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#LeaveNoOneBehind Homelessness is NOT a Crime Rally and Protest 10/10/2014 - by Aaron Colyer
#LeaveNoOneBehind Homelessness is NOT a Crime Rally and Protest 10/10/2014 10/10/2014 is World Homeless Day. Human rights, housing first, and social justice advocacy groups will be holding a rally on 10/10/2014 at 8am at Oscar Grant Plaza (formerly known as Frank O’Gawa Plaza).
Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:14AM
Neighbors Sue Minnesota Pig Factory for Creating Unlivable Conditions - by The Humane Society
On August 21 neighbors of a Minnesota pig factory served a legal complaint alleging that horrible odors from the facility have made their lives miserable, and are a nuisance under Minnesota law. The neighbors claim the foul stench from the facility has prevented them from going outdoors or opening their windows, and has isolated them from family and friends.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:24PM
Berkeley Housing Authority faces termination if a merger occurs - by Lynda Carson
It's probable that the BHA may be gobbled up and merged with the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA). The OHA is an experimental MTW housing authority, which means that Berkeley's section 8 tenants (Housing Choice Voucher Program tenants) would lose many of their existing rights as section 8 tenants if the merger takes place, or if Berkeley's section 8 tenants do not rise up in anger to block the merger from happening!
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:02AM
Kitchen Sink Dropped near Cops During Eviction - by Squatting Days
Everything including the kitchen sink! A house squatted in the context of the "squatting days" conference in Germany was evicted by police in the middle of the night, despite heavy resistance from the squatters aged 20-29. Paint and a porcelain sink were dropped from above to dissuade swine from evicting the house. German housing prices are sharply escalating in last few years, making dignified living difficult for many. http://hh-mittendrin.de/2014/08/squatting-days-demo-fuehrt-zu-hausbe...
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:45AM
The unconditional basic income - a social concept for Europe - by Christoph Keller
The time is right for alternative economics after the "money-out-of-nothing" phase. Access could replace excess and enough could replace more. Canada shows us countries can thrive without the Pentagon and Wall Street!
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:52AM
Pharma Corps Act as Mafia Dons by Suppressing Cancer Treatment Alternatives - by Exposing Chemo Monopoly
The pharmaceutical corporations maintain their monopoly on cancer treatment with radiation, chemotherapy and surgery as the only FDA approved options for those on Medicare/Medicaid by constant harassment of alternative healers and ignorance about nutrition. These strong-arm tactics could be taken out of the script of the Sopranos, the fictional portrayal of an actual organized crime syndicate.
Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:27AM
Greedy nonprofit housing developers have minimum income requirements - by Lynda Carson
Meanwhile, many executives in the so-called nonprofit housing industry are raking in some hefty salaries and wage compensation at the same time they discriminate against the poor with their minimum income requirements!
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:03PM
Turtle Island Partners with Consumer Reports to Warn Seafood Eaters About Mercury - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Partners with Consumer Reports to Warn Seafood Eaters to Avoid Tuna & Swordfish.
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:53PM
ACLU Santa Cruz Brings Statement of Principle to Board of Supervisors - by ACLU Santa Cruz
ACLU Calls for Board Consideration of Moratorium on Camping Ban
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:14PM
Open Letter Alleging Racism At The East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation - by Lynda Carson
The unsigned letter appears to be from an employee of the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), who wants the plight of African Americans to be known, regarding their employment experience with EBALDC, a wealthy nonprofit development corporation located downtown Oakland.
Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:01PM
Federal Court Strikes Down Illegal Permit for Avenal Power Plant - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today struck down an illegal permit that would have allowed Avenal Power to build a new gas-fired power plant in Avenal, Calif. In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a permit for the project that illegally waived its need to comply with air quality safeguards. Had this permit gone through, the plant would have been built in one of the most polluted and economically disadvantaged areas of the San Joaquin Valley.
Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:14PM
West Grand Hotel and Owners Sued By Oakland City Attorney - by Lynda Carson
The West Grand Hotel is located at 641 W. Grand Avenue, between Northgate Ave., and Martin Luther King Jr Way. It is a single room occupancy (SRO) hotel for low-income and disabled persons with long-time connections to the local community.
Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:41AM
TTIP: Threat to Democracy and the Constitutional State - by IG Metal, Verdi service union andCButterwegge
The TTIP, the largest free trade zone comprising 800 million of the EU and the US is being secretly negotiated. Democracy and the constitutional state are threatened by 3-person courts where corporations can sue states and decisions are irreversible. A parallel judicial system is created that favors foreign investors and endangers social and environmental regulations. The German IG Metal, Verdi social union, Christoph Butterwegge, Kevin Zeese and Mary Flowers comment.
Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:33AM
RESISTOR: a zine for those holding on for dear life to San Francisco! first issue - by Aladdin Rags
I am launching a new zine (see full title below) & accepting submissions, electronically or manually. Send text submissions only please to email@example.com. For larger submissions such as image files, please query first as my inbox capacity is limited.
Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:17PM
Report Finds Criminalization Increasing Nationwide - by TJ Johnston for Street Sheet
San Francisco's enactment of status offenses, such as the sit-lie law, reflect a national trend, says a homeless advocacy organization's new report.
Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:18AM
ACLU Santa Cruz County Adopts Landmark Statement of Principle - by ACLU Santa Cruz
ACLU Board Supports Camping Ban Moratorium
Posted: Wed Aug 6, 2014 8:02PM
Fresno Cannabis Association opposes Senate Bill 1262 - by Bud Green
Senate Bill 1262 would institutionalize a chaotic and ever-changing patchwork of “wet” and “dry” cities and counties, leaving medical cannabis patients in Fresno and much of the Central Valley with no safe access to medical cannabis.
Posted: Wed Aug 6, 2014 3:02PM
Got Hep C? Pay $84,000 or else... - by Georgia Catherine VANYA
SOVALDI could save you from Hepatitis C, even if you also have HIV. But it costs one grand per pill... ...........................
Posted: Mon Aug 4, 2014 10:59AM
ACLU Santa Cruz County Renews Its Objection to Cowell Beach Curfew - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
Public Fora Must Remain Public
Posted: Sat Aug 2, 2014 12:23PM
WOSP gentrification scheme postponed by Oakland City Council - by Lynda Carson
[[[ Opponents of WOSP have more time to organize their efforts to stop the massive WOSP gentrification scheme that will plague thousands of Oakland's low-income tenants with higher rents, and displacement from their housing. ]]]
Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:07PM