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A day without a woman

March 16, 2017 11:48 AM
A day without a woman

East Bay women take to the streets in show of resistance against inequality “We are the power.” Met with roars of approval from a crowd of hundreds clad in red shirts and pink hats, Shannon Malloy’s rallying cry echoed across the amphitheater of Frank H. Ogawa Plaza March 8, beginning a demonstration and march celebrating International Women’s Day. Malloy, an organizer for Oakland Women’s Strike Organizing Collective, was one of many who spoke at the rally, whose themes included protection of women’s reproductive rights, denouncing the gender wage gap, and above all, unity. Malloy was followed by Tranica Cooks of […]

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Protecting Oakland’s Own

March 2, 2017 8:32 AM
Protecting Oakland’s Own

Protest brings together East Bay residents in support of immigrant communities Local organizations in support of immigration rights gathered in protest on Tuesday, Feb. 21, to demand that Alameda County Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern rescind his policy of participating in mass deportations in cooperation with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). Over 500 protesters gathered for the “Not My Sheriff! Not My President! No More Deportations! March,” which wove its way through the streets of downtown Oakland from the Federal Building to Sheriff Ahern’s Office near Lake Merritt. The peaceful protest united many local organizations that support immigrant […]

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Oakland Protests

December 4, 2014 9:43 PM
Oakland Protests

                  

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Protest over grad speaker

May 15, 2014 3:12 PM
Protest over grad speaker

Students picket faculty luncheon near Laney Bistro Students, community members, and faculty took to the Laney Quad May 1 to support immigrants’ rights and oppose the appointment of University of California (UC) President Janet Napolitano as Laney’s commencement day keynote speaker. Graduation is slated to take place May 24 at the football field. May 1, also known as May Day, has been historically known as International Workers’ Day, a holiday not wholly dissimilar from Labor Day in the U.S. Since 2006, however, immigrants rights advocates have used the holiday as a date to draw attention to their cause. Before marching […]

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