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EBALDC targets African-American tenant protester with restraining order and eviction - by Lynda Carson
According to court documents, from August 20 through August 25, and according to Mark Johnson, he has been protesting in front of EBALDC's main corporate office, and has been holding up various picket signs during his five days of protesting against EBALDC's policies, poor living conditions, harassment and mistreatment!
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:29AM
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
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
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
TISA versus Public Services, 28 pp - by Public Services International
Public Services International published its 28-page study "TISA versus Public Services" on April 28, 2014.
Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:32AM
I demand right to inform Chch post-quake victims of human rights truth and ethical plan. - by Anthony Ravlich
Chch post-quake victims are facing severe discrimination which is a human rights issue. But they are being deprived of hearing the human rights truth and ethical human rights plan which emphasizes 'bottom-up' development and is firmly based on the Universal Declaration. To reach the democratic majority residents need to be informed by the mainstream media where I am banned and isolated by the establishment whereas I only want a proper interpretation of the declaration - over half the rights i...
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:30PM
Santa Cruz Needs "Shelter First" Model for Homeless Community - by Steve Pleich
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:19PM
Yoga at the California State Capitol ~ National Yoga Month 2014 - by Khubaka, Michael Harris
September is National Yoga Month ~ UC Yoga, Health and Wellness helps to spread the word. The benefits of Yoga is part of a new way forward, healing what is hurting our communities.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:36PM
We Are Lab Animals in Fluoridation Experiment - by NYSCOF
Government agencies recommend more research on the human population to see if fluoride chemicals purposely added to water supplies has damaged our bones, thyroid, teeth, lowered our IQ and more. If you don't rebel, it will continue. Even if it's not in your water, it's in your food.
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:13AM
Oakland tenants to Rent Board: don't give landlords free ride - by Mike Lee
Tenant input needed on criteria for rent increases.
Posted: Tue Sep 9, 2014 10:22PM
TISA: Everything Will Be Marketed - by Christoph Jehle and Jascha Jaworski
A new agreement (TISA, Trade in Services Agreement) could privatize drinking water and health care through the back door. The resistance by many non-governmental organizations to the free trade agreement TTIP negotiated between the EU and the US seems to pick up speed.
Posted: Tue Sep 9, 2014 6:11AM
Video: John Paul Stevens on Six Amendments - by www.booktv.org
Justice John Paul Stevens was an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010. He was appointed by President Gerald Ford and was the second longest-service justice in the Court's history, after Justice William Douglas, whom he replaced.
Posted: Sun Sep 7, 2014 4:27AM
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