text Alameda County Green Voter Guide — June, 2018 by AC Greens
Green Party recommendations for federal, state, and local elections:
Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 10:40AM
text They Knew What They Did: Texaco in Ecuador by Theresa Leisgang
The world has created a system where businesses only have rights but no obligations. There is no international tribunal that can make businesses liable for human rights violations. What is perverse is that Texaco knew they polluted the land. World corporations refuse responsibility....
Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 9:27AM
text Housing subcommittee rejects HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s cruel budget cutting proposals by Lynda Carson
Among the many affordable housing projects in Oakland that may be affected by the proposed budget cuts to the Home Investment Partnerships (Home) program if enacted, includes Effie’s House in Oakland, Bancroft Senior Homes, Bishop Nichols Senior Housing, California Hotel, Clinton Commons, Coolidge Ct, EC Reems Gardens, Eastmont Court, Fruitvale Transit Village, and many other projects!...
Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 5:52PM
text Poor Peoples Campaign Week 2: Systemic Racism, Economic Justice, Voting & Immigrant Rights by Global Women's Strike Omni Collective
East Bay, North and South Bay, San Francisco, Peninsula...
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 3:11PM
text Big money in opposition to efforts to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act by Lynda Carson
Wealthy landlords, realtors, and developers have teamed up together against renters campaigning against the Costa-Hawkins Act, and the competing campaigns are gearing up for a huge battle to come!...
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:14PM
text Rent control campaigns presently in ten California cities by Lynda Carson
Rent control and just cause eviction protections are the only fair and humane ways to slow down greedy landlords and profiteering realtors from gouging renters with never ending rent increases, unjust evictions, displacing renters from their communities, and adding to the already-dire affordable housing crisis in California!...
Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 11:56PM
text HUD’s attack on the poor in the Bay Area must be rejected by Congress by Lynda Carson
HUD Secretary Ben Carson wants to triple the rents on some tenants, and raise from 30% to 35%, the share of a household’s income that it must pay in rent. Additionally, Secretary Carson wants to add more work requirements on those receiving assistance in HUD’s housing programs!...
Posted: Tue May 8, 2018 2:55PM
text Once again... People's Park needs your support by Park Advocate
The foliage in People's Park is thinner this year. Another tree is gone, and various bushes and shrubs have disappeared. UC Berkeley has further whittled away at the park, and a new press release from the UC states that development plans are to be revealed after this academic year ends....
Posted: Tue May 1, 2018 10:03PM
text Homeless regulations will affect People's Park community by Anonymous
Newly proposed regulations on the homeless will substantially affect the People's Park community. Berkeley city council is holding a special meeting to codify new city legislation to place restrictions on sleeping and stashing gear on sidewalks....
Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:10PM
text Progressive activist Gale McLaughlin April 15 book signing event by Lynda Carson
Sunday, April 15, between 4 and 6 P.M., at the Bobby Bowen Progressive Center 2540 Macdonald Ave. Richmond, CA 94801...
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:14PM
text Alameda P.D. Arrest Man For Refusing Microwave-Pulsing Meters on His Kids Bedroom Wall by chris rabe
Christopher Rabe, a 39-year resident of Alameda and father of two was arrested on Thursday, March 29th at 10:30am after peacefully standing in the way of Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) meter installers outside his apartment complex on Pacific St. Rabe was held in Oakland Jail for 10 hours, and released after posting bail. He is being charged with 498(B)(2) (theft by meter tampering) despite the fact that clearly his intent was to prevent the smart meter installation, and represent the othe...
Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2018 8:02PM
text Key Facts in Palestinian-Israeli Bloodshed Dating Back Centuries and Acelerating since1948 by Nablus 1 Yaffa 2
Palestinian land has always been occupied by Israelites from1030-586 BC,Persians 538-538 BC,Greeks 332-166 BC Ottoman Turks 1517-1917 A.D. British 1917-1948 A.D. Muslims have had both Arabs and Turks have been active in 5 separate ccupations.and Israel....
Posted: Sun Apr 1, 2018 8:23PM
text ICE Trained Surreptitiously at Urban Shield - In Our Sanctuary County. by Oakland Privacy
The revelation of secretive HSI/ICE participation (ICE was not listed on the Urban Shield website as a participating agency) follows a series of disturbing incidents at the event, including the presence of the Oath Keepers vigilante extremism group in an Urban Shield-branded community fair giving out literature to the public in an Alameda County Sheriff's Department pavillion, the use of vendor Strategic Operations in secret after the Alameda Board of Supervisors vetoed the vendor due to blat...
Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:26PM
text Open Letter To East Bay Municipal Utility District by Lynda Carson
The practices of the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) are unreasonable, and unfair to the residents of Oakland!...
Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:50PM
text #TimesUp 4 C.T. Weber by Donna R Sy
Charges of sexual assault and sexual harassment have been brought against Sacramento based candidate for California Secretary of State, C.T. Weber. Weber is the only Peace and Freedom Party candidate in this race and like all other third party candidates will not go beyond the June 2018 primary because of the Top Two restrictions on voters' choices. Weber is also facing intense criticism for posing for photographs while wearing a Nazi Party uniform....
Posted: Thu Mar 8, 2018 3:01PM
text Join the March 10 effort to repeal the extreme Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act. by Lynda Carson
Mark your calendars now to attend the Petition Campaign Kick-Off next Saturday, March 10, 10:00am -12:00pm -- at the BART / Fruitvale Village Plaza (btw International & E 12st), near the Fruitvale BART Station in East Oakland!...
Posted: Mon Mar 5, 2018 4:55PM
text Bay Area students protest against gun violence and mass killings in schools by Lynda Carson
According to the East Bay Times, this morning students in Alameda, from Alameda High School, protested against mass shootings and gun violence a week after the mass killings took place in Florida, at Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida!...
Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:38PM
text Oakland weekly signature gathering events to repeal Costa-Hawkins Act by Lynda Carson
On Monday, February 19, Carroll Fife, Executive Director, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) in Oakland, said, “Our community kick-off event & signature gathering effort last Saturday to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act was a big action. It was amazing. The signature gathering event was better than anticipated!...
Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:07PM
text Oakland activists are collecting signatures to repeal Costa-Hawkins Act by Lynda Carson
Oakland housing activists supporting a statewide ballot initiative to repeal the draconian Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act are collecting signatures to qualify the repeal measure for the November 2018 ballot, and will be having a community kick-off event & signature gathering, followed by lunch on Saturday, February 17th, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM....
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:07PM
text National Alliance of HUD Tenants oppose Trump’s proposed budget cuts by Lynda Carson
In response to the proposed budget cuts to HUD, elected leaders of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants (NAHT) demanded immediate rejection by Congress of President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget request, which was released on February 12!...
Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:55PM