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textUrban Shield may end on February 26 .... with your help! by Oakland Privacy
Since 2013, the Bay Area has been trying to transform Urban Shield from a highly militarized SWAT competition and weapons expo into a community-focused safety and resilence exercise. And now we are almost there....
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:47PM
textUCPD's malice towards People's Park protesters by Observer
UC Berkeley displayed malice and cruelty to the People's Park protesters, whose personal belongings were seized during a police raid on the Park back on January 15th. [This article is not written by a member of the People's Park protest, but by an outside observer.]...
Posted: Sun Feb 3, 2019 11:40AM
textHawaiian Slack Key Guitarist Makana/NuclearWakeUpCall.Earth by Lydia Sherwood
Described as “dazzling” by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, composer and activist who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. Recently he toured Russia and recorded "Mourning Armageddon" in a newly decommissioned nuclear bunker in Moscow. He is performing at Yoshi's on February 21....
Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:44AM
textKPFA GM McCoy & KPFA IPM Cartwright Put Bensky Back On The Air by repost
Corporate managers Quincy McCoy & Kevin Cartwright at KPFA put Larry Bensky back on the air...
Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:23AM
textSection 8 landlords may not evict Section 8 tenants if PHA fails to pay landlord by Lynda Carson
Section 8 Landlords May Not Evict Section 8 Tenants (Housing Choice Voucher Program Tenants) If A Public Housing Authority Fails To Make The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) To Landlord!...
Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:15PM
textStopping Urban Shield Is One Step Closer. by JP Massar
"A set of recommendations to be presented to the Supervisors that would radically transform Urban Shield from a militarized SWAT Team and weapons extravaganza into a true emergency preparedness conclave and suite of field exercises relevant to the Bay Area."...
Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:45PM
textSocial Security retirees are being excluded from affordable housing projects by Lynda Carson
According to the Social Security Administration, the average social security income for retirees during 2018 was $1,422 per month or $17,064 annually. The average social security income for retirees is currently only $1,461 per month for 2019, or $17,532 annually. Unfortunately, for many social security retirees, their income is not high enough to move into many so-called affordable housing projects in the Bay Area!...
Posted: Fri Jan 4, 2019 6:47AM
textEBALDC deprives renters of their heat at Effie’s House in Oakland by Lynda Carson
EBALDC stooped to a new low recently by blaming a poor fellow in a wheelchair in apartment #1 for the lack of heat at Effie's House!...
Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:02AM
text2019 Oakland Greens free movie series by Vicente Cruz
On January 27th, 2019, the Oakland Greens (OGP) will recommence their “FREE Dinner & Movie Discussion Night” held on the “Last Sundays” of every month except November & December. Join them for what will be yet another year of provocative movies followed by a thoughtful discussion led by the OGP’s Coordinator Vicente Cruz. As usual, the door at the It’s Your Move Games and Hobbies store, at 4920 Telegraph Avenue in the historical Temescal District, will open at 6:30 p.m., a free dinner will ...
Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:41PM
textMillions of low-income renters are threatened by Trump's government shutdown by Lynda Carson
In a brief statement posted on their website with the Alameda County Housing Authority, it says: “The Alameda County Housing Authority will remain open and anticipates business to continue as usual for Section 8 participants and landlords, as well as our residents, staff and community partners in the event of a partial government shutdown.”...
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:21AM
textHomelessness has increased while President Trump has been in office by Lynda Carson
Memorials for the houseless/homeless who died or have been killed on the cold hearted streets in our communities are presently taking place across the nation!...
Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:39PM
textPublic housing and Section 8 tenants face eviction and homelessness for medical marijuana by Lynda Carson
Oakland has 13,586 units in its Section 8 inventory, 2,122 units in its low rent inventory, plus thousands of tenants being publicly assisted in rental units in Oakland operated by nonprofit housing developers that may be threatened with eviction if they are caught using medical marijuana....
Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:29PM
textIs Housing a Human Right? by Keanu Thompson
With the current housing crisis in the Bay Area, there is a question of responsibility for those displaced by gentrification. Housing inequities can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th century and the effects can be seen today....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:09PM
textJulia Vinograd a.k.a. the Bubble Lady passed away on December 6, 2018 by Lynda Carson
Below are a few poems that Julia Vinograd has published with Street Spirit....
Posted: Fri Dec 7, 2018 4:31PM
text11/9/18 Choking Smoke in SF from No. Cal Fire by Smoke In My Eyes
The entire 27,000 population of Paradise, 180 miles north of San Francisco, fled a raging fire on 11/8/18. See https://www.truthdig.com/articles/tens-of-thousands-flee-fast-moving-northern-california-fire/ San Francisco is now filled with smoke from this fire. The EPA claims our air is now "moderate." The truth is it gets in our eyes, nose and throat. See http://www.sparetheair.org/stay-informed/todays-air-quality/five-day-forecast...
Posted: Fri Nov 9, 2018 2:34AM
textStatement from Cat Brooks for Oakland Mayor Campaign: Every Vote Matters by Cat Brooks for Oakland
We are thankful for the thousands of Oaklanders for their faith in the People’s Campaign. Today we learned that there are still approximately 209,943 Vote By Mail (VBM) ballots outstanding county-wide along with 43,090 provisional and 1,827 conditional ballots....
Posted: Thu Nov 8, 2018 11:56AM
textBay Area & Statewide Green Party Election Recommendations by AC Greens
Below are recommendations from county Green Party groups in Alameda, San Francisco, Solano, and Sonoma counties. The Alameda and San Francisco groups have also written articles about their endorsements (see the links provided below)....
Posted: Fri Nov 2, 2018 8:09AM
textUC Berkeley to close People's Park restroom by Preserve People's Park
According to a Berkeley city government document, the University of California is planning on closing the People's Park restroom "in the very near future", as part of the first phase of its development plan....
Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:59PM
textKate Harrison - Only the Best. by D4 4 KH
The truth about police training and Urban Shield....
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:16PM
textGreen Voter Guide -- Alameda County & Statewide by AC Greens
Green Party of Alameda County recommendations for federal, state, and local elections: https://acgreens.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/gpac-vg-11-18web.pdf...
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:48AM