text Tom Hayden on The Unfinished Business of Democracy by The Nation
From helping to found the New Left in the 1960s right up to this turbulent election season, Hayden was a pillar of Democratic politics, a brilliant strategist and political thinker, and a leading advocate for a more just and equal society....
Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:54AM
image Police from 5 States Escalate Violence, Shoot Horses to Clear 1851 Treaty Camp 480_standing_rock_prayer_circle_riot_police_1.jpg by via Camp of the Sacred Stones
Cannonball, ND, October 28, 2016 - Over 300 police officers in riot gear, 8 ATVs, 5 armored vehicles, 2 helicopters, and numerous military-grade humvees showed up north of the newly formed frontline camp just east of Highway 1806. The 1851 Treaty Camp was set up this past Sunday directly in the path of the pipeline, on land recently purchased by DAPL. Today this camp, a reclamation of unceded Lakota territory affirmed as part of the Standing Rock Reservation in the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 185...
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:56PM
calendar Black Panther Party Perspectives from Richard Brown of the San Francisco 8 480_richard_brown_sf8_1.jpg by Workers World Party
Workers World 1305 Franklin St #411 Oakland CA...
Event Date: Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:37PM
image Vigil for Sean Smith-Arlt Organized on No Police Brutality Day 480_sean-smith-arlt-vigil-1_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
A candle light vigil was held for Sean Smith-Arlt at the Town Clock in Santa Cruz on October 22, coinciding with the 21st annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality. Sean was experiencing ongoing mental health issues when he was shot and killed on October 16 by officers with the Santa Cruz Police Department, who say he was advancing towards them while holding a garden rake when they deemed him a threat....
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:24PM
text CAA opposes ordinance to protect Section 8 renters from discrimination by Lynda Carson
The California Apartment Association (CAA) stepped up to the plate to oppose a proposed ethical ordinance prohibiting discrimination against section 8 tenants in Marin County. The CAA has taken an unethical position against the ordinance to protect section 8 renters, as well as opposing some ethical renter protection ballot measures in 6 cities in the Bay Area recently!...
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:29PM
text The Right to Disrespect: A Reminder by Robert Norse
I wrote this letter this morning after Vice-Mayor Cynthia Chase attempted to stop me from speaking with my back to the Council during Oral Communications yesterday afternoon. It wasn't clear to me that she was taking action to arrest me, but seemed like she was threatening to do so. It has to emphasized again that a violation of Council rules, unless it disrupts the meeting, is not a disruption, however much a presiding officer wants to paint it as one. The interruption and threat to the ...
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:56AM
audio Ben Quimby from 350 Louisiana on No New Leases (audio/mpeg 21.7mb) by wtul news
Ben Quimby from 350 Louisiana on No New Leases talks about the upcoming rally at BOEM, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard at noon central to 4pm...
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:58AM
image Sen. Leno, SF Health Plan, Health Plan of San Mateo Celebrate Medi-Cal's 50th Anniversary 480_img_0596_1.jpg by Steven Maviglio
State and local leaders join patients and providers at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital to Mark Half-Century of Health Care for Bay Area Families...
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:39PM
image Renters' groups file FPPC complaint against landlord lobby's deceptive mailers 480_renters-caa-hayward-steventavares_1.jpg by Steven Tavares, East Bay Citizen
Renters' groups representing the six Bay Area cities slated to vote on various forms of rent control this November filed a complaint with the state Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) on October 13 claiming a mailer sent earlier this month by an opposing landlords' lobby is misleading and deceptive....
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:11PM
calendar YTHLive by YTH
Bespoke Coworking Westfield San Francisco Centre, Level 4, #450A,, 845 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103...
Event Date: Sun May 7, 2017 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:04AM
calendar As Anger at the SCPD Rises, Freedom Sleepers Bed Down for Sidewalk Sleepout #68 by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
On the sidewalk outside the last pre-election City Council meeting in the wake of the SCPD's Sean Arlt slaying, housed and unhoused folks are gathering again. The continuing target: the City's anti-homeless 11 PM to 8:30 AM Sleeping Ban as a shelterless police-heavy winter looms. The safe-but-not-legal-sidewalk slumber event begins on Tuesday afternoon and goes through Wednesday morning....
Event Date: Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:30PM
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:50AM
calendar URGENT: Tell the City Again: No New Jails OR Jail-like Facilities in SF! by Michael Lyon
25 Van Ness, Room 610...
Event Date: Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:17AM
text DOJ Says Poor Defendants Can’t Be Held If They Can’t Afford Bail by Angela Bronner Helm, The Root
The Obama administration decrees that poor people deserve equal protection under the law, too....
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:06PM
text Skyrocketing rents reveal need for strong rent control protections by Lynda Carson
As recent as Monday October 24, 2016, it was reported by the Palo Alto Weekly that the owner of the Stanford Garden Apartments and his son were arrested for harassing the tenants at the rent controlled building at 1735 Woodland Avenue, in East Palo Alto, in an effort to frighten them out of their housing so they could raise the rents!...
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:44PM
image NAMI Santa Cruz Expresses Deep Sadness at Horrible Death of Sean Arlt nami_santa_cruz_county.png by via NAMI Santa Cruz
NAMI joins our community in expressing our deepest sadness at the horrible death of Sean Arlt, a beautiful young man who was struggling with a mental illness....
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:01PM
image ACLU of Northern California Statement on Killing of Sean Arlt candle_2.jpg by via ACLU of Northern California
October 24, 2016 - The ACLU of Northern California joins communities in Santa Cruz in demanding justice for Sean Arlt and his family. The fatal shooting of Sean Arlt by Santa Cruz Police Department officers is highly disturbing, particularly given that he was in mental health crisis at the time....
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:12PM
image Aromas - San Juan School Officials: Remove Shredded Tire Mulch from Playgrounds 480_aromas-school-playground-tire-shreds_1.jpg by Play It Safe Aromas and San Juan
We are a parent-led effort to replace shredded tires from Aromas-San Juan Unified Public Schools with a non-toxic alternative....
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:18PM
calendar Occupy Oakland Community Feed by Occupy Oakland
Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater 14th & Broadway, Oakland, CA...
Event Date: Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:50AM
text We Have a Right to Exist by First They Came for the Homeless & JP Massar
URGENT!! PLEASE call Berkeley city mgr 510.981.7000,
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:19AM
image Candle light vigil held in remembrance of Sean Smith Arlt October 22, 2016 480_54_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Santa Cruz turned out for a candle light vigil for Sean Arlt who was shot and Killed by Santa Cruz Police!...
Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:53AM