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Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and San Jose: The Bay Area Reacts To Ongoing Police Violence

Within the past couple of days there has been an uproar of police violence and lives lost, from Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, Fullerton, and sadly right in our city of San Jose. Here are some photos from this week of folks showing up for justice for those who've lost their lives.

Santa Clara Community Breaks Up With ICE, and Takes Over the Board of Supervisors Meeting

On August 25th, 2015 immigrant rights advocates that make up the FIRE Coalition (including organizations such as SIREN, Sacred Heart, PACT, Asian Law Alliance, Justice for Palestinians, De-Bug) held a "mock marriage and break-up" between Santa Clara County and ICE. The group then marched into the County Board of Supervisors meeting, took it over, and shut it down. The action was part of the coalition's on going work to maintain the current county policy which ensures the jails will not respond to ICE's detainer or notification requests. The policy is a national model, yet is currently being threatened due to reactionary politics and opportunism. Please do reach out to any of the groups in FIRE to join the campaign to protect immigrants rights and public safety in Santa Clara County.

Californication Gets Remade With San Jo Flavor

Check out San Jose emcee Cola as he drops his new single that riffs from that memorable West Coast classic by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Moments from May Day Around California You May Have Missed

From Santa Rosa to San Jose, Oakland Ports to San Francisco and Los Angeles a group of activist photographers hit the streets to take photos as communities marched for International Workers Day, with signs of different issues from police violence, raising the wage and climate change.

DLabrie Exclusive Interview: Making of Psychotic Thriller Video “Maniac”

SV De-Bug got into the holiday spirit, by obtaining an exclusive interview with Oakland MC (who also considers San Jose home) about his spooky music video "Maniac." which touches on Stalking, Sexual Harassment & Abuse.

Antique Naked Soul: Soul Music Is Alive and Well Chillin' In Oakland

A band that makes the Bay Area and all the great Soul music legends that ever lived proud, "Antique Naked Soul". Antique Naked Soul is an Oakland based independent beat-boxing band featuring singer/songwriter Antique, renown beat-boxer Tommy “Soulati” Shepherd and two singers Jayme Brown and N’gala McCoy.

San Jose Community Challenges City Policy to Ban Assistance to Homeless

Faith based organizations, students, and service providers have issued the following statement regarded a proposed policy that would criminalize assistance to the homeless. A petition has been started against this proposal that can be signed online here. 

VIDEO: Postal Workers Protest the Privatization of Mail

Members of the U.S. postal service protest against the privatization of mail through Staples. This would leave thousands of US mail branch employees unemployed, and U.S. mail in the hands of non-union Staples employees. What is being asked is for Staples to hire the USPS Union employees as either managers of the Staples postal branches, to manage and train the Staples employees, or to be hired to work inside the Staples postal branches.

High School Students Organize to Support San Jose's Homeless

Here is a photo re-cap of the Free Market that took place on December 20th, 2013 organized by the 180 Degrees class from Yerba Buena High School. The event started two weeks prior with students organizing via Facebook, collecting donations, and community outreach with fliers. The photos are when we distributed what we collected at "the jungle" the biggest homeless encampment in the nation. As a class we have overcome a lot, last year we had bad grades, multiple absences, and a high amount of discipline issues. This year we’ve decided to start changing our lives and this project was a part of our process of changing.

Hip Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) Presents: Street Games Vol. 1

Street Games Vol. 1 mixtape will highlight the connections between music, chess and martial arts and their connections to unity, strategy and nonviolence. It is 100% curse free which making it an ideal teaching tool for urban education programs. Hosted by DJ ROB FLOW and A-Plus of Hieroglyphics.
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