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imageA Renters’ Victory in Madera
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by Eduardo Stanley
Renters, activists and supporters talk to the media before the Madera City Hall meeting on Nov. 20. City Council Member Santos Garcia is at the right of the image. Photo by Eduardo Stanley...
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2019 7:55PM
imageSign the petition: Stop the Eviction of Moms 4 Housing!
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by Moms 4 Housing
On December 3rd we received an eviction notice from Wedgewood LLC, the company that has been holding this house vacant. We won’t give up without a fight. Please, sign the petition in support....
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2019 4:10PM
textRule changes to SNAP Program will take food away from the poor & elderly by Lynda Carson
In California the SNAP Program (food stamp program) is known as CalFresh, with 3,912,714 food stamp recipients in California during July 2018, including 100,430 food stamp recipients in Alameda County during 2018 according to Kidsdata.org....
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 8:46PM
textThe Wicked Witch of the West AKA Mayor of Oakland by ntuit
The Mayor and her administration are failing miserably in helping homeless people...
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:43PM
textPop Up Care Village at Oakland’s Frank H. Ogawa Plaza on Wed. Dec. 4, 2019 by Lynda Carson
The Pop Up Care Village includes free food, clothing, showers, haircuts, acupuncture, art & music, animal care, mental health services, social services, medical services, legal aid, and harm reduction....
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:07PM
imageRestore mailed notices at San Francisco Public Library
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by California Alliance for Retired Americans
According to the most recent U.S. Census 138,000 San Franciscans do not have internet from their homes. The San Francisco Public Library did not take this into account when recently it mplemented a unprecedented change in its borrowing policy very damaging to seniors, low-income and disabled - those most likely to be without internet in their homes.....
Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:45PM
imageHousing Dignity Village, eviction from Oscar Grant Plaza
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by Liberated Lens
22 people arrested for taking the Oscar Grant Plaza to seek solutions to homelessness....
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:10PM
videoEviction of Housing Justice Village in Oakland (video/mp4 70.6MB) by Brandon Jourdan
A video summary of the eviction and some of the arrests....
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:32PM
imageOakland Raids Housing Justice Village: Being Houseless Is Not a Crime
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by Cat Brooks
Last night, dozens of unhoused community members with The Village and East Oakland Collective placed their tents on the lawn of City Hall; demanding to be seen, heard and helped by city officials. Instead they were terrorized, brutalized, arrested and taken to Santa Rita Jail....
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:52PM
imageOakland unhoused neighbors have created the Housing Justive Village at City Hall
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by Dave Id
Tents are up in Oscar Grant Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall to protest the city's never ending homeless encampment demolitions and evictions, its lack of seriousness and urgency in addressing the housing crisis.  If you can support, come by!...
Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:21PM
imageCommander X Seeks Political Asylum from the Government of Mexico
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by Alex Darocy
Anonymous has announced that Commander X, also known as Chris Doyon, will present himself to the government of Mexico during the first week of December at the Federal Building in San Miguel de Allende, where he will ,"tender his petition for political asylum and request refugee status." The announcement comes after two years of waiting and planning from safe-houses provided to Commander X by Mexican friends and supporters. Commander X had been living in hiding in Canada since 2012, after he e...
Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:46PM
videoOakland Mothers Make Vacant House a Home: Move-In Day Video (video/mp4 5.7MB) by Moms 4 Housing
On October 18, two homeless mothers born and raised in Oakland reclaimed possession of a vacant investor-owned property in West Oakland. The mothers, Dominique Walker and Sameerah Karim, are the founding members of Moms for Housing, created to address the extreme challenges working mothers face in finding safe and affordable housing for themselves and their children. Here's video from their move-in day....
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:40PM
textSF Public Library Commission: discrimination vs. seniors, low-income and disabled by Restore the Mailed Notices Committee
The SF Public Library has jeopardized its long-standing policy of serving all patrons equally with the same level of service by making it very difficult if not impossible for low-income, seniors and disabled to access the full range of services at this $160 million funded library system. (SFPL spends $3 million per year on digital service contacts)....
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:29PM
imageChile's Rebellion Comes to UCSF
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by Leon Kunstenaar
In a cruel development, the Chilean military is targeting protesters' eyes as protests over economic inequality intensify....
Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:13PM
imageHomeless Mothers Retake Vacant Oakland Home from Real Estate Speculators
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by Moms 4 Housing
Wedgewood Investments Kept Home Vacant for Over 18 Months...
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:31PM
imageHomeless Residents Evicted by Police from Phoenix Camp Say They Were Not Offered Shelter
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by Alex Darocy
A number of homeless residents staying at the Phoenix Camp in Santa Cruz say they were not offered any shelter options when police raided the encampment and evicted them from public property, without prior notice, on the morning of November 15. Statements from homeless residents of the camp contradict the official statement released by the City of Santa Cruz during the eviction that, "everyone is being offered alternative shelter options." Phoenix Camp resident Jeff Fowler, who uses a wheelch...
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:35PM
documentTwo Views of the City's Ambush of the Phoenix (Deseire Memorial Survival) Camp Behind Ross
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by Robert Norse and Alicia Kuhl
Mainstream media have distorted and omitted various facts about the Friday morning November 15th police assault on the survival camp sending dozens into the bushes, streets, and neighborhoods for the winter. Camp Phoenix sheltered more than 60 people, many of them disabled and elderly, assisting with cooking, storage, and sanitation facilities and free access to its residents. The double sided flyer posted here attempts to correct false City claims echoed by the media....
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:08PM
imageThe rise and fall of Camp Phoenix Santa Cruz, Ca. 11-15-2019
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by AutumnSun
Camp Phoenix had just been renamed yesterday. "In Memory of Deseire Quintero. Because we Rise From the Ashes." "We are a stand our ground Survival Camp." Today it is once again closed!...
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:29PM
imageThe Death of Deseire Quintero and the Creation of “Camp Phoenix”
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by California Homeless Union
Statement of the California Homeless Union...
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:49AM
imageRoss Survival Camp Day Four Santa Cruz, Ca. 11-13-2019
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by AutumnSun
Today was a cooler day than yesterday. I was at the camp for a while in the morning and a short time in the afternoon. I must say that the camp is really taking shape!...
Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:28PM