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image Tenant activist condemns President Trump for threatening to shut down federal government 480_20181208_163714_1_1_1.jpg by Lynda Carson
Photo of tenant activist Lynda Carson condemning President Donald Trump on December 8, 2018, for threatening to shut down the federal government. The symbolism of condemning President Trump in front of the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) at 1540 Webster Street downtown Oakland, is justified because a government shut down would threaten tens of thousands of renters in Oakland being assisted by the OHA including veterans, the elderly, disabled, chronically ill, and low-income families in public...
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:41PM
image Justice For Kaiser Patients & NUHW Workers! Stop The Suicides From Profiteering & Cost Shifting 480_img_6645_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
NUHW Kaiser mental healthcare workers in California launched a five-day strike on December 10, 2018, over care for patients and NHWA workers conditions. They rallied and marched at SF Kaiser....
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:20AM
document Last Council Meeting of 2018 What's Missing? Freeze/Just Eviction Protection Extension! red_church_flyer_12-10-18.pdf_140_.jpg by Robert Norse
In the last regular scheduled Council meeting of the year outgoing Mayor Terrazas won't put on the agenda an item to extend the Rent Freeze/Just Eviction Protection that the Council passed overwhelmingly in February. That measure expires on today December 11th once the election results are accepted by the Council. It leaves tenants vulnerable to exorbitant rental increases. I have written several letters demanding the "progressive" Council members (who constitute a majority in the middle o...
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:16AM
image So Passes Jay 480_jay_passes_1.jpeg by friends
Celebration of our recently lost friend. Militant individualist nihilist anarchist. A lover, a fighter....
Posted: Fri Dec 7, 2018 11:36AM
video Dignity Village and Allies Stood Up to Resist Eviction and the City of Oakland Backed Down (video/mp4 18.2mb) by Village Oakland
The city of Oakland threatened to evict residents from the Housing and Dignity Village on December 5. Oakland police and city public works employees blocked off parking on S Elmhurst Ave to prepare for the eviction. But early in the morning gates to the community were locked and dozens showed up to place themselves between the encampment and police. The city backed down, promising to enter into new negotiations with residents....
Posted: Wed Dec 5, 2018 11:58PM
video The Housing and Dignity Village: Survival is Not A Crime (video/mp4 23.0mb) by Village Oakland
The administration is saying we’re a danger to the neighbourhood, that we’re criminals, that we’re unsanitary. Check out this video to hear why we started this safe and sober resource hub....
Posted: Tue Dec 4, 2018 3:21PM
image This is Why We Have a Hard Time Electing Progressives in Fresno 480_img_5503_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
Voting repression in Fresno is exposed....
Posted: Tue Dec 4, 2018 11:43AM
calendar Santa Cruz City Council Special Meeting: Renter Protections 480_rent-control_santa-cruz_1.jpg by Power Surge Tenants Rights / Oleada de Inquilinos
City Hall: 809 Center St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Dec 4, 2018 1:00PM
Posted: Sun Dec 2, 2018 5:35PM
document Oakland renters are wondering why landlord Elizabeth Williams is not in jail oak071732.pdf_140_.jpg by Lynda Carson
According to an October 26, 2018 investigative report from Milad Dalju, Chief Enforcement, and Simon Russell, Investigator, to the Oakland Public Ethics Commission, allegedly former Oakland Inspector, Thomas Alton Espinosa, accepted a number of payments totaling $176,000 from landlord Elizabeth Williams, which reportedly may have been illegal bribes made to Espinosa!...
Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:03PM
text Will CA Department of Pesticide Regulation ban Big Ag's use of Toxic Air Contaminates? by Kate Hitt
As a Watsonville local and school bus driver, I have had it with all the toxic fumigants and sprays that are poisoning us and contributing to climate change. I joined Safe Ag, Safe Schools to stop poisoning kids and neighbors by making 1 mile 24-hour no toxic spray or fumigation buffer zones around schools....
Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:39PM
text Down In Smoke SF by Michael Steinberg
Smoke from the Camp Fire has turned San Francisco into a high tech ghost town....
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:46PM
image Dead Man Pulled From Culvert at Plymouth and Highway 17 480_homeless_death_santa_cruz_1.jpg by Robert Norse
On Saturday morning, I saw several police officers and a deputy examine what appeared to be a dead body behind a yellow "crime scene" tape at the edge of a culvert adjoining Highway 17 near the Plymouth/Highway 17 stoplight....
Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:06AM
calendar Defend the Rent Freeze 480_santa_cruz_rent_freeze_1.jpg by YES on M: SC for Rent Control
City Hall: 809 Center St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:21PM
image What's Next After the Election? Oakland People's Assembly 480_catbrooksformayor.jpg by Cat Brooks
First of all — Thank you! Words will never accurately convey how grateful I am for all of your support, time, energy, and passion....
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:38PM
image The Movement is Only Getting Started 480_santa_cruz_rent_control_1.jpg by YES on M: SC for Rent Control
We are sad to announce that Measure M will not pass, but we are not discouraged! The Movement for Housing Justice is only getting started....
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:41PM
image Department of Pesticide Regulation rejects Federal Court Order to ban chlorpyrifos 480_pesticide-0282_1.jpg by Sarait Martinez
Rejecting the order of the 9th Circuit Federal Appeals Court to end the use of a brain-harming pesticide, state regulators November 15th announced a set of interim recommended measures aimed at limiting exposure to the organophosphate pesticide chlorpyrifos, known to cause permanent brain damage in young children. But the measures fall far short of the ban many are calling for. State regulators have found that young children in California risk permanent neurotoxic effects from exposure to uns...
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:42PM
image Community Survival Camp Established at Santa Cruz Post Office 480_community-survival-camp-santa-cruz-post-office-1_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
In response to the planned closure of the River Street homeless campground, community members in Santa Cruz have established a survival camp at the downtown post office. At 11pm on November 15, nearly two dozen individuals had set up spaces to sleep along the sidewalk in front of the large postal building, which is a landmark downtown. "Please join us for a peaceful night's sleep while celebrating the constitution and supporting the human right to sleep. Everyone is welcome, whether you have ...
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:23AM
image City of Santa Cruz Announces Park Closures 480_rincon-fire-santa-cruz-county-november-2018-1_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
Due to a recent string of "suspicious" fires, the City of Santa Cruz today announced the closure of the following parks: Pogonip, Arana Gulch, Moore Creek, DeLaveaga, and Arroyo Seco. "Police and Fire Investigators have aggressively investigated every fire, which has resulted in five arrests in the past four weeks," a press release from the city states. The parks will be closed indefinitely. [Top Photo: The Rincon Fire.]...
Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:12PM
image UCSC Students Initiate Petition to Close Campus Due to Poor Air Quality 480_california_wildfires_2018_1.jpg by Santa Cruz News
Students at the University of California, Santa Cruz have initiated a petition calling for the closure of campus due to poor air quality from the California wildfires. Over 700 individuals have signed the electronic petition so far. One individual commented on the website that they felt like they were "back in Beijing". Another wrote: "I don't want lung cancer". Sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/uc-santa-cruz-administration-closing-campus-due-to-poorair-quality-uc-santa-cruz...
Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:51PM
image Thousands of Prisoner Firefighters Combating Wildfires in California Today 480_california-fires-november-14-2018.jpg by Dave Id
Among those brave enough to combat fires by taking on such dangerous duties as creating containment lines in hot zones are thousands of people enslaved by the prison industrial complex. For instance, two hundred are involved with fighting the ongoing Camp Fire. The California Department of Corrections seems proud that this past summer 58 of them were kids....
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:45PM