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image Silicon Valley Investors Out of L.A.! 480_la2topmaybe__1__1_1_1_1_1.jpg by R. Robertson
Landlords across California are raising rents like never before. But when a Silicon Valley based residential investment company raised rents by as much as $700 a month and refused to negotiate with distant Los Angeles tenants, it was time for renters to head to Los Altos for a personal visit....
Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:33AM
image Protest at Palantir in Palo Alto 480_palspanishsign__1__1.jpg by Palantir Complicit with ICE
Protesters blocked the front door and chanted in front of Palantir headquarters after they were locked out of the building on July 31. They were trying to deliver a letter to CEO Alex Karp urging him to cancel the company’s contract with ICE....
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:48PM
image Rally for Immigrant Rights at Stanford University Entrance 480_30thpasigns_1_1_1.jpg by RR Text/Jacki Owicki photos
On June 30th, as part of a national day of action to protest Trump's family separations at the US/Mexico border, the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center held a rally near the entrance to Stanford University. Photos by Jack Owicki, please credit the author if you repost them....
Posted: Wed Jul 4, 2018 5:32AM
image As Night Falls, Candlelight Rally Calls for Immigration Reform 480_30thmvsaminagrns__1__1.jpg by photos courtesy Neil Hendin and Raging Grannies
By 8:30pm on the night of June 30th, a national day of action to protest the separation of children and parents at the US southern border, it was time to bring out the candles in Mountain View, California. Top photo: Sameena Usman of CAIR at left in the waning light. Top photo courtesy Raging Grannies....
Posted: Mon Jul 2, 2018 4:34AM
image Mountain View Says "Reunite Separated Families, Stop ICE!" 480_jomvtop_1.jpg by Text Gigi/Photos Chris Cassell
In Mountain View, California the action began at 7 p.m. with a protest at the corner of El Camino Real and Castro Street. Participants then marched to Civic Center Plaza for a rally with chants, songs, and a candlelight vigil. Photos by Chris Cassell, please credit the photographer if you use them....
Posted: Sun Jul 1, 2018 7:28PM
image E. Palo Alto Mayor Ruben Abrica/Rep. Anna Eshoo Plus Hundreds at RWC Rally for Immigrants 480_30thrwcjoruben_1.jpg by Internment Never Again
East Palo Alto Mayor Ruben Abrica was at the Redwood City Rally at the Old Courthouse Plaza on June 30th. He shared a letter that is going to Trump on behalf of himself and the City Council of East Palo Alto. U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo met with immigrant mothers in a Texas detention facility recently. She said they were "filled with grief and worry" for their separated children, with whom they had had no contact. Top photo of Ruben Abrica by Jack Owicki, please credit the photographer...
Posted: Sun Jul 1, 2018 5:46AM
calendar Afternoon Vigil/Demo in San Mateo: Families Belong Together by San Mateo Peace Action
Intersection of Third Ave and El Camino Real San Mateo In front of the Bank of America Bldg....
Event Date: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:00PM
Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:12PM
image Free the Children--Jail Trump! Demo in San Mateo 480_23historyiswatching2.jpg by San Mateo Peace Action/Raging Grannies
Free the Children--Jail Trump! Demo in San Mateo, California with Peninsula Progressive Action Group joining organizers San Mateo Peace Action and the Raging Grannies Action League. The Grannies told news reporter David Rosenberg of KPFA 94.1FM, "history is watching"....
Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:20PM
text Spotlight on the “sneaky” attempt to repeal rent control in Mountain View by Lynda Carson
It is an initiative sponsored by the California Apartment Association (CAA) that is reportedly designed to repeal rent control in Mountain View, and is known as the “sneaky” repeal of rent control, by many renters in Mountain View!...
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:05PM
calendar Free the Children--Jail Trump! Demo in San Mateo 480_grannylogoyellowfamiliessign.jpg by San Mateo Peace Action/Raging Grannies
At the corner of Third Ave and So. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402. In front of the Bank of America....
Event Date: Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:00PM
Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:12AM
image Father's Day Protest Against Trump Administration’s Policy Separating Families 480_sanccandlegroupmomskid__1__1.jpg by Action in San Carlos
On Father's Day, protesters rallied in San Carlos to demonstrate against the Trump administration’s new policy that separates immigrant parents from their children....
Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:53AM
image Swift Reaction in Silicon Valley as More Facebook Fouls Exposed 480_fbjune2018indylarge__2__1.jpg by Renewed Protest at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park
On June 4th, digital privacy rights activists demonstrated at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Facebook is under renewed scrutiny this week after it was revealed that smartphone manufacturers had been given access to the private information of Facebook users and their friends....
Posted: Tue Jun 5, 2018 11:57PM
image CodePink and Raging Grannies Put the Heat on BlackRock Inc. in Palo Alto 480_brgroupinfront.jpg by Stop the Killing
Holding the world's largest investment company accountable for investing in weapons manufacture, demonstrators made a lot of noise in Palo Alto on May 23....
Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:02AM
text Big money in opposition to efforts to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act by Lynda Carson
Wealthy landlords, realtors, and developers have teamed up together against renters campaigning against the Costa-Hawkins Act, and the competing campaigns are gearing up for a huge battle to come!...
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:14PM
image How Much Do Bay Area Companies Make From Pentagon Contracts? 480_fortressbayareashield1fixedtransparent.jpg by Fortress Bay Area
How Much Do Bay Area Companies Make From Pentagon Contracts? #FortressBayArea Counties, Ranked....
Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 6:22PM
image Facebook Should Apologize to Black America with $100 Million 480_markzuckerberg-facebook-thumbsdown_1.jpg by Paul Cobb, Oakland Post Publisher
Mark Zuckerberg’s misuse of the data personal information of his faithful Black Facebook users requires that he establish a small $100 million-dollar fund to repair the damages he has done to Black people....
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:59PM
image Protesters Booted from Facebook Campus 480_facebmarydpeterthumb3grans_1.jpg by Mary DeShaw/R. Robertson
When Facebook security tried to shut them down, protesters at the social media giant used their best delaying tactics and continued shouting and singing in front of the giant "Like" sign on the expansive corporate campus. When they were done, they walked ever-so-slowly to the opposite corner of Hwy 84 and Willow Rd. in Menlo Park. Photos by Mary DeShaw available for non-commercial use, please credit the photographer. Text by R. Robertson....
Posted: Fri Apr 6, 2018 3:05AM
calendar Protest at Facebook HQ: Demand Data Protection 480_maryg_at_fb_1.jpg by Raging Grannies Action League
1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park Facebook HQ is at the end of Willow Rd. in Menlo Park where Willow dead ends at Bay Front Freeway (hwy 84) Parking in strip malls on Willow Rd. Meet beneath the giant "thumbs up = Like" sign ... you can't miss it....
Event Date: Thu Apr 5, 2018 12:30PM
Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:47AM
text Signature gatherers for anti-rent control petition charged with fraud linked to CAA by Lynda Carson
Reportedly, a Utah couple is expected to appear soon in the San Mateo County Superior Court for arraignment on charges of election fraud for faking signatures for a petition meant to block renter protections from taking effect in Pacifica during 2017!...
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:47PM
image In Redwood City, Students Make History 480_marchrwchistory__2__1.jpg by R. Robertson
In Courthouse Plaza, Redwood City on March 24, thousands rallied in a sister march to a national day of action, March for Our Lives. photos by Teri Vershel, except where otherwise noted. Non-commercial use only. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:51AM