An apparently vacant home and store that burned near the MacArthur BART station in Oakland early this morning had been used by political activists for squatting, meetings and events for years, fire officials said Wednesday.
Organizers say the turnout was the highest ever, including a record number of floats, making it was the longest parade in the event’s history.
Civil rights activists and a group of surviving family members of police-related deaths are calling for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of Sonoma County for what they call “an epidemic of deadly force by police”.
The stamp with Milk’s laughing face, name and a small strip of the rainbow flag, first became available this morning at post offices throughout San Francisco and nationwide.
The call has been led by Supervisor Scott Wiener, after Russia passed a law criminalizing any activity that supports gay rights.
Two nude activists got married in front of San Francisco City Hall on Thursday and were promptly arrested and issued a citation.
A group of more than 50 activists returned Saturday to a plot of agricultural land in Albany that’s owned by the University of California at Berkeley to harvest crops.
University of California police arrested nine people Monday morning who have been trying to make sure that a piece of the school’s land in Albany is used for sustainable agriculture, a university spokesman said.
Occupy activists who broke locks and set up an encampment on University of California, Berkeley agricultural research land in Albany have refused to leave.
About 40 activists who are part of a group calling itself “Occupy the Farm” are planting 15,000 seedlings on a 10-acre plot of land in Albany that is owned by the University of California at Berkeley, a spokesman for the group said Monday.