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Stop Santa Cruz Neo-Nazi Band the Highway Murderers from Performing in San Jose
The Highway Murderers are a corny crypto-fascist butt rock band from Santa Cruz, California (they categorize their music as punk and thrash metal). Since the band’s formation in 2002, they have constantly been subject to criticism and resistance from the northern California music community for their consistently violent, misogynistic, and racist behavior. This has resulted in them generally being barred from performing at venues in their home town....
Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:43AM
The NoDAPL / Copwatch Food Truck. A WeCopwatch and Standing Rock Copwatch collaboration
In the fall of 2016, WeCopwatch traveled to North Dakota to support the indigenous-led resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline’s drilling along the Missouri River, right on the border of the Standing Rock Reservation. Water protectors had been experiencing violence and repression from local, and state authorities as well as DAPL employees....
Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:53PM
Ohlone Indian Village is under attack
Protests are taking place every morning 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the corners of Soquel Drive and Trout Gulch Road in Aptos California. Aptos Village was once an Indian Village!...
Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 5:11PM
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
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
Standing Rock Copwatchers in the Bay Area
In 2016 we left our families, our homes, our lives to go defend the water at Standing Rock, North Dakota. We stood in struggle with hundreds of tribes from across the country and continent. Our fight was for mother earth, and it was for our people, our history, and for our future....
Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 2:05PM
Discovering Black Agriculture at Sutter's Fort, Alta California, Mexico (1840 - 1848)
John Sutter first arrived in California in 1839, his vision to build an agricultural empire was supported in so many ways by people of Russian, Hawaiian, Mexican, Native American and African ancestry. Officially, John Sutter served the essential role as diplomat and military support for the Republic of Mexico, based at Sutter’s Fort, 1840 – 1848....
Posted: Mon May 8, 2017 7:56AM
California African American Heritage on display at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park
People of African ancestry provided the financial venture capital, cooks , barrel making and much, much more. Our “hidden figures” await legal statutory authority to facilitate sharing the story daily as part of an inclusive content of the authentic California Gold Rush Experience. The legacy of Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. will open the archives of "hidden figures" of Black Agriculture along the American River Parkway, ( 1840 -1875 ) to stimulate a new conversation of valui...
Posted: Sun May 7, 2017 12:15AM
Photos and Community Agreements from The Afrikan/Black Student Alliance Reclamation of Kerr Hall at UCSC
Photos sourced from friendly social media accounts in an effort to support The Afrikan/Black Student Alliance at UC Santa Cruz. May 2 and 3, 2017....
Posted: Wed May 3, 2017 4:08PM
Black Students at UC Santa Cruz Protest Hostile Campus
We are pushing back against the language of “occupation” in recognition of the largely white-centric and fairly recent “Occupy Movement”. We are pushing back against the language of “occupation” in recognition of the very real settler occupations that are hxstorical and ongoing, such as the European colonization and occupation of “The Americas”, as well as the current context of occupation in Palestine. We move in solidarity with Black people all over the world who are occupied by liberalism ...
Posted: Wed May 3, 2017 1:42PM
Students Occupy Main Administrative Building at UC Santa Cruz
Students say they will not leave until demands from the Afrikan Black Student Alliance (A/BSA) are met....
Posted: Tue May 2, 2017 4:08PM
On May Day 2017 Workers & Their Kids Speak Out In SF - Defend Workers & Immigrants
Thousands of workers, trade unionists and youth protested SF ICE and the ILWU shutdown the bay area ports. Rallies were held throughout San Francisco....
Posted: Mon May 1, 2017 9:03PM
March and Rally with African/Black Student Alliance (A/BSA)
Quarry Plaza at UC Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue May 2, 2017 12:00PM
Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:36PM
Wells Fargo Can't Pinkwash Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)
575 Castro St, San Francisco...
Event Date: Sat May 13, 2017 1:00PM
Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:51PM
DAPL and The Wall - Santa Cruz City Council Votes Unanimously
Tuesday 4-25-2017 Many Santa Cruz people turned out to build Trumps wall outside of Santa Cruz City Council Chambers before the council went on to vote unanimously to denounce Trump's wall on the Mexico and United States border. The council also voted not to invest in company's that may want to take part in the building of the wall! Inside the meeting, it was said by one person, that Bank Of The West had recently divested regarding DAPL....
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:42PM
California Farm Equity Act (AB1348) Takes a Major First Step in the Legislative Process
Today, new US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was sworn in by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas and convened a group of Agriculture leadership in the White House. Tomorrow, the California Assembly Agriculture Committee weighs in on a path toward California Farm Equity. "With the uncertainty surrounding federal programs and grants, California can and should lead the way by investing in our farmers," said Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara). "California farmers — particularly fa...
Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:04PM
The African Founding Father of California, a "Hidden Figure" to be discovered
The "hidden figures" of California African American Heritage remains a difficult and challenging notion given the difficult journey towards freedom. Today, AB 783 (Weber) may find a way to begin to officially quantify and qualify on the record the profound contributions to the forward flow of humanity by people of African ancestry throughout the State of California....
Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:31AM
Santa Cruz City Council to Vote on Divesting from Trump’s Wall, DAPL Banks Resolutions
Santa Cruz, California - Two highly anticipated divestment resolutions will come before the Santa Cruz City Council for a vote during its April 25 meeting. One resolution aims to divest the city from companies involved in the construction of President Donald Trump’s controversial US-Mexico border wall, while the other targets banks financing the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). If both pass, the city will divest funds from companies like Granite Construction who seek to construct the proposed b...
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:48PM
Anti-Capitalist Bloc @ the March for Science!
ANTICAPITALIST BLOC AT THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO! Meet at the southeastern end of Chelsey Manning Plaza (Justin Herman Plaza) during the 11am Rally on April 22, OR just come with your anticapitalist, antifascist, anti-white-supremacist, anti-cisheteropatriarchy signs and look out for each other!...
Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:30PM
California African American Heritage includes commemoration of the Battle of Puebla
Surrounding French Camp, San Joaquin County, California we join Natchez, Mississippi and Vadalia, Louisiana commemorating the Battle of Puebla, and ultimately leading to mutually beneficial hard fought victories in 1865....
Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:11PM