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text State Investments and the Public Sector by Patrick Schreiner and Kai Eicker Wolf
The public infrastructure is something positive, even from a business perspective. It is a kind of advance concession. It increases the entrepreneurial production potential and lowers the production costs. If state investments are trifling, this will have negative long-term effects on economic development....
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:10AM
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 The First California Congressperson to Cosponsor Trump Impeachment Resolutiion by John Ota
On February 2, 2018, Barbara Lee became the first California member of Congress to cosponsor House Resolution 621, which calls for the impeachment of President Trump....
Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:40AM
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 New Law Provides Disaster Relief and Medicaid Funds for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands by Lydia C. Andrews
As the Sun rose over the Capitol, Congress voted for a bipartisan spending package to end a brief government shutdown....
Posted: Fri Feb 9, 2018 8:17AM
text Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Disaster Relief Hangs on Senate ‎Negotiations by Lydia Andrews
Senate leaders say they are close to a budget deal to avert a government shutdown....
Posted: Wed Feb 7, 2018 7:55AM
text Revival of Nazism in Europe by Antonio Schweitzer
It has been over 70 years since the end of WWII when it seemed that the Allied victory over the Third Reich marked the end of Nazism in Europe. But unfortunately, this is far from the case....
Posted: Tue Feb 6, 2018 2:39AM
text A Year of Trump and Right-wing Populism by Conrad Schuhler
In the GOP tax bill, $5 trillion is given to households with over $1 million income. Seniors, the poor, children and students are attacked. The severe cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, HUD, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, SNAP, food stamps, WIC food assistance, Pell grants, the EPA, the Department of Education, the National Institute for Health and the Legal Corporation are sadistic. Are we headed back to the 11th century when narcissism and illiteracy were accepted and not overcome?...
Posted: Mon Feb 5, 2018 4:27AM
text The Honest Government Manifesto by Eric Reeves
The Honest Government movement is launching in San Francisco. Shut down the standard practice of elected leaders selling out to elitist special interests and take back control of government. Many have tried to accomplish this before, but we have a new strategy which allows us to bypass the roadblocks of the past. We are going to fix government by going outside of government, so we don't need the approval of anyone inside government....
Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:13PM
text New Orleans City Council Rescinds Universal Human Rights Resolution Due to Backlash Over Inclusion of Palestinians by US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
WASHINGTON, DC, January 25, 2018 – Today, the New Orleans City Council rescinded a universal human rights resolution, R-18-5, under intense pressure from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans (JFGNO), simply because the resolution was introduced by a Palestine solidarity group which framed the resolution as a victory for Palestinian rights within the broader scope of human rights....
Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:56PM
text America Reacts to a Low-Point by Daniel Haufler
With Doug Jones' victory in the Alabama senate race, the end of the Trump era moved a little closer. Alabama's citizens set a sign of resistance. The left and moderates can only win together. In the GOP tax heist (NY Times), the rich and the richest will be given permanent Christmas presents while the middle class is punished with higher taxes in the long-term. 13 million Americans will lose their health care. The social contract means compromises, negotiations, concessions and counter-meas...
Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:49AM
text Only 35% Give Trump an F; Mass Turnout Needed at 1/20-21 Resistance Demonstrations by Stop Trump Terrorism
Living in the Bay Area, we tend to forget that most of the rest of the country still has some fantasy about Trump. Some actually think he will improve! Your turnout for at least 1 hour on 1/20-21 is needed to send the message that Trump Must Go! For a demo near you, see https://www.indybay.org/calendar/event_week.php?day=20&month=1&year=2018&topic_id=0&region_id=0&news_item_status_restriction=0 and https://www.indybay.org/calendar/event_week.php?day=21&month=1&ye...
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:42PM
text VIDEO: Feinstein for Secretary of State presents proportional representation plan by Michael Feinstein
Secretary of State candidate Michael Feinstein presents his proportional representation plan for the California State Legislature to the Sacramento City Council. January 10, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsPxlhdhm2A&t=2s...
Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:26AM
text Democrats Defeat Repeal of Costa-Hawkins Anti-Tenant Law by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
The California Democratic Party once again showed itself to be the same as the Republican Party with the defeat of AB 1506, the repeal of the anti-vacancy control and anti-rent control Costa Hawkins law of 1995, on January 11, 2018 in committee, voting 3 to 2 to let it die in the Assembly Housing & Community Development Committee, with 2 Democrats abstaining. It needed 4 votes to get out of committee....
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:56PM
text The Trump Election: Increasing contradictions bring bitter fruit by Christoph Hermann
The democracy crisis, the neoliberalism crisis, and the crisis of the Democratic Party led to the Trump victory. Capitalism is largely deregulated with a comparatively meager public sector except for the defense industry. The greatest unknown is the announced infrastructure investment package of billions of dollars. The legitimation crisis of neoliberalism will create news possibilities for an emancipatory left....
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:48AM
text Honor Roll of BDS Organizations Banned by Zionist Israel by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Nazi Zionist Israel has been so adversely affected by the successful Boycott Divest Sanctions movement that it is now lashing out, like a wounded, dying beast, with a list of 20 organizations banned from visiting the hellhole, US military base and settler colony called Israel. This honor roll is:...
Posted: Sun Jan 7, 2018 3:14PM
text CDC Promotes Lie of Nuclear Survival; Protest Jan 20-21, 2018 by No Nukes
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has announced that on January 16, 2018, it will have a 1 hour session on the “Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation” claiming that “Despite the fear surrounding such an event, planning and preparation can lessen deaths and illness. For instance, most people don’t realize that sheltering in place for at least 24 hours is crucial to saving lives and reducing exposure to radiation.” See https://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/archives/2018/January2018.h...
Posted: Fri Jan 5, 2018 9:32PM
text Protect Monterey County to Appeal Decision on Measure Z's Ban on Harmful Oil Industry Practices by Center for Biological Diversity
MONTEREY, Calif., December 29, 2017 — Protect Monterey County and its attorneys announced that they will appeal yesterday’s Monterey County Superior Court decision that overturns portions of Measure Z. Last year Monterey County voters passed Measure Z, an initiative that bans hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), prohibits new oil wells and phases out oil-industry wastewater injection wells....
Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:53PM
text 1/20-21/18: Response to Nazi Trump & Minions: "Never Say" Warsaw Ghetto Resistance Anthem by Anti-Fascist
With the complete destruction of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and all anti-poverty programs imminent in 2018 to pay for the Trump Tax Scam of 2017, we will all certainly be at the January 20-21, 2018 Women's Resistance Demonstrations celebrating women's right to abortion won 1/22/73 in Roe v Wade and affirming our commitment to putting an end to the capitalist profit motive that is the cause of all our grief. The anthem of the Warsaw Ghetto Resistance Uprising of April-May 1943, Neve...
Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:17AM