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Category: Community

Hiero Day 2013 - Oakland, CA

Hiero Day 2013 was a huge success, not only for the city of Oakland, but for the Bay Area as a whole. Sv De-Bug was present at the second annual Hiero Day and was delighted to see so much positivity and love in a city that has an image of danger.

Echoes of ‘60s March: Sixties-Style Civil Disobedience Drives New Era of Activism

"The most captivating activists of today are not looking at the ‘60s as a history book, they are looking at it as a playbook."

Second Hand Hustlin' in Silicon Valley

With unemployment checks running out, jobs running scarce, flipping garage sale and flea market finds has become a growth industry.

Your Beach Ain't Safe -- The Truth Behind California's Sands and Waters

Everyone knows that beach pollution exists. Everyone agrees that it is bad. But does it stop anyone from going to the beach? When questioned as to whether or not they checked beach grades before going, beachgoers at Seacliff and Rio Del Mar in Santa Cruz County uniformly responded with an unashamed “no.”

Palo Alto to Decide Whether Sleeping in Car Should Result in Jail Sentence

On Monday August 5th, Palo Alto City Council will vote on the controversial "anti-vehicle dweller ordinance," an effort many say criminalizes homelessness. Commentator Aram James is part of a larger effort to stop the ban, and says the ordinance contradicts the history of civil rights values that have been espoused by elected officials. A version of this article originally ran in the Daily Post.

Hip Hop for Justice 2

Hip Hop Artists and Social Justice Advocates Unite to Provide Performances // Resources for San Jose Youth.

Oakland Natives Welcome Auckland Natives To Their Homeland

It was a packed house earlier this week at the Intertribal Friendship House when Maori group, Te Whaka Huia made their way from Auckland, New Zealand to Oakland, Bay Area and were greeted with a ceremonial welcoming from the Ohlone Bay Area Natives.

To Whom It May Concern: Community Forum on Policy to Restrict Mail to Jails

Recently, Santa Clara County jail officials proposed a policy to stop inmates from receiving letters. A wide cross-section of county residents – families of the incarcerated, the formerly incarcerated, faith leaders, re-entry service providers, civil rights and legal advocates – met with the officials to share their perspectives as to why letters are critical to maintain for inmates, their loved ones, and the community as a whole.

Raj Jayadev Interview on KPFA: Policing in San Jose//Transforming the Courts//Challenging Inequity in Silicon Valley

Thanks to KPFA for interviewing Raj Jayadev for their Morning Show to share De-Bug’s perspective on public safety, the power of personal stories, and how communities can challenge the courts,police misconduct, and the growing inequities of Silicon Valley.

Rescuing My Deported Aunt from a Hole in the Tijuana Canals

When he saw her profiled on a Spanish news special on ñongos -- underground encampments of the deported and homeless built in the canals of the US and Mexico border -- he knew he had to go save her. The family packed in the Ford Flex, drove down to the border, and pulled her out of a hole in the ground -- literally.
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