Cease and Desist: It Ends Today!

Over the last few weeks, police have murdered eight people across the country:
Mike Brown: Ferguson, MO
Ezell Ford: South Los Angeles
Eric Garner: New York
Jacorey Calhoun: Oakland
John Crawford III: Beavercreek, Ohio
Dante Parker, Victorville, CA
Omar Abrego, South Los Angeles
Unidentified woman in San Jose who had a power drill

And of course, there have been thousands and thousands more murdered Black, Brown & poor people throughout the years. Just a few:
Oscar Grant
Alan Blueford
Alex Nieto
Andy Lopez
Kimani Gray
Kendrec McDade
Amadou Diallo
Sean Bell
Ramarley Graham

On WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20th, We will take to the streets and tell the police: IT ENDS TODAY

Protesters mass mobilizing to stop the Israeli owned Zim Piraeus from docking in Oakland, August 16, 2014

Keeping apartheid at Bay

Protests by Palestine solidarity activists delayed an Israeli-owned ship from docking in the Port of Oakland on August 16 and inspired port workers to refuse to unload the ship over the coming days, in an important victory for the Palestine solidarity movement.

Thousands of protesters blocked the Zim Piraeus from unloading its cargo on August 16, 2014.

Israeli apartheid blocked at the port of Oakland

On Saturday, August 16th, thousands of Palestine solidarity activists successfully stopped the apartheid Zim Piraeus from unloading its cargo at the Port of Oakland. The mass mobilization was the 2nd such successful action in solidarity with Palestine in the last 5 years — a similar action in 2010 also stopped a Zim Lines ship from unloading its cargo at the port.


Karaoke fundraiser for Dan Siegel for Oakland

Suicide Karaoke Night! Donate to see candidate Dan Siegel and his wife Anne Weills perform the song of your choice… or avoid singing a song of your own!

Get involved with the Siegel campaign any Thursday afterwards by attending a volunteer meeting, or sign up on the website: http://siegelforoakland.org/volunteer.php


Our Walmart sick time action

Demonstrate for paid sick leave at the Oakland Walmart, in support of the Lift Up Oakland ballot measure which mandates paid sick leave for all workers.

The Meaning of Marxism, by Paul D'Amato

Meaning of Marxism, Lenin & the Revolutionary Party

We will finish this Meaning of Marxism reading group, discussing chapter 11 through the end, and the Lenin and the Revolutionary Party reading group will discuss chapters 5 and 6. We’ll start another Meaning of Marxism reading group soon, and if you’re interested in a clear, accessible introduction to Marxist ideas and the politics of the ISO, please get in touch.

We’ll also talk about plans for the fall.


Stop Israel at the Port

Stand up for Gaza and all of Palestine: Zionism isn’t welcome in our Town! Block the Israeli Zim Ship at the Port of Oakland.

UPDATE: Our organizing is working! The Zim Lines ship is delayed. Meet at 3pm, not 5am!

Saturday, August 16th, 3pm

We will gather at West Oakland BART, 1451 7th Street, at 3pm, and march to the Port.


Labor must stand for Gaza

As Israel’s war on Gaza continues, with more than 1,000 Palestinian killed already, most of them civilians, Labor for Palestine is urging labor activists and unions in the U.S. to speak out. In the statement printed below, more than 200 labor activists call on the U.S. government to cut ties with Israel–and fellow workers to take action to show their solidarity with Palestine. The statement is a response to a July 20 call from Palestinian trade unions and other organizations that states in part: “We call on the UN and governments across the world to take immediate steps to implement a comprehensive and legally  ...more


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