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Inmates in Santa Clara County Jails Start Hunger Strike to Protest Solitary Confinement

Inmates in the Santa Clara County Jails who are part of the Prisoners’ Human Rights Movement sent a letter to Sheriff Laurie Smith with a list of demands and a notice that in October the inmates will initiate a hunger strike to continue their “peaceful protest to end this torturous practice of Solitary Confinement and inhumane treatment until there is tangible and meaningful change for all prisoners – most whom are unconvicted pretrial detainees…” they stated.

I'm a U.S. Air Force Veteran and an Oakland Raider Fan Who Stands with Kaepernick

A Raider fan and US Air Force veteran writes about supporting Kaepernick something bigger than football: Human Rights.

POP-UP Editorial: The Oracles

In honor of International Day of Peace, Silicon Valley De-Bug shares a POP-UP Editorial of "The Oracles," an art and healing installation featuring tarot, palm readings, and audience participation.

Self-Renewal Contributes to Our Collective Peace

This Week in Peace chronicles the exciting adventure’s of San Jose’s own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, the column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. In this edition, on the International Day of Peace Khalilah reflects on the season of slowing down, taking comfort and caring for ourselves. Starting Oct. 7th she'll start weekly Dance of Peace classes.

Dear Gentrifier, From East Palo Alto Youth

In letters and poetry, East Palo Alto youth write to their new neighbors about the folks they pass by as they drive by in their new cars and describe who used to live in the homes they now live in. The group from Youth United for Community Action describe the changes their community is undergoing as long time residents are pushed out by wealthier residents who can afford higher rents.

Q&A: Dorsey Nunn on the Growing Power Base of the Formerly Incarcerated

Editor’s Note: The first national conference of the Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People and Families Movement was held in Oakland, Calif. on Sept 9-10. The movement works for the full restoration of civil and human rights for those who have been convicted by the criminal justice system. Dr. Joseph Marshall, host of Street Soldiers on 106 KMEL radio, recently welcomed conference organizer Dorsey Nunn, executive director of All of Us or None, to discuss the conference, his work on the Ban the Box campaign and the need to include the voices of the formerly incarcerated in the national conversation about ending mass incarceration.

Arrested for Registering People to Vote on the East Side?

A week ago in East Side San Jose's Target shopping center, Salvador “Chava” Bustamante, a community organizer for L.U.N.A. (Latinos United for a New America); was arrested for registering Latinos to vote. Jose Valle writes on why Target, whose building has an Aztec Calendar showing solidarity to Latinos should see the connection in that with Latino's doing something positive and registering the community to vote.

Japanese Artist "Night The Funksta" talks 80's Chicano Culture's Spread to Japan

Founding member Homeboy Mad of Souleros Ball, a Chican@ event in the Bay Area for the lowrider and old school Chican@ enthusiasts, interviews Japonero artist "Night Tha Funksta" whose art is inspired by 80's Chican@. This story was first published in the Teen Angels issue #234.

Photos: San Jose in Solidarity with Standing Rock

On Tuesday, rallies were held across the country to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock, where more than 100 tribes and supporters are fighting the Dakota Access pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe's reservation is south of what would be the oil pipeline's path and the pipeline is an environmental and cultural threat.

Don’t Offer Photographers ‘Exposure’ Instead of Pay

Brooke Anderson, photographer activist writes about, when asked to work for free or cheap, negotiate up or turn the gig down.
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