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text The Shortwave Report 11/17/17 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 Japan, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:07PM
text Department of Justice says Americans can’t challenge the legality of U.S. aid to Israel by Grant F. Smith
The U.S. Department of Justice once again insisted that individual citizens do not have standing to sue the U.S. federal government over foreign aid to Israel. Several Americans from Fagan Dickson in 1975 to author Isaac Asimov in 1991 have tried. But their claims, based on Establishment Clause separation of church and state appeals, failed. But what about challenges to U.S. foreign aid to Israel through the Administrative Procedure Act? IRmep has filed a case that breaks into new territory....
Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:15PM
text Addressing Police Brutality at Sonoma State University by Amanda Zuidema
While police brutality was not found at Sonoma State University, it is an issue worth talking about....
Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:43AM
text DACA Demographics of Sonoma County by Sofia Espinosa
Current laws affects and demographics of who DACA recipients are....
Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:08PM
text Republicans against the Poor and the Sick by Detlef Umbauch and Constanz Weinberg
The US is experiencing a dramatic deterioration of its public health. President Trump is now trying to make the ACA "implode" through decrees. The GOP declares cruelty as its main virtue. As expected, the insured are reacting to the Trump decrees and to their drastically higher premiums. A series of states have filed actions against the decrees. To take the edge off, Trump plays the advocate of the victims of the neoliberal madness and promises jobs and safe housing....
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:21AM
text Alamedans In Charge is a right-wing extremist radical group of landlords by Lynda Carson
Alamedans In Charge is a so-called coalition of rental property owners, homeowners, and businesses for fair and affordable housing. However, the group is anything but that. In essence, Alamedans In Charge is a group of greedy right-wing extremist landlords and realtors that are hellbent on making sure that the renters in Alameda are stripped of their renter protections granted to them by the City of Alameda!...
Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:01PM
text "The Public Trust Doctrine," Wealth Inequality, and Iraq by Mary Wood, Gabriel Zucman, and S Plapperta
The Public Trust Doctrine is a fundamental precursor to modern environmental law and continues to be an integral principle of national resource management. The doctrine has often been characterized as an attribute of sovereignty that carries constitutional force....
Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:13PM
text Apartment associations and realtor associations are the enemies of renters by Lynda Carson
The California Apartment Association has been stalking the tenants movement, and in opposition to renter protections it has meddled in the affairs of many cities, including the cites of Alameda, Burlingame, Concord, Healdsburg, Lafayette, Mountain View, Oakland, Pacifica, Richmond, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Rosa and many other cities!...
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:03PM
text US brands RT a “foreign agent:” A chilling move against free speech by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
Under pressure from the US government, RT America has announced that it would register as a “foreign agent” under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). This sets a precedent for delegitimizing RT as a news source, to intimidate its journalists and guests, and for taking similar actions against other news outlets. It also lays groundwork for labeling a much broader range of news outlets to blacklist and criminalize them based on their political views....
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:30PM
text The Shortwave Report 11/10/17 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. NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Nov 9, 2017 4:29PM
text Black Reconstruction in Our Times: CPE track at Zinn Book Fair by Center for Political Education
Center for Political Education is excited to bring together nearly 20 authors and activists for this year’s Howard Zinn Book Fair. We will host five different sessions that will put authors of new works in conversation with local organizers to help explore Black Reconstruction themes of land, education, labor, political power, and resistance. Featuring: Jordon Camp, Dawn Phillips, Melissa Crosby, Damien Sojoyner, Chrissy Anderson-Zavala, Chela Delgado, Sónia Vaz Borges, Gaye Theresa Johnso...
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2017 3:04PM
text AVERTING U.S. WAR ON NORTH KOREA: What Progressives Must Know and Know and Do Now by Center for Political Education
As part of our War & Liberation series, Center for Political Education is proud to host a discussion with leading Korea peace activists and experts on what peace and social justice movements are doing and must do locally, nationally and internationally to avert war. First Congregational Church of Oakland 2501 Harrison St., Oakland (CYF Room—across from Whole Foods loading dock) This space is wheelchair accessible. with: CHRISTINE AHN, WOMEN CROSS DMZ ELLEN CHOY, HOBAK KEVIN GRAY, UNI...
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2017 2:46PM
text Benjamin Tucker American Mutualist: Mutual Banking Part 3 and Final Conclusion Part 4 by .
"The abolition of compulsory taxation would mean the abolition of the state as well, Tucker asserted, and the form of society succeeding it would be on the line of a voluntary defensive institution... There were two methods of government...The other was the anarchist method of 'leadership', inducing the individual to the 'goal of an ideal civilization' through persuasion and 'attraction'...Two aims of anarchist activity, the abolition of compulsory taxation and the abolition of legally-protec...
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2017 10:01AM
text Call SF Bd of Supes for Marijuana: We Voted 75% for It by Phone Time
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors, all Democrats, is currently doing everything they can to oppose the 75% of San Francisco voters who voted for Prop 64, the marijuana initiative, of November 2016. We need your phone calls, Emails and faxes now to demand enforcement of Prop 64 with marijuana stores everywhere in San Francisco....
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2017 7:42AM
text Pacifica rent control Measure C fails to pass by Lynda Carson
Measure C, the rent stabilization and just cause eviction protections measure failed to pass in Pacifica after the realtors, landlords, and California Apartment Association spent a fortune to frighten the public with false horror stories, about the much needed renter protections!...
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2017 1:32AM
text Stop The Draft Week - Oakland 1967 - Vintage Photos by Lynda Carson
During the 1960's protests against the Vietnam War took place all across the nation. The first Stop the Draft Week in Oakland, California, started at the Oakland Army Induction Center on Clay Street in October 1967. Thousands of protestors took to the streets, with many arrests, including singer and peace activist Joan Baez!...
Posted: Tue Nov 7, 2017 4:41PM
text War Monger Rep. Nancy Pelosi says she’d support a ground invasion in N.Korea "last resort" by repost
War monger Democratic Congressional leader Nancy Pelosi has said she backs a ground invasion of North Korea as a "last resort"....
Posted: Tue Nov 7, 2017 4:23PM
text California Adopts Rules on Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Schools and Day-Care Centers by Charlotte Fadipe
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has adopted new rules to further protect young students from pesticide exposure. The rules, which take effect on January 1, 2018, regulate the use of agricultural pesticides near schools and licensed child day-care facilities....
Posted: Tue Nov 7, 2017 2:01PM
text US Military Illegally Detains US Citizen & Denies Lawyer by repost
The ACLU reports that "For nearly two months, the U.S. military has been detaining an American citizen at a secret jail in Iraq, denying him access to a lawyer and even refusing to release his name. " See https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/detention/trump-administration-keeping-us-citizen-secretly-locked-without?redirect=blog/trump-administration-keeping-us-citizen-secretly-locked-without-charges...
Posted: Mon Nov 6, 2017 8:33PM
text US and China: International Policy as a Zero-Sum Game by Ilka A.
After a half-year in office, a coherent foreign policy strategy under Donald Trump is not in sight. The US and China have very different ideas about creating prosperity and security in Asia and globally. Approximately 600 million Chinese gained relative prosperity in the last 40 years. China is an attractive model for many states of the global South....
Posted: Mon Nov 6, 2017 7:03AM