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text More Public Investments are Sensible and Necessary by Philipp Heimberger
Low-interest rates should create possibilities for expansive budgetary policy. Public investments in the infrastructure and education could benefit future generations by helping raise long-term prosperity and well-being. The one-sided narrowing of budgetary possibilities is excessive and counter-productive....
Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:42AM
calendar Don't blame the techies: tax the landlords; A Walking Tour by David Giesen
American Youth Hostel 312 Mason Street (meet in the lobby)...
Event Date: Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:00AM
Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:55PM
image Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf has Trump-like "both sides" reaction to Jogger Joe's anti-homeless attack 480_bbq-becky-schaaf_1.jpg by Dave Id
After fascists and neo-nazis gathered in Charlottesville last August, assaulting anti-racists and killing Heather Heyer, Trump declared: "I think there is blame on both sides." On June 9, 2018, the day video came to light of Henry Sintay, aka #JoggerJoe, throwing the property of Greg Markson into Lake Merritt, Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf echoed that sentiment when she said she felt the "frustration on both sides."...
Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:32PM
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
image On Fathers Day: Pelosi & Feinstein Partners In Crime At Hunters Point & Treasure Island 480_justice_at_pelosi_s_mansion_1.jpg by United Public Workers For Action
On Fathers Day 2018, supporters of worker and human rights rallied at the mansions of Senator Feinstein and Congresswoman Pelosi in San Francisco. They protested the criminal cover-up by Pelosi and Feinstein of the $1 billion fraud on the US and criminal falsification of the so called Hunters Point Shipyard and Treasure Island "clean-up". They also called for the criminal prosecution of Pelosi and Feinstein for colluding with the developer Lennar/5 Points developer, Tetra Tech and Test Ameri...
Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:06AM
image City of Santa Cruz Confiscates Food Not Bombs Portable Toilet 480_food_not_bombs_public_toilet_santa_cruz_town_clock_1.jpg by Keith McHenry
The City of Santa Cruz confiscated the Food Not Bombs community funded portable toilet on Saturday, June 16. Access to public toilets is a human right. Every person deserves the dignity of relieving themselves in a private sanitary way....
Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:32AM
calendar SF real estate travails: a literary face-off by David Giesen
1266 Valencia St. San Francisco The outdoor speakers' platforms near Arizmendi bakery...
Event Date: Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:30PM
Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:31AM
image SoCal water agency to vote on support for rider banning Delta Tunnels lawsuits 480_food_and_water_watch_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Representative Ken Calvert's rider would set a dangerous legal precedent if approved by Congress. “The elimination of judicial review foreshadows a regressive slide from a government controlled by laws to a government controlled by rulers,” summed up Bob Wright, Senior Attorney at Friends of the River....
Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:11PM
calendar Liberated Lens fil night: Trouble 480_there_goes_the_neighborhood_flyer_1.jpg by Liberated Lens Film Collective
Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland...
Event Date: Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:30PM
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:34PM
image Conscience and Action Speak Out at Parks and Rec 480_35292346_10156264162338820_143414361082298368_n_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Basic Dignity is a Human Right...
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:14PM
calendar Poets for Puerto Rico: ¡El Grito de la Bahía! 480_screen-shot-2018-06-05-at-5.29.14-pm-1024x818.jpg by Natalia Neira
La Peña Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705...
Event Date: Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:30PM
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:09PM
document Bathroom Baloney--Expanded Speech to City Council on its anti-homeless restrooms policies extended_city_council_speech_6-12-18_final.pdf_140_.jpg by Robert Norse
A highly shortened version of this speech was given Tuesday evening at City Council. It anticipated and announced the Thursday June 14th noon protest demanding reopening of the Louden Nelson Center and San Lorenzo Park bathrooms for public use. This was done without public notice, discussion, or vote....
Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:57PM
image In Memory of DavidMinton Silva, August 16, 1943 - March 11, 2018 480_1-david-minton-silva-ed-frey-vigil-peacecamp-santa-cruz_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
Memorials were held in Santa Cruz during the month of May for DavidMinton Silva, who passed away on March 11 in Mozambique, Africa. For decades, David was a strong presence in local politics and the activist community in Santa Cruz, touching many with his gentle soul, and the ability to express solidarity and support for many different causes and individuals in the field of civil rights and social justice. The issue most near his heart was homelessness. [Top photo: In 2012, DavidMinton Silva ...
Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:12PM
calendar People's Assembly on the Housing Crisis 480_no-unjust-evictions_1.jpg by Cat Brooks For Oakland
Lake Merritt Amphitheater South side of Lake Merritt, Oakland, California 94612...
Event Date: Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:00PM
Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:02PM
calendar SF City Hall meeting on Homelessness and Disability 480_speak_out_flyer__friday_june_15th__2018_version_2_1.jpg by Disabled person
SF City Hall (1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102) Room 400 (4th floor)...
Event Date: Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:00PM
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:41PM
calendar Death by Medicine by Florence
Humanist Hall 390 27th Street uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway http://www.HumanistHall.org...
Event Date: Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:30PM
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:28PM
text San Francisco Voters Pass Nation’s First Right to Counsel Ballot Measure by Shanti Singh
San Francisco voters have resoundingly approved Proposition F, a ballot measure to guarantee a universal right to legal counsel for tenants facing eviction, becoming the first city in California, and the second city in the nation, to establish a right to counsel for tenants facing eviction....
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:52AM
calendar Rally & March: Pelosi's House to Feinstein's Mansion "Partners In Crime"! pelosi___feinstein.jpeg by United Public Workers For Action
Rally At Congresswoman Pelosi’s Home 2640 Broadway at Scott St. March to Pelosi's Mansion 2460 Lyon St. San Francisco, CA...
Event Date: Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:45PM
text Homeless Rights HoeDown Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (June 12-14) by HUFF, Conscience in Action, & Jeremy Alderson
Various events including Tuesday's Homelessness Marathon and City Council Speakout, Wednesday'a HUFF meeting and Juneteenth Celebration, and Thursday's Picketing Prejudice at Parks and Rec HQ are up for observaton and participation in the next few days....
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:51PM
text Keith McHenry's Food not Bombs and Homeless Update from Santa Cruz by Medea Benjamin (posted by Norse)
Video of Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs activist Keith McHenry walking Medea Bejamin through the twice-weekly sidewalk meal outside the Santa Cruz main post office and giving an extensive update on the anti-homeless measures taken by Santa Cruz authorities on Sunday June 10th....
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:36PM