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text Puerto Rico Oversight Board Meets as Bankruptcy Deadline Approaches by Greg Williams
Puerto Rico's oversight board meets on April 28th in New York and could authorize a bankruptcy process for the debt ridden island....
Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:17AM
text Puerto Rico Religious Leaders Call for Bankruptcy Ahead of "Vulture Fund" Deadline by Greg Williams
Before May, protections expire that shelter Puerto Rico from debt lawsuits and predatory financial groups popularly known as "vulture" funds....
Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:45AM
text Healthcare in Sonoma County by Emily Kyle
An Op-Ed letter about Healthcare in Sonoma County....
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:03PM
text Local Government Does Not Care by Ross Galleto
The amount that the local government ignores it's constituents is just as shameful as state and national governments ignoring us!...
Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:22PM
text The People vs. George Gascon by ntuit
The District Attorney Should Defer To The Community in Police Killings...
Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:22PM
text Puerto Rico Oversight Board Mediates Last Ditch Debt Negotiations by Greg Williams
Within weeks, Puerto Rico will likely enter bankruptcy proceedings tailored by Congress specifically for the US territory....
Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:23AM
text Nationalize Airlines to Stop Overbooking & Police Terror by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
The world is horrified at the American private profit airline system of overbooking, expecting enough no shows so that they can seat other people, such as employees, and the police state terrorism used to remove paying, seated passengers so other people can ride for free. Left unsaid is that this is crime of the private profit system mandating nationalization of all transportation, including air travel....
Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:47AM
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 Gramsci on US President Trump: "Delicate and Dangerous" by marx 21 editors
The rulers integrate the ruled in their "hegemony," Our party's task consists in conquering power for the working class. The phase we are going through is a transition phase in the struggle for power, a phase of agitation, propaganda, and organization. I believe life means taking sides. Indifference is apathy, parasitism, cowardice and is the opposite of life....
Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:24AM
text Puerto Rico and Bondholders Agree on Electric Company Debt Deal by Greg Williams
Puerto Rico’s electric utility company (PREPA) and bondholders reached an agreement to restructure $8.9 billion in debt, according to an announcement from the island's government....
Posted: Thu Apr 6, 2017 1:57PM
text California bill to eliminate bail system clears first hurdle by Katy Murphy, Mercury News
SACRAMENTO — A bill to do away with California’s bail system — which reform advocates say punishes the poor for being poor — cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday, inching the state closer to sweeping criminal-justice reform being proposed across the country....
Posted: Thu Apr 6, 2017 11:10AM
text Representative Doggett and Senator Whitehouse Introduce Legislation to Close Tax Havens by Greg Williams
Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and ‎Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)‎ introduced versions of the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act in the House and Senate....
Posted: Thu Apr 6, 2017 7:03AM
text Social Security Expansion Bill has 156 Sponsors, Pelosi Not There by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
We now have a half way decent Social Security Expansion Bill, HR 1902, with 156 sponsors, and again, as with Medicare for All, HR 676, San Francisco Rep Nancy Pelosi is not on the list. However, Pelosi does have time to rant at her town halls the usual, and always false, anti-Russian drivel we have been hearing in this country since 1917, the year of the Bolshevik Revolution, even though Russia has been a capitalist country since 1991....
Posted: Wed Apr 5, 2017 8:09PM
text One Year Anniversary of Panama Papers Leak by Greg Williams
More than 11 million documents were leaked from a law firm based in Panama a year ago today....
Posted: Mon Apr 3, 2017 6:59AM
text Analysis of Legal and Security situation under Trump by crystal
I have written an analysis of the security and legal situation for NVDA activists resisting the Trump regime for the NV preparers in Santa Cruz as of now. It comes out of a tense discussion at my affinity group meeting over the question, "Just how fucked up are things now?" My analysis, horrible...but could be worse. We are planning massive NVDA to protect our neighborhoods in Santa Cruz against ICE, FBI, whoever is coming, and this is for that organizing. So it does have a California, indeed...
Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:10AM
text Put Medicare for All on November 2018 Ballot by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
The time is now to organize for a Medicare for All ballot measure in as many states as possible in November 2018, when there are Congressional elections and governor’s races to bring enough voters to the polling places to vote for Medicare for All, which has been sitting in the House of Representatives since 2003, now known as HR 676....
Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:39PM
text Trump’s attack on the NEA, CPB, and NEH is an attack on the arts and humanity in Oakland by Lynda Carson
In Oakland, Trump’s proposed budget cuts that plan to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services would have a major impact on many institutions including the Oakland Museum of California, Chabot Space and Science Center Foundation, and the African American Museum and Library!...
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:57PM
text House Rejects Puerto Rico Healthcare Amendment by Greg Williams
The House Rules Committee rejected an amendment that would‎ allocate Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico at an equal level to US states.‎...
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:59AM
text Puerto Rico Religious Leaders Urge Congress to Pass Healthcare Laws as Debt Crisis Looms by Greg Williams
Puerto Rico's Archbishop Roberto González and Bible Society head Reverend Heriberto Martínez are asking Congress to pass child tax benefit and healthcare recommendations made by a bipartisan Congressional task force....
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:55PM
text 3/16/68 My Lai Massacre & The Killing Never Stops by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
“This is what the U.S. Military did on that day on March 16, 1968. I use the word “We,” because our taxes paid for the massacre, and our ignorance about the war wrote the check. Among the dead were a hundred and eighty-two women, seventeen of them pregnant. A hundred and seventy-three children were executed, including fifty-six infants. Sixty older men were also murdered.”...
Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:00PM