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image Kaiser Mental Health Care Workers on the Picket Line in Oakland 480_kaisergrimestop_1.jpg by Text: RR/Photos: Cornelia Grimes
Kaiser Permanente is California's largest health care provider. For five days, December 10-14, over 100 Kaiser clinics and hospitals were affected by strike activities as mental health care employees called for the provider to step up levels of staffing. All photos by Cornelia Grimes. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:56PM
text Public housing and Section 8 tenants face eviction and homelessness for medical marijuana by Lynda Carson
Oakland has 13,586 units in its Section 8 inventory, 2,122 units in its low rent inventory, plus thousands of tenants being publicly assisted in rental units in Oakland operated by nonprofit housing developers that may be threatened with eviction if they are caught using medical marijuana....
Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:29PM
calendar The People's March-5th Annual Reclaim King's Radical Legacy-Save the Date: Check 4 Updates 480_cat_brooks_on_sound_truck_mlk_rally_by__hungerforjusticesf_1.jpg by Anti Police-Terror Project
Oscar Grant Plaza 14th St and Broadway Oakland, CA...
Event Date: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:15AM
Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:59PM
text Is Housing a Human Right? by Keanu Thompson
With the current housing crisis in the Bay Area, there is a question of responsibility for those displaced by gentrification. Housing inequities can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th century and the effects can be seen today....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:09PM
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 City Awards Police 12.5 Percent Raise, Bypasses Public Input 480_opd_1.jpg by Oakland Post
The Oakland City Council, bypassing opportunities for public input, rushed to approve a Schaaf administration agreement with the Oakland Police Officers Association (OPOA) that gives officers a 12.5 percent raise over the next five years and locks in controversial provisions that reform advocates say are hampering efforts to strengthen police accountability....
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:30PM
image Alameda and Contra Costa County Sheriffs Flew Drones Over Protests 480_drone-banner_0.jpg by Dave Maass & Mike Katz-Lacabe, EFF
Interestingly, the mission logs show an exclusive focus on protesters associated with left-wing, anti-racist, anti-fascist, or other groups opposing the Trump presidency. There is little mention of the alt-right, nationalist, or pro-Trump groups also involved in the altercations....
Posted: Fri Dec 7, 2018 6:07PM
text Julia Vinograd a.k.a. the Bubble Lady passed away on December 6, 2018 by Lynda Carson
Below are a few poems that Julia Vinograd has published with Street Spirit....
Posted: Fri Dec 7, 2018 4:31PM
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 Photos: Protesting for Migrant Rights in El Cerrito 480_c.grimesstopthetears_1.jpg by Cornelia Grimes photos
On December 1, protesters in El Cerrito created a human billboard out of the letters S-T-O-P-T-H-E-T-E-A-R-S Photos by Cornelia Grimes. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Mon Dec 3, 2018 2:03AM
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
image West Coast crab fishermen sue fossil fuel industry over losses caused by climate change 480_noah_oppenheim__1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“Americans are well aware of the damaging and sometimes catastrophic effects of climate change,” said Noah Oppenheim, PCFFA's executive director, in a press release. “For crab fishermen, that means significant portions of the Dungeness crab fishery have been closed repeatedly since 2015, including parts along the coast this year.” Photo of Noah Oppenheim by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:45PM
calendar 19th Annual Emeryville Shellmound Prayer Gathering 480_emeryville-shellmound-prayer-gathering_1.jpg by Save the West Berkeley Shellmound
Emeryville Shellmound Shellmound St and Ohlone Way Emeryville...
Event Date: Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:00PM
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:17PM
image Why Can’t KPFA Local Station Board Officers & The Board Majority Support & Defend Assange 480_assange_wikileaks-graphic_cover-up_1.jpg by Steve Zeltzer
Despite the growing danger of the arrest and imprisonment of journalist and whistleblower Julian Assange the KPFA Local Station Board and the majority of it's members have refused to call for his defense and freedom. The question is why?...
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:38PM
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 Protest in Oakland Despite Red Alert Weather 480_oakwhitnomasks_1.jpg by Text: RR Photos: Cornelia Grimes
Smoke became a big concern across the Bay Area shortly after a fire in Butte County started in the early hours of Thursday, November 8th. Many decided to play it safe and stay indoors to avoid the bad air, but in Oakland demonstrators donned masks and hit the streets to send a message to Trump. Photos by Cornelia Grimes, please credit the photographer....
Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:09AM
image Alamedans Say Protect Mueller's Investigation 480_lynnlarocca_pink_hair_1.jpg by Text: R.R. Photos: Lynn LaRocca
On November 8, a rapid response action in Alameda called for the protection of Special Counsel Robert Mueller who is overseeing the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Photos by Lynn LaRocca, please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:24AM
image You Know It's Bad When Berkeley is Sticking Up for the FBI 480_berkwhityouknowitsbad_1.jpg by Text: R. R. Photos: Mary DeShaw
Indivisible Berkeley organized an action against Trump on November 8 in their city. A total of 100,000 people were on the streets that night in hundreds of locations across the nation, all saying Trump crossed a red line when he fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Photos by Mary DeShaw, please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:06PM
calendar CANCELLED: People Get Ready II: Charting a path forward to building powerful movements and the radical left 480_peoplegetreadyii-web-image_1.jpg by Center for Political Education
Dwinelle Hall UC Berkeley (center of campus past the end of Telegraph Ave)...
Event Date: Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:00PM
Posted: Fri Nov 9, 2018 10:19PM