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New California State Legislation Honors The Dignity Of Transgender Prisoners
Despite the fact that transgender and gender non-conforming people have recently become more visible in the media and popular culture, the realities for street-based, poor, black and brown and disabled trans women remain the same. Trans people continue to face discrimination from traditional housing, employment and healthcare forcing many trans people into alternative street economies like sex work, drug sales and whatever other work people can find. As a result of being pushed out of these t...
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 11:04AM
Video Shows SCPD Blocking Media from Sean Arlt Killing Press Conference
Activist Wes White documents the exclusion of alternative media from the SCPD's 2-16 Press Conference. There SCPD Police Chief Vogel announced that Officer Eric Bailey was the killer of Sean Arlt, who, police say, approached them aggressively with a metal rake back in early October. The only evidence presented was Vogel's account, some partial audio, and a partial obscured video that had no recognizable figures in it and ended ten minutes before Arlt died....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:36PM
KPFA General Manager McCoy Pushes The "Fake News" Line Despite Protests From Listeners
KPFA General Manager McCoy is pushing the "fake news line" despite protests from listeners that this is the line being used by corporate media to cover up their own lies....
Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:02PM
Stir it Up radio show in Fresno with Reza Nekumanesh and Hannah Brandt
This is the audio (24 minutes) of the December 7, 2016 Stir it Up radio show heard on KFCF 88.1 FM....
Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:50AM
Ban of GMO's in Sonoma County
This article describes Sonoma County's recent approval of Measure M, banning genetically modified crops from being grown in the County....
Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:01PM
Keep the Santa Rosa Media Center Open
The city of Santa Rosa is trying to shut down the community media center...
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:50PM
SCPD Officer and Wife Fuel Take Back Santa Cruz Witch Hunt on Social Media
Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC) is targeting community members again on social media, which is being aided by the false identification of a "suspect" by Officer Wes Hansen of the Santa Cruz Police. Yesterday TBSC published a photo of two "suspects" of a crime on their public Facebook page. The post has been shared over 300 times. TBSC says the photo was taken by a "community member" and it was not circulated or shared by law enforcement. In the comments section on the TBSC post, a witch hunt styl...
Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:24PM
New Site to Make Donations to Great Orgs for People Raging About Trump
Lots of people are raging right now. We've been out on the streets and as we hear more about Trump's plans, it gets even scarier. Everyday it gets scarier. Over the weekend some friends got together to build ragedonate.com to channel that rage to direct people to make donations to organizations fighting back....
Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:32AM
#DisruptJ20: trump supporter voicemail to Indybay (audio/mpeg 1020.7kb)
A supporter of 'our new pResident donald trump' leaves a voicemail for Indybay in response to #DisruptJ20: Call for a bold mobilization against the inauguration of Donald Trump....
Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:23PM
Free Radio Evicted Today - Still on Internet
The transmitter for Free Radio Santa Cruz went silent today because our host has been evicted. We are actively looking for a new site for our transmitter and antenna. Meanwhile we are still live web streaming at www.freakradio.org....
Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:08PM
Misdemeanor Charge Dropped Against Indybay Journalist Who Documented Highway Blockade
A misdemeanor charge against Indybay journalist Alex Darocy was dropped in Santa Cruz Superior Court on October 19. An officer with the California Highway Patrol cited him with the misdemeanor on March 3, 2015 after Darocy photographed the six UCSC students who locked themselves together and blocked Highway 1 in Santa Cruz as part of the “96 Hours of Action” protests against tuition hikes and racist police violence called for by students across the UC system. [Photo: A previously unpublished ...
Posted: Fri Nov 4, 2016 6:31PM
Termination of Street Spirit newspaper threatens the homeless
It was announced that after 22 years of sponsorship that the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) will cease funding the operations of Street Spirit as of December 31, 2016!...
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:58PM
KPFA Solidarity With Amy Goodman & Journalists At Standing Rock Sioux Tribe In N. Dakota
KPFA Staff, Board member Janet Kobren and community supporters rallied for Amy Goodman and journalists in Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota...
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:30PM
Rally/Action To Support Amy Goodman and other courageous journalists At Standing Rock
In front of KPFA 1929 Martin Luther King Blvd near University Berkeley, CA...
Event Date: Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:52AM
Commander X Announces Book Release Date for "Behind The Mask: An Inside Look At Anonymous"
Commander X, who is known for his participation in the hacking/activist groups Anonymous and the Peoples Liberation Front, has announced he will be releasing his book "Behind The Mask: An Inside Look At Anonymous" to the public on October 15. Commander X has been in exile from the United States ever since early in 2012, when he made his way to Canada to escape federal charges related to the hacking of computers in Santa Cruz County, CA. A federal indictment claims Commander X hacked the count...
Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:32PM
On Lennon's Birthday-World Speakout Stop Political Censorship By Zuckerberberg/Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg's SF Mansion 3452 21st St. near Dolores St. San Francisco...
Event Date: Sun Oct 9, 2016 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:24AM
Berekelyside's editor-In-chief says homeless death is low priority news
Roberto Benitas, a homeless Berkeley resident, died in his sleep. His body was found the next morning on September 18th. Frances Dinkelspiel, the editor-in-chief of Berkeleyside, was asked by a local reader why the death was not reported by the website, and the response was "people die all the time". Dinkelspiel continued by writing that the death was a low priority and didn't have as great an impact on the community compared to the stories they did cover....
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:08PM
The PR Campaign to Uplift Police & Demonize Those Who Call for Accountability
I was alerted to an inflammatory story from Bay Area ABC news reporter Dan Noyes that basically sought to disparage the Black August celebrations. The story noted that "police sources" had leaked a memo to him stating that prison guards and police were gonna be attacked by members of the Black Guerilla Family in celebration of Black August. Many found the allegations to be outlandish....
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:27PM
Santa Cruz Sentinel Reporter Leaves Questionable Voicemail
A phone call from a Santa Cruz Sentinel staff reporter left a sting and insulted a friend of the mother of Maddy Middleton this week. He left his name and intention and the phone message is included with more. This was the year anniversary of the tragedy that happened last year at Tannery....
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:09PM
Anti-Fascist No Platform Victory: ABC10 Pulls Sacramento Nazi Interview After Complaints
Direct action may get the goods, but sometimes a few people speaking up can result in minor victories, too. That's what happened after Sacramento's ABC10/KXTV television station thought it would be a good idea to provide a platform for Matthew Heimbach of the Traditionalist Workers Party to spout his lies, just two days after Sacramento Nazis acting on his behalf sent nine anti-racists to the hospital, six with stab wounds and three with blunt force trauma. While the interview already had ...
Posted: Fri Jul 1, 2016 4:07PM