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My letter to JJJ on JJJ (tags)
I wrote this as part of the #PricedOut campaign that's being run as part of a larger push to get JJJ passed. I am leaning toward supporting JJJ, but have these criticisms about the law.
Neglect of Public Housing (tags)
Crisis and chance are represented by the same Chinese letter. Big US and German cities have sold off public housing to gain revenue. The Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit program has financed 2-3 million units. The state is obligated to protect from the brutal market.
Unconstitutional Solitary Confinement in America (tags)
Dysfunctional Ukrainian Military (tags)
To Feb 25 CA Hearing -Amnesty Intl: Proposed reforms will not alleviate the inhumanity... (tags)
Amnesty International has released a statement a few days before the California State Assembly Public Safety Committee hearing scheduled for 25 February. The hearing will review the reforms proposed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) for the Security Housing Units (SHUs) and hear testimony from prison advocates, lawyers and family members.
New anti-solitary confinement petition to CA Gov. Brown (tags)
Please sign the petition to California Governor Jerry Brown: Stop the abuse of solitary confinement in CA prisons!
Eric Garcetti Allows Destruction of 40 Protected Trees (tags)
Over the strong objection of constituents, Eric Garcetti (district 13) approved a rezoning of land, part of a wildlife corridor in Echo Park-Elysian Park, from three to 15 houses and gave developers special permission to cut down 40 protected trees. Garcetti's environmental legacy also includes siding with developer Ralph Horowitz and Councilwoman Jan Perry regarding the South Central Farm. Twenty years ago, another pro-development Councilmember, Michael Woo, ran for Mayor--as Garcetti is now doing--but was opposed by a formidable group called Citizens for Anyone but Woo. Hopefully 2012/2013 will see Anyone but Garcetti.
ACTION ALERT: Transfer Mumia Abu-Jamal to General Population! (tags)
Last month, following the Philadelphia DA's decision to not hold a new sentencing hearing, Mumia Abu-Jamal was transferred to SCI Mahanoy, in Frackville, PA, where he as since been held in "Administrative Custody." His present conditions are actually worse than they were on death row at SCI Greene. Please join us in our call for Mumia to be immediately transferred into general population.
Visit Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon at his new home (tags)
So Mayor Phil Gordon now lives at the Chateau on Central, which is just north of McDowell Road on Central Avenue.
NDF-GPH CEASEFIRE ENDS, NDF COMMENDS NPA DISCIPLINE (tags)
The Pesante Buletin based in Los Angeles reported today that the NDFP in Mindanao salutes and congratulates all commands and units of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Mindanao and the rest of the country for its display of a high sense of political maturity, responsibility and military discipline during the mutually-declared seven-day ceasefire between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Philippines (GPH). Jorge Madlos, NDF-Mindanao spokesperson commended the NPA units in Southern Mindanao, in an act of goodwill and for humanitarian reasons, have released three prisoners-of-war (POWs) on separate occasions during the same period, further creating a more favourable atmosphere and bolster confidence for the peace negotiations and the entire peace process.
Start Paddling or Get Outta Our Canoe (tags)
Homelessness in not the problem, it is the symptom of a warped societal structure. Land-grabbers took title of the land, and the people have to buy/rent from them. Land is not made available for dwelling untill 100s of dollars can be squized out of each square-foot.
Growing Homelessness in America (tags)
Washington's indifference to a growing problem
Landlord Crybabies Forced To Ellis Because Landlording Became So Unpleasant (tags)
If being a landlord is so unpleasant, why don't you just sell your building without evicting the tenants?
City Council to Look At Weak Moratorium to Prevent Rent Increase (tags)
It's good something was decided, but the moratorium will not cover much LA rental housing.
Nonprofit developers interested in Berkeley's public housing, minus the poor (tags)
Berkeley's mostly African-American public housing residents are not wanted by local nonprofit housing developers that are interested in the proposal to sell Berkeley's 75 public housing units!
More Army troops deployed to W. Visayas to crush Reds (tags)
PESANTE NEWS learned today from media sources from Cebu City that the Army has deployed more troops in Western Visayas, just months before the June 2010 deadline set by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to strategically defeat the communist-led insurgency. The Army's 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) based in Jamindan town, Capiz on Monday formally deployed 190 soldiers to units on the islands of Negros, Panay and parts of Mindanao, 3ID public information officer 1st Lt. Mark Andrew Posadas said in a statement.
THE RACIST GENTRIFICATION OF OUR CITIES (tags)
“Why don’t we just get nooses for everyone of those lowlifes and hang them from a tree? They’re used to that kind of treatment anyway!” read the message on an email sent to upscale co-op residents of a redevelopment project smack right in the middle of a Harlem neighborhood last October. The anonymous post which originated from one of the units within the co-op added: “I hope you all agree that the best thing that has happened to Harlem is gentrification. Let’s get rid of these ‘people’ and improve the neighborhood once and for all.”
Updated: Oakland's master plan to displce the poor (tags)
Oakland's master plan to displace the poor is fully in effect! This is the Updated article including the July 20, 2009, statement from attorney Steve Perelson, one of the attorneys representing the tenants at Oakland's historic California Hotel!
Video: Free Gaza Protest (tags)
LOS ANGELES, January 10, 2009 – An estimated 2,000 plus people marched through Westwood to protest the continuing Israeli invasion of Gaza. Marchers were lead by organizers working with police on a pre arranged march route. Any deviation from the set march route was not allowed. Police and organizers kept a tight lock on the marchers and lead them around in a circle through Westwood village. Much like the siege of Gaza itself police and the organizers deployed outrageously disproportional show of forces.
Fraud in the HUD affordable housing program (tags)
Tenants are being paid $3,000 to $5,000 to move out of a newly built HUD, tax credit building
Boyle Heights Residents Come out to oppose move (tags)
Over 600 families, residents of the Wyvernwood Community in Boyle Heights, will gather today to voice their opposition to plans to demolish all 1178 units in the historic development and replace them with 4,400, primarily luxury units.
U.S. Military Being Sent to the Border with Mexico (tags)
They are being staged and immediately available as emergency "on call" units for use against terrorist threats on the nation's border and local disasters, said Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., commander of United States Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Commander
Sison belie AFP’s decimation claim, say numbers actually growing (tags)
NDF consultant Prof. jose maria Sison refuted the military’s claim that the rebel group is weakening as its membership is being decimated due to the continuous offensive operations against it by government forces and the string of rebel surrenderees, saying its numbers are even growing nationwide. In a statement sent to the media, CPP founding chairman Jose Ma. Sison said the CPP’s armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), is now working the expansion of guerrillas that will cover all 173 congressional districts in the country
Local: Habitat for Humanity Partners With OHA To Displace Oakland's Poor (tags)
Locals Struggle To Save 75 Families From Being Evicted From Their Public Housing Complex!
Market Efficiency Hokum (tags)
Debunking the myth that free markets work best.
190 000 weapons missing in Iraq (tags)
Since 2004 the military "has not consistently collected supporting records confirming the dates the equipment was received, the quantities of equipment delivered, or the Iraqi units receiving the items", the report said.
Dignity for Women Prisoners May 12 in LA (tags)
May 12 in LA the Dignity for Women Prisoners Campaign will hold a community forum to kick off our campaign to have male guards relieved of assignment in women's housing units in CA prisons.
Hope VI Project Double-Crosses Oakland Renters (tags)
Massive Gentrification Projects To Displace The Poor Are Taking Place In Oakland, California!
The Importance of Civil Disobedience in Post-Katrina New Orleans (tags)
Citizens of New Orleans are taking it upon themselves to enforce the right of return with everyday acts of civil disobedience. Public housing residents in particular are fighting back. HUD is attempting to shutter all of public housing in New Orleans, but residents have forced the reopening of Iberville Housing Development, and have attempted reoccupation of two other developments.
Oakland Housing Authority Tenants Exonerated (tags)
Former Oakland Housing Authority Clerk Declares That Families Facing Eviction At Lockwood Gardens Are Innocent!
Mass Evictions From Oakland's Public Housing (tags)
Fraud And Corruption At The Oakland Housing Authority Results In Mass Evictions!
Police "get the message" (tags)
Police "get the message" via audio spotlight technology
The "El Salvador Option" (tags)
The US administration recognizes that its troops face a resistance firmly anchored in the population. As a result, it relies on a hidden dirty war..The model for contemporary Iraq is not Vietnam but El Salvador where 70,000 were killed in the 12-year war.
White House Reporter: More Whispers of Looming Martial Law (tags)
A White House press corps member gives a chilling view from inside the oval office. See the July 31 entry for details on martial law preparations and internment camps.
Bush plan for Iraq is years of civil war (tags)
President Bush's speech of May 24, 2004 proclaimed that his solution to the Iraq problem will be to instigate a perpetual civil war. The US will train Iraqis to kill other Iraqis.
Inbedded Journalists Quiting Rolls (tags)
But the US military is not happy with this development. "We would really rather they did not do this," said Major Tim Blair, the US army officer in charge of the embed programme, citing safety concerns.
Russian Intellegence Re Invasion; 1 April (tags)
You might want to bookmark this site: I think it provides excellent coverage of the (not "war", but) US/UK INVASION.
War Crimes - US marines murdering busloads of unarmed Iraqis (tags)
"Cannon and machine-gun fire had peppered the bus with holes, killing most of the passengers in their seats. The grisly remains were evidence of the ruthlessness with which lead Marine units are clearing the road north of the central city of Nassiriyah to make way for a huge military convoy."
Latest Russian Intellegence Re Invasion: Wednesday 26 Mar 2003 (tags)
This website is supposed to be from Russian Intelligence. If true, at this moment, 500 troops are now out of contact: "So far it was not possible to establish how many of these troops are dead, captured or have successfully reached other units."
Latest Russian Intelligence report (tags)
The following is the English translation of the IRAQWAR.RU report based on the Russian military intelligence reports.
THE IRAQ WAR - MARCH 24, 2003 SUMMARY. (tags)
Summary of events, IRAQ War, March 24, 2003.
We can rid oil dependency tomorrow (tags)
Why isn't there more attention to this story. Vegetable oil and french fry grease has been used in Europe for 20 years, but still isn't mass produced.
Long Beach Cop Watch - GET INVOLVED! (tags)
Community Defense Program , Meetings every WEDS! (tags)
Meetings every Weds @ 7pm, located at Long Beach REACH Center, 684 Redondo, Long Beach, CA 90814 - ALL WELCOME!
Long Beach Community Defense Program meetings every Weds @ 7PM! (tags)
Meetings every weds @ LB Reach Center, 684 Redondo, Long Beach, CA @ 7PM
Help Establish a COMMUNITY DEFENSE PROGRAM! (tags)
Please come to general planning meeting, Weds, NOV 20th, 7pm @ LB REACH Center (aka Infoshoppe) located at 684 Redondo, Long Beach, CA 90814. ALL WELCOME!
Fight Police Terror, Nov 20 (tags)
Help us stop POLICE TERROR! R.A.C.U.N Community Defense Program (tags)
As US intervention grows: Colombian army lays siege to Medellín neighborhood (tags)
"We’re under fire from machine-guns," one distraught woman told the local media. "The bullets come out of the helicopters and fall onto our roofs. It is terrifying. This is like Vietnam."
"U.S. armed forces surrounding Iraq under veil of secrecy" (tags)
(YellowTimes.org) – As Dick Cheney tours the Middle East in search of support for an American offensive against the Iraqi regime, Yellowtimes.org has learned through multiple independent sources that the Pentagon has already begun planning and building new bases in the area.
Government education turning things up-side d (tags)
How is it possible, that with a lower education you are able to judge at Finland, than it takes to graduate from university?