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Block the boat for Gaza stops Israeli Zim ship

By August 18, 2014
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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
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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 […]

 

Not forgotten – Andy Lopez, presente!

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Santa Rosa, Calif. — Several hundred people rallied and marched here on June 7, which would have been the week of Andy Lopez’s 14th birthday. Young Lopez was shot and killed on Oct. 22, 2013, by Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Erick Gelhaus for holding a toy rifle in a field near his home. The march […]

 

Salinas police kill three Latino men in 90 days

By June 2, 2014

On May 20, the police killing of Carlos Mejía, a 44-year-old from El Salvador, marked the third such killing in Salinas, Calif., in 90 days. Lettuce harvester Osman Hernández, also originally from El Salvador, was slain by Salinas police on May 9. On March 20, Ángel Ruiz was shot and killed by police. Salinas Police Chief […]

 

Stockton, Calif., police arrest James Rivera’s father during peaceful march

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Stockton, Calif. — The family and friends of James Rivera Jr. held the 3rd Annual Speak-Out for victims of police violence here on May 31. In 2010, the 16-year-old was driving a minivan that was violently forced off of the road by multiple police units. The vehicle crashed through two garages, rendering it immobile. Stockton police […]

 

Honor Alan Blueford: No war on Black, Brown youth

By May 8, 2014
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On the second anniversary of the killing of young Alan Blueford by Oakland Police Department Officer Miguel Masso, several hundred people responded to the Blueford family’s invitation to use their “heels to heal” in a walk around Oakland’s Lake Merritt on May 3. The four-mile May 3 walk included a sound truck from which Kev […]

 
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