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image McCoppin Hub Indefinitely Locked 480_lock_1.jpg by San Francisco Food Not Bombs
San Francisco enclosed and locked the McCoppin Hub Park in order to keep people, including poor and homeless people, from using it....
Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:13AM
image Police Action in East Palo Alto Displaces RV Dwellers 480_epalogo_1.jpg by R. Robertson
75 protesters blocked a street in East Palo Alto to protect families at a police action at 8 am on November 15th. A tow truck pulled up to haul away a dozen RV's occupied mostly by working people, some with children. The RV residents received less than 24 hours notice of an emergency eviction ordinance put in place by the city....
Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:16AM
image Too Many Sheltering Questions, Too Few Answers 18057938_1569111076456888_3577095392680527078_n.jpg by Steve Pleich
Time to Refocus the Conversation...
Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:18AM
image SF SEIU 2015 Demand "Raise Homecare Wages Now"! Living Wages & Justice Needed! 480_seiu2017_rally_speaker_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
San Francisco SEIU 2015 homecare workers rallied in front of SF City hall on 11/14/17 for a wage increase and healthcare. They are being forced to leave San Francisco and do not have living wages for the work that they do....
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:27PM
image New Reports Expose Racial and Economic Injustice, Ineffectiveness of Pollution Trading 480_11.11.17_photo1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, said, “Pollution trading schemes like cap-and-trade unjustly burden lower-income communities of color. This is a fact. So many of us are rightfully desperate for solutions to our climate crisis, but market-based policies won’t save us. The only real way to significantly reduce carbon pollution is to stop producing it. We must move off fossil fuels now.”  Photo: Governor Jerry Brown speaks at the COP 23 in Bonn, Germany on November 1...
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:54PM
text Alamedans In Charge is a right-wing extremist radical group of landlords by Lynda Carson
Alamedans In Charge is a so-called coalition of rental property owners, homeowners, and businesses for fair and affordable housing. However, the group is anything but that. In essence, Alamedans In Charge is a group of greedy right-wing extremist landlords and realtors that are hellbent on making sure that the renters in Alameda are stripped of their renter protections granted to them by the City of Alameda!...
Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:01PM
text Apartment associations and realtor associations are the enemies of renters by Lynda Carson
The California Apartment Association has been stalking the tenants movement, and in opposition to renter protections it has meddled in the affairs of many cities, including the cites of Alameda, Burlingame, Concord, Healdsburg, Lafayette, Mountain View, Oakland, Pacifica, Richmond, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Rosa and many other cities!...
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:03PM
image The environmental injustice and dirty oil behind California's 'green’ facade 480_californiacrude800_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Governor Jerry Brown may be pulling “people together” and getting people to “wake up,” but not in the way that he intended, as increasing numbers of Californians mobilize against the Governor’s steadfast support of fracking and drilling dirty oil, a Big Oil-written cap-and-trade program and permits to pollute groundwater with oil wastewater in Kern County, as well as his environmentally unjust Delta Tunnels project....
Posted: Thu Nov 9, 2017 4:41PM
image How Many Homeless Shelter Beds are there in Fresno ... and why it matters 480_mn_home_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
The City of Fresno recently passed a Homeless No Camping ordinance. You can read about one action in resistance to that law here. This article explores the issue of shelter beds in Fresno. Photo below: This was a City of Fresno worker destroying a structure in a homeless encampment in 2011. Homeless advocates believe that instead of destroying homeless people’s modest homes, the City of Fresno should be helping them....
Posted: Thu Nov 9, 2017 10:08AM
text Call SF Bd of Supes for Marijuana: We Voted 75% for It by Phone Time
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors, all Democrats, is currently doing everything they can to oppose the 75% of San Francisco voters who voted for Prop 64, the marijuana initiative, of November 2016. We need your phone calls, Emails and faxes now to demand enforcement of Prop 64 with marijuana stores everywhere in San Francisco....
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2017 7:42AM
text Pacifica rent control Measure C fails to pass by Lynda Carson
Measure C, the rent stabilization and just cause eviction protections measure failed to pass in Pacifica after the realtors, landlords, and California Apartment Association spent a fortune to frighten the public with false horror stories, about the much needed renter protections!...
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2017 1:32AM
image Eviction Notice Posted for Santa Cruz Benchlands Hooverville 480_eviction-notice-san-lorenzo-park_1.jpg by Free Speech Matters
After being rousted from downtown Santa Cruz and given San Lorenzo Park, homeless people are being told to move again....
Posted: Sun Nov 5, 2017 11:40AM
image San Joaquin Valley parents, teachers, health advocates press state to suspend chlorpyrifos 480_clovisnewsconf11-1-17_1.jpg by Angel Garcia
Health advocates from the San Joaquin Valley called on the Central Regional Office (CRO) of the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) to urge the State to suspend agricultural use of brain-harming chlorpyrifos. The November 1st rally was led by members of Tulare County Coalition Advocating for Pesticide Safety (CAPS) and the Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN) outside DPR’s Central Regional Office in Clovis....
Posted: Thu Nov 2, 2017 4:36PM
calendar Homeless Eviction Farewell Party to South Berkeley 480_goodbye-here-there-flyer_1.jpg by First They Came for the Homeless
HERE/THERE, Across from Sweet Adeline 3351 Adeline, Berkeley, CA...
Event Date: Fri Nov 3, 2017 10:00AM
Posted: Thu Nov 2, 2017 3:17PM
text Eviction rates in the Bay Area and Northern California for 2017 by Lynda Carson
For those needing help in the Oakland area to fight against an eviction, contact the Eviction Defense Center at 452-4541, East Bay Community Law Center 548-4040, or Bay Area Legal Aid 663-4744....
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 7:12PM
text No Justice. Just Law. A Tale of Homelessness and Eviction. by JP Massar
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges at HERE/THERE, beg in the streets or steal loaves of bread....
Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:34PM
text Its Time to Drive Away the Developers by Steve Martinot
Homelessness and tenant displacement, both now epidemic, are treated as separate issues, whereas affordable housing (as HUD defines it) will resolve both. There is no possibility of this unless government intervenes. Otherwise we are on treadmills with both issues. Some radical solutions are here proposed....
Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:01PM
calendar Free Food / Hepatitis A Info-Session by First They Came for the Homeless
New City Hall Steps 1280 Milvia, Berkeley, CA...
Event Date: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:00PM
Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:44PM
text Oakland’s Flora Restaurant bartender kills homeless man for panhandling by Lynda Carson
Oakland officials have promoted economic cleansing in Oakland for many years. Official policies have resulted in never ending skyrocketing rents, mass evictions, more homelessness, and the abuse of Oakland’s homeless population as a direct result!...
Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:42PM
text No One Wins if the Homeless are Evicted, Mr. Mayor! by Mike Zint
I'm asking you to show up in support of our efforts. Get between the cops and the homeless, and stand for human rights. This will send a message to the nation, and the world, that Berkeley continues to lead the way on human rights issues....
Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:56AM