Say His Name! Justice For Pedie Perez BBQ-Richmond

Pedie Perez had been drinking when he was arrested by Richmond officer Wallace Jensen. After waiting on the floor for a while, he got up to walk away. He was gunned down. He was unarmed. There are several witnesses that attest that he didn’t attack the cop or try to seize his weapon, but in the follow up investigation NONE of the actual eye witnesses testimony was even mentioned and Jensen was allowed to continue on his merry way without so much as a reprimand. But folks are organizing and … Continued

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All workers deserve a livable wage!

A living wage is the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet their basic needs, including shelter, clothing, transportation health care and nutrition. This doesn’t even include such spurious luxuries as recreation, vacation, retirement savings, paying legal fees and insurance, taking care of sick or elderly family members, tithing to your church, debt repayment, higher education for your children, and other such frivolous extravagances. Unfortunately in this country the minimum wage that employers must may is far below this even this paltry standard. Currently the national minimum wage is … Continued

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Stop Urban Shield! Protest Alameda County Sheriff Ahern’s militarized police exhibit and exercises

Urban Shield is the largest SWAT training & war-weapons expo in the world. We will gather on September 11th, across communities, to end it & resist police militarization around the world! Join the Stop Urban Shield Coalition to say NO to policing, militarization and state violence! We will be rallying at the Alameda County Sheriff Office on 1401 Lakeside Drive in Oakland across from the main library at 4PM on FRIDAY, September 11th 2015. There will be some sort of food-like substance across the street near the Camron-Stanford House at … Continued

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FTP – ‘Films 2 The People’ Short Film Festival Friday at the Omni!

Optik Allusions is so pleased to announce their very first Short Film Festival! Come discover our out-of-the-ordinary line up of intersectional short films from all over Oakland and all over the world! The event will also be a fundraiser for our video collective to keep thriving: Optik Allusions provides equipment for video production and post production, organizes workshops… We share skills and resources to make films expressing points of view that are usually silenced, and tell stories that might otherwise remain untold. The fundraiser will also help pay our rent … Continued

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From Baltimore to Oakland: Solidarity March for Freddie Gray.

Some one hundred people gathered across from the Oakland Federal Building last evening, April 27th, 2015 at 6:00 PM, participating in a short rally and preparing to march. March they did, into West Oakland, looping back through Oscar Grant Plaza, marching uptown, then downtown to the police station on 7th, and uptown again before dispersing around 10:30 PM. At its high point, the march may have been more than two hundred strong. Called before Baltimore erupted, the protest took on additional significance as reports of police terror came out of … Continued

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