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.Continue reading Mattole Alert: Forest Defenders Head to the Woods and Lost Coast League Cries Foul As Humb in #California
On November 16, Forest Defenders in Humboldt County took to the trees on forestland owned by Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), California’s most massive clear cutter and largest landowner. They are defending old growth and mature trees on a timber plan very close to where they have been defending forests on Humboldt Redwood Company land. The site is deep in the forest, and the activists are risking arrest to call attention to corporate logging of large, fire-resistant trees, damage to water quality, and other destructive environmental impacts.
Prisoners in at least 17 states are coordinating sit-ins, hunger strikes, work stoppages and commissary boycotts from August 21 through September 9 — the 47th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising. Prisoners first called for the strike in April, after a bloody altercation broke out at the Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina, leaving seven prisoners dead and 17 others seriously injured.
Drop the charges against the Sacramento 3: Yvette Felarca, Mike Williams, and Porfirio Paz . Some of the very people who were stabbed and bludgeoned by the white supremacists are now facing prosecution. None of the fascists who stabbed people was arrested. Stop the collusion by the California highway patrol and the Sacramento district Attorney with white supremacists.
On July 2, a Block ICE demonstration in front of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services building in San Francisco became a round-the-clock occupation when tents went up in front of the vehicular gate. For nearly a week, the building was unable to physically process immigrants for deportation from Northern California… until SFPD raided the encampment and arrested 39 occupiers in the dead of night on July 9.
The systemic violence encountered throughout the migrant route in Mexico is exacerbated by anti-immigrant enforcement policies backed by the U.S. government, fueled by the Mérida Initiative, and paid for by the people of the U.S. and Mexico.
Black Lives Matter Sacramento is working with The Anti Police Terror Project & The Justice Network for a DAY OF ACTION! (The original sentence was “National Day of Action”. (We edited this sentence because we don’ t support nations and don’t see the point of restricting ourselves to actions in one particular territory, EiE)
A protester at a Stephon Clark vigil last night (March 31) was hit by a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department vehicle.
Last week we reported about the police murdering Stephon (or Stephen) Clark. The protests against this police killing aven’t stopped. Tomorrow there will be a vigil in Sacramento. Update: tonight (March 30) there will also be a protest for Stephon Clark in Sacramento. People will meet at Sacramento city hall at 20:00 PDT
Community members in Sacramento took to the streets and blocked Interstate 5 on March 22 to demand justice for Stephon Clark, the 23 year old black man who was killed by police. Clark was unarmed when Sacramento police officers Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet shot him 20 times.