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.
UN Warns 20 Million At Risk of Starvation Across East Africa, Yemen
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.
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.
Codepink Activist, Desiree Farooz Who Laughed During Sessions Confirmation Convicted, Oakland Protesters Respond
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.
Berkeley City Council Moves to Address Homelessness, but Fails to End Police Raids
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.