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Protests force Marriott to cancel future SWAT weapons expos

By September 9, 2014
WW photo: Terri Kay

Oakland, Calif. — Close to 500 people blocked Broadway in front of the Marriott Convention Center in protest of an Urban Shield SWAT team training and weapons expo being held there. The negative publicity and pressure was so embarrassing for this urban hotel — especially in the aftermath of the Ferguson, Mo., rebellions — that […]


Activists defend fired workers

By September 5, 2014

Oakland, Calif. — Labor and community activists, carrying signs and chanting, marched inside a Jack in the Box restaurant on Telegraph Avenue and 45th Street here on Aug. 29 demanding that three fired workers be reinstated, with no penalties or retaliation. Two of the three had just signed union cards the day before their firing. […]


West Coast activists block Zionist ships

By August 27, 2014

Oakland, Calif., Aug. 24 — The action to stop the Israeli ship Zim from unloading at the Port of Oakland, initially planned as a one-day event, became a movement. Originally organized by Block the Boat for Gaza, a coalition of about 70 organizations led by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, the Aug. 16 action […]


Evento “Bloqueo del barco por Gaza” detiene barco israelí Zim

By August 26, 2014

Oakland, Calif., 18 de agosto — Alrededor de 5.000 manifestantes marcharon casi 2 km y medio desde la terminal del transporte público de West Oakland hasta la terminal de barcos en el puerto de Oakland el 16 de agosto. El propósito del evento, llamado “Bloqueo del barco por Gaza” era evitar que la carga de […]


Block the boat for Gaza stops Israeli Zim ship

By August 18, 2014
Block the Boat Gaza

Oakland, Calif. — Some 5,000 determined protesters marched almost a mile and a half from the West Oakland Bay Area Rapid Transit station to the SSA Marine terminal in the Port of Oakland on Aug. 16. The purpose of the event, called “Block the Boat for Gaza,” was to prevent the cargo of the Zim […]


Hundreds protest cop killing of 13-year-old

By July 16, 2014

Santa Rosa, Calif. — Over 300 people came here on July 12 from all over the San Francisco Bay Area to protest Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch’s decision not to file criminal charges against Sheriff’s Deputy Erik Gelhaus for the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez. Lopez was killed in Santa Rosa on Oct. […]


Oakland, Calif., groups denounce immigrant detentions

By July 9, 2014
Youth demand refugee status for children seeking asylum at the border.WW photo: Terri Kay

Oakland, Calif. — The East Bay Immigrant Youth Coalition and the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance held a press conference July 3 at the Oakland federal building to demand President Barack Obama not deport children seeking asylum at the border. The groups’ press release declared, “In the wake of troubling reports that President Obama will […]


San Francisco rally defends human rights in Honduras

By July 2, 2014
Photo: Roy Schachter

On the fifth anniversary of the coup in Honduras, the Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition and Hondurans in Resistance of Northern California held a rally in San Francisco’s Mission District to demand “Stop the violence” and “Defend human rights” in Honduras, after five years of death, fraud, repression, militarization and corruption. It has been […]


West Oakland, Calif., protests gentrification

By June 17, 2014
West Oakland protests gentrification

The Development Without Displacement Research Group held an anti-gentrification march and rally to the City of Oakland Planning Commission meeting at City Hall on June 11 in Oakland, Calif. Carrying banners reading “West Oakland 4 The People, Evict Developers” and “Swat WOSP [West Oakland Specific Plan],” the marchers began at Lil’ Bobby Hutton Park (aka […]


Memorial march for Ernest Duenez Jr.

By June 14, 2014

Manteca, Calif. — Ernest Duenez Jr. was killed by police officer John Moody in this city on June 8, 2011. Exactly three years later, about 100 marchers gathered to remember and honor Duenez. They marched in near 100-degree weather over two miles from the street where he was killed to the Manteca Police Department, chanting […]