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textCorrecting the Sentinel's Latest Errors by Robert Norse & Keith McHenry
Food Not Bombs activist Keith McHenry corrects errors, omissions, and distoertions in Sentinel writer Jessica York's recent story "Santa Cruz County launches joint homelessness task force in coronavirus pandemic; Food Not Bombs expands food distribution" (4 PM, April 4th) at https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2020/04/04/santa-cruz-county-launches-joint-homelessness-task-force-in-coronavirus-pandemic ....
Posted: Sun Apr 5, 2020 3:41PM
textUpdates from Santa Cruz's Struggling Benchlands Meal & Santa Barbara's Peter Marin by Robert Norse
Santa Barbara activist Peter Marin blasts Santa Barbara's "Let 'Em Die:" Lack of Services. Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs activist Keith McHenry Calls for More Volunteers, Warns Local Authorities Violate CDC Safeguards for Those Outside...
Posted: Sat Apr 4, 2020 10:00AM
textAngola 3 Newsletter: DECARCERATE!!!! by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
We dedicate this newsletter to the men, women and children in detention centers, jails and prisons, where they are unable to social distance or sanitize--leaving them to anxiously wait for the virus to take hold in their facilities. Please encourage your local governments to take action before the virus hits....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 9:55PM
textThe Shortwave Report 04/03/20 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 5:56PM
textDominican Hospital's (mis)treatment of (disabled) homeless people by John Colby
As an advocate for (disabled) homeless people who blogs about this advocacy (thus I'm an independent journalist), I've come across numerous incidents of discrimination by Dignity Health's Dominican Hospital against (disabled) homeless people. I obtained a media statement about how Dignity Health's Dominican Hospital will (equally) serve homeless COVID-19 victims. Please report non-compliance to me....
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2020 1:03AM
textCorporatis Demands Social Closenessing By Forcing People To Shop Limited Hours by blues
Back here, the Corporatis demands social closenessing by forcing people to food-shop during limited hours. In Northampton (MA), the 'Big Y' grocery stores are open as: =/ Effective Thursday, March 19th all Big Y stores will reserve the hours of 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for customers who are 60 and older or have compromised immune systems. Regular store hours are now 8 AM to 8 PM until further notice. This will give our store teams time to conduct additional preventive sanitation and restock product...
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:52PM
textUpdates from the "Ignore Them Until they Disappear or Die Off" Genocide Zone by Robert Norse
While City & County officials who live indoors postulate, ponder, and predict, no safe shelters, sanitary shithouses, or reliable food services have opened up to replace those shut down. HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) critic passes on some updates and the latest in-the-field reports from Food not Bombs still-serving-under-fire foodster Keith McHenry....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:47PM
textMasks4All by Anthony Ravlich
Wearing a mask can slow the coronavirus. If I wear one it protects you and if you wear one it protects me. It stems from human rights omissions at the UN i.e. duty to the community....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:49AM
textHayek and the Social Question by Patrick Schroeder
Hayek, author of Road to Serfdom, said the market was self-healing and market outcomes were just outcomes. Wages determined by the market were automatically just. In his book "Submission is Freedom," unionist Patrick Schreiner explains how public investments and market corrections are vital....
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:38AM
textThe Shortwave Report 03/27/20 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:54PM
textS.F. has 8,000 Homeless, 30,000 empty homes, 42,000 empty hotel rooms by repost
We are now seeing the boarding up of businesses in San Francisco, including the huge Sir Francis Drake Hotel near Union Square due to loss of tourist business. Meanwhile, San Francisco has an estimated 8,000 homeless, 30,000 empty homes and 42,000 empty hotel rooms. The homeless must be housed right now to save their lives from the coronavirus and to stop the epidemic. At https://sfunitedincrisis.org/, 100 medical professionals have a letter with their recommendations....
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:24PM
textSan Francisco Dept of Public Health Site Offers Help to Everyone by Solidarity Around the World
San Francisco now has 178 Coronavirus cases and for the first time today, 1 death. See the Department of Public Health website at https://www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus.asp The same website has all kinds of helpful tips good for everyone, no matter where you live, translated into Chinese, Filipino, Spanish, Arabic and Vietnamese....
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:13AM
textCDC: Housing, Not Handcuffs Is the Way to Stop COVID-19 Amongst Homeless Populations by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Advocates Hail First Step, Call for More Help...
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:01PM
textSan Francisco Food Not Bombs Adds Sharings During Shelter In Place Order by San Francisco Food Not Bombs
San Francisco Food Not Bombs expands its serving schedule during the shelter in place order....
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:09PM
textHow South Korea will contain coronavirus without curfew by Julia Grass, F Rotzer, F. Romeike, and T Bolt
South Korea tests almost three times more people than Germany, 84K a week. Social distancing works in Japan and South Korea. Japan has closed schools but lets restaurants and shops stay open without a curfew....
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:52PM
textCalifornia Nurses Association protest in Oakland against lack of protective gear by Lynda Carson
Last Friday, I watched around 4 first responders from a fire truck in Oakland respond to the needs of someone that was hauled off to the hospital. I was shocked that the first responders were not wearing any protective gear or N95 respirators. Barely three days later, nurses from the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United held a protest Monday evening March 23, in front of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland. They protested against the lack of protective gear and weakening of stand...
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:00AM
textFrench Site Helps Decide About Seeking Health Care by Leon Kunstenaar
French government health site provides simple, direct questionnaire to help health care provider quickly decide if you need medical attention. Here is an English translation....
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:46PM
textAC Transit offers free bus service starting March 23, 2020 by Lynda Carson
For those of you walking on the cool streets of Oakland, even though you may have been ordered to shelter-in-place, the good news is that AC Transit is offering free bus service starting today (March 23, 2020) until further notice for all of you who may be trying to get from one place to another!...
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:43PM
textShutdown of Post Office Encampment After Denial of Portapotties & Wash Stations There by Robert Norse
Chief Mills and a dozen or more cops, rangers, and camp trashers moved on to evict and fence out the homeless tent-shelter-in-place encampment along Water St. near the Post Office. This "out of sight/out of town" policy, while claiming a public health rationale rings false given the lack of protected indoor shelter being offered in spite of the funding available....
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:57PM
textItaly's Misleading Figures on the C-Virus by repost
In addition to false positives from the C-virus testing kits, we have these figures from Italy's Italian Institute of Health (ISS):...
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:29AM