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text Is this the world's most radicalmayor? Ada Colau of Barcelona by Dan Hanvox
Colau spent the first years of the new millennium embroiled in activism, protesting and campaigning against wars, poor housing and gentrification. While working for the PAH, she developed her distinctive style of speech, which rests on a sincere, if carefully crafted, populism. She has said that she wants to “feminise” politics and avoids macho or old-left rhetoric.
Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 4:56AM
text Oakland CED committee failed to send renter protection initiative to City Council by Lynda Carson
Despite the pleas of all the speakers in support of the renter protection initiative and the occurring massive housing crisis that is displacing tens of thousands of renters with evictions and excessive rent increases by greedy landlords, things could have gone better at the CED meeting for the tenants facing displacement from their housing.
Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 8:13PM
image Cabrillo College Foundation bankrolling Yes on Q campaign michael_machado.jpg by Bruce Holloway
The Cabrillo College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity, is the major contributor to the Yes on Q campaign. Measure Q is a $310 million bond issue for capital projects at Cabrillo College over the next 15 to 20 years. Michael Machado, treasurer of both the Cabrillo College Foundation and Yes on Q, made a false e-filing last month claiming Yes on Q had neither received nor spent any money as of April 23. The Santa Cruz County Elections Department delayed posting some campaign contributions to ...
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 9:57AM
text Oakland landlords offer ghetto location rentals for Rolls-Royce prices by Lynda Carson
Whatever the reasons are for so many people who are wanting to move to Oakland, the housing crisis has become so severe that the City is listed as #5 on the list of cities across the nation with the highest rents for one bedroom apartments!
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 4:13AM
text Oakland tenants are drowning in high rents and facing eviction by the thousands by Lynda Carson
Eviction stories are all over the news wires lately, revealing that the majority of people being evicted from their housing all across the nation are women with children. According to the National Low-Income Housing Coalition, there is a shortage of 7.2 million affordable housing units across the nation.
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 7:16PM
image And Here’s Another Thing the Clinton’s Fucked Up. 480_boycottpaper2.jpg original image (984x1030) by Lloyd Hart
In the late nineties Duh Prez. appointed General Barry McCaffery to be the Drug Czar!
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:57AM
calendar METRO Public Hearing on Bus Cuts in Santa Cruz by METRO Forward
Santa Cruz City Council Chambers 809 Center St Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Event Date: Fri May 27, 2016 8:30AM
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 8:57AM
calendar METRO Public Hearing on Bus Cuts in Watsonville 480_metro-forward_1.jpg original image (800x200) by METRO Forward
Watsonville City Council Chambers 275 Main St Watsonville, CA 95076
Event Date: Thu May 26, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 8:52AM
image A Tribute to Our Friend, Photographer and Organizer Bob Fitch bob-fitch-josh-sonnenfeld-2015-stanford.jpg by Josh Sonnenfeld, and Paul Ortiz
Beyond doing the dishes, photography was Bob’s skill that he could offer – and he did so with incredibly regularity and personal sacrifice over many decades. He understood that by taking photos, he was providing a service, allowing a more true story to be heard, amidst the spin of our opponents and distortion of the mainstream media. He knew that his job was to show up, “keep his mouth shut,” and “DFIU” (don’t ‘mess’ it up). His approach, in turn, engendered a deep level of ...
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 8:03AM
calendar Pesticide Resolution at PVUSD Board of Trustees Meeting kids-on-frontline.jpg by Masanobu
PVUSD District Office Board Room 292 Garden Valley Rd, Watsonville
Event Date: Wed May 25, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 10:25PM
text Mathews Council Crushes Handicraft Vendors; Freedom SleepOut #46 Soldiers On by Robert Norse
Last chance to make a cry of outrage at the City Council'slaw to outlaw all handicraft vending in the downtown and wharf-beachfront areas. Follow-up by saying no to a cop-heavy budget (social services take up less than 3% of the budget compared to police & rangers (42%). Finally the Food-Not-Bombs supported Freedom Sleepers will resume their principled civil disobedience on the sidewalk and city hall courtyard that night for the 46th week.
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 12:58PM
calendar Memorial celebration for Bob Fitch (1939-2016) 480_bob-fitch_by-jim-peppler-june-1966_1.jpg original image (1376x2048) by Memorial Planning Committee
Peace United Church, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz, California.
Event Date: Fri May 27, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 12:32PM
text Ed Lee's SF Sheriff Hennessey Goes After Tenant Activist Who Exposes Corruption By Soriano by repost
Ed Lee's SF Sheriff Hennessey Goes After Tenant Activist Who Exposes Corruption By Mohammed Soriano-Bilal Who Is Backed By London Breed
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 10:17PM
calendar Anti-Hillary Clinton Action in Salinas 480_evil-hillary_1.jpg original image (368x546) by Watsonville Brown Berets
Hartnell College 411 Central Ave Building G -- Auxiliary Gym Salinas, California
Event Date: Wed May 25, 2016 11:00AM
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 5:29PM
calendar Alameda Renters Coalition to deliver more than 8,000 signatures to City Hall on May 24 by Posted By Lynda Carson
Please join us at 2PM tomorrow at City Hall to celebrate the delivery of more than 8,000 pre-screened petition signatures for the ballot measure we have been promoting. We needed only 6,240 verified signatures; so we are confident we will qualify for the November ballot! Please come and join the celebration. We can all be enormously proud of our role in making this historic moment possible. Celebrate loudly. Then let’s get busy getting voters to the polls in November!
Event Date: Tue May 24, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 5:22PM
calendar Oakland CED Committee to Consider Protect Oakland Renters Act On Tuesday May 24 by Posted By Lynda Carson
On Tuesday, May 24th, at 1:30pm in the Sgt. Mark Dunakin Room – Hearing Room 1, the Oakland City Council Community and Economic Development Committee will hear a report on the Protect Oakland Renters Act Ballot Measure and give recommendation on the Ballot Measure.
Event Date: Tue May 24, 2016 1:30PM
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 2:38PM
image El Festival de la Fresa 2016: Traído a usted por la explotación 480_boycott-driscolls-oxnard-strawberry-festival_1_1_1_1.jpg original image (960x540) by Colectivo Todo Poder al Pueblo
La Industria y los funcionarios de la ciudad e incluso organizaciones de cambio social sin fines de lucro son conscientes, pero por desgracia, todos se benefician materialmente y son en gran parte silenciosas, delicadas en sus preocupaciones, o estructuralmente limitados en instituir reformas ambientales y hacer trabajo significativo.
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 1:54PM
image Strawberry Festival 2016: Brought To You By Exploitation 480_boycott-driscolls-oxnard-strawberry-festival_1_1.jpg original image (960x540) by Colectivo Todo Poder al Pueblo
Industry and city officials, even charities and non-profit social change organizations are aware, but, unfortunately, all benefit materially, and are largely silent, watered down in their concerns, or structurally limited in instituting meaningful labor and environmental reforms.
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 1:33PM
image Riders and drivers rally against bus cuts in Santa Cruz 480_dsc_0023_1.jpg original image (1600x1063) by Zav Hershfield
A group of bus riders and drivers staged a rally at the Santa Cruz downtown METRO station in protest of planned cuts to the county bus system. METRO plans to reduce service across the county and cut more than 40 driver positions.
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 11:28AM
calendar Santa Cruz-Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement 480_end-solitary-pelican_1.jpg original image (1751x651) by Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity
110 Cooper St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Event Date: Mon May 23, 2016 12:00PM
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 11:12AM