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documentCalifornia governor signs a deceptive statewide COVID-19 tenant eviction ban
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by Lynda Carson
Presently many people throughout California are under orders to shelter-in-place, and must remain at least 6 feet in distance (social distancing) from others because of the coronavirus, and COVID-19. As a result they may have lost their jobs, their income, and can not pay their rent. Do not be fooled by the governors deceptive COVID-19 so-called ban on evictions!...
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:24PM
image2020 Scenes from a Pandemic: Lockdown Pt. II
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by Palo Alto and Beyond
Photo credits as indicated go to: Wesley Chang, Ruth Robertson, Bob Shonkoff, and Teri Vershel. All for Pro Bono Photo. Top photo by Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Photo. Part I of this story is at link below....
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:51AM
imageFreeze Rent
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by Broke
Made a poster for people to download and print out and hang in their windows to put pressure on the State to freeze rent until COVID-19 is over....
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:35PM
image2020 Scenes from a Pandemic: Lockdown Pt. I
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by San Francisco Bay Area
Please credit these Pro Bono Photo photographers as indicated: Steve Disenhof, Mary Martin DeShaw, Jack Owicki, Rachel Podlishevsky and Terry Scussel. Top Photo "East Bay Farmer's Market" by Mary Martin DeShaw....
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:11AM
imageLegality of shelter-in-place orders is questionable
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by lynda Carson
Coronavirus pandemic fears result in California Lock-down!...
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:14PM
imageJewish Activists Demand Governor Newsom Release Detainees In Light of Covid-19 Outbreak
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by Leon Kunstenaar
In a March 21 press release, Never Again Action Bay Area calls on Governor Newsom to take immediate steps to release migrants from unsanitary, overcrowded “death camp” detention centers...
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:29AM
imageCalifornia governor issues mandatory statewide order to stay at home
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by Lynda Carson
Symptoms of coronavirus....
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:33AM
textShelter-in-place orders are a prelude to Martial Law by Lynda Carson
I was in the Philippines during 1972 while Martial Law existed under the Marcos administration. There were soldiers/armed forces on the streets and anyone caught on the streets after midnight was subject to arrest or being shot. At times it was very frightening!...
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:43PM
textUtility cutoff’s restricted for PG&E, AT&T, Comcast, San Jose Water Company, & others by Lynda Carson
This means that if people get behind on their utility bills or water bills because of a lack of income due to the disastrous financial effects of the coronavirus in their communities, that utility cutoff’s are restricted for such companies as PG&E, AT&T, Comcast, Metro PCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, San Jose Water Company, and other companies!...
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:58PM
imageWe Are All We Got — Resources for Mutual Aid During the Coronavirus Pandemic
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by Cat Brooks
I know so many of us are scared and panicked in these uncertain times. The truth is that things are going to get worse before they get better. And we should brace ourselves for that while simultaneously doing everything we can do to prevent the spread, like staying home and washing hands vigorously. What is also true is that we will get through this. As a community....
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:09PM
textCalifornia senior citizens are on lock-down due to coronavirus by Lynda Carson
One can only wonder how long it will be before California becomes like the film called Wild In The Streets, where everyone 30 and older were locked up in prison camps, or like the film called Logan’s Run, where people 30 and older are hunted down and executed to make room for younger people!...
Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:07PM
imageWe Stand with LA Families Occupying Vacant Homes to Self-Quarantine During COVID-19 Pandemic
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by Moms 4 Housing
Today, Reclaiming Our Homes, a group of housing insecure and homeless people and families in Los Angeles, CA, reclaimed six vacant homes owned by the state of California in the El Sereno neighborhood of Los Angeles. Moms for Housing issued the following statement in support of the families, who, like the Moms, are members of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment....
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:52PM
imageSanta Cruz Committee Unanimously Forwards 1st Predictive Policing Ban in US
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by Oakland Privacy
On March 11, the Public Safety committee of the Santa Cruz City Council unanimously recommended passage of a surveillance transparency ordinance for the City of Santa Cruz....
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:51AM
textSanta Cruz City Council Committee Advances Surveillance Oversight Ordinance by ACLU of Northern California
SANTA CRUZ, March 12, 2020 – On Wednesday, the Santa Cruz Public Safety Committee voted to approve a Surveillance Technology Ordinance that would prevent the government from using any surveillance technology without public debate, clear use policies, and mechanisms of oversight and accountability. The law also prohibits government use of facial recognition, and in what would be a national first, bans government use of predictive policing technology as well....
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:39PM
imageCOLA & Corona
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by Spread The Strike!
UCSC, like other campuses, has gone online-only to mitigate coronavirus. Rather than maintaining a physical picket, we focus our efforts on the digital picket. Our organizing will only get stronger and more creative!...
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:11PM
imageWhose University? Day 18 Strike Updates at UC Santa Cruz
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by Pay Us More UCSC
For the 18th day of the strike, hundreds of graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, staff, lecturers, and others successfully closed down UCSC’s main campus for the entire working day....
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2020 12:35PM
imageHuge Turnout for UC Berkeley Day of Action and Solidarity
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by CAL COLA -​ Pay Us More UCB
UC Berkeley graduate student workers, undergraduates and faculty stop work to demand COLA and reinstatement of fired UCSC workers....
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2020 11:44AM
imageUC Santa Cruz Shutdown: Why Classes Are Cancelled
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by Spread The Strike!
Classes are cancelled today because things must change if anything is to carry on at all....
Posted: Thu Mar 5, 2020 3:47PM
imageA Statement by The People's Coalition Post-Firing of the Graduate Students
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by The People's Coalition
We believe it is time that this strike spreads even further, and that it is we undergraduates who spread it. Cola4all is an autonomous direct-action based movement of student-workers reimagining the UC System....
Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2020 6:40PM
imageThis Is America: Interview with Grad Student Workers from UC Santa Cruz and UC San Diego
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by It's Going Down
We feature a discussion with two anarchists involved in the ongoing #COLA4All struggle and wildcat strike popping off across University of California campuses. We talk about how the movement has grown in the face of threats from the UC President and where the strike might go now, after over 80 grad workers have been laid off for participating in strike activity. Scroll down for the audio interview....
Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2020 12:20AM