image California Voters Defeat Proposition 3, the Big Ag-Backed Water Bond 480_stewart-and-lynda-resnick-4-1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Sierra Club California, the primary opponent of the measure, celebrated the defeat of the proposition. The backers of the measure, including agribusiness, spent $5,653,034 on the Yes campaign while the Sierra Club spent less than $5,000 on the No Campaign....
Posted: Thu Nov 8, 2018 11:12AM
image Local Victories Power California Tenant Movement, Despite Prop. 10 Loss 480_please_stop_raising_our_rent_1.jpg by Tenants Together
Proposition 10, the proposed initiative to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, was stymied at the state ballot Tuesday thanks to an unprecedented $74 million in real estate industry opposition money, but there were also victories for rent control at local ballots across California....
Posted: Wed Nov 7, 2018 12:24PM
text 11/6/18 Election: Labor’s Gains & Lessons by Housing for All
There were 2 litmus test issues on the ballot, Cal Prop 10 to extend rent control and vacancy control and SF Prop C to house the homeless. The opponents of these 2 crucial measures to put an end to California’s and San Francisco’s housing emergency are the Nazi Trump voters, regardless of which party they claim to belong to, as these are the 2 workingclass propositions. Since Proposition 10 could only get 36% of the vote, it will have to be put on the November 2020 ballot because the housin...
Posted: Wed Nov 7, 2018 1:07AM
image Delta advocates at public hearing say California WaterFix Is Inconsistent with Delta Plan 480_michael_frost_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Michael Frost, First Vice President of the Restore the Delta Board, emphasized that the Council did a “terrible job of outreach” and “the entire process process reeks of corruption by corporate ag.” He said the WaterFix takes away the fresh water, the life blood of the Bay Delta Estuary, which is equivalent to denying a human being their blood. “The Delta Tunnels is based on the premise of taking more blood out of the body. It is not consistent with the Delta Plan — it is like relying o...
Posted: Tue Nov 6, 2018 6:24PM
text State Proposition positions from the Green Party of Santa Clara county by GPSCC
Below are the state proposition positions and articles from the Green Party of Santa Clara County....
Posted: Sat Nov 3, 2018 7:38PM
document UN report: housing as component of the right to adequate standard of living and non-discrimination unreport-adequatehousingright-righttonondiscrimination__n1829250-english.pdf_140_.jpg by UN Special Rapporteur
Denying access to water, sanitation and health services and other basic necessities, as has been witnessed by the Special Rapporteur in San Francisco and Oakland, California, United States of America, constitutes cruel and inhuman treatment and is a violation of multiple human rights....
Posted: Sat Nov 3, 2018 6:28PM
image Legislators request info. on Brown & Trump administration negotiations over Delta Tunnels 480_45282646_2389028807778913_7457665334556753920_n_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“This desire to hastily push forward an agreement without the input of affected Delta communities is concerning," the eight legislators wrote. "The state has a duty to preserve the public trust by providing transparency and accountability to all Californians."...
Posted: Sat Nov 3, 2018 9:41AM
image Public Pensions Attack Workers, SF Prof Abdulhadi Under Attack & Labor & Rise Of Fascism 480_anti-nazi_march_nyc_1933_1.jpg by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
KPFA's WorkWeek Radio looks at the use of pension funds controlled by hedge funds to fund anti-labor propositions. It also hears about the attack on SFSU professor Rabab Abdulhadi who runs the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies. WorkWeek looks at labor's role in the defense of Professor Abdulhadi and her students by Zionists and a Nazi signed up for her classes. Last WorkWeek talks about the rise of fascism, the role of Trump and what labor and unions can do about this devel...
Posted: Fri Nov 2, 2018 5:05PM
text Get Out The Vote 11/3-6/18 for Cal Prop 10 and SF Prop C for Housing for All by GOTV
It is barricades time this Get Out The Vote (GOTV) 4-day voting period, Nov 3-6, 2018, to support Cal Prop 10 to extend rent control and vacancy control and to support SF Prop C to house the homeless. These 2 propositions will be close and each only needs 50% plus 1 vote to pass so your vote will make a difference. Considering we have a housing emergency statewide, we need every single supporter of Props 10 and Prop C to vote to literally keep us all housed....
Posted: Fri Nov 2, 2018 9:32AM
text Bay Area & Statewide Green Party Election Recommendations by AC Greens
Below are recommendations from county Green Party groups in Alameda, San Francisco, Solano, and Sonoma counties. The Alameda and San Francisco groups have also written articles about their endorsements (see the links provided below)....
Posted: Fri Nov 2, 2018 8:09AM
image Who Is The Real Gavin Newsom? SF politicians, the Navy, the EPA & Housing 480_img_2218_1.jpg by Carol Harvey
Intertwined in the growing eco-corruption crisis at Hunters Point Shipyard and Treasure Island are the hands of Gavin Newsom. Gavin Newsom now says that he plans to solve the homeless crisis and is opposing Prop C which would tax the billion dollar corporations....
Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:30PM
text UC Berkeley to close People's Park restroom by Preserve People's Park
According to a Berkeley city government document, the University of California is planning on closing the People's Park restroom "in the very near future", as part of the first phase of its development plan....
Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:59PM
image Bipartisan support essential to preserve Negro Bar, California State Park 480_negro_bar_ca_state_park_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Rancho Rio De Los Americanos was a 35,521 acre Mexican Land Grant first developed by Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr., African Cuban, Danish Jewish Founding Father of California. On the far northeastern corner of his property vast amounts of gold were reported Spring of 1848 and miners squatting on his land. In 1849, Negro Bar, Sacramento County was established and became an early hub of the initial Gold Mining District. Negro Bar Cemetery is today called the Lakeside Memorial...
Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:07PM
image California Jews express heartbreak over recent white supremacist killings in I-80 banner. 480_img_20181029_091813.edited.strip.jpg by J.A.I.C.
Local Jews hung a banner over Interstate 80 in Berkeley to express their heartbreak over recent racist and anti-Semitic violence against Jewish worshippers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, against Black Americans in the Louisville, Kentucky area, and against Palestinians in Gaza....
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:36AM
text Death by Facebook by AVAAZ
Brazil has elected Jair Bolsonaro President, a man who praises torture, says he'll end all activism and threatens to kill 30,000 leftists. How could this insanity happen?!?! Facebook....
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:07AM
image Research Shows White Workers Get More Lucrative Promotions, Less Likely to Be Fired at UC 480_afscme-3299-strike_1.jpg by AFSCME Local 3299
OAKLAND, CA, October 25, 2018 – As 39,000 University of California workers wrap up a 3-day strike over issues of inequality at the state’s 3rd largest employer, a bombshell of a research brief reported by CALmatters has revealed that Black and Latino workers employed at UC are more likely to be fired and get smaller raises when they are promoted....
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:20PM
image KPFA Board Won't Call for Julian Assange's Freedom 480_845-400-free-assange_1.jpg by Anonymous
On Saturday, October 20, the KPFA Local Station Board considered a resolution calling for the freedom of Wikileaks founder, journalist, and publisher Julian Assange. The board did not pass that resolution but it did pass one saying that it encouraged programming about Assange's case. This is the audio of that part of the board meeting....
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:15PM
text Green Voter Guide -- Alameda County & Statewide by AC Greens
Green Party of Alameda County recommendations for federal, state, and local elections:
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:48AM
image Lawsuit Over Whales, Sea Turtles Entangled in California Crab Gear Advances 480_california_whale_entanglements_humpback_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Motion Seeks to Hold State Officials Liable for Deaths of Endangered Marine Animals...
Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:04PM
image Urban Habitat's Fall 2018 Voter Guide 480_election_2018_1.jpg by Urban Habitat
Urban Habitat has taken positions on the following ballot measures. These measures will have a significant impact on housing and transit justice for low-income communities and communities of color in the Bay Area....
Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:23PM