‘Militarization is not the answer’: Crowds gather in Oakland to celebrate end of Urban Shield

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The Stop Urban Shield Coalition organized the rally to coincide with the final scenario exercises and vendor exhibitions of Urban Shield taking place this weekend, according to Jennifer Abella, a Gabriela Oakland member and Stop Urban Shield Coalition organizer. The rally also coincided with the People’s Climate March in San Francisco this Saturday.
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City council aims for fossil fuel-free Berkeley by 2030

The two items were introduced separately, but voted on together — one that declared a climate emergency and called for a town hall to engage the community in discussion, and one that delineated goals for working towards a future where Berkeley does not rely on fossil fuels.
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