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textHomelessness in California: A Problem We Can Solve? by Yannick McGhee
Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act is a new bill proposed to Congress to help curb the issue of homelessness....
Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:51PM
textGovernment Sanctioned Racketeering by allen sanford
The city of Oakland was ground zero for the housing crisis.The collapse of Indy Mac Bank and the failure on the part of Lehman Brothers to correct the documentation before selling the securities to Fannies Mae in bundles of securities is what cause the Chinese government to threaten to liquidate their subprime mortgage holdings of $140 billion with Fannie Mae. Henry Paulso, Steve Mnuchin and Jerry Brown collaborated. They used MERS and Ocwen financial to put 67 million illegally generated m...
Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:29AM
textHUD moves to force undocumented immigrants from public housing by Lynda Carson
In an effort that pits public housing tenants against one another, reportedly last Wednesday evening on April 17, 2019, the Trump administration and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a new proposal to force undocumented immigrants from our nation’s public housing units!...
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:35AM
textThe Ugly Truth about U.S. Health Insurance by Troy Prouty
The truth about Healthcare in the U.S. makes it unsustainable due to special interest from two opposite forces....
Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:00AM
textVienna: Housing is a Human Right by German DGB Union
Housing as a human right is subverted by the right of speculation. The Vienna Housing Fund buys up potential development land and prevents speculation. Rents in Vienna are half the rents in Munich. Housing is a creative challenge since we are not born with housing like clams. The state cannot steal away from its responsibility to guarantee life, liberty, and happiness....
Posted: Mon Apr 8, 2019 4:52AM
textWealthy South Beach Residents Organize to Stop Homeless Shelter by San Francisco Tenant
San Francisco is now a homeless camp, by definition a public health emergency, since there is now no affordable housing for those of us who make less than $100,000 a year, the entire workingclass, unless we are renting an apartment long enough to benefit from rent control. While the City of San Francisco is trying to build enough homeless shelters so that the homeless at least have a bed at a shelter, as is the case in New York City, the rich parasites in the new condominium area of South Be...
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:59AM
textU.N. blames Blackstone Group for making housing crisis worse in U.S. by Lynda Carson
3093 Broadway in Oakland, is a 423 unit apartment complex that is unaffordable to low-income renters in Oakland that is being developed by City View and the Blackstone Group, and is scheduled for completion in 2019....
Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:48PM
textEBALDC is soon to go smoke free in its residential rental buildings by Lynda Carson
Regardless of the pros and cons of smoking, or not smoking in EBALDC’s residential buildings in Oakland. Or the threats of eviction that may come in the form of a change in the terms of a lease that bans smoking in one of EBALDC’s rental properties, renters in Oakland who are covered (protected) by Oakland’s Just Cause eviction protection ordinance can refuse to sign, and do not have to sign a new lease that materially changes the terms of their existing lease!...
Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:04PM
textStrike Debt Bay Area: We're Gonna Eliminate Millions in Medical Debt 4 Bay Area Residents! by JP Massar
A little bit can go a long way towards removing the burden of crippling medical debt......
Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:30AM
textThe Crisis of Democracy by Joachim Hirsch
Decisions affecting social development are in the hands of private investors and state policy depends on their actions. This "politics of capital" was largely at the expense of a majority of the population, particularly wage-earners. A social consensus made possible the relative stability of liberal democracy up to the 1970s....
Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:29AM
textOakland Housing Authority Executive Director Eric Johnson Announces His Retirement Plan by Lynda Carson
In an email earlier today from Eric Johnson, the Executive Director of the Oakland Housing Authority, he announced his plan to retire after 11 years with the Oakland Housing Authority!...
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:52PM
textHUD Tenant Leaders Demand Congress Declare Trump’s 2020 Budget “Dead on Arrival” by Posted by Lynda Carson
Earlier today the Elected leaders of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants demanded an immediate and total rejection by Congress of President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget request, released on March 11!...
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:10PM
textKids are Fluoride-Overdosed without Water Fluoridation by Nyscof
Water fluoridation began when it was virtually the only fluoride source. Now fluoride is in countless dental products, foods & beverages, medicines and air pollution, we are all fluoride-overdosed and it's damaging children's teeth and possibly adults' bones....
Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:46AM
textWhy is Oroville (and Your Town?) Adding Industrial Waste to its Water Supply? by jenny miller
Many towns in California, like Oroville, are still adding industrial waste in the form of fluoride products to their water supply. This practice is almost non-existent in Europe, and the dental health of children in those countries is not worse than ours, in many cases it's better. Originally started as a way for the aluminum and other industries to dispose of their toxic waste, fluoridation has long been obsolete....
Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:08PM
textCalifornia Apartment Association’s campaign contributions’ corrupting influence by Lynda Carson
Some say, that one way to fight back against the California Apartment Association (CAA) and the corrupting influence of the rental housing industry would be for renters throughout California to appear at the CAA’s Legislative Conference in Sacramento on May 29, between 9:00AM & 4:00PM, to protest against their activities. The CAA’s Legislative Conference in Sacramento is being held at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, in the Grand Nave Ballroom!...
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:42PM
textSB 529, a bill to protect renters during rent strikes by Lynda Carson
Just try to imagine how life may be for the renters of Oakland being oppressed by bad landlords and slumlords if they formed "tenant associations" in an effort to conduct “rent strikes" without fear of eviction!...
Posted: Thu Mar 7, 2019 7:01PM
textH.R. 1384 Medicare for All Needs 218 CoSponsors by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
The New Medicare for All bill, HR 1384, has 106 Co-Sponsors and needs 218 to pass. There are 236 Democrats out of 435 members in the House, yet only 106 Democrats support this litmus test bill. See https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1384/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22HR+1384%22%5D%7D&r=1&s=...
Posted: Thu Mar 7, 2019 12:16AM
textStop Trump’s attack on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by Lynda Carson
It is not uncommon to see poor people searching for scraps of food in trash containers near restaurants in the tourist section of Powell St., in San Francisco, one of the world’s wealthiest cities. Nor is it uncommon to find people across the nation dumpster diving in the large trash containers behind grocery stores in search of any food that may still be edible, so they can feed their hungry children, and family members at home!...
Posted: Sat Mar 2, 2019 4:55PM
textPublic Good or Private Wealth by Werner Raza and Willy Sabautski
The deep and growing chasm between the rich and the poor is not an accident. This gulf is the result of political decisions. Many rich countries have lowered or abolished property taxes. Governments reduce spending on education and health care, Misguided policy led us into this crisis and true policy can lead us out....
Posted: Fri Mar 1, 2019 4:09AM
textPublic housing authorities still under threat as government shutdown ends by Lynda Carson
According to the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA), "SHA’s services have continued throughout this last shutdown. If the government shuts down again on February 16, SHA and other public housing authorities will still have federal funding through February. In addition, SHA has the ability to continue funding expenses through March regardless of whether the government shuts down again in February."...
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:35AM