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Sat Jul 27 2013 (Updated 07/29/13)Corrected Billboard "Applauds" NSA Prior to Congressional Vote
Sat Jul 27 2013 (Updated 07/29/13)Hollywoood Movie Billboard in SF Spoofed to "Honor" U.S. National Security Agency
Following the unauthorized release of information by Edward Snowden on June 7, the NSA has faced an unprecedented wave of public scrutiny. On July 23, the California Department of Corrections (CDC) "apprehended, rehabilitated and discharged" a billboard in San Francisco, one day before a U.S. House of Representatives vote that would have curtailed the NSA's surveillance inside the United States. On July 24th, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on an amendment to a military appropriations bill that would have eliminated funding for the agency’s vast phone data collection. The amendment was narrowly defeated by a margin of 205 to 217
Tue Jul 9 2013 (Updated 07/11/13)Breaking Into the Israeli Tunnel Military Checkpoint
Tue Jul 9 2013 (Updated 07/11/13)Activists Demonstrate for Right to Freedom of Movement and Worship in Jerusalem
On the morning of June 22, Palestinian, international and Israeli activists marched to the Israeli occupation military checkpoint blocking the West Bank from Jerusalem. There they were stopped by soldiers who violently prevented them from passing through. In reaction, the Palestinian activists prayed at the checkpoint, demonstrating their right to both freedom of movement within their own land and freedom to worship in Jerusalem.
Tue Jul 9 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)Demanding Freedom from the National Security State on the Fourth of July
Tue Jul 9 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)On Independence Day, Santa Cruzans Show Support for Whistleblowers Manning and Snowden
At this year's Fourth of July anti-war demonstration in Santa Cruz, community members called for the release of all political prisoners, including Bradley Manning, Lynne Stewart, and Edward Snowden. The event is held annually at the corner of Ocean and Water Street, and the throng of holiday traffic rolling by slowly, bumper to bumper, was greeted this year with protest signs bearing messages of opposition to the expansion of security culture in the United Sates.
Tue Jul 2 2013 (Updated 07/04/13)39th Santa Cruz Pride Parade: Free Bradley Manning!
Tue Jul 2 2013 (Updated 07/04/13)Pride Contingent in Santa Cruz Supports Whistle-Blowing Political Prisoner
On Sunday, June 2, thousands of people lined Pacific Avenue for the 39th annual Santa Cruz Pride parade and festival presented by The Diversity Center of Santa Cruz. A wide range of organizations participated in the parade, including a contingent raising awareness and support for political prisoner Bradley Manning. Manning is openly gay and has participated in Pride marches and campaigned against the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” restrictions on gay military personnel.
Tue Apr 9 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)Guantanamo Bay Detainee Solidarity Protest Blocks Market Street
Tue Apr 9 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)SF Vigil in Solidarity with Guantanamo Hunger Strikers Culminates with Civil Disobedience
A vigil was held in San Francisco on April 7 in solidarity with the 130 detainees out of 166 in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility that are on hunger strike, who have been refusing food as a protest against their brutal detention conditions. Demonstrators, many from the Muslim community, were joined by passersby as a small contingent of activists dressed in orange prison jumpsuits and black hoods decided to occupy the middle of Market Street in an act of civil disobedience. Solidarity protests have been spreading. Demonstrations have been held in Kuwait, Yemen, New York and Washington DC, and more were organized across the U.S. for a day of action on April 11, including in San Francisco and Oakland.
Tue Apr 2 2013 (Updated 04/05/13)San Jose Black Berets Walk for Peace Through the Barrios
Tue Apr 2 2013 (Updated 04/05/13)Spiritual Peace Walk Continues Black Berets' Four Directions Ceremonies
Wed Mar 20 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)The Day San Francisco Exploded with Civil Disobedience
Wed Mar 20 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)Ten Years Later: A Look Back at SF's Resistance in the Days After Iraq War Began in 2003
Ten years ago on March 19, the U.S. bombing, invasion, and long-term occupation of Iraq began by order of George W Bush with the consent of the over 70% of Americans. Ten years ago on March 20, those opposed to U.S. military action rose up to protest en masse by shutting down downtown San Francisco in perhaps one of the largest collective acts of civil disobedience ever seen in the area. On the first day alone, nearly 1,500 people were arrested by SFPD.