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Justice for O’Shaine Evans, killed by SFPD

By December 10, 2014
O’Shaine Evans

Oakland, Calif. — Yet another vigil was held Dec. 7, this one by the family of O’Shaine Evans, who was killed by Officer David Goff of the San Francisco Police Department on Oct. 7. Evans was shot multiple times. Born in Jamaica, he was living in Oakland with his mother, while training to be a […]


Oakland, Calif., vigil for police brutality victims

By December 3, 2014

An event entitled “Ferguson Response: Vigil for Fallen Angels” was attended by about 200 people at Oakland’s Lake Merritt on Nov. 30. Inspired by a need to heal the community, the evening commemorated the lives of Mike Brown, Alan Blue­ford, Oscar Grant, James Rivera Jr., Derrick Gaines, Mario Romero, Yanira Serrano Garcia, Errol Chang, Pedie […]


BlackOut Collective shuts down BART for Michael Brown

By December 1, 2014
Photo: Julia Carrie Wong

Cat Brooks, one of the arrestees in the BlackOut Collective’s civil disobedience action, which shut down transbay traffic at the West Oakland Bay Area Rapid Transit station for most of the day on BlackOut Friday, spoke that same day to Terri Kay of Workers World. The demonstrators had chained themselves to two trains, one in each […]


Chained protesters say: ‘Freedom for Rasmea Odeh’

By November 15, 2014
WW photo: Terri Kay

Outraged by the guilty verdict and immediate jailing of 67-year-old Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh on Nov. 10, her supporters rallied and vowed to continue with their protests until she is released. Two days later, a group chained themselves to the doors of the Federal Courthouse at the Ron Dellums Federal Building in downtown Oakland. In […]


Block the Boat Oakland keeps ship away

By October 30, 2014
The Block the Boat Coalition marches in solidarity with Palestine. Oakland, Calif.

Oakland, Calif. — More than 200 pro-Palestinian protesters marched from the West Oakland Bay Area Rapid Transit station to the Stevedoring Services of America terminal at the Port of Oakland on Oct. 26. They were celebrating the failure of the Zim Beijing container ship to arrive at the port for unloading and, in the words […]


Hannibal Shakur, Trayvon Two activist, tells WW about charges being dropped

By October 20, 2014
Hannibal Abdul Shakur & Tanzeen Doha

Hannibal Abdul Shakur and Tanzeen Doha were arrested during protests during the summer of 2013 in downtown Oakland, Calif., after the notorious George Zimmerman verdict was announced, where he was acquitted for the Feb. 26, 2012, murder of Trayvon Martin.  At an Oct. 10 pre-trial readiness conference, the Oakland prosecutor finally admitted that they had […]


Jeralynn Blueford: ‘The community is grieving’

By October 16, 2014
Facebook photo of Alan Blueford, https://www.facebook.com/groups/355178837879562/

Oakland, Calif. — Two and a half years after the death of her son by the gun of Oakland Police Department officer Miguel Masso, Jeralynn Blueford and Adam Blueford are still struggling to make sense of this tragedy and find justice for their son, Alan Blueford. Workers World sat with Jeralynn Blueford on Oct. 7 […]


Mexico killings protested


Dozens of people picketed the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco on Oct. 8 and spoke angrily about the Sept. 26 killings of six teacher education students (normalistas) by the municipal police of Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, and the kidnap of 43 other students. Unmarked graves were discovered Oct. 4 with more than […]


Forum on Ukraine repression and resistance

By October 13, 2014

Berkeley, Calif. — As part of an international tour of a photo-documentary chronicle of the war in Ukraine and the suffering of people whose lives it has touched, about 40 people gathered in the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall to view powerful photos of peaceful civilians and forced refugees. The presentation included a slideshow […]


‘Defend President Aristide!’

By October 11, 2014
WW photo: Judy Greenspan

An emergency demonstration was held in San Francisco on Sept. 30 in defense of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. About 50 people rallied at Montgomery and Market streets because of threats to President Aristide’s safety. Speakers described how on Sept. 27, masked Haitian police had surrounded Aristide’s house as Haitian radio stations broadcast news that […]