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Richmond environemntalists 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
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
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
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
Berkeley students to rally at the Regents Meeting for halt to development on Gill Tract - by sealstudents
Regents Meeting in San Francisco
Event Date:Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:41PM
Dolores Park in San Francisco DESTROYED - is Peoples' Park in Berkeley NEXT? - by two-feather
Dolores Park, an Indigenous Sacred Site and iconic San Francisco city park, has been destroyed by the forces of gentrification, and we believe that Muwekma [Peoples'] Park in Berkeley is next.
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:18AM
July 15 Global Solidarity Fast for Peace – Palestine/Israel - by Peace End the Illegal Occupation
People around the world are fasting for peacej
Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:44PM
Benicians win first victory in opposition to crude-by-rail 'bomb trains' (audio/mpeg 1.7MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Andrés Soto/Ann Garrison
On Thursday, 07.10.2014, citizens of Benicia and neighboring communities commemorated the 47 lives lost in the Lac Mégantic crude-by-rail explosion last year. Then they went into the Benicia Planning Commission meeting, where they won a 45-day extension of the public comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Report regarding Valero's plan for transporting tar sands and shale oil to its Benicia Refinery on trains. Activists opposing the shipments began calling them "bomb trains" after ...
Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:21PM
Eviction attorney Charles Ramsey abandons mayoral campaign to run for City Council - by Lynda Carson
In a desperate move to stay in power, eviction attorney Charles Ramsey abandoned his campaign to run for Mayor of Richmond, and decided to run for City Council instead!
Posted: Tue Jul 8, 2014 10:55PM
Gill Tract Community Farm Harvest - by Farm Host
Some of this week's harvest at the Gill Tract Community Farm,
Posted: Fri Jul 4, 2014 1:50AM
Charges Not Filed Against Wicahpiluta (Luta) Candelaria - by Bradley Allen
Supporters from the Bay Area and Santa Cruz celebrate while standing in solidarity with Ohlone activist Wicahpiluta (Luta) Candelaria at the Hayward Hall of 'Justice' on June 23, 2014.
Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:50PM
Bay Socialists Fighting for $15 Now in Walnut Creek - by Thomas Wells
Across California, the minimum wage is set to increase to $9.00 per hour on July 1. For a full time worker, this works out to roughly $18,720 per year. But the federal poverty level is roughly $23,000. In Walnut Creek, the cost of living is much higher than the average for the country. That means in order to get out of poverty, a worker must make much more than $23,000 particularly if they are a family. The Bay Area Socialists (SPUSA) favor a living wage for all workers. We are supporting the...
Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:45PM
Support Needed: Ohlone Activist Wicahpiluta (Luta) Candelaria Brutalized by Police - by via Laura Cedillo
Our Friend/Warrior, Wicahpiluta Candelaria, Luta was the victim of Police Brutality on Friday night and continues to be in custody. We are looking for folks to assist in contributing to his legal defense. Photo © Paulo Freire Lopez
Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:42PM
Towards (A) Communal Cypher Benefit for the Trayvon 2 — June 13: audio & photos - by Dave Id
On June 13, a communal cypher radical hip-hop show was held to benefit the Tryavon 2 at the Qilombo community social center in Oakland. (Full audio below)
Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:44PM
Laborfest: Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk - by
Meet at the fountain in Latham Square, in the intersection where Telegraph and Broadway converge across from the Rotunda Building (Oakland City Center/12th St. BART), Oakland.
Event Date:Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:00PM
Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:15AM
Hands off the Trayvon 2! Courtroom Solidarity - by Support the Trayvon 2
Gather for rally out front at 8am Wiley Manuel Courthouse 661 Washington St. Oakland 94607 (7th & Washington in downtown)
Event Date:Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:00AM
Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:04AM
Bulb Lovers check out Amber Whitsons "Last tour of the Bulb" - by orion
Albany bulb 1 buchanan albany ca at the entrance by the fire pit
Event Date:Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:26AM