TOPIC: South Bay

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…

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…

San Jose jail death: Sheriff condemns 3 correctional officers booked on murder in fatal beating

"Pictured is Michael James Tyree in a booking mug from an undisclosed law enforcement agency. Tyree died August 26, 2015, while in the custody of the Santa Clara County Corrections Department. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office arrested three corrections officers on Sept. 3, 2015 in connection with Tyree's death."

09.06.15 - The three guards at Santa Clara County Main Jail were only supposed to be conducting a routine search of Michael Tyree's cell, looking for extra clothing or toiletries that inmates often try to hoard. Instead, the correctional officers did something "violent and cowardly," Sheriff Laurie Smith said Thursday, that left the 31-year-old mentally ill man lying naked on the floor, covered in lacerations and bruises and bleeding to death internally. Read…

Looking Back on the Anti-Police Salinas Riot and Protests

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04.22.15 - The West Coast saw various anti-police uprisings pop off over the last several years. In Anaheim, in Oakland and the greater Bay Area, and in the South Bay, in the working-class, largely Latino town of Salinas. Salinas was a town that people hardly expected to erupt. But after several people were brutally shot dead in the street by pigs in several months time, people had enough. This article, written by anarchists involved in the group, DAMN (Direct Action Monterrey Network), looks back on the riot and protests in Salinas, and also offers an analysis about the attempted containment by Left and activist groups of the protests organized by ordinary people. It also looks at how the US Army's history of counter-insurgency training of local law enforcement has also influenced and informed the events. Read…