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We Are Hungry For Justice! #TheFriscoFive

Alex Nieto's life was taken when a newcomer to San Francisco felt threatened by his presence. It was the SFPD who, because of this newcomer's feelings of being threatened, took Alex Nieto's life. The Frisco Five is the response to the mortal danger gentrification has had on the lives of the people of San Francisco. Five San Francisco raised activists are placing their health and lives at risk, demanding Mayor Ed Lee fire Police Chief Greg Suhr. The police department has shown through the encounters with Alex Nieto and the countless others whose lives have been taken, that SF natives have are risking a great deal in their search for justice.

The Collaborative: A Memphis Model on How to Mobilize Thousands Of Voters Under 35

In a recent trip to Memphis, we met organizers who have started a collaborative effort to uplift the political power of millennials for the 2016 election. Though local in its approach, the model has national implications. The author, and Collaborator co-founder, writes that the political expressions of her generation haven't gone away, it just "looks different."

San Jose May Day Photos

This 1st of May marked the 10 years from the massive protests the country saw after the House of Representatives passed The Border Protection, Anti-terrorism, and Illegal immigration Control Act in 2005 to criminalize undocumented persons. About 800 people took to the streets in San Jose for the now traditional peaceful and celebratory march from East San Jose to City Hall downtown.

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Civil Disobedience in Silicon Valley

Last week, hundreds of community members rallied and marched outside of Intel in Santa Clara to support cafeteria workers in their fight to unionize and bring the message that Silicon Valley should be a place where everyone can thrive.

Dancing for Peace In Sin City

This Week in Peace chronicles the exciting adventures of San Jose's own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. This week the Dance of Peace traveled to Las Vegas for family fun and proved that Dancing for Peace can be opportune anywhere.

I Don't See My Parents Because They Are Working To Pay Rent

A local Lincoln High School Student shares her family's struggles renting in San Jose, reflecting the larger picture of what families pay not only in money, but in valuable time missed with family to afford to call San Jose home.

VIDEO & PHOTOS: San Jose Says They Want Rent Control

Tomorrow the City Council will decide whether to value its overburdened tenants by increasing protections for renters, including reducing the 8 percent maximum rent increases allowed under San Jose's 35-year-old rent control ordinance.The decision is vital to families who will not be able to survive in the city that they were raised in. "Tents should be for camping, not living," read the signs on tents that were at San Jose's City Hall Plaza during last Wednesday's action to tell City Council that its community want rent control.

Rent Control Vote is Ultimately About Racism and Inequality

San Jose's upcoming vote on rent control carries with it the possibilities of a future San Jose, writes Shaunn Cartwright. The process to consider revising San Jose's existing apartment rental ordinance has revealed a deep line in the sand between property owners and tenants, one that the council has the power to deepen or close next Tuesday April 19.

We are San Jose and We Deserve Real Rent Control

Next Tuesday the San Jose city council will decide on strengthening protections for renters, including the annual allowable increase for rent controlled buildings. Hear from renters who have faced eviction, some living in unsafe conditions and on top of that still given unchecked rent increases that far exceed any wage increases.

Peace Within Allows Us to Offer More of Ourselves

This Week in Peace chronicles the exciting adventures of San Jose's own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, the column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. This week the Dance of Peace encourages us to bring peace from our inner world.
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