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imageAbortion Saved My Life Banners Appear Across Bay Area Freeways
by Laura
Banners declaring "Abortion Saved My Life" emblazon freeways across 5 Bay Area cities. Protest against anti-abortion, far-right agenda in SF today, Jan 21, at noon....
Posted: Sat, Jan 21, 2023 12:57pm PST
imageDebt limit crisis threatens Social Security and Bay Area subsidized housing renters
by Lynda Carson
Lydia Gans Photo Of A San Rafael Tenant Meeting In 2005 That I Helped To Organize With Housing Activist Marion Brady, To Help Save Section 8 Tenants From Losing Their Housing Vouchers. That's Me Standing Near The Back Of The Room In A Red Top And Black Sweater Reading Some Information That I Helped Pass Out To The Tenants:...
Posted: Thu, Jan 19, 2023 11:19pm PST
imageFarmworker communities call on the State to Rewrite Regulation of Cancer-Causing Pesticide
by Californians for Pesticide Reform
One hundred farmworker community residents and their allies filled Cal EPA’s Byron Sher Auditorium, as well as participated through zoom, protesting the Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) proposed regulation for the cancer-causing pesticide 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D, brand name Telone). The Wednesday morning public hearing saw testimony from dozens of speakers asserting that their lives were “not worth 14 times less than other Californians.” The phrase was in reference to DPR’s choos...
Posted: Thu, Jan 19, 2023 9:37am PST
documentStop Felton's Mountain Community Resource Center Driving Homeless Out Into the Rain
by Robert Norse
Charges of cruel, discriminatory, and unnecessary evictions of unhoused folks into survival-threatening weather at Felton's Mountain Community Resource Center have prompted this protest. Two fliers describe the situation and ask the community to respond....
Posted: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 11:26am PST
textRV Human Rights Activists Challenges Santa Cruz City Police Violations by Reggie Meisler (posted by Norse)
Reggie Meisler, civil liberties defender of unhoused rights, is waiting for an answer to his January 9th letter to Santa Cruz City Manager Matt Huffaker, Mayor Fred Keeley, Police Chief Rudy Escalante, and the S.C. City Council. Meisler calls for Huffaker to direct his SCPD to stop harassing and uprooting those whose vehicles are their shelter by misusing the "abandoned vehicle" tagging law....
Posted: Wed, Jan 11, 2023 7:07pm PST
textSanta Cruz City Mangler Closes Civic Auditorium Shelter by Robert Norse (and Matt Huffaker)
Yesterday, City Manager Matt Huffaker sent me his first-ever e-mail in response to my denunciation of the closing of the Civic Auditorium Emergency Shelter as torrential rains approach....
Posted: Sun, Jan 8, 2023 2:28pm PST
imageTentative court ruling spares People’s Park for the moment
by Lynda Carson
Food Not Bombs, Feeding The Hungry In People's Park:...
Posted: Wed, Jan 4, 2023 9:26pm PST
imageWe Have Had Enough!They Have Crossed The Line! NNU-CNA Sutter Alta Bates Nurses Strike
by Labor Video Project
On January 1, over 100 striking NNU-CNA nurses and community supporters rallied at Sutter's Alta Bates hospital...
Posted: Mon, Jan 2, 2023 4:53pm PST
imageOur “California Grown” Pan African Global Kwanzaa Holiday producing good fruit.
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Historic Alta California and Pacific Island US Territories Minority Farmers and Ranchers have new focus and opportunity, Kwanzaa everyday....
Posted: Thu, Dec 29, 2022 12:52pm PST
imageHomeless deaths of the dispossessed and unhoused in 2022 are heartbreaking
by Lynda Carson
Makeshift Tombstones Honoring Homeless Persons Who Died In 2022:...
Posted: Thu, Dec 29, 2022 2:47am PST
imageKeith McHenry, Co-founder of “Food Not Bombs” Global Movement, Arrested Today
by Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs
December 27, 2022 - Keith McHenry, the co-founder of the global movement “Food Not Bombs” was arrested today and is in jail now....
Posted: Tue, Dec 27, 2022 5:45pm PST
imageJudge Donna Ryu condemns City of San Francisco’s attacks on the homeless encampments
by Lynda Carson
Protest Against Attacks On San Francisco Homeless Encampments:...
Posted: Mon, Dec 26, 2022 10:44pm PST
imageSanta Cruz Homeless Death List for 2023: Follow-Up
by County "Health Service" Workers & HPHP
Two public ceremonies were held December 21st where the names of the unhoused dead for the year (some of them) were read. My response was the attached flyer, reprinted in the Serf City Times, suggesting some obvious but likely to be ignored remedies to ward off the 2023 deaths list. Also attached is the Homeless Persons Health Project/County report....
Posted: Sun, Dec 25, 2022 10:52am PST
documentHUD FY 2023 budget saves subsidized housing units for the poor
by Lynda Carson
New HUD Budget For FY 2023:...
Posted: Sat, Dec 24, 2022 10:10pm PST
imageNNU-CNA Sutter Alta Bates Hospital Nurses Fed Up & Strike Against Concession Contract
by Labor Video Project
1800 Sutter nurses at Berkeley Alta Bates and Summit hospitals have gone on a strike for ten days. They are angry at a concession agreement that was being pushed by the NNU-CNA leadership that would allow a two tier contract and would continue the loss nurses to Kaiser where nurses are paid $10 to $12 an hour more....
Posted: Sat, Dec 24, 2022 8:58pm PST
calendarCounter Protest the Religious Right Led "Walk for Life"
by Mobilization for Reproductive Justice
Gather at the Philip Burton Federal Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Ave to rally. Then march together the short distance to Civic Center where the Walk for Life West Coast will hold its annual rally. Our counter protest will be there....
Event Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2023 11:30am PST
Posted: Wed, Dec 21, 2022 1:20am PST
by kelly borkert
27 years of Saturday Food Not Bombs meal servings in Fresno, California....
Posted: Tue, Dec 20, 2022 6:53am PST
imageAfter spending $20 M, oil industry gathers enough signatures for initiative against setbacks law
by Dan Bacher
If the Secretary of State formally qualifies the oil industry’s petition, the issue of neighborhood drilling in California will go before voters on the 2024 ballot....
Posted: Sat, Dec 17, 2022 8:13am PST
imageSeniors and Disabled Demand Oakland Restore Mask Mandate in Public Buildings
by Leon Kunstenaar
Increasing Covid levels spur rally at Oakland City Hall...
Posted: Tue, Dec 13, 2022 10:03pm PST
imageTERFs Have Problems at Oakland Courthouse
by Leon Kunstenaar
Oakland not TERF's turf...
Posted: Mon, Dec 5, 2022 4:59pm PST
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