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text "Believing without Seeing" - by Margot Kassmann
“Faith is a gift. But faith is also sought and gained by struggling with doubt. For the disciples or the people who want to follow Jesus today, faith is based on the venture of entrusting oneself.” Margot Kassmann was a national Lutheran bishop in Germany.
Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:17PM
image Stop Union Busting And Privatization At Staples By UPSO All Out On April 24 UPWA Statement 120_post_office_blum_deals.jpg original image ( 3648x2736) - by United Public Workers For Action
There will be national protests against the privatization of the post office focused on Staples which is being used to outsource public postal worker jobs. This is the statement of the United Public Workers For Action supporting these protests.
Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:47AM
calendar Whitaker Interview Cancelled and Rescheduled: Venice Homeless Activist Will Give Update - by Robert Norse
Broadcasts live at 101.1 FM and Streams live at http://audio.str3am.com:5110/listen.pls Call-in number 831-469-3119 E-mail questions to rnorse3 [at] hotmail.com Audio to be archived at http://www.radiolibre.org/brb/brb140420.mp3
Event Date:Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:00AM
Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:42PM
image WOSP – City of Oakland’s Plan for Gentrification: A Target For Anti-Displacement Activity 120_wosp-westoakland-5thstreet-lookingeast.jpg original image ( 800x487) - by Advance the Struggle
What follows is a critique of the West Oakland Specific Plan – WOSP – which the city of Oakland hopes will help in “developing” West Oakland and is attempting to pass in the coming weeks. We offer this critique and brief thoughts on strategy in order to support the ongoing work of combatting displacement and gentrification that has been hitting the Bay Area for a long time. Please add comments, questions, and critiques in the comment section in the spirit of deepening our collective...
Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:48PM
calendar Healthcare Movie - by Donna Ellington
UCSF Laurel Heights Campus Auditorium 3333 California Street, San Francisco
Event Date:Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:00PM
Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:08PM
calendar Healthcare Movie - by Don Bechler
518 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Event Date:Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:56PM
calendar Public Forum: Economic Inequality in San Francisco april_24__2014_pda_flyer.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Tom Gallagher
Unitarian-Universalist Center, Martin Luther King Room 1187 Franklin Street San Francisco 94109
Event Date:Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:42PM
calendar PG&E Arraignment - by Adrienne Fong
450 Golden Gate Ave. (between Polk & Larkin Streets) San Francisco
Event Date:Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:08PM
image New Eviction Law Proposed in AB1513 120_070609eviction-notice.jpg original image ( 540x361) - by Nicolitavitche
New Eviction Law Proposed California Wide! Stop AB1513!
Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:50AM
image Community Organizes to Oppose PG&E Power Line Project 120_map_1.jpg original image ( 400x289) - by Neighbors Organized to Protect Our Community
APTOS, Calif. - Santa Cruz County residents and concerned citizens have joined together in a new grassroots organization, Neighbors Organized to Protect Our Community (NOPOC), to voice their concerns about the impact of a proposed power line project. The neighborhood alliance believes the Santa Cruz 115 kV Reinforcement Project as proposed by Pacific Gas and Electric Company will adversely affect the environment, wildlife, livestock, agriculture, businesses, and residents in the impacted area...
Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:39AM
text HUFF resolution strongly denouncing CPS - by Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom
Santa Cruz, Ca. -- Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom (HUFF) met on April 16 with a homeless couple who had their adorable daughter, 8-month old Baby I, removed from them by the Santa Cruz County Child Protective Services, and placed in foster care.
Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:57AM
text FDA Decision to Expand Food Irradiation Masks Weak Import Inspections - by Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. – “Today’s announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approving the use of ionizing radiation as a food safety measure for crustaceans continues to show how inadequate the FDA food inspection system is, especially for imported foods. Food & Water Watch continues to harbor concerns about the safety of foods treated with radiation, but irradiation continues to be used as a crutch by FDA as a substitute for hiring more inspection personnel and investing in...
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:43PM
text Rise Up, Shut It Down, San Francisco Is a Union Town! - by Michael Steinberg
On Tax Day, April 15, SEIU (Service Employees International Union) , Local 1021, rallied at City Hall and marched to Twitter in San Francisco. Protesters demanded the end of huge Big Tech tax giveaways, and the full funding of public services in the city.
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:18PM
text In slavery at its peak - by Ted Rudow III, MA
In 1991 there were about one million  Americans behind bars. By 2012 the number was over 2.2 million, a more than 100 percent increase. Our prison population, in fact, is now the biggest in the history of human civilization. There are more people in the United States either on parole or in jail today (around 6 million total) than there ever were at any time in Stalin’s gulags. For what it’s worth, there are also more black men in jail right now than there were in slavery at its peak.
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:23PM
document Dueling Quotes And Arguments Re: Possible Diablo Canyon Plant Health Effects 0-0000-0-0-rebuttalofhealth_concerns_from_dcnpp.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by John Thielking
A scathing rebuttal of a recent report that seemed to link the operation of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant to health problems in San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County is presented (and disputed).
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:53AM
image Interview with East Bay Solidarity Network 120_slumlord.jpg original image ( 628x643) - by FireWorks
Modeled after the Seattle Solidarity Network (SeaSol), EBSN is a group of workers and tenants who use direct action to fight landlords and bosses. Working against both wage theft at workplaces, despicable conditions in housing complexes, as well as against foreclosures, EBSN has worked to combat abuses and build power among workers and tenants. FireWorks through email reached out to the group to get more information on them and what it is they do in the East Bay.
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:26AM
text AC Transit executive charged with stealing $560,000 from church funds - by Lynda Carson
AC Transit's chief financial officer, Lewis Green Clinton Jr., has been charged with ripping off $560,000 from the Allen Temple Baptist Church located at 8501 International Boulevard, in Oakland, for his own personal gain, according to charges filed by Inspector James Taranto, of the Alameda County District Attorney's office!
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:25AM
calendar People's Park 45th Anniversary - by Dana Merryday
People's Park 2556 Haste Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 Between Bowditch & Telegraph Ave
Event Date:Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:39PM
document Santa Cruz Needle Exchange Numbers In: 170,373 Collected, 165,712 Dispensed syringe_services_report.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Drug War News
The Santa Cruz needle exchange reports in the last year it has taken in more needles than it has given out. The Health Services Agency (HSA) in Santa Cruz County submitted its annual Syringe Services Program (SSP) report. From April 30, 2013 to February 28, 2014 the SSP served 876 unduplicated clients. During that period they collected 170,373 used syringes and dispensed 165,712 sterile syringes.
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:50PM
calendar Gray Panthers Afternoon of Song and Conversation 120_14-04-26--age-song-event.jpg original image ( 800x1100) - by Michael Lyon
Age Song Cafe 601 Hayes St. (Corner of Hayes & Laguna)
Event Date:Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:30PM
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:57PM

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