TOPIC: Berkeley

Berkeley homeless encampment dismantled in predawn raid

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11.18.16 - A couple hours before dawn Thursday, Mike Lee left his encampment at Allston Way and Milvia Street in Berkeley to get coffee at a nearby gas station. When he returned, he found out that he’d lost everything he had except the clothes on his back. All of his personal belongings at the encampment, including his extra clothes, shoes and blanket, had been seized. Read…

Bay Set to Boil: RIP Mario Woods

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12.06.15 - UC Berkeley students occupied the chancellor's office to demand justice for UC workers, people locked down in the middle of a meeting in protest of a new jail expansion proposal in SF, the Berkeley homeless encampment was dismantled, and San Francisco police shot and horrifically killed Mario Woods in a firing squad like execution caught on video leading to protests. Read…

Bay Set To Boil: Tales from Wack Friday

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11.30.15 - While most of the United States feasted and shopped in honor of colonialism and genocide, we battle resilient foes: the cops, the tech industry, the heartless thoughtless bureaucracy, and the fascists hiding behind it. Radical communities saw violence nationally and internationally this week. BLM stood in defiance of black friday, and Oakland marched in solidarity with victims of police and white supremacist violence. Read…

What Would It Mean for a Struggle to Expand?: On the Recent Walk-Outs at Berkeley High School

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11.10.15 - On Thursday, November 5th, thousands of young people across the world took to the streets for the ‘Million Mask March,’ called for by Anonymous. At the same time, a sub-set of Anonymous was dumping the names of various racists and fascists involved in KKK groups across the US. Meanwhile, thousands of Berkeley High School students walked out of class in response to threats that this week, a racist rally would be held against black students. Up to two thirds of the student body took to the streets and marched through the Downtown and ended at Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley, the site of various student occupations in the past. Read…

Bay Set to Boil: Democracy Serves Capital

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11.07.15 - This week was a hectic one! From SF Election losses on the Mission Moritorium and Airbnb restrictions to police assaulting protesters in Alameda, democracy failed again. News on the Santa Rita jail expansion, the Berkeley student walkout and much more. Read…