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Vacant Homes in San Francisco, An Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Visualization - by Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project has documented the latest American Community Study (ACS) data visualizing the staggering number of homes that are unoccupied on a consistent basis in San Francisco, CA: http://www.antievictionmappingproject.net/vacant.html. Each dot represents 10 homes, arranged by census tract.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:35PM
Groups Sue to Stop Daily Train Deliveries of Toxic Crude Oil to Bakersfield Terminal - by Center for Biological Diversity
TAFT, Calif.— Community and environmental groups filed suit today (see PDF) over the expansion — orchestrated mostly in secret — of a crude oil operation in Kern County that could lead to a 1,000 percent increase in the amount of crude imported by rail into California each year.
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:06PM
Fire Displaces Mission District Residents (video/mp4 140.1MB) - by D. Boyer
Fire Displaces Mission District Residents A four alarm fire at 22nd and Mission streets in San Francisco displaces over 50 residents, and claims one life. 20 businesses were also affected by this fire. The Red Cross and San Francisco Human Services are helping the displaced tenants. Video includes my approach, and bits from the scene and finally the press conference held on Mission Street on the morning of January 29th.
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:56PM
A Year in the Streets: Resistance in the Bay in 2014 - by FireWorks
From the blockading of Google buses to the blockading of major freeways. From riots against white supremacy and police in Oakland to anti-tech and gentrification brawls in San Francisco, 2014 was an explosive year. Battles erupted in a variety of places and around various issues. Against surveillance, against the eviction of squats and homeless camps, against Israeli attacks on Gaza at the Port of Oakland, and in workplaces and neighborhoods across the region. While the bay changed for the wo...
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:36PM
EASTWEST #8: An Anarchist Newspaper - by EASTWEST
Bay area anarchist publication dealing with community and social struggles in our area. This issue touches on the continued rebellion against the police that we began to cover in the last issue.
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:04PM
Hundreds March for Freedom at Cages Kill Rally in Santa Cruz - by Bradley Allen
At least 6 people have died in the Santa Cruz County Jail since August 2012 while in the hands of the Sheriff’s Department and California Forensics Medical Group (CFMG).
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:40PM
UC Strike Called for January 27th - by via UAPD
The Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD) has given the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) notice that doctors employed by its student health centers will hold a one-day Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike on Tuesday, January 27th, starting at 7:30 am.
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:55PM
Neighbors Break Ground on Santa Cruz’s First Community Orchard - by via Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project
The first public orchard in the city of Santa Cruz, Riverside Community Orchard, has been approved at Riverside Gardens Park in the Lower Ocean neighborhood. Fruit trees will be planted on February 8th, 2015 in an atmosphere of community celebration. Future harvests – apples, pears, citrus, and more – will be freely available to community gardeners, neighbors, and the general public.
Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:54PM
Merced Homeless Threatened - by Mike Rhodes
Caltrans says this homeless encampment is on public (State of California) land. If these homeless people can't live here (on the people's land), where can they live?
Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:37PM
Homeless Persons Legal Assistance Project Files Suit Challenging "Stay Away" Ordinance - by Steve Pleich
Complaint Seeks to Enjoin Enforcement
Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:00PM
Section 8 wait list opening in Alameda on Jan. 29 - by Lynda Carson
Low-income households with Section 8 vouchers may use them in the private rental market to rent their housing if they can convince a landlord to accept them. During the first year in the program the tenant may not have to pay more than 30% of their income for their monthly rent, and the housing authority pays the remainder to the landlord.
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:26PM
Lawsuit Challenges California Plan Allowing Pesticide Spraying on Schools, Homes - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Eleven groups and the city of Berkeley sued the California Department of Food and Agriculture today (see PDF) over the agency’s approval of a statewide “pest management” plan that allows pesticide spraying on schools, organic farms and residential yards, including aerial spraying over homes in rural areas. California approved the program despite tens of thousands of public comment letters calling for a less toxic approach that would protect the vitality and resilience o...
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:32PM
Cages Kill! — Freedom Rally & March in Santa Cruz - by Sin Barras
Speakers will share personal stories that shed light on the violence of the prison system and strategies for building alternative forms of justice, including Fox Sloan, mother of Amanda Fox Sloan, who died in the jail July of 2013. “Once our loved ones are incarcerated, we are shoved out of the picture, and our concern and care becomes irrelevant and annoying to those operating the jail,” said Sloan.
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:17PM
Tanks, No Thanks Give Back the BearCat Armored Military Vehicle - by
Santa Cruz City Council, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:30PM
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:10PM
Thousands Unite and March in East Oakland to Reclaim King's Legacy - by Bradley Allen
A weekend of direct actions, teach-ins, politically charged cultural events and marches throughout the Bay Area to Reclaim King’s Legacy culminated with a Jobs and Economy March for the People on January 19. Power concedes nothing without a demand. —Frederick Douglas
Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:57PM
1,500 march for Peace and Social Justice in Fresno - by Mike Rhodes
A large march (the Fresno Bee estimated 1,500 people) was held on Martin Luther King Day in downtown Fresno. The marchers were there to honor King’s life. Many also came to demand police accountability, peace, social and economic Justice. Here are some photos from the march and the audio from Dolores Huerta’s keynote address.
Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:39AM
Open Letter to Mayor Lane Re: Compassion and Actions vs Words - by Steve Schnaar
A response to Mayor Don Lane's invite to a day of volunteer service with Compassion Santa Cruz on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The letter points out that King's definition of compassion calls for system change as more fundamental than charitable acts, and calls on Lane to take inspiration from King's uncompromising stance against injustice.
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:14PM
Suspects in Beating Death of Homeless Man Remain At Large - by TJ Johnston for Street Sheet
Tai Lam is the latest casualty of homeless deaths caused by violence in San Francisco; illustrates nationwide epidemic.
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:07PM
On MLK Jr. Day, Black Lives Matter Activists Brings the Noise to Home of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf - by via Davey D Cook
This morning on MLK Day, a large a boisterous group of Black Lives Matter activists showed up at the home of newly elected Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf at 5am. Armed with bullhorns, large lighted signs and radical speeches from Dr Martin Luther King where he critiques capitalism and uplift's blackness, the group was determined to be heard and make ending police terrorism a front and center issue.
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:02PM
Massive March & Concert Planned For MLK Holiday to Culminate 96 hours of Bay Area Direct Action to “Reclaim King’s Legacy” - by APTP
A weekend of direct actions, teach-ins, politically charged cultural events and marches throughout the Bay Area will culminate at a Jobs and Economy March for the People on Monday, Jan. 19, beginning at 11 a.m. at Fruitvale BART. The march will end at the Coliseum City development site for a politically charged concert.
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:58AM