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Residents Say City Must Keep an Eye on Police Surveillance

Oakland residents are strongly advocating for a citywide privacy policy that would monitor the use of a surveillance system used to collect and monitor data, respond to emergencies and crime in the City of Oakland, [...]
Jesse Jackson met with young musicians during his visit Wednesday to Oakland Technical High School.

Jesse Jackson Visits Oakland Technical High School, Promotes Silicon Valley Diversity

Rev. Jesse Jackson visited Oakland Technical High School this week to continue his advocacy for increased technology instruction in American schools and greater representation of women, minorities, and low-income students in the fields of computer [...]
Jonathan Brumfield speaks at the SF State Commencement at AT&T Park May 22.

Jonathan Brumfield Speaks at SF State Commencement

Jonathan Brumfield, an Oakland artist and educator, spoke on behalf of graduate students at San Francisco State University’s Commencement on Friday, May 22.   Brumfield acknowledged the students whose protests in the late 1960s resulted [...]
BottleRock festival

BottleRock Festival Returns to Solano County

Solano County will be rocking for three days this weekend when the annual BottleRock festival returns.   BottleRock is a three-day, delicacy-fueled foray into the absolute best music, wine, food and beer the world has [...]
Mumia on December 18, 2014 with (from left) Heidi Boghosian, Keith Cook and Johanna Fernandez.

A Slow Death for Mumia Abu-Jamal and Thousands of Prisoners in America

Published in The Huffington Post   By Heidi Boghosian, New York City Attorney, and Johanna Fernandez, professor of History at Baruch College (CUNY)   What does it mean for hundreds of thousands of prisoners in [...]