29 Women, Money, Spirit Conference
10AM Saturday Apr 29 9th Humboldt Anarchist Bookfair
8:30PM Saturday Apr 29 Mayday Resistance: Wilkerson’s Machine Gun Or...
10:30AM Sunday Apr 30 May Day: American Roots of the International Workers’...
2PM Sunday Apr 30 A Reading of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, Beyond Vietnam:...
5AM Monday May 1 May 1: Shut It Down!
10AM Saturday May 6 33rd Annual California Indian Market & Peace Dance
4PM Saturday May 6 Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Debt Resistance is NOT...
7PM Wednesday May 10 WHOSE TECHNOLOGY? Protest, Resistance, and the...
6:30PM Wednesday May 17 Twitter and Tear Gas: Social Media and Political...
7:30PM Thursday May 25 Chris Hedges on "Overcoming Fascism"
Manifesto of the Clandestine Commando Tuesday Apr 25th 2:05 PM
Santa Cruz City Council to Vote on Divesting from Trump’s Wall, DAPL Banks Resolutions Monday Apr 24th 3:48 PM
May 1: Shut It Down! Monday Apr 24th 3:26 PM
Solidarity with Bay Area Antifascists Facing Repression (1 comment) Sunday Apr 23rd 7:35 PM
Anti-Capitalist Bloc @ the March for Science! (1 comment) Friday Apr 21st 4:30 PM
How Berkeley Cops Helped Alt-Right Trolls with No Permit Stage Their Rally (1 comment) Thursday Apr 20th 10:29 PM
Call-in to Shut Down Berkeley on May Day (5 comments) Thursday Apr 20th 10:00 AM
If Ann Coulter Still Goes to Berkeley After Being Canned, Fascist Nathan Damingo Vows to Be There (8 comments) Wednesday Apr 19th 7:33 PM
Louise Rosealma on Berkeley and It’s Implications (3 comments) Tuesday Apr 18th 5:39 PMMore Local News...
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Tras las huellas del algoritmo capitalista Tuesday Apr 25th 5:25 AM
IMF and World Bank Meetings Begin Amid Concerns of Faltering Global Cooperation Friday Apr 21st 7:56 AM
Charles Kirk, Turning Point USA and the rise of fascist student groups Wednesday Apr 19th 4:15 PM
News and Improvements at Riseup.net: Personally Encrypted Email Storage Wednesday Apr 19th 11:20 AM
Global Economic Risks Ahead Warns International Monetary Fund Wednesday Apr 19th 6:46 AM
IMF Warns of "Protectionism" and Risky Investing Tuesday Apr 18th 7:36 AM
Defend Auburn, Alabama Against the White Power Invasion on April 18th Monday Apr 17th 12:03 AM
Re: Those Missiles at Syria from U.S. Saturday Apr 8th 2:49 PM
Puerto Rico and Bondholders Agree on Electric Company Debt Deal Thursday Apr 6th 1:57 PMMore Global News...
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Europe turn left Thursday Mar 30th 7:42 AM
The recent 'Insurgent Notes' conference in New York City Sunday Mar 12th 5:13 PM
Humanity, Routines & Laws of Nature Friday Mar 3rd 7:32 AM
The Will to Intervene Thursday Mar 2nd 6:51 AM
No call for a "Peaceful Transition" to a multi-polar world? Sunday Jan 22nd 2:22 AM
Obama's Platitudes can't whitewash his despicable legacy (1 comment) Thursday Jan 12th 4:27 AM
Draining the Swamp? Or fill it with toxic stew of Banksters and Bigots? Thursday Dec 1st 3:20 AM
Facebook Said to Create Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China (1 comment) Monday Nov 28th 3:13 AM
Why a General Strike on Jan. 20, 2017? (1 comment) Tuesday Nov 22nd 6:30 AMOpen Newswire...
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