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text Republicans against the Poor and the Sick by Detlef Umbauch and Constanz Weinberg
The US is experiencing a dramatic deterioration of its public health. President Trump is now trying to make the ACA "implode" through decrees. The GOP declares cruelty as its main virtue. As expected, the insured are reacting to the Trump decrees and to their drastically higher premiums. A series of states have filed actions against the decrees. To take the edge off, Trump plays the advocate of the victims of the neoliberal madness and promises jobs and safe housing....
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:21AM
text Alamedans In Charge is a right-wing extremist radical group of landlords by Lynda Carson
Alamedans In Charge is a so-called coalition of rental property owners, homeowners, and businesses for fair and affordable housing. However, the group is anything but that. In essence, Alamedans In Charge is a group of greedy right-wing extremist landlords and realtors that are hellbent on making sure that the renters in Alameda are stripped of their renter protections granted to them by the City of Alameda!...
Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:01PM
text Apartment associations and realtor associations are the enemies of renters by Lynda Carson
The California Apartment Association has been stalking the tenants movement, and in opposition to renter protections it has meddled in the affairs of many cities, including the cites of Alameda, Burlingame, Concord, Healdsburg, Lafayette, Mountain View, Oakland, Pacifica, Richmond, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Rosa and many other cities!...
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:03PM
text Call SF Bd of Supes for Marijuana: We Voted 75% for It by Phone Time
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors, all Democrats, is currently doing everything they can to oppose the 75% of San Francisco voters who voted for Prop 64, the marijuana initiative, of November 2016. We need your phone calls, Emails and faxes now to demand enforcement of Prop 64 with marijuana stores everywhere in San Francisco....
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2017 7:42AM
text Pacifica rent control Measure C fails to pass by Lynda Carson
Measure C, the rent stabilization and just cause eviction protections measure failed to pass in Pacifica after the realtors, landlords, and California Apartment Association spent a fortune to frighten the public with false horror stories, about the much needed renter protections!...
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2017 1:32AM
text Eviction rates in the Bay Area and Northern California for 2017 by Lynda Carson
For those needing help in the Oakland area to fight against an eviction, contact the Eviction Defense Center at 452-4541, East Bay Community Law Center 548-4040, or Bay Area Legal Aid 663-4744....
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 7:12PM
text No Justice. Just Law. A Tale of Homelessness and Eviction. by JP Massar
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges at HERE/THERE, beg in the streets or steal loaves of bread....
Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:34PM
text Its Time to Drive Away the Developers by Steve Martinot
Homelessness and tenant displacement, both now epidemic, are treated as separate issues, whereas affordable housing (as HUD defines it) will resolve both. There is no possibility of this unless government intervenes. Otherwise we are on treadmills with both issues. Some radical solutions are here proposed....
Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:01PM
text The Welfare State in Crisis by Philipp Kramp
Since 2008, crisis was the defining political theme. "No one should be fooled about the majority will of the population regarding taming wild finance capitalism. For the first time, the spine of the finance market-driven world economic system could only be bailed out from collapse with taxpayer guarantees" (Habermas). To cushion their high indebtedness, many governments concocted austerity packages and cut social services and tax subsidies. The social state is redefined by the higher state in...
Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:02AM
text KPFA WorkWeek Radio On Puerto Rico Labor Action By US Unionists And Jones Act by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek radio looks at the role of the NNU-CNA nurses to support healthcare efforts in Puerto Rico and what the conditions are for the people. WorkWeek also looks at the role of the Jones Act and how it is affecting Puerto Rico....
Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:11AM
text Oakland’s Flora Restaurant bartender kills homeless man for panhandling by Lynda Carson
Oakland officials have promoted economic cleansing in Oakland for many years. Official policies have resulted in never ending skyrocketing rents, mass evictions, more homelessness, and the abuse of Oakland’s homeless population as a direct result!...
Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:42PM
text Pacifica Radio Board Secretly OKs Bankruptcy Filing & Seeks NY Signal Swap by Pacifica Whistleblower
In secret meetings on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, the Pacifica Foundation National Board, which governs the 5-station nonprofit progressive radio network, voted over strong opposition to authorize its executives to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and initiate an effort to make a lucrative deal to swap the frequency of iconic New York station WBAI with another station holding a less desirable signal position....
Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:03PM
text In Praise of Taxes by Nicola Liebert by Nicola Liebert
Our tax system promotes private wealth and impoverishes the community. Even if no one pays them gladly, most are aware taxes int he interest of the community are sensible. "Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society," said Oliver Wendell Holmes, the former Supreme Court justice. The principle of progressive taxation is normally in force for financing state expenditures. Whoever is wealthy should pay more. The wealth of the higher-paid is ultimately based on their profiting from the communi...
Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:42PM
text No One Wins if the Homeless are Evicted, Mr. Mayor! by Mike Zint
I'm asking you to show up in support of our efforts. Get between the cops and the homeless, and stand for human rights. This will send a message to the nation, and the world, that Berkeley continues to lead the way on human rights issues....
Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:56AM
text Assistance to All Survivors of Northern California Fires by We Can't Breathe
Everyone who survived the Northern Cal Fires can obtain immediate assistance to obtain housing, insurance payments, renewed driver's licenses, addressing medical problems and more. Go to https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay, call 800-621-3362. These toll free numbers are available 7 am to 10 p.m., 7 days a week. FEMA and state and local assistance agencies have a disaster center at 427 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, the gr...
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:50PM
text Put Out the Fires and House the Homeless by We Can't Breathe
It is now Day 4 of the Northern California Fires causing massive homelessness in Sonoma, Napa, Yolo and Mendocino Counties and choking the air of Northern California as far south as San Jose. This started on Monday, October 9, 2017, the day after the US military recruitment show in San Francisco appeared for 4 days for Columbus Genocide Week, Thursday through Sunday, with huge ships and strafing of our City with horribly polluting and deafeningly loud Navy's Blue Death jets. Where are tax d...
Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:06AM
text Puerto Rico and US Virgin Island Religious Leaders Issue Debt and Aid Statement by Abby Wilhelm
As President Trump visits Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, island religious leaders are calling for aid, debt relief and measures to end child poverty. The statement is issued by San Juan's Catholic Archbishop, Roberto González Nieves, St. Thomas' Catholic Bishop Herbert A. Bevard and Evangelical Bible Society Head Reverend Heriberto Martínez....
Posted: Tue Oct 3, 2017 11:59AM
text “Trump’s Katrina”: Disaster Statism Vs Autonomous Relief by It's Going Down (reposted)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 : The post “Trump’s Katrina”: Disaster Statism Vs Autonomous Relief appeared first on It's Going Down. The situation in Puerto Rico is one of disaster – and things are only looking worse. Already, it has been over 7 days since hurricane Maria touched down, killing between 16 to 30 people so far, and shutting off power to entire island....
Posted: Sun Oct 1, 2017 10:27PM
text Testing shows smart meters transmit far more frequently than industry claims by chris rabe
This was originally a letter to the editor of the Alameda Sun, outlining reasons for concern, and urging concerned citizens to attend the upcoming Public Utility Board meeting, Monday, October 16 at Alameda City Hall 7pm....
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:36PM
text Development Group Says Debt Relief Can Provide Quick-Recovery Aid to Caribbean by Abby Wilhelm
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) joins other religious and development groups in their call for ‎debt relief for hurricane-battered Caribbean islands....
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:30AM