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October 22nd "Say No to Police Abuse" Day Protest Against Racial and Homeless Profiling - by Robert Norse
Cop Corner at Laurel and Center Streets across from Louden Nelson Center, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:25PM
Eviction Free SF Marches to the Home of Mayor Ed Lee and Demands a Moratorium on Evictions - by Eviction Free San Francisco
Protesters to march to the home of Mayor Lee to demand a halt on market rate housing and a citywide moratorium on evictions.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:56PM
Petition and Flyers Opposing the Anti-Homeless Stay Away Orders Ordinance - by Robert Norse
Please circulate and copy the petitions and flyers. Or create your own.
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:50PM
2.5 weeks before 11/4/14 Election: SF Muni Police & Driver Terrorize 30 Stockton Bus - by Abolish the Military
On Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 around 4 p.m., our 30 Stockton bus was met by at least 4 Muni Fare Police ("Gestapo") at Stockton and Columbus, going South toward Union Square, unheard of in the many years we have been riding this tourist & Chinese worker packed bus; one cop chased after someone who refused the $75 ticket for not paying the $2.25 bus fare and one driver SUPPORTED THE POLICE and BLAMED THE PASSENGERS for his lack of a raise when we have not seen a bus strike since the 1970s! THIS WA...
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:00PM
RE-POST: Residents and Activists protest “serial evictor” Paulo Iantornio at Hayes Valley - by Rubble
REPOST OF THURSDAY ARTICLE: (note: The previous post had the “serial evictor” as Ian Torno. I’m told the correct name is Paulo Iantornio’ – readers need toe e clear on who’s doing this) A lively direct action protest was held this afternoon at an upscale Hayes Valley shoe store named “Paulo”. The owner of that business, Paulo Iantornio, is also one of the worst landlords in the city. He is currently in the process of Ellis Act evictions at five different rent-controlled...
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:59PM
Pass the Tenant Protection Ordinance NOW - by M. Hennings
Updates to my previous article regarding: Speculation and skyrocketing rent prices are pushing out Oakland Tenants. Oakland tenant rights are laughable, as is the City of Oakland's code enforcement (unless you're a small homeowner)
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:53PM
Oakland and the new San Francisco dilemma - by Carlos B
The Apartment Group INC and The First Class Lodi.LLC are examples of opportunistic real estate investment companies who have no regard for human life. The city of Oakland and the regulatory housing departments are impartial towards large investors. Thousands of people in the city of Oakland are in jeopardy of loosing everything due to these intentional practices of economic displacement. Inflation is rapidly increasing while wages remain stagnant, however a great wealth transfer is subsidizin...
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:23PM
Nasty Anti-Homeless Stay-Away Laws to Get Exponentially Worse - by Robert Norse
809 Center ST. City Council Chambers Santa Cruz At the afternoon City Council meeting. The item is the third of three other Public Hearings scheduled, so it may come up significantly later than 3, and perhaps (though it's unlikely) earlier.
Event Date:Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:00PM
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:05PM
Mission District rally to stop luxury towers at 16th and Mission Plaza – “No Monster in th (audio/mpeg 35.5MB) - by Rubble
A rally and festival was held late in the afternoon at the 16th Street BART Plaza Saturday, October 4th to fight big money development Prop G marchers completed their march down Mission St., joining the rally at the end of their action to keep up multi-faceted housing activism. Speakers, theatre, and live music livened up the square. Hear bilingual talks from a life-long Mission resident, a local merchant, and a resident of a local Single Room Occupancy hotel which will be demolished in t...
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:04PM
Santa Cruz Faith Communities Come Together to Shelter the Homeless - by Steve Pleich
Church Sponsored Shelter A Step in the Right Direction
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:57PM
Mission District Rally to Stop Evictions – Yes on Prop G – “Our Mission - No Evictions” (audio/mpeg 27.3MB) - by Rubble
A rally pushing for Yes on Proposition G was held on Saturday, October 4th. The rally started at York and 24th with music from Loco Bloco and a bilingual rally on 24th with a heavy Latino presence. Marchers took 2 hours marching up 24th to Mission St. , then down Mission to 16th. Music, chants, costumes, and banners made a colorful spectacle on the sunny afternoon. Marchers joined a rally at 16th and Mission Plaza put on by the Plaza 16 Coalition. (15 minutes)
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:28PM
UCSC Students Petition Admin Over Inadequate Housing and to Oppose Upper Campus Expansion - by SC News
A petition has been started by students at UC Santa Cruz calling for Chancellor George Blumenthal to take the necessary steps to provide adequate housing and transportation on the campus. "After this first week of Fall Quarter 2014 it is clear that the housing and transportation systems of UC Santa Cruz are inadequate for the volume of students needing access to campus," the petition states. The petition is asking for UCSC to improve its relationship with the local area and the City of Santa ...
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:18PM
Oakland: Is It a People, or a Place? - by Darwin BondGraham
There are many ways to think about a city. One is that the city is a place. Cities are built environments with clear geographical boundaries. Each city is embedded in a region and connected to other cities-as-places. And people, goods, and capital flow between cities, accumulating in some and draining from others. This conception of the city is cadastral. It’s mapped out and made legible as a market through the measurement of physical boundaries and values like home prices, tax rates, and s...
Posted: Thu Oct 9, 2014 2:17PM
KPFA Pacifica Flashpoints Slashed By Management With Collusion of CWA 9415 Union Officials - by repost
KPFA programmers Brian Edwards-Tiekert in collusion with management of KPFA and Pacifica ED Margy Wilkinson is seeking to destroy the activist news program Flashpoints by illegally laying off people without regard to seniority. They are doing this collusion with CWA 9415 union official Christine Huggins and pro-managment stewards at KPFA.
Posted: Thu Oct 9, 2014 9:49AM
Corcoran Strike for Medical Care Leads to Hospitalization of Diabetic - by Solitary is Torture
After a week of hunger striking by three men inside Corcoran SHU and organizers calling and writing to the prison, we are happy to report that Kambui Robinson has been moved to the Acute Care Hospital in Corcoran for his diabetic complications, and the hunger strike is now ended.
Posted: Wed Oct 8, 2014 7:31PM
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Releases The Sleazy 16 - Displacing Tenants for Tourists - by Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project releases a list of 16 short term vacation rental hosts who have displaced tenants for tourists here: https://antievictionmap.squarespace.com/sleazy16/. * Linked webpages are provided for each of the 16 abusers on https://antievictionmap.squarespace.com/sleazy16/.
Posted: Tue Oct 7, 2014 1:18PM
Measure K Committee Craps Out Again--Another Free Ride for the SCPD - by Robert Norse
The Measure K Committee, created by voter initiative in 2006 here, in Santa Monica, and in Santa Barbara was supposed to be the first step in holding the local PD and similar agencies accountable and moving to end Marijuana Prohibition. I detailed the agenda and some preliminary concerns about the Committee pro-police bias at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/10/05/18762458.php . The well-oiled rubberstamp proceeded as ever
Posted: Mon Oct 6, 2014 11:06PM
Project Gentrify in Oakland: Turning Our City on Its Head to Profit from Displacement - by David Judd & Claire Douglas, Socialist Worker
David Judd and Claire Douglas examine the not-so-invisible forces that are seeking to remake West Oakland.
Posted: Mon Oct 6, 2014 10:48AM
Oakland tenants - fighting back - by M. Hennings
Landlord intimidation and harassment
Posted: Sun Oct 5, 2014 8:55PM
Interfaith Sukkot Ends Homelessness - by Karen Kaplan
All faith communities are encouraged to build temporary structures during the holiday of Sukkot, to end homelessness.
Posted: Sun Oct 5, 2014 4:07PM