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textHomelessness policy shift from Housing First to criminalization of the unhoused by Lynda Carson
Everyone knows that the Housing First policies work, and that the unhoused (homeless) need a place to call home. However, with Matthew Doherty, the Executive Director of the US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) being forced out, and Dr. Robert G. Marbut Jr. replacing him by the Trump Regime, there appears to be a major shift taking place in national Federal government policies to criminalize and punish the unhoused (homeless)!!!...
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2019 11:25PM
textConsequences of Inequality Within Sonoma County by Briana Roblero
A brief opinion piece about economic inequality within Sonoma County....
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2019 7:17PM
textRule changes to SNAP Program will take food away from the poor & elderly by Lynda Carson
In California the SNAP Program (food stamp program) is known as CalFresh, with 3,912,714 food stamp recipients in California during July 2018, including 100,430 food stamp recipients in Alameda County during 2018 according to Kidsdata.org....
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 8:46PM
textGun Control by gabe gonsalves
Gun control...
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 6:25PM
textThe Wicked Witch of the West AKA Mayor of Oakland by ntuit
The Mayor and her administration are failing miserably in helping homeless people...
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:43PM
textPop Up Care Village at Oakland’s Frank H. Ogawa Plaza on Wed. Dec. 4, 2019 by Lynda Carson
The Pop Up Care Village includes free food, clothing, showers, haircuts, acupuncture, art & music, animal care, mental health services, social services, medical services, legal aid, and harm reduction....
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:07PM
textMillstone and Me 2020 by Michael Steinberg
A San Francisco independent journalist reflects on the two decades anniversary of his book Millstone and Me: Sex, Lies and Eadiation in Southeastern Connecticut....
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:01PM
textGood Housing for All and Rent Madness by Attac and Alternative Policy study group
Apartment rents have increased faster than the increased income of wage-earners. Real estate decays to an object of speculation. Capital seeks lucrative investments. Hectic activity and bustle replaces inactivity and idleness since the protests of renters cannot be ignored any more....
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:19PM
textThe Issues Surrounding Homelessness by Modesti Alejandra Padilla
Homelessness in Sonoma County and Los Angeles have gotten out of hand. Despite the causes, the effects of homelessness are detrimental to our society and something needs to be done. We need to start somewhere because the current policies put in place to help reduce homelessness have made some impact, but nothing significant enough. As a country, we have overlooked the issue of homelessness long enough....
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:27PM
textSF Public Library Commission: discrimination vs. seniors, low-income and disabled by Restore the Mailed Notices Committee
The SF Public Library has jeopardized its long-standing policy of serving all patrons equally with the same level of service by making it very difficult if not impossible for low-income, seniors and disabled to access the full range of services at this $160 million funded library system. (SFPL spends $3 million per year on digital service contacts)....
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:29PM
textA Social Change is Overdue by Christoph Butterwegge
Social rental houosing construction which has been increasingly restricted since the 1980s must be resumed on a grand scale and rapidly promoted to offer low-income earners, single parents and large families a place to stay. A revival of public housing construction would stimulate the activites of cooperative and municipal housing construction....
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:13AM
textCalifornia's Homeless Population: What do they do until there's No Place Like Home? by Miranda Morgan
Op-ed about the need for immediate housing options for California's increasing homeless population....
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:15AM
textConsider the Homeless. It's Cold Outside! by Barbara Brust
Help the Helpers Help the Homeless......
Posted: Fri Nov 8, 2019 9:02AM
textIt is Time to Demand Action About Homelessness by Haley Hatch
This is a short opinion piece on the increasing threat of homelessness in Sonoma County. While referencing those already experiencing homelessness, this piece is dedicated towards raising awareness how unstable housing is becoming for the middle-class....
Posted: Wed Nov 6, 2019 8:00AM
textThe Social State inthe Age of Global Capitalism by Michael Kratke and Elmar Altvater
Welcome to techno-corporate feudalism-where the richest three Americans have more wealth than 160 million, where the wealthiest 86 have more wealth than 3.6 billion (acc. to Oxfam), where the foul-mouthed authoritarian cancelled free school lunches for 1 million children, where the average US workers only earns 12% more than in 1964 and where market distortions rule....
Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:05AM
textDeposit your spoiled food at your local PG&E office. by Anonymous
Deposit your spoiled food at your local PG&E office....
Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:43PM
textOpen Letter to Vice-Mayor Justin Cummings by Robert Norse
Vice-Mayor Justin Cumming hasn't responded to repeated requests for a meeting with HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) and Conscience and Action, so I sent him this open letter. The issue of bathroom closure may come up quite strongly during Oral Communications with a proposed Pee Presentation at 7 PM Tuesday night 10-22....
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:53AM
textPG&E may cut off the power again in Northern & Central California by Lynda Carson
Reportedly, yesterday PG&E gave notice that it may shut off the power again in 17 counties in Northern and Central California, including the Bay Area!...
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:49AM
textTrump EPA’s Paraquat Review Ignores Strong Links to Parkinson’s Disease by Center for Biological Diversity
Agency Considers Reapproving Lethal Pesticide Banned in Much of World...
Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:20PM
textNew Rent Laws: Renters get longer notice for rent increases above 10% by Lynda Carson
Starting January 1, 2020, AB 1110 takes effect which requires landlords to serve tenants in a residential dwelling with a month-to-month tenancy a “90 day notice” if the landlord “jacks up the rent” by more than 10%....
Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:04AM