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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
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
Letter to politicians from my recent experiences as an Oakland Tenant - by M. Hennings
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: Fri Oct 3, 2014 4:17PM
Two Pieces on Surveillance - by Institute for the Study of Insurgent Warfare
Surveillance // Panopticon // Security Culture // Paranoia
Posted: Thu Oct 2, 2014 4:46PM
Giant tree fruit grower suggests suing Berkeley over resolution supporting Fresno workers - by United Farm Workers
Berkeley, Calif.—One of America’s largest tree fruit growers is suggesting a lawsuit against Berkeley if its city council approves a resolution at tonight’s meeting urging giant Gerawan Farming Inc. to refrain from violating state labor laws and to “immediately implement [a] union contract issued by [a] neutral mediator and the state of California” last year.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:35PM
Einstein to announce his candidacy for Mayor of Oakland - by Mike Wilson
In pursuit of full and equal democratic participation, Einstein offers a platform intended to inspire Oakland residents excluded or marginalized by the current political process to knock down the walls of power and enforce their rights.
Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:03AM
OPD is going to `steal everything' - by 2-feather
Law enforcement continues its campaign of harassment against Occupy2Decolonize and Indigenous elder Zachary Runningwolf
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:24AM
Threat of lawsuit from James Baker of Cytel Group / Urban Shield - by Lynda Carson
James Baker failed to mention why his wife Anne Marie Baker signed some contracts involving the Sheriff's Office and Urban Shield that were approved by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors that repeatedly mentioned the name Cytel Group, LLC on them. Instead he chooses to blame the County legal department for this situation, and repeatedly claims that I tried to slander him for reporting on the situation, as he continues to threaten to sue me in three different emails!
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:51PM
Anti-Apartheid Group Announces Campaign to Block Zim Ships to Oakland - by GA Gaza
We are people of Oakland who hate apartheid, racism and genocide in all its forms. We were inspired by the historic actions that occurred on August 16th and afterward that delayed the Zim Piraeus for five days, eventually forcing it to leave after unloading only a fraction of the cargo destined for our city’s port. We seek to aid and augment the actions by the organizations and individuals that took to the streets to block the Zim Piraeus in August. Our goal is to support and enhance effo...
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:31AM
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
Somalia: Somaliland's Comparison to Scotland, Gabilay Protesters - by Ahmed Said Abwaankuluc
Somalia: Somaliland's Comparison to Scotland, Gabilay Protesters
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:39PM
Corruption in the Urban Areas Security Initiative Training Services? - by Lynda Carson
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office requested the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to approve and authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute the fully negotiated contracts for Master Contract No. 900926, with the following pool of vendors, to provide Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) training services for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) at an estimated total pool amount of $2,300,000.
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:18AM
Reply From Sheriff's Office Regarding Cytel Group, LLC / Urban Shield - by Lynda Carson
James Baker of the Cytel Group has not responded to my email request regarding questions about the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voting to approve an agreement with the Sheriff's Office and Cytel Group, LLC, regarding Urban Shield. However, a copy of the email to James Baker was also sent to Alameda County Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, the Oakland City Council members, and a number of other individuals.
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:33AM
Chevron sounds alarm against East Bay 'Anarchism' - by repost
Steve Early BeyondChron Sept. 16, 2014
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:50AM
People's Climate Train Leaves CA En Route to Historic Climate March in New York City - by Center for Biological Diversity
EMERYVILLE, Calif.— More than 100 people — including nuns, ministers, tribal leaders and student activists — boarded the People’s Climate Train this morning for a four-day cross-country trip en route to the large demonstration in the history of the climate movement. The train, organized by the Center for Biological Diversity, will include workshops, discussions and activist trainings as the train passes through lands threatened by the climate crisis.
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:31PM