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text Taxes - The Great Bluff by Nico Beckert and zebralogs
A tax-cutting lobby exploits our unease over taxes for their purposes. Tax flight and an increasingly unjust tax system are connected with inequality, trifling chances of advancement and the decay of social cohesion....
Posted: Sun Jan 6, 2019 3:57PM
text Funding is available for Section 8 program and public housing programs in January by Lynda Carson
In an update from PHADA, they wish to let the public know that despite the government shutdown, funding for the Section 8 voucher program (Housing Choice Voucher Program), and public housing will be available during the month of January....
Posted: Wed Jan 2, 2019 3:58AM
text The Russians didn't do it, the Vulcans did! by Lloyd Hart
In the Reagan administration the Vulcans were even further empowered to greater heights of criminal behaviour....
Posted: Wed Jan 2, 2019 12:17AM
text Public Housing Authorities May Delay Payments To Section 8 Landlords In January by Lynda Carson
In HUD’s contingency plan it mentions that the ‘Housing Choice Voucher Program’ (Section 8 voucher program) is funded on a calendar year basis, and that the monthly payments for November and December of 2018 are scheduled to be made timely. However, the contingency plan does not clearly state where the funding for the Section 8 voucher program (Housing Choice Voucher Program) will come from for January of 2019, or beyond, if the federal government shutdown is still on-going during January 201...
Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:04PM
text Progressive slates are formed for the upcoming ADEM election by Steven Mazliach
Make sure to vote in the upcoming ADEM elections in the Democratic party to elect progressive representatives to the statewide body....
Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:41PM
text 2019 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
text Trump’s federal government shutdown means 420,000 to work without pay by Lynda Carson
As an example, Trump’s federal government shutdown will affect around 1,636 federal employees in Oakland, and reportedly, because the Trump Administration has been abusing federal workers, ‘federal employees’ job satisfaction has taken a nose dive in 2018!...
Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:42AM
text 800,000 Workers Unpaid by US Govt for Trump's Palm-Greasing Border Wall by The Many and the Few
We are now witnessing American "democracy" in action with an illegal, fascist, anti-labor, anti-abortion president forcing the government shut down as of 12/22/18, suspending the pay of at least 800,000 workers indefinitely, right before a major Christian holiday which most celebrate so that the president can blackmail Congress to give him $5.7 billion for a worthless border wall so he can reward his organized crime construction company cronies and we can be sure he will benefit, one way or a...
Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:45AM
text Jubilee USA Urges Congress to Pass Puerto Rico Aid and Debt Relief Protections by Kate Zeller
"Before Congress goes on recess, Congress must approve funding so that poor kids, the elderly, disabled and the most vulnerable can access food in Puerto Rico," stated Jubilee USA Executive Director Eric LeCompte....
Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:12AM
text 100% of Congress Approves Anti-Nicaragua Sanctions, HR1918 by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
All members of Congress in both houses, Democrats and Republicans together, approved the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act of 2017, HR1918 (NICA), placing sanctions on the democratically elected government of Nicaragua which is fighting CIA sponsored gangsters, with the last vote taken in the Senate on November 27, 2018 and in the House on December 11, 2018. See https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1918...
Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:49AM
text Is 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
text After Surviving Several Attempts On My Life by Lloyd Hart
Safer but not out of the woods...
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:29PM
text Caravan Seeks Safety from Murder and Poverty by Maria Benitez
The caravan is being harassed with tear gas....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:57PM
text Keep Them Here: A Brief Discussion of Temporary Protected Status by James D'Haiti
This is a brief discussion of the situation that TPS recipients are going through....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:02PM
text Fed Says College Students Have More Debt than Previous Generations by Kate Zeller
A study released from the Federal Reserve Board notes that 70 percent of college students are graduating with more than $37,000 in debt....
Posted: Fri Dec 7, 2018 7:05AM
text Widening Gap Between Political Parties Leaves Room for Independent Party Popularity by Aubrie Franklin
This article looks at the widening gap between the bipartisan government we have created, and the stresses this puts on American citizens. Then it brings into question the ability for Americans to turn to Independent parties to find a more appropriate middle ground for their personal beliefs....
Posted: Mon Dec 3, 2018 3:55PM
text G20 Discusses Preventing Financial Crisis and Small Island Economie by Kate Zeller
President Trump arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday for the annual G20 meetings....
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:18AM
text Debt and Tax Policies Needed to Prevent Crisis Says Finance Watchdog Group by Kate Zeller
Financial institutions, experts and economists fear a new wave of financial crises hitting countries from Ghana to Italy....
Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:49AM
text In the wake of Bolsonaro's election victory... by Alice at Survival International
"It’s a shame that the Brazilian cavalry hasn’t been as efficient as the Americans, who exterminated the [U.S.] Indians" – Jair Bolsonaro, President-elect of Brazil...
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:52PM
text Please Help Mississippians Vote For Mike Espy On Nov 27th by Winds Of Change
Democrat Mike Espy, former USDA Secretary, 4 times elected to Congress as the first black American since Reconstruction to represent a Mississippi district, is an attorney who has worked for black farmer' rights. His opponent Cindy Hyde-Smith is a cattle ranch owner and part owner of a slaughterhouse auction block who has been accused of racism and vote suppression advocacy....
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:53PM