TOPIC: Oakland

Bay Set to Boil: RIP Mario Woods

CVW0H-xUsAEEL5n

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

CU3HuTuUsAA9L-u.jpg_large

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…

Rises in the East: Responses to the Police Killing of Richard Perkins

CT9VGj1U8AAhu7z

11.28.15 - In the past weeks, participants in the 'LA 2 the Bay' sideshows in East Oakland involved hundreds of cars from across California and the US and showed unity among participants across geographical and racial lines. But the sideshows also took a remarkably political turn, and led to clashes with law-enforcement and sadly the police slaying of 39 year old Oakland resident, Richard Perkins. This killing is the 5th fatal shooting by Oakland Police this year and led to a walkout at Clastlemont High School and protests in the Fruitvale District and Downtown Oakland. Meanwhile, the topic of sideshows have generated further cries from politicians and the corporate media for a crack-down on black and brown youth living in poverty stricken neighborhoods, eyed for gentrification by developers. Wanting to know more, we talked with a member of Keep Hoods Yours, a graffiti crew that stands against police terror and gentrification to get their take. Read…

Bay Set To Boil: Return of the Glass Hole

google-drone1

11.14.15 - What a busy week! Rowdy demonstrations took place against UC administrators treatment of workers, against low pay across the bay area, and a large anti-gentrification block party took place at the Qilombo Community Center in West Oakland. We also bring you all the tech, housing, development, and pig news you've come to expect. Read…