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image Oakland Approves Petition to Recall Mayor Schaaf 480_bye-libby-2-620x564_1.jpg by Sydney Johnson, Oakland Post
Now that the City of Oakland has approved a petition to recall Mayor Libby Schaaf, activists are hitting the streets to talk with residents and to collect signatures for their campaign....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:11PM
text The Surreality of the Actual by Steve Martinot
Ever since the 60s and 70s, there has been a plan to drive out of town the entire community of activists, along with the black and brown communities, and turn Berkeley into a normal town again. It has gone as far as it has in part because too many people never thought that there was a plan. This article is just a kind of mirror on that....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:30PM
text Health Watchdog Sues Dow for Pesticide Air Pollution by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Oakland, CA, September 20, 2016 - The national health watchdog Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has filed a lawsuit against Dow Chemical to address cancer risks posed by its fumigant pesticide Telone. Telone (a trade name for the chemical 1,3-Dichloropropene or 1,3-D) is a known carcinogen that pollutes dozens of rural areas throughout California; it is the third most heavily used pesticide in the state, and has been found to linger in the air for days after application....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:07PM
image Let Iris Stay! SF Capitalist Speculators Trying To Kill 99 Year Old Tenant With Eviction 480_canada_iris_banner_on_building_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Speculators are trying to drive out 99 year old African American Iris Canada from her home through an eviction. The court system is helping these speculators make more profit. A rally was held at Iris Canada's housing on September 22, 2016...
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:26AM
text Richmond Mayor accepted CAA contributions before he voted no on eviction moratorium by Lynda Carson
Before Mayor Tom Butt voted no to block the proposed urgency moratorium on evictions and rent increases the mayor failed to disclose to the residents at the September 13, City Council meeting that he has been accepting political contributions from the California Apartment Association (CAA)!...
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:03AM
image We Clarify and Reiterate the Driscoll’s Boycott is in Full Force 480_boycott-driscolls-san-quintin-help-us_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
We will continue our resistance, boycotting Driscoll's for a better life and a better future for farmworkers' families in San Quintín....
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:30PM
image Aclaramos de Manera Reiterada Que el Boicot a Driscoll’s Sigue Con Más Fuerza 480_boycott-driscolls-san-quintin-help-us_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
Seguiremos en resistencia del boicot a Driscoll's por una mejor vida y un mejor futuro para las familias jornaleros en San Quintín....
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:22PM
calendar Freedom Sleepers Bed Down for #63 While Salinas Fights Camping Ban by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
At the edge of the seat of government--Santa Cruz City Hall--unholy birthplace place of anti-homeless laws. Banned from peaceful protest at night, the sleepers will be positioned on the Center St. sidewalk and assorted spots nearby throughout the night and into the morning. The Sleep-Out will run from Tuesday afternoon through mid-morning Wednesday. There will be no City Council meeting today (every 2nd and 4th Tuesday are the regular times). City bathrooms have recently been "closed fo...
Event Date: Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:55AM
image Celebration of of the Beach Flats Mural 9-17-2016 480_006_1.jpg by AutumnSun
The mural in the Beach Flats Park was painted over by the City of Santa Cruz and now it is being repainted!...
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:47AM
text Special investigator to probe anti-rent-control petition complaints in Santa Rosa by Lynda Carson
The residents are complaining that the signature gatherers are falsely claiming that the petition supports renter protections in Santa Rosa, and that they were tricked into signing it!...
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:44PM
image Getting a Good Night's Sleep at City Hall with the Freedom Sleepers 480_freedom-sleepers-1_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
After a chilly series of summer nights for people on the street in Santa Cruz, temperatures have increased, and so has attendance at the Freedom Sleepers community sleepouts held at city hall. About three dozen sleepers made it through the night at the sleepout held on August 30, and attendance was nearly as high at the sleepouts organized on September 6 and September 13. Since July of 2015, the Freedom Sleepers have gathered to sleep at city hall one night a week to protest local laws that c...
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:27PM
calendar Mni Wiconi/Water Is Life, Food Not Bombs, Come-Unity Gathering 480_mni_wiconi_standing_rock_solidarity_santa_cruz_food_not_bombs_1.jpg by Livity Rising
Santa Cruz Post Office, at Water and Front Street, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:51PM
text The CAA plans to run attack ads against renter protection ballot measures by Lynda Carson
The political ads highlight the problems of big money trying to hijack renter protections, and influencing the outcome of ballot measures offering the public an opportunity to vote against a corrupt system that allows greedy landlords and slumlords to engage in price gouging, and the eviction-for-profit system!...
Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:21AM
calendar Six Month Birthday Party for the Flagpole Community 480_salinas_city_hall_flagpole_community_birthday_monterey_homeless_union_1.jpg by Monterey County Homeless Union
Sherwood Park 940 N Main St, Salinas, California 93906...
Event Date: Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:00AM
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:31PM
calendar Speak Out Against the Proposed Camping/Loitering Ordinance at Salinas City Council Meeting 480_salinas_camping_ban_loitering_city_council_1.jpg by Monterey County Homeless Union
SALINAS CITY HALL 200 Lincoln Ave Salinas, CA 93901...
Event Date: Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:28PM
text National Renters’ Day of Action on September 22 by Lynda Carson
On September 22, according to Causa Justa/Just Cause, in Oakland there will be a rally & banner drop in Oakland at 14th & Broadway at 12:00 PM to amplify #RenterPower and to lift up our fights against evictions, rising cost of rents and displacement!...
Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:27PM
document Salinas City Council to consider camping ban ordinance camping_ordinance__final_.pdf_140_.jpg by Salinas News
On Tuesday, September 20 the Salinas City Council will consider for adoption an ordinance that prohibits camping in public areas within the City of Salinas. The ordinance also prohibits "loitering", and other mundane activities such as lying on a public bench and sitting on a fire hydrant....
Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:32PM
text Richmond Mayor & two council members block emergency eviction and rent increase moratorium by Lynda Carson
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt is a landlord who also makes a living being an architect. His vote against the proposed 45 day moratorium means that he is ignoring the plight of the poor, elderly and working class individuals and families of Richmond facing displacement from their communities due to unreasonable massive rent increase, and evictions by unscrupulous landlords!...
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:17PM
image Pesticide Applications Near Elementary School Launch Community Into Action 480_amesti_elementary_school_pesticide_application_map_watsonville_1.jpg by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Applications near Amesti Elementary bolster demands for new protections for schoolchildren. Figure: Fumigant application near Amesti Elementary & Pacific Coast Charter School on Sat., Sept. 10....
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:11AM
text CAA may be backing anti-rent control petition in Santa Rosa by Lynda Carson
What is happening in Santa Rosa appears to be very similar to what happened in Richmond when the California Apartment Association (CAA) used a petition in 2015 to steal renter protections from the renters in that city!...
Posted: Fri Sep 9, 2016 11:47PM