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The latest from San Francisco Bay View.

Solidarity and love for one’s neighbors defeat the blockade’s barriers

The United States has not been able to control COVID-19. The Donald Trump administration did not react in time, played down the reality, and as a result tens of thousands of people have died. Yet the government finds time to attack Cuba.

Davey D talks about communities most affected by Trump’s plans to resume the federal...

Trump’s interest in reinstating the death penalty is a tool to continue to oppress marginalized communities, including advocating using the death penalty against drug dealers.

Brazil-Unreported: Rio police kill 434 people in first 3 months of 2019

Data show that 434 people died from police confrontations during the first three months of 2019. It’s the highest number of deaths resulting from police interventions in the past 20 years.

“5 Li’l Joyous Minutes” with Marielle Franco [English and Spanish translation]

Marielle Franco, daughter, mother, black activist, LGBTQ activist, human rights defender and former Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, speaks. This month (March 14) marks the 1-year anniversary of her unsolved assassination. Let's look back at some of what she had to say, lesser the commentary and input from pundits.

We need each other

This pandemic should finally show us all that women deserve equal pay, as they are the main ones on the front lines. This pandemic should show us that our elderly should have better protection, not just from the government, but from the community and especially families. Our children deserve better protection. We are all paying a price for not valuing ALL human life.

Marielle Franco speaks about her background & political perspective (2017) [English translation]

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UN holds racism hearings in US

What’s different is you’re going to hear the voices of the people. You don’t usually hear the voice of the people.

Why privatize the Shipyard?

I say stop the privatization of the Hunters Point Shipyard before we have more corruption to clean up than toxics.

Israeli political cops beat prize-winning Gazan journalist

“His homeland, Gaza, is surrounded, starved, attacked, forgotten. He is a profoundly humane witness to one of the great injustices of our time. He is the voice of the voiceless.”

Tortured Sudanese journalist Sami Al-Hajj released after 7 years in Guantanamo

Sami Al-Hajj was released after spending more than seven years in U.S. custody. He was released without ever being prosecuted.

Viequenses support Barack Obama

Vieques is an exquisite white-sand-trimmed island, a jewel in the blue Caribbean, where the 10,000 Viequenses fight valiantly for cleanup of massive contamination left by the U.S. Navy.

Haitians demand food

Supposedly, the UN occupation and the 2006 election had allowed Haitians to forget that its democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, had been overthrown in a violent coup. The massive protest over food prices has shattered this facade.

West Coast ports shut on May Day

In San Francisco, more than a thousand people marched from Local 10’s union hall, led by the Local 10 Drill Team, along the Embarcadero where the 1934 Big Strike took place.

Cuba: If change is in the air, does prosperity lie ahead?

35 percent of the National Assembly members are Black, up from 33 percent in 2003 and 28 percent in 1998. Forty-three percent of the National Assembly members are women, making Cuba one of the worlds’ leaders in the percentage of women in representative government.

US Navy aims its big guns at Latin America

While Washington assures that its sole interest in the region is combating “new threats” – terrorism, drug trafficking and the Maras gangs of Central America – Latin American people often see it as the pursuit of “imperialist” interests dictated by energy needs.