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textStatement from HRCSF on recent claims from Veritas Investments by Posted by Lynda Carson
Veritas is selling 76 of their buildings, comprising over 2,000 units of rent-controlled housing. Will you stand with Veritas tenants in urging their landlord Veritas Investments to pause the sales and negotiate with the City and impacted tenants? We don't want to see these homes go to another speculator who's business model is to flip the units using various tactics, including harassement, renoviction and unnecessary passthrough rent increases, in order to bring them to market rate, which un...
Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:03PM
textHousing for All by Werner Rugemer
Housing as a human right is subverted by the right of speculation. The Vienna Housing Fund buys up potential property and prevents speculation. Rents in Vienna are much less than in Munich. The state must intervene since private developers cannot build affordable housing. Non-profit or cooperative housing is imperative since housing security is a prerequisite to happiness...
Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:25AM
textDemocracy - a Plea to Strengthen It and Fight for It by Hanspeter Georgi
We as democrats must take care of democracy as a learning system. If we do not do so, democracy will wither away....
Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:01AM
textWhat Would Martin Luther King Jr. Do? by Keith McHenry
Chief Andy Mills is pushing a series of cruel civil rights violations against those without housing and is sponsoring the MLK March in Santa Cruz....
Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:53AM
textSpeculator Developer Shill Scott Wiener Takes More Real Estate Money Than Any Other Politician by repost
Speculator Developer Shill Scott Wiener Takes More Real Estate Money Than Any Other Politician In The California Legislature And it’s not even close....
Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:07PM
textRemembering Michael Canright by Michael Steinberg
Michael Canright was a native San Franciscan, founder of the San Francisco Tenants Union, Zen student, union carpenter. father and grandfather....
Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:55PM
textUpdate: Violation of Oakland’s Fire Watch at Effie’s House by Lynda Carson
Asides from the fact that the Fire Watch has been violated during a whole two week period, according to a source in the Oakland Fire Department, someone from the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation’s corporate office located downtown Oakland has been submitting documents to the Fire Department claiming that there have been security guards posted at Effie’s House for the past two week holiday period!...
Posted: Mon Jan 6, 2020 11:39PM
textSolidarity is not a Business by Thomas Gebauer
Private charity is the result of neoliberalism. Real services of general interest need global solutions... Ensuring that school buildings and education are intact is not a private responsibility, but a public one. It would be a mistake not to always insist on this public responsibility. Only in this way can human rights be realized... The global stands in relation to the local....
Posted: Wed Jan 1, 2020 1:36PM
textEBALDC is in violation of Oakland’s Fire Marshal imposed Fire Watch at Effie’s House by Lynda Carson
Due to a lack of transparency and the failure of EBALDC management at Effie’s House to provide information or documentation to the tenants as to why they are in presently in violation of the Fire Watch that was ordered by the Oakland Fire Marshal, it is clear that the tenants have been placed at risk, and it is advisable that EBALDC needs to resolve this problem immediately!...
Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:34PM
textSupreme court won’t revive homeless camping ban by Vivian Ho in San Francisco
The US supreme court decided on Monday that it will allow homeless people to sleep in public outdoor spaces....
Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:51PM
textBeing There by Carol Denney (posted by Norse)
Activist Carol Denney e-mailed me this account which she is also sending to the Berkeley Daily Planet. She writes the satirical Pepper Spray Times (available on line at Berkeleydailyplanet.com), sings, composes, and copwatches among other things....
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:58PM
textHousing First: Solution to Homelessness by Tania Arango
Examines the Housing First policy and how it could help in combating Homelessness...
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:17PM
textSonoma County Living Wage by Nadine Zúñiga
This is about whether or not the Sonoma County living wage is really a living wage, $11 making it hard for families to live comfortably....
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:27PM
textOpen Letter to Two Mayors by Robert Norse
The letter conveys numerous demands to outgoing Mayor Watkins and incoming Mayor Justin Cummings regarding the immediate need at the 12-10 Council meeting for emergency action...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:36AM
textMake Social Democracy Great Again by Pascal Zwicky and Cedric Wormwood
Erik Olin Wright spoke of smashing, taming, escaping and eroding capitalism as alternatives of a transformational left. We must resist the "selective perception" of the elite that ignores market distortions (tax havens, stock buybacks, micro-second trading, insider trading), market failures, political failures, and the attacks on the poor, seniors, disabled, children and students....
Posted: Sat Dec 7, 2019 6:34AM
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