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Steve Schlicht Vows to Personally SHUT DOWN the Needle Exchange - by Tim
Public Safety advocate sick and tired of finding needles everywhere...
Posted: Sun Mar 9, 2014 8:35PM
Walking the New Broadway - by Jeff Prant
Carbusters.org, the journal of the carfree movement, generously allows over 40 past issues to be downloaded. http://carbusters.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2010/07/Carbusters-40.pdf
Posted: Sat Mar 8, 2014 5:54PM
Until Republicans Stop Hating the Safety Net, Poverty Will Continue to Grow - by Bill Berkowitz
January 8 marked the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty. What usually happens with anniversaries of this magnitude—i.e. this past summer’s 50th anniversary of the March on Washington—is that it is recognized and discussed for a media minute before other issues reclaim the nation’s attention.
Posted: Sat Mar 8, 2014 6:01AM
As UC Continues Bad Faith Bargaining with Patient Care Workers, ULP Strike Vote Scheduled - by AFSCME 3299
Oakland: The University of California’s largest union, AFSCME 3299, has announced that its 13,000 Patient Care Technical Workers will vote on whether to authorize an Unfair Labor Practice Strike on March 12th and 13th.
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 1:19PM
Assistant D.A. Files Motion to Recuse Judge Burdick--Again - by Becky Johnson (posted by Norse)
Former Santa Cruz Eleven defendant and community activist Becky Johnson wrote this story about last weeks hearings in Judge Paul Burdick's court, further delaying the trial, settlement, or dismissal of the cases of the Final Four of the Santa Cruz Eleven. As homelessness & housing foreclosures increase, DA Bob Lee assails the activists who demonstrated against Wells Fargo Bank their banking practices that led to the housing crisis.
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 11:28AM
U.S. Supreme Court Lets Stand Rulings Prohibiting Anti-Immigrant Housing Ordinances - by ACLU
NEW YORK - The U.S. Supreme Court on March 3 declined to hear two prominent cases involving anti-immigrant local ordinances in Hazleton, Pennsylvania and Farmers Branch, Texas that would have denied housing to immigrants that the cities considered "illegal aliens." The decision will let stand lower court rulings in the 3rd and 5th Circuits, respectively, that found the ordinances unconstitutional and permanently prohibited the ordinances from taking effect.
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 12:22PM
Vanguard Properties smashed in the Mission - by Venceremos
Posted: Sat Mar 1, 2014 10:20AM
Open Letter To SF BOS: Please Vote Down Bottled Water Ban - by John Thielking
The SF Board Of Supervisors' Land Use And Economic Development Committee is set to vote Monday, March 3, 2014 at 1:30 PM on a proposal to recommend to the full SF Board Of Supervisors that SF pass the strictest law in the nation banning the sale of 21 oz and smaller water bottles on city property. Below is my reasoning as to why this is a bad idea. The 6PM 2-24-14 kpfa evening news ran a story on this. It is archived at www.kpfa.org
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:50PM
IV Vitamin C Fights Cancer, Yet is Ignored by Pharma Status Quo - by Fear of Profit Loss?
Intravenous Vitamin C is shown to fight cancer cells without harming healthy cells, yet the status quo of mainstream medicine continue to ridicule and ignore this potential lifesaving treatment. Is the fear of the pharma cartel that the vitamin is not able to be patented, thus reducing their potential for profit?
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:13AM
Can Pope Francis End Forced Celibacy for Preists? - by Prevent Molestation
The recent report from the U.N. implicates the Catholic Church in enabling priests who abuse and sexually molest children to evade the law and consequences. Maybe Pope Francis can help repeal the dictate of forced celibacy in priests by recgnizing their natural human need for sexual relations with another adult human being. It is unnatural and a form of psychological torture to expect a human male to be celibate for their entire practiced profession. The need for sex that is suppressed can em...
Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:39AM
Freak Throws Nothing But Strikes For Tenant Rights - by Michael Steinberg
San Francisco pitcher Tim Lincecum’s landlord sued him for $350,000. Instead a court ruled that the landlord owes The Freak $100,000.
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:05PM
Marc Roth was homeless. Then he learned to make things. Now he wants to help others. - by vonnik
Marc Roth came to SF looking for a job. He ended up homeless. The city's healthcare saved him. Finally, he learned how to make things at TechShop, and now he wants to teach other homeless people the same skills to help them get off the street.
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:09PM
Successful Protest Against Backpack Bigotry Restores Street Scene for Two Hours - by Robert Norse
Cafe HUFF's sidewalk stop-and-slp station fielded mini-cups of free coffee to musicians, activists, sign-totters, tourists, and students outside the Coffee Roasting Company. The focus was a protest on anti-homeless Backpack Bans infecting the Roaster, Peets, Starbucks, Lulu Carpenters and other businesses downtown. We encouraged Roaster patrons to question the policy and encourage the management to restore fairer treatment. Even the six cops assigned to surveille the decaf demo were invited...
Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:13PM
Changes to Shelter Reservation System in SF - by D. Boyer
There have been changes to the "Changes" homeless shelter reservation system in San Francisco.
Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:59AM
The vacant housing option for squatting in Oakland - by Lynda Carson
Until the masses rise up in anger and pressure their government to provide public housing for all of those in need, there are plenty of vacant residential buildings in Oakland and elsewhere that are available for people to freely reside in, if they make that choice. Housing is a human right, and poor people have the right to survive no matter how hard the Democrats and Republicans try to criminalize poverty.
Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:07AM
Squat Defended in Oakland from REO Homes - by FireWorks
Dozens of people gathered throughout the day on Tuesday, November 11th, in front of what seemed to be a derelict house at 625 23rd St. in Oakland. The family living at 625 is the last black family on the block, in a hotly contested area right between rapidly gentrifying KONO and Uptown, and also sitting on the edge of west Oakland. REO Homes LLC is notable for being a driving force for this gentrification.
Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:40PM
Somalia: Skin Whitening Cream Phenomenon - by Ahmed Said
Somalia: Skin Whitening Phenomenon
Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:25PM
Council To Reaffirm Repressive "Decorum" Rules Tuesday Afternoon - by Robert Norse
At the afternoon session of City Council, which starts at 2:30 PM, Council is due to ratify tightened Council rules on audience conduct. It will also be voting in destruction of various city records, including what remains of the audio from the old Citizens Police Review Board. I summarize below my take on it. Councilmember Posner, however, didn't seem too interested. The new rules will allow the Council to continue to exclude individual public input on Consent Agenda items (the meat of t...
Posted: Sun Feb 9, 2014 8:26PM
Citywide Tenant Convention in San Francisco - by Michael Steinberg
Tenants from around San Francisco came together today to confront the housing crisis and create solutions.
Posted: Sat Feb 8, 2014 11:30PM
SF Tenderloin tenants met recently - by SUN via BAR
in series of SF tenant conventions .....
Posted: Fri Feb 7, 2014 3:54PM