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We Are Not Prepared For Ebola! NNU CNA UCSF Nurses Demand Mandatory Protocols - by Labor Video Project
NNU CNA nurses spoke out at the University of California medical center that they are not prepared for Ebola. They said they have not been trained and also do not have the proper protection equipment.
Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:56PM
Beverage Company Attempt to Buy Berkeley Election Violates Sign Law - by Sharat G. Lin
Berkeley voters express outrage at the American Beverage Association spending over $20 per potential vote to crush Measure D (sweetened beverage tax) in the November 2014 election. "No on D" posters on city lamp posts violate Berkeley law.
Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:24PM
Santa Cruz City Council Delays Second Reading of Stay Away Ordinance - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
ACLU Continues to Urge Reconsideration of Stay Away Ordinance
Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:37PM
No New Jail for SF - by via CURB
SF County Sheriff Mirkarimi wants to spend anywhere from $290-$465 million to build a new "replacement jail" in San Francisco County. Please join us in signing this Open Letter to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors: We Can’t Afford a New County Jail!
Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:50AM
21st Annual Peace and Unity March in Watsonville - by Yovanna Bravo
Watsonville City Plaza located on Main Street
Event Date:Sat Nov 1, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:56PM
Stay-Away From Human Rights ! An Activist Examines the Escalating Stay-Away Orders Law - by Raven Davis (posted by Norse)
HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) activists Raven Davis and Maya Iverson spent many hours culling through citations and stay-away orders from the Parks and Recreation Department for the last year and a half. Their results show a pattern of homeless harassment and suggest very few of the citations or stay aways are for real crimes that threaten anyone. Mostly infractions used to discourage and drive away homeless folks. The proposed escalation of penalties, Davis predicts, wil...
Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:51PM
Local ACLU Issues Stong Statement in Opposition to "Stay Away" Ordinance - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
ACLU Board Questions Constitutionality of Ordinance
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:14PM
HUFF Releases Evidence of SCPD Profiling, Joins National Police Brutality Protests - by Alex Darocy
On October 22, the organization Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom (HUFF) participated in the 19th annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization with a demonstration in front of the Santa Cruz Police Department. This week, HUFF announced that after analyzing the citation records of SCPD Community Service Officer B. Barnett, they have found that he has disproportionately targeted homeless people and African-Americans. According to HUFF, nearly ...
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:16PM
Bike Advocates Endorse Staunchly Anti-Poor Candidate - by Steve Schnaar
The local bicycle advocacy group People Power, part of the Progressive Coalition, is again showing their questionable progressive credentials by supporting the election of David Terrazas, part of the City's conservative Council majority that has consistently voted against the side of poor people and evidence-based policies.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:42AM
Time to Step Up and Fight City Hall on “Stay Away” Ordinance - by Steve Pleich
Legal Action the First and Best Option
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:15AM
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