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Man tortured in public by Antioch Police Dept. [link]
Justice for Mario Romero!
Its about time to shut this city down. This is our home. The only home that most of us have ever known, we should not have to be afraid of corrupt police. We should not have to be harassed everywhere we go. We have rights. We pay taxes and we deserve to be treated with respect...
WE ARE ALL WE GOT! WE ALL SHOULD STAND TOGETHER AND SHUT VALLEJO DOWN!
Vallejo Police have nothing to do but harass, racially profile and deprive the community of their rights. This has got to stop
2 Years & Still No Justice For Mario Romero
Tuesday, September 2at 11:00am - 2:00pm
At the Vallejo Police Department, 111 Amador St, Vallejo, California 94590
On September 2nd 2012 Mario Romero Was Murdered by Vallejo Police Officers Sean Kenney and Dustin Joseph .
Sean Kenney Murdered 3 unarmed men with white cars in 2012 Anton Barrett Mario Romero and Jeremiah Moore. Sean Kenney was promoted to detective a short while after. following exposing Vallejo Police for murdering unarmed Mario Romero, Vallejo Police began arresting Mario's friends threatening them with incarceration for not going along wit their lies ,terrorizing Mario's family in an attempt to silence them from exposing the true events of September 2, 2012.
It has been a long two years and we have not given up. we demand that the officers involved be prosecuted for the murder of Mario Romero. we demand that the officers who participated in the cover-up of Mario's Murder be prosecuted as well.
We have dealt with a corrupt District Attorney who is in the business of protecting corrupt officers of the law. We have dealt with a corrupt police department that has made profited off of the suppression of the rights of our community. they have harassed, intimidated, killed and terrorized our community and they need to be held accountable.
National Moment of Silence
Thursday, Aug. 14
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
at the Old Courthouse Square, at 3rd and Mendocino, in Santa Rosa
In the wake of the killing of Michael Brown by police in Missouri, a national moment of silence has been called. This will be a vigil paying respect to all fatal victims of police shootings and brutality around this country. Join this moment of silence and solidarity. Bring posters with the names of victims (we have many to choose from here in Sonoma County).
This is a peaceful event.
The official moment of silence is being called for 7:20 Eastern Daylight Time, which is 4:20 Pacific Daylight Time. We will be observing the moment at 5:20.
from the Stop Mass Incarceration Network:
National Moment of Silence 2014
Vigil paying respect to fatal victims of police shootings and brutality.
Join this moment of silence and solidarity.
Gather: 4pm at 14th & Broadway, Oakland
New Africans defending the People at Ferguson, in the State of Missouri [link]!!!
August 10th, 2014, LIVE UPDATE from NBPP Natl. Minister of Staff Chawn Saddam Kweli:
PIGS TEAR GASSED THE ST. LOUIS RESIDENTS... PANTHERS IN THE MIDDLE... RIOT GEAR... AND RETURNED PUSH WITH BOTTLES THROWN, BRICKS, AND AVAILABLE SELF DEFENSE OPTIONS... REPORTS INCOMING...
New Africans be, like, "This shit is the New Jim Crow!"
From the New African homeland to the external colonies (known as "ghettos"), state terrorism against the captive New African nation has been increasing dramatically, accompanied by vilification of those murdered and terrorized by the monopolised media. Remember Guy Jarreau of Vallejo! The stereotype of the "Thug" is used by the dominating nation to dehumanize the captive nation! While the monopolist media is giving attention to the "Ferguson Rebellion", many are throwing out the meme that the "Thug" image is false, with social media updates showing two photos, one of the person as they are, the other image of themselves looking "thuggish", asking which photo would the monopolists use during news coverage if they were made victim of state terrorism [commondreams.org/news/2014/08/13/iftheygunnedmedown-twitter-users-criticize-media-portrayals-minority-deaths].
"Russia Today" has internationalized coverage of the community uprising, [rt.com/usa/179356-ferguson-police-shooting-teenager] [rt.com/usa/179276-missouri-teen-police-kill]
Meanwhile, the People's psyop known as "Anonymous" has resurfaced with #OpFerguson [rt.com/usa/179532-anonymous-op-ferguson-missouri]
A NATIONAL CALL TO END POLICE TERRORISM - SACRAMENTO
Sacramento County Jail
651 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814
This week our country seen several more murders, of innocent civilians, at the hands of law enforcement - including that of:
#MikeBrown murdered in #Ferguson MO
#EzellFord murdered by #LAPD >>>go here for LA action [facebook.com/events/1464184837170479]
#DillonTaylor murdered by #SaltLakeCity PD
And the announcement that the #StocktonPD was responsible for the murder of #MistyHoltSing
Please take a stand with the NATION as we demand an end to police terrorism in our communities. No one is safe as long as the police continue to kill and brutalize with impunity. We demand accountability and that starts with arresting these killers and immediate/emergencies that police cease all deadly force immediately.California will be holding actions in Sacramento and Los Angeles this weekend in resistance to the murder of Ezell Ford (murdered by LAPD) Michael Brown (murdered by Ferguson police) , Dillon Taylor (murdered by Salt Lake City PD) this week. And for all victims of police murder, harassment and oppression. PLEASE JOIN US, PLEASE SHARE OUR EVENT AND PLEASE HELP US CONTINUE TO PUT THE PRESSURE ON OUR GOVERNMENT TO #ENDPOLICETERROR !
1967 rebellion, 1969 Gang Wars, counter-revolution on the local level. From the article: A Black city worker charged here last week that violence among local Black gangs is being provoked by members of the predominately White Detroit Police Officers Association who "want to turn the inner city into a police state."
Articles recommended by the Worker's Defense Committee:
Speak Out to Protect Farmworkers From Pesticides by Aug. 18
On Feb. 20, the Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed changes to the Worker Protection Standard, which protects workers who are exposed to pesticides. Some of the proposed changes will be beneficial to workers, and some will not. The public comment period, which ends on Aug. 18, gives you the opportunity to tell the EPA that farmworkers deserve these protections. Support farmworkers by leaving your comment now.
We depend on the nation’s farmworkers to provide us with our food and nutrition. Exposure to pesticides is a daily reality for the 2.5 million farmworkers who toil in our fields, orchards, and greenhouses in the U.S. Without basic protections, farmworkers are at risk for both acute illness and long-term health conditions associated with these exposures. Moreover, their families endure pesticide exposure when chemicals are brought home on workers’ clothes and belongings.
Because of an exemption in federal law, farmworkers are not safeguarded by OSHA from pesticide exposure. Instead, it is the responsibility of the EPA to protect farmworkers against the effects of pesticide exposure on the health of farmworkers and their families. Under the WPS — even with the proposed updates — farmworkers’ protections are inferior to the protections of workers in other industries.
Tell the EPA to take action now and quit pandering to corporate agribusiness. It has the authority and responsibility to protect farmworkers.
Did you know? Pesticide exposure causes farmworkers to suffer more chemical-related injuries and illnesses than any other workforce in the nation.
EPA Comment deadline is August 18th
Sign now! [action.ufw.org/takepartepa]
Justice for Dallas Northington! Casualty of Target's anti-worker evaluation practices!
Sign the Petition to Target [link], asking for reinstatement of Dallas Northington, who has worked at a Target store in Leesburg, Virginia for eight years as a security officer. He had been following the same procedure for reporting shoplifters for those eight years, and had not been told he was doing it incorrectly.
However, when he reported the May 27th second shoplifting incident by a Fairfax Sheriff's deputy, he was fired from his position at Target within a few days. Northington said he was fired for not following Target's proper procedures for reporting a crime.
Target is now seeking legal action against the deputy who has since retired, but are not considering Northington's argument of unfair firing.
Target, do not fire your employees over the status of the other party involved.
"Homeless activists sue Sacramento County to block panhandling ban" [link]
"SANTA CRUZ'S PANHANDLING PROHIBITIONS" [link]
CALL TO ACTION IN NEW YORK CITY from Agnes Johnson :RAMSEY ORTA The filmer of the chokehold that murdered brother Eric Garner has been arrested and under suicide watch. He needs protection and where will it come from? Right now we are asking you call city hall and demand this set up be stopped. We put this at his desk and want place heavy pressure on deblasio and his administration. Stop the lynching 212 788 3000 . please call every half hour.
Listen-in to a dynamic enunciation of freedom for the People!
"All Power To The Positive" podcast [AllPowerToThePositive.info/all-power-to-the-positive-vol-4-episode-51]
The captive Lakota nation has received a step towards economic sovereignty with the issue of bitcoin-like Mazacoin currency [mazacoin.org] [mazatalk.com] (coded by "AnonymousPirate") by the Free Lakota Bank [freelakotabank.com], a private group registered on the Federal BIA's Ogala Sioux reservation but not affiliated with any Lakota government entity, following similar recent issues of bitcoin-like currencies issued privately for the People of Scotland, and of Iceland [newsweek.com/2014/08/22/tribe-brought-you-custers-last-stand-sitting-bulls-bitcoin-264440.html].
No Nukes! [link] -
"Last Crew Member of Enola Gay," the Nuclear Bomber of Hiroshima, said he would have abolished nuclear weapons. From an article by Kate Brumback for the "Associated Press" [link]: VanKirk flew nearly 60 bombing missions, but it was a single mission in the Pacific that secured him a place in history. He was 24 years old when he served as navigator on the Enola Gay, the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the first atomic bomb deployed in wartime over the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. Three days after Hiroshima, a second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. The blast and its aftermath claimed 80,000 lives. Six days after the Nagasaki bombing, Japan surrendered. "The whole World War II experience shows that wars don't settle anything. And atomic weapons don't settle anything," he said. "I personally think there shouldn't be any atomic bombs in the world — I'd like to see them all abolished."
"The Deliberate Omission of any True BDCP Alternatives" [link]
Criticisms of 35-mile tunnels under the Sacramento delta point to destruction of key habitats, loss of species existing only in California [link]
Monopolists in Agriculture say NO to responsible groundwater management, and YES to tax-funded dam building [link]
PG&E and California Public Utilities Commission collude to cover-up illegal and unsafe business infrastructure [link]
Save the Yezidi nation, victim of fascism!
* USA's fascist client state of Kurdistan in Iraq attempts to kill Yezidi nation, while the rival socialist state of Kurdistan in Syria rescues Yezidi nation, fight USA-backed ISIS militias [new-middle-east.blogspot.com/2014/08/ypg-and-pkk-forcesthe-unsung-heroes-of.html]
* Chevron, other energy companies, profiting from "client state" of Kurdistan [link]
Call-out to support community liberation in Eureka -
PARC in Danger of Closing; still busy as ever...
Now is the time to donate some money to PARC. PLEASE! We have been having a heck of a time getting the bills paid, the rent money together, etc., but we know we must keep going.
Pass this on to your family, friends, and neighbors to support PARC -- the only all-ages, every day/all day open, entirely volunteer-run and donation-based, no jumping through hoops or charging money -- organizing and resource space.
Without electricity or phones we cannot feed people, utilize the public and organizing computers, provide a way for people to wash up, make copies of fliers and information, print out applications and other things people need, network to organize and find people resources, charge people's phones and our mobile event equipment, wash dishes, record radio broadcasts, and the list goes on and on...
We need about $1,100! If a bunch of people donate $40 dollars right now, we can keep things going. And if you can make bigger donations, that would help immensely! Any $ will be so appreciated. (Also towels, natural dish soap, and socks)
Ways to donate are at the bottom of the message. Please call us, stick something in the mail, or donate online as soon as you can!
Some important PARC activities:
We are canvassing for Measure R, the Eureka Fair Wage Act, and it will pass in November [fairwages.org] [707-442-7465] [info@) fairwages.org];
we continue to be active as part of the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition, and the prisoner-led movement will end years of torture, end long term solitary confinement [prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com] [707-442-7465];
we continue, with Redwood Curtain CopWatch, to educate people on how to assert their rights when dealing with police, ICE, etc. and support them when the abuse and harassment occur [redwoodcurtaincopwatch.net] [copwatchrwc@) riseup.net] [707-633-4493];
we continue to run a jail support phone and offer various training and resources for people involved in political protest and direct action- including the current back-woods, groundtruthing, blockade, and tree-sit campaigns in the Mattole and Trinidad Strawberry Rock forests [saveancientforest.org], with Save the Mattole's Ancient Forest campaign [facebook.com/pages/Save-the-Mattoles-Ancient-Forest/572103586221093] & Trinidad Tree Sitters campaign [facebook.com/trinidad.treesitters] [530-999-8177] [redwoodforestdefense@) gmail.com].
and every day we provide a reliable mail address for people to receive mail; a place to 'take a load off'; a book-lending library; food; tenants rights assistance; rides for appointments, errands, camping spots, and medical emergencies; phone and computer/internet access; filtered drinking water and running water for cleaning up, shaving, etc.; tons of free educational pamphlets/zines/handbills; clothes, toothbrushes, and miscellaneous necessities; etc. etc.
PARC folks will be out at the Gazebo for Arts Alive on Saturday, August 2nd, starting about noon. We will have our portable sound system with live local music, open mic times, and information displays about Measure R (the Eureka Fair Wage Act) and the Struggle to End Long Term Solitary Confinement. We can register you to vote right there at the Fair Wage booth. You can sign up to volunteer canvass for Measure R, or do any number of helpful things. In November, you can actually vote locally for higher wages (Measure R) and for a ban on GMO's (Measure P)!!
Hope to see you soon. Please send what you can as soon as you can.
Here is a link to KMUD radio show, Radical Rap, from the other night, July 30th- brought to you by Verbena and Sarah T. of PARC: [https://app.box.com/s/70ipc4cgkpudyfl7x3b8]
To donate to PARC online, click here:
(Please also "like" and "share" our donation page on your Facebook)
Brown Berets Statewide Conference!
UPDATE: Organizer for the Conference, Ramon Cairo of the Brown Berets of Santa Rosa (Autonomous Chapter), has opened up the event to the public!
Free Nestora Salgado Rally
Thursday, August 21, 7:30am-9:30am
Mexican Consulate: 532 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA (between 1st & 2nd)
[www.freenestora.org], contact [FreeNestora.SanFrancsico@) gmail.com] [415-864-1278]
Protest the wrongful imprisonment of Nestora Salgado, a U.S./Mexican indigenous woman held in prison on trumped up charges. Salgado helped the poor in her Guerrero hometown to form a defense squad to protect themselves from narco-traffickers and their gangs. This angered corrupt politicians and mining companies who are colluding to drive the local people off their land. Nestora represents hundreds of people in self-defense groups who have been jailed for defending their communities against powerful, politically connected criminal cartels. August 21 is the one year anniversary of Nestora’s incarceration.
Sponsored by Bay Area Radical Women, Yo Soy 132, and Freedom Socialist Party.
Endorsers include American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 3299, University of California, Chiapas Support Committee, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), SF, Latin-American and Latino/a Studies Department, CCSF; Socialist Action; National Lawyers Guild and more.
Rally at Santa Rosa Plaza Apple Store
August 23rd, 12:00PM to 1:00PM
In solidarity with Apple's security guards, the North Bay Labor Council, North Bay Jobs with Justice, the California Labor Federation and SEIU-USWW are committed to supporting the Apple security guards' fight for a fair contract, and we are asking for you to join us.
Apple Store at the Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa