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Unlike the So-Called Left, Government and Industry Really Get Animal Rights - by The Rancid Honeytrap
While many on the ostensible Left continue to point and laugh at animal rights activism, the US government continues to regard it with deadly seriousness.
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:28PM
Another Contribution to the Dicussion of the Artists' Role in Gentrification - by Anonymous
A response to "A Critique of the Critiques" by the original author of "Rock Beats Paper."
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:55PM
Plan or Be Planned – that is the neighborhood question - by Steve Martinot
Housing development now planned for the bay area will be an invasion of gentrification unless communities and neighborhods have a place at the planning tables, both for the general plan and for site-by-site projects. This article is an argument for why this is not only essential to democracy, and to the health of cities (the article focuses on Berkeley), but also for cities to stay within the law. It offers a critique of the representationist system of governance.
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:38PM
A Defense of the RPS Collective and a Critique of the Critiques - by and by
This is in continuation of the ongoing discussion regarding the impending displacement of the Rock Paper Scissors collective from their 11-year home on the 2200 block of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland.
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:31PM
Oakland Activists Accused of Going on Cross-Country Spree Targeting Fur Industry - by U.S. Attorney, Southern District of California
Two Oakland residents have been charged under the AETA for supposedly causing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to animal exploiting businesses. Apologies for posting a full unedited DOJ press release here, but there's limited information at this point on the two arrests today in Oakland, California. No link to a government website will be provided.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:14PM
Oakland animal advocates accused of vandalism spree against fur industry - by Fox5 San Diego
SAN DIEGO — Two animal advocates were arrested Friday on charges they went on a nationwide vandalism spree against the fur industry, including in San Diego County, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:02PM
Court Order Sought to Force Disclosure of California Pesticide Spraying - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Public-health and environmental groups, along with the city of Berkeley, are seeking a court order on Friday to require that a California agency publicly disclose and analyze any pesticide spraying it conducts that poses risks to people, wildlife or the environment. The groups are asking a Sacramento court for a preliminary injunction to require that the California Department of Food and Agriculture follow state environmental laws when spraying harmful pesticides. This s...
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:55PM
Richmond Tenants Win Rent Control - by Tenants Together
By a 4-1 vote, the City of Richmond passed a rent control law Tuesday night [July 21, 2015] , prompting celebration among the broad coalition of tenants, labor allies, homeowners, and progressive community groups that packed the hearing chambers all night. Landlords turned out in force to oppose rent control but had no support from any allies outside the landlord industry.
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:38PM
East Bay Bike Block / OTF - by Darin
Bike Block has dissolved since the winter protests. Accidents have occurred and now more than ever the need for Bike Block to restore activist safety is relevant.
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:43AM
Oakland Invites Proposals For So-Called Affordable Housing For 12th Street Parcel - by Lynda Carson
Now that the land deal that would have illegally benefited Urban Core has been scuttled by City Officials and the parcel is now up for bid as a possible site for so-called affordable housing, the question arises as to what kind of so-called affordable housing site will it eventually become?
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:34PM
Oakland under fire for illegal 12th Street land deal - by Lynda Carson
On July 6, the East Bay Express revealed that last February the City Attorney Barbara Parker advised the Council that the 12th Street land deal involving Urban Core is illegal and violates the State’s Surplus Land Act. As a result, the July 7th, second council vote needed for final approval of the controversial land deal was tabled after the East Bay Express article exposed the corrupt land deal as being illegal!
Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:37PM
Muwekma Farm Destoyed by City of Oakland and OPD - by Muwekma Farm
After the garden was destroyed, it began to rain.
Posted: Thu Jul 9, 2015 4:59PM
Notes on the US Form of Fascism - by Steve Martinot
These are notes from a seminar on fascism, looking at the cultural and economic structures of the US that would and are supporting a specifically USian form of fascism. The seminar is aimed at discussing and articulating what that means.
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2015 8:55AM
Oakland Mayor, Police Chief discuss public safety at summit - by Rasheed Shabazz
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Police Chief Whent host hour-long discussion on public safety, yet neglect to mention fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred the same morning.
Posted: Sat Jul 4, 2015 11:15PM
Monetizing & non-profitizing Oakland's parks, open spaces, and woodlands - by ann nomura
An overview of who benefits from recent radical re-landscaping and development projects in Oakland's parks, open spaces, and woodlands.
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:13PM
The Question of a US form of fascism - by Steve Martinot
In recent years, the term "fascism" is heard more and more. With the growing epidemic of police killings, mostly of people of color, with the intentional maintenance and growth of the largest prison system in the world (with practically a political guarantee of recidivism), with police making lethal demands for obedience, with the increasing corporate technological destruction of land and oceans, and with the constant obsessions with war (a misnomer for massacre from a distance), the term "fa...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:14AM
The Infamous Interviews of Frank Moore - by Corey Nicholl
An article from this week’s East Bay Express about the late shaman performance artist Frank Moore and a new book of his interviews, Deep Conversations In The Shaman's Den, Volume 1
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:36PM
Who Is Destroying Berkeley's People's Park? - by People's Park Is Not Over
People once associated with the People's Park community are tapping out, as UC Berkeley makes further incursions into the space. Former Park allies are ending their support for People's Park, and some are even raiding what they can as they make their exit. The People's Park website is under control of people who have no intention of updating the Park's internet presence, and the People's Park funds have been absconded with. People's Park is being dismantled by individuals who have given up th...
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:17PM
PredPol: An Open Letter to the Oakland City Council - by Oakland Privacy Working Group
In the matter of Predictive Policing and "PredPol" software.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:11PM
Just Cause Eviction Protections And Rent Control Supported By Richmond City Council - by Lynda Carson
Richmond renters are being urged to unite and support their council members to establish the strongest just cause eviction protections and rent control possible in the struggle against gentrification, greedy landlords and real estate profiteers!
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:50AM