Articles by Judy Greenspan

México’s teachers struggle for justice

July 6, 2015

Cuernavaca, México — “To be a teacher and not to fight is a contradiction in our fundamental way of teaching.” That statement, repeated all over, is the essence of the struggle of the teachers in Mexico unfolding throughout the country. In Mexico, tens of thousands of public school [...]

Victory in struggle to save Berkeley Post Office

May 28, 2015

Information booth at Post Office set up by homeless and union members.WW photo: Judy Greenspan Berkeley, Calif. — The information booth is still standing. The occupation of the front of the Berkeley Main Post Office by “First They Came for the Homeless” continued into May. But the main battle [...]

’Home Depot guilty of murder’ of Yuvette Henderson

May 27, 2015

Emeryville and Oakland, Calif. A National Day of Solidarity with Black Women and Girls, including Black transwomen, who were victimized or murdered by the police or other state-sanctioned violence, was commemorated with two actions in the Bay Area on May 21. Yuvette Henderson A late afternoon rally [...]

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 [...]
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