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#Oakland, #California: Election night crime wave

Oakland. CA. On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, an unexpected crime wave spread across Oakland, a violent series of encounters that took place while thousand of liberals were glued to their screens, eager to find out which elderly, white male rapist would be coronated this January 2021. The police were prepared for riots in the case that Trump won the election, an outcome that became increasingly distant as the night dragged on. With all their resources concentrated downtown, the police were caught with their pants down when roving caravans of cars engaged in a crime-wave that spanned almost nine miles. In their desperation, the police gunned down a 20 year old father named Jonathan Torres Ramirez, a cold-blooded murder that was quickly buried under a mountain of election propaganda. Had there been thousands of people rioting downtown, this shooting could have possibly been avoided, but as it turned out, all those angry thousands were at home watching a pointless charade transpire across all levels of modern media. At the end of it all, a young man is dead, and the worst part is that few people even know it happened. Those who cannot help but remember are his family, his friends, and his community.

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Santa Cruz #California: Grad Students Prepare to Launch Full Strike Next Week

California. Following up on our previous coverage of the wildcat strike and work stoppage launched by UC Santa Cruz grad student workers, participant Cameron A. writes on the workers next move: launching a full strike this coming Monday, February 10. See below for how you can follow and support.

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Los Angeles: The Miraculous North East Militia

Just northeast of downtown Los Angeles is the neighborhood of Highland Park, currently the target of blatant gentrification. According to most people, the completion of the Metro Gold Line in 2003 was the first step in this process, although it took years to feel the effects. Few people rode the Metro into the Highland Park station and most commuters just went between downtown and the end of the line. After the economic recession hit in 2008, the gentrification of Highland Park truly began, just as it did in a dozen other major cities. With thousands losing their houses to foreclosure, greedy speculators and house flippers soon moved in to restructure the neighborhood and alter its population.

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Mattole’s Ancient Forest: 5 years of resistance

California. September 12th marked the expiration of the Long Ridge timber harvest plan (THP) in the Mattole watershed. After 5 years of fierce direct action and multiple months-long road blockades, tree-sits, and tripods to save the Mattole forest, this day conjures both somber and celebratory emotions.

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Rainbow Ridge, #CA: After 60 days in the canopy, #Rook has returned to the ground…

Message from tree sitter Rook. Rook came down but protests and acts of civil disobedience are expected to continue.

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#Mattole Forest: Office Demonstration Disrupts #Humboldt Redwood Co. Offices to Demand Safety for Treesitter

California: Forest defenders report on continuing actions to defend the ancient Mattole forest. Recently, the Humboldt Redwood Company has attempted to forcefully remove a tree sitter. 

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Conflict Intensifies in #MattoleForest as Tree Sit is Erected and Elders Are Arrested

Petrolia, CA (June 10, 2019) — For over 24 hours, security guards working for Humboldt Redwood Company (HRC) have camped under an old-growth tree threatened with imminent destruction. 

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Mattole Alert: Forest Defenders Head to the Woods and Lost Coast League Cries Foul As Humb in #California

California: Logging Crews and Security Showed up in a Contested Logging plan in the Mattole Forest, Ready to Cut in Legacy Forest and Threatened Habitat.

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Palo Alto, #California: Protest on the Peninsula – Condemning violence against #MigrantCaravan

On November 25 asylum seekers [We would not call people asylum seekers, its a word invented by conservatives to dehumanize people, EIE] including children and toddlers were attacked with tear gas. In Palo Alto, California, people responded immediately. 

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