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text Oakland landlords offer ghetto location rentals for Rolls-Royce prices by Lynda Carson
Whatever the reasons are for so many people who are wanting to move to Oakland, the housing crisis has become so severe that the City is listed as #5 on the list of cities across the nation with the highest rents for one bedroom apartments!
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 4:13AM
text Oakland tenants are drowning in high rents and facing eviction by the thousands by Lynda Carson
Eviction stories are all over the news wires lately, revealing that the majority of people being evicted from their housing all across the nation are women with children. According to the National Low-Income Housing Coalition, there is a shortage of 7.2 million affordable housing units across the nation.
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 7:16PM
text Berkeley: Neo-Nazi posters taken down, replaced in under 24hours w/ Anti-Fascist message by 80000
Sunday, May 22, 2016: The white nationalist group Identity Evropa posted a series of photos on Twitter, indicating that they had pasted 9 new posters with their name and message around Berkeley. At 4:16am, they tweeted: "We noticed that some triggered individual ripped down our poster. However, we are still here." Less than 24 hours later, areas in West Berkeley could be seen to have replaced IE's posters with stickers reading "Anti-Fascist Zone."
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:56PM
text EBRHA hires so-called hired gun to counter Oakland’s renters movement by Lynda Carson
The East Bay Rental Housing Association has hired Singer Associates to go after the Oakland renters movement because the landlords are concerned about all of the bad press they have been receiving due to so many people being evicted, including the massive rent increases displacing thousands from their housing! Singer Associates is owned by Sam Singer of Berkeley who is known as a so-called hired gun for corporations and Big Money!
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 10:27PM
image More Nazi Posters Found in Berkeley by UC Campus 480_poster_1.jpg original image (979x556) by Berkeley Resident
On Monday, another poster from the Neo-Nazi group, Identity Europa, headed by rank and file fascist activists and the youth wing of the American Freedom Party, was found on the West side of Le Conte and Euclid Ave, only two blocks north of UC Berkeley. The poster was wet; it had just been put up. This comes hot on the heels of a recent Neo-Nazi and fascist rally at UC Berkeley where around 20 white nationalists gathered with UC police protection.
Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 5:02PM
image Day of Action in Support of Familias Unidas and San Quintin, MX Farmworkers 480_boycott-driscolls-global-day-of-action_5-7-16_1.jpg original image (503x929) by via Boycott Sakuma Berries
On Saturday, May 7th, there was a call from farm workers for a Boycott Driscoll’s International Day of Action to bring attention to the fight in the berry fields both in Washington State and San Quintin, MX.
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 11:20PM
image Big Nazi on Campus: How Racists Rallied at UC Berkeley with Police Protection 480_ch5dl92u4aa1fso_1.jpg original image (600x451) by reposted from itsgoingdown.org
Identity Europa, formerly known as the National Youth Front, the youth wing of the Neo-Nazi American Freedom Party along with members of the National Policy Institute held a rally on UC Berkeley campus with the full protection and cooperation of the campus police. The group livestreamed the whole event and even put up a large poster in the Downtown Berkeley area. Members of the group that participated were well known Neo-Nazis and one, Nathan Damigo, served time for a hate crime against a cab...
Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 1:02PM
image What of the Future and America's Resources For America! Shut Down Utah Coal Exports! 480_no_coal_exports_through_oakland_1.jpg original image (1200x1070) by Tomas DiFiore
Leave It In The Ground! “If you don’t stop what would be the largest coal terminal on the West Coast of the U.S. the health and safety impacts would be severe, not just for Oakland but also for our communities and for the world,” the mayors said in the letter to Oakland city officials. View a 4 page PDF chronicle of news clips since December 2015 (headers, brief, links) including February 19, 2016 OAKLAND news- “Citing health and environmental threats posed by increased coal shipments...
Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 12:03PM
image Richmond UTR Members/ Parents & Community Protest Vulture Capitalist Caliber Charter Boss beller_ron_peloton-capital.jpg by Labor Video Project
Vulture capitalist Ron Beller who runs the Caliber chain of charter schools was confronted with angry parents, UTR public school teachers and public school advocates. He plans to get $20 million from the state to build a non-union school at the John Adams school in West Contra Costa County where there are many other k-12 schools.
Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 10:31PM
text The Class Nature of the “Density Bonus” by Steve Martinot
The state of California's law granting what it calls a "density bonus" to developers does three things. It allows corporations to disregard zoning regulations in cities, thus suppressing local democratic decisions about neighborhoods. It fosters market rate housing while pretending to require the inclusion of affordable housing, which it does minimally on a class basis. And it discriminates against low income families.
Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 12:07PM
image Occupy the Farm 480_0423112_pict0024_011_1.jpg original image (3008x2000) by Kelly Johnson
These are images from Occupy the Farm in Albany, CA
Posted: Sat May 7, 2016 6:17PM
image Oakland Privacy Working Group Wins Round One vs BART Spying 480_macarthur-bart_sci-arc_alumni_lowney_1.jpg original image (1500x836) by Labor Solidarity Committee
On Thursday, April 28th, 2016, The BART Board of Directors stopped, at least temporarily, the BART Police plan to install Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) at MacArthur BART – a pilot program to surveil all those entering and exiting the parking group.
Posted: Mon May 2, 2016 8:58PM
calendar Signature Gathering for more Oakland renter protections by Posted by Lynda Carson
CJJC office @ 3268 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland 94608
Event Date: Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:30AM
Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:58PM
text California Apartment Association targets medical marijuana users by Lynda Carson
The California Apartment Association has sponsored a bill (AB 2300) that allows landlords to prohibit renters from smoking medical marijuana in their apartments, that advanced yesterday from the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Jim Wood (D- Healdsburg) is author of AB 2300.
Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:18PM
image Mayor Schaaf’s “Plantation-Style” Approach Leaves Oakland Community No Seat at the Table 480_schaaf-mug_1.jpg original image (600x600) by Oakland Post Staff
The Oakland post holds regular Salons at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle at 410 14th Street. The Post Salon on April 24 featured Congresswoman Barbara Lee and former San Quentin inmate Troy Williams. Topics included overcoming barriers for the formerly incarcerated to vote and find jobs, as well as the housing moratorium, a local voter registration drive, and the crisis of jobs and job training programs in Oakland
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:15PM
image Farm defenders occupy the Gill Tract again to halt construction indefinitely 480_otf_earth_day_1_1_1.jpg original image (2048x1154) by Occupy the Farm
Albany, CA—Celebrating Earth Day and the 4th year anniversary of the first occupation, about 30 farm defenders occupied two acres on the south side of the Gill Tract and vow to stay on the land to halt construction indefinitely. The group is making three demands: 1) STOP THE DEVELOPMENT, 2) PRESERVE THE LAND FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, 3) CREATE A COMMUNITY PROCESS FOR DESIGN & STEWARDSHIP OF GILL TRACT.
Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:15PM
text For-profit affordable housing developers target the Bay Area by Lynda Ccarson
It is of great concern to some that out of the 50 largest so-called affordable housing developers across the nation that only 7 of them are so-called nonprofit corporations, because the for-profit corporations are generally placing higher income renters in their so-called affordable housing projects!
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:11PM
text Oakland double-crosses tenant and affordable housing activists by Lynda Carson
In a vote of 7 to 1, the council passed a motion that allows $2.4 million from the affordable housing trust fund to be divided into four different pots of money. The money may be used differently from the original intended use of building so-called affordable housing units for low-income, and very low-income renters!
Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:17AM
text Oakland proposal to redefine affordable housing harms the poor by Lynda Carson
Redefining the definition of affordable housing, and transferring $800,000 in funds from the affordable housing trust fund to middle class income earners making as much as $110,350 a year, is an obscene way to ignore the fact that Oakland is in the midst of a housing crisis!
Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:49PM
text Statement from First They Came for the Homeless on the Berkeley Post Office Eviction by Mike Zint
A Statement from First They Came for the Homeless on the Berkeley Post Office Eviction
Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:07PM