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Taking a Stab at Responding to Stab Santa Cruz - by Stacey Falls
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” So what is the problem with the “Stab Santa Cruz” article? Honestly, there is so much that is just plain wrong, that it feels daunting to try to address it all, but I will give it my best shot. I mean, I will take a stab at it.
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:39PM
Sanctuary Village Presents 10 F.A.Q. to City Council - by Santa Cruz Sanctuary Village
Following an attack on Sanctuary Village by fear-monger smear blog, Stab Santa Cruz, homeless advocates present a 5 minute PowerPoint presentation that faces down 10 of the toughest questions. See video of the presentation.
Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:58PM
Ralph Nader Speaking on Privatization, the Post Office & the Fight Against the Corporate S - by
Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps. 2000 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
Event Date:Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:47AM
Richmond environmentalists request support for challenge to Chevron refinery expansion (audio/mpeg 1.8MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Andrés Soto/Ann Garrison
Richmond environmentalists ask supporters from all over the Bay Area to attend the Richmond City Council meeting at 403 Civic Center Street, several blocks east of the Richmond BART station on Tuesday, July 22nd. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm, but Andrés Soto of Communities for a Better Environment is urging people to arrive by 5:30 to get good seats and fill out speaker cards. Chevron's Richmond Refinery produces more greenhouse gases than any other corporation in California.
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:56AM
Oakland Slumlords? video (video/mp4 48.7MB) - by tenant
Oakland landlord and professor Cubie Crawford and property management 2B Living acting like slumlords.
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:34AM
MDRC's Rent Reform Assault: Section 8 tenants vs. affordable housing industry - by Lynda Carson
The reason the assault on the low-income Section 8 voucher holders is occurring is because the affordable housing industry wants more Section 8 vouchers to be taken away from the poor. The affordable housing industry wants the vouchers to be removed from the poor so the vouchers can be converted, and transferred for use at their subsidized housing projects!
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:57PM
Occupy Santa Cruz to Mark Third Anniversary - by One Occupier
Still Working for Social and Economic Justice
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:22AM
100th Birthday Party for the Berkeley Post Office. - by
Downtown Berkeley Post Office 2000 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
Event Date:Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:00PM
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:05AM
Section 8 tenants are guinea pigs for Oakland nonprofit, in rent reform study - by Lynda Carson
For years, MRDC located downtown Oakland has been involved in using poor people as guinea pigs in research studies that they were hired to do for the government. This includes studies on people in welfare to work programs, people in school programs, work programs for ex-prisoners, including programs for disabled people. MRDC became most notable or notorious for coming up with the states welfare to work policies of the 80s and 90s!
Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:59AM
Vet’s Ruptured Spleen Ignored, Mocked by Jailors: Case Against Alameda County Set for Tria - by Siegel & Yee
For Immediate Release 7/18/14
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:28PM
Affordable Housing - by eric
Asking the mayor to consider bunker style housing as a solution to affordable housing for homeless; 200-300 bunk beds at $200 a month = profit for state instead of wasted money on programs that don't work, no more missions enslaving people, no more real estate investors making life impossible, no more cops treating homeless like criminals, and a sense of community restored.
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:07PM
Lawsuit Charges that Sacramento County’s Anti-Panhandling Ordinance is Unconstitutional - by ACLU of Northern California
SACRAMENTO – The ACLU of Northern California and the Law Office of Mark E. Merin on July 17 charged that an ordinance adopted in May by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors banning panhandling is unconstitutional.
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:58PM
EASTWEST #1: An Anarchist Newspaper - by EASTWEST
A new publication
Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:34PM
WOSP Gentrification Scheme Was Passed By Oakland City Council - by Lynda Carson
According to KCBS news this morning, the Oakland City Council gave the green light to move forward with WOSP and iit's companion legislation to gentrify West Oakland, and according to Oakland's city records the City Council has to vote again on WOSP for a second reading of the legislation, for a final passage on July 29th.
Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:28AM
Project Homeless Connect Leading the Initiative To Establish Homeless Court in Santa Cruz - by Steve Pleich
Time for a New Model of Social Justice
Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:10PM
Tenant Group Calls for Ouster of EPA City Manager for Interference with Rent Control - by Tenants Together
Tenants Together calls for the replacement of East Palo Alto's City Manager based on a comprehensive review of documents obtained through a Public Records Act request. The documents reveal that the City Manager has effectively given control over the regulatory process to the biggest landlord in East Palo Alto. The City Manager's contract expires in October 2014, and the City Council will decide whether to replace her or renew the contract.
Posted: Wed Jul 9, 2014 4:59PM
Homeless Take ACLU Sleeping Ban Suspension Resolution to City Council - by Robert Norse
809 Center St. Santa Cruz City Hall Courtyard
Event Date:Tue Jul 8, 2014 4:30PM
Posted: Mon Jul 7, 2014 10:46PM
Expanding the Northern California Yoga Community ~ Free Yoga in Victory Park - by Allison Boyd
The 3rd Anniversary of Free Yoga in Victory Park continues to expand the practice of Yoga throughout Northern Californian. The Stockton Yoga community is poised for expansion, embracing the lesson on detachment.
Posted: Sun Jul 6, 2014 1:41PM
Interview with Bradley Allen on KDVS in Davis (audio/mpeg 10.2MB) - by Bradley Allen
Richard Estes of Speaking in Tongues on college radio station KDVS, 90.3FM in Davis, California speaks with Bradley Allen of Indybay on June 20, 2014. Richard and Bradley discuss Indymedia in Santa Cruz and the San Francisco Bay Area, homelessness in Santa Cruz and the Central Valley, the grassroots response to Hurricane Katrina, the Santa Cruz Eleven, as well as community organizing against the police in Salinas and Oxnard.
Posted: Sat Jul 5, 2014 6:01PM
Women have Rights! Rally to overturn Hobby Lobby Ruling - by Somer Loen
Meet at 6 pm, Powell and Market, near the cable car turnaround, San Francisco
Event Date:Thu Jul 3, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Jul 2, 2014 3:40PM