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image A Celebration of the Justice for Oscar Grant Protesters 120_riotswork.jpg by Dave Id
January 1, 2019, marks ten years since the murder of Oscar Grant by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle. In the lead up to this grim anniversary, a number of articles, multimedia pieces, radio programs, and television news segments have been produced to commemorate the occasion. Especially moving are those that give voice to Oscar's family and friends. But it's rare to see significant tribute paid to the fact that were it not for the vigor and relentlessness of protesters and activists, ...
Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:09PM
calendar Amazon Emergency Die-in at Brazilian Embassies Save the Rainforest by Extinction Rebellion
All Brazilian Consulates...
Event Date: Tue Jan 1, 2019 1:00AM
Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:43PM
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 Trust in Our Institutions by Felix Pacheco
If you can't trust your government to deliver clean drinkable water, what does that say about your trust in other government institutions....
Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:48AM
text Nuclear plant closures continue by Michael Steinberg
The pace of nuclear power plant shutdowns is increasing....
Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:32PM
image At Least 25 States, 2 Canadian Provinces, Norway Have Mad Deer, Mad Reindeer, Mad Moose, M 480_elk_1.jpg by FN
A campaign of silence by corporate media with their meat ad profiteering and by federal agencies which historically protect the meat industry have criminally neglected informing the public of Mad Deer, Mad Cow, Mad Caribou, Mad Elk etc....
Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:46AM
image Tim May, Father of 'Crypto Anarchy,' Passes Away 480_tim-may-1_1.jpg by slashdot
Tim May, co-founder of the influential Cypherpunks mailing list and a significant influence on both bitcoin and WikiLeaks, passed away in mid-December at his home in Corralitos, California....
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:52PM
image California Safe Schools Honors Leaders and Celebrates 20th Anniversary 480_carlos___angelo_1.jpg by California Safe Schools
"Your Life is Now” honors community leaders and protective policies that have made the world a safer place....
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:51AM
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 On the Refugee Debate by Marco Wenzel
The rulers want to divert from the real causes of the refugee wave and from their own misdeeds because the cause of the misery is an exploitation crisis of capital and the greed of mammoth world corporations. Only the prospect for a future in their country can stop refugees, not borders. Just trade would be the first step. Borders are a thorn in the eye to capital....
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:21AM
text Trump Administration moves to restrict food stamp access for the poor by Lynda Carson
Yesterday President Trump signed an $867 billion United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm bill. Ironically, yesterday the USDA simultaneously announced that it would unilaterally seek stricter work requirement rules for hundreds of thousands of poor people receiving food stamp assistance through the SNAP program!...
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:57AM
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
image Kaiser picket line in Fresno this week 480_nd5_4859_1.jpg by Peter Maiden
Mental health workers in the National Health Workers Union went on strike and picketed Kaiser throughout the week. Fresno was one of the locations that joined in the action....
Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:24PM
text Public housing and Section 8 tenants face eviction and homelessness for medical marijuana by Lynda Carson
Oakland has 13,586 units in its Section 8 inventory, 2,122 units in its low rent inventory, plus thousands of tenants being publicly assisted in rental units in Oakland operated by nonprofit housing developers that may be threatened with eviction if they are caught using medical marijuana....
Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:29PM
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 Senate Hears Bill to Shoot or Evict Native Elk From California National Park by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, December 11, 2018 — A Senate subcommittee Wednesday will consider legislation to allow native tule elk to be shot or removed from California’s Point Reyes National Seashore, the only national park where these elk exist....
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:36PM
image Tenant activist condemns President Trump for threatening to shut down federal government 480_20181208_163714_1_1_1.jpg by Lynda Carson
Photo of tenant activist Lynda Carson condemning President Donald Trump on December 8, 2018, for threatening to shut down the federal government. The symbolism of condemning President Trump in front of the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) at 1540 Webster Street downtown Oakland, is justified because a government shut down would threaten tens of thousands of renters in Oakland being assisted by the OHA including veterans, the elderly, disabled, chronically ill, and low-income families in public...
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:41PM
text Driven to Consumption and Money out of Nothing by M. Binswanger, A. Sahr, and B. Milanovic
Growth originally created a material prosperity about which earlier generations could only dream. However, more economic growth does not lead to people being happier anymore. We are prisoners of a system that forces us to permanent growth. Banks create credits at the touch of a button, wages stagnate, schools decay and Goldman Sachs is in the government. Who benefits from this?...
Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:48AM