Destroying Arnautoff Murals As Payment For “Reparations”? SFUSD Bd Votes To Paint Over Historic Murals

The San Francisco Unified School District Board on June 25 voted unanimously to paint over and destroy the famed Victor Arnautoff murals on the the life of George Washington. United Public For Workers UPWA had a press conference before the vote.

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SF Debates Removal Of Victor Arnautoff Murals At GWH

“Erasing History” SF Washington High & The Victor Arnautoff Murals

Victor Arnautoff: San Francisco’s Master Muralist of the 1930’s

When conservatives went to war over SF post office murals

These High School Murals Depict an Ugly History. Should They Go?

Murals at Washington High School Stoke Debate: Board to Decide Their Fate

Murals at Washington High School Stoke Debate: Board to Decide Their Fate

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South Africa Labour Show On Farmworkers Strike

For the past several weeks, we’ve seen a major strike by farmworkers at the Oak Valley farm in Grabouw in the Western Cape. The strike centres around demands by the workers and their union, CSAAWU for decent wages and living conditions. The union has also alleged that the farm owners are guilty of apartheid era labour practices. 

In this show we learn more about the strike and the extent to which the conditions of farmworkers have improved from the apartheid era, especially since the huge strike by farmworkers in 2013.

“Red For Ed” As Thousands Of California Teachers Rally in Sacramento For Funding & To Reform Charters

Thousands of teachers rallied in Sacramenton on May 22, 2019 to demand more funding for pubic education and to reform. Calling it “Red For Ed” the teachers talked about the crisis in the classroom and the growing siphoning off of funding from charters. The California Charter School Association CCSA also rallied their African American supporters in front of their office in Sacramento and at the rally at the state building.The president of the Sacramento Teachers Association David Fisher also discussed their contract issues and the lack of counselors and nurses in the schools.Teachers also discussed the role of co-locations and the lack of transparency by the growing number of charters.

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Whose Selling Who? The A’s Stadium & The Destruction of Howard Terminal In The Port Of Oakland 5/13/19

ILWU longshore workers, A’s supporters and President Dave Kava and other trade unonists discuss the issue of the development of a new A’s stadium on the Howard Terminal in the Port of Oakland. The Alameda Labor Council, Unite HERE 2850  and the Alameda Building Trades were supporting the stadium.

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ILWU 10 Speakers Protest John Fisher A’s Stadium On Howard Terminal At Oakland Port Commission

ILWU Local 10 members and others on 5/9/19  protested the proposed deal by the Oakland Port Commission to allow billionaire John Fisher to build an A’s stadium on Howard Terminal along with 4,000 $1 million dollar condos.The commission has been in secret meetings with Fisher who also owns the GAP corporation and runs the KIPP and Rocketship charter school chain to build the stadium. It would threaten many maritime jobs and also drive out the African American working class community in West Oakland. The mayor Libby Shaft is supporting the stadium despite community and labor opposition.

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Sara Nelson AFA CWA President At May Day Oakland Howard Terminal
On May Day 2019 international president of the Association of Flight Attendants, AFA CWA Sara Nelson attended the May Day Oakland Howard Terminal where a ballpark threatens longshore drives. She was interviewed by KPFA WorkWeek Steve Zeltzer about here participation in Oakland and the issues facing working people. She had called for a general strike against the Trump government shutdown.
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This Is Our Port-May Day 2019 Speakers At Oakland Howard Terminal
On May Day 2019 OEA Pres Keith Brown On The Stadium, Port, ILWU & Public Education
On May Day, Canadian Native American ILWU 500 Unionist Joeen Karen Speaks In Oakland For Solidarity
“It’s Insane!” ILWU Longshore Workers & Truckers Challenge Oakland A’s Billionaire Owner John Fisher’s Land Grab Of Howard Terminal
ILWU 10, May Day 2019, The A’s Port Stadium, Privatization & Gentrification In Oakland
A’s Billionaire Owner Fisher Loses Laney College Land Grab-Labor Community Speak Out
Laney Land Not For Sale! Community, Students & Faculty Rally Against A’s Land Grab Of College Land
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