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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 KPFA Corporatist GM Quincy McCoy Attacks Free Speech In Canceling Dawkins by repost
KPFA corporatist GM Quincy McCoy cancelled Richard Dawkins talk without discussing with him statements which some said were anti-Muslim. Apparently corporatist McCoy responds to slander without checking the facts like any corporate bureaucrat. Next he will be attacking critics of Zionism of being anti-semitic....
Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:10AM
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 Omni & Food Not Bombs RASISM torwards INDIGENOUS Community by Zachary RunningWolf
East bay Food Not Bombs and Omni have Taken BLATANT RACIST steps against Indigenous Elder Zachary RunningWolf VIOLATING both Organizations By-Laws. By sudden Barring (which CANNOT happen Anywhere in Turtle Island excluding Elders) which would NOT let even to Pick up Possessions inside. Both organiztions have Broken their OWN By-Laws by Not informing of tyhe Individual of Coming Crisis and dealing in Conflict Resolution....
Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:48PM
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 30 OPD officers Guilty (No Firings) of Child Molestation/Pimping as City Pays 1 Million by Zachary RunningWolf
30 Oakland Police Officers were let off the Charges of Child Molestation/Pimping which the City of Oakland acknowledges the Wrong doing as Mayor Libby Shaaf,"I am a Police Dept. Not a Frat House" along with 4 Police Chiefs Firings. Yet the SAME Mayor Hiding from the People who she is Supposed to Represent made yet another Backroom (John Burris) deal paying the Police Dispatchers Daughter 1 Million (a another sign of GUILT) and NO Penalties (No Firings/Jail time) for Officers....
Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:12AM
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 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 Tell Oakland's City Council: Defund OPD, Invest in Community by APTP
The process of allocating Oakland’s 2.6 billion dollar budget for 2017-2019 has begun. We believe that the scandal-ridden and dysfunctional Oakland Police Department consumes far too many of our city's resources. It’s time to audit police spending and performance, and redirect wasted funds to community-building, constructive strategies for making Oakland a safer and better place to live....
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 11:20AM
text Rob Bonta bill AB 423 fails in legislature to preserve Oakland SRO hotels by Lynda Carson
Until the Ellis Act is amended to protect Oakland SROs, there is little the city can do to protect renters in SROs from greedy landlords being supported by the California Apartment Association, and their BIG MONEY corrupting influence to pay off politicians to vote against renter protections!...
Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 9:00AM
text An Open Letter to the Berkeley City Council: Police Militarization, Urban Shield and Trump by James McFadden
Voting to endorse police cooperation with the FBI and Homeland Security creates a direct threat to the citizens of Berkeley. The City Council needs to take a moral stand and make a statement: “Berkeley will not cooperate with this xenophobic and racist Trump administration.”...
Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 4:49PM
text California Apartment Association suspends legal challenges against Richmond rent control by Lynda Carson
Among the filthy rich billionaires who gave money to the CAA, but lost in the battle against rent control in Richmond and Mountain View includes Berkshire Hathaway Home Services owned by Warren Buffet, Equity Residential owned by Sam Zell, and Prometheus Real Estate Group owned by Jackie Diller Salfier and the Diller family....
Posted: Sat May 6, 2017 9:56PM
text 7th Annual 9-11 (was an Inside Job) 4 Day Stop Driving Global Warming now Monthly by Zachary RunningWolf
Starting in the East Bay and Going Nationally and International (Canada and Mexico)...
Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:53AM
text Displaced tenants of fatal fire damaged 2551 San Pablo Avenue apartments to file lawsuit by Lynda Carson
On Wednesday morning April 26, around fifteen tenants displaced from the massive fire at 2551 San Pablo where four people died, will be holding a holding a press conference with their attorneys to announce a lawsuit. The press conference begins at 10:30 AM, in the courtyard outside the Alameda County Courthouse, at 1221 Oak Street in Oakland (across the street from 1225 Fallon Street - Rene C. Davis Courthouse)....
Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:37PM
text Ben Carson needs to oppose the proposed $6.2 billion budget cut to HUD by Lynda Carson
According to estimates from the Affordable Housing website estimator, the Oakland Housing Authority faces a disastrous $23,273,475 in federal budget cuts due to the Trump regimes proposed budget cuts of $54 billion for FY 2018, including $6.2 billion to $6.7 billion in proposed budget cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)!...
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:40AM
text Oakland City Council votes to establish sanctuary workplaces by Lynda Carson
As a sanctuary city, the Trump regime has threatened to withhold around $30 million in federal funding from Oakland, including funding from the Community Development Block Grant program, and around $2,159,809 from the Home program!...
Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:57AM
text Tactical Suggestions for Future Anti-Fascism Considerations by Gaia Tyvek
Successful activism can be seen in terms of non-violence, yet there can still seem to be success....
Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:06AM
text Oakland may lose more than $23,273,476 in proposed federal budget cuts by Lynda Carson
As a result of the proposed budget cuts to HUD, the Oakland Housing Authority may lose 611 or more Section 8 vouchers (Housing Choice Vouchers), placing hundreds of elderly, disabled, chronically ill, and low-income renters at risk of homelessness. The widespread damage that will occur to Oakland’s affordable housing programs if the proposed budget cuts to HUD take effect, will place thousands of Oakland renters at risk of higher rents, and homelessness!...
Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:30PM
text Alameda landlord Don Lindsey has a restricted brokers real estate license by Lynda Carson
Don Lindsey was a founding member of Alamedans for Fair Rents, an Alameda organization of landlords fiercely opposed to rent control. Considering that Lindsey presently has a restricted brokers real estate license as a result of his alleged unlawful activities, it is not surprising that he does not want renters to have any rights!...
Posted: Thu Apr 6, 2017 6:29AM
text Rent control and just cause eviction protections to take effect in Mountain View by Lynda Carson
In his ruling against an injunction against Measure V, Judge William J. Elfving basically declared “that the moving parties (California Apartment Association & their attorneys) have not offered persuasive evidence that the landlords will suffer irreparable harm if Measure V was allowed to go into effect!...
Posted: Wed Apr 5, 2017 7:27PM