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text Rent control campaigns presently in ten California cities by Lynda Carson
Rent control and just cause eviction protections are the only fair and humane ways to slow down greedy landlords and profiteering realtors from gouging renters with never ending rent increases, unjust evictions, displacing renters from their communities, and adding to the already-dire affordable housing crisis in California!...
Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 11:56PM
calendar Bay Poor People's Campaign 40 Days of Action, Alameda Labor Council Resolution in Support by Global Women's Strike Omni Collective
East, North and South Bay/San Francisco autonomous actions requested through June 23....
Event Date: Mon May 14, 2018 12:00PM
Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 11:24PM
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
document Public Banking in Santa Rosa / Sonoma County soc_336-_public_banking_project.pdf_140_.jpg by Students of Sonoma State Investigative Sociol
The results of our study reveal that the monopolization of the private banking system exploits citizens, small business, and communities, and stifles communal growth via loan programs designed to earn maximum profits for investors in Wall Street regardless of the negative impact at the local level....
Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 10:01PM
text Economic Benefits of a Living Wage in the City of Santa Rosa by Sonoma State Investigative Research Group
Amy Badger, Elizabeth Munoz- Martin, Demi Gray, Austin Barcus, Blaze Carter, Brooke Santander, Crystal Mendoza, Sara Gong, Jeffrey Robinson...
Posted: Wed May 9, 2018 1:59PM
document Economic Impacts of Cannabis Legalization in Sonoma County final_paper__soci_336___2_.pdf_140_.jpg by Mariah Ramirez, Fiona Duffy, Megan Lee, Et al.
This research project examines the economic benefits of cannabis legalization for Sonoma County. Research was done by Sonoma State Sociology undergraduate students....
Posted: Tue May 8, 2018 4:07PM
text HUD’s attack on the poor in the Bay Area must be rejected by Congress by Lynda Carson
HUD Secretary Ben Carson wants to triple the rents on some tenants, and raise from 30% to 35%, the share of a household’s income that it must pay in rent. Additionally, Secretary Carson wants to add more work requirements on those receiving assistance in HUD’s housing programs!...
Posted: Tue May 8, 2018 2:55PM
image No-Bid Contracts, Toxic Waste and Drakes Estero 480_skoff-truck_1.jpg by Russian River Times
What do Drakes Estero, Hunter’s Point, and the Sonoma Fires have in common?...
Posted: Thu May 3, 2018 9:28AM
text May Meat Challenge by Occupy Sonoma County
This article is part of our May Meat Challenge campaign aimed at reducing greenhouse gas by encouraging people to evaluate their consumption of animal products. This article is well researched with support from local farmer groups including meat farmers....
Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:23AM
image College of Marin Walkout 480_cofmarinwalkoutisamael_1.jpg by R. Robertson
On March 14 at Marin College, President of Associated Students Ismail Azam adressed a crowd that marched through rain to protest gun violence. Students from elementary school to college rallied throughout Marin County. Photos here from College of Marin Walkout by Doug Kaye. Free to reuse for non-commercial purposes, please credit the photographer....
Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:40AM
text #TimesUp 4 C.T. Weber by Donna R Sy
Charges of sexual assault and sexual harassment have been brought against Sacramento based candidate for California Secretary of State, C.T. Weber. Weber is the only Peace and Freedom Party candidate in this race and like all other third party candidates will not go beyond the June 2018 primary because of the Top Two restrictions on voters' choices. Weber is also facing intense criticism for posing for photographs while wearing a Nazi Party uniform....
Posted: Thu Mar 8, 2018 3:01PM
calendar March for Our Lives Santa Rosa by March for Our Lives
Courthouse Square in Downtown Santa Rosa @ 600-636 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404...
Event Date: Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:00AM
Posted: Mon Mar 5, 2018 1:09PM
calendar Santa Rosa: Walkout for Immigration Reform 480_no-dream-no-deal_1.jpg by VIDAS y Dreamers
Gather at the Graduation Lawn of Santa Rosa Junior College and march to Old Courthouse Square...
Event Date: Mon Mar 5, 2018 12:00PM
Posted: Thu Mar 1, 2018 10:12PM
image ACLU of Northern California Statement on Increased ICE Activity ice_arrest.jpg by ACLU of Northern California
February 27, 2018 - Increased ICE activity has been reported throughout the Bay Area, the Central Coast, and in the Central Valley. Local rapid response hotlines have confirmed that ICE has arrested at least 37 people over the past few days in cities including Monterey, Oakland, Fresno, Napa, San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Clara, and Salinas....
Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:20PM
text Marin County Passes Resolution Opposing Offshore Drilling, Joining 25 Other California Communities by Center for Biological Diversity
Trump Plan to Expand Offshore Leasing Meets Strong Resistance in California...
Posted: Fri Feb 2, 2018 9:50PM
text Northern California's Delayed Crab Season Opener Threatens Whales by Center for Biological Diversity
State Wildlife Agency Urged to Address Risk of Deadly Entanglements...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:09PM
text Homelessness and Mental Illness within Sonoma County by Paula A, Jenna C, Dom R, B Louie, A Semenza, K Cruz
Our research teams decided to look into the homeless mentally ill within Sonoma County. Specifically, the resources and programs that are avaliable to this vulnerable population....
Posted: Wed Dec 6, 2017 7:51PM
text Social Justice and Social Justice Week at Sonoma State University by Liz A, Maria C, Lorena G, Lizbeth R, Selene R, Jimena S
Our research team aimed to dissect the term social justice and simplify its complex meaning. We did so by collecting data from interviews and surveys. The answers to our interview questions represent the complexity of this topic....
Posted: Wed Dec 6, 2017 2:08PM
text Are the Mentally Ill Homeless Falling through the Cracks of Society? by Paula Albertolli (SSU group)
Did an investigative research project for Sonoma State University’s Investigative sociology class. Our topic was the social problem of homelessness. However, we mainly focused on a specific group of the homeless community; those who suffer from mental illness. The mentally ill homeless seem to have fallen through the cracks of society. We looked for a possible resolution to issue of mental health among the homeless population, and looked into what is already available....
Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:34AM
text DACA in the shadows by Zaira J. Ayala
The article will focus on the effects and problems 3,000 DACA recipients face in Sonoma County. Unfortunately, today DACA isn't getting enough recognition from the media nor is receving government action....
Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:14PM