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Articles by Terri Kay

BAYAN USA demands Philippines President Aquino resign

February 28, 2015

WW photo: Terri Kay San Francisco — At an event entitled “Peoples’ Power: Aquino Resign,” over 100 people rallied and marched as part of a national day of action called by BAYAN-USA. Per their callout: “Feb. 25 is the 29th anniversary of Edsa 1 People Power Uprising that toppled the [...]

Protesters demanding justice for Yuvette Henderson shut down Home Depot

February 24, 2015

Protesters demand justice in police killing, Feb. 23.WW photo: Terri Kay Oakland, Calif. — Two police officers in Emeryville, Calif., a town located between Oakland and Berkeley, gunned down and killed Yuvette Henderson, a 38-year-old Black mother of two, in a parking lot on Feb. 3, over an [...]

On West Coast, bosses threaten lockout of longshore workers

February 9, 2015

Clarence ThomasPhoto: Delores Lemon Thomas Oakland, Calif. — The Pacific Maritime Association announced on Feb. 4 their intent to lock out the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s longshore workers at 29 West Coast ports if they don’t accept the PMA’s “last and final [...]

Oakland, Calif., WWP hosts resistance fighters

February 3, 2015

Imani Henry Oakland, Calif. — At a Workers World Party meeting here on Jan. 31, Imani Henry asked the audience, “How do we ratchet it up in 2015, the year of resistance?” Henry is a longtime activist in the anti-police brutality, anti-war and lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer [...]

‘Don’t privatize Oakland schools!’

February 3, 2015

OEA rallies outside board meeting. Several hundred Oakland Education Association teachers as well as students and parents rallied outside an Oakland Unified School District Board meeting on Jan. 28. After they went inside, they spoke out against proposals to privatize Fremont, Castlemont and [...]

Anti-racists dominate BART commish meeting

January 28, 2015

Oakland, Calif. Oakland, Calif. — An overflow crowd of some 400 people packed the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Commissioners’ meeting here on Jan. 22, calling for dropping the criminal charges against the Black Friday 14 and BART’s demands for financial restitution. Protesters spilled [...]

Six years later, justice for Oscar Grant

January 6, 2015

Photo: Daniel Arauz Jan. 1 — On the sixth anniversary of the murder of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old African American, by Johannes Mehserle of the Bay Area Rapid Transit police, the Oscar Grant Foundation held a vigil today at Grant Station (the Fruitvale BART station at which Oscar Grant was [...]

UAW local backs BDS

December 28, 2014

Berkeley, Calif., Dec. 10 — United Auto Workers Local 2865, a statewide University of California student-worker union local, became, according to their press release, the “first major U.S. labor union to support divestment from Israel by membership vote.” Sixty-five percent of the members at [...]

Justice for O’Shaine Evans, killed by SFPD

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, [...]
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