ONE OF THE FATHERS OF THE 43 MISSING STUDENTS WILL GO ON A HUNGER STRIKE THIS CHRISTMAS FOR 48 HOURS TO DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE RETURN OF ALL THEM.

Antonio Tizapa is the father of Jorge Antonio Tizapa Legideño one of the 43 students that disappeared while being in the Police’s custody on September 26th, 2014 in Iguala, Mexico. While the holiday season is always painful for many immigrants who fear for their families in Mexico, this year is particularly difficult to Antonio Tizapa who has been looking for his son for more than a year, and for the hundred of thousands of victims of the ongoing violence in Mexico. Continue reading

Occupy Sonoma Cnty Presents​ Body Oppression Teach-In

Occupy Sonoma County presents a Body Oppression Teach-in with Laurie Toby Edison, photographer, and Debbie Notkin (from Occupy Oakland and Strike Debt Bay Area). Laurie and Debbie have collaborated on Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes, with Laurie’s photog​r​aphs and Debbie’s text, on Familiar Men: A Book of Male Nudes, with Laurie’s photographs, and text by Debbie and others, and on Women of Japan, a photographic suite focusing on beauty and identity of women of various ethnicities who live in Japan. Continue reading

One Minute of White Supremacy: The Ferguson Transcripts and the Murder of Michael Brown

A majority African-American city is ruled by a white minority, funded by fines and other charges levied on the majority by the police. Unsurprisingly, then, this system is enforced by casual violence that has now been found legal, even when it results in death. The grand jury’s refusal to indict makes this system visible. Continue reading

Strategic Success in Oakland

What I see is a MASSIVE, well-equipped, aggressive police force showing en masse anytime a freeway is approached, a large portion of the march keeping them on guard, as an even larger portion of marchers outflank police and pour over indefensible barriers and scramble over 7-8 ft walls to the freeway. Walls and barriers these cops cant follow us over due to being decked out like robocop. Continue reading