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Community barbecue turns into police riot

By April 18, 2014
WW photo: Terri Kay

A community barbeque and speakout was held on April 12 in Stockton, Calif., organized by the Inter Council for Mothers of Murdered Children. Dionne Smith and Carey Downs led the speakout, providing updates on their struggle for justice in the Stockton police killing of their son, James Rivera Jr. Other families came to talk about […]


Oakland, Calif., students’ solidarity with Venezuela gov’t

By April 15, 2014

An educational meeting on Venezuela was held in Oakland, Calif., at Laney College on April 10.  The solidarity event was sponsored by the Bay Area Latin American Solidarity Coalition and in collaboration with the Associated Students of Laney College and the Brown Alliance of Students Taking Action. The film, “Viva Venezuela: Fighting for Socialism,” was […]


Barbecue honors Bobby Hutton

By April 10, 2014
Lil’ Bobby Hutton BBQ.

The “Lil’ Bobby Hutton BBQ for the People” was held in Oakland, Calif., on April 6, with about 75 people enjoying free food, speakers and entertainment. Lil’ Bobby was killed by the Oakland Police Department prior to his having a “Feeding The People” function at ­DeFremery Park in Oakland. Mumia Abu-Jamal notes in “We Want […]


‘Community feed’ remembers police victim

By April 4, 2014

San Francisco — The monthly “Kenneth Harding Jr. Foundation Community Feed” on March 23 fell on the 6th annual “Feed the People Weekend.” The community event provided sandwiches, fruits, vegetables, pasta, rice and other wholesome foods for distribution to the people. On July 16, 2011, 19-year-old Kenneth Wade Harding Jr. was brutally killed by the […]


March for $15 minimum wage takes place in Bay Area

By April 1, 2014
March 27 protest.WW photo: Terri Kay

Oakland, Calif. — Organized by UNITE HERE Local 2850, on March 27 several hundred East Bay hotel, restaurant and stadium workers marched for jobs, rights and power under the call of “The Town Hella Needs A Raise.” (“Hella” is a common slang term in the Bay Area, meant to convey a strong and emphatic expletive.) […]


San Francisco cops kill again

The father of slain Alex Nieto, March 29.Photo: Daniel Arauz

People demand justice for Alejandro Nieto The San Francisco’s Mission District community was shocked and angered by the news of the killing of Alejandro (Alex) Nieto by the San Francisco police on March 21. Nieto, just 28 years old, had stopped on his way to his security guard job to enjoy his favorite spot at […]


‘Trayvon 2’ score partial victory

By March 14, 2014

Oakland, Calif. — Despite overwhelming evidence of the defendants’ innocence in what is being called the “Trayvon 2” case, the judge in their pre-trial hearing here ruled on March 6 to continue the case to trial. However, he lowered the charges on the two well-known activists, Hannibal Shakur and Tanzeen Doha, from felonies to misdemeanors […]


Youth say: Arrest killer cop

By March 1, 2014

Protesters continue to demand justice in the killing of 13-year-old Andy Lopez on Oct. 22, 2013, by Sonoma County, Calif., Sheriff’s Deputy Erik Gelhaus. Lopez was killed for having a toy rifle in his hands. Andy’s Youth, a solidarity group, called a march on Feb. 17 demanding that the Santa Rosa Police Department show the […]


San Francisco solidarity with Korean workers’ strike

By February 27, 2014
Youth support strikers in south Korea, Feb. 25.Photo: Alice Loaiza

The Korean Consulate in San Francisco was the site of a militant demonstration in support of the Korean general strike called by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) on Feb. 25. There was a loud cheer when the spirited drummers from the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project marched in. Lo Hobak spoke from the […]


Solidarity with Bolivarian revolution


A rally in solidarity with Venezuela was held in San Francisco’s Mission District on Feb. 17 demanding U.S. hands off Venezuela and solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution. The rally was initiated by the Answer Coalition and endorsed by such groups as the Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Committee, Marcha Patriotica Colombia-CA Chapter and Workers World […]