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textHUD moves to force undocumented immigrants from public housing by Lynda Carson
In an effort that pits public housing tenants against one another, reportedly last Wednesday evening on April 17, 2019, the Trump administration and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a new proposal to force undocumented immigrants from our nation’s public housing units!...
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:35AM
textThe Ugly Truth about U.S. Health Insurance by Troy Prouty
The truth about Healthcare in the U.S. makes it unsustainable due to special interest from two opposite forces....
Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:00AM
textVienna: Housing is a Human Right by German DGB Union
Housing as a human right is subverted by the right of speculation. The Vienna Housing Fund buys up potential development land and prevents speculation. Rents in Vienna are half the rents in Munich. Housing is a creative challenge since we are not born with housing like clams. The state cannot steal away from its responsibility to guarantee life, liberty, and happiness....
Posted: Mon Apr 8, 2019 4:52AM
documentHomeless Persons Cannot Be Punished for Sleeping in Absence of Alternatives, 9th Circuit Decision Establishes
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by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Boise, Idaho, April 1, 2019 – Tonight, people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in the west coast states of the Ninth Circuit can sleep more safely, without facing criminal punishment for simply trying to survive on the streets. Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an en banc petition by the city of Boise in Martin v. Boise (formerly Bell v. Boise), leaving in place its September 2018 ruling that homeless persons cannot be punished for sleeping outside on public property in...
Posted: Tue Apr 2, 2019 2:58PM
textThe Crisis of Democracy by Joachim Hirsch
Decisions affecting social development are in the hands of private investors and state policy depends on their actions. This "politics of capital" was largely at the expense of a majority of the population, particularly wage-earners. A social consensus made possible the relative stability of liberal democracy up to the 1970s....
Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:29AM
imageReport Finds Widespread Neglect and Abuse in Anaheim and Santa Ana Shelters
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by ACLU of Southern California
SANTA ANA, MARCH 14, 2019 — Orange County, in the midst of a dire homelessness crises, opened emergency shelters, giving hope to those who were living in punishing conditions on the streets. But what once was a symbol of hope has become a nightmare for many residents....
Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:48PM
imageU.N. Committee Urges UK Government to Consider “Comprehensive and Complete Ban” on Fracking
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by Food & Water Watch
Geneva/London/Brussels/Washington, March 13, 2019 - In an extraordinary move, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) slammed the United Kingdom’s policies on fracking for failing to protect the rights of rural women, and urged the British Government to “consider introducing a comprehensive and complete ban on fracking.”...
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:23PM
textHUD Tenant Leaders Demand Congress Declare Trump’s 2020 Budget “Dead on Arrival” by Posted by Lynda Carson
Earlier today the Elected leaders of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants demanded an immediate and total rejection by Congress of President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget request, released on March 11!...
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:10PM
imageFed OSHA Whistleblower Whitman Challenges Major Corruption In Gov
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by repost
Federal OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program Darrell Whitman has sent a letter to Alexander Acosta, the US Secretary of Labor charging that there has been a systemic cover-up of corruption by firing and retaliating against Federal whistleblowers in the many government departments including DOL, DOD, FAA, NASA. He states that this is a threat to the health and safety of workers and the public in the United States. The FAA and other agencies have put the safety of the public in danger by the...
Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:52AM
imageFukushima: To those who are working hard for renouncing nuclear energy: message from Ruiko
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by repost
Ruiko Muto a Fukushima survivor speaks out on the 8th anniversary of the nuclear meltdowns....
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:17PM
imageNew Report: The Costs and Benefits of a Supervised Use Site in Denver, Colorado
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by Drug Policy Alliance
Report Highlights Extensive Potential Cost Savings and Public Health Benefits Of a Supervised Use Site For Denver Advocates Say Report Findings Should Inspire Urgent Action By the Legislature...
Posted: Sat Mar 9, 2019 7:08PM
textH.R. 1384 Medicare for All Needs 218 CoSponsors by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
The New Medicare for All bill, HR 1384, has 106 Co-Sponsors and needs 218 to pass. There are 236 Democrats out of 435 members in the House, yet only 106 Democrats support this litmus test bill. See https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1384/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22HR+1384%22%5D%7D&r=1&s=...
Posted: Thu Mar 7, 2019 12:16AM
textPublic housing authorities still under threat as government shutdown ends by Lynda Carson
According to the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA), "SHA’s services have continued throughout this last shutdown. If the government shuts down again on February 16, SHA and other public housing authorities will still have federal funding through February. In addition, SHA has the ability to continue funding expenses through March regardless of whether the government shuts down again in February."...
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:35AM
textSign Letter Demanding an End to Shutdown and Resumed Funding for Affordable Housing by Posted By Lynda Carson
Sign onto National Letter Demanding Congress and the White House Reopen the Government and Fund Affordable Housing Programs!...
Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:45AM
textThe Attack of Corporations and the Rich on the Rest of Society by Heinz Steinert and Davut Col
We are living in one of the richest societies in the world. Inconceivable sums were given out without hesitation when the banks were bailed out from bankruptcy. The rich triumph and despise others as losers. Corporations and the rich must desist from their selfishness and accept their responsibility again for society....
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:32AM
textTrump’s government shutdown & Jan. 15 notice from HUD to Public Housing Authorities by Lynda Carson
Section 8 voucher tenants (Housing Choice Voucher program tenants) and public housing tenants across the nation are being terrorized by fears of what will happen if they face major rent increases, or eviction if the government shutdown continues....
Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:06PM
textLandlord, Annette Cowen, threatens USDA Section 515 renters with higher rents and eviction by Lynda Carson
Reportedly, Annette Cowen, a property manager of Lindenwood Apartments, in Alma, Arkansas, and the Hawthorne Apartments, in Prescott, Arkansas, has threatened the renters in a USDA, Section 515 housing program with higher rents, and eviction, because of Trump's government shutdown!...
Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:03AM
textPublic Housing Authorities urge their clients to tell Congress to end government shutdown by Lynda Carson
There appears to be some confusion regarding HUD funding to the Public Housing Authorities (PHAs). Some PHAs believe that HUD will fund the Section 8 voucher program (Housing Choice Voucher Program) through February, other PHAs are not certain if they will receive funding from HUD for February!...
Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:09PM
textFunding is available for Section 8 program and public housing programs in January by Lynda Carson
In an update from PHADA, they wish to let the public know that despite the government shutdown, funding for the Section 8 voucher program (Housing Choice Voucher Program), and public housing will be available during the month of January....
Posted: Wed Jan 2, 2019 3:58AM
imageAt Least 25 States, 2 Canadian Provinces, Norway Have Mad Deer, Mad Reindeer, Mad Moose, M
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by FN
A campaign of silence by corporate media with their meat ad profiteering and by federal agencies which historically protect the meat industry have criminally neglected informing the public of Mad Deer, Mad Cow, Mad Caribou, Mad Elk etc....
Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:46AM