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text Black Homes Matter 2 by Michael Steinberg
Residents and supporters of Midtown Apartments in San Francisco's Fillmore/Western Addition gathered this afternoon to celebrate 2 years of a successful rent strike by 139 families, the longest in SF history. They continue to carry out their slogan: "We Are Staying In Our Homes!"...
Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:11PM
text Strong rent control laws will slow rent hikes & homelessness by Lynda Carson
A recent report on rent increases by Zillow reveals that rising rents create more homelessness!...
Posted: Fri Aug 4, 2017 8:55PM
text Cut to the bone. by Dennis Sanders and Jared Houston
Trump budget an atrocity from town to country; Attack on Medicaid ignites resistance...
Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:15PM
text The US's Public Housing Crisis May Worsen With Trump Budget by Lawrence Vale
As of 2016, fully 90 percent of the nation's public housing households were headed by someone who is elderly, has disabilities, worked (or had recently worked) or was subject to work requirements through another program. Many are dependent on public housing, but this is not the same as a culture of dependency....
Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:25AM
text The Warriors: When Will the Excesses of Professional Sports End? by ntuit
How much does any one person need?...
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:22PM
text Video: After Words with Naomi Klein, 57 min by www.booktv.org
Trump is following the traditional rules of branding, not the traditional rules of politics. Cutting corporate taxes to 15% and eliminating the inheritance tax help the rich. Trump is merging the Trump industry with government....
Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:34PM
text Bathrooms....in Santa Cruz??!! by Robert Norse
Today's Sunday Sentinel featured Jessica York's story around Santa Cruz, the Town Without Crappers. A front-page above-the-fold story, no less. It can be found at http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20170701/santa-cruz-seeks-public-bathroom-solutions-while-its-homeless-population-crosses-its-legs but since such stories disappear or become accessible only to those who pay for on-line privileges, I'm repeating it below along with my commentary....
Posted: Sun Jul 2, 2017 1:14PM
text Release the Bill! Healthcare for All! by Healthy California
Do not stand in the way of democracy - let the Assembly vote on the only healthcare solution that saves billions and covers all of their constituents....
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:14PM
text Berkeley mayor & UC Chancellor agree to end People's Park by It's Time to Occupy
According to Berkeleyside (a local source for business and real-estate news), Berkeley's new mayor Jesse Arreguin "is enthusiastic about the plans" to develop housing on People's Park. The mayor has been meeting in private with UC Berkeley's new chancellor Carol Christ. This is a crucial time to defend People's Park, through occupy tactics, and other methods of public support....
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:16PM
text Pesticide Incident Sends 18 Farmworkers to Hospital by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Advocates press for better notification & protections...
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:51PM
text California EPA Becomes First U.S. Agency to Declare That Roundup Causes Cancer by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 26, 2017 — The state of California announced today that as of July 7 it will list glyphosate, the main ingredient in the pesticide Roundup and the most common pesticide in the world, as a known human carcinogen under the state’s Proposition 65....
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:47PM
text Cal Democrats Betray Single Payer Healthcare by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Jim Kavanaugh, in a 6/27/17 Counterpunch article, was precisely on target in his description of the California Democratic Party's betrayal of the single payer, Medicare for All Movement, in shelving SB 562, in his article "California Scheming: Democrats Betray Single-Payer Again." This of course proves the point that you cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. While we will certainly keep on fighting for Medicare for All, it will have to be on the November 2018 ballot, removed from the ...
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:43PM
text Oakland City Funding for Eviction Defense Support Expiring on June 30, 2017 by Posted By Lynda Carson
The situation is indeed dire. All funding from the City of Oakland for eviction defense work will end as of June 30, 2017, given the continuing ambiguity about CDBG funding that we’ve been told constrains the city’s ability to execute new contracts. In other words, the City of Oakland currently is not committed to fund eviction defense work once the 2016/2017 contracts expire....
Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:15PM
text Video: Science in the New Dark Age, 28 min by Dr. Martin Donohoe
Our guest is Dr. Martin Donohoe, adviser to Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and author of "Public Health and Social Justice". The topic is "Science in the New Dark Age". What is the New Dark Age? What is science? How has science been attacked in the past? How has Pres. Trump attached science and with what consequences? What is the role of corporate lobbyists and the media in this present attack?...
Posted: Thu Jun 8, 2017 12:08PM
text California’s Attorney General Asks EPA to Ban Brain-Harming Pesticide by Safe Ag Safe Schools/Lucia Calderon
California Attorney General (AG) Xavier Becerra joined six other states in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow through on a proposed ban for the brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos, in a legal filing made public today. Farmworker families and people living in agricultural communities urge state officials to follow the AG’s call for federal action with immediate steps to protect farmworkers and communities from contaminated air and water caused by continued use of ...
Posted: Wed Jun 7, 2017 10:43AM
text Call SF Supes to House Homeless & Stop Bus Fare & Fine Increases by Phone time
The 6/1/17 Street Sheet distributed by the homeless has issued the urgent call to house the homeless, both in 24 hour full service shelters where needed the most, such as the Bayview, and for permanent housing for the homeless. They also provide an excellent analysis of the devastating impact on the workingclass, especially African-Americans, of annual bus fare and bus fine increases, with another bus fare increase due July 1, 2017, and the fine for not paying will increase to $120 for a $2....
Posted: Sun Jun 4, 2017 6:11PM
text Close down the casino economy! by attac.org
"Disarm the markets!" When Attac was founded in 1998, this slogan was formulated against the backdrop of the financial crash in East Asia... What is needed are real changes towards another paradigm, where finance is forced to contribute to social justice, economic stability and sustainable development. We cannot allow a return to the status quo in the years to come. The crisis has systemic roots, and hence the structure of the system, in general, is at stake....
Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 9:42PM
text Nonprofit housing developer jacks up rent as Trump proposes $6.2 billion in cuts to HUD by Lynda Carson
So-called nonprofit affordable housing developers see the writing on the wall and are jacking up the rents on the poor, elderly, and disabled renters in their projects as fast as they can, before the budget cuts take effect!...
Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 6:15AM
text GOP Healthcare Bill in Senate: Act Now by asiangreennews.com
The American Health Care Act of 2017 is a hoax designed to gut the Affordable Care Act of 2010 in exchange for higher premiums, less access, more taxes, and benefit big healthcare industry players....
Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 1:48PM
text Neoliberal Austerity Leads to Deeper Crisis by Atila Kilic
A high state share in the economy, developed social states and readiness to intervene actively and anti-cyclically prevent falling into a depression. Trump's demonizing regulation, Medicaid, public schools, Head Start, Meals on Wheels, WIC food assistance, PBS, National Institute for Health, taxation and democracy must be resisted. Public policy is different than a wrecking ball or sledgehammer as democracy is different than following autocratic orders....
Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 6:18AM