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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
text Berkeley lied, the homeless paid by Mike Zint
A recent fire, a city employee lie, the press, and the result. The homeless get blamed for everything, just because they are homeless....
Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:01AM
text Deliberate Dysfunction? KPFA's Decade of Financial Mismanagement by by Daniel Borgström and Steve Gilmartin
And now today in 2018, the SK are openly calling for bankruptcy! What a coincidence! Who would've ever guessed! Now let's look at SK tactics, strategy. I mentioned the September 2005 minority report by Max Blanchet, the warning about excessive spending. Also in the same month of that same year, an email from Brian Edwards-Tiekert of SK was leaked; in it Brian had written to his group, "How do we make our enemies own the problems that are to come?" and that has been SK strategy all these ...
Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:44PM
text Omali Yeshitela Says No to FBI Targeting of Black Activists; Yes to Self-Determination by Uhuru Foods and Pies Oakland
Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party and leader of the Uhuru Movement returns to Oakland Feb. 17 and 18 to discuss the struggle for black socialism and African Liberation and to organize against the FBI targeting of Black Activists under the label "Black Identity Extremists!"...
Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:38PM
text Why would honest men spread dishonest information about Pacifica's finances? by Steve Brown
The Pacifica interim executive director and CFA are pushing for Pacifica to go into bankruptcy despite the fact that the majority of the board are against bankruptcy....
Posted: Fri Jan 5, 2018 11:52AM
text Empire State Realty Trust investors have an interest in feud with the Pacifica Foundation by Lynda Carson
During October 2017, in favor of Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT), Judge Gerald Lebovits ruled with a summary judgement in a lawsuit against WBAI Radio and the Pacifica Foundation, over alleged unfair, unreasonable and exorbitant annual increases in the rent for situating the station’s transmitter at the top of the Empire State Building, in New York City....
Posted: Fri Jan 5, 2018 8:56AM
text Updates & News Stories: The Possible Seizure of KPFA Radio & Pacifica Foundation by Lynda Carson
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., may take control and seize the assets of KPFA Radio - 94.1 FM, and the entities controlled by the Pacifica Foundation as soon as January 8, or January 12!...
Posted: Thu Jan 4, 2018 7:52PM
text Right Wing movement in Berkeley Police by Caution Signal
Christian Stines, the President of the Berkeley's Police Association, is leading a Right Wing faction in the Berkeley police department that openly declares they no longer support Berkeley's city government. This faction calling themselves 'Where's My Berkeley Cop' is using public safety as leverage to gain power in local politics, and to increase their budget and operational capabilities. 'Where's My Berkeley Cop' uses the kind of propaganda messages associated with Trumpism and the Alt-Rig...
Posted: Wed Jan 3, 2018 1:35AM
text Pacifica ED's motion to file for bankruptcy to protect its assets, including KPFA by picasso
A motion widely circulated on voluntary bankruptcy for Pacifica from the network's interim executive director, in the wake of a $1.8 million judgment against WBAI for failure to pay Empire State tower rent. The Pacifica board voted 11 to 7 to go into closed session 12/28/17 and then failed to take action on this motion....
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:59PM
text The Imminent Threat to KPFA / Pacifica Radio by picasso
Message from KPFA general manager, from reprint of a blog by Doug Henwood (who produces KPFA's Behind the News). https://lbo-news.com/2017/12/27/pacifica-death-watch-this-time-its-really-real/...
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:51PM
text What The Dickens Is Going On? (Some Slightly More Accurate Info on KPFA/Pacifica) by Tracy Rosenberg
Pacifica should make every effort to remain independent and not be eager to throw up its member-purchased assets for grabs, at the discretion of the federal government and a creditors committee headed by an aggressive capitalist real estate speculator and billionaire. That’s a bad place to be. It would make Lew Hill cringe....
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:24AM
text Real estate mogul Tony Malkin wants KPFA and Pacifica Foundation properties by Lynda Carson
Reportedly, Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., may take control of KPFA Radio - 94.1 FM, and the entities controlled by the Pacifica Foundation as soon as January 8, or January 12!...
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:49AM
text KPFA radio at risk due to $1.8 million judgment against Pacifica Foundation by Lynda Carson
On the 6:00PM KPFA evening news on December 28, 2017, it has been reported that the Pacifica Foundation board members were deadlocked on a vote this evening to go into foreclosure, or file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, due to over $2 million owed to ESRT because of the unpaid use of the antenna (unpaid tower rent) at the Empire State Building, in New York City!...
Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:24PM
text BCR, Identity Europa rallying tonight at Sproul Plaza by Anon.
Berkeley College Republicans and Identity Europa are holding a rally 6:30PM tonight at UC Berkeley campus, using Kate Steinle's death as a prop to push their agenda....
Posted: Thu Dec 7, 2017 11:46AM
text Steven Kalmbach of HomeAid Northern California threatens to evict tenants by Lynda Carson
According to the 2015, 990 tax filing, for HomeAid Northern California of Walnut Creek, a.k.a. Shelter Providers of Northern California, the mission of HomeAid Northern California is to build or renovate shelters for the temporarily homeless men, women and children of the greater Bay Area....
Posted: Tue Dec 5, 2017 7:02PM
text IYSSE mounts campaign against UC Berkeley police censorship by Evan Blake (WSWS repost)
In response to claims that new policies at UC Berkeley have made "free speech available to only those that the police deem safe or those wealthy enough to pay for it,” the university said it would modify its policy to make it less onerous. The fundamental thrust of the policy remains unchanged, however. Student groups can still be required to pay the police if they wish to hold a meeting....
Posted: Fri Dec 1, 2017 10:53PM