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text Support AB 1506 to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. by Lynda Carson
California Assembly Members Bloom, Chiu, and Bonta introduced AB 1506 on February 17, 2017, and need your support for the proposed bill to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.. The bill would once again allow the regulation of residential rental housing pricing by local governments in California....
Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:06AM
text The Shortwave Report 02/24/17 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:33PM
text Treasury Extends Anti-Money Laundering Luxury Real Estate Regulations by Greg Williams
Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) renewed requirements for title insurance companies to identify the real owners behind shell companies in six major metropolitan areas....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:40AM
text Trump's New Pick Alexander Acosta Worked For Union Busting Law firm in Chicago by reposted
Alexander Acosta Worked As A Lawyer for A Chicago Union Busting Law Firm...
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:22AM
text The Long History of Human Incapacitation by Politics and the Press by Wolfgang Jungmann
With the term "no alternatives," come-of-age citizens who don't join the mainstream press are incapacitated, stamped as troublemakers and not taken seriously. This policy of coldheartedness allowed no contradiction and led to dislocations like one-euro jobs, Hartz IV, low earners, stockers, and poverty pensions... Democracy is not sought anymore in a divided country, divided between those above and those below....
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:14AM
text Housing authorities need more resources to administer Housing Choice Voucher Program by Lynda Carson
Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) are not receiving enough money from HUD to administer the Housing Choice Voucher Program (section 8 voucher program) properly. Reportedly there are around 140,000 vouchers being unused by people who are eligible for section 8 vouchers (Housing Choice Vouchers), partly because PHAs do not have enough resources to administer the program, according to the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA)!...
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:23AM
text Kucinich Warns of Deep State's Plans for War Post-Trump Impeachment by Caitlin Johnstone
Long time anti-war Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) warns people of the deep state's plans to unseat Trump and replace him with warmonger Pence. The military-industrial complex despises Trump due to his unpredictability and general non-interventionist approach....
Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:29AM
text Proposed budget cuts threaten millions of HUD subsidized low-income renters by Lynda Carson
In the Bay Area according to HUD, the Oakland Housing Authority has 13,422 federally subsidized housing units in it’s section 8 inventory, and 2,122 units in it’s low rent inventory, formerly known as public housing units....
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:14PM
text Congress Moves Slowly on Bipartisan Puerto Rico Recommendations by Greg Williams
Congress has not acted on recommendations made by its Puerto Rico task force it implemented last year....
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:18AM
text The Shortwave Report 02/17/17 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:04PM
text Raids on Santa Cruz Immigrant Communities Cause Severe Damage by Xirenita
Eyewitness and on-the-ground accounts from those directly affected by the recent pre-dawn raids launched by Department of Homeland Security and Santa Cruz Police Department on Monday, February 13 2017....
Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:51AM
text Another victory for Richmond rent control against the California Apartment Association by Lynda Carson
In a quote from Richmond Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin, she said, “I’m delighted that the Judge ruled against the CAA's motion for a preliminary injunction. This is another victory for the voters of Richmond who passed Measure L with a 2/3 vote, understanding the importance of protecting Richmond tenants and stabilizing our neighborhoods with this sound, constitutional ordinance.”...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:55PM
text Cook Inlet Gas Pipeline Leak Shows Risks of Offshore Drilling by Center for Biological Diversity
Hilcorp Alaska Has Been Fined for Disregarding Regulations, Seeks to Build Massive Liberty Project in Beaufort Sea...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:44PM
text California Shrugs Off Deadline for Shutting Down Illegal Oil Industry Injections by Center for Biological Diversity
Brown Administration Lets 1,650 Oil Wells Continue Polluting Aquifers...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:44PM
text Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority by Institute of the Solidarity Modern
The Brexit vote and the American presidential election have dramatically accelerated the crises of classical neoliberal policy. The exit from neoliberalism can only succeed in a social movement and cannot only be a matter of a government or of the parties... May we have courage to reverse our perspective! The failed elites will not give up without a fight any more than the forces of an authoritarian neoliberalism. "Only we ourselves can free ourselves from this misery."...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:01AM
text Trump Voids Dodd-Frank 1504 Transparency Rule by Greg Williams
President Trump signed into law Congressional action to void requirements that the oil, gas and mining industries report financial activity in countries where they operate....
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:42PM
text Flynn resignation exposes Cold War narrative is Job 1 for any US governing regime by DLi
The campaign that forced the resignation of Michael Flynn as T-rump's national security advisor late Monday reveals a cardinal truth of the USA empire, namely, that the Wall Street-Pentagon ruling elite will not tolerate any deviation from its 7-decade-long Cold War narrative that the "Russian threat" is fundamental to the survival of the USA War Machine....
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:14AM
text Merkel Failed as a Peace-Builder by Marko Bader
Do you remember all this publicity surrounding allegedly fake letter of German Ambassador to Ukraine Ernst Reichel addressed to Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko that sparked a week or two ago?...
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:57PM
text Trump's elite cabinet poised to wage class warfare by AsianGreenNews.com
Trump rode into office as a populist for the working class; however his nominees are neoconservative politicos who intend to wage war on the middle class; can what happened to Detroit expand nationwide? Why people must unify and act quickly...
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:58PM
text A Public Bank for Oakland: An Idea Whose Time is Coming. by JP Massar
Public banks are financial institutions owned by the people through their representative governments at city, county or state levels. Public banks differ from private banks in that they are mandated to serve the public interest....
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:52AM