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Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model - by Peter Gelderloos, ROAR magazine, June 28,
This is particularly of interest in the context of a total lack of opposition to the end-stage tech-fueled gentrification of San Francisco.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:28AM
Street Heat - June 2015 - by Mike Rhodes
Photos and audio (mp3) of the Street Heat radio show in Fresno. Each segment of the show is about 15 minutes long. Photo below: Show host Pam Whalen.
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:40PM
"Homeless Lives Matter" Back For Fourth Meal Preparing for July 4th CampOut - by Robert Norse
Angry activists protesting closures, cutbacks, and laws against the homeless community held their fourth meal under the banner "Homeless Lives Matter!" They served their fourth breakfast around the corner from the Homeless Services Center, which I call the “Homeless (Lack of) Services Center” [HLOSC]. Its director, Jannan Thomas, announced cutbacks in services and shelters in May, announcing an end-of-June shut down the meals, laundry, shower, and restroom services previously availabl...
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:49AM
Sitting Freely in Downtown Monterey - by Alex Darocy
At their latest monthly sit-in, community members protesting the sit-lie ban in Monterey sat freely on the sidewalk on Alvarado Street for the first time since beginning their protests. At each of the four previous sit-ins, demonstrators were pressured to discontinue the protest, either by the police or by downtown business owners. They have been gathering on Alvarado Street monthly since February to oppose the new Monterey ordinance, which outlaws sitting or lying on commercial sidewalks in ...
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:42PM
Who Is Destroying Berkeley's People's Park? - by People's Park Is Not Over
People once associated with the People's Park community are tapping out, as UC Berkeley makes further incursions into the space. Former Park allies are ending their support for People's Park, and some are even raiding what they can as they make their exit. The People's Park website is under control of people who have no intention of updating the Park's internet presence, and the People's Park funds have been absconded with. People's Park is being dismantled by individuals who have given up th...
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:17PM
Santa Cruz County Grand Jury Releases Annual Jail Report - by Santa Cruz News
This week the Santa Cruz County Grand Jury released its annual jail report, which is based on their inspection of county detention facilities from January to April of 2015. The report details numerous improvements made to the Santa Cruz Main Jail on Water Street since the Grand Jury's last visit, but found that inmates complained about, "the variety of food served," and, "the lack of contact visits." According to the Grand Jury Report, "contact visits are not currently allowed because of secu...
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:56PM
Emergency Breakfast for Santa Cruz Homeless - by Steve Conover
posting a few pics from June 25, 2015 Homeless Lives Matter and HUFF Emergency Breakfast at the Homeless (Lack of) Services Center, Santa Cruz CAQ
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:26AM
Just Cause Eviction Protections And Rent Control Supported By Richmond City Council - by Lynda Carson
Richmond renters are being urged to unite and support their council members to establish the strongest just cause eviction protections and rent control possible in the struggle against gentrification, greedy landlords and real estate profiteers!
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:50AM
2015 Census Results Show Major Decline in Homelessness in Santa Cruz County - by via Applied Survey Research
The 2015 Santa Cruz County Point-In-Time Homeless Census & Survey was released today. The 2015 report states that there was a decline in overall homelessness from 3,536 persons in 2013 to 1,964 persons in 2015 in Santa Cruz County and calls the change, "remarkable."
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:57PM
Cafe HUFF on the Highway: Emergency Breakfast #4 - by Robert Norse
NW Corner of Highway 1 and Highway 9 around the corner from the Homeless (Lack of) Services Center
Event Date:Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:00AM
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:32PM
Gentrification and the Corporate Structure - by Steve Martinot
Though affordable housing is in great need in the Bay Area, and in particular, in Berkeley, two things stand in the way of fulfilling that need, and push development toward the building of high income residence buildings. They are the corporate structure itself, and the structures of racialization in the US. Thus, a conflict ensues between humans and corporations, in which the corporations use race and class against the people, in response to which forms of direct democracy become all the mor...
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:07AM
From PARKMERCED to the MISSION Workers, Tenants, and Mission District Unite Against MAXIMU - by Andy
16th and Mission BART Plaza
Event Date:Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:16PM
Members of Plaza16 protest at SF City Hall 100th Celebration (video/x-flv 68.1MB) - by D. Boyer
Members from the Plaza16 Coalition protested at San Francisco's City Hall 100th Anniversary Celebration.
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:18PM
Army of the Housed - by Brent Adams
Homeless Occupation Campout? I'll certainly be there, as I've been to the past half dozen take-overs of public space with homeless encampments. I've documented them and I've pondered them. My one thought - it is all too easy to rally an army of people who sleep outside; to offer them food and lead them down the road - but towards what?
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:20PM
Tony Thurmond's disgraceful behavior in Sacramento - by Tina Kimmel, PhD, MSW, MPH
Assemblymember Tony Thurmond is not competent to represent the progressive voices who elected him, as evidenced by his personal and his offices' recent behavior around a controversial bill.
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:49AM
Homeless Lives Matter: Building Towards Justice - by Keith McHenry
Corner of Hiway 9 (River St.) and Hiway 1
Event Date:Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:00AM
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:31PM
New Report on San Lorenzo River Water Quality Shows "Little to No" Human Bacteria Present - by via San Lorenzo River Alliance
The San Lorenzo River Alliance has issued a new report on San Lorenzo River water quality showing little to no human bacteria present in the river.
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:16AM
Justice For Jose Velasco - by Antoinette
200 Lincoln Ave Salinas, Ca
Event Date:Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:06AM
Support AB 258 in California: Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act - by Americans for Safe Access
Hundreds of medical cannabis patients and advocates will be visiting the state Capitol this afternoon to talk with lawmakers about medical cannabis legislation. One of the most important bills on the table is AB 258, the Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act. This bill will prevent discrimination against medical cannabis patients who need organ transplants. It is a high priority for ASA, because medical cannabis patients have already died after being dropped from the organ transplant waiting ...
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:54AM
Homeless Heist - by Brent Adams
Rather than exploring ways to help people experiencing homelessness and supporting Homeless Services Center, some local protest-activists are planning to hi-jack local parks to protest city government for not doing enough.
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:46AM