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Oakland International Working Women’s Day takes to the streets

first_imgOaklandOakland, Calif.Nearly 500 people rallied at Fruitvale Plaza in East Oakland and marched through nearby neighborhoods on March 8 to commemorate International Working Women’s Day. The sponsoring coalition, led by Gabriela, a progressive Filipino women’s organization, called upon women to “take the streets and rise up to demand an end to gender-based violence against women and TGNC (transgender and gender-nonconforming) communities, to resist militarization and displacement, and to unite for self-determination. Join us as we collectively protest, singing ‘Un Violador en tu Camino’ (a song sung by women in Chile protesting government-sanctioned violence against women).”  (See IWWD 2020 Facebook page.)Speakers included many women from local Bay Area communities fighting violence against women, including representatives from the Anti-Police Terror Project, Youth vs. the Apocalypse, Black Organizing Project, Mujeres Unidas Activas and the Palestinian Youth Movement. A group of sex workers from St. James Infirmary, including many transwomen, spoke out against the violence facing them at the U.S.-Mexican border, in their native countries to the South and in the U.S.The day, which began with Aztec dancers, ended with Zumba organized by Latinx women and open to all who wanted to participate. The entire day was filled with moving testimony from Indigenous women from all around the world fighting U.S. militarism and oppression. Cat Brooks, cofounder of APTP, summed up the spirit of the day when she said, “We are winning. It doesn’t feel like it. It doesn’t look like it. But I promise you the reason why white supremacy is raging  . . . the reason why everything is in chaos is because they know we are coming for them.” — Report and photo by Judy GreenspanFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Contract extension to keep LeBron James with the Lakers

first_img Written by Beau Lund December 2, 2020 /Sports News – National Contract extension to keep LeBron James with the Lakerscenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDouglas P. DeFelice/Getty ImagesBy CARMEN COX, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — NBA star LeBron James is staying with the Los Angeles Lakers.Under a new deal worth $85 million, James has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the team into 2023, his agent, Rich Paul, told multiple news outlets Wednesday. James, who will be 36 this month, has won four NBA championships. This year, he led the Lakers to his fourth title when the Lakers beat the Miami heat in six games. James also took home his third NBA Finals MVP award in 2020, becoming the first player to achieve the distinction with three different franchises, according to ESPN.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Munster in European action this evening.

first_imgAfter a 7-point defeat to Clermont last week, Anthony Foley’s side visit the Stade Marcel Michelin this afternoon. Foley says last week’s defeat proved they need to be better in possession off the set piece this time around.Kick-off for Munster versus Clermont is at quarter past three.  With Ulster will take on Scarlets at quarter past five. Meanwhile…Leinster have put last week’s disappointment at the Stoop behind them.They beat Harlequins 14 – 13 at the Aviva last night.The victory came courtesy of a try by Isaac Boss and three penalties from Ian Madigan.last_img read more