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Oakland, Calif., conference backs U.S. political prisoners

May 18, 2015

Former political prisoners Richard Brown and Bo Brown speak at the final No More Locked Doors Conference plenary.WW photo: Judy Greenspan Oakland, Calif. — “I am here today to ask people to support our political prisoners. If we all get together, I am sure we can bring them home,” said [...]

Berkeley, Calif., community rallies to save Post Office

December 21, 2014

Berkeley, Calif., Dec. 6: Stopping raid and saving P.O.WW photo: Judy Greenspan Berkeley, Calif. — At noon on Dec. 6, more than 150 people gathered on the steps of the main Berkeley Post Office to demand that this historic building not be sold. Supporters sang “We Shall Not Be Moved” for [...]

Oakland, Calif., community commemorates Oscar Grant

January 9, 2014

Family members of victims of police killings at Jan. 1 rally.WW photo: Terri Kay Oakland, Calif. — The mall area of the Fruitvale Bay Area Rapid Transit Station here reverberated with the speeches and sounds of the “Oscar Grant 5th Year Vigil Celebration” on New Year’s Day. Family members, [...]

Support for California prison hunger strike

September 4, 2013

At a short rally before the march to Oakland’s city jail, Janetta Johnson, representing the Trans GenderVariant Intersex Justice Project, stated, “Transgender prisoners are placed in the SHU based on the fact that they are transgender. It’s punitive.” The solidarity activists then marched [...]

Protest supports California prisoners’ demands

July 16, 2013

Photo: Karen Shuster Corcoran Prison, Calif. — It was a day so hot you could easily fry an egg on the sidewalk, a day best spent next to the comfort of an air conditioner. Yet, despite the excruciating 100-plus heat, on July 13 over 400 people from all over California drove to a desolate [...]

Berkeley activists demand, ‘Take post office off auction block’

March 8, 2013

Berkeley, Calif. — Nearly 200 people rocked a U.S. Postal Service official hearing here on Feb. 26 to demand that Berkeley’s downtown post office not be sold and closed. They did it “Berkeley style,” with song, drama, poetry and chants. Local folksinger Hali Hammer belted out new lyrics to [...]

Berkeley, Calif., gears up to save post office

February 19, 2013

‘No’ to Berkeley post office closing, Feb. 13.WW photo: Judy Greenspan Berkeley, Calif. — A special meeting of the Berkeley City Council’s Post Office Committee drew more than 100 people on Feb. 13 to speak out against U.S. Postal Service plans to close and sell the historic downtown [...]

Protest at women’s prison: ‘Overcrowding equals death’

January 31, 2013

Oday from Central Valley Dream Team speaks against incarceration of undocumented.WW photo: Judy Greenspan Chowchilla, Calif. — Over 400 anti-prison activists marched and rallied on country roads in front of two Chowchilla prisons on Jan. 26, demanding the immediate release of women prisoners and [...]

Rally protests murders of Black & Brown youth

January 3, 2013

Angela Davis (left) at Justice for Alan Blueford rally.Photo: Daniel Arauz Alan Blueford would have turned 19 on Dec. 20, but instead he was killed by Oakland, Calif., police last May 6. To commemorate his birthday and to say no to all acts of police violence and murder of Black and Brown young [...]

Anti-war activists report on Pakistan trip, attack drones

December 5, 2012

Judy GreenspanWW photo: Terri Kay A standing-room-only crowd came out to the Berkeley Fellowship Hall on Dec. 2 to hear eyewitness reports of a visit to Pakistan in October by a delegation of 34 U.S. anti-war activists. They had met with anti-drone activists and relatives of the 760 civilians [...]
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