UAW Becomes Largest US Union to Back Gaza Cease-Fire

United Auto Workers president Shawn Fain addresses striking autoworkers at a General Motors Service Parts Operations plant in Belleville, Michigan on September 26, 2023.  (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) “From opposing fascism in WWII to mobilizing against apartheid South Africa and the Contra war, the UAW has consistently stood… Continue reading

U.S. close to deal with Israel and Hamas to pause conflict, free some hostages

A five-day pause in fighting, monitored by aerial surveillance, could see dozens of women and children freed from captivity in Gaza, according to people familiar with the terms of an emerging agreement By Karen DeYoung Updated November 18, 2023 at 10:52 p.m. EST|Published November 18, 2023 at 8:29 p.m. EST ( Israel and Hamas are… Continue reading

Bay Area Palestinians sue Biden in federal court over Gaza ‘genocide’ claim

Bob Egelko Nov. 13, 2023 ( Palestinians and supporters of their rights sued President Joe Biden in San Francisco on Monday, accusing his administration of backing and funding genocide by Israel in Gaza. The Oct. 7 attack by Hamas, who Israel says killed 1,200 Israelis and took more than 200… Continue reading


Gaza ceasefire now: Building hope for a better future for Palestinians and Israelis, with equal rights and mutual security A call on the British Government by the Balfour Project  This cannot be allowed to continue: the civilian deaths and mass destruction of homes, hospitals and schools inflicted on Gaza over… Continue reading

Oakland Unified is considering a Gaza ceasefire resolution

Tensions are running high within OUSD. Some say taking a stand is urgent, while others worry about community members feeling alienated. by Ashley McBride Nov. 9, 2023 ( Your support is powering our newsroom! Thank you for supporting The Oaklandside and being a part of our community. The Oakland Unified School District… Continue reading

Candlelight vigil at Dolores Park calls for cease-fire in Gaza

by XUEER LU OCTOBER 17, 2023 ( Hundreds gathered at Dolores Park Tuesday evening for a candlelight vigil demanding a cease-fire in Gaza after a blast in Gaza City today at a hospital reportedly killed at least 500 people.  Palestinians, Gaza health authorities and Arab leaders said that the explosion was the result… Continue reading