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Strike Debt Bay Area Strikes Back On Tax Day! Join Us!

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Banks don’t pay taxes but most people do! Banks don’t pay their debts but we are hounded if we don’t! Why must we pay income tax when banks and corporations don’t have to? They use accounting gimmicks, offshore headquarters and other scams to avoid paying their fair share. Is it fair that taxpayers bailed out the big banks, but they continue to profit at our expense? Why must we be crushed under the weight of debt for medical, educational, housing AND income tax obligations while those who have made a … Continued

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KPFA’s Broadcasters of Color and Unpaid Staff Townhall Meeting – Thursday 4/11/13 6pm Laney College

KPFA’s Broadcasters of Color and Unpaid Staff Town Hall Meeting Thursday April 11 6:00 PM Laney College 900 Fallon Street, Oakland Student Center Room 401 (4th floor)   Contact: Block Report Radio blockreportradio [at] gmail.com   We will talk about: 1. The arbitrary suspension of Black broadcaster JR Valrey from the Morning Mix, without due process; as well as the consistent racist treatment of broadcasters and staff of color in the recent past including Nadra Foster, Carrie Core, Miguel Gavilan Molina, and more. 2. The 2 tier treatment system in … Continued

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New Documents: US spying on Occupy Movement April 2013

New OWS Spying Documents Reveal that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Monitors Peaceful Demonstrations and Activists as a Matter of Policy PCJF Releases Newly Obtained Government Documents  By Partnership for Civil Justice Fund Censored News  DHS surveillance of protests in Asheville, NC; Tampa; Ft. Lauderdale; Jacksonville; Lansing, MI; Denver; Kansas City; Los Angeles; Boston; Dallas; Houston; Minneapolis; Miami; Jersey City; Phoenix; Lincoln, Nebraska; Chicago; Salt Lake City; Detroit Government documents obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) through its FOIA records requests reveal that the Department of Homeland … Continued

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Fighting Elder Abuse By Contra Costa County & Wells Fargo Bank.

Protest at Wells Fargo on March 28, 2013. Photo 2: Quanah Parker Brightman with his father Lehman Brightman, founder of United Native Americans, and victim of Wells Fargo fraud and home seizure. It’s Really Shameful that Contra Costa County, which has Violated Public Law 100-606 & Are the One Whom Claim to Be Conservator of My Father’s Person & Estate Have Allowed My Father’s Home to Become Foreclosed by Wells Fargo. Wish The County Would Have Protected My Father’s Estate by Applying for the Veterans United Home Loans, HUD Sec … Continued

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Mayor Quan Resigns!

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In a unexpected move, Mayor Jean Quan resigned today. She announced her decision at a hastily called press conference outside of City Hall. Citing her poor judgement, her inability to govern and her lack of interest in City Government, Quan said that “Oakland was better off without me.” The Mayor issued an apology to Occupy Oakland, noting “You were right all along. I pandered to the interests of the one percent in Oakland; I cut the wages of city workers while enriching Oakland’s most fortunate; I did nothing to reform … Continued

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March 15 International Day Of Action: Defend ILWU – Stop Mitsui Union Busting

ILWU Local 4 Picket United Grain

RALLY   TO   DEFEND   ILWU ! International Day Of Action     Stop Mitsui Union Busting and Concessionary Contracts Fight the Lockout of ILWU by United Grain in the Port of Vancouver, Washington                         Friday March 15, 2013 -  4:30PM 1 Montgomery/Market Sts., SF   On March 15, 2013 there will be international actions and protests against the union busting lockout of ILWU Local 4 members by the Mitsui-owned company United Grain in the Port Of Vancouver, Washington. Since the concessionary contract at EGT in Longview, Washington, other grain handlers have … Continued

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GA moving back home to OGP

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When: Next Sunday at 2pm and every Sunday thereafter. Where: Our rightful home, OGP. Why: Now that all of the unconstitutional stay-away orders have expired we are not forced to pick between the safety of our comrades and being kicked out of our original home. OGP is more comfortable, accessible and visible. Let’s reclaim our home! How: Those in attendance at the 3/10 GA decided unanimously to move the meetings to OGP. What: Over the months the Occupy Oakland GA has evolved/devolved into a much less process-bound meeting. People come … Continued

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Live Stream of Symposium on Fukushima March 11-12, 2013

  (From http://www.nuclearfreeplanet.org/symposium.html)   Symposium: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident  March 11-12, 2013   The New York Academy of Medicine, New York City, NY A unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts will make presentations on and discuss the bio-medical and ecological consequences of the Fukushima disaster, will be held at The New York Academy of Medicine on March 11-12, 2013, the second anniversary of the accident. The public is welcome. A project … Continued

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Displacement: Place, Power and Race

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Displacement: Place, Power, and Race The Foreclosure Defense Group presents its second event in the “Welcome to Class Warfare” series Friday, March 8th 6:30-9:30pm $?  Free!! First Congregational Church 2501 Harrison St, Oakland, CA Gentrification, foreclosures, “urban redevelopment”…. all are facets of the same brute force we feel acutely in our daily lives : Displacement, the uprooting and shifting of communities serving the demands of speculative capital and white supremacy. We offer this forum to hear voices from different struggles, to deepen understanding of the powers at play, and to … Continued

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Hayward police involved in shooting

3,3,13 HAYWARD — Police were investigating an officer involved shooting Sunday morning, the third time Bay Area police opened fire on suspects this weekend. The shooting happened around 3:20 a.m. near the intersection Fletcher Lane and Watkins Street, said Hayward police. It wasn’t immediately clear if the suspect was dead. According to media reports police pulled over the suspect who later tried to back his vehicle into officers who then opened fire. This incident followed police shootings in San Jose and San Francisco. Both incidents involved car chases and ended … Continued

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