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People's Park under Siege, Call for Support! - by Defenders
More support needed! People will be meeting at the People's Park stage at 9 PM this evening to discuss possible next steps. We strongly encourage everyone to come by People's Park tomorrow at 6 AM to prevent further damage to the park. Everyone is encouraged to come to People's Park tomorrow throughout the entire day, as the scheduled tree cutting will last until 3.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:39PM
People's Park: Chancellor Dirks Will Remember It For You, Wholesale - by Save People's Park Trees
This week is Spring Break; one day this week, workers from HortScience will enter the park and remove trees. On March 5th of 2012, the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission passed a resolution in favor of reinstating a community advisory board before any alterations to the park are made. This resolution was made after the UC destroyed trees and flattened berms on the west end of the park. On April 3rd of 2012, Berkeley city council unanimously passed the resolution titled: "Ensuring Commun...
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:06PM
House and Senate proposes brutal FY 2016 budget disaster - by Lynda Carson
In response to massive budget cuts that have already gone into effect during recent years, in recent days the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) has announced new policy changes for it’s Section 8 voucher holders (Housing Choice Voucher Program) that may result in higher rents for the Section 8 tenants. Additionally, a new policy restricts the ability of Oakland's Section 8 tenants to move to Alameda, Contra Costa County, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Solano County with their Section 8 voucher!
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:28AM
Attack on Jabari Shaw, daughter, & Mary Carmen Valencourt by US Marshals, FBI, and OPD - by CRC for Self Determination
In the wake of the March 9th violent police attack on well-known Oakland activist Jabari Shaw, we at Community Ready Corps (C.R.C.) are raising questions about the surveillance of community organizers by the Oakland Police Department and U.S. Marshalls.
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:43PM
Oakland: Google Bus Paint Bombed - by anonymous
A google bus was paint bombed in the Temescal district during the morning commute. The bus was full of googles.
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:05PM
Why Pay For A Port Boondoggle - One With No Benefit To The City Of Oakland? - by JP Massar
The Domain Awareness Center in Oakland is not needed, not wanted, and unfunded. It's time for it to go. But the privacy policies that were created as a result are important and need to be instituted.
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:37AM
Berkeley Declares War on the Homeless. - by JP Massar
Berkeley takes first steps toward passing homeless criminalization ordinances.
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:34AM
Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement (SCATESC) to start 3/23/15 - by PHSS Outreach Committee
Statewide Coordinated Actions every month respond to the Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers’ November 2013 Proposals: “ We want to consider the idea of designating a certain date each month as Prisoner Rights Day. On that date each month prisoners across the state would engage in peaceful activities to call attention to prison conditions. At the same time our supporters would gather in locations throughout California to expose CDCR’s [CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation] actions...
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:38PM
Oakland: Blockade of Facebook Bus at Macarthur BART Station - by Fuck the Zuck Bus!
A Facebook shuttle bus had its morning commute disrupted.
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:14PM
City of Oakland Building Inspectors - Overworked or simply corrupt? - by M. Hennings
Bribery is nothing new for City Building Inspectors.
Posted: Mon Mar 9, 2015 10:18AM
City of Oakland Building Inspectors disregarding health/safety issues in Oakland Apts - by M. Hennings
City of Oakland Building Inspection Department - Ignoring and/or refusing to enforce building code violations in Oakland Apartment Bulidings
Posted: Tue Mar 3, 2015 11:30PM
"No Drones" at Berkeley City Council - by Daniel
Berkeley approved a one-year moratorium on drones, but with an exception
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:41PM
Community in Mourning after UC Berkeley Destroys 60 Trees on Historic Gill Tract Arboretum - by Gill Tract Defense
The Gill Tract community will be gathering at the Gill Tract at 5pm to mourn and plan. Early this morning, 60 trees were cut down on the southern acreage of the Gill Tract. The UC’s move to begin clearing the way for their proposed housing and shopping complex came as a shock to farmers and neighbors, as there is an active lawsuit on appeal in the county courts, contesting the development’s detrimental environmental impact. Knowing the community would mobilize to defend the trees, t...
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:06PM
Robo-cops held a "special event" in Berkeley - by Daniel Borgström
Militarized police commandeered a neighborhood in Berkeley for use as a staging area last December. For 5 days the residents lived under martial law
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:49PM
Oakland Tenants living in substandard / unsafe buildings - who is to blame? - by M. Hennings
City of Oakland Building Inspection Department - trying to get the city to acknowledge/inspect/cite property owners for unsafe substandard housing being managed by The Apartment Group
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:03AM
John Swett High School Mascot, Indians, Removed after 90 years - by via SSPRIT
Sacred Sites Protection and Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSPRIT) along with AIM West, ACLU of Northern California, John Swett High School (JSHS) Alumni and Crockett Community Members formed the Carquinez Coalition to Change the Mascot in early 2014.
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:07PM
Indigenous Elder expected to serve 2 jail sentences for the same so-called `crime' - by hawkfeather
The Alameda County DA's office, acting as proxy for the Dept. of Homeland[Fatherland?] Security, is subjecting a Native Elder to double jeopardy, to-wit, 2 jail terms for the same `offense'.
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:55AM
Oakland police shoot Corey Pollard - by CP
Oakland police shot a man in East Oakland today.
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:28PM
Oakland Home, Mis-Identified as Fascist on BayAreaAntiFa, attacked last night - by Robert Kurtz
Article referenced in my post was formerly posted here, on reddit, and on FireWorks (now both removed) but still live on BayAreaInfanta: http://bayareaantifa.noblogs.org/post/2015/02/04/oakland-fascists-in-north-oaklandtemescal/ Now my friends' home has been attacked, and I am posting for clarification.
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:16AM
Corruption is rampant at HUD and affordable housing projects - by Lynda Carson
What is happening at Effie’s House and EBALDC is just one bright shining example of what is happening throughout the City of Oakland in the many subsidized housing projects owned by numerous non-profit housing developers that are members of the East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO)!
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:14AM