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textOn September 1, tenants get additional time to respond to notorious three-day notices by Lynda Carson
In California, beginning September 1, 2019, a new law known as AB 2343 takes effect regarding the three-day notice that tenants get served by landlords or their agents. This includes the notorious 3-Day Pay Rent or Quit notice that may lead to an eviction process....
Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:16PM
textHousing crisis is being exacerbated by the California Apartment Association by Lynda Carson
Recently in El Cerrito, just when the renters believed that they have gained some just cause eviction protections from the greedy landlords and realtors involved in gouging the renters with exorbitant rent increases, and displacing the renters with eviction-for-profit schemes, here comes the California Apartment Association (CAA), and their BIG MONEY. BIG MONEY has been used by the CAA to meddle in the affairs of the city leaders with a petition to block an eviction protection ordinance from ...
Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:02PM
textFrom Ayn Rand to Paul Ryan: Capitalism as Morality by Stefan Wallaschek
Society doesn't play any role in Ayn Rand's perspective. Rand reduced persons to the bourgeois who only thinks in economic categories and only needs to respect himself andno one else - unlike the citizen engaged in society and actively championing a democratic process of enlightenment. Ryan defended the minimal state against the totalitarian and welfare state....
Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:22AM
textBillionaire Stephen Ross of the Related Companies faces protests for Trump fundraiser by Lynda Carson
Reported by Politico, billionaire Stephen Ross the founder of “The Related Companies,” is facing a backlash for fundraising for the alleged racist President Donald Trump....
Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:44PM
textSan Francisco Empty And Abandoned Building List by San Francisco Food Not Bombs
San Francisco Food Not Bombs publishes the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection's list of empty and abandoned buildings every three months. We file a sunshine ordinance request in order to obtain the list....
Posted: Sat Aug 3, 2019 6:47AM
textA short survey of signatories to the Glover recall petition by William Machtes
Survey of property holdings of proponents to recall Councilmember Drew Glover...
Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:03PM
textNationwide Effort Calls for Housing, Not Handcuffs by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
(July 17, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – Today, the #IAskForHelpBecause Campaign launched its second round of a nationwide effort to strike down bans on panhandling and to replace them with more constructive policies that address the root causes of homelessness. Since the 2015 decision in Norton v. Springfield that found any targeting of speech asking for donations for punishment invokes the strictest scrutiny under First Amendment protections, every ordinance limiting panhandling, begging, or sol...
Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:24AM
textMayor Schaaf Rents Oakland Police Officers to Home Depot by ann nomura
Oakland Mayor Schaaf's rent a police officer program at Home Depot....
Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:28PM
textSanta Cruz County Homeless Union President Launches RV Park-In Protest by Robert Norse & Alicia Kuhl
Recent renewal of harassment of RV dwellers along Woodrow has prompted Alicia Kuhl of the SC Homeless Union Park-In to protest the threatening vigilante behavior. More details below....
Posted: Tue Jul 2, 2019 1:53PM
textUtopia, Technology and Struggle. Ways out of the Crisis of Social Democracy by Marc Saxer
The crisis of social democracy is rooted in the abandonment of a vision beyond the pure market society. To become politically viable again, social democracy needs a positive vision of a post-capitalist world, the formulation of a new social-democratic utopia. The normative vision of this utopia is a Good Society with equal chances for everyone....
Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:23AM
textAmidst Puerto Rico Financial Crisis, Island Religious Leaders Call for Global Debt Relief by Kate Zeller
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Last week, Archbishop Roberto González—the leader of the Archdiocese of San Juan, the Secretary General of the Puerto Rico Bible Society—Reverend Heriberto Martínez and the island's Catholic Charities head, Reverend Enrique Camacho released a statement urging solidarity with countries wrestling with debt crisis and economic challenges....
Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:20PM
textOakland ‘Closes the Loophole’ on Tenant Inequality by Posted by Lynda Carson
At a late-night session, on Tuesday June 4, 2019, the Oakland City Council by a unanimous 6-0 vote (1 excused; 1 recused), adopted an ordinance to “Eliminate [Rent Increase] Exemptions for Owner-Occupied Duplexes and Triplexes....
Posted: Wed Jun 5, 2019 2:51PM
textCongress Passes Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories by Kate Zeller
After repeated blocks by Republicans in the House of Representatives, a disaster relief bill is finally on its way to be signed by President Trump....
Posted: Tue Jun 4, 2019 6:26AM
textAbortion Bans; S.F. Anti-Abortion Marches; Free Abortion on Demand by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
As the United States gets ready to join the backward countries of the world with a ban on abortion, we must ask, how did we get to this point? Why have the Democrats been promoting anti-abortion candidates? How did at least 5 anti-abortion Supreme Court justices get confirmed? Why didn’t Democrat Obama who had a Democratic majority Congress in both houses in his first two years sign a law legalizing abortion so we would not have to depend on a pro-abortion majority in the Supreme Court? W...
Posted: Sun Jun 2, 2019 6:43AM
textDisaster Relief Fails to Pass House of Representatives for Third Time by Kate Zeller
The disaster relief bill with support for Puerto Rico fails for a third time. Eric Lecompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA, responded....
Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 2:05PM
textVolunteer Group Launches Anti-Gun Violence Campaign to Protect Youth by David Howard
Louder than a Shot Volunteer Group Launches Anti-Gun Violence Campaign to Protect Youth Program Launched in Advance of National Gun Violence Prevention Day, June 7th, 2019 #WearOrange...
Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 2:59PM
textOakland Hotel Travelers Tenants Settle Wrongful Eviction Suit by Posted by Lynda Carson
Plaintiffs Peter Howe, Joshua Daniels, William Prather and Orlando Chavez (through his successor) have settled their lawsuit for tenant harassment and wrongful eviction against the owners and management of Oakland’s Hotel Travelers, including defendants Danny Haber, Dion Ross and Alon Gutman, for a total payment of $575,000!...
Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:37PM
textHouses Passes Disaster Aid Package for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories by Kate Zeller
On Friday, the House of Representatives passed disaster relief legislation to benefit US States, Territories and municipalities recovering from wildfires, floods and hurricanes....
Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 1:33PM
textHousing Financialization by Rosa Luxemburg foundation
The brochure Resisting Evictions across Europe we published in 2016 with the European Action Coalition for the Right to Housing and to the City (ACRHC) addressed the impact of the financial crash on the lives of millions of people in Europe and their resistance to these developments....
Posted: Thu May 9, 2019 11:02AM
textBernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and the Wealth Tax by Roman Berger and Thomas Piketty
Warren's proposal earmarks a 2% tax on wealth between $50 million and a billion dollars and a 3% tax on wealth over a billion. Between 1930 and 1980, the top incomes were taxed at 81% and top inherited wealth at 74% Obviously, this did not destroy American capitalism. On the contrary, it was more egalitarian and productive. Young Americans sympathize with socialism....
Posted: Mon May 6, 2019 3:21AM