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text Healthcare in Sonoma County by Emily Kyle
An Op-Ed letter about Healthcare in Sonoma County....
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:03PM
text Ben Carson needs to oppose the proposed $6.2 billion budget cut to HUD by Lynda Carson
According to estimates from the Affordable Housing website estimator, the Oakland Housing Authority faces a disastrous $23,273,475 in federal budget cuts due to the Trump regimes proposed budget cuts of $54 billion for FY 2018, including $6.2 billion to $6.7 billion in proposed budget cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)!...
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:40AM
text Thousands Attend SF Milestone March for Science by Science Means Knowledge
Thousands of people joined San Francisco’s April 22, 2017 Earth Day March for Science to demand Trump and Congress support public funding of all science, from climate change to medical care to science education in this milestone march, the first of its kind in memory....
Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:06PM
text Tactical Suggestions for Future Anti-Fascism Considerations by Gaia Tyvek
Successful activism can be seen in terms of non-violence, yet there can still seem to be success....
Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:06AM
text Sonoma County Rent Crisis by Kendyl Saxby
Call to action to find solutions to the Sonoma Co. rent crisis....
Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:03PM
text Poverty Returns with Misguided Policy by Franz Segbers
The state should represent the public interest and yet private or special interests are in the driver's seat. Trump's proposed 2018 budget is a sledgehammer with cuts to Meals-on-Wheels, school lunches, WIC food assistance, National Institute for Health, EPA, PBS, Legal Services Corp and more. Majority rule must be balanced by minority protection for the state to be legitimate (Lani Guinier). The state should not be an errand boy for the banks (Bill Moyers). Indifference is love's enemy....
Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:54AM
text Oakland may lose more than $23,273,476 in proposed federal budget cuts by Lynda Carson
As a result of the proposed budget cuts to HUD, the Oakland Housing Authority may lose 611 or more Section 8 vouchers (Housing Choice Vouchers), placing hundreds of elderly, disabled, chronically ill, and low-income renters at risk of homelessness. The widespread damage that will occur to Oakland’s affordable housing programs if the proposed budget cuts to HUD take effect, will place thousands of Oakland renters at risk of higher rents, and homelessness!...
Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:30PM
text Alameda landlord Don Lindsey has a restricted brokers real estate license by Lynda Carson
Don Lindsey was a founding member of Alamedans for Fair Rents, an Alameda organization of landlords fiercely opposed to rent control. Considering that Lindsey presently has a restricted brokers real estate license as a result of his alleged unlawful activities, it is not surprising that he does not want renters to have any rights!...
Posted: Thu Apr 6, 2017 6:29AM
text Rent control and just cause eviction protections to take effect in Mountain View by Lynda Carson
In his ruling against an injunction against Measure V, Judge William J. Elfving basically declared “that the moving parties (California Apartment Association & their attorneys) have not offered persuasive evidence that the landlords will suffer irreparable harm if Measure V was allowed to go into effect!...
Posted: Wed Apr 5, 2017 7:27PM
text Private Enterprise Committed to Social Interests by Joachim Beerhorst
Social needs like energy- and water supply, the waste industry, education, senior pensions and health care can be solved better publically than privately. While economic democracy is not a mass theme, people are activated when they feel they are gaining influence on their own affairs through expanded joint determination - in the existential questions of work and the economy....
Posted: Wed Apr 5, 2017 4:32AM
text After 40 deaths in 2 recent fires Oakland Mayor expands Fire Prevention Bureau by Lynda Carson
After the inspection reports of the Oakland Fire Prevention Bureau that were made public exposed some of the major code violations at 2551 San Pablo, Mayor Libby Schaaf decided that it was time to double the size of the Fire Prevention Bureau!...
Posted: Mon Apr 3, 2017 3:57AM
text Corrupt Oakland City Council rewards slumlord Keith Kim after four died in fire by Lynda Carson
Public records reveal that Keith Kim made a $700 campaign contribution to Noel Gallo, who voted on the shady land deal last Tuesday to further enrich slumlord Keith Kim!...
Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:21PM
text Four people died at Oakland housing deathtrap run by nonprofit organizations by Lynda Carson
Allegedly over 100 others plus some squatters in the building were desperately displaced from their transitional housing, that reportedly involved three nonprofit organizations!...
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:18PM
text As Trump’s EPA abandons protections, Farmworker communities call on California to ban brain-harming chlorpyrifos by via Safe Ag Safe Schools
Concerned residents hold Cesar Chavez Day events across the state...
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:00PM
text Oakland’s affordable housing threatened by Trump’s proposed $6.2 billion budget cut to HUD by Lynda Carson
Two wealthy high ranking Trustees of the right-wing fascist Heritage Foundation demanding budget cuts to HUD and other non-defense federal programs reside in the Bay Area, including Jerry Hume (George H. Hume) of San Francisco, and Nersi Nazari of Atherton!...
Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:08AM
text House Rejects Puerto Rico Healthcare Amendment by Greg Williams
The House Rules Committee rejected an amendment that would‎ allocate Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico at an equal level to US states.‎...
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:59AM
text Revised: HUD Tenant Leaders Demand Congress Reject Trump’s “Death Budget” by Posted By Lynda Carson
“Trump’s budget will push millions of people from their homes; starve seniors, children and families; and deny health care to 24 million people,” said Ed Lucas, of Chicago, President of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants (NAHT). “People will die if these proposals see the light of day. Congress should declare Trump’s “Death Budget” dead on arrival!”...
Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:19PM
text Scientific Panel Criticizes EPA Assessment of Glyphosate by Center for Biological Diversity
Criticism of Pesticide Program Comes on Heels of Breaking Scandal Over Its Cozy Relationship With Monsanto...
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:43PM
text California regulators weaken proposed rules for pesticide use near schools by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Comprehensive restrictions and school right-to-know are ignored in new draft of pesticide rules...
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:54PM
text HUD Secretary Ben Carson supports $6.2 billion in budget cuts to HUD by Lynda Carson
HUD Secretary Ben Carson, who recently bought a fancy $1.3 million home near D.C., in Vienna, Virginia, where he resides with his wife Candy, was A.W.O.L., and nowhere to be found by the media yesterday when it came time for him to step up to the plate on behalf of the poor, elderly and disabled, to oppose the proposed $6.2 billion in budget cuts that will harm hundreds of thousands of HUD’s subsidized households!...
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:52AM