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Letter to Berkeley: You Are Being Scammed by Your City Council. - by JP Massar
If the Berkeley City Council wanted to help the homeless they would be providing the money, a timetable and the plans to create the facilities they say they want to create. They didn't. They don't. They just want you to believe they are.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:44AM
Presidential Candidates Criticize Pfizer Merger - by Jubilee USA
Presidential candidates from both parties criticized pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's merger with Allergen, claiming Pfizer's goal is to move its headquarters to Ireland on paper where it will pay a lower tax rate without changing its US business activities.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:47AM
Letter to Santa Cruz City Council in Support of RV Safe Parking Zones - by Homeless Persons Legal Assistance Project
Time for Council to Do the Right Thing
Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:39PM
The Malonga Center windows: A tale about Oakland city priorities - by Lydia
Public records requests reveal that the city of Oakland prioritized the noise complaint of one individual over an entire decades-old arts community.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:56PM
FDA Approves First Genetically Engineered Animal for Human Consumption Over the Objections - by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, DC (November 19, 2015) – Center for Food Safety today announced plans to sue the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to block the agency’s approval for sale and consumption of the genetically engineered AquaAdvantage® salmon developed by AquaBounty. The suit will be filed in coordination with other colleague plaintiffs.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:16AM
FDA Approves Unlabeled GMO Salmon Despite Widespread Opposition from Scientists, Consumers - by via Food & Water Watch
Ignoring Calls for More Comprehensive Studies, FDA Fails to Protect Public
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:11PM
Nurses Hold Rally, Speak Out on Unsafe Patient Lift Practices at UC Medical Centers - by via California Nurses Association
Registered nurses will gather at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay on Thursday to speak out about the UC Medical Center’s failure to provide RNs with legally mandated safe lifting practices, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today.
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:54PM
Revised: Embattled city backed receiver was replaced at Empyrean Towers - by Lynda Carson
It was on June 26, 2015, that Mark Adams was appointed by Judge George Hernandez to be the receiver for Empyrean Towers. Last week Mark Adams was replaced by Randy Sugarman, of Sugarman & Company, LLP., by Judge Roger L. Efremsky, as a Chapter 11 trustee for the property.
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:10PM
Midtown Apartments Rent Strike Going Strong - by Michael Steinberg
On Saturday November 14, residents of the Midtown Park Apartments in San Francisco's Western Addition and their supporters gathered for a fundraiser and BBQ. The tenants have been on Rent Strike since June against their landlord, the City of San Francisco. which is trying to kick them out.
Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:35PM
The art of cinema from Berkeley to Hollywood - by Lynda Carson
Rob Nilsson can generally be found in front of the theater when his films are being screened. Often the actors appear at his films, and are available for a discussion about the film afterwards, with the audience.
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:47PM
Andy Lopez and Youth Empowerment - by Chris Wroth & Francisco Siaz
Santa Rosa youth, who marched in protest of the shooting of Andy Lopez, have returned to call for EMPOWERMENT as the theme of the new park being built in Santa Rosa in memory of Andy Lopez.
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:29PM
120 Healthcare Workers at Dignity Health in Santa Cruz Join SEIU-UHW - by via SEIU-UHW
[Nov. 10, 2015] SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – One-hundred twenty healthcare workers recently voted to strengthen patient care at Dignity Health clinics in Santa Cruz by joining SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West.
Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:18PM
Attorney Threatens Members Of Redwood Gardens Resident Council With Eviction - by Lynda Carson
The residents of Redwood Gardens, especially the Redwood Gardens Resident Council have been very active during the past year. During June 2015, they had a meeting with officials from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and around 30 residents showed up at the meeting to complain about a massive renovation project that has been taking place at Redwood Gardens, located at 2951 Derby St., in Berkeley.
Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:20AM
The Alameda City Council Has Blood On Its Floor. - by Will S
Alameda City Council erupted on Wednesday, November 4th, as the Alameda Renters Coalition collided with Alameda landlords, and ultimately the police, over rising rents and the right to be heard.
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 10:26PM
Los Angeles Sued Over Racially Discriminatory Oil Drilling Permitting - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES, November 6, 2015 — Youth groups and community organizations sued the city of Los Angeles today for allowing oil companies to drill hundreds of contaminating wells near homes without conducting mandatory environmental studies, and for exposing black and Latino residents to disproportionate health and safety risks by imposing less-protective rules in their neighborhoods.
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 4:22PM
ALDF Sues USDA to Label Foie Gras for What It Is—Diseased - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
San Francisco. CA, November 5, 2015— The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), the nation’s leading legal advocacy organization for animals, today filed suit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its “undue delay” in responding to an ALDF petition to require the labeling of foie gras.
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 12:42AM
TPP Text Reveals Broad New Powers to Attack Food Safety, Food Labeling Laws - by via Food & Water Watch
11.5.15, WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Obama administration released the long-secret text of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal that would weaken consumer protections, undermine U.S. food safety standards and prevent commonsense food labeling. The language included in the TPP is more aggressive than previous trade deals and provides broad new powers for other countries and foreign corporations to challenge U.S. food safety and food labeling measures.
Posted: Thu Nov 5, 2015 8:37PM
A peek at Oakland’s housing implementation cabinet - by Lynda Carson
Based on the sampling of members in the Mayor’s housing implementation cabinet, it does not appear that there will be a big push for stronger renter protections that are needed in Oakland to fix the housing crisis, and to stop the displacement of thousands!
Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2015 1:17AM
EPA to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos - by via Pesticide Action Network
Children, communities and workers to benefit from long overdue phaseout of neurotoxic agricultural chemical, the subject of Salinas Valley studies.
Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:50PM
Mayor Lane's Latest--and the Activist Responses - by Robert Norse (and Don Lane)
On his facebook page several days ago, Mayor Don Lane posted a lengthy lament regarding homeless services and city abuses against the poor. Though the words "civil rights", "human rights", "civil liberties", and/or "criminalization of the poor" tellingly do not appear). Several activists--we call ourselves Freedom Sleepers--have been sleeping out one night a week suffering klieg lights, security guard surveillance and SCPD citations. Something the Mayor declines to mention I've ignored...
Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:14AM