TOPIC: Solidarity

Oakland Report Back from the Rojava Revolution

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12.18.15 - Paul Z. Simmons recently traveled to Rojava, an autonomous region in war-torn northern Syria. Local residents shared with him how they, despite the obstacles, are currently building a society based on principles of direct democracy, gender equality, and sustainability. In Oakland, as part of a Bay Area tour, Paul spoke about his experiences seeing the Rojava Revolution first-hand. Dave Id brings us pictures and a recording of event. This Sunday, there will also be a solidarity demonstration against aggression by the Turkish State in San Francisco against the Kurdish resistance as well as a a film series happening in Oakland. 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…

Report back from the Rojava Revolution Bay Area Tour

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11.26.15 - In Santa Cruz, Monterey, Cupertino, Oakland, and San Francisco, Paul Z. Simmons will speak on their series of recent dispatches from the liberated territories of Rojava in Northern Syria, a region besieged by war yet is also in the midst of one of the most far reaching social experiments of the 21st Century: the 'Rojava Revolution.' The liberated territories of Rojava are a thriving example of stateless democracy and of a people who are overturning traditional institutions such as patriarchy and social hierarchies. All events will be by donation and free copies of Paul's dispatches will be on hand along with other revolutionary anarchist publications. 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…

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…

Across Generations People Come Together for Political Prisoners in Oakland

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05.29.15 - On May 16th, the No More Locked Doors Conference took place as a day-long event focusing on the current condition of political prisoners and the revolutionary support of all prisoners. What follows is a report from the event by the organizers, a recording of the former political prisoner panel (featuring "Bo" Brown, Sundiata Tate, Linda Evans, "Curly" Estremera, and Richard Brown), an exclusive interview with Bomani Shakur (currently on death-row after being rail-roaded for their participation in the Lucasville prison uprising) recorded specially for the conference, and a compilation of never before published texts written by political prisoners addressed to the conference. Read…