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text Support AB 1506 to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. by Lynda Carson
California Assembly Members Bloom, Chiu, and Bonta introduced AB 1506 on February 17, 2017, and need your support for the proposed bill to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.. The bill would once again allow the regulation of residential rental housing pricing by local governments in California....
Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:06AM
image BA Air Quality Management District Employees Fired For Exposing Destruction of Records 480_air_whistleblowers_press_conf_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Two employees Michael Bachmann and Sarah Steele of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District charged that they were fired after they blew the whistle of the agencies managers who were ordering legal and agency documents destroyed....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:15AM
text Housing authorities need more resources to administer Housing Choice Voucher Program by Lynda Carson
Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) are not receiving enough money from HUD to administer the Housing Choice Voucher Program (section 8 voucher program) properly. Reportedly there are around 140,000 vouchers being unused by people who are eligible for section 8 vouchers (Housing Choice Vouchers), partly because PHAs do not have enough resources to administer the program, according to the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA)!...
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:23AM
calendar Pack the Courthouse for Yuvette Henderson 480_yuvettehenderson-homedepot_20150221_018_1.jpg by APTP
Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, California 94612...
Event Date: Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:44PM
image Statement on OPD shooting of white supremacist terror suspect Jesse Enjaian 480_enjaian-hogg-media-racism_1.jpg by APTP
Compared with their protocol for profiling, harassing - and occasionally murdering - Black and Brown civilians in Oakland, the Oakland Police Department’s shooting of white supremacist gunman Jesse Enjaian illustrates the depth of officers’ conscious and unconscious biases and unwavering ability to humanize a white suspect to a fault, even after the person has demonstrated a clear capability for violence and disregard for human life....
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:48PM
text Proposed budget cuts threaten millions of HUD subsidized low-income renters by Lynda Carson
In the Bay Area according to HUD, the Oakland Housing Authority has 13,422 federally subsidized housing units in it’s section 8 inventory, and 2,122 units in it’s low rent inventory, formerly known as public housing units....
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:14PM
text Another victory for Richmond rent control against the California Apartment Association by Lynda Carson
In a quote from Richmond Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin, she said, “I’m delighted that the Judge ruled against the CAA's motion for a preliminary injunction. This is another victory for the voters of Richmond who passed Measure L with a 2/3 vote, understanding the importance of protecting Richmond tenants and stabilizing our neighborhoods with this sound, constitutional ordinance.”...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:55PM
text A Public Bank for Oakland: An Idea Whose Time is Coming. by JP Massar
Public banks are financial institutions owned by the people through their representative governments at city, county or state levels. Public banks differ from private banks in that they are mandated to serve the public interest....
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:52AM
video Ungovernables vs Milo (video/mp4 102.0mb) by Caitlin Manning
Protestors prevent Alt.Right racist mysogyne Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking at UC Berkeley, then they have a dance party and a march through the streets of Berkeley....
Posted: Thu Feb 9, 2017 12:44PM
text GOP leader threatens Berkeley protesters for protesting at Cal Berkeley by Lynda Carson
In response to the February 1st protest in Berkeley against the assault on sanctuary campuses, a day later, GOP leader Dan Adamini, Secretary of the Marquette County Republican Party in Michigan promoted the idea that we need another Kent State massacre to bring an end to protests at Cal Berkeley!...
Posted: Wed Feb 8, 2017 9:45PM
image A Public Bank for Oakland 480_public-bank-of-oakland-tree-logo_1.jpg by Emily Wheeler
A thriving local economy is something we all want to see—no controversy there. But we’ve been too quick to accept the prevailing notion that there is a tradeoff between that and providing ourselves with adequate housing, health care, or education programs. It’s time to align our fiscal practices with our social ideals. It’s time for the Public Bank of Oakland....
Posted: Wed Feb 8, 2017 9:40AM
text The Cruelty of Medical Debt. by Emily Wheeler
Massive medical debt is still with us and about to get much worse. It's time to end the insanity....
Posted: Tue Feb 7, 2017 5:09PM
text Regarding the "No Drugs No Alcohol" agreement at The Village in Oakland by The Village
Q: "So why is there a 'No Drugs No Alcohol' agreement in effect at #thevillage?"...
Posted: Tue Feb 7, 2017 11:34AM
image Mayor and City Administrator Bulldoze Homes & Village of Services for Oakland’s Homeless Residents 480_thevillageraid-daveid_02022017_1.jpg by Asians for Black Lives
Hundreds of Oakland Residents Created An Encampment That Offered Safe & Dignified Space City of Oakland Did Not Provide...
Posted: Mon Feb 6, 2017 12:49PM
image Everything You Need to Know About Milo and the Alt-Right in Berkeley 480_milo-rapeculture_1_1_1.jpg by It's Going Down
Milo Yiannopoulos is a 32 year man who has managed to gain wealth and fame off being an internet troll while mainstreaming the rise of the so-called ‘Alt-Right’ along with anti-feminist, anti-trans, and anti-Muslim beliefs....
Posted: Mon Feb 6, 2017 10:44AM
image Fremont, CA: Milo’s Bus Vandalized As Alt-Right Troll Laughed Out of Bay Area 480_milo-freemont-bus-3-640x480_1.jpg by It's Going Down
It seems no rich-kid fascist is safe!...
Posted: Mon Feb 6, 2017 10:17AM
text The day Berkeley declared that hate speech is not free speech by Lynda Carson
The February 1st scheduled speaking event on campus with the fascist Milo Yiannopoulous of Breitbart was cancelled. The protesters then proclaimed it was a victory!...
Posted: Sat Feb 4, 2017 11:00PM
text What Milo and the Alt-Right get wrong about the Free Speech Movement by Anonymous
A speaking event by Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley was cancelled last night after a protest erupted outside the Student Union. Yiannopoulos was scheduled to appear at the Pauley Ballroom, inside the building. Milo and his supporters have claimed that the protest and the cancellation was counter to the values of Free Speech. The Alt-Right have tried to identify their movement as an extension, or modern incarnation, of the Free Speech movement. Milo's supporters have invoked Mario Savio's...
Posted: Thu Feb 2, 2017 5:45PM
image Mass Protest Stops Breitbart Milo Yiannopoulos From Speaking At UCB 480_uc_milos_police_with_guns_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
A mass protest and confrontation prevented Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking at UBC on February 1, 2017...
Posted: Thu Feb 2, 2017 2:57PM
video Raw Footage from the Shut Down of Milo at UC Berkeley (video/mp4 30.4mb) by Jah Punk
It's what happens when you book a white supremacist on the first day of black history month in a building named after MLK...
Posted: Thu Feb 2, 2017 12:36AM