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text Your Pain Is Not Real: How Doctors Discriminate Against Women by Kim
Women experiencing health problems and pain are routinely neglected by medical professionals, because of sexist myths and stereotypes about women....
Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:12PM
text Social Policy as Social Infrastructure by Joachim Hirsch
Work and income must be uncoupled. In Germany, thanks to higher productivity and information technology, 30% more was produced from 1970-2010 with 30% fewer workers. The state should represent the public. Demonizing China will not resuscitate the Rust Belt. Reducing working hours, sharing work and public investment are crucial. The Internet, Touchscreen,and GPS happened because of state investment and risk-taking...
Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:34AM
text HUD Prioritizes Funding for Communities Taking Steps Against Criminalization of Homelessness by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Forthcoming Homeless Law Center Report Shares Progress and Tools for Doing More...
Posted: Mon Jul 9, 2018 11:39AM
text Santa Cruz City Manager Refuses to Reopen Louden Nelson/San Lorenzo Park Bathrooms by Robert Norse
Closed as part of a broader campaign targeting unhoused folks outside, the bathrooms at Louden Nelson Center, San Lorenzo Park, and City Hall remained locked and/or closed to the general public. City Manager Martin Bernal ducked an invitation to explain at a gathering a week ago. He then met the next day with Conscience-and-Action [C&A] activists and rejected suggestions to reopen the bathrooms or immediately provide additional accessible portapotties....
Posted: Sun Jul 8, 2018 4:00PM
text Interview with Social Philosopher Friedhelm Hengsbach by Friedhelm Hengsbach
The financial markets have uncoupled from the real economy since the middle of the 1970s. Politicians listen and react to every sound from the financial sector. The state allows itself to be extorted by the different lobby groups. Who paid for the bank bailout? The general public or the state made itself poor, guaranteed capital and took over toxic securities...
Posted: Thu Jul 5, 2018 3:18AM
text Housing as Infrastructure by Andrej Holm
Housing as a human right is sometimes superseded by the right of speculation. Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (a Federal program), non-profit or cooperative housing and SROs (single-room occupancy) are three solutions to the housing crisis. Strategies like public subsidies are known from earlier housing emergencies. The Vienna example shows government housing policy can go different ways....
Posted: Mon Jul 2, 2018 7:32AM
text SF Tenants Fight Stronger Than Ever After # Years by Michael Steinberg
The Midtown Tenants Association in SF's Western Addition has been resisting mass evictions and carrying out the city's longest rent strike since 2015....
Posted: Sun Jul 1, 2018 5:50PM
text More Public Investments are Sensible and Necessary by Philipp Heimberger
Low-interest rates should create possibilities for expansive budgetary policy. Public investments in the infrastructure and education could benefit future generations by helping raise long-term prosperity and well-being. The one-sided narrowing of budgetary possibilities is excessive and counter-productive....
Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:42AM
text In November voters can vote to repeal Costa Hawkins Act by Lynda Carson
A vote for the Affordable Housing Act will be the voters opportunity to repeal the draconian Costa Hawkins Act, the 1995 law that severely limits cities’ rent control options!...
Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:52PM
text San Francisco Voters Pass Nation’s First Right to Counsel Ballot Measure by Shanti Singh
San Francisco voters have resoundingly approved Proposition F, a ballot measure to guarantee a universal right to legal counsel for tenants facing eviction, becoming the first city in California, and the second city in the nation, to establish a right to counsel for tenants facing eviction....
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:52AM
text Homeless Rights HoeDown Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (June 12-14) by HUFF, Conscience in Action, & Jeremy Alderson
Various events including Tuesday's Homelessness Marathon and City Council Speakout, Wednesday'a HUFF meeting and Juneteenth Celebration, and Thursday's Picketing Prejudice at Parks and Rec HQ are up for observaton and participation in the next few days....
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:51PM
text Keith McHenry's Food not Bombs and Homeless Update from Santa Cruz by Medea Benjamin (posted by Norse)
Video of Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs activist Keith McHenry walking Medea Bejamin through the twice-weekly sidewalk meal outside the Santa Cruz main post office and giving an extensive update on the anti-homeless measures taken by Santa Cruz authorities on Sunday June 10th....
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:36PM
text ACLU Statement of Opposition to Anti-Homeless Measures at Louden Nelson Center and Park by ACLU (posted by Norse)
In April, ACLU Chair Peter Geldblum sent a letter to the City's Parks & Recreation Department expressing revulsion and concern regarding the recent closure of the bathrooms and other restrictive actions burdening the public and especially local homeless folks. I post it here....
Posted: Sat Jun 9, 2018 1:53PM
text HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s housing plan would raise rents by 20% on Oakland’s poor by Lynda Carson
As HUD Secretary Ben Carson takes aim at the poor with his catastrophic budget cuts to make up for the massive tax breaks given to the rich by Congress during the past year, he resides in luxury in Vienna, VA!...
Posted: Thu Jun 7, 2018 9:42PM
text Sacramento City Council expected to vote on rent control ordinance by Lynda Carson
The City Council of Sacramento is expected to vote on an ordinance to establish a rent board, rent control, and just cause eviction protections during it’s meeting on June 12, or June 19!...
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 3:25PM
text California Legislators beholden to the landlord lobby vote to allow no-cause evictions by Lynda Carson
California Legislators beholden to the big moneyed interests of the real estate lobby and landlord lobby, double-crossed tenants throughout the state by defeating AB 2925!...
Posted: Sat Jun 2, 2018 4:26PM
text More Californians getting sick from pesticides, according to latest state report by Californians for Pesticide Reform
Agricultural cases up 50%; Monterey County third highest in California...
Posted: Fri Jun 1, 2018 12:56PM
text Housing subcommittee rejects HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s cruel budget cutting proposals by Lynda Carson
Among the many affordable housing projects in Oakland that may be affected by the proposed budget cuts to the Home Investment Partnerships (Home) program if enacted, includes Effie’s House in Oakland, Bancroft Senior Homes, Bishop Nichols Senior Housing, California Hotel, Clinton Commons, Coolidge Ct, EC Reems Gardens, Eastmont Court, Fruitvale Transit Village, and many other projects!...
Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 5:52PM
text California landlords are fined $8,000 by HUD for racist rental practices by Lynda Carson
Despite doing business in California, and being fined $8,000 for being involved in racist rental practices, records with the Bureau of Real Estate reveal that the status of the real estate license for Macbeth Apartment Services Inc., is expired and according to records with the Secretary of State their corporation status has been suspended!...
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 11:51PM
text Poor Peoples Campaign Week 2: Systemic Racism, Economic Justice, Voting & Immigrant Rights by Global Women's Strike Omni Collective
East Bay, North and South Bay, San Francisco, Peninsula...
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 3:11PM