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text Congresswoman Maxine Waters Condemns RAD Public Housing Privatization Scheme - by Lynda Carson
In an effort to save public housing in Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco, Alameda County and all across the nation, a December 10 letter to President Obama from Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services in the House of Representatives, condemns the Rental Assistance Demonstration program (RAD)!
Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:03AM
text Oakland nonprofit bribes tenants to give up private information - by Lynda Carson
Last week low-income tenants in around 1,400 rental units were served a three page survey packet of very personal questions, and were informed in an accompanying flier that if they submitted the completed survey to the property manager or online with Survey Monkey Inc., that they would be entered into a raffle to win a $100 Visa gift card.
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:33AM
text homeless in the rain - by franhattan
abolish unlawful sleep??? ..............................................
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:43AM
text Time is Right to Revisit Creation of a Citizens Police Review Board - by Steve Pleich
A Citizens Police Review Board Could Benefit the Community
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:34PM
text Affordable Care Act - by Reyna Vigil
Republican congress is trying to eliminate the Affordable Care Act in order to "benefit" the economy and American citizens.
Posted: Tue Dec 9, 2014 4:53PM
text Video: The long dark shadows of plutocracy - the NYC housing crisis - by www.billmoyers.com
Housing as a human right is subverted by the right of speculation, said Arnold Kunzli, emeritus Swiss professor, in 1990 (http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/06/266635.shtml).
Posted: Tue Dec 9, 2014 4:52PM
text Sonoma County's Plan Aimed at Winter Homelessness Falls Short - by Meghan O'Brien
To Be Sufficiently Prepared for the Winter Months, Sonoma County Must Begin Stockpiling in Summer
Posted: Tue Dec 9, 2014 10:40AM
text Discrepencies in Health Care - by Monica Bejarano
The Affordable Care Act that began in 2010, has created a reform that has helped many people in the United States to sign up for Health Insurance. But, in reality there are loopholes that were found through the four years it has existed.
Posted: Tue Dec 9, 2014 10:26AM
text The Invisible Homeless - by Rebecca Vazquez
There are nearly 10,000 homeless people within Sonoma County and a large portion of that population is dispersed into rural parts of the county where services may not be reaching them.
Posted: Tue Dec 9, 2014 12:35AM
text Inequality Under the Law - by Steve Pleich
Time to Reexamine Ourselves as a Community
Posted: Mon Dec 8, 2014 1:45PM
text Health Care in 2014 - by Cydney Shorkend
This article discusses some of the problems with the new health care reform that went into action in 2010. The Affordable Heath Care Act leaves out a large group of people: Undocumented and homeless people. It should be a human right that these people get the same health care as anyone else and should not be fined.
Posted: Sun Dec 7, 2014 6:59PM
text Rent Scam Exposed At Oakland’s Empyrean Towers - by Lynda Carson
According to tenants, in addition to allowing ET to degenerate into slum-like conditions, real estate broker Alice Tse has been violating California Civil Code Section 1940.1 by running a rent scam on the tenants. She has unlawfully been forcing some tenants out of their housing every 21 days in an effort to maintain the occupants in a transient status. This artificially keeps the rents high, and deprives the tenants of their legal rights under state and local rent laws!
Posted: Sun Dec 7, 2014 3:38PM
text Supervisor Kim calls hearing for shelter rules proposal - by T.J. Johnston for Street Sheet
Kim criticizes plan to create universal shelter rules, which would increase the penalty for many current violations to a denial of service, as "harsh."
Posted: Wed Dec 3, 2014 6:10PM
text Affordable Care Act in Sonoma County - by Michael Nicholas
A brief look into how the Affordable Care Act is being received in Sonoma County and Why Republicans need to stop resenting the act.
Posted: Tue Dec 2, 2014 9:00PM
text Thirty years on from Bhopal disaster: Still fighting for justice - by Amnesty International
On the night of 2nd December, 1984, toxic gas had leaked from a factory run by Union Carbide India Ltd spreading fumes over a large residential area in Bhopal.
Posted: Tue Dec 2, 2014 3:15PM
text Santa Cruz Veterans Group Revives Thanksgiving Meal For Homeless Community - by Steve Pleich
Back to the Future
Posted: Tue Dec 2, 2014 1:13PM
text The West in danger of forgetting suffering refugees says charity head - by by Ruth Gledhill
The deaths of two Syrian babies from cold last week was an example of the conditions faced by hundreds of thousands on a daily basis.
Posted: Mon Dec 1, 2014 11:37PM
text Updated: Mass Evictions At Oakland's Empyrean Towers - by Lynda Carson
According to the Eviction Defense Center they are representing at least five residents from various units facing eviction at the Empyrean Towers, in addition to Don and Maria who have sought legal assistance to fight their eviction. Attorney Andrew Wolff will be assisting the Eviction Defense Center in defending the tenants from being evicted from their housing!
Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:03AM
text Why Austerity Kills - by Joachim Kasten
The poorest and weakest persons must pay the price for misguided political decisions. Political-economic decisions decide over the life and death of persons. The New Deal stands for an effective debt reduction and not only lower mortality and growing average incomes. The German government has been an active driver of the Greek austerity policy. James Galbraith even spoke of a collective punishment.
Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:51AM
text Russia Bans GMOs - by Stephen Lendman
GMOs
Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:14AM

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