CR in the News


Urban Shield gets sold to local communities as emergency preparedness, but the technology and weaponry being traded and the kinds of maneuvers they are doing are hyper-militarized and rooted in racism and fear mongering around terrorism, fueled by money from the Department of Homeland Security.

– Rachel Herzing, interview with Common Dreams


  • Urban Shield reignites militarization debate in Oakland – Al Jazeera America

  • Grassroots Resistance as ‘Police Militarization’ Expo Descends on Oakland – Common Dreams

  • Statewide rally to shut down new McFarland women’s prison – SF Bayview

  • How the US militarizes the world’s police, not just Ferguson’s – Global Post

  • Why is California trying to build more jails? – Sacramento Bee

  • Community-building with a side of gentrification: OPD at National Night Out –  Oakland Local

  • Fruitvale Community Garden allowed to remain in Oakland – San Jose Mercury News