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Santa Cruz Police Cooperate with ICE on Militarized Immigration Raids (audio/mpeg 1.5mb)
As reported and documented by Santa Cruz Indymedia, the Santa Cruz Police Department cooperated with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to carryout militarized immigration sweeps in Santa Cruz County....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:22PM
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
CalPERS joins investors urging banks to address Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's concerns
The announcement came four days after 150 people from a coalition of environmental and Native American Groups held a march and rally in front of the CalPERS office in Sacramento to tell the retirement fund to divest from its investments in banks backing the Dakota Access Pipeline....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:29AM
Rain at Midnight? Freedom SleepOut #85 Faces Wettest Winter
Back again to City Hall--still the dark center of Sleeping Ban law and enforcement under City Manager Martin Bernal and the Watkins-Terrazas City Council. Determined activists and a crew of homeless folks will be huddling beneath the eaves of the buildings at City Hall until being driven out into the rain , wind, and cold. Just looking for a night of community and relative safety from the Sleeping Ban, they'll be in sleeping bags, under tents, in vehicles, whereever they can, hoping to spar...
Event Date: Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:19PM
"Remembrance" On The 75th Anniversary of Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066
On the 75th anniversary of President Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066 which incarcerated 120,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese Peruvians, anniversary events were held throughout the US and in San Francisco....
Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:23PM
Sanctuary for All March In Fresno (video/mp4 25.3mb)
About 500 people participated in the Sanctuary for All march in downtown Fresno on Saturday, February 18. Below is a 20 second time lapse video of the event....
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:16PM
Not My President Day in San José
San Jose City Hall 200 East Santa Clara Street San Jose, CA 95113...
Event Date: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:03PM
Not My President Rally in Morgan Hill
ICE 220 Vineyard Court Morgan Hill, CA 95037...
Event Date: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:47PM
Municipal Ordinance Provides Force of Law Protection For Immigrants
City Electeds Must Act Now...
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:25AM
Another victory for Richmond rent control against the California Apartment Association
In a quote from Richmond Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin, she said, “I’m delighted that the Judge ruled against the CAA's motion for a preliminary injunction. This is another victory for the voters of Richmond who passed Measure L with a 2/3 vote, understanding the importance of protecting Richmond tenants and stabilizing our neighborhoods with this sound, constitutional ordinance.”...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:55PM
Trump Administration Waives Water-protection Rule for Three California Oilfields
Exemptions Will Allow Oil Companies to Dump Waste Fluid Into Aquifers...
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:04PM
Oroville Dam fiasco is a wake up call exposing absurdity of Delta Tunnels
On the afternoon of February 14, the Department of Water Resources announced the replacement of the immediate evacuation order with an "evacuation warning" for Oroville area residents. A press release from the Butte County Sheriff's Office stated: "Due to lower lake levels, further inspections, ongoing work to shore-up the Oroville Dam emergency spillway and updated weather forecasts, effective at 1:00 p.m. today, the Evacuation Order for the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident has been reduced...
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:07PM
Valentine's Day for Freedom SleepOut #84
Covering Up Warmly at City Hall 809 Center St or on the nearby steps, take your choice. The protest runs from Tuesday early afternoon to mid-morning Wednesday. Bring your sweetie to celebrate restoring civil rights for the rain-soaked renegades of Santa Cruz....
Event Date: Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:37AM
A Public Bank for Oakland: An Idea Whose Time is Coming.
Public banks are financial institutions owned by the people through their representative governments at city, county or state levels. Public banks differ from private banks in that they are mandated to serve the public interest....
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:52AM
Protest the Republican Convention at Sacramento Hyatt Regency Feb 24-26
The California Republican Cabal is holding it's annual convention in Sacramento this February 24th through the 26th. All those in favor of Black Lives Matter, Womyn's right to choose, loss of healthcare, Muslim ban, and MANY other issues should come to Sacramento and make our voices heard! Loud and Clear. Impeach them ALL!...
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:31AM
Understanding the Political Landscape of the City
This map shows the voting pattern in the Nov. 8, 2016, election for mayor of the City of Fresno broken down by precincts. It shows a Tale of Two Cities with the more affluent north Fresno voting for the conservative Republican candidate and the south voting for Henry Perea, the Democrat. If the rampant disenfranchisement of voters in the south was not so dramatic, Perea would have won. For example, voter turnout in Precinct 7 (in southwest Fresno) was 43% and Perea got 80% of those votes. In ...
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:03AM
Lake Oroville surges over emergency spillway for first time in history
Critics of the Delta Tunnels project said the Oroville Dam spillway rupture shows how basic dam assessments, management plans, and maintenance are being neglected as Governor Jerry Brown constantly promotes the California WaterFix as the "solution” to the state’s water supply and ecosystem problems. “According to the American Society of Engineers 2013 Report, there are 678 high hazard dams in California, and 48% of them do not have an emergency plan,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, execut...
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:24PM
GOP leader threatens Berkeley protesters for protesting at Cal Berkeley
In response to the February 1st protest in Berkeley against the assault on sanctuary campuses, a day later, GOP leader Dan Adamini, Secretary of the Marquette County Republican Party in Michigan promoted the idea that we need another Kent State massacre to bring an end to protests at Cal Berkeley!...
Posted: Wed Feb 8, 2017 9:45PM
Monterey County Residents to Challenge Plan to Turn Aquifer Into Oil Waste Dump
KING CITY, Calif. — Monterey County residents and members of the Center for Biological Diversity will attend a public hearing Thursday in King City to oppose a state plan to turn local underground water over to the oil industry for injection of contaminated waste fluid....
Posted: Wed Feb 8, 2017 11:03AM
A Public Bank for Oakland
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 tradeoff 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....
Posted: Wed Feb 8, 2017 9:40AM