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Oaklanders Remain Silent About Infamous NEO Expansion - by Lynda Carson
During 2004, there was a HUGE battle in Oakland against the imposition of the notorious Nuisance Eviction Ordinance (NEO). Oddly enough the same did not occur as recent as Tuesday Oct. 1st when a vote for the expansion of the NEO took place on the very same evening that the Tenant Protection Ordinance was voted on!
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:43AM
Oakland Can Now Order Landlords to Evict Sex Workers - by REPOST & extra info
The expansion of the most notorious Nuisance Eviction Ordinance (NEO) gives Oakland extraordinary powers to after a whole new range of residents without any proof of wrong doing! Meanwhile, the watered down compromised Tenant Protection Ordinance that helps wealthier tenants is being a hailed as a huge success!
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:30PM
Hard Times on the San Pablo Corridor - by EASTWEST
A brief analysis of the current situation on San Pablo Blvd.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:03PM
The Shortwave Report 10/24/14 Listen Globally! - by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and the Voice of Russia.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:45PM
What is the American Left? - by Norman Birnbaum
The Black Congressional Caucus and the Progressive Caucus, and a handful of old and new Senators (Warren of Masschusetts and Sanders of Vermont) represent continuity in articulating the traditions of the New Deal and the Great Society. So do a number of Governors (Brown of California and O’Malley of Maryland).
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:54AM
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
A National Call: Save Civilian Public Education - by The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth
Over the last several decades, the Pentagon, conservative forces, and corporations have been systematically working to expand their presence in the K-12 learning environment and in public universities. The combined impact of the military, conservative think tanks and foundations, and of corporatization of our public educational systems has eroded the basic democratic concept of civilian public education. It is a trend that, if allowed to continue, will weaken the primacy of civilian rule and,...
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:52PM
Corrected Version-Defend Democratic Control at the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union - by Jesse D. Palmer
The struggle over control of the board of directors of the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union in Berkeley is continuing.
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:09PM
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
ALDF Petitions California to Regulate Greenhouse Emissions from Animal Agriculture - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO — On October 16, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a formal rulemaking petition with the California Air Resources Board to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from animal agriculture, as it does for the energy and transportation sectors. The petition calls on the agency to require factory farms to report greenhouse gas emissions to the Air Resources Board, which will “cap” these emissions. California’s groundbreaking cap-and-trade program stems ...
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:19PM
Turkey Murders Press TV Reporter Serena Shim - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:59PM
Turkey agrees to allow Peshmerga from Iraq into Kobane - by S
Turkey to allow Kurdish PUK troops from Iraq to pass Turkey and enter Kobane. YPG is not asking for this support. Indeed, it may turn into an occupation of revolutionary Kobane after ISIL has been kicked out, since Iraqi Kurdish PUK is not as left-leaning and democratic as the YPG. Kurdish militias in Iraq are unfortunately not revolutionary, which is why they enjoy endless US and EU support. PUK: Kurdish Patriotic Union.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:53AM
Cuba sends more doctors to fight Ebola than rich nations... - by Anonymous
A brigade of 165 Cuban health workers arrived in Sierra Leone last week, the first batch of a total of 461. In sharp contrast, western governments have appeared more focused on stopping the epidemic at their borders than actually stemming it in west Africa. Note: the final number of 461 will eclipse the number of US, African Union, and MSF clinicians.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:23AM
Kieiv War Crimes - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:55AM
Somalia: Ebola Disease Could be There - by Ahmed Said Abwaankuluc
Somalia: Ebola Disease Could be There
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:03PM
Sino/Russian Alliance Challenges West - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:59PM
Whitewashing Kiev Mass Murder - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:39AM
No Redistribution Without the Social State - by Norman Wagner and Matthias Schnetzer
In Austria 30 percent of the gross domestic product is spent on social services (not including education spending)... Since the 1990s, social security has been increasingly discussed as a financial burden and less as a social achievement... The irony is that the social state is the target of austerity measures in times of economic insecurity with high unemployment and rising poverty although it is then urgently necessary.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:42AM
Ukrainian-Style Democracy - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:44AM
Pleich Allows Cyberstalking and Bullying in his FB group Citizens for a Better Santa Cruz - by Pat Colby
Steve Pleich allows cyberstalking and bullying on FB Citizen for a Better Santa Cruz. He lets members of his group slander and character assassinated fellow local activists-advocates. He has allowed my brother John and I to be stalked even though we left his group and asked him to stop allowing anyone to post anything about or use our names in any posts. We are not the only fellow activists-advocates he has allowed this to happen to: i.e. he allowed TBSC's Jim Spring to cyberbully a much re...
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:50PM