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Oaklanders Remain Silent About Infamous NEO Expansion - by Lynda Carson
During 2004, there was a HUGE battle in Oakland against the imposition of the notorious Nuisance Eviction Ordinance (NEO). Oddly enough the same did not occur as recent as Tuesday Oct. 1st when a vote for the expansion of the NEO took place on the very same evening that the Tenant Protection Ordinance was voted on!
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:43AM
Oakland Can Now Order Landlords to Evict Sex Workers - by REPOST & extra info
The expansion of the most notorious Nuisance Eviction Ordinance (NEO) gives Oakland extraordinary powers to after a whole new range of residents without any proof of wrong doing! Meanwhile, the watered down compromised Tenant Protection Ordinance that helps wealthier tenants is being a hailed as a huge success!
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:30PM
Hard Times on the San Pablo Corridor - by EASTWEST
A brief analysis of the current situation on San Pablo Blvd.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:03PM
Bike Advocates Endorse Staunchly Anti-Poor Candidate - by Steve Schnaar
The local bicycle advocacy group People Power, part of the Progressive Coalition, is again showing their questionable progressive credentials by supporting the election of David Terrazas, part of the City's conservative Council majority that has consistently voted against the side of poor people and evidence-based policies.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:42AM
Time to Step Up and Fight City Hall on “Stay Away” Ordinance - by Steve Pleich
Legal Action the First and Best Option
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:15AM
Cuba sends more doctors to fight Ebola than rich nations... - by Anonymous
A brigade of 165 Cuban health workers arrived in Sierra Leone last week, the first batch of a total of 461. In sharp contrast, western governments have appeared more focused on stopping the epidemic at their borders than actually stemming it in west Africa. Note: the final number of 461 will eclipse the number of US, African Union, and MSF clinicians.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:23AM
Somalia: Ebola Disease Could be There - by Ahmed Said Abwaankuluc
Somalia: Ebola Disease Could be There
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:03PM
2.5 weeks before 11/4/14 Election: SF Muni Police & Driver Terrorize 30 Stockton Bus - by Abolish the Military
On Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 around 4 p.m., our 30 Stockton bus was met by at least 4 Muni Fare Police ("Gestapo") at Stockton and Columbus, going South toward Union Square, unheard of in the many years we have been riding this tourist & Chinese worker packed bus; one cop chased after someone who refused the $75 ticket for not paying the $2.25 bus fare and one driver SUPPORTED THE POLICE and BLAMED THE PASSENGERS for his lack of a raise when we have not seen a bus strike since the 1970s! THIS WA...
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:00PM
Shoot the Messenger: Blame the Victim - by Seana Sperling
Victims of rape are often blamed for the assaults because of the lingering sexism in our society.
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:10PM
RE-POST: Residents and Activists protest “serial evictor” Paulo Iantornio at Hayes Valley - by Rubble
REPOST OF THURSDAY ARTICLE: (note: The previous post had the “serial evictor” as Ian Torno. I’m told the correct name is Paulo Iantornio’ – readers need toe e clear on who’s doing this) A lively direct action protest was held this afternoon at an upscale Hayes Valley shoe store named “Paulo”. The owner of that business, Paulo Iantornio, is also one of the worst landlords in the city. He is currently in the process of Ellis Act evictions at five different rent-controlled...
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:59PM
Healthcare: A Fundamental Human Right - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:22AM
Surviving Ebola Is Not Really That Hard - by blues
The ebola virus is being spread all around the earth for the simple, yet utterly stupid reason, that people actually believe that the world will end if "air travel" stops. Ridiculous! But since our religious faith in Aeronautics is without bound, we must all sacrifice ourselves to the Economic Necessity of Air Travel. Be that as it may, a little knowledge will go a hell of a long way toward "prepping" for your own personal ebola survival.
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:50PM
Pass the Tenant Protection Ordinance NOW - by M. Hennings
Updates to my previous article regarding: Speculation and skyrocketing rent prices are pushing out Oakland Tenants. Oakland tenant rights are laughable, as is the City of Oakland's code enforcement (unless you're a small homeowner)
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:53PM
Santa Cruz Faith Communities Come Together to Shelter the Homeless - by Steve Pleich
Church Sponsored Shelter A Step in the Right Direction
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:57PM
Whistleblower Gwen Olsen Exposes Corrupt Tactics of Pharma Cartel - by $$$ick-Care Industry Revealed
Some whistleblowers are coming out and confessing to their crimes while employed at various pharmaceutical corporations. Former Rx rep Gwen Olsen has published a book detailing the tactics used to mislead the public and government officials at the FDA by convincing them that pharma products were safe. Dr. John Virapen speaks out about his time as a CEO of Eli Lily and is trying to make up for the harm he did then by educating the public today.
Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:59AM
Corcoran Strike for Medical Care Leads to Hospitalization of Diabetic - by Solitary is Torture
After a week of hunger striking by three men inside Corcoran SHU and organizers calling and writing to the prison, we are happy to report that Kambui Robinson has been moved to the Acute Care Hospital in Corcoran for his diabetic complications, and the hunger strike is now ended.
Posted: Wed Oct 8, 2014 7:31PM
Call-out for international solidarity with social center De Vloek - by De Vloek
The city government of The Hague, The Netherlands wants to evict social center De Vloek (The Curse) on January 5, 2015 to make room for a sailing center. Located in the harbor of Scheveningen, De Vloek was squatted 12.5 years ago and meanwhile has grown to be an essential social space in the harbor. There is already enough space for sport sailing in the harbor, but De Vloek must nevertheless move aside for the latest prestigious real estate project which nobody is looking forward to.
Posted: Wed Oct 8, 2014 6:10AM
Measure K Committee Craps Out Again--Another Free Ride for the SCPD - by Robert Norse
The Measure K Committee, created by voter initiative in 2006 here, in Santa Monica, and in Santa Barbara was supposed to be the first step in holding the local PD and similar agencies accountable and moving to end Marijuana Prohibition. I detailed the agenda and some preliminary concerns about the Committee pro-police bias at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/10/05/18762458.php . The well-oiled rubberstamp proceeded as ever
Posted: Mon Oct 6, 2014 11:06PM
Oakland tenants - fighting back - by M. Hennings
Landlord intimidation and harassment
Posted: Sun Oct 5, 2014 8:55PM
Interfaith Sukkot Ends Homelessness - by Karen Kaplan
All faith communities are encouraged to build temporary structures during the holiday of Sukkot, to end homelessness.
Posted: Sun Oct 5, 2014 4:07PM