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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

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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 […]

 

WW forum links Ferguson, Palestine

By October 9, 2014
Clarence Thomas

“What’s happening in Ferguson isn’t rioting, it’s rebellion. And this isn’t the first time in our history we’ve rebelled,” declared Clarence Thomas, a rank-and-file member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and co-chair of the Million Worker March. Thomas was speaking at a Workers World Forum held at Laney College in Oakland, Calif., on […]

 

NorCal People’s Climate rally

By September 23, 2014
WW photo: Judy Greenspan

More than a thousand people gathered at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater on Sept. 21 for the Northern California People’s Climate Rally. The organizers called for a world with an economy that works for the people; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; and a world with good jobs, clean air and water, peace […]

 

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 […]

 
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