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text Killer Cop Training - Coming Soon to the Bay Area. by r2d2
Police training by a private company trains them to shoot zeroth, worry about it later....
Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:43AM
text CA lawyer & wife of former "Save KPFA" board member Sarv Randhawa Gives Prayer For Trump by repost
California lawyer and wife of former "Save KPFA" board member Sarv Randhawa an and "Save KPFA" supporter delivered Sikh prayer at GOP convention for Trump "California lawyer and wife of former "Save KPFA" board member supporter delivered Sikh prayer at GOP convention for Trump. He was a big supporter of Brian Edwards-Tiekert and the "Save KPFA" Cabal. This cabal also set up a separate privately run foundation to take over KPFA if Pacifica went bankrupt....
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:01AM
text Calling on Oakland Police to Blow the Whistle on Corruption, Misconduct, and Predation by Anti Police-Terror Project
The Anti Police-Terror Project calls on Oakland police officers: Blow the whistle on corruption, misconduct, and predatory policing...
Posted: Fri Jul 8, 2016 1:21PM
text Democracy vs. Begging at City Council by Steve Martinot
This is an account of multiple betrayals by the Berkeley City Council. With $25 million in reserve, it begrudges non-profits that serve the homeless a mere $40K. Along with that cut, it advances to the police some $400K. It is as if it knows it has to beef up the police if it is going to cut services to the poor. Apparently, money is no object. What is the object? And what can we who believe in democracy do about it?...
Posted: Fri Jul 1, 2016 4:15PM
text Sol, not coal will loft Oakland's dole by David Giesen
The sometimes acrid confrontation of no-coal and pro-jobs-through-coal-if-necessary factions at the rally ahead of Monday's Oakland City Council hearing on coal missed an opportunity to unite in a clarion call for solar installation jobs funding through property tax overhaul....
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:22PM
text BART Creates a New Way to Become a Criminal. The Vicious Crime of Seat Hogging. by JP Massar
In April, the BART Board passed a law making it illegal to occupy two seats during rush hour on a BART train. The law was not to take effect until the BART police presented their implementation strategy. At the most recent BART Board meeting the BART police presented how they intend to enforce the new law....
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:42PM
text Oakland cops target the African American community by Lynda Carson
According to a Stanford study, African American men were more likely to be handcuffed during a stop (1 out of 4 times) than whites (1 out of 15 times), excluding arrests. African American men were also more likely to be searched (1 in 5 times vs. 1 in 20 times for whites), though officers were no more likely to make a recovery from those searches. African American men were more likely to be arrested after a stop by police –1 in every 6 vs. 1 in 14 for white men....
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:05PM
text Three Little Scams: Manipulating the Housing Crisis by Steve Martinot
City councils think that they are dealing with the housing crisis by requiring inclusion of affordable housing units in buildings composed of market rate units. Their attempts violate the class composition of this area. They ignore the salient factors of corporate economics. And they pretend that affordable housing units are just another form of market rate housing. Thus, they hide from the real problem, state laws which violate and obviate the democratic needs of the cities, and which need t...
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:16PM
text Lies the Lobbyists in Berkeley Tell You by Berkeley Anonymous
There are 2 main lobbyist groups influencing Berkeley city council to vote in favor of big developers. Historical, social, and environmental considerations raised by Berkeley citizens are ignored by the majority of city council, in favor of expensive housing projects that are financially out of reach of low income residents. "Livable Berkeley" and "East Bay Forward" use dishonest rhetoric and social media trolling so developers can make big gains. The lobbyist are bolstered by "Berkeleysid...
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:35AM
text As Warriors prepare to celebrate, City of Oakland prepares to evict several more homeless. by Draymon Green in exile
As Warriors prepare to celebrate, City of Oakland prepares to evict several more homeless....
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:42AM
text Joleen Brown: Families First and Helping Others is the Key to Native Hoop Magazine by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney
Community Service & Volunteerism of NATIVE HOOP MAGAZINE the Indigenous People of US and Canada....
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:56PM
text Watching Them Watching Us. A Victory in the Political Battle Against Surveillance in Silicon Valley by JP Massar
Santa Clara County has become the first jurisdiction in the US to pass a general surveillance equipment regulation ordinance....
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 8:24AM
text Richmond activists wrap up renter protection signature gathering campaign by Lynda Carson
After a long hard struggle, Richmond activists and renters collected and turned in the needed signatures to bring a renter protection initiative to the November ballot for the voters to pass into law!...
Posted: Thu Jun 2, 2016 7:02PM
text Green Voter Guide for Tuesday's election by Green Party of Alameda County
The entire 12-page voter guide is online here: https://acgreens.wordpress.com/voter-guides/ (Click on the word "pdf" on that page). Paper copies are available at many local cafes, bookstores, and libraries. Completed questionnaires for many of the local candidates are here: https://acgreens.wordpress.com/candidate-questionnaires/ And the "Green Voter Card" from the voter guide is as follows:...
Posted: Thu Jun 2, 2016 4:47PM
text Oakland CED committee failed to send renter protection initiative to City Council by Lynda Carson
Despite the pleas of all the speakers in support of the renter protection initiative and the occurring massive housing crisis that is displacing tens of thousands of renters with evictions and excessive rent increases by greedy landlords, things could have gone better at the CED meeting for the tenants facing displacement from their housing....
Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 8:13PM
text Oakland landlords offer ghetto location rentals for Rolls-Royce prices by Lynda Carson
Whatever the reasons are for so many people who are wanting to move to Oakland, the housing crisis has become so severe that the City is listed as #5 on the list of cities across the nation with the highest rents for one bedroom apartments!...
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 4:13AM
text Oakland tenants are drowning in high rents and facing eviction by the thousands by Lynda Carson
Eviction stories are all over the news wires lately, revealing that the majority of people being evicted from their housing all across the nation are women with children. According to the National Low-Income Housing Coalition, there is a shortage of 7.2 million affordable housing units across the nation....
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 7:16PM
text Berkeley: Neo-Nazi posters taken down, replaced in under 24hours w/ Anti-Fascist message by 80000
Sunday, May 22, 2016: The white nationalist group Identity Evropa posted a series of photos on Twitter, indicating that they had pasted 9 new posters with their name and message around Berkeley. At 4:16am, they tweeted: "We noticed that some triggered individual ripped down our poster. However, we are still here." Less than 24 hours later, areas in West Berkeley could be seen to have replaced IE's posters with stickers reading "Anti-Fascist Zone."...
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:56PM
text EBRHA hires so-called hired gun to counter Oakland’s renters movement by Lynda Carson
The East Bay Rental Housing Association has hired Singer Associates to go after the Oakland renters movement because the landlords are concerned about all of the bad press they have been receiving due to so many people being evicted, including the massive rent increases displacing thousands from their housing! Singer Associates is owned by Sam Singer of Berkeley who is known as a so-called hired gun for corporations and Big Money!...
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 10:27PM
text The Class Nature of the “Density Bonus” by Steve Martinot
The state of California's law granting what it calls a "density bonus" to developers does three things. It allows corporations to disregard zoning regulations in cities, thus suppressing local democratic decisions about neighborhoods. It fosters market rate housing while pretending to require the inclusion of affordable housing, which it does minimally on a class basis. And it discriminates against low income families....
Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 12:07PM