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text BCR, Identity Europa rallying tonight at Sproul Plaza by Anon.
Berkeley College Republicans and Identity Europa are holding a rally 6:30PM tonight at UC Berkeley campus, using Kate Steinle's death as a prop to push their agenda....
Posted: Thu Dec 7, 2017 11:46AM
text Steven Kalmbach of HomeAid Northern California threatens to evict tenants by Lynda Carson
According to the 2015, 990 tax filing, for HomeAid Northern California of Walnut Creek, a.k.a. Shelter Providers of Northern California, the mission of HomeAid Northern California is to build or renovate shelters for the temporarily homeless men, women and children of the greater Bay Area....
Posted: Tue Dec 5, 2017 7:02PM
text IYSSE mounts campaign against UC Berkeley police censorship by Evan Blake (WSWS repost)
In response to claims that new policies at UC Berkeley have made "free speech available to only those that the police deem safe or those wealthy enough to pay for it,” the university said it would modify its policy to make it less onerous. The fundamental thrust of the policy remains unchanged, however. Student groups can still be required to pay the police if they wish to hold a meeting....
Posted: Fri Dec 1, 2017 10:53PM
text Militarism and its complicities by Steve Martinot
Though it proclaims itself against police militarization, Berkeley City Council has renewed three militarizing federal relationships: the Fusion Center (NCRIC), urban surveillence technology, and Project 1033. It apparently does not see how these projects work together, nor that they are pro-militarist. And in its conceit, it thinks it can control them each separately. That is a mistake....
Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:38PM
text Oakland A’s stadium proposal is not welcome at Peralta’s Laney College by Lynda Carson
The Oakland A’s new stadium project proposal is a bad deal for Oakland taxpayers, and the environment. If the Oakland A’s relocate to a new location away from the Oakland/Alameda County Coliseum, reportedly the tax payers will be stuck paying off $163 million in debt for the Coliseum, and $85 million for the arena the Warriors are abandoning!...
Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:15PM
text Rainbow Center omitted Scout Schultz from vigil by Disappointed
Tonight was an annual vigil in Concord California, coinciding with Transgender Day of Remembrance. The organizers from Concord's Rainbow Center left Scout Schultz off the list of names read in remembrance of those who died in 2017. While it can't be known for certain, it is suspected that the omission was done intentionally....
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:14PM
text Korean Peace Walk on Armistice Day by Veterans for Peace
Korean Americans held a peace walk in Oakland on Armistice day and invited others to join them. Among those who attended were members of Veterans for Peace....
Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:37PM
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 Stop The Draft Week - Oakland 1967 - Vintage Photos by Lynda Carson
During the 1960's protests against the Vietnam War took place all across the nation. The first Stop the Draft Week in Oakland, California, started at the Oakland Army Induction Center on Clay Street in October 1967. Thousands of protestors took to the streets, with many arrests, including singer and peace activist Joan Baez!...
Posted: Tue Nov 7, 2017 4:41PM
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 National Park Service will not grant $98,000 to UC Berkeley for Black Panther project by Lynda Carson
Apparently, there was enough pressure placed on the National Park Service (NPS), that they backed away from giving a federal grant to UC Berkeley, for the Black Panther Party Research, Interpretation & Memory Project!...
Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:52PM
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 Hip Hop The Activist Bunny Rabbit Stolen by Victor Noir
On the 24th during the protest celebration for the First We Came For The Homeless, following the court ordered temporary restraining order against the BART PD, Hip Hop The Activist Bunny Rabbit was abducted....
Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:27PM
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 Feds claim that Oakland activists are linked to ISIS and Al-Qaeda? by Lynda Carson
This type of right-wing hysteria is reminiscent of the 60s and 70s when the Oakland Police Department, Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, and the FBI, including the COINTELPRO program, were out to destroy the Black Panther Party, by any means necessary!...
Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:57PM
text Killer of Oakland homeless man no longer works for Flora Restaurant by Lynda Carson
It appears that it is business as usual back at the Flora Restaurant and bar, downtown Oakland. It also appears that none of the customers at Flora Restaurant and bar are mourning the death of Cooky York, the homeless man who allegedly was murdered by the former bartender Juan Espino, for panhandling near the restaurant/bar....
Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:13PM
text open letter to the Mayor of Berkeley by Thomas Lord
I recommended to the Mayor of Berkeley, and to some concerned residents, that they heavily video the so-called alt-right at rallies. Since this is arguably in contradiction to what some anti-fascists advise (e.g. it risks exposing anti-fascists) I want alert the community....
Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:08PM
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