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Freedom Center students speak on the importance
of voting at Joyce Gordon Gallery on Sunday. (L to R):
Maira Perez, Andres Bustamante, Layda Carillo, David Gaines and Woungmit Lepcha.

Black Women Stirring the Waters Discuss November Elections With Freedom Center Youth

This past weekend, Black Women Stirring the Waters hosted students of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Center for a community discussion on voting in the November elections at Joyce Gordon Gallery on 14th street [...]
Councilmember at-large Rebecca Kaplan stands in solidarity at a No DAPL rally in Frank Ogawa plaza.

Oaklanders Back Native American Activists at Standing Rock City Council unanimously supports activists fghting North Dakota oil pipeline

When Oakland resident Rosa Aqeel first heard about protests over an oil pipeline under construction in North Dakota, she immediately felt compelled to show her support.
Carroll Fife (right) with journalist Amy Goodman (center) and Bernie Sanders delegate Solana Patterson Ramos in Philadelphia.

Oakland Activist Carroll Fife Reflects on Her Experience at Democratic National Convention

Now that the dust and balloons from the Democratic National Convention (DNC) have settled, local activist Carroll Fife, who attended the four-day gathering as a Bernie Sanders representative on the DNC Platform Committee, is back [...]
Cruz Hernández y Pabla Lobos se sientan en su casa en Oakland, sosteniendo fotos de sus hijos en El Salvador. Todavía están en el proceso de reasentamiento de sus hijos a través del Comité Internacional de Rescate. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

Programa de Inmigración permite a las familias de América Central traer a los menores en peligro a los EE.UU. International Rescue Committee da a las familias la oportunidad de reunirse a través de las fronteras

Cruz Hernández y su esposa Pabla Lobos no han visto a sus hijos desde que la pareja salió de El Salvador hace 16 años y se establecieron en Oakland.
Cruz Hernandez and Pabla Lobos sit in their home in Oakland, holding up photos of their sons in El Salvador. They are still in the process of resettling their sons through the International Rescue Committee. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Immigration Program Allows Central American Families to Bring Minors in Danger to the U.S. International Rescue Committee gives families the chance to reunite across borders

Cruz Hernandez and his wife Pabla Lobos haven’t seen their sons since the couple left El Salvador 16 years ago and resettled in Oakland.   “The truth is it’s really hard,” said Hernandez in an [...]
Carroll Fife

Oakland Activist Seeks Funding to Join Democratic Party Platform Committee in Philadelphia

Activist Carroll Fife recently received a message with some unexpected, exciting news.   “I got a text last week saying ‘congratulations,’” said Fife. “It had my name on a paper that said ‘Clinton and Sanders’ [...]
(L to R): Sandré Swanson, Barbara Lee and Nate Miley

Nate Miley Wins Reelection; Swanson Will Face Skinner in November Election

In the battle for the open 9th district seat in the State Senate, Democrats Sandré Swanson and Nancy Skinner will face a rematch in November. Skinner won 47 percent of the vote while Swanson received [...]