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Police violently beat and arrest community members at Berkeley City Council meeting
On Tuesday, June 20, Berkeley police officers violently cracked down on community members opposed to Berkeley’s participation in Urban Shield at special hearing of the city council. Two people were arrested, and multiple people were injured, with an elderly Berkeley resident bleeding from the head after being struck by a police officer. The two arrestees have been cited and released....
Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:12PM
Dump Nunes! (video/mp4 368.7mb)
This is a 10:30 minute video showing some of the candidates who are running against Devin Nunes in the 22nd Congressional District. The event was held at The Grange Meeting House in Visalia on Friday, June 16th, 2017....
Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:35PM
Was CA Dem Party Chair Chosen by Tweet? Kimberly Ellis demands Audit
This Open Letter to California Democratic Party members describes the truly bizarre irregularities that took place as part of the recent election for Chair of the California Democratic Party, leading to the call for an independent audit....
Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:36PM
New Restrictions on City Hall Access Must Be Reviewed by Council
Moratorium Pending Review is Appropriate Under the Circumstances...
Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:42AM
Group Files Lawsuit Against DWR Over Oroville Dam Asbestos Records
“DWR’s culture is bound by secrecy to protect its image and its very slanted focus, which is to maximize water exports to its contractors,” stated AquAlliance Executive Director Barbara Vlamis. “AquAlliance strongly believes that the public’s right to know is essential in a democracy and legally enforceable, something we are happy to take on.” Photo: Water releases from Lake Oroville going over the badly damaged spillway into the Feather River. Photo courtesy of California Department of...
Posted: Thu Jun 8, 2017 12:30PM
Unity Rally - Stand Against Hate
Stevens Creek Blvd. & Santana Row, San Jose...
Event Date: Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Wed Jun 7, 2017 6:28PM
Jerry Brown poses as 'climate leader' while he promotes fracking, Delta Tunnels
If Governor Jerry Brown really cared about climate change, green energy and the people of California and the planet, he would take a number of urgently-needed actions, rather than issue constant statements and proclamations about how "green" his administration is. The "tug of war" between the people of California and the oil industry over the soul of Governor Jerry Brown at the Oil Money Out, People Power In Rally and March in Sacramento on May 20. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Sat Jun 3, 2017 1:54PM
The Epic Battle Between Big Oil & the People of California - Photo Essay
“In California, for all of the progress made, we have enormous problems that aren’t being addressed by the elected leaders to date,” said Adam Scow, California Director of Food and Water Watch. “It is an embarrassment that Maryland and New York have banned fracking, but California has not. We need our elected officials to enact a real progressive agenda banning fracking & fossil fuels. Anything less is unacceptable.” Photo: Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Trib...
Posted: Fri Jun 2, 2017 5:34PM
Sarah Yoell, Step Down! We Demand REAL Community Oversight of the Oakland Police Department
We are joining forces with the Oakland Justice Coalition to demand that Sarah Yoell — appointed by District 3 City Councilmember Lynnette Gibson McElhaney — step down immediately from the selection panel for the Oakland Police Oversight Commission....
Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 2:59PM
End Santa Cruz City Manager Martin Bernal’s Cruel War On Those Without Housing
Santa Cruz City Hall 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz, California 95060...
Event Date: Tue May 23, 2017 12:00PM
Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 11:31AM
FightBack against City Manager's Anti-Homeless Signs at City Hall
Throughout the past week, unhoused folks, who some call the Survival Sleepers, have defied the latest drive-em-out edicts of City Manager Martin Bernal. Other activists are planning protests at City Council next Tuesday. Bernal has refused to answer simple questions about his newly posted signs. Mayor Chase in a recent interview refused to put the issue on the May 23rd Agenda for Public Discussion and Vote....
Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:44AM
Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart, Contrary to Assurances, Collaborates with ICE
Evidence given to Sanctuary activists proves that Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart has been collaborating on “immigration-only” enforcement by ICE. Hart refuses to change the County Jail’s policies, which are voluntary....
Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:01PM
Report on Projection at Oakland Coliseum
Don the Con has admitted to obstructing justice, and he should be impeached. We tried to project just that on a billboard next to Oracle Coliseum, after a Warriors game (victory!). IMPEACH didn't fit the sign as well as Fuck Trump. As fireworks went up so did the chant, "Fuck Trump! Fuck Trump!"...
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:34PM
Every Vote Counts: A Look at the Santa Cruz County Elections Department
The Grand Jury did an exhaustive investigation of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department. Despite claims of fraud nationally we found no such evidence here. We detail the protections that ensure the integrity of the voting process, and the impressive effort, dedication, and professionalism of our Elections Department....
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 3:27PM
New City Hall Restrictions Ambiguous and in Need of Clarity
Questions About Legality Remain Unanswered...
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 12:45PM
Paying More for Being Poor — Bias and Disparity in California’s Traffic Court System
California's traffic fines and fees are some of the highest in the country, and new data shows that current California policies disproportionately impact people of color. Two bills before the California Legislature (SB 185 and AB 412) would address many of the disparities....
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:13PM
Western States Petroleum Association Leads Lobbying Spending This Year
To combat the power of oil industry money in California, a diverse array of activists is organizing an “Oil Money Out, People Power In”march and rally in Sacramento, May 20 from 12 PM to 3 PM. The event will begin and end at the Governor’s Mansion, 1526 H Street. Photo: Catherine Reheis-Boyd is President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and served as the Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create "marine protected areas" in ...
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:00PM
Tell Oakland's City Council: Defund OPD, Invest in Community
The process of allocating Oakland’s 2.6 billion dollar budget for 2017-2019 has begun. We believe that the scandal-ridden and dysfunctional Oakland Police Department consumes far too many of our city's resources. It’s time to audit police spending and performance, and redirect wasted funds to community-building, constructive strategies for making Oakland a safer and better place to live....
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 11:20AM
Emergency Freedom Sleepers Sleep Out Tonight !
809 Center St. City Hall Courtyard and Sidewalk along Center St...
Event Date: Fri May 12, 2017 6:00PM
Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 5:17PM
An Open Letter to the Berkeley City Council: Police Militarization, Urban Shield and Trump
Voting to endorse police cooperation with the FBI and Homeland Security creates a direct threat to the citizens of Berkeley. The City Council needs to take a moral stand and make a statement: “Berkeley will not cooperate with this xenophobic and racist Trump administration.”...
Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 4:49PM