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text Notice to Richmond Voters: Fraudulent Petition Circulating - by Posted By Lynda Carson
[[[ This petition will not support rent control, and the groups working to stabilize rents in Richmond do not endorse it. The community groups supporting rent control are listed at the bottom of this message. ]]]
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:12PM
text Cornell study on Berkeley soda tax in error (Media outlets run with it anyway) - by The_BerkeleyCept
Media outlets are running with a Cornell University study critical of the Berkeley tax on sugary drinks. Cornell researchers claim the tax is failing, because the price of sodas and other sugary drinks are stable, with no tax increase passed on to consumers. The researchers make the argument that the intended effect of the tax was to raise the price of sugary drinks as a deterrent. The Cornell Chronicle printed the headline "Berkeley soda tax falls flat". Media companies have followed sui...
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:29PM
text Famine Stalks Yemen - by Stephen Lendman
Yemen
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:11PM
text Endangered Species Act Recovery Plan Set for Two Unique Bay Area Plants - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced recovery plans (see PDF) today for the pallid manzanita, a fire-adapted shrub with only two naturally occurring populations remaining in the world — in Alameda and Contra Costa counties — and Baker’s larkspur, an attractive purple wildflower with only one small remaining population, in western Marin County.
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:57PM
text Fundraiser for Independent Autopsy for Nate Wilks - by APTP
We need to raise the funds in the NEXT FOUR DAYS--by Sunday, August 23rd. Sunday is the day before Nathaniel’s mother will return to NY and three days before what would have been Nate’s 28th birthday.
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:25PM
text Egypt's New Anti-Terror Law Targets Dissent - by Stephen Lendman
Egypt
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:09PM
text A Report from the Conspiracy of Insurgent Anarchists Concerning the Past Two Years - by Conspiracy of Insurgent Anarchists
"A Report from the Conspiracy of Insurgent Anarchists Concerning the Past Two Years in the San Francisco Bay Area." An article claiming that the San Francisco Bay Area has been experiencing unprecedented revolt over that course of the past several years -- and that ceaselessly implacable, energetic, spiky anarchists have been leading the way.
Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:27PM
text Nathaniel Wilks' family fundraising campaign for independent autopsy, legal costs, funeral arrangements - by Chemika Hollis
Hi my name is Chemika Hollis, I am the mother of Kai'lei Wilks. I am writing to thank everyone who came out yesterday and supported us and every way possible. There were a lot of very smart individuals who stand for what we believe in. I seen a very strong force and with everyone support I will seek justice for my partner and child's father.
Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:27AM
text Marijuana Union Organizer Took Bribes, Rigged Process - by UFCW Member
A Harley-Davidson-riding union organizer — once hailed as a "Superman" by the California cannabis movement — has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly taking bribes and rigging the union organizing process.
Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:27AM
text Oakland Police Kill Again - by WeCopwatch
Oakland has been pretty busy this year. Gentrification has provided the City and the Police with a new found sense of purpose: Protect capital, investments, and of course the massive migration of workers from San Francisco.
Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:40PM
text Oakland Police Kill Again - by WeCopwatch
Oakland has been pretty busy this year. Gentrification has provided the City and the Police with a new found sense of purpose: Protect capital, investments, and of course the massive migration of workers from San Francisco.
Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:40PM
text Urban Shield: A Letter to the Mayor of Oakland - by Brian Hofer / Oakland Privacy Working Group
We ask that OPD refrain from participation in Urban Shield this year and beyond, or alternatively, that the city and OPD demand that de-escalation and negotiation techniques are emphasized over assault practice drills as a condition of OPD's participation.
Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:58PM
text City of Oakland Building Inspectors - Allowing speculators to violate CA Housing Laws - by Melissa Hennings
The City of Oakland Building Inspection Department completely failed the residents of 374 41st Street Oakland, CA
Posted: Fri Aug 7, 2015 11:28AM
text Support Fund for Nicole and Joseph - by Support Nicole and Joseph
Support fund for Nicole and Joseph, arrested last month in Oakland and charged with Animal Enterprise Terrorism
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 11:57PM
text Unlike the So-Called Left, Government and Industry Really Get Animal Rights - by The Rancid Honeytrap
While many on the ostensible Left continue to point and laugh at animal rights activism, the US government continues to regard it with deadly seriousness.
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:28PM
text Another Contribution to the Dicussion of the Artists' Role in Gentrification - by Anonymous
A response to "A Critique of the Critiques" by the original author of "Rock Beats Paper."
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:55PM
text Plan or Be Planned – that is the neighborhood question - by Steve Martinot
Housing development now planned for the bay area will be an invasion of gentrification unless communities and neighborhods have a place at the planning tables, both for the general plan and for site-by-site projects. This article is an argument for why this is not only essential to democracy, and to the health of cities (the article focuses on Berkeley), but also for cities to stay within the law. It offers a critique of the representationist system of governance.
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:38PM
text A Defense of the RPS Collective and a Critique of the Critiques - by and by
This is in continuation of the ongoing discussion regarding the impending displacement of the Rock Paper Scissors collective from their 11-year home on the 2200 block of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland.
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:31PM
text Oakland Activists Accused of Going on Cross-Country Spree Targeting Fur Industry - by U.S. Attorney, Southern District of California
Two Oakland residents have been charged under the AETA for supposedly causing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to animal exploiting businesses. Apologies for posting a full unedited DOJ press release here, but there's limited information at this point on the two arrests today in Oakland, California. No link to a government website will be provided.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:14PM
text Oakland animal advocates accused of vandalism spree against fur industry - by Fox5 San Diego
SAN DIEGO — Two animal advocates were arrested Friday on charges they went on a nationwide vandalism spree against the fur industry, including in San Diego County, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:02PM

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