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Bay Area ICE Raids

January 23, 2018

The Trump administration has promised ICE raids in the Bay Area in the near future. While we can’t be sure they will happen, immigrant justice organizations and their allies are preparing rapid response systems to defend immigrant communities if they do. Below are some immediate steps you can take to get plugged in to rapid […]

J20, “Black Identity Extremists,” and Resisting State Repression

December 12, 2017

This year has been one of “shock and awe” – as people here and around the world push back against the growing power of the Right and white nationalists who are determined to turn back every advance made in the struggle for a more just world.  We continue to see so many powerful examples of […]

#MeToo, and Who Gets Left Out

November 30, 2017

Like most women, trans men and gender nonconforming people living under patriarchy, I have stories I can tell you, about harassment, assault, rape.  Usually I don’t tell those stories, but I’m not afraid to let you know I have them.  When the #MeToo hashtag, originated in 2006 by  Tarana Burke, resurged following the disclosures of […]

9 actions and resources for thanksgiving

November 23, 2017

Today as many people around the country are gathering and sharing food, many more are also talking about the origins and mythology of thanksgiving, a feel-good story of settler benevolence designed to obscure the real history of land theft and genocide.  More than any other time, except perhaps during the 1970’s and the height of […]

From Disaster to Determination: Grassroots responses to climate crises from Puerto Rico to the North Bay

November 2, 2017

Environmental and climate justice organizers have warned us for years that poor communities of color will continue to be impacted “first and worst” by climate change. How do we change this? How do we overcome the the racism, colonialism, and economic exploitation that is built into disaster response? Please join us to hear speakers who […]

69 Year Old Black Panther Beaten in Prison

September 17, 2017

“Before and during these 43 years in prison, I’ve lived according to my beliefs, fought for my self-respect, my community, and for social justice; along the way I’ve helped people where I could and have striven to make myself a better human being.  I’ve kept faith with the belief that we humans are responsible for […]

Trump Just Ended DACA Take Action Now

September 5, 2017

Trump just ended the DACA program. With this one action he is putting hundreds of thousands of young adults who were brought to the US as children, at risk of deportation. This is possibly the most consequential decision he will make on immigration in his first year in office. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, […]

Protest Urban Shield on Friday, September 8th

August 31, 2017

Protest Urban Shield Friday, September 8th  Stop the war on communities of color!  Just this week Trump lifted an Obama Administration limit on the transfer of military weapons to police departments. This gives police easier access to grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons, bayonets, even armed aircraft. This is a terrifying move. Here is something we can […]

What really happened in the Bay Area this weekend

August 29, 2017

This weekend’s protests were a stunning display of unity against white supremacy and fascism. It’s difficult to explain the power of a multiracial group of thousands of people from different political and spiritual traditions coming together to seize public space away from people with an agenda that can only be described as genocidal. Here is […]

Responding to white nationalist rallies

August 22, 2017

Here are some things we know after Charlottesville. The overt and violent white supremacy of Unite the Right rally and other white nationalist rallies is terrifying. And this kind of violence, this form of white supremacy, has been a part of this country since its beginning. From the brutality of chattel slavery that existed in […]