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image Alamedans Say Protect Mueller's Investigation 480_lynnlarocca_pink_hair_1.jpg by Text: R.R. Photos: Lynn LaRocca
On November 8, a rapid response action in Alameda called for the protection of Special Counsel Robert Mueller who is overseeing the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Photos by Lynn LaRocca, please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:24AM
image Judge orders moratorium on offshore fracking in federal waters off California 480_brown_vs._trump_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“Protecting the health of our coastal waters is essential to our commitment to conserving the ecosystem and marine life necessary for our maritime culture,” said Mati Waiya, executive director of Wishtoyo Foundation. “The decision by honorable Judge Gutierrez upholds the law that ensures the health of our ocean waters. We all celebrate this decision that honors the rights of our maritime resources.”...
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:24PM
image You Know It's Bad When Berkeley is Sticking Up for the FBI 480_berkwhityouknowitsbad_1.jpg by Text: R. R. Photos: Mary DeShaw
Indivisible Berkeley organized an action against Trump on November 8 in their city. A total of 100,000 people were on the streets that night in hundreds of locations across the nation, all saying Trump crossed a red line when he fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Photos by Mary DeShaw, please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:06PM
image Orange for Gun Safety at Palo Alto Outrage Over Trump's Firing of Sessions 480_patcbandbest_1.jpg by Text: R.R. Photos: Teri Vershel
Near Stanford University on November 8, a teenage rag tag band joined moms with kids pissed off about Trump's latest shenanigans. Photos by Teri Vershel, please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:21PM
image Rapid Response to Firing of Sessions 480_850_0679_1.jpg by Leon Kunstenaar
Rapid response in San Rafael (Marin) to Trump attacking Mueller....
Posted: Thu Nov 8, 2018 9:36PM
text Statement from Cat Brooks for Oakland Mayor Campaign: Every Vote Matters by Cat Brooks for Oakland
We are thankful for the thousands of Oaklanders for their faith in the People’s Campaign. Today we learned that there are still approximately 209,943 Vote By Mail (VBM) ballots outstanding county-wide along with 43,090 provisional and 1,827 conditional ballots....
Posted: Thu Nov 8, 2018 11:56AM
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 Reaction to Mid-Term Elections 480_resistlighting__1__1.jpg by San Francisco Protest
On November 7, the day after midterm elections.......
Posted: Thu Nov 8, 2018 6:32AM
image Activists Project “Constitutional Crisis” on SF Federal Building 480_img_2940_1.jpg by Alan Marling
Hours after Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, local activists projected Constitutional Crisis on the San Francisco Federal Building to raise awareness of the President’s attempts to subvert the rule of law....
Posted: Wed Nov 7, 2018 9:32PM
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
video Libby Schaaf Roundly Booed Over Handling of Housing Issues at First Oakland Mayoral Debate (video/mp4 4.0mb) by Dave Id
The first Oakland mayoral debate of the 2018 election was sponsored by the Alameda County Democratic Party on August 23. Cat Brooks was widely viewed as the winner, with her command of the issues and passionate advocacy for a more just Oakland. Pamela Price and Saied Karamooz made strong showings as well. Libby Schaaf was defensive and tense, as she was in later debates. Schaaf eventually stopped attending candidate forums. (Full debate audio below.)...
Posted: Tue Nov 6, 2018 2:37PM
video Cat Brooks Takes Her Fight for Justice Inside City Hall, Mounts Radical Bid for Oakland Mayor (video/mp4 15.7mb) by Dave Id
Time flies. Today is election day already. On August 8, Cat Brooks wasn't speaking through a bullhorn outside of City Hall, or commenting at a City Council meeting. She was filing the official paperwork required to run for Mayor of Oakland. Since then, she and hundreds of campaign volunteers have poured their hearts into the "People's Campaign," reaching out to Oaklanders throughout the city, fighting hard for a just and equitable future Oakland....
Posted: Tue Nov 6, 2018 1:15PM
image Libby Schaaf Violated Ethics Laws by Campaigning on Nextdoor 480_schaaf_nextdoor2_dnas_1.jpg by Dave Id
On November 4, two days before election day, Libby Schaaf abused the power of her office and violated Nextdoor policies for Public Agency accounts when she or a subordinate used the official Oakland "Office of the Mayor" account on Nextdoor to electioneer by posting political endorsements in her favor. Such use of the account rather clearly violated California government ethics law as well....
Posted: Mon Nov 5, 2018 6:31PM
image NBC Bay Area Published Fake Results for 2018 Oakland Mayoral Race 480_nbc-bayarea-fakelectionresults-2018_1.jpeg by Dave Id
Local television station NBC Bay Area published fake election results for the Oakland mayor's race on their 2018 election webpage. It appears to have been live for at least several days, until the Cat Brooks for Mayor campaign called the station to inquire about it late last week....
Posted: Mon Nov 5, 2018 1:58PM
image Rent Control: The Bigger Picture 480_i_support_rent_control_in_santa_cruz_1.jpg by YES on M: SC for Rent Control
The scope of the crisis faced by renters in Santa Cruz is familiar to most of us: the extra jobs required to pay the rent, the threat of eviction, the endless searches for an affordable place, the looming possibility of homelessness. Not mentioned as often are all the side effects of this insecurity: illness, relationships distorted by impossible conditions, life plans and careers derailed. While the crisis here is extreme, Santa Cruz is not alone. According to research by the National Low In...
Posted: Mon Nov 5, 2018 12:37PM
image BART Downgrades Seating At 16th Street/Mission Plaza 480_benches_after_1.jpg by San Francisco Food Not Bombs
On November 3rd, BART installed three concrete seats at its southwest 16th Street/Mission Plaza replacing the six or more benches it removed during a construction project in September. These newly installed seats are smaller and less comfortable than the proper metal benches with backs that BART removed in September....
Posted: Mon Nov 5, 2018 7:34AM
image March on the Polls Highlights Early Voting 480_motp-01_1.jpg by Sharat G. Lin
March on the Polls mobilized voters to vote early in Santa Clara County which provides 8 early voting centers. It particularly targeted poorer communities that may not be aware of early voting as an alternative to voting on Election Day which is a working day. [Cover photo: Teresa Castellanos, Cindy Chavez, and Teresa Gomez show their mail-in ballots before delivering them to the Registrar of Voters.]...
Posted: Mon Nov 5, 2018 12:48AM
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