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textTrump’s Mass Negligent Homicide Doesn’t Let Democratic Leaders Off the Hook by Norman Solomon
Failures of leadership in a time of coronavirus...
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:22PM
textSan Francisco Dept of Public Health Site Offers Help to Everyone by Solidarity Around the World
San Francisco now has 178 Coronavirus cases and for the first time today, 1 death. See the Department of Public Health website at The same website has all kinds of helpful tips good for everyone, no matter where you live, translated into Chinese, Filipino, Spanish, Arabic and Vietnamese....
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:13AM
textAlameda County Sheriff's Office Makes Surprise $85 Million Request for Santa Rita Jail by APTP
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will vote today to allocate an additional $85 million toward staff for Santa Rita Jail....
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:19PM
textFrench Site Helps Decide About Seeking Health Care by Leon Kunstenaar
French government health site provides simple, direct questionnaire to help health care provider quickly decide if you need medical attention. Here is an English translation....
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:46PM
textPower in a Time of Coronavirus by Norman Solomon
Fighting against intentional neglect and greedy stupidity...
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:00PM
textShutdown of Post Office Encampment After Denial of Portapotties & Wash Stations There by Robert Norse
Chief Mills and a dozen or more cops, rangers, and camp trashers moved on to evict and fence out the homeless tent-shelter-in-place encampment along Water St. near the Post Office. This "out of sight/out of town" policy, while claiming a public health rationale rings false given the lack of protected indoor shelter being offered in spite of the funding available....
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:57PM
textWhat the Coronavirus Emergency Has to Do with Biden vs. Sanders by Norman Solomon
Tepid adjustments vs. truly transformational agendas...
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:48AM
textAmid coronavirus threat Social Security closes all local Social Security offices by Lynda Carson
In essence, now that the SSA offices have been shut down locally, and across the nation, and people cannot reach anyone at the tele-service centers because they have not been expanded, it places tens of thousands of HUD’s subsidized housing tenants at risk when they are not able to obtain documents that are needed to verify their income when it’s time to renew their housing contracts!...
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:51PM
textTokyo Olympics / coronavirus . Please write your comment on the administration of Japan . by munk
Is the number of people infected with coronavirus manipulated by the Japanese government? The number of tests is overwhelmingly small. I don't know the exact number of people infected. There is no doubt that this is related to the economic effects of the Tokyo Olympics....
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:11PM
textShelter-in-place orders are a prelude to Martial Law by Lynda Carson
I was in the Philippines during 1972 while Martial Law existed under the Marcos administration. There were soldiers/armed forces on the streets and anyone caught on the streets after midnight was subject to arrest or being shot. At times it was very frightening!...
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:43PM
textUtility cutoff’s restricted for PG&E, AT&T, Comcast, San Jose Water Company, & others by Lynda Carson
This means that if people get behind on their utility bills or water bills because of a lack of income due to the disastrous financial effects of the coronavirus in their communities, that utility cutoff’s are restricted for such companies as PG&E, AT&T, Comcast, Metro PCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, San Jose Water Company, and other companies!...
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:58PM
textDon't Panic. Solidarity. Read by Timo Feldhaus and Stephan Kaufmann
Some experts are sure that the only thing that will stop the virus permanently is for everyone to stay at home for a few weeks. Model China... The drastic quarantine has obviously worked, if you believe the Chinese government, the number of infected people is decreasing... The global economy has grown and is richer than ever....
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:51AM
textOnly 20% of American Workers Covered by Pelosi's Sick Leave Bill by Millionaire Pelosi Serves the Rich
The House of Representatives, under the direction of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, cobbled together a bill this week calling on employers to provide paid sick leave to their workers. See However, the 54% of American workers who work for companies with more than 500 employees, such as Amazon, McDonald’s, etc. are not covered. Small companies with less than 50 employees can obtain emergency exemptions. That leaves only 20% covered by this bill....
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:27PM
textSanta Cruz City Council Committee Advances Surveillance Oversight Ordinance by ACLU of Northern California
SANTA CRUZ, March 12, 2020 – On Wednesday, the Santa Cruz Public Safety Committee voted to approve a Surveillance Technology Ordinance that would prevent the government from using any surveillance technology without public debate, clear use policies, and mechanisms of oversight and accountability. The law also prohibits government use of facial recognition, and in what would be a national first, bans government use of predictive policing technology as well....
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:39PM
textPostponement of Signature Gathering for Voter Right to Decide on Downtown Parking Garage by Campaign for Sustainable Transportation
[March 13, 2020] To help reduce the serious risk of COVID-19 spreading in our community, the Campaign for Sustainable Transportation is postponing petition signature gathering to place on the ballot Santa Cruz city voters’ right to decide on future construction of a parking garage downtown. CFST wants our community to thrive, and there is no more fundamental basis for the common good than public health. Each of us individually and all of us collectively must work to create a sustainable commu...
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:31PM
text‘In a Dark Time, the Eye Begins to See’ by Norman Solomon
Hatchet jobs and hacks can't stop progressive movements...
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:21PM
textSuper Tuesday and Standing up to Racists by Conrad Schuhler and Judith Duesberg
Sanders said you can't beat Trump with yesterday's recipes and figures. That would be Biden's strategy to evoke the nostalgia of the Obama years. It would work for a lot of black people and some of the "urban" upper class. In fact, however, these forces, then personified in Hillary Clinton, have already lost at the first showdown with Trump....
Posted: Mon Mar 9, 2020 4:22AM
textOakland to become dumping ground for coronavirus infected Grand Princess cruise ship by Lynda Carson
Reportedly, there are 21 people, including 19 crew members aboard the cruise ship that have tested positive for the coronavirus, with many others aboard that have not yet been tested. The ship will dock at a terminal in the Outer Harbor in Oakland on Sunday afternoon. The coronavirus infected cruise ship includes around 3,500 passengers according to reports....
Posted: Sat Mar 7, 2020 11:32PM
textElizabeth Warren: Which Side Are You On? by Norman Solomon
We'll soon find out...
Posted: Thu Mar 5, 2020 11:05AM
textCensus 2020 Disability, Diversity & Inclusion Counts on BCM by Diverse Disability Media
Do you have questions about why the Census matters? Privacy concerns? Or questions about how the 2020 Census will be accessible for people with disabilities? Berkeley Community Media (BCM) has got answers. BCM will be airing #DisabilityCounts2020 public service announcements (PSA’s) about the census this month in March 2020....
Posted: Thu Mar 5, 2020 10:30AM