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text Oakland City Funding for Eviction Defense Support Expiring on June 30, 2017 by Posted By Lynda Carson
The situation is indeed dire. All funding from the City of Oakland for eviction defense work will end as of June 30, 2017, given the continuing ambiguity about CDBG funding that we’ve been told constrains the city’s ability to execute new contracts. In other words, the City of Oakland currently is not committed to fund eviction defense work once the 2016/2017 contracts expire....
Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:15PM
text Video: Science in the New Dark Age, 28 min by Dr. Martin Donohoe
Our guest is Dr. Martin Donohoe, adviser to Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and author of "Public Health and Social Justice". The topic is "Science in the New Dark Age". What is the New Dark Age? What is science? How has science been attacked in the past? How has Pres. Trump attached science and with what consequences? What is the role of corporate lobbyists and the media in this present attack?...
Posted: Thu Jun 8, 2017 12:08PM
text California’s Attorney General Asks EPA to Ban Brain-Harming Pesticide by Safe Ag Safe Schools/Lucia Calderon
California Attorney General (AG) Xavier Becerra joined six other states in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow through on a proposed ban for the brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos, in a legal filing made public today. Farmworker families and people living in agricultural communities urge state officials to follow the AG’s call for federal action with immediate steps to protect farmworkers and communities from contaminated air and water caused by continued use of ...
Posted: Wed Jun 7, 2017 10:43AM
text Call SF Supes to House Homeless & Stop Bus Fare & Fine Increases by Phone time
The 6/1/17 Street Sheet distributed by the homeless has issued the urgent call to house the homeless, both in 24 hour full service shelters where needed the most, such as the Bayview, and for permanent housing for the homeless. They also provide an excellent analysis of the devastating impact on the workingclass, especially African-Americans, of annual bus fare and bus fine increases, with another bus fare increase due July 1, 2017, and the fine for not paying will increase to $120 for a $2....
Posted: Sun Jun 4, 2017 6:11PM
text Close down the casino economy! by attac.org
"Disarm the markets!" When Attac was founded in 1998, this slogan was formulated against the backdrop of the financial crash in East Asia... What is needed are real changes towards another paradigm, where finance is forced to contribute to social justice, economic stability and sustainable development. We cannot allow a return to the status quo in the years to come. The crisis has systemic roots, and hence the structure of the system, in general, is at stake....
Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 9:42PM
text Nonprofit housing developer jacks up rent as Trump proposes $6.2 billion in cuts to HUD by Lynda Carson
So-called nonprofit affordable housing developers see the writing on the wall and are jacking up the rents on the poor, elderly, and disabled renters in their projects as fast as they can, before the budget cuts take effect!...
Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 6:15AM
text GOP Healthcare Bill in Senate: Act Now by asiangreennews.com
The American Health Care Act of 2017 is a hoax designed to gut the Affordable Care Act of 2010 in exchange for higher premiums, less access, more taxes, and benefit big healthcare industry players....
Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 1:48PM
text Neoliberal Austerity Leads to Deeper Crisis by Atila Kilic
A high state share in the economy, developed social states and readiness to intervene actively and anti-cyclically prevent falling into a depression. Trump's demonizing regulation, Medicaid, public schools, Head Start, Meals on Wheels, WIC food assistance, PBS, National Institute for Health, taxation and democracy must be resisted. Public policy is different than a wrecking ball or sledgehammer as democracy is different than following autocratic orders....
Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 6:18AM
text Santa Cruz NAMI to Host Deceitful D.J. Jaffe by Sylvia
NAMI invites D.J. Jaffe to tout anosognosia, part of his Insane Consequences book tour....
Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:18AM
text Rob Bonta bill AB 423 fails in legislature to preserve Oakland SRO hotels by Lynda Carson
Until the Ellis Act is amended to protect Oakland SROs, there is little the city can do to protect renters in SROs from greedy landlords being supported by the California Apartment Association, and their BIG MONEY corrupting influence to pay off politicians to vote against renter protections!...
Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 9:00AM
text Healthcare in Sonoma County: Uninsured Continues by Emily Kyle, Irma Saucedo, Yoseline Bean
Investigative Research on Healthcare in Sonoma County, specifically the uninsured....
Posted: Sun May 7, 2017 8:11PM
text California Apartment Association suspends legal challenges against Richmond rent control by Lynda Carson
Among the filthy rich billionaires who gave money to the CAA, but lost in the battle against rent control in Richmond and Mountain View includes Berkshire Hathaway Home Services owned by Warren Buffet, Equity Residential owned by Sam Zell, and Prometheus Real Estate Group owned by Jackie Diller Salfier and the Diller family....
Posted: Sat May 6, 2017 9:56PM
text On the Housing Crisis in Sonoma County by Iyla Knight
Students have no choice but to drop out due to lack of being able to make ends meet....
Posted: Sat May 6, 2017 2:33PM
text From 9/11 Inside Job to Repeal of AHA: US Gov't Murders Americans by Never Forgive, Never Forget
From the 9/11 Inside Job, the American Reichstag Fire of 9/11/01, to all the bombings and massacres since then, all inside jobs, to the promotion of the death penalty and the prison punishment system, to the massive police state terrorizing the workingclass, to destruction of our school system, lack of affordable housing, lack of a decent minimum wage, and the latest attack on a slight improvement in the medical system, with the Repeal of the Affordable Healthcare Act, it is the US government...
Posted: Thu May 4, 2017 9:43PM
text Response to: “It Isn’t Complicated: People Need a Place to Live” by Nathalie Marquez
This is a letter to the editor for The Press Democrat commenting on how I felt about an article that was written....
Posted: Wed May 3, 2017 11:09AM
text Sonoma County Affordable Housing Crisis by Emilia Sides
Affordable housing crisis is forcing residents out of Sonoma County....
Posted: Wed May 3, 2017 9:40AM
text Trump regime nominates Pamela Hughes Patenaude to be Deputy Secretary of HUD by Lynda Carson
As much as the nomination of Pamela Hughes Patenaude is being gloriously praised by the housing industry, a deep look into some of her alleged past activities involving Richard Mallory and the San Francisco Housing Authority raises some concerns, as well as her out-right enthusiastic financial support of the right-wing fascist Republican Party!...
Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:46PM
text Younger workers are being locked out of the Sonoma County housing market by Kristina Jaco
This article is on the housing crisis that is happening in Sonoma County and how it is affecting the younger generation....
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:59PM
text Unaffordable Health Care in Sonoma County by Irma Saucedo
In Sonoma County there have been many issues, and looking at more information of it, my research team and I found many issues that people go through....
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:30PM
text Affordable Housing in Sonoma County by Tess Von Arx
More affordable housing in Sonoma County and assistance would help community members do better....
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:01PM