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Monthly Archives: April 2008

Vote Yes on Prop F to stop our beautiful city from being corrupted by...

"Gentrification is racist and therefore illegal, but no one is doing anything about it." – Kalann Johnson, 11th grade

Silenced Mamas: Prominent Family Court judge consistently rules against mothers

Sandra was extremely shocked and devastated by Judge Slabach’s order that placed her 7-year-old son’s life in danger.

Prop 98 would eliminate rent control and tenant protections

Prop 98 would terminate rent control and other tenant protections and would place homeowners at risk by allowing unscrupulous property owners to challenge existing building codes and zoning laws.

My dear father, Mumia Abu-Jamal, needs to be exonerated NOW!

HE DID NOT DO THIS CRIME. ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY! FREE MUMIA NOW!

It is our collective duty to make freedom a reality

“When you have a trigger happy president, a trigger happy vice president, a trigger happy office of homeland security, you are bound to have an increase of trigger happy police and many of our young people are bound to end up dead or imprisoned.“

Statement on the Sean Bell verdict

Police officers seem to know that they can kill certain people with impunity.

Rally to stop polluting power plants

Monday, May 5, our Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) will outrageously seek permission to build a polluting natural gas power plant in San Francisco within the next year.

Prop 98 would eliminate rent control and tenant protections

If passed by the voters, Prop 98 would terminate rent control and other tenant protections and would place homeowners at risk by allowing unscrupulous property owners to challenge existing building codes and zoning laws.

Ruth Garland Dewson receives ‘Power of One’ award

“Ruth Dewson is a doer, a change maker, a one-woman show and a force of nature.”

Espanola Jackson wins National Fair Housing Award

“A relentless champion for the people, Ms. Jackson is best known for leading struggles for affordable housing in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point.”

Let’s talk dollars and sense

Now it is time to learn a little something about “stacking,” “flipping” and “buying assets.”

Support and defend the MOVE 9!

A rally to mark the anniversary of the brutal 1985 bombing of the MOVE Organization will be held Saturday, May 10, 12-3 p.m., at 11th and Market in Philadelphia.

Cindy Sheehan declares solidarity with longshoremen’s May Day anti-war port shutdown

The longshoremen of the West Coast are demonstrating that it is possible to oppose the war-mongering corporate politicians and prevent them from dividing and conquering the movements of the workers and peoples.

Food Wars

The logic of the market leads to mass starvation.

Did CDC conceal toxic dust threat in Hunters Point as it did in Ohio?

Short term exposures to particles can, within hours or days, aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute bronchitis and increase susceptibility to respiratory infections.

‘Black art’ draws new collectors, better prices

“More confrontational works tended to be ignored,” Azzi said. “But now institutions and collectors are a bit more comfortable looking back and taking note.”

Freedom West co-op shareholders fight HUD, Redevelopment displacement tactics

As the struggle to defend Black-owned land in San Francisco has hit a fevered pitch in Bayview Hunters Point through the work of resident activists, popular support for Proposition F – the “Truly Affordable Housing Initiative” – and the Stop Lennar Action Movement, shareholding residents of Freedom West Homes are bracing for a similar fight in one of the last vestiges of affordable housing in the Fillmore/Western Addition. This article honors their requests for anonymity.

‘Banished’: How West Oakland and Hunters Point are fighting that fate

He stressed the need for people to buy property collectively and develop plans that would work as safety nets when people can’t afford to pay their mortgages.

32 Cali groups ask Federal Reserve to do more to prevent foreclosures

As the foreclosure crisis worsens, the Federal Reserve Board (the Fed) is proposing rules to restrict abusive mortgage lending practices. While this is a good step, 32 California groups assert that not enough is being done to help working families and their neighborhoods, encouraging stronger rules to protect families from being sold loans they cannot afford.