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Sideshows, Activism and Gentrification: A Glance Towards East Oakland’s Future

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08.24.15 - As gentrification and surveillance consolidate large sections of the western half of the Town, we see capital pushing into East Oakland, the poorest section of the city. Now that the revolts against white supremacy and capitalism have been repressed and recuperated, the city has identified it's next target for elimination: sideshows. But why would the city be so concerned with people spinning their cars in a circle? Read…

Oakland Police Kill Again

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08.15.15 - Police violence against the people of Oakland continues to escalate as the state kills again. The fourth African-American man killed by the OPD since June, Nathaniel Wilks was said to be attempting to flee when he was killed on August 12th at 27th and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. The community responded with a gathering at the site of the shooting at 7pm. The streets of the intersection were blocked, but traffic was allowed through after the purpose of the gathering was explained. A tech bus also attempted to pass but was stopped. By sunset, the crowd had grown, and a march headed into downtown and back. Corporate stores were attacked, many angry messages were left for the police, and a highway was even blocked at one point. Read…

Rage Boils In Oakland After Fourth African-American Man Since June is Killed

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08.13.15 - On the afternoon of August 12th, Joe Bart was shot and killed by the Oakland Police Department on 27th and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. According to people on the scene, police were chasing Bart who attempted to flee his vehicle and was then shot and killed by officers. At 7pm, a crowd gathered and blocked streets, allowing traffic to cross after explaining the situation, however, blocked a tech bus at one point. Over the next few hours, a crowd grew and when night fell, marched towards the downtown and then back, attacking corporate stores, writing anti-police messages, and blocking a freeway. Read…

Will the Weed Bubble be Worse Than Tech?

Employees trim retail marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center, in Denver, Thursday, May 8, 2014. Frustrated by the cash-heavy aspect of its new marijuana industry, Colorado is trying a long-shot bid to create a financial system devoted to the pot business. But according to many industry and regulatory officials, Colorado's plan to move the weed industry away from cash to easily auditable banking accounts won't work.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

08.11.15 - The war waged on the American populace by the ultra rich has many facets, but few perhaps as notorious and widely known as “the war on drugs.” The racist and anti-working-class nature of this campaign has spread to every corner of American society. The current prison gulags are filled with people of color, so called “immigrants,” LGBTQ individuals, the poor, and many others. Out of these millions, a huge number have been locked up through the use of selectively enforced federal and state drug laws. It has also been repeatedly documented that the military, several intelligence agencies, and local police departments fuel the prison industrial complex intentionally by assisting in or outright distributing drugs themselves. Read…

Support Muhammad and Emad

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08.05.15 - Emad and Muhammad are two local youths facing trumped up felony charges in the SF Bay Area. Muhammad, sixteen years old, was arrested with his brother Emad in October of last year at a Muslim religious festival. They as well as their families were subject to prejudicial harassment and treatment by police, who along with the DA saw to it both young men would face felony Strike charges in spite of having no prior criminal history, and no credible evidence whatsoever against them. Read…

Support Nicole and Joseph

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07.27.15 - On July 24th, 2015, Nicole Kissane and Joseph Buddenburg were arrested and federally indicted for alleged Conspiracy to Violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act—Title 18, U.S.C., Section 43 (a) (1), (2) (c) and (b) (3) (A). A federal grand jury indictment alleges that Nicole and Joseph conspired to “travel in interstate and foreign commerce for the purpose of causing physical disruption to the functioning of animal enterprises, to intentionally damage and cause the loss of real and personal property, including, but not limited to, animals and records used by the animal enterprises, and caused economic damage in an amount exceeding $100, 000″ by allegedly releasing thousands of animals from fur farms and destroying breeding records in Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. The indictment also alleges that they caused economic damage to various retail and distribution businesses and individuals associated with the fur industry. Read…

SF: Solidarity With the Kurdish Revolution

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07.27.15 - A demonstration nearing 75 people in the heart of San Francisco’s tourist epicenter – Union Square – was held Sunday, July 26th. Beautiful hand painted banners complemented speakers who read statements and messages of solidarity while others distributed around 1,000 leaflets. A march circled the square which boasted not just a contempt for ISIS and Erdoğan but of an expression for freedom born from only the most insufferable conditions. Read…