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Santa Cruz Police Eject Homeless Individuals Sleeping at City Hall on Rainy Night

Santa Cruz, CA, 28.02.2017 22:28

Santa Cruz police initiated a raid at City Hall on November 23 at 3:30 am, shortly after it stopped raining that evening, to clear from the area approximately two dozen individuals who had been sleeping and sheltering themselves from the weather under the eaves of the buildings in the complex. Officers issued citations to individuals, and made one arrest. Many of those sleeping at City Hall were participating in the weekly Freedom Sleepers sleep protest, while others were simply sheltering themselves from the wet weather temporarily with the group.



Cannabis Company Faces Backlash for Misogynistic Display

Santa Cruz, CA, 28.02.2017 22:28

Calls to boycott Altai Brands began after a disturbing photo was circulated on social media showing a nearly nude woman laying on a table covered in slices of salami and other meats. The event, hosted by Altai Brands, was a private after-party on November 17 for the fifth annual Marijuana Business Conference and Expo which took place from November 15-18 in Las Vegas. Aliza Sherman writes, "Altai Brands apparently went culturally tone deaf when they covered a woman in deli meats and served her up on the appetizer table. Comments ranged from shock to outrage in social media with calls to boycott the male-led company."



The Unseen Power of Big Oil in California

Santa Cruz, CA, 28.02.2017 22:28

The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) is not a household name in California and the West, but it should be. WSPA is the trade association for the oil industry and the largest and most powerful corporate lobbying organization in California. It represents a who's who of oil companies including Aera Energy, Chevron, California Resources Corporation (formerly Occidental Petroleum), ExxonMobil, Phillips 66, Shell, Valero and many others. Yet most people - even many environmental activists - have never heard of the organization and the enormous influence it wields over politicians and regulators in the western states.



Mobilization Against the Coronation of Trump

Santa Cruz, CA, 28.02.2017 22:28

A large coalition, including CrimethInc. Workers' Collective, is calling for a bold mobilization against the inauguration of Donald Trump. In addition to Washington D.C., protests will also be held in Oakland, San Francisco, San José, Palo Alto, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and communities throughout the so-called United States. A widely circulated call to action states, "On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the United States. We call on all people of good conscience to join in disrupting the ceremonies."



Tulare County Has Most Agricultural Pesticide Illnesses in California

Santa Cruz, CA, 28.02.2017 22:28

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) released a report last week detailing the 2014 results of their Pesticide Illness Surveillance Program. The report, documenting all reported pesticide-related illnesses from all California counties, shows 20.1% of agricultural pesticide-related illnesses occurred in Tulare County, making it the county with the most agricultural pesticide illnesses in the state. Santa Cruz County came in second with 17.2%. Of the 53 counties with documented pesticide-related illnesses in 2014, Tulare County accounted for over 1 in every 5 cases of poisonings from agricultural pesticides.



California Agency Proposes Turning Monterey County Aquifer Into Oil Waste Dump

Santa Cruz, CA, 28.02.2017 22:28

Just months after Monterey County voters approved a ban on underground injection of oil waste, California regulators have announced a plan to turn an underground water supply in the county over to the oil industry for injection of contaminated waste fluid. The proposal - announced by California's Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources - seeks to exempt an aquifer that runs under the town of San Ardo from the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. A similar aquifer exemption is currently under consideration in Livermore.



Millions of Women Take a Stand Against Trump the Day After Inauguration

Santa Cruz, CA, 28.02.2017 22:28

On January 21, one day after Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, women and allies in cities across the U.S. and countries throughout the world marched in protest in record numbers. In Washington, D.C., where the original Women's March was called, around 500,000 attended, far more than had come for the Trump inauguration itself. In Los Angeles, some estimates set the number present at nearly 750,000. Some of the largest marches in Northern California were in Oakland, San José, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Santa Cruz.



Community Orchard Planting in Santa Cruz on Site of Famous Pear Orchard

Santa Cruz, CA, 28.02.2017 22:28

Over the past several years, Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project has been working with the City of Santa Cruz to develop the city's first community orchard. Riverside Community Orchard was launched in early 2015 when more than fifty volunteers came out to plant twelve dwarf apple, pear, and citrus trees along a fence line at Riverside Gardens Park. On Saturday, February 4, the group will break ground on a major expansion of the orchard, planting upwards of twenty more trees across the street, in an open area adjacent to the skate park and ball courts of Mike Fox Park, by the San Lorenzo River levee.



Trump Administration Waives Water-Protection Rule for California Oilfields

Santa Cruz, CA, 28.02.2017 22:28

The Trump administration this week granted requests from Gov. Jerry Brown's regulators to exempt three aquifers in California's Kern County from the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Approval of these "aquifer exemption" applications by the Environmental Protection Agency gives oil companies permission to dump contaminated waste fluid into these underground water supplies. California officials plan to submit dozens of additional exemption applications for other aquifers across the state, including underground water sources in Alameda, Monterey, Ventura, Kern and other counties.



Monarch Butterfly Population Drops by Nearly One-third

Santa Cruz, CA, 28.02.2017 22:28

The annual overwintering count of monarch butterflies released on February 9 confirms Monarch numbers fell by nearly one-third from last year's count, indicating an ongoing risk of extinction for America's most well-known butterfly. Scientists report that this year's population is down by 27 percent from last year's count, and down by more than 80 percent from the mid-1990s. A survey of monarch butterflies overwintering in California shows that the Western population has not rebounded. On the West Coast of California, key sites such as Pismo Beach and Natural Bridges saw lower populations this year than in the prior year.



Raids on Santa Cruz County Immigrant Communities Cause Severe Damage

Santa Cruz, CA, 28.02.2017 22:28

What sounded like a garbage truck at first in the dark hours of the morning turned out to be a nightmare for many families in the Beach Flats, Lower Ocean, and Live Oak neighborhoods of Santa Cruz on Monday morning, February 13. Beach Flats residents report hearing helicopters overhead and flash grenades cast into several homes while an unidentified voice (no indication of jurisdiction) on a loudspeaker demanded that "[street address] come out with hands on head" blared. This caused confusion because [street address] is the address to the entire apartments complex.



SCPD Officer Erik Bailey Named as Killer of Sean Smith-Arlt

Santa Cruz, CA, 28.02.2017 22:28

On February 16, Santa Cruz County District Attorney Jeff Rosell announced his office will not file charges against Erik Bailey, the Santa Cruz Police Department officer who shot and killed 32-year-old Sean Smith-Arlt on October 16, 2016. SCPD Officers Erik Bailey and Adam Baker were the first officers to be dispatched to a house on Chase Street that evening after residents called to report a disturbance at the home. When police arrived they say they confronted Sean, who was advancing towards them with a gardening rake. Within 20 seconds they deemed him a threat and opened fire on him.



KBOO Election Night Coverage

Portland, 09.11.2016 22:28

KBOO will provide live election coverage from 5:30 to 9PM

KBOO Portland (kboo.fm) will have live interviews and guests as we broadcast Election Night Coverage from 5:30PM til 9PM. Tune in to hear call-ins from the Presidential camps, Kristin Yount at the Chloe Eudaly rally, S.W. Conser, Lisa Loving, Theresa Mitchell, and various guests including candidates.

That's 90.7 FM in the greater Portland area, other frequencies in Cascadia, and  http://www.kboo.fm on the Web.

 http://kboo.fm/electionnight2016



Long National Nightmare of the 2016 Election Is Almost Over

San Francisco Bay Area, 09.11.2016 22:28

UPDATE: ...And a new 4-year nightmare is about to begin. Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. Post-election actions have been called for San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, and elsewhere. Publish your Trump protest photos and video to Indybay!

Considering the campaign for president currently lasts nearly two years, made worse by the two major political parties selecting nominees with the highest unfavorable ratings ever for presidential candidates, most of the country is ready for the election to be over already. While Indybay has not received reports on everything and everyone up for a vote in every Northern California district on Tuesday, November 8, those who've chosen to publish their reports and recommendations have covered a variety of the issues at stake. See what they have to say.



TRES SEMANAS DE LUCHA EN LA CIUDAD DE LA PLATA

Argentina, 08.11.2016 22:29

Histórico triunfo de los choferes de la línea ESTE



TRES SEMANAS DE LUCHA EN LA CIUDAD DE LA PLATA

Argentina, 08.11.2016 22:29

Histórico triunfo de los choferes de la línea ESTE



LA PROFUNDA HUELLA CONTAMINANTE QUE DEJA LA FRACTURA HIDRÁULICA

Argentina, 07.11.2016 22:39

Informe sobre políticas públicas, impactos y resistencias al fracking en América Latina



LA PROFUNDA HUELLA CONTAMINANTE DE LA FRACTURA HIDRÁULICA

Argentina, 07.11.2016 22:39

Informe sobre políticas públicas, impactos y resistencias al fracking en América Latina



Sacred Water Walk for Standing Rock

Portland, 07.11.2016 22:38

Join the Native community in our Sacred Water walk fundraiser in support of Standing Rock Nov.19th. Bring your families.


The Concerned Indian Committee along with local Native elders are holding a public sacred water walk on the waterfront Saturday November 19th. We are also organizing an interstate caravan to Standing Rock. Our leader is Buzz Nelson the grandfather of the president of the Lakota, Sioux tribe at Standing Rock, and our elders have been traveling back and forth from the front lines of the movement. I hope you will be able to attend our peaceful event which will start at 10am at Tom McCall Waterfront Park at the fountain. Around 11am we will walk across the Hawthorne to the Vera Katz Esplanade off of Grand and Salmon on the east side of the waterfront where our elders will be waiting to guide us through some wayer blessings and where indigenous groups will perform. On Facebook the event is called Sacred Water Walk for Standing Rock.



Jail the Bankers, Expropriate Wells Fargo and Make It a Public Bank

San Francisco Bay Area, 07.11.2016 22:37

A protest was held at the corporate headquarters of Well Fargo bank in San Francisco on October 26 calling for jailing the executives and managers who oversaw the illegal opening of two million accounts in customers' names without their knowledge as well as setting up credit card accounts. The Obama administration refuses to press criminal charges. Speakers at the protest called for the jailing of Wells Fargo bankers for criminal fraud and for the expropriation of the bank and for it's transformation into a public bank for the people.



Anti-Fascist Yvette Falarca Returns to Teaching

San Francisco Bay Area, 07.11.2016 22:37

Yvette Falarca of BAMN helped prevent the neo-Nazi rally on the steps of the capitol in Sacramento this summer - and was one of several people who were stabbed by the fascists. Following the action, threats were made against the school at which she teaches if she was not fired. The Berkeley Unified School District caved and suspended her. On November 1, Yvette announced victory in that she has been reinstated as a teacher at Martin Luther King Middle School, although there are still outstanding issues, including the district's refusal to restore back pay.



Oakland Police Veteran Says OPD Covered Up Domestic Murder by Officer

San Francisco Bay Area, 07.11.2016 22:37

Oakland police sergeant James "Mike" Gantt has come forward with allegations of the Oakland police department and city leaders retaliating against him for his investigation as to whether fellow officer Brendan O'Brien murdered his wife, Irma Huerta-Lopez, on June 16, 2014. With a long record as a homicide inspector for OPD, Gantt unequivocally states that he believes O'Brien did indeed murder his wife and OPD covered it up, retaliating against him for attempting to do an honest examination of the evidence.



University of California Continues to Shelter War Criminal Professor

San Francisco Bay Area, 07.11.2016 22:37

On October 29, World Can't Wait San Francisco and friends took a stand against "Torture Professor" John Yoo and his handlers at UC Berkeley Law School. "Today we represent the views and the hearts of many more tens of millions of people who know that torture is a war crime, and a crime against humanity. International and UN law both prohibit torture, under any and all circumstances, without exception," read the protest flier. "Indict, Prosecute, Disbar... No More Torture in Our Name," chanted about 20 witnesses to university apologists.



Berkeley Police Violently Raid Homeless Encampment

San Francisco Bay Area, 07.11.2016 22:37

At 5:00am on November 4, the Berkeley Police Department violently raided an encampment of people living in tents at the corner of Fairview and Adeline Streets. The encampment served as a safe, clean and drug-free place for those seeking shelter from the rain and cold. Four people were arrested, including District 2 City Council candidate Nanci Armstrong-Temple. In response, a "Housing Not Handcuffs Sunrise Vigil" is scheduled for 6-10am on November 7 at Berkeley City Hall. In Oakland, from 8am-4pm the same day, a call has gone out to pack the Wiley Manuel courtroom in solidarity with arrestees.



Community Responds to SCPD Killing of Sean Smith-Arlt

Santa Cruz, CA, 07.11.2016 22:37

Following the killing of Sean Smith-Arlt by officers with the Santa Cruz Police Department on October 16, residents are organizing in the community with the intention of preventing another killing like his. On October 22, a candle light vigil for Sean was organized at the Town Clock, which coincided with the 21st annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality. On October 25 a large group of community members attended the City Council meeting to voice their concerns during oral communications, and on November 1 a community forum hosted by the newly formed Social Justice Alliance was held.



Boston Carmen’s Union Pickets, Shuts Down MBTA Money Room - Defend Labor Union Jobs!

Boston, 01.11.2016 22:40

The Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589, facing a vote to privatize their work at the MBTA Money Room today, took a stand against the outsourcing of their work to a private company. Members of the Executive Board, joined by fellow MBTA Union leaders and members, formed a picket line at the Money Room in Charlestown, preventing Money Room workers and armored trucks from leaving the site.



Harvard Dining Hall Strike Gathering Momentum

Boston, 01.11.2016 22:40

Harvard's dining hall workers have been on strike for a week, demanding a living wage and affordable health care. Harvard is attempting to fill the void with a combination of cafeteria managers and volunteer scabs, few of whom have any practical food service experience. The results have been predictably unappetizing.



(A-Radio) Presentation: the Prison Strike in the USA 2016

Boston, 01.11.2016 22:40

As Anarchist Radio Berlin, we recorded a presentation about the ongoing prison strike in the United States of America, its backgrounds as well as the methods of support and solidarity that are used in- and outside of prisons. The presentation was held in October 2016 in Berlin.



Harvard Dining Workers 'Tentative' Agreement to End Strike - 25 Oct 2016

Boston, 01.11.2016 22:40

Cambridge, MA - After a long evening of negotiations that went past midnight the Harvard dining services labor union UNITE HERE Local 26 president Brian Lang emerged from 124 Mount Auburn Street, the Harvard Administration building the negotiations took place in, to announce to a small crowd that the labor union workers had "accomplished all our goals."



Video-Photos: Jill Stein in Boston yesterday

Boston, 01.11.2016 22:40

Boston-Oct. 30, 2016: Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein spoke to a large rally in Boston.The only candidate for peace and social justice.



Black Panther Party Marks 50 Years Since Founding in Oakland

San Francisco Bay Area, 01.11.2016 22:38

It was 1966 when Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Initially, their goals were to make use of California's open-carry laws at the time to directly challenge police brutality in Oakland and to turn Black rebellion into political power. In little time, the party expanded nationwide, fed hundreds of thousands of children, and created free health clinics and a number of other social programs. October 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party.



Geofeedia Exposed for Police Monitoring of Social Media

San Francisco Bay Area, 01.11.2016 22:38

The ACLU of California has obtained records showing that Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram provided user data access to Geofeedia, a developer of a social media monitoring product that markets to law enforcement as a tool to monitor activists and protesters. After the ACLU reported their findings to the companies, some steps were taken to rein in Geofeedia. Further steps are required if these companies are to protect users of all backgrounds engaging in political and social discourse.



Solidarity with San Quintín Farmworkers at Driscoll's in Aromas

Santa Cruz, CA, 01.11.2016 22:37

On October 15, about 40 people, including students from UC Santa Cruz, San Francisco State University, and Watsonville High School, as well as community members from Santa Cruz and Watsonville, came out to the Driscoll's Distribution Center and Berry Store in Aromas, California, to relay the message that the boycott of Driscoll's continues until Driscoll's negotiates a union contract with the farmworkers in San Quintín, Mexico who harvest the lucrative berries. Currently, farmworkers receive as little as $6 a day for 12-15 hours of work, with no benefits or job security.



Santa Cruz City Council Campaign Contributions List Shows Where the Money is Going

Santa Cruz, CA, 01.11.2016 22:37

Santa Cruz Progressives write: The official list of campaign donors confirms what has been no secret in this year's Santa Cruz City Council election: it's a battle between four big money conservative candidates and four grass roots progressives. All four of the conservative candidates have each raised about twice the amount of money the progressives have and they are funded by wealthy contributors. Progressive candidates Chris Krohn, Drew Glover, Steve Schnaar and Sandy Brown, also known as the "Brand New Council" slate, show moderately funded campaigns.



D is for Dilemma in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz, CA, 01.11.2016 22:37

Big money is being spent to influence the outcome of Measure D on the November Santa Cruz County ballot. Unlike political offices, campaigns for ballot measures have no limit to the amount of money that can be contributed. There is no restriction on the source of contributions, so special interests from outside the County can buy influence in our local ballot measures. This week, The No on D group, Widening Won't Work, will hold two public demonstrations in front of two of the major corporate donors to Measure D, Granite Rock Construction Company and Palo Alto Medical Foundation.



LUEGO DE LA DEMOLICIÓN DE LA LEY DE MEDIOS, EL GOBIERNO DE MACRI AHOGA LAS VOCES DISIDENTES

Argentina, 29.10.2016 22:38

Los medios comunitarios, alternativos y populares movilizaron ante el ENACOM



JUJUY: PRESA POLÍTICA DEL GOBIERNO DE CAMBIEMOS

Argentina, 29.10.2016 22:38

Naciones Unidas solicita la liberación inmediata de Milagro Sala



JUJUY: PRESA POLÍTICA DEL GOBIERNO DE CAMBIEMOS

Argentina, 29.10.2016 22:38

Naciones Unidas solicita la liberación inmediata de Milagro Sala



LUEGO DE LA DEMOLICIÓN DE LA LEY DE MEDIOS, EL GOBIERNO DE MACRI AHOGA LAS VOCES DISIDENTES

Argentina, 29.10.2016 22:38

Los medios comunitarios, alternativos y populares movilizaron ante el ENACOM



SOLIDARITY RALLY &amp; Vigil for Immigrant Justice - &quot;Standing against the hate&quot; 10.27.16

Portland, 27.10.2016 22:37

Rain or shine tomorrow...
NOW is the time, you have the voice!
This a great opportunity to show your solidarity
during this election season with this diverse community of welcome.

"Rally and Vigil for Immigrant Justice"

Standing Against the Hate Rally
This is the perfect moment to stand with your Oregon neighbors to demonstrate that we are a community and country who will accept nothing less than dignity and justice.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:00pm
Terry Schrunk Plaza
364 SW Madison St.
Portland, OR - downtown on 3rd street



Fight Over Skyrocketing Bay Area Rents to Hit the Ballot Box

San Francisco Bay Area, 26.10.2016 22:38

Many long-time Bay Area residents have been displaced over the last several years. The median rent in Oakland is now $3,000 a month and heartless landlords are taking extreme measures to boost their profit at the expense of tenants. In one recent case, an East Palo Alto property owner and his son were arrested for a plot to push tenants out of rent-controlled units by destroying their property. Tenant advocates across the Bay Area urge voters to support the strong renter protections in Richmond, Oakland, Alameda, Burlingame, San Mateo, and Mountain View.



RECRUDECE EL ESPIONAJE DEL ESTADO SOBRE LAS ORGANIZACIONES POPULARES

Argentina, 25.10.2016 22:39

Los servicios de Cambiemos



RECRUDECE EL ESPIONAJE DEL ESTADO SOBRE LAS ORGANIZACIONES POPULARES

Argentina, 25.10.2016 22:39

Los servicios de Cambiemos



Ralph Nader: Honest-Elections Multnomah County

Portland, 25.10.2016 22:38

Ralph Nader speaking at the October 22, 2016 Portland Oregon Rally, addressing the 12 main effects of big money in politics.

This event was a benefit for campaign finance reform Measure 26-184, Honest-Elections Mutnomah County.

In his usual thorough and humorous style, Nader lays out the bare bones of the corrupting influence of big money, the greedy machinations of the wealthy class and subservience of elected officials.

 https://youtu.be/PYy15uPTV2I



Video: Water is Life Walk in Portland Oregon 10.9.16

Portland, 25.10.2016 22:38

This is the full video of the Walk for "Water is Life" event in Portland Oregon. [In solidarity with Standing Rock - No DAPL]

 https://youtu.be/TE_gFcRWBQU [2 hour 20 minutes]

Stops were made at four places: N. S, E. and W. sides of the Willamette river. The walk in Portland Oregon was to bring attention to the Standing Rock protest and injustice with the Dakota Access Pipeline.

This peace walk today title " Sacred Water Walk" started at noon under the Steele bridge - the walk took us along the Willamette river on the east side river bank...meeting along the way, under the Hawthorn bridge, with the Elders and those who couldn't make the walk for a prayer and ceremony and music. [...]



West Oakland Action Feeds Folks, Saves a Home, and Denies Cops a Photo Op

San Francisco Bay Area, 25.10.2016 22:37

Word got out that the Oakland police department had intentions to do neighborhood outreach in West Oakland on October 18. Knowing that OPD holds public relations events such as these to whitewash their earned reputation as racist, violent, and corrupt, the Anti Police-Terror Project set out to prevent OPD from exploiting local residents for a propagandistic photo op. As a unexpected bonus, a man's home was saved from being confiscated by the police.



HÉCTOR EUSEBIO SOSA: PRUEBA DE QUE EL GATILLO FÁCIL ES POLÍTICA DE ESTADO

Argentina, 22.10.2016 22:38

Policías de Tigre golpearon hasta quebrar a un repartidor de harina



HÉCTOR EUSEBIO SOSA: PRUEBA DE QUE EL GATILLO FÁCIL ES POLÍTICA DE ESTADO

Argentina, 22.10.2016 22:38

Policías de Tigre golpearon hasta quebrar a un repartidor de harina



MASIVAS MOVILIZACIONES EN TODO EL PAÍS IMPULSADAS POR EL MOVIMIENTO DE MUJERES

Argentina, 22.10.2016 22:38

Por justicia para Lucía y contra la violencia del patriarcado



NUEVA MOVILIZACIÓN DE MUJERES EN ROSARIO

Argentina, 22.10.2016 22:38

Masiva marcha contra la violencia machista




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