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Shock therapy for Wall Street: JPMorgan suspends 56,000 foreclosures; GMAC and...

The original owner of the home is sitting in the catbird seat and doesn’t know it. Millions of people who THINK they have lost their homes still own them. If we the people pick up the tab for more Wall Street bankruptcies, we should insist on owning the banks.

Taking back homes from the banks: Exercising the human right to...

Foreclosures are soaring. Some housing experts say 4 million foreclosures are possible in 2010. To fight back, organizations across the U.S. are engaging in “housing liberation” and “housing defense” to exercise their human rights to housing. Here are a few examples.

Time for a U.S. revolution: 15 reasons

It is time for a revolution. Government does not work for regular people. It appears to work quite well for big corporations, banks, insurance companies, military contractors, lobbyists, and for the rich and powerful. But it does not work for people.

This bailout’s for Lennar

At the close of 2008 and throughout 2009, Americans watched our federal government reward the reckless multinational financial sector with trillions of dollars for causing the worst hardship since the Great Depression. San Franciscans and Californians joined in the agony but few understood that both San Francisco and California have come up with their own bailout for one of the major players in the meltdown, the South Florida based Lennar Corp.

Foreclosed and evicted in West Oakland

At 8 a.m. July 20, 10 sheriff’s deputies arrived at Tasha and James Alberti's West Oakland home after they had left for work, forced their children and grandchildren out and left them on the sidewalk. The grassroots movement to stop unfair foreclosure evictions is heating up. ACORN is helping the Albertis reclaim their home from B of A. Just Cause Oakland invites the community to a press conference at Karen Mims' home of 42 years at 9401 Cherry St., East Oakland, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 12 noon, to announce a temporary stay of her eviction.

The California Foreclosure Prevention Fraud of 2009

The California Legislature is now actively collaborating in the bankers’ coup d’état led by Government Sachs. Here are the details:

Chicago workers: ‘Don’t let it die!’

"This is the start of something," urges Republic Windows worker Raul Flores. "Don't let it die. Learn something from it."

Victory at Republic Windows & Doors

After six days occupying the plant, workers at Republic Window & Doors in Chicago voted to accept a settlement late last night.

Four San Francisco labor activists arrested at BofA in support of...

A sit-in and protest was held in San Francisco on Dec. 9 as an act of solidarity with workers who have been sitting in since Dec. 5 at the Republic Windows and Doors factory in Chicago. Four people were arrested at a downtown San Francisco office of Bank of America.

Chicago workers occupy their factory

A factory occupation in Chicago that began as a show of defiance by 250 workers has been transformed into a focus of international labor solidarity. Suddenly, something usually relegated to dusty labor history books about the 1930s is a reality.

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Evidence by the District Attorney’s Office is looking very weak ahead...

It is the opinion of this writer and sources within the legal community that the charges by the D.A. against Epps should be dropped or the case should be dismissed based on the very weak evidence that the prosecution is presenting. If the case does go to trial, the likelihood of an acquittal or mistrial seems extremely high.

Speak Creole!

The genocide against Black youths in Brazil is denounced, but we need more and more methods of international expression – on what is, in the best description by Professor Achille Mbembe, “Necropolitics.”

In Praise of Blood: Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front

In Judi Rever’s book “In Praise of Blood: Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front,” she tells of joining groups of Congolese volunteers with the U.N., Médecins Sans Frontières and the Red Cross, who “were there, day in and day out, to provide the means of life to people on the edge of death.”
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Giving for greatness

“Greatness is born out of the grind. Embrace the grind,” said Robert F. Smith, the billionaire technology investor, in his speech to the 2019 graduating class at Morehouse University on May 20, 2019, announcing he is paying off the student loans of 396 Morehouse graduates.

Master Photographer David Johnson returns to his roots

Johnson is an important chronicler of African American life in San Francisco during the mid-20th century.