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Lennar builds shoddy homes

“We have been living the Lennar nightmare for seven years. We are original owners with perpetual water intrusion. I am trying to organize my neighbors (168 defective homes) and share information in hopes that together we can make a difference ... We are absolutely devastated. I am writing from Novato, California.” — Tamara

Alternative community under fire: Wood Street Collective is being threatened with eviction

People are being kicked out of the last place they could park or build shelters. The City of Oakland has not provided alternative places to be and the planned “safe parking lot” is months from completion.

Prisoner advocates across the country call on DOJ nominee Kristen Clarke to address urgent...

Feb. 1, National Freedom Day, commemorates both the passage of the 13th Amendment and the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which declares that “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,” including incarcerated human beings.

Black Alliance for Peace stands in revolutionary solidarity with the people of Bolivia

With the forced resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales and the physical assaults against leaders of the Movement for Socialism, the progress made by indigenous and working-class people of Bolivia is under serious assault.

California repeals discriminatory loitering for prostitution law

Working towards full decriminalization of sex work in the ongoing war against women, US PROS and others salute recent progress.

Rwanda exports 2,163 kg of gold, UAE imports 12,539 kg of it

The final 2019 UN Group of Experts Report on the Democratic Republic of the Congo confirms that Congo’s eastern neighbor Rwanda remains a haven for smuggling Congolese minerals.

Pachamama and the Pope

The American TFP describes its three values – tradition, family and property – as a protective wall against socialism and called the Amazon “a huge ‘green slum’ divided into tribal ghettos.”

We must collectively champion the restorative justice policies of Chesa Boudin

The election of Chesa Boudin serves as a paradigm shift in what we have become accustomed to as criminal justice in Amerika. He is intimately familiar with the deleterious effect and collateral damage that lengthy prison sentences can have on the moral fabric of a family.

Lennar seeks license to kill

Despite Lennar’s claims that grading was completed in September in 2007, community air monitors continue to document elevations in asbestos levels.

Winners and winners: Big takeaways from new rent law benefitting landlords and tenants

Signed into law by Gov. Newsom, AB 832 updates California’s eviction moratorium rules, extends it and brings over $5 billion in federal relief to renters and landlords alike, with 15.79 percent identified as Black or African American.

City abandons 60 houseless people in Bayview RV lot: ‘Everything we own is soaking...

We have been abandoned here with no way to warm ourselves, our vehicles, or to dry out our clothing or bedding. Everything we own is soaking wet and we are dying from exposure.

The politics of health care

Affordable health care is possible by eliminating lobbyists buying votes in the process.

How Stevie Wonder helped create Martin Luther King Day

At Dr. King’s funeral, Stevie Wonder learned of John Conyers’ bill to make his birthday a national holiday. To overcome the resistance of conservative politicians, Wonder put his career on hold, led rallies from coast to coast and galvanized millions of Americans with his passion and integrity. But it took 15 years.

SFSU students speak up following threat of campus violence

Community Journalist Sierra Bourne interviewed SFSU students following a threat of armed violence on campus on the evening of Sept. 28, 2021.

Byron Allen v. Comcast case could tear down America’s oldest and strongest anti-discrimination law

“If the Supreme Court narrows this law, it would give corporations cover – allowing them to cover up racial discrimination ... A bad decision in this case could have impact on everyday businesses owned by Black people across our country.”

Those who must be shown: an environmental justice manifesto

George D. Porter dedicated his career to the International Longshoremen’s Workers Union Local 34. He died in the care of his loving family on the morning of Feb. 19, 1992. His immediate cause of death was dehydration. His final cause of death was pulmonary asbestosis.

San Francisco DA Boudin announces groundbreaking civil prosecution against ghost gun manufacturers and retailers

SF DA Chesa Boudin with Keker Van Nest & Peters, LLP and Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence puts a bite in the death-for-profit ghost gun industry.

Prioritize Black and Brown disabled students in the fight to halt OUSD school closures

OUSD school closures will further undermine the work towards racially stigmatized and marginalized injustices impacting Black and Brown disabled students.

On MLK Day, Black San Franciscans demand new measures to hold the City accountable

In regard to racism, Black San Franciscans are worse off than ever before. Only by achieving goals that improve the lives of Black San Franciscans will there be anything to celebrate regarding racial equity in San Francisco.

Turning off the gas

Barry Hermanson shares how we could stop poisoning ourselves, our children and the Planet, save lives and pay PG&E less by just turning off the gas.
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