Like many others, we at Insurgent Notes have been paying a great deal of attention to the events in Ferguson, Missouri, that began with the murder of Michael Brown in August. We have been inspired by the courage, determination and endurance of the people from Ferguson, and other nearby cities, that have refused to let his murder simply pass by—in spite of the overwhelming police/military power that has confronted them.
There is a noticeable and necessary sea change in “solidarity not charity” eviction defense in San Francisco, as evidenced by the November 18, 2014, rally outside yet another endangered home, this time in Hayes Valley at 194 Gough Street. That shift isn’t accidental; it’s due, in particular, to the tenants themselves, who carefully curated their own “Save Our Homes” public plea.
This is the second statement by Copwatch Santa Ana released this month. Among other things, it explains why the group attended the October 7 city council meeting, why they did not attend the city's October 21 meeting, and their philosophy for the liberation of all people. The collective is based in Santa Ana, CA. The statement was released on October 21, 2014. Check out their first statement.