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Another Contribution to the Dicussion of the Artists' Role in Gentrification - by Anonymous
A response to "A Critique of the Critiques" by the original author of "Rock Beats Paper."
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:55PM
California's biggest "secret" - oil industry capture of the regulatory apparatus - by Dan Bacher
Big Oil spent an amazing $266 million influencing California politics from 2005 to 2014, according to an analysis of California Secretary of State data by StopFoolingCA.org, an online and social media public education and awareness campaign that highlights oil companies’ efforts to “mislead and confuse Californians.” The industry spent $112 million of this money on lobbying and the other $154 million on political campaigns.
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:49AM
City of Oakland Declares Humanist Hall a Neighborhood Nuisance, Issues Huge Fines - by Tulio Ospina, Oakland Post
The Humanist Hall, home to the Fellowship of Humanity on 27th Street in Oakland, is being attacked by newcomers who live in condos built right next door only about ten years ago. The Humanist Hall has provided space for countless radical and under-served organizations over the past 75 years, from the Black Panthers to Mexican baptisms, from transgender weddings to Oscar Grant movement events. The Humanist Hall is not some sketchy speakeasy with rave music bumping until 5am. It's an importan...
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:43PM
A Defense of the RPS Collective and a Critique of the Critiques - by and by
This is in continuation of the ongoing discussion regarding the impending displacement of the Rock Paper Scissors collective from their 11-year home on the 2200 block of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland.
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:31PM
Court Support for Nicole and Joseph - by Support Nicole and Joseph
Oakland Federal Courthouse 1301 Clay Street Floor 3, Courtroom 4, Judge Ryu
Event Date:Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:00AM
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:31AM
The Importance of Building a Labor/Community Alliance - by Mike Rhodes
Interview with Ruben Zarate about the importance of building a Labor/Community alliance and electoral politics. Photo below: Ruben Zarate is the labor relations representative of the Laborers’ International Union of North America and the political affairs director of the CLC.
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:01AM
Mural absconded by Inner Mission, artist remains in the dark - by Josh Wolf
A mural outside CellspaceSF disappeared over the weekend. The landlord says that the painting is going back to the artist, but the artist was unaware of these plans even after the painting had been taken down and carted away.
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:04AM
Police Corruption Music Project Reaches Funding Goal in Two Days - by Alex Darocy
Monterey musician Rob Hustle announced that the IndieGogo campaign he launched this week to raise money to produce "Good Cops," the sequel to his single "Call the Cops," a song about police brutality, reached it's funding goal in two days. "People are tired of the way they are being treated by the police. And it's time that artists stood up and gave voice to those feelings," Hustle said in a message released to his audience. "People are hungry for artists to speak out," he said.
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:19PM
Rock Beats Paper: On the Connections Between Art and Development - by FireWorks
A recent statement released by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective announced that they will be moving by the end of the summer. The arts space will no longer be found on Telegraph Ave, where it has been for over ten years.
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:15PM
Man Arrested and Convicted for Using Washable Chalk at Police Protest - by Mike Rhodes
Brian Sumner (photo below) was convicted of vandalism last week - for using washable chalk on a police memorial in downtown Fresno. He was a guest on the Street Heat radio show on KFCF 88.1 FM on Friday, July 24, 2015. (56 minute audio)
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:19AM
0.1% Power Elite 'owl worshippers' meeting now in secret at California's Bohemian Grove (audio/mpeg 51.8MB) - by Tony Gosling, Martin Summers
Interview with Sociology Professor Peter Phillips from Sonoma County University, California, USA – founder of Project Censored & author of dissertation: A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club (1994) – he discusses Bohemian Grove where rich and influential men, including politicians, meet once a year to have fun and network
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:13AM
Two Oakland Activists Accused of Freeing Animals Are Charged as Terrorists - by Will Potter, Green Is the New Red
The FBI arrested two animal rights activists today for allegedly freeing mink and other animals from fur farms, and vandalizing the property of animal-abusing businesses.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:56PM
History of Displacement and Development on Yerba Buena Island - by Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project is releasing an interactive timeline of histories of displacement and development on Yerba Buena Island: https://antievictionmap.squarespace.com/yerba-buena-development
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:34PM
3rd Sleep-in at City Hall - by Phil Posner (posted by Norse)
Main Santa Cruz Post Office at Front and Water. To be followed by a march to 809 Center St. at the City Hall Courtyard
Event Date:Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:37PM
Santa Clara County workers vote to ratify contract - by via SEIU 521
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22 – Santa Clara’s largest labor force has voted to approve a four-year contract that lays the groundwork for recovery of public services which had faced substantial recessionary cuts in years past.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:55PM
Pathways Report: Policy Options for Regulating Marijuana in California - by Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy
The Pathways Report, released on July 21, 2015, provides the broad recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission for Marijuana Policy. The report draws from the research and public forums of the Blue Ribbon Commission to provide a comprehensive view of the strategies, policy goals, and policy options available to Californians as they consider the legalization and taxation of marijuana policy.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:13PM
Court Order Sought to Force Disclosure of California Pesticide Spraying - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Public-health and environmental groups, along with the city of Berkeley, are seeking a court order on Friday to require that a California agency publicly disclose and analyze any pesticide spraying it conducts that poses risks to people, wildlife or the environment. The groups are asking a Sacramento court for a preliminary injunction to require that the California Department of Food and Agriculture follow state environmental laws when spraying harmful pesticides. This s...
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:55PM
Conservation groups slam Delta tunnels as Jerry Brown grandstands at Vatican - by Dan Bacher
“Governor Brown and the tunnel-promoting agencies have a bad case of tunnel vision, and have ignored all requests for a Delta plan with true alternatives that reduce fresh water diversions and protect the Delta,” said Robert Wright, senior counsel for Friends of the River. “The Environmental Water Caucus developed a Responsible Exports Plan alternative and handed it to BDCP agencies on a silver platter. Other agencies ranging from the National Academy of Sciences to the Environmental Pr...
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:06PM
Richmond Tenants Win Rent Control - by Tenants Together
By a 4-1 vote, the City of Richmond passed a rent control law Tuesday night [July 21, 2015] , prompting celebration among the broad coalition of tenants, labor allies, homeowners, and progressive community groups that packed the hearing chambers all night. Landlords turned out in force to oppose rent control but had no support from any allies outside the landlord industry.
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:38PM
Support the Santa Cruz 11 - by SC11
Today the final Santa Cruz Eleven defendant pleaded "no contest" in court. A GoFundMe account has been established to raise funds for all of four of the final Santa Cruz Eleven defendants, who as a group now owe fines to the court and restitution to Wells Fargo Bank totaling nearly $7,000. Donate here to help them pay off their fines: http://www.gofundme.com/santacruz11
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:31PM