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4:00 pm Court Support: Nubia Bowe vs. BART Police and Santa Rita Sheriff’s Deputies. @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept. 104
Court Support: Nubia Bowe vs. BART Police and Santa Rita Sheriff’s Deputies. @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept. 104
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
BART OFFICERS & SANTA RITA SHERIFFS TAG-TEAM BATTERY OF NUBIA BOWE, A 19-YEAR OLD AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN One might think that based on the sordid history and negative press surrounding Oakland’s law enforcement activity, officers would think twice before using excessive force on unarmed citizens. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many black and brown youth who are overly scrutinized and policed simply for existing in the skin in which they were born, nor was it the case for Nubia Bowe on Friday, March 21, 2014. On this evening, officers … Continued
2:00 am Documentary Screening: “Miners Shot Down.” The Story of the South Africa Miners Massacre @ La Pena Cultural Center
Documentary Screening: “Miners Shot Down.” The Story of the South Africa Miners Massacre @ La Pena Cultural Center
Apr 24 @ 2:00 am – 4:30 am
Fundraiser for currently striking miners! In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days later the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. Using the point of view of the Marikana miners, Miners Shot Down follows the strike from dayone, showing the courageous but isolated fi ght waged by a group of low-paid workers against the combined forces of the mining company Lonmin, the ANC government and their allies in the National Union of Mineworkers. This is a … Continued
2:00 am The Future of Palestine: Ali Abunimah & Max Blumenthal in San Francisco @ Roxie theater
The Future of Palestine: Ali Abunimah & Max Blumenthal in San Francisco @ Roxie theater
Apr 24 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
The movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against the State of Israel has taken major strides recently in the United States. With divestment votes moving forward on campuses across the country, and votes to boycott Israeli institutions passed by the American Studies Association and other organizations, discussions of the movement and its objectives have entered the mainstream. At the same time, others have redoubled their efforts to suppress discussion of Israel’s escalating war against Palestinians, promoting legislation to defund institutions that participate in boycotts, and pressuring university administrations to punish … Continued