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Guelaguetza: A Commitment to Sharing and Cooperation

The authentic cultural festival, Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza in Santa Cruz, CA convened hundreds to honor the gods for sufficient rainfall and bountiful harvest. The state of Oaxaca in Mexico has a large indigenous population whose cultures remain strong on both sides of the border with celebrations like this.

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.

Amazing Photographs of Reclaiming of MLK Day

This weekend, activists across the Bay Area took part of #96hours reclaiming MLK 4 day weekend. Folks from The Black Seed collective, a black, queer liberation collective shutdown the Bay Bridge successfully in protest for what is currently happening to people of color in the Bay Area and across the country. Amazing photographer and activist, Brooke Anderson was there to capture what happened.

Photography Exhibit Entitled "Status Update" Depicts Change and Inequality in the Bay Area

The Bay Area is booming. Riding waves of tech innovation and venture capitalism, residents are speculating and accumulating faster than ever before. Yet, as some drive growth, others struggle to survive it. Anxieties about the rising costs of living abound. Rapid change can be invigorating, but it can also alienate and divide. Status Update emphasizes the perspectives of local and outside artists currently working in the region.

Renter's Organizing Workshop in San Jose's District 7

Students from DeAnza College along with the Affordable Housing Network, and part of the Silicon Valley Renter's Coalition, presented a renter’s rights organizing workshop on Saturday, Oct. 17th - educating tenants on their rights and the need for stronger protections in San Jose's Apartment Rent Ordinance in a time when a quarter of families who rent in San Jose spend more than half their income on rent.

Santa Clara County Sheriff Arrests Jail Guards for Murder of Michael Tyree

On August 27th, Michael Tyree died while in custody of the Santa Clara County Jail. On September 3rd the Sheriff arrested three correctional officers (Mathew Ferris, Jereh Lubrin, Rafeal Rodriguez) for the murder of Michael Tryee. Below is a recording of the Sheriff expelling the death caused by blunt force trauma, and the arrests of the officers. Below that are photos of a community rally that happened in front of the jail on September 4th. Marchers called for justice for Michael Tyree, an independent investigation of the jail, and for the safety of all of those currently detained. Those who wish to share information about complaints of gaurds in the Santa Clara County jail can email info@siliconvalleydebug or contact the Prison Law Office.

Postcards from Silicon Valley©

Diane Solomon gets a view that many who drive Silicon Valley may miss. Commuting on bicycle she is able to see the undeniable truth of Silicon Valley's economic divide. We are home to the nation's fifth highest homeless population, and people etch out spaces to live in the shadow of tremendous wealth.

"I Would Have Helped Your Child" -- Photos of the #JusticeforMario Rally

Two days before his 30th birthday, Mario Michael Martinez was left to die while he asked officials for help as he was having an asthma attack at Santa Rita Correctional Facility. At a recent rally and march held in Oakland, his son Mario Jr. holds a sign that reads, "I Would Have Helped Your Child".

Oakland Curfew Disappears With A Warriors Win (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Its been over 40 years since the Golden State Warriors have won a national championship, and with the recent Black Lives Matter peaceful protests and rallies for the national tragic events from senseless state violence, the mayor of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf called for a curfew...except for last night.

PHOTOS: San Jose State Students March in Support of Justice for Josiah

On May 4, 2015, the Justice for Josiah Campaign, Laurie Valdez, students from San Jose State University, and supporting community delivered demands for transparency and accountability for the death of Antonio Guzman Lopez. Antonio was killed by San Jose State police officers on February 21, 2014. Nearly 15 months later, the District Attorney has yet to complete their investigation and file charges on the officers. SJSU students marched from the site that Antonio was killed (Eighth and San Salvador), through campus, and into the Administration building and demanded to speak with the members of the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate. Laurie, her 5 year old son Josiah, and SJSU Student Leader Gary Daniels were able to deliver the demands to the surprised officials.
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