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28 Arrested at Good Friday Anti-Nuclear Protest at Lawrence Livermore Lab

April 16, 2017

Twenty eight people were arrested outside the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, CA as part of an annual demonstration to protest the facility's active development of nuclear weapons systems and technology.

•  Tri-Valley CARES
• Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Doomsday Clock

 

 

UN Warns 20 Million At Risk of Starvation Across East Africa, Yemen

June 2017

UN officials warned 20 million people are at risk of starvation in what is being called a hunger catastrophe across South Sudan, Somalia, northeastern Nigeria, and Yemen. The UN says the only solution is a political one: food and medical supplies are running out, UN humanitarian programs and personnel are in place, but overwhelmed, and the need requires massive investments by the international community.

UN News Centre on famine
• UN Famine Relief is Billions Short

 

Protesters Blockade Montclair Home of Contractor Bidding on Trump's Wall

July 19, 2017

Bay Area Activists claim a victory on Wednesday after a local contractor agreed to reject all projects associated with building Trump's border wall. Public records on FedBizOpps.gov showed CPM Logistics, a Bay Area contractor and construction management company had submitted bids to contract with the Department of Homeland Security, So activists gathered early at the President's home in the East Bay suburb of Montclair to protest.

Bay Resistance
 

 

Codepink Activist, Desiree Farooz Who Laughed During Sessions Confirmation Convicted, Oakland Protesters Respond

May 2017

A spontaneous laugh in the January congressional hearing to confirm Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General turned into a criminal conviction for disorderly conduct for Desiree Farooz, a peace activist with Codepink. On Wednesday, a jury in the District of Colombia convicted her and two others, who were dressed in KKK robes and cone hats, and they could face up for a year in prison, a $2000 fine, or both. Oakland Codepink activists responded.

CODEPINK SF Bay Area
Moment Activist Desiree Farooz laughs during Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing via Slate

Berkeley City Council Moves to Address Homelessness, but Fails to End Police Raids

January 2017

The Berkeley City Council voted to adopt emergency measures to address a homeless shelter crisis. The new measures establish an ad hoc subcommittee to explore solutions like possible locations for permitted camping, and short term navigation centers for the homeless. Many community members were angered throughout the nearly five hour council meeting on Tuesday night, arguing city leaders did not go far enough - to impose a moratorium and stop the police evictions of homeless encampments.

 

Hertz Car Shuttlers Fight Layoffs at SFO Airport

October 31, 2016

More than 150 Hertz car shuttlers at SFO Airport are fighting layoffs and labor violations by the rental car company. The majority in the low paying job, which shuttles cars around the rental area, are immigrant workers and some have worked for the company for over 20 years. SF Supervisors Jane Kim and John Avalos joined more than 50 demonstrators with the Dignity for Hertz Car Shuttlers Coalition at a rally at Hertz SFO office to demand they rescind the planned layoffs next week.