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James E. Vann, Cofounder, Oakland Tenants Union

Op-Ed: 20 Steps City Council Can Take to Stop Displacement in Oakland Now

                            By James E Vann       Oakland’s present rental and affordable housing crisis — which is particularly catastrophic for renters [...]
Dante J. James

Opinion: Department of Race and Equity Will Work to End Inequities of “Power and Privilege”

By Dante J. James     The City of Oakland created the Department of Race and Equity in 2015, reflecting the city’s recognition and acknowledgment that racial disparities exist—they are systemic—and it is time to [...]
Photo courtesy of Davey D. Cook.

Justice Department to Investigate San Francisco Police Department

By Soumya Karlamangle, The LA Times and other sources   The U.S. Department of Justice is beginning a review of the San Francisco Police Department, which recently came under fire for the shooting of Mario [...]
Speakers at the Jan. 24 Post Salon were Carroll Fife, Robert Arnold, James Vann, Steve King, Tia Hicks, Brytanee Brown. Photo by Ken Epstein.

City Should Declare Housing State of Emergency, Say Speakers at Post Salon

Speakers at January’s Post Salon examined what Oaklanders as a community can do to solve one of the largest crises facing the city: out-of-control rent increases and evictions that are driving families out of their [...]
anti-deportation

Manifestantes anti-deportación arrestados en San Francisco

El martes, 16 inmigrantes indocumentados y aliados bloquearon la calle que rodea el edificio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) en San Francisco para protestar contra las redadas del presidente Obama dirigidas a las [...]
Pelican Bay State Prison

Historic Settlement Ends CA Indefinite Solitary Confinement Men in the Short Corridor at Pelican Bay made the sacrifices and won the victory

Federal Judge Claudia Wilken this week approved the final agreement to end indefinite solitary confinement in California calling the settlement humane, innovative and fair.   Prisoners celebrated Tuesday’s settlement agreement, whose terms were agreed on [...]
Federal Judge Thelton Henderson

Mayor, City Administrator, City Council Still Failing to Implement “Fair and Consistent” Police Discipline

Federal Judge Thelton Henderson, who has been overseeing the Oakland Police Department (OPD) for almost a dozen years, has issued a new order reinstating a “court investigator” to look into the city’s failure to institute [...]