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textMasks4All by Anthony Ravlich
Wearing a mask can slow the coronavirus. If I wear one it protects you and if you wear one it protects me. It stems from human rights omissions at the UN i.e. duty to the community....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:49AM
imageOakland passes coronavirus rent freeze & eviction ban
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by By Lynda Carson
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, on March 27, 2020, the Oakland City Council passed an emergency ordinance prohibiting landlords from evicting residential and commercial tenants. The emergency ordinance which includes a freeze on rents took effect immediately, and will last at least until May 31!...
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:36PM
calendarHonk for Justice: COVID-safe Car Rally to End ICE Detention
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by Sam Tunick
We will meet at SP+ Parking (50 Broadway, San Francisco), then depart as a caravan at noon to circle the ICE office and Civic Center Plaza....
Event Date: Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:45AM
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:28PM
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
imageIn the US, Capitalism On the Block,
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by Leon Kunstenaar
Dysfunctional government prompts questioning the system...
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:42PM
imageSacramento Police Have Arrested Unhoused People Seeking to Shelter in Place
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by Asantewaa Boykin, APTP
At a time when the entire State of California has been asked to shelter in place, unhoused populations remain unprotected, with nowhere to go, no house to shelter in, no sanitary supplies, and no means by which to honor social distancing requirements....
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:34PM
imageACSO Requests $255M in New Funding; COVID-19 Reaches Santa Rita Without Plans in Place
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by IWOC Oakland
Just over a week into the “shelter in place” directive that is now statewide, COVID-19 has reached Santa Rita Jail. The County confirmed on March 26 that a nurse working in one of the jail’s housing units has tested positive for the virus. In response, that pod as well as one other in Santa Rita were placed under quarantine on Friday, March 27. The second pod was quarantined allegedly in response to a case of pneumonia or other similar medical condition. All transportation of detainees betwee...
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:18PM
imageDrop Rent Santa Cruz
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by No Wages No Rent
We are in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. Many of us have lost our income because of this pandemic. We need rent dropped now....
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:18PM
imageCiting Coronavirus Pandemic, EPA Indefinitely Suspends Environmental Rules
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by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams
The Environmental Protection Agency, headed by former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, announced on Thursday a sweeping and indefinite suspension of environmental rules amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic, a move green groups warned gives the fossil fuel industry a "green light to pollute with impunity." Photo: Leon Kunstenaar...
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:32AM
imageBay Area Rent Strike: We're Not Paying
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by #BayAreaRentStrike
Bay Area Rent Strike launches new site @ https://bayarearentstrike.org/...
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:15PM
imageMountain View Rolling Rally Calls for Protections For Renters, RV Dwellers
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by Housing is a Human Right
Cars with signs and banners circled Mountain View City Hall on Friday, March 27....
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:06PM
calendarLive Stream: The Science of Happiness during COVID-19
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by The Commonwealth Club
Online via live stream...
Event Date: Tue Apr 7, 2020 12:00PM
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:31PM
imageNavajo Nation reports two deaths and 92 cases of coronavirus
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by Brenda Norrell
Navajo coronavirus cases increased to 92 cases, with two confirmed deaths. There were 21 new cases of the virus in the past 24 hours for Dine' living in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah....
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:49AM
calendarLive Stream: Health Care Town Hall: Our Lives On The Line Series Kick-off
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by Health Care Voter, Indivisible, others
Live stream on Facebook...
Event Date: Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:00PM
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:29AM
imageKnow Your Rights during COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
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by National Lawyers Guild
While the COVID-19 pandemic necessitates public health measures to reduce the impact of the virus on our communities and health care systems, we must be vigilant and resist authoritarian and violent tendencies....
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:22AM
imageAs COVID-19 Reaches Santa Rita Jail, Decarceration Becomes More Urgent
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by Ella Baker Center
Oakland, CA — According to Alameda County jail officials, a nurse in Santa Rita Jail has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the first positive test in the jail. The positive case follows at least one confirmed exposure and several possible exposures at the jail by an arrestee and sheriff deputy. For the last two weeks, advocates with the Audit Ahern Coalition and healthcare labor unions have been calling for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO), Alameda County District Attorney’...
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:23PM
documentAlameda County Public Defender Wins COVID-19 Release of More Than 300 Inmates
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by ACPD
OAKLAND, Thursday, March 19 – Lawyers with the Public Defender’s Office in collaboration with the Sheriff, prosecutors and courts have secured the release of more than 300 people because of the threat of COVID-19 in Santa Rita County Jail....
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:16PM
imageLearning from the Past, Preparing for the Future: Lessons from Depression-era Mutual Aid
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by anonymous
As coronavirus spreads and the death toll begins to climb, our most immediate concern is (and should remain) staying healthy and supporting our communities through the immediate crisis. As radicals, however, we must also begin to strategize how we will respond to the economic collapse that will continue to affect our lives long after a vaccine or herd immunity render the virus itself a past issue. Looking back to our local history, we can learn a great deal from Great Depression era worker se...
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:54PM
calendarLive Stream: COVID-19 and the LGBTQI Community
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by The Commonwealth Club
Online via live stream...
Event Date: Fri Apr 3, 2020 12:00PM
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:42PM
imageThe Landfill In Our Bodies… How Human Biomonitoring Detected Toxins from a federal Hunters
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by Ahimsa Porter Sumchai MD, PD
Building 830 houses the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND)and Lab Animal Resource Center (LARC). It is, arguably, the most high risk building on the naval base. A gas monitoring probe located adjacent to Building 830(GMP3) detects methane concentrations at the landfill surface as high as 50% volume in air....
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:09PM