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These Damn Illegals: immigration “victories” and historical amnesia - by Cesar A. Cruz
This is a brief look back at attacks to the Mexican community, to immigrants, and a deeper understanding to who is "illegal."
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:33PM
CUCFA statement on UC’s planned tuition increases - by via Council of UC Faculty Associations
The Council of UC Faculty Associations holds Governor Jerry Brown’s slashing of public higher education responsible for UC President Napolitano’s recent proposal to budget for 5% tuition increases every year for the next 5 years. Raising tuition is not the solution. There is a better way: provide California students and their families high quality, affordable higher education, as defined by the California Master Plan for Higher Education. The reality is that Governor Brown has not been wi...
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:13PM
Quan & Schaaf: Issue statements now! Ease tensions before the Ferguson Grand Jury decides - by Mike Wilson
Oakland residents need their government to ease the tensions surrounding the St. Louis County Grand Jury investigation of the death of Michael Brown
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:29AM
Mass Evictions At Oakland's Empyrean Towers - by Lynda Carson
The Empyrean Towers located downtown Oakland at 344 13th Street used to be known as the Hotel Menlo and was owned by wealthy millionaire Tiburon resident Richard Singer. Singer landed in prison a few years ago after getting caught by the FBI in a sting operation for trying to hire an arsonist to burn down the occupied hotel as part of an insurance scam.
Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:01AM
With Longshore Workers Support How Protests Against Israeli Bombing of Gaza Stopped Zim Sh - by Jack Heyman Chair TWSC, Retired ILWU 10
ILWU Local 10 longshore workers were critical in stopping work on Zim ships in Oakland. The Transport Workers Solidarity Committee with other activists and maritime workers organized for an ongoing picket of the Zim Piraeus and the Stop Zim Action Committee which the TWSC was part of picketed the Zim Shanghai at SSA at the Port of Oakland in September and was successful in stopping the ship from being worked. This was the first time that a Zim ship was completely prevented from being worke...
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:05AM
Oakland's Tenant Protection Ordinance lacks criminal penalties - by Lynda Carson
In comparison to other cities in California some cities have criminal misdemeanor penalties for landlords who violate the tenant harassment ordinances including Berkeley, San Francisco and Santa Monica. Oakland fails to have any criminal misdemeanor penalties for the landlords that violate Oakland's Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO).
Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:50AM
Netanyahu Vows Zero Tolerance - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun Nov 9, 2014 11:20AM
Oakland passes anti-harassment ordinance to protect renters - by Lynda Carson
The TPO is based on similar anti-harassment policies in cities that prohibit various forms of harassment including San Francisco, East Palo Alto, Santa Monica and West Hollywood, in the effort to curb landlord harassment. The TPO prohibits 16 types of harassment in Oakland that a landlord may use to bully or harass tenants out of their housing!
Posted: Sun Nov 9, 2014 8:31AM
AFSCME 3299 Blasts UC Tuition Hike Threat - by via AFSCME 3299
Oakland: The University of California’s largest employee union today blasted Administrators over their threat of a five year tuition hike if state funding is not dramatically increased.
Posted: Thu Nov 6, 2014 7:00PM
Class Action Suit Filed Re Sexual Harrassment & Conditions for Women in Santa Rita Jail - by Terri Kay
On Oct, 27, 2014, Anne Weills , noted civil rights activists, long time lawyer and resident of Oakland, and 3 other civil rights activists, Tova Fry, Alyssa Eisenberg and Mollie Costello and filed a class action lawsuit against Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern, alleging that Sheriff Ahern deprived plaintiff and other women who were incarcerated in Santa Rita jail “with the minimal civilized measure of life’s necessities, and have violated their basic human dignity and their right to b...
Posted: Tue Nov 4, 2014 4:33PM
Oakland’s Canine Candidate - by Daniel Borgström
He express himself with a deep WOOF, and yet retains his fun-loving puppy-like qualities. Meet Candidate Einstein.
Posted: Mon Nov 3, 2014 2:12PM
Online Oakland Mayoral poll AND video about what police think about protesters - by Mike Wilson
Make your opinion public about who should be Oakland's next Mayor on Oakland North's poll. To reward yourself, watch Candidog Einstein's thrilling performance in "The Wrath of Einstein"
Posted: Sat Nov 1, 2014 9:59AM
Re Dan Siegel Mayoral Candidate Oakland Q &A - by Virginia re-posting Tracy Rosenberg
recently, some working hard for Pacifica/KPFA's survival were asked about Dan Siegel since he's running for Oakland mayor. To consider: whatever enhances his reputation now even if he loses but not by a lot, could be used to swell his already huge in some circles influence later.
Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:04PM
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
Corrected Version-Defend Democratic Control at the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union - by Jesse D. Palmer
The struggle over control of the board of directors of the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union in Berkeley is continuing.
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:09PM
FBI visits in Berkeley - by CLDC
FBI makes multiple visits in Berkeley.
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:28PM
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
Oakland tenants - fighting back - by M. Hennings
Landlord intimidation and harassment
Posted: Sun Oct 5, 2014 8:55PM