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textCorrecting the Sentinel's Latest Errors by Robert Norse & Keith McHenry
Food Not Bombs activist Keith McHenry corrects errors, omissions, and distoertions in Sentinel writer Jessica York's recent story "Santa Cruz County launches joint homelessness task force in coronavirus pandemic; Food Not Bombs expands food distribution" (4 PM, April 4th) at https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2020/04/04/santa-cruz-county-launches-joint-homelessness-task-force-in-coronavirus-pandemic ....
Posted: Sun Apr 5, 2020 3:41PM
imageCalifornia regulators approve new fracking permits during COVID-19 epidemic
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by Dan Bacher
The increase in oil and gas drilling permits in recent years, including fracking operations — and fact that California has no health and safety setbacks like many other states do — is a result of the millions of dollars every year that WSPA and oil companies spend every year on lobbying state officials, including the Governor’s Office and state regulatory agencies, as well as the many millions spent by the oil industry on campaign contributions to politicians and campaign committees....
Posted: Sat Apr 4, 2020 7:18PM
imageThe landfill in our bodies
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by Dr. Ahimsa Sumchai
The radioactive contaminated Hunters Point shipyard has left residents and workers with dangerous contamination in their bodies....
Posted: Sat Apr 4, 2020 11:21AM
textUpdates from Santa Cruz's Struggling Benchlands Meal & Santa Barbara's Peter Marin by Robert Norse
Santa Barbara activist Peter Marin blasts Santa Barbara's "Let 'Em Die:" Lack of Services. Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs activist Keith McHenry Calls for More Volunteers, Warns Local Authorities Violate CDC Safeguards for Those Outside...
Posted: Sat Apr 4, 2020 10:00AM
imageCalifornia Apartment Association is afraid of coronavirus rent strikes
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by Lynda Carson
With millions in California losing their jobs, income, food, and healthcare, while being ordered to shelter-in-place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the state and the nation, it seems reasonable to many that a rent strike not only seems feasible, but necessary....
Posted: Sat Apr 4, 2020 6:05AM
imageGovernor Newsom Issues Moratorium on Water Shutoffs to Homes, Small Businesses
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by Dan Bacher
In a statement, Alexandra Nagy, Food & Water Action California Director, lauded Newsom for making the “common sense decision” to halt water shutoffs in California. “We’re very pleased that Governor Newsom has made the common-sense decision to halt water shutoffs in the state while we confront this overwhelming public health crisis. He must also ensure that water is restored to every home where it was previously cut off....
Posted: Fri Apr 3, 2020 12:50PM
imageWe’re Not Paying Rent: Here’s Why
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by Oakland Rent Strike
While there has long been a housing crisis in Oakland — and throughout California– COVID-19 makes the issue particularly dire because so many people are out of work and people are being told to stay at home to combat the spread of the virus....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 10:37PM
imageOakland Rent Strike: Food Not Rent
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by capitalism is the virus
An organized group of tenants in Oakland are beginning a rent strike. We call on others to join us....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 10:26PM
imageOakland & Alameda County: Call Now to Demand Housing for Our Unsheltered Neighbors
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by COVID-19 Safety for All
Alameda County and the City of Oakland have millions of dollars in emergency funds available for COVID-19 relief efforts, yet they have NOT provided the emergency housing needed for the thousands of homeless residents residing in our communities....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 12:32PM
videoDedicated To All Those On Rent Strike (video/quicktime 30.5MB) by Heresy Labs
Video dedicated to the all those on rent strike. Duration: 2 minutes 20 seconds Music: Corona - Minutemen...
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2020 10:04PM
imageRent Strike and Anti-Capitalist Graffiti Pops Up in Oakland!
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by Zack Haber
As the COVID19 pandemic has made it difficult or impossible for many of Oakland's tenants to pay rent, "rent strike" and anti-capitalist graffiti, signs and banners have been appearing throughout West Oakland, Lake Merritt, and along Grand Avenue....
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2020 5:06PM
imageSF Hunters Point Shipyard,The Workers, The Science, The Health Issues & The Cover-up
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by Labor Video Project
Dr. Ahimsa Sumchai discusses continuing health epidemic of disease as a result of the contamination by the former Hunters Point naval shipyard. She also discusses the systemic cover-up by the Navy, CCSF and. UCSF of workers becoming contaminated. UCSF workers are members of AFSCME 3299 and CWA UPTE....
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2020 12:06PM
imageCOVID-19 & SF DPH SEIU 1021 Community Healthcare Centers Workers Under Attack
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by Labor Video Project
San Francisco DPH community center healthcare workers are being forced into dangerous positions without proper PPE protection that may contaminate them with COVID-19. SEIU 1021 SF DPH Community Healthcare Center Chapter VP Cheryl Thornton speaks out....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:03PM
textUpdates from the "Ignore Them Until they Disappear or Die Off" Genocide Zone by Robert Norse
While City & County officials who live indoors postulate, ponder, and predict, no safe shelters, sanitary shithouses, or reliable food services have opened up to replace those shut down. HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) critic passes on some updates and the latest in-the-field reports from Food not Bombs still-serving-under-fire foodster Keith McHenry....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:47PM
imageInstacart Emergency Walk Off Update
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by Gig Workers Collective
Instacart has failed to respond to Shoppers in a way that is respectful, moral, or even just considerate to other human beings....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:02PM
imageWatsonville Community Hospital Nurses to Hold Shift Change Actions To Demand Protections When Treating Patients With COVID-19
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by California Nurses Association
To protest the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and preparedness for frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, registered nurses at Watsonville Community Hospital will hold a silent vigil and solidarity stand on Monday, March 30, 2020. Registered nurses are calling on Watsonville Community Hospital to reverse its decision to weaken personal protective equipment standards and cancel staff rather than preparing for a surge of COVID-19 patients....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:48PM
imageOakland passes coronavirus rent freeze & eviction ban
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by By Lynda Carson
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, on March 27, 2020, the Oakland City Council passed an emergency ordinance prohibiting landlords from evicting residential and commercial tenants. The emergency ordinance which includes a freeze on rents took effect immediately, and will last at least until May 31!...
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:36PM
calendarHonk for Justice: COVID-safe Car Rally to End ICE Detention
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by Sam Tunick
We will meet at SP+ Parking (50 Broadway, San Francisco), then depart as a caravan at noon to circle the ICE office and Civic Center Plaza....
Event Date: Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:45AM
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:28PM
documentCalifornia governor signs a deceptive statewide COVID-19 tenant eviction ban
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by Lynda Carson
Presently many people throughout California are under orders to shelter-in-place, and must remain at least 6 feet in distance (social distancing) from others because of the coronavirus, and COVID-19. As a result they may have lost their jobs, their income, and can not pay their rent. Do not be fooled by the governors deceptive COVID-19 so-called ban on evictions!...
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:24PM
imageSacramento Police Have Arrested Unhoused People Seeking to Shelter in Place
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by Asantewaa Boykin, APTP
At a time when the entire State of California has been asked to shelter in place, unhoused populations remain unprotected, with nowhere to go, no house to shelter in, no sanitary supplies, and no means by which to honor social distancing requirements....
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:34PM