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calendar Defend the Rent Freeze 480_santa_cruz_rent_freeze_1.jpg by YES on M: SC for Rent Control
City Hall: 809 Center St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:30PM
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:21PM
image What's Next After the Election? Oakland People's Assembly 480_catbrooksformayor.jpg by Cat Brooks
First of all — Thank you! Words will never accurately convey how grateful I am for all of your support, time, energy, and passion....
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:38PM
image The Movement is Only Getting Started 480_santa_cruz_rent_control_1.jpg by YES on M: SC for Rent Control
We are sad to announce that Measure M will not pass, but we are not discouraged! The Movement for Housing Justice is only getting started....
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:41PM
image In SF, Activists Along the Political Spectrum Protest Trump's Firing of Sessions 480_addterrycrowd_1.jpg by RR/photos by Rachel Podlishevsky and Terry Scussel
On November 8 in hundreds of cities and towns across the nation, an estimated 100,000 Americans took to the streets to defend Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump's collusion with Russia in influencing the 2016 presidential race. In San Francisco a large crowd, from loyal Democratic Party members to participants from groups from the far left, gathered in Civic Center Plaza to be part of the national call to action. Photos by Rachel Podlishevsky and Terry Scussel. Please cre...
Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:36AM
image Protest in Oakland Despite Red Alert Weather 480_oakwhitnomasks_1.jpg by Text: RR Photos: Cornelia Grimes
Smoke became a big concern across the Bay Area shortly after a fire in Butte County started in the early hours of Thursday, November 8th. Many decided to play it safe and stay indoors to avoid the bad air, but in Oakland demonstrators donned masks and hit the streets to send a message to Trump. Photos by Cornelia Grimes, please credit the photographer....
Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:09AM
image March in Protest of Jeff Sessions' Dismissal Starts at Congresswoman Eshoo's Office 480_paowhitprobegoon_1.jpg by Text: R.R. Photos: Jack Owicki
On November 8, a rally in front of Congresswoman Anna Eshoo's office appeared to be surveilled by a drone in the sky. Demonstrators were protesting Trump's replacement of his attorney general with loyalist Matthew Whitaker. Eshoo issued a statement in support of the protest earlier that day. Photos by Jack Owicki, please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:44AM
image Alamedans Say Protect Mueller's Investigation 480_lynnlarocca_pink_hair_1.jpg by Text: R.R. Photos: Lynn LaRocca
On November 8, a rapid response action in Alameda called for the protection of Special Counsel Robert Mueller who is overseeing the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Photos by Lynn LaRocca, please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:24AM
image Judge orders moratorium on offshore fracking in federal waters off California 480_brown_vs._trump_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“Protecting the health of our coastal waters is essential to our commitment to conserving the ecosystem and marine life necessary for our maritime culture,” said Mati Waiya, executive director of Wishtoyo Foundation. “The decision by honorable Judge Gutierrez upholds the law that ensures the health of our ocean waters. We all celebrate this decision that honors the rights of our maritime resources.”...
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:24PM
image You Know It's Bad When Berkeley is Sticking Up for the FBI 480_berkwhityouknowitsbad_1.jpg by Text: R. R. Photos: Mary DeShaw
Indivisible Berkeley organized an action against Trump on November 8 in their city. A total of 100,000 people were on the streets that night in hundreds of locations across the nation, all saying Trump crossed a red line when he fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Photos by Mary DeShaw, please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:06PM
image Orange for Gun Safety at Palo Alto Outrage Over Trump's Firing of Sessions 480_patcbandbest_1.jpg by Text: R.R. Photos: Teri Vershel
Near Stanford University on November 8, a teenage rag tag band joined moms with kids pissed off about Trump's latest shenanigans. Photos by Teri Vershel, please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:21PM
image Rapid Response to Firing of Sessions 480_850_0679_1.jpg by Leon Kunstenaar
Rapid response in San Rafael (Marin) to Trump attacking Mueller....
Posted: Thu Nov 8, 2018 9:36PM
text Statement from Cat Brooks for Oakland Mayor Campaign: Every Vote Matters by Cat Brooks for Oakland
We are thankful for the thousands of Oaklanders for their faith in the People’s Campaign. Today we learned that there are still approximately 209,943 Vote By Mail (VBM) ballots outstanding county-wide along with 43,090 provisional and 1,827 conditional ballots....
Posted: Thu Nov 8, 2018 11:56AM
image California Voters Defeat Proposition 3, the Big Ag-Backed Water Bond 480_stewart-and-lynda-resnick-4-1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Sierra Club California, the primary opponent of the measure, celebrated the defeat of the proposition. The backers of the measure, including agribusiness, spent $5,653,034 on the Yes campaign while the Sierra Club spent less than $5,000 on the No Campaign....
Posted: Thu Nov 8, 2018 11:12AM
image Reaction to Mid-Term Elections 480_resistlighting__1__1.jpg by San Francisco Protest
On November 7, the day after midterm elections.......
Posted: Thu Nov 8, 2018 6:32AM
image Activists Project “Constitutional Crisis” on SF Federal Building 480_img_2940_1.jpg by Alan Marling
Hours after Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, local activists projected Constitutional Crisis on the San Francisco Federal Building to raise awareness of the President’s attempts to subvert the rule of law....
Posted: Wed Nov 7, 2018 9:32PM
image Local Victories Power California Tenant Movement, Despite Prop. 10 Loss 480_please_stop_raising_our_rent_1.jpg by Tenants Together
Proposition 10, the proposed initiative to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, was stymied at the state ballot Tuesday thanks to an unprecedented $74 million in real estate industry opposition money, but there were also victories for rent control at local ballots across California....
Posted: Wed Nov 7, 2018 12:24PM
text 11/6/18 Election: Labor’s Gains & Lessons by Housing for All
There were 2 litmus test issues on the ballot, Cal Prop 10 to extend rent control and vacancy control and SF Prop C to house the homeless. The opponents of these 2 crucial measures to put an end to California’s and San Francisco’s housing emergency are the Nazi Trump voters, regardless of which party they claim to belong to, as these are the 2 workingclass propositions. Since Proposition 10 could only get 36% of the vote, it will have to be put on the November 2020 ballot because the housin...
Posted: Wed Nov 7, 2018 1:07AM
image Delta advocates at public hearing say California WaterFix Is Inconsistent with Delta Plan 480_michael_frost_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Michael Frost, First Vice President of the Restore the Delta Board, emphasized that the Council did a “terrible job of outreach” and “the entire process process reeks of corruption by corporate ag.” He said the WaterFix takes away the fresh water, the life blood of the Bay Delta Estuary, which is equivalent to denying a human being their blood. “The Delta Tunnels is based on the premise of taking more blood out of the body. It is not consistent with the Delta Plan — it is like relying o...
Posted: Tue Nov 6, 2018 6:24PM
video Libby Schaaf Roundly Booed Over Handling of Housing Issues at First Oakland Mayoral Debate (video/mp4 4.0mb) by Dave Id
The first Oakland mayoral debate of the 2018 election was sponsored by the Alameda County Democratic Party on August 23. Cat Brooks was widely viewed as the winner, with her command of the issues and passionate advocacy for a more just Oakland. Pamela Price and Saied Karamooz made strong showings as well. Libby Schaaf was defensive and tense, as she was in later debates. Schaaf eventually stopped attending candidate forums. (Full debate audio below.)...
Posted: Tue Nov 6, 2018 2:37PM
video Cat Brooks Takes Her Fight for Justice Inside City Hall, Mounts Radical Bid for Oakland Mayor (video/mp4 15.7mb) by Dave Id
Time flies. Today is election day already. On August 8, Cat Brooks wasn't speaking through a bullhorn outside of City Hall, or commenting at a City Council meeting. She was filing the official paperwork required to run for Mayor of Oakland. Since then, she and hundreds of campaign volunteers have poured their hearts into the "People's Campaign," reaching out to Oaklanders throughout the city, fighting hard for a just and equitable future Oakland....
Posted: Tue Nov 6, 2018 1:15PM