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text Some kind of trade advantage by Ted Rudow III, MA
Nearly every one of America's wars were for some kind of trade advantage or money or for territory.--Which of course were always fought under different excuses, even as far back as the Civil War.
Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 1:31PM
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
text Obama Administration Reportedly Lifting Moratorium on California Offshore Fracking by via Food & Water Watch
In the waning days of his administration, President Obama appears to be doubling down on fracking.
Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 2:57PM
text Obama Administration OKs Offshore Fracking in California by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2016 — The Obama administration today finalized plans to allow oil companies to resume offshore fracking and dumping fracking chemicals mixed with wastewater in California’s wildlife-rich Santa Barbara Channel.
Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 2:34PM
text Back to Trotskyism! Revolutionary regroupment with the League for the Fourth International by League for the Fourth International
On April 16, the Better-Late-Than-Never (BLTN) Faction of the International Communist League (ICL) put forward its Declaration of Faction calling to “Return to the Road of Genuine Spartacism” and to “Regroup with the IG/LFI on the Basis of Their Revolutionary Continuity!” The very next day they received a response from the Spartacist League’s Los Angeles local, falsely claiming that the declaration was written in collaboration with the IG and cynically saying it considered the decla...
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 6:53PM
text 50 Anniversary of blockade of Napalm bombs shipped from Alviso, Ca. by Gil Villagran, MSW
In 1966 four San Jose women blocked the loading of napalm bombs to be used to burn people to death in Vietnam. They were arrested, the bombs were shipped, and more than one million Vietnamese suffered grotesque death with California produced jellied gasoline. After 58,000+ American teens and young adult drafted soldiers were killed, along with two million Vietnam mostly civilians were killed--our nation finally departed from the land we devastated with agent orange, landmines, and brutal ge...
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 4:53PM
text The expenses of the poor by Ted Rudow III, MA
But the Capitalistic financiers of Trump and his kind: They're all like a bunch of pimps! (Or Panders: Those who solicit business for a whore, and share in her wages and profits)
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 4:23PM
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
text Shell Pipeline in Northern California Has History of Oil Spills, Documents Show by Center for Biological Diversity
TRACY, Calif., May 24, 2016 — A Shell pipeline that just spilled at least 21,000 gallons of oil near the Northern California city of Tracy has leaked at least twice before in the past year, according to state documents uncovered by the Center for Biological Diversity.
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 11:44AM
text A Case Against Hillary Clinton, Candidate Of Endless War by Populist180
More hawkish than Obama, more willing to murder prisoners than her husband, a tyrant who woudl force parents to submit their chidlren to toxic vaccines, Clinton is tied to the military industrial complex
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 11:02AM
text Puerto Rico Debt Bill Heads for Full House Vote by Greg
The House Committee on Natural Resources voted 29-10 to approve Puerto Rico debt legislation for consideration by the full House of Representatives.
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:55AM
text Traditional whistleblower by Ted Rudow III. MA
Guardian published a stunning new chapter in the saga of NSA whistleblowers on Sunday, revealing a new key player: John Crane, a former assistant inspector general at the Pentagon who was responsible for protecting whistleblowers, then forced to become one himself when the process failed.
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 3:36PM
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
text US drone killer-in-chief in Vietnam by DLi
POTUS 44 Obama had the "audacity" to announce--while visiting Vietnam, a nation that was genocidally invaded by the USA empire 5 decades ago--another Imperial assassination of a foreign fighter whose only "crime" was to rid his country of illegal invaders! Talk about the utter hubris of an unrepentant mouthpiece for the Evil Empire.
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:16AM
text Who Owns the Sky? The Climate in the Globalization Trap by C. Methmann, A. Haack and J. Eisgruber
The bad news is that there are more inconvenient truths. Climate change is present, not future. Globalization and protection of the atmosphere do not go together. Climate policy has a policy. Economic profit dominance always has priority over climate protection. The logic of the financial markets to which climate protection often falls victim must be broken. A whole bundle of measures is necessary. Climate protection must go hand-in-hand with fighting poverty.
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:07AM
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
text Berkeley: Neo-Nazi posters taken down, replaced in under 24hours w/ Anti-Fascist message by 80000
Sunday, May 22, 2016: The white nationalist group Identity Evropa posted a series of photos on Twitter, indicating that they had pasted 9 new posters with their name and message around Berkeley. At 4:16am, they tweeted: "We noticed that some triggered individual ripped down our poster. However, we are still here." Less than 24 hours later, areas in West Berkeley could be seen to have replaced IE's posters with stickers reading "Anti-Fascist Zone."
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:56PM
text Made refugees by Ted Rudow III, MA
The Israeli defense minister, Moshe Ya’alon, has resigned, saying, "I fought with all my might against manifestations of extremism, violence and racism in Israeli society." His resignation comes only days after Ya’alon’s deputy chief of staff, Major General Yair Golan, compared modern-day Israel to "nauseating trends" in Nazi-era Germany.
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 3:04PM