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Wed May 17 2017 (Updated 05/19/17)The Poverty, Politics and Profit of Section 8 Housing
Wed May 17 2017 (Updated 05/19/17)Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available
More than 2 million families now use Section 8 vouchers to keep from becoming homeless. It's the government's largest program to help low-income families pay their rent. However Section 8 housing proposals face stiff opposition in cities across the US, including the McKinney and Frisco suburbs of Dallas, Texas. Nicole Humphrey, an opponent, proclaimed, "In this neighborhood, most of us are stay-at-home moms with young kids. The lifestyle that goes with Section 8 is usually working, single moms or people who are struggling to keep their heads above water. It's just not people who are the same class as us."
Wed Apr 26 2017 (Updated 05/01/17)Shut It Down May 1st: Respect Our Humanity
Wed Apr 26 2017 (Updated 05/01/17)International Workers' Day Marches and Strikes in Northern California
Oakland Sin Fronteras writes: International Workers' Day has been a time to uplift the struggles, honor the sacrifices, and celebrate the triumphs of working people across the world. As we stand on Ohlone Indigenous land this May 1st, we march in celebration and in resistance, and in solidarity with working people across all borders, to continue the historic struggle against economic and social inequity. With a Trump administration in power, a rising fascist tendency, and growing economic and political oppression of people everywhere, this May Day we march in the spirit of organizing and defending our communities from state violence and capitalist exploitation, and toward liberation and self-determination.
Mon Apr 24 2017 (Updated 04/26/17)Free Speech Radio News to Shut Down
Mon Apr 24 2017 (Updated 04/26/17)Free Speech Radio News Going Silent After 17 Years of Movement Reporting
Long a go-to news source for community and independent radio stations across the country, Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) will permanently shut down at the end of April. For seventeen years, FSRN has broadcast stories documenting repression and corruption while highlighting the individuals, campaigns and movements working to bring about a more just and equitable society. Paul Riismandel writes: The loss of FSRN is truly tragic. FSRN has been dedicated to truly grassroots reporting that emphasizes local voices on the ground, with a focus on social justice.
Thu Apr 13 2017 (Updated 04/15/17)Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Recognizes Staff Union
Thu Apr 13 2017 (Updated 04/15/17)Staff at Ella Baker Center Form a Union and Join CWA, Local 9415
The staff at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, have formed the Ella Baker Workers Association, a staff union, and have selected the Communications Workers of America to serve as the EBWA’s collective bargaining representative. EBC’s management team has voluntarily recognized the formation of a union to represent its staff. Both staff and management assert that the formation of the union aligns with Ella Baker’s legacy and the organization's longstanding support for unionization, collective bargaining, and worker voice on the job.
Wed Apr 5 2017 (Updated 04/08/17)One-Year Anniversary of the Death of Luís Góngora Pat, Killed by SFPD
Wed Apr 5 2017 (Updated 04/08/17)March Against Police Terror in the Sanctuary City of San Francisco on April 7
Luis Góngora Pat was a 45-year-old indigenous Mayan Mexican, an immigrant worker, and a family man who supported his wife and three children in southern Mexico. On April 7, 2016, his life was brutally taken by SFPD. Luis’s killing was at the nexis of several struggles faced by low income people of color: indigenous peoples’ struggles, housing rights, illegal evictions, immigrant rights, dignified wage labor, homelessness, racial profiling and discrimination, police brutality and utter impunity for killing Black and Brown residents. On Friday, April 7, the one year anniversary of his death, Luis’s family will march against police terror in the so-called Sanctuary City of San Francisco.
Mon Mar 20 2017 (Updated 03/21/17)Improbable Partners: Tech and Social Justice Advocates Rally Against Trump
Mon Mar 20 2017 (Updated 03/21/17)"Tech Stands Up" Rally Calls on Company Leaders to Speak Out for Diversity & Civil Rights
Left wing activists, in partnership with tech employees, staged a rally against White House policies on March 14 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza in Palo Alto. The demonstration was attended by hundreds of people. Speakers at the four hour "Tech Stands Up" rally called for inclusion, diversity, and civil liberties. Tech Stands Up is an organization of people in the tech world who object to the Trump administration’s alt-right policies, and wants tech company leaders to speak out against the White House's discriminatory actions.
Mon Mar 13 2017 (Updated 03/14/17)Downtown Streets Blocked in Santa Cruz During International Women's Day Strike
Mon Mar 13 2017 (Updated 03/14/17)Gender Strikes Organized Internationally as Follow-Up to Women's Marches
On March 8, striking community members marched through downtown Santa Cruz in solidarity with Women's Strikes organized around the world on International Women's Day as a follow up to the massive Women's Marches held on January 21, 2017, the day after the Inauguration of Trump. One group participating in the March 8 demonstration was the UCSC March Collective, who invited people of all genders to join the action, stating, "We strike because we can't afford not to care."
Thu Mar 2 2017 (Updated 03/04/17)The Health of the Bay Area Is at Stake Say Whistleblowers
Thu Mar 2 2017 (Updated 03/04/17)Bay Area Air Quality Mngmt District Employees Fired For Exposing Destruction of Records
Two Bay Area Air Quality Management District employees charge in a new lawsuit that they were bullied, retaliated against, and fired for exposing the illegal destruction of agency documents that are required to be maintained for a record of the violations of air pollution laws by corporations. They say they had tried to stop the destruction of the documents but that the agency's top managers continued to engage in destroying citations, compliance records, and settlement agreements for air pollution control violations by major companies like Chevron, Shell, Tosco, Pacific Steel Casting, and many other companies.
Thu Feb 9 2017 (Updated 03/28/17)Militant, Anti-Capitalist Feminists Call for International General Strike
Thu Feb 9 2017 (Updated 03/28/17)International Women's Day General Strike on March 8: Walk Out, March and Demonstrate
On March 8, International Women's Day events are scheduled for Berkeley/Albany, Oakland, San Francisco, Cupertino, Santa Cruz and throughout Northern California. A diverse group of radical feminists issuing a call-out for an international women's strike write: In our view, it is not enough to oppose Trump and his aggressively misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic and racist policies. We also need to target the ongoing neoliberal attack on social provision and labor rights. Let us use the occasion to build a feminism for the 99%, a grassroots, anti-capitalist feminism – a feminism in solidarity with working women, their families and their allies throughout the world.
Mon Jan 30 2017 (Updated 02/01/17)End Domestic Violence, Boycott Driscoll's, and Ban Fracking
Mon Jan 30 2017 (Updated 02/01/17)Hundreds Attend ChangeFest: A Climate Mobilization at State Capitol in Sacramento
A diverse array of Sacramento community groups participated in ChangeFest, a climate mobilization rally at the state capitol on January 21 as part of a week of anti-Trump street protests in Sacramento centered around the Presidential Inauguration. Speakers and musicians covered issues ranging from violence against women, to the Driscoll’s boycott in support of indigenous farmworkers in Mexico, to successful campaigns to ban fracking in San Benito and Monterey Counties, to the No DAPL struggle at Standing Rock. ChangeFest took place concurrently with the 20,000-strong Women's March in the Capitol.
12PM Saturday Jul 1 Laborfest: Labor History Bike Tour
1PM Saturday Jul 1 Laborfest: Japanese American Internment 75th...
1:30PM Saturday Jul 1 Laborfest: SF Mime Troupe: Walls
1:30PM Sunday Jul 2 Laborfest: SF Mime Troupe: Walls
7PM Sunday Jul 2 Laborfest: The EPIC Struggle for California
1:30PM Tuesday Jul 4 Laborfest: SF Mime Troupe: Walls
7PM Wednesday Jul 5 Laborfest: Film: Eugene Victor Debs, American Socialist
7PM Thursday Jul 6 Laborfest: Refinery Town - Book Reading
7PM Friday Jul 7 Laborfest: Film: Ludlow, CO Coal War
2PM Saturday Jul 8 Laborfest: Walk: Fort Point Labor Struggles
4PM Saturday Jul 8 Laborfest: Walk: SF General Strike of 1934
7PM Saturday Jul 8 Laborfest: Film: Fascism Inc.
7PM Saturday Jul 8 Laborfest: 1934 SF General Strike: History & Legacy
10AM Sunday Jul 9 Laborfest: WPA Bus Tour
12PM Sunday Jul 9 Laborfest: Irish Labor History Walk
UPS Deaths & Suicide In SF & Debs Film-American Socialist: The Life and Times of Debs (1 comment) Sunday Jun 25th 11:19 AM
Corrupt BAAQMD Executives Stall Caps On Bay Area Air Pollution With Last Minute Proposal (1 comment) Friday Jun 23rd 4:36 AM
Free Hugo & Free Rodrigo: IUPAT & Unionists Rally & Protest ICE In SF (1 comment) Tuesday Jun 20th 10:51 PM
Placerville Food Coop Workers Need Your Help! Monday Jun 19th 3:05 PM
"Binding Right with Might: The Great UK Bookbinding Strike of 1786" Talk by Dominic Riley Monday Jun 19th 9:39 AM
Free Our Brothers: Painters Local 83 & UBC 713 Protest ICE Arrests & Want Their Release Thursday Jun 15th 1:49 PM
LaborFest 2017 FilmWorks United Schedule (1 comment) Saturday Jun 10th 9:10 AMMore Local News...
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WWR On Labor Protests Nazis In Portland & Jeremy Corbyn In SF Labor Conf To Stop The War Wednesday Jun 14th 1:24 PM
Trump’s NAFTA Renegotiation & Labor And National City Teacher’s Union Defends Families Thursday Jun 8th 9:27 AM
California’s Attorney General Asks EPA to Ban Brain-Harming Pesticide Wednesday Jun 7th 10:43 AM
OHSHA Investigator Calls On US DOL Secretary Acosta To Investigate Former DOL Sec.Perez Monday Jun 5th 9:29 AM
Memorandum 2017: Alternatives for a Solidarity Europe: Instead of "Germany First" Monday Jun 5th 8:04 AM
Capitalism as a Regressive Descent Society (1 comment) Thursday Jun 1st 4:37 AM
The Obama-Clinton Inside Job & Tom Perez OSHA/DOL: Corruption Galore Thursday May 25th 6:33 PMMore Global News...
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Fired Federal OSHA/Investigator Darrell Whitman Challenges Congress To Investigate Corrupt Monday Jun 26th 6:08 PM
How the World Heads for the Next Crash Monday Jun 26th 7:28 AM
PCC Mark Rocha Lied, Pushed Privatization, Workplace Bullying, Sexism and Union Busting (1 comment) Saturday Jun 17th 2:27 PM
Stop Union Busting At KQED-CWA NABET 51 Members Under Attack Tuesday May 23rd 10:20 PM
Competition Ideology and Power Reality Monday May 1st 5:03 AM
Corrupt SF Mayor Lee's Ally SEIU 87 Pres Miranda Physically Assaulted Dissident At Union Thursday Apr 27th 12:47 PM
IFPTE20 March For Science -Denialists/Charters, Workers Memorial Day & OSHA MayDay ILWU Tuesday Apr 25th 11:32 PMOpen Newswire...
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