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Tue Jan 15 2013 (Updated 01/16/13)Protest in Front of Multi-Million Dollar Home Calls Attention to Economic Injustice
Tue Jan 15 2013 (Updated 01/16/13)$4.1 Silicon Valley "Dream House" Site of Occupy Movement Speak-Out
On January 10th, demonstrators protested in Menlo Park in front of a $4.1 million Dream House that is being raffled off to benefit the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. They explained their objection to the Dream House model of fundraising saying that arts organizations should receive public funds from taxes paid by corporations instead of a raffle that is essentially "a tax on the people".
Speakers who stood in front of the house said there is a need to restore funding to public institutions like libraries, universities, and the arts so that the reliance on risky dream house style raffles are no longer needed.
Representatives of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Occupy Bay Area United and other social justice groups held the speak-out in front of the mansion to publicize their outrage that nonprofits are used by banks and other corporations for public relations subterfuges. They argued that corporations create the illusion of helping good causes while at the same time using tax loopholes and creating profits on the back of the 99%.
Occupy Bay Area United | Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
California Mission Foundation Tries to Declare El Camino Real a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1 comment) Monday Aug 22nd 2:25 AM
Afghanistan: Still Occupied by US Troops on "Independence Day" Sunday Aug 21st 11:13 PM
Do NOT Vote for David Canepa for San Mateo County Supervisor! Thursday Aug 18th 10:46 AM
Renter protections are on the ballot for 6 cities in November (2 comments) Wednesday Aug 10th 9:54 PM
BART Creates a New Way to Become a Criminal. The Vicious Crime of Seat Hogging. (4 comments) Monday Jun 27th 1:42 PM
Community Keeps Memory of Yanira Serrano Alive Thursday Jun 9th 3:36 PM
Community Remembrance in Honor of Yanira Serrano (1 comment) Friday May 27th 4:06 PMMore Local News...
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Millions of Acres of Forest Will Remain Protected for Marbled Murrelets in WA, OR, CA Wednesday Aug 3rd 3:37 PM
Pre-Paid Phone "Security" Law Threatens to Make Black Lives Even Harder Thursday May 12th 9:37 PM
Apple's social plan to beat Facebook Wednesday Feb 17th 3:32 PM
Feds Launch Review of Endangered West Coast Orcas Wednesday Jan 27th 5:18 PM
'Granny Power' documentary about the Raging Grannies finished at last Friday Jun 13th 12:58 AM
Apple, the State and Social Rights Monday May 12th 6:01 AM
Re-feudalization Thursday Apr 24th 4:46 AMMore Global News...
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CA Injured Workers Face Stacked Deck During Workers’ Comp Appeals Process-Injured Nurse Co Thursday Aug 25th 5:34 AM
Privatizer Larry Ellison worth $51.6 Billion & Oracle Moving Ahead With Charter School Sunday Aug 14th 6:25 PM
Trump Crosses The Border: Youth & Workers Speak Out In California (1 comment) Sunday May 1st 12:08 AM
Blatantly disregarding public will, Coastal Commission votes to fire executive director Friday Feb 12th 5:14 PM
Peninsula Tenants Urge your elected official to ENACT RENT CONTROL and TENANT PROTECTIONS Thursday Jan 7th 1:14 PM
LaborTech 2015 The Gig Economy, Labor Communication Media And The Smart Phone Tuesday Jun 2nd 11:11 AM
Expansion Of Offshore Drilling Or The Gulf Of Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Saturday Jun 28th 3:24 PMOpen Newswire...
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