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calendar People's Park Candlelight Vigil 480_vigil_dec_29_2_am_1.jpg by People's Park Committee
People's Park Bowditch, Dwight, Haste, and Telegraph Avenues Berkeley, California...
Event Date: Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:00AM
Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:12PM
image The Kaiser Suicides And NUHW Strike & Peoples Park Privatization Fightback 480_img_6608_1.jpg by WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek Radio 12-25-18 looks at the growing number of suicides of Kaiser patients caused by Kaiser refusing to properly staff the facilities with clinicians, psychologists and therapists for patients who have mental health problems. NUHW workers and families spoke out on these issues. WorkWeek also looked at the struggle to defend People's Park and privatization...
Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:21PM
image UCPD Officer Aranas assaults People's Park community member 480_ucberkeley-police-violence-peoplespark_1.jpg by Anon. Bay Resident
"The individual was non-resistant", says the narrator of the video. Officer Sean Aranas assaults the People's Park community member, a modern day hippie just chilling out and trying to exist....
Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:00PM
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 Millions of low-income renters are threatened by Trump's government shutdown by Lynda Carson
In a brief statement posted on their website with the Alameda County Housing Authority, it says: “The Alameda County Housing Authority will remain open and anticipates business to continue as usual for Section 8 participants and landlords, as well as our residents, staff and community partners in the event of a partial government shutdown.”...
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:21AM
calendar Walnut Creek Women's March 2019 480_women_s_march_walnut_creek_1.jpg by Women's March Contra Costa
Civic Park @ 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596...
Event Date: Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:30AM
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:33PM
calendar 10th Annual Oscar Grant Vigil: Gone But Not Forgotten 480_oscargrant_january01-2019_1.jpeg by Oscar Grant Foundation
Grant Station (Fruitvale BART Station)...
Event Date: Tue Jan 1, 2019 12:00PM
Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:36AM
text Homelessness has increased while President Trump has been in office by Lynda Carson
Memorials for the houseless/homeless who died or have been killed on the cold hearted streets in our communities are presently taking place across the nation!...
Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:39PM
image Kaiser Mental Health Care Workers on the Picket Line in Oakland 480_kaisergrimestop_1.jpg by Text: RR/Photos: Cornelia Grimes
Kaiser Permanente is California's largest health care provider. For five days, December 10-14, over 100 Kaiser clinics and hospitals were affected by strike activities as mental health care employees called for the provider to step up levels of staffing. All photos by Cornelia Grimes. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:56PM
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
calendar The People's March — 5th Annual Reclaim King's Radical Legacy 480_reclaim-mlk-quarter-size-color-2019_1.jpg by Anti Police-Terror Project
Oscar Grant Plaza 14th St and Broadway Oakland, CA...
Event Date: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:15AM
Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:59PM
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
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
image City Awards Police 12.5 Percent Raise, Bypasses Public Input 480_opd_1.jpg by Oakland Post
The Oakland City Council, bypassing opportunities for public input, rushed to approve a Schaaf administration agreement with the Oakland Police Officers Association (OPOA) that gives officers a 12.5 percent raise over the next five years and locks in controversial provisions that reform advocates say are hampering efforts to strengthen police accountability....
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:30PM
image Alameda and Contra Costa County Sheriffs Flew Drones Over Protests 480_drone-banner_0.jpg by Dave Maass & Mike Katz-Lacabe, EFF
Interestingly, the mission logs show an exclusive focus on protesters associated with left-wing, anti-racist, anti-fascist, or other groups opposing the Trump presidency. There is little mention of the alt-right, nationalist, or pro-Trump groups also involved in the altercations....
Posted: Fri Dec 7, 2018 6:07PM
text Julia Vinograd a.k.a. the Bubble Lady passed away on December 6, 2018 by Lynda Carson
Below are a few poems that Julia Vinograd has published with Street Spirit....
Posted: Fri Dec 7, 2018 4:31PM
video Dignity Village and Allies Stood Up to Resist Eviction and the City of Oakland Backed Down (video/mp4 18.2MB) by Village Oakland
The city of Oakland threatened to evict residents from the Housing and Dignity Village on December 5. Oakland police and city public works employees blocked off parking on S Elmhurst Ave to prepare for the eviction. But early in the morning gates to the community were locked and dozens showed up to place themselves between the encampment and police. The city backed down, promising to enter into new negotiations with residents....
Posted: Wed Dec 5, 2018 11:58PM
video The Housing and Dignity Village: Survival is Not A Crime (video/mp4 23.0MB) by Village Oakland
The administration is saying we’re a danger to the neighbourhood, that we’re criminals, that we’re unsanitary. Check out this video to hear why we started this safe and sober resource hub....
Posted: Tue Dec 4, 2018 3:21PM
image Photos: Protesting for Migrant Rights in El Cerrito 480_c.grimesstopthetears_1.jpg by Cornelia Grimes photos
On December 1, protesters in El Cerrito created a human billboard out of the letters S-T-O-P-T-H-E-T-E-A-R-S Photos by Cornelia Grimes. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Mon Dec 3, 2018 2:03AM
document Oakland renters are wondering why landlord Elizabeth Williams is not in jail oak071732.pdf_140_.jpg by Lynda Carson
According to an October 26, 2018 investigative report from Milad Dalju, Chief Enforcement, and Simon Russell, Investigator, to the Oakland Public Ethics Commission, allegedly former Oakland Inspector, Thomas Alton Espinosa, accepted a number of payments totaling $176,000 from landlord Elizabeth Williams, which reportedly may have been illegal bribes made to Espinosa!...
Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:03PM