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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, [...]

Oakland, Calif., vigil for police brutality victims

December 3, 2014

Photo: Daniel Arauz 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., [...]

BlackOut Collective shuts down BART for Michael Brown

December 1, 2014

Photo: Julia Carrie Wong Photo: Wild Tigers Photo: Al Osorio 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 [...]

Chained protesters say: ‘Freedom for Rasmea Odeh’

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 [...]

Block the Boat Oakland keeps ship away

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 [...]
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