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text In November voters can vote to repeal Costa Hawkins Act by Lynda Carson
A vote for the Affordable Housing Act will be the voters opportunity to repeal the draconian Costa Hawkins Act, the 1995 law that severely limits cities’ rent control options!...
Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:52PM
audio New Orleans Treme Residents Hold Swimsuit Protest; Expose Recreation Commission problems (audio/mpeg 21.6mb) by WTUL News and Views
Amy Stelly, Treme resident, designer and water and human rights activist joined WTUL News and Views to discuss on going issues with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) and its habitual marginalizing of tax-paying residents. Adult swimmers recently ran into problems with having access to the Treme Community Center pool as well as health and transportation issues....
Posted: Thu Jun 7, 2018 3:05PM
document Tenants Together Report Reveals that Evictions in California are Triple Previous Estimates ca_evictions_are_fast_and_frequent.pdf_140_.jpg by Tenants Together
One statistic is always missing from any debate on California housing: the number of tenants facing eviction annually. Tenants Together, California’s statewide organization for renters’ rights, recently obtained and analyzed eviction data from the state’s Judicial Council. Although the Judicial Council collects eviction data, its annual reports do not set forth its eviction data. Given the statewide displacement crisis, Tenants Together requested the raw eviction data which gives an important...
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 11:10AM
text California landlords are fined $8,000 by HUD for racist rental practices by Lynda Carson
Despite doing business in California, and being fined $8,000 for being involved in racist rental practices, records with the Bureau of Real Estate reveal that the status of the real estate license for Macbeth Apartment Services Inc., is expired and according to records with the Secretary of State their corporation status has been suspended!...
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 11:51PM
text The Homeless Youth Epidemic is Growing: What are the Solutions to End it? by Megan Lee
This article is about how not having adequate housing affects students in the classroom and how California needs more low-income housing so that students have an adequate space to live and complete homework assignments....
Posted: Wed May 2, 2018 1:32PM
text National Alliance of HUD Tenants Denounce Ben Carson's Housing Bill by Posted by Lynda Carson
Elected leaders of the national US tenants union today denounced the housing bill proposed April 25 by HUD Secretary Ben Carson as a “vicious and cruel” assault on the poorest of the poor!...
Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:12PM
audio Ellenie Cruz of the NOLA Herb Gathering 2018 (audio/mpeg 13.1mb) by WTUL News and Views
Kezia speaks with Ellenie Cruz of the NOLA Herb Gathering, coming up on April 15th. A full day of information sharing, classes, and education about local plant medicine practices and how they connect to the culture of people historically from New Orleans....
Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:23AM
image ACLU Report Urges Cities and Towns to Provide Internet Service as a Utility 480_web18-broadbandcommunity-chart_1.jpg by American Civil Liberties Union
ACLU SENDS REPORT TO OVER 100 MAYORS IN 30 STATES WHO EXPRESSED SUPPORT FOR NET NEUTRALITY...
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:01AM
image Renters' Rights, Eviction Protection Key to Preventing Homelessness 480_protect-tenants-homeless_1.jpg by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Washington, D.C., March 20, 2018 – Strengthening tenants’ rights can reduce housing instability and prevent homelessness, according to a new report released today by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. Protect Tenants, Prevent Homelessness details the relationships between renters’ rights, evictions, and homelessness, highlighting issues lowincome renters face and providing recommendations for improving housing security among vulnerable populations. The report follows a recent ...
Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:25PM
document Lawsuit Launched to Force Trump Administration to Curb Risks From Pesticide Malathion noi-letter-malathion-2018-3-20.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2018 — The Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Environmental Health and Californians for Pesticide Reform filed a formal notice of intent today to sue two federal agencies for failing to finalize measures to protect endangered wildlife and the environment from pesticides containing the chemical malathion....
Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:41PM
text Six Months After Maria, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Wait for Relief by Lydia Andrews
Six months after Hurricane Maria, blue tarps still cover homes and buildings across Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands....
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:37PM
image Over 40 New Products Added to Nanotechnology Database 480_nanotechnology_1.jpg by Center for Food Safety
New consumer products, from toothpaste to infant formula, found to contain nanomaterials added to interactive database...
Posted: Wed Mar 7, 2018 4:52PM
text Senate Committee to Consider Bill Exempting Factory Farms From Hazardous Waste Reporting by Center for Biological Diversity
Legislation Would Leave Public in Dark During Dangerous Air-pollution Events...
Posted: Wed Mar 7, 2018 4:26PM
text Trial Begins in Lawsuit Against Mississippi Department of Corrections Over Years of Unconstitutional Conditions at Privately Operated Prison by American Civil Liberties Union
JACKSON, Miss., March 5, 2018 – Trial begins today in Dockery, et al. v. Hall, et al., a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of prisoners at East Mississippi Correctional Facility (EMCF) in Meridian, Mississippi. The American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Law Offices of Elizabeth Alexander, and Covington & Burling LLP will show that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has operated the prison in a continuous state of crisis, neglect, and abuse for years, ...
Posted: Tue Mar 6, 2018 11:06AM
text What was the Fluoride Death Smog Disaster? & Other Questions re Fluoridation by jenny miller
In one of the most successful PR campaigns in the history of the world, Edward Bernays convinced the American public to start adding toxic industrial waste to our water supply. Now, decades later, the evidence shows zero benefit to the public and immeasurable harm....
Posted: Thu Mar 1, 2018 11:12AM
image Nestlé and Others Cashing in On U.S. Water Infrastructure Crisis 480_bottled_water_cost_1.jpg by Food & Water Watch
New Report Examines Bottled Water Marketing and Impacts on People and the Environment...
Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:23PM
text State Investments and the Public Sector by Patrick Schreiner and Kai Eicker Wolf
The public infrastructure is something positive, even from a business perspective. It is a kind of advance concession. It increases the entrepreneurial production potential and lowers the production costs. If state investments are trifling, this will have negative long-term effects on economic development....
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:10AM
image The War On The EPA & The Scientists , Lead, Health and Safety & Scott Pruitt At The EPA 480_pruitt_scott_fumes_1.jpeg by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio hears from former EPA scientists about the attack on science and the effect of attacks on the workers of the EPA whose job it is to defend the health and safety of the American people....
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:22AM
document Report Reveals Rapid Growth of Homeless Tent Cities Across U.S. tent_city_usa_2017.pdf_140_.jpg by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
(December 20, 2017, Washington, D.C.) The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty released a new report, Tent City USA: The Growth of America’s Homeless Encampments and How Communities are Responding, reviewing the rapid growth of homeless people living in tents across the United States over the past decade, as measured by documentation in media reports....
Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:53PM
text Violence leaves 750,000 children in Mosul struggling to access health services by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
As many as 750,000 children in Mosul and surrounding areas are struggling to access basic health services. While violence has subsided, less than 10 percent of health facilities in Ninewah governorate are functioning at full capacity. Those that are operational are stretched to breaking point....
Posted: Fri Feb 9, 2018 11:40PM