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Reply From Sheriff's Office Regarding Cytel Group, LLC / Urban Shield - by Lynda Carson
James Baker of the Cytel Group has not responded to my email request regarding questions about the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voting to approve an agreement with the Sheriff's Office and Cytel Group, LLC, regarding Urban Shield. However, a copy of the email to James Baker was also sent to Alameda County Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, the Oakland City Council members, and a number of other individuals.
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:33AM
Report from SCPD Corner - by Robert Norse
After some lively debate, the HUFF meeting voted to endorse a "mellow" but visible presence on the corner of Laurel and Center Streets in front of the SCPD parking lot. We wanted to go forward with the presence near the SCPD to encourage the rest of the community that our police are not above criticism and accountability--or should not be at any rate. And that we and others should not be afraid to expose the nightly abuse homeless people suffer and the racial profiling that many blacks & Lat...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:55PM
Dreaming Wildly, Fighting to Win - by Critical Resistance
Critical Resistance Oakland invites you to: Dreaming Wildly, Fighting to Win - with CeCe McDonald and Ruthie Wilson Gilmore An evening of celebration and political conversation
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:13PM
Gimme Shelter: Counting Down to 90 - by TJ Johnston for Street Sheet
How effective has the 311 phone system been in providing San Francisco's homeless population access to long-term shelter reservations? A client staying at a shelter does the math.
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:17PM
Israel's Ruthless Agenda - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:50AM
Tenants Together Releases Guide for Tenants Victimized by Napa Earthquake - by Tenants Together
Today, Tenants Together is releasing a guide for tenants impacted by the Napa earthquake. Renters in Napa are discovering the hard way that they don’t know their rights following last month’s earthquake. Hundreds of homes have been red-tagged and many tenants have been unable to return because of earthquake damage. In Napa’s tight and expensive real estate market, this has meant major hardship for tenants who are displaced. Local nonprofits have been struggling to keep up with the...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:18AM
Naomi Klein Breaks a Taboo - by The Indypendent
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, Klein’s much-anticipated new book, is both surprisingly hopeful and deeply personal as she deftly weaves in her story of struggling to conceive her first child while researching the potential collapse of the natural world.
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:01AM
OECD Takes Strong Stance on Corporate Tax Avoidance - by James Griffin
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a major proposal for curbing corporate tax avoidance yesterday. The OECD recommends international cooperation to prevent large corporations from avoiding taxes in the countries where they do business. The OECD plan comes amidst increased calls to crack down on corporate tax avoidance.
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:14AM
Sergey Lavrov: World Class Peace Advocate - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:18AM
War Winds Near Gale Force - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:33AM
Kiev Grants Donbas Limited Special Status: Hold the Cheers - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:16PM
Chevron sounds alarm against East Bay 'Anarchism' - by repost
Steve Early BeyondChron Sept. 16, 2014
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:50AM
How Neoliberalism Gained Hegemony - by Armin Thurnher and Thomas Zotter
The pressing question is why do the masses vote against their own interests and applaud those who champion goals opposed to their well-being or welfare? Ideas prevail because power is on their side, not because they are better...Neoliberalism went from a sect after 1945 to cultural hegemony. Even the World Bank and the World Trade Organization were founded in the Keynesian spirit to regulate international competition. In 1972 the Chamber of Commerce spent $900 million for its propaganda goals.
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:16AM
Dreaming War, Threatening Humanity - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:59AM
16th Annual, California Kwanzaa Ag Expo ~ Expression of the Best Pan-African Traditions - by khubaka, michael harris
California Kwanzaa Ag Expo, is preparing to showcase Black Agriculture collaborative partnerships the #1 Agriculture County in America, December 5-7, 2014, Fresno, California
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:06PM
People's Climate Train Leaves CA En Route to Historic Climate March in New York City - by Center for Biological Diversity
EMERYVILLE, Calif.— More than 100 people — including nuns, ministers, tribal leaders and student activists — boarded the People’s Climate Train this morning for a four-day cross-country trip en route to the large demonstration in the history of the climate movement. The train, organized by the Center for Biological Diversity, will include workshops, discussions and activist trainings as the train passes through lands threatened by the climate crisis.
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:31PM
Israel's Genocidal War on Palestine Without End - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:01PM
Creation of Affordable Housing in the New Economy - by Steve Pleich
Affordable Housing Development, Like Affordable Housing, Needs a Plan
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:50PM
Israeli Persecution of Palestinians Unrelated to Defense - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:53AM
Nation of Cowards - by John Chuckman
The definition of a coward is not the traditional military one of a soldier who won’t fight
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:40AM