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SF Election 11/3/15 to Save Our Homes - by SOS
San Francisco has a local election this year on November 3, 2015, with the housing crisis dominating the propositions, and it is the propositions that is the main reason for voting. Vote Yes on A,B,F, H, I,K. Vote No on C,D,E,G,J Voter turnout will decide this election and the mayor's election, which this is, is not known for a high voter turnout. If you want a place to live and you can vote, YOU MUST VOTE IN THIS ELECTION. You can still register until Oct 19 and you can vote by mail start...
Posted: Sun Oct 4, 2015 12:39PM
Over-income public housing tenants make the housing crisis worse for the poor - by Lynda Carson
When a recent audit revealed that more than 25,000 over-income households presently reside in public housing, in response HUD officials cited the importance of reducing concentrated poverty in public housing with higher income renters, while not creating disincentives to self-sufficiency!
Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:16AM
Has the SF Human Rights Commission declared the Black community dead? - by Allen Jones
For years the SF Human Rights Commission, which was created in 1964 to fight against discrimination and for equality. Today, sadly, there is strong evidence to suggest it discriminates against the Black community to the point of leaving for dead or worse.
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:04AM
SF's Biggest Manufacturer Beats Union, Prepares to Leave-IBEW 1245 Leadership Helped Scab - by repost
The IBEW 1245 leadership helped scab and break a San Francisco strike at Trayer Engineering.
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:50PM
Interview with Kevin Keating on the housing crisis and the Bay Area's anarchist subculture - by Tibor Szamuely
Some reflections on what's happening now -- and what needs to happen instead...
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:36PM
Yes on F in SF to Save Rent Control - by Save Rent Control
The San Francisco Tenants Union and the Green Party support Proposition F to save our rent controlled homes so that we are not evicted for the hotelization of San Francisco known as short term rentals. With 2 slick mailers received by the voters 1 month before voter handbooks and absentee ballots are received, this is going to be an expensive fight for our lives. Be informed that our only hope is to vote Yes on F and be sure to vote in this election.
Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:13AM
Why is the head of a CA affordable housing agency evicting tenants from affordable homes? - by Aimee Inglis
Matthew Jacobs, chair of the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) is using the Ellis Act to evict 17 units worth of tenants. We are demanding that Jacobs resign and that the Governor remove Jacobs from his post. It is totally unacceptable for the chair of an affordable housing agency to be using the Ellis Act to evict and demolish affordable housing.
Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:56PM
The Bay Area Tech Workers Union Demands Fair Wages From Google, Facebook, Twitter, Etc. - by Sunlia Fein
Have you seen all the billboards around San Francisco with nearly naked tech worker kids on them? Isn’t it nice that we can finally acknowledge that tech workers are just so much meat for the VC machine. As a tech CEO recently told his peers at a venture capital luncheon: “These kids have no brains, too many tattoos, and wild eyed wonder. This is the perfect storm for workforce exploitation. A new teenage tech idiot shows up every hour in the Bay Area. Layoff the ones that figure ou...
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2015 8:29PM
That “Shared” Parking Space is All Mine! Setting the Right Policy for On-Street Car-Sharin - by Tes Welborn
If the city rented the parking spot outside your home to your neighbor for $150 a month there’s a good chance you’d be pretty annoyed. But if ten of your neighbors sold the private cars they parked on your street you’d probably be much more enthusiastic, and wouldn’t much mind that their new shared car gets a reserved parking space. In fact, both those trends are part of San Francisco’s nearly two-year-old On-Street Car Share Pilot Program. Finding the right policy for on-street car...
Posted: Mon Jul 6, 2015 12:42PM
Green Party Attacked by SF Police at Dolores Park on 4th of July 2015 - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
San Francisco's Democratic Party Park Police told the Green Party, which has had a table at the SF Mime Troupe Dolores Park performances since the Green Party's inception in 1990 or so, that it was not allowed to have an ironing board for a table since that is a household item and that the large Green Party sign they always have held up by 2 poles was not allowed because they thought it might make holes in the ground, a lie.
Posted: Sat Jul 4, 2015 5:45PM
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Extends Condolences to Dead Creep Landlord - by B. Durruti
Yet another symptom of the lack of resistance to predators like Google's late and wholly unlamented Jack Halprin...with friends like these...
Posted: Fri Jul 3, 2015 7:21PM
Chelsea Manning Contingent in the SF Pride Parade - by Daniel Borgström
Honoring the Whistleblower. The Pvt. Chelsea Manning Contingent marched again this year in the SF Pride Parade
Posted: Fri Jul 3, 2015 1:04AM
Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model - by Peter Gelderloos, ROAR magazine, June 28,
This is particularly of interest in the context of a total lack of opposition to the end-stage tech-fueled gentrification of San Francisco.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:28AM
Open Letter to SF Pride (re: Pink Brick for AirBnB) - by E
Open Letter to SF Pride (re: Pink Brick for AirBnB)
Posted: Sun Jun 7, 2015 10:03AM
Shared Rides or Bandit Cabs? - by Tes Welborn
Are Companies like Uber and Lyft Helping or Hurting San Francisco? June 11, 7 pm It also seems that TNCs are only interested in serving some of the public. Beyond the transportation-specific concerns, TNCs exemplify the erosion of labor protections implicit in much of the sharing economy. Hear more on these issues and how public policy should address them at the HANC general membership meeting, 7pm Thursday, June 11 at 1833 Page Street.
Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2015 9:28AM
AFSCME 3299 & CLF Call on UC to Support Equal Pay for its Subcontractors - by via AFSCME 3299
San Francisco: As State and Federal lawmakers struggle to address the growing problems of poverty and income inequality, AFSCME 3299 President Kathryn Lybarger, California Labor Federation Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski and others today publicly called upon UC President Janet Napolitano to support SB 376 (Lara)—a measure that would guarantee that the employees of private firms providing contract services to the University are paid commensurate wages as career UC employees performing the sa...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:00PM
UC Students Address UC Regents on Sexual Violence - by via nowUCSB
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—On Thurs. May 21, 830AM, at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, nowUCSB and UC students will address the UC Regents regarding college sexual violence and students’ struggles for justice with Title IX.
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 5:01PM
SF Bicycle Police Falsely Claim Right to Ride on Sidewalk; Democratic Mayor & Airbnb - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
At lunch time on crowded sidewalks filled with voters in San Francisco’s Financial District today, a police woman bicyclist loudly proclaimed that she is exempt from the law requiring bicyclists to either walk their bicycle on the sidewalk or ride the bicycle in the street. This is a lie. This is the same day that election-frauding Democratic Mayor Ed Lee, running for re-selection, was exposed for his thwarting of democracy by a newspaper headline “Running Interference,” and the artic...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 9:18PM
National Fibromyalgia Day - by Bobbie Sanders
Today is National Fibromyalgia Day May 12, 2015
Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 8:40PM
Long-time UNITE HERE Local 2 President Mike Casey Stepping Down - by Marc Norton
What’s ahead (and behind) for San Francisco’s iconic hotel workers union, and an interview with Casey’s successor, Anand Singh
Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 9:49AM