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  1. Stability First: A Community Of Tents and Tables; Chairs, Coffee and Camaraderie.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday |

    Governments needs to take a serious look at how we have succeeded - and how they could help us succeed better. They need to take stability seriously.


  2. Brytanee Brown on Housing and Urban Displacement: Oakland and New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 16 |

    Oakland-based activist Brytanee Brown joins WTUL News and Views in the studio to discuss housing as a women's issue, re-imagining the language and intentions of urban planning and design, and some solutions for combatting urban displacement. [ Audio: 20 minutes and 50 seconds ] On international Women's Day we spoke with Oakland-based activist Brytanee Brown about some of the similarities in housing displacement between Oakland and New Orleans, the populations most impacted by urban displacement, and the importance of ethical policy making.


  3. Liberal Hypocrisy: Berkeley Clashes Should Serve As WarningRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 6 |

    The events in Berkeley on March 4th should serve as a warning sign to anyone that seeks liberatory social change and the dismantling of social, economic, and political hierarchies. Photo: Kyle Chapman with shield, fights with antifascists.


  4. Shut Down Alt-Right Pro-Trump March in Berkeley March 4thRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 1 |

    Alt-Right Trump supporters are mobilizing a broad far-Right base including militia types and run of the mill Trump supporters to take the streets on Saturday, March 4th, 2pm in Berkeley . At a time when the Trump administration is calling for attacks on social movements, communities of color, and the entire working-class, it's important that we stand up to these scum.


  5. Berkeley, Milo, & Free SpeecRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2017 |

    Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library Berkeley, Milo, & Free Speech When a scheduled speech by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley was cancelled for security reasons, Trump tweeted: "If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view - NO FEDERAL FUNDS?" We will discuss this. Confirmed speakers include: Yvette Felarca, By Any Means Necessary , Frank Runninghorse, long-time anti-fascist activist, and Gerald Smith, Oscar Grant Committee.


  6. Conscious Eating ConferenceRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2017 |

    United Poultry Concerns' 6th Annual Conscious Eating Conference brings expert speakers to Berkeley, California to share their ideas about the best food choices we can make for the planet, ourselves, and other animals. This year, we have some of the legends and heroes of our movement speaking like Carol Adams, Will Tuttle, and Lisa Kemmerer.


  7. People's Park Development Plan Headed to Regents For ApprovalRead the original story

    Jan 27, 2017 |

    Despite continued public support for the preservation of People's Park, the administration of UC Berkeley will be submitting a development plan for the Park during the March meeting of the UC Regents. Most of the Park will be converted into housing.


  8. If We Are Willing: How We Can Stop Climate DisasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2017 |

    UC Berkeley, Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 Directions: Best entrance to enter campus is at Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue. Enter campus and walk straight on the road you'll be on called Sather Rd., then make a left on South Dr. and go straight until you arrive at a building.


  9. #J20 at UC BerkeleyRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2017 |

    In response to the inauguration of Trump on January 20th, there will be various events and discussions open to the public on UC Berkeley campus. This is not a complete list, as other student and community groups may be planning other events and protests on this day.


  10. 10th Anniversary Oak Grove Treesit Photo GalleryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2017 |

    The Berkeley Oak Grove Treesit began around 2006 and ended around 2008, the worlds longest tree sit protest was about 649 days long. I photographed mostly in the last four months of the protest, with two excursions in 2006 and 2007.


  11. Trump nominates a moron to be the next HUD SecretaryRead the original story

    Dec 5, 2016 |

    Ben Carson is known as a far right wing-nut who is considered to be a moron by many as a direct result of his views and past statements ! Trump nominates a moron to be the next HUD Secretary By Lynda Carson - December 5, 2016 Oakland - To the shock and dismay of housing advocates and renters across the nation, President-elect Donald J. Trump nominated far right-wing fascist Ben Carson to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development , as the next HUD Secretary. Ben Carson is known as a far right wing-nut who is considered to be a moron by many as a direct result of his views and past statements .


  12. Cripping The Queer: Intersections of Race, Disability & QueernessRead the original story

    Dec 1, 2016 |

    WHAT: Cripping The Queer: A Conversation with Karen Nakamura and Corbett Joan OToole WHEN/WHERE: On Monday Dec. 5th 7-9PM @ PSR Chapel -- 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley, CA, 94709 on the top of "Holy Hill" at Le Conte Ave. and Scenic. MAP: HOSTED BY: The DisAbled Student Union of PSR @ GTU MORE INFO: Cripping The Queer: A Conversation with Karen Nakamura and Corbett Joan OToole Join Karen and Corbett as they examine the borderlands of race, disability, queer, and class.


  13. Court Document & Video: Berkeley Students Sue BUSD for Racially Targeted InterrogationsRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2016 |

    On Wednesday, November 16, 2016 immigrant students and their families in Berkeley, California filed a lawsuit against the Berkeley Unified School District for racially targeting them with intrusive and intimidating interrogations during the school administration's witch hunt against their teacher Yvette Felarca, whose anti-fascist activism on her own time was deemed a "personnel matter", subject to disciplinary action.


  14. HUD Official Angela Morrison To Join Gathering Of HUD Tenants In BerkeleyRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2016 |

    President-elect Donald Trump, who supports torture and water boarding , wants to drastically cut our nation's domestic non defense programs, including housing and poverty programs, and use the funding instead to increase military spending, and shift billions of dollars in funds to the over bloated pentagon budget ! HUD Official Angela Morrison To Join Gathering Of HUD Tenants In Berkeley By Lynda Carson - November 17, 2016 With President-elect Donald Trump heading to the White House, there is much concern about the future of subsidized housing programs locally and across the nation, that are funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development .


  15. Immigrant Students Sue Berkeley School District for Racially Targeted InterrogationsRead the original story

    Nov 14, 2016 |

    Please join us this Wednesday as we return to the Berkeley School Board to support Yvette Felarca's ELD students, whose families will be announcing their lawsuit against the Berkeley Unified School District for racially targeting them for interrogation and intimidation during the school administration's witch hunt against their teacher. While Berkeley middle school teacher Yvette Felarca was finally returned to her classroom, after being put on administrative leave for her anti-fascist activities, there are still outstanding issues that have not been resolved, including wages that were stolen from her and not returned, which are subject of another lawsuit against the school district.


  16. Thousands protest in Berkeley in wake of Trump electionRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2016 |

    The shock and outrage expressed by protesters on the Berkeley campus and elsewhere in the wake of Donald Trump's election is a healthy initial expression of broader social opposition which is taking shape. Protesters need to beware however of pseudo-left elements who will attempt to use identity politics to channel their outrage back behind the thoroughly discredited Democratic Party.


  17. Anti-Fascist Yvette Falarca Returns to TeachingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2016 |

    After Yvette Falarca of BAMN helped prevent the neo-Nazi rally on the steps of the capitol in Sacramento this summer - and was one of several people who were stabbed by the fascists - threats were made against the school at which she teaches if she was not fired. A petition to fire Yvette started online.


  18. Anti-Fascist Yvette Falarca Returns to TeachingRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2016 |

    Victory, Victory is Our Cry! The Class Struggle is the Reason Why! Anti-Fascist teacher returned to her teaching job today. My Open Letter of Thanks: I'm so excited to return back to my students! Thank you so much, everyone.


  19. Black Panther Party 50th Anniversary photo on the steps of the Alameda County CourthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 |

    It was 1966 when Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Initially, their goals were to make use of California's open-carry laws at the time to directly challenge police brutality in Oakland and to turn Black rebellion into political power.


  20. Defend Anti-Fascist Teacher Yvette Felarca at Berkelely School BoardRead the original story

    Oct 25, 2016 |

    Anti-fascist activist and teacher Yvette Felarca has been removed from her classroom at Martin Luther King Jr Middle School in Berkeley, California, for helping stop a neo-Nazi recruitment rally on the steps of the state capitol in Sacramento this summer. After Ms.


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