Includes Occupy, Black Lives Matter, peace and anti-war actions, climate justice, immigrant rights, and more.
The decades-long effort to limit logging in Northern California’s Jackson State Demonstration Forest, which contains Mendocino Woodlands, is currently facing vast areas of active and proposed new cuts.
Mendocino Woodlands is home to four Reclaiming witchcamps as well as dozens of other grassroots camps and retreats.
Photo courtesy SaveTheRedwoods.org
Rallies, festivals, and marches across the U.S. commemorate Juneteenth each year.
2020 saw particular focus on the Black Lives Matter movement. Hundreds of people – almost all wearing masks and maintaining some social distance – marched up Market Street in downtown San Francisco.
Photo by George Franklin/GroundWork.
Outstanding photos from the East Bay Times:
Oakland = Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group
SF = Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group
San Jose = Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area NewsGroup
Walnut Creek = Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group
We just posted several new issues of the original Direct Action newspapers – namesake of Luke Hauser’s novel and source of many of the stories contained therein.
Free downloads of a dozen original issues as PDFs, along with activist handbooks and a PDF of the book.
Direct action has a long and honored place in American history – from the revolution itself through abolitionists, suffragists, union organizers, civil rights advocates, feminist and gay rights activists, and on to today’s vibrant climate and social justice organizing.
Join author Luke Hauser for a profusely illustrated 25-minute journey through our past. We’ll focus especially on nonviolent organizing from 1980 to the present, with sections on the 1980s anti-nuke movement and 2011’s Occupy actions.
Originally created around 2000, the show has been updated with a revised text and many new images.
So make a big bowl of popcorn, pull up your beanbag chair, and get ready for a journey through our history!
Photo by Janet Delaney.
Oakland march to demand justice for Alan Blueford, killed by BART police in 2012. Photos by Luke Hauser/RQ.