Treasure Island: The island gentrification almost forgot
San Francisco got all their ducks in a row for the great gentrification when the Navy vacated the Treasure Island base. While I live in the most expensive city in the US, well probably the most expensive in the world, I live on next to nothing on Treasure Island.
Activists across the world deliver South Carolina prisoners’ demands to United...
South Carolina’s prison system has reached a breaking point, and right now it is breaking the minds, bodies and spirits of human beings.
How the patriarchy oppresses men
“Patriarchy,” the zine stated further, “is a system of entitlement that rewards behavior that is anti-woman.”
Power concedes nothing without a demand: Community demands reinstatement of Hunters...
The Navy appears to be in violation of the regulatory requirement to “reassess community interest at least every 24 months.” It has been over a decade since Laura Duchnak signed the Navy’s Letter of Intent to Dissolve the RAB.
Welcome to USP Beaumont, where the struggle continues
Make no mistake about it, comrades, I was sent to this high security facility because I continue to speak TRUTH to power and I won’t be silenced – period.
Malik has been granted parole!
It is with great joy that I announce my parole from Texas state prisons (TDCJ)!
Fight Toxic Prisons Convergence report back
Prisons are both an economic project and a counterinsurgency program. Their neverending goal is to continue “locking people up who are trying to be free.” And a reoccurring theme and recognition of the discussion was that “we can’t destroy prisons without destroying capitalism.”
With growing national alarm over the health and environmental threat of toxic chemicals in natural gas drilling, five members of Congress are reintroducing bills to repeal the exemption of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” from the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Air district votes to fine Lennar
“How can you trust a criminal to preside over their own trial? We already know that the people who are supposed to be watching out for the health and safety of the community are paid contractors with the Lennar Corp."
‘Master Developer’ is plantation mentality
We won’t stir up toxic dust as Lennar has that measurably poisons our children. We know the Shipyard is still not fit for human habitation. We’re not stupid.
Unfair trade! Sen. Leno aims to give our clean parkland to...
Sen. Mark Leno's Senate Bill 792 would give clean parkland at Candlestick Point to Lennar and replace it with toxic land. Lennar, the "toxic dust developer," plans to build 10,000 luxury condos at the Hunters Point Shipyard. This toxic trade bill is now in the California Assembly, so calls opposing SB 792 should be made immediately to Fiona Ma, (916) 319-2012, and Tom Ammiano, (916) 319-2013.
SF Health Dept. waited six weeks to notify community of Lennar’s...
“It is ‘normal,’ he said, for a child to have nosebleeds and asthma.”
All of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard must be cleaned to...
The United States Navy has spent over $600 million trying to clean up the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Most of the money was wasted - more then $300 million by International Technologies - with little supervision by the United States Navy Base Closure Team in past years.
The sinking Titanic
Like a colossal ship navigating through the uncharted ocean of financial uncertainty, the Miami homebuilder Lennar Corp. is a “sinking Titanic.”
Proposition F: A fight for the heart and soul of San...
Lennar has used its multi-million dollar profits to buy off community groups, pay community residents as “consultants” and sell a set of wolf tickets that would have shamed even the wolf himself.
Prop G’s false promises
Newsom and his political allies are backing the Proposition G transfer of City property to a private developer in what is likely the worst public-private partnership the Newsom administration has dreamed up.
Environmental organizations and residents warn against consequences of Lennar’s ‘Prop Greed’
Despite Lennar's promises to clean up toxics at this site, environmentalists point to the text of Propsition G, which states that “the final development plan for this Project Site may be materially different from the Project."
Prop F answers SF’s top housing issue: Affordability
For over a year, Lennar polluted the Bayview with dangerous levels of asbestos particulate, churning poisonous dust clouds over community homes, schools and churches.
Lennar’s Prop G: Vision or Mirage?
Prop G is not about development – it’s about land banking for the future. Lennar will sell off its affordable housing obligations to nonprofits, then hold out to maximize its return.
Did CDC conceal toxic dust threat in Hunters Point as it...
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.