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text Apartment associations and realtor associations are the enemies of renters by Lynda Carson
The California Apartment Association has been stalking the tenants movement, and in opposition to renter protections it has meddled in the affairs of many cities, including the cites of Alameda, Burlingame, Concord, Healdsburg, Lafayette, Mountain View, Oakland, Pacifica, Richmond, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Rosa and many other cities!...
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:03PM
calendar Marcellus Toney Killed by Oakland Police Department: We Want Answers! 480_marcellus-toney_1.jpg by Anti Police-Terror Project
Oakland Police Department 455 7th St, Oakland, California 94607...
Event Date: Tue Nov 7, 2017 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 7, 2017 12:54PM
calendar Homeless Eviction Farewell Party to South Berkeley 480_goodbye-here-there-flyer_1.jpg by First They Came for the Homeless
HERE/THERE, Across from Sweet Adeline 3351 Adeline, Berkeley, CA...
Event Date: Fri Nov 3, 2017 10:00AM
Posted: Thu Nov 2, 2017 3:17PM
text Eviction rates in the Bay Area and Northern California for 2017 by Lynda Carson
For those needing help in the Oakland area to fight against an eviction, contact the Eviction Defense Center at 452-4541, East Bay Community Law Center 548-4040, or Bay Area Legal Aid 663-4744....
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 7:12PM
image Privatization of Laney and CCSF and "The Fight For 52 cent" On 1934 Minneapolis Gen Strike 480_a_s_stadium_protest_1.jpeg by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek radio looks at the privatization grab of Laney College land by the A's owner John J. Fisher who also is a major union buster and privatizer pushing the K.I.P.P. and the Rocketship charter schools. He wants part of Laney college for a new A's stadium. WorkWeek also looks at the land grab by capitalist developers and SF mayor Ed Lee who wants to turn over public land next to CCSF for developers that would threaten the college and lead to more problems for the working cla...
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 11:47AM
text National Park Service will not grant $98,000 to UC Berkeley for Black Panther project by Lynda Carson
Apparently, there was enough pressure placed on the National Park Service (NPS), that they backed away from giving a federal grant to UC Berkeley, for the Black Panther Party Research, Interpretation & Memory Project!...
Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:52PM
text No Justice. Just Law. A Tale of Homelessness and Eviction. by JP Massar
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges at HERE/THERE, beg in the streets or steal loaves of bread....
Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:34PM
text Its Time to Drive Away the Developers by Steve Martinot
Homelessness and tenant displacement, both now epidemic, are treated as separate issues, whereas affordable housing (as HUD defines it) will resolve both. There is no possibility of this unless government intervenes. Otherwise we are on treadmills with both issues. Some radical solutions are here proposed....
Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:01PM
text Feds claim that Oakland activists are linked to ISIS and Al-Qaeda? by Lynda Carson
This type of right-wing hysteria is reminiscent of the 60s and 70s when the Oakland Police Department, Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, and the FBI, including the COINTELPRO program, were out to destroy the Black Panther Party, by any means necessary!...
Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:57PM
calendar Free Food / Hepatitis A Info-Session by First They Came for the Homeless
New City Hall Steps 1280 Milvia, Berkeley, CA...
Event Date: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:00PM
Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:44PM
text Killer of Oakland homeless man no longer works for Flora Restaurant by Lynda Carson
It appears that it is business as usual back at the Flora Restaurant and bar, downtown Oakland. It also appears that none of the customers at Flora Restaurant and bar are mourning the death of Cooky York, the homeless man who allegedly was murdered by the former bartender Juan Espino, for panhandling near the restaurant/bar....
Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:13PM
text Oakland’s Flora Restaurant bartender kills homeless man for panhandling by Lynda Carson
Oakland officials have promoted economic cleansing in Oakland for many years. Official policies have resulted in never ending skyrocketing rents, mass evictions, more homelessness, and the abuse of Oakland’s homeless population as a direct result!...
Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:42PM
text A Public Bank of Oakland Could Provide Financial Services to Cannabis Industry by R. Robertson
Oakland will spend $75,000 on a study to examine the feasibility of establishing a public bank in that city. Most corporate banks do not conduct business with the cannabis industry, even where cannabis operations are legal, pay taxes and hire employees. The study will hopefully prove that a public bank would be able to provide financial services to the cannabis industry....
Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:10AM
text No One Wins if the Homeless are Evicted, Mr. Mayor! by Mike Zint
I'm asking you to show up in support of our efforts. Get between the cops and the homeless, and stand for human rights. This will send a message to the nation, and the world, that Berkeley continues to lead the way on human rights issues....
Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:56AM
calendar Eviction Resistance Party by First They Came for the Homeless
HERE/THERE, on the Berkeley/Oakland Border across from Sweet Adeline Bakery 3350 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA...
Event Date: Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:30PM
Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:31PM
image Open Letter to BART on Plans to Evict Berkeley Homeless Encampment 480_humans_of_berkeley_and_the_bay_area_1.jpg by JP Massar
The BART police are about to commit a crime. They are about to evict some 25 homeless people from homes they have resided in for the last nine months. For no reason....
Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:01PM
image Hunger Strike Launched in Alameda & Santa Clara County Jails 480_hunger-strike-glenn-dyer-detention-center.jpg by Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee
Prisoners United in Alameda and Santa Clara County Jails are being deprived of their human and constitutional rights of due process and inflicted with cruel and unusual punishment, inhumane living conditions, and the torturous practice of solitary confinement....
Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:58PM
image Inmates at Oakland's Glenn Dyer Jail Enter Day Six of Hunger Strike 120_occupyoakland-egyptsolidaritymarch-11121112.jpg by Jessica Lynn, EBX (repost)
Inmates are protesting the jail’s practice of single-cell confinement for up to 23 hours a day....
Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:28PM
image One of California's Largest School Boards Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day 480_wccusd-office_1.jpg by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney
Richmond, CA - The West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education voted at there meeting on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day. The five member board voted unanimously to make each second Tuesday of October officially Indigenous Peoples' Day....
Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:39AM
image New club procedures at UC Berkeley give police effective veto power over campus events 480_uc_berkeley.jpg by G.Black and J. Santolan (WSWS repost)
In an attack on free speech, a new policy at the University of California, Berkeley effectively gives campus police power to censor organizations by charging them money to hold controversial political events on campus. The policy is currently undergoing public review, but no one, not even the Berkeley campus paper, the Daily Cal, has reported on it, nor has any group organized a meeting on the topic. This may in part be an expression of the fact that it is now almost impossible to organiz...
Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:06AM