Stability First: A Community Of Tents and Tables; Chairs, Coffee and Camaraderie.

By Mike Zint and JP Massar The body of a homeless woman was found Saturday near Berkeley High School. She appears to have died of exposure. – Jan 15th, 2017, Berkeleyside. What does it take to get off the streets? Money? Affordable housing? Employment? Of course the answer is yes, but none of those things is the first step. The first step is stability. Stability that the housed take for granted. A lack of stability means the homeless barely survive. Figuring out how to exist with no sense of safety and security and nowhere … Continued

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REPORT ICE! Alameda County: (510) 241-4011. San Francisco: 415-200-1548

The Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership hotline is (510) 241-4011.  ICE raids in San Francisco should be reported to them at (415) 200-1548. Similar hotlines are being set up around the state.  In the meanwhile, ICE raids in other counties (like Contra Costa) can be reported to 844-878-7801, a statewide number. Report ICE & help protect our immigrant community. In San Francisco, call Rapid Response hotline, 415-200-1548. @PODERSF @sfilenetwork pic.twitter.com/n9LxpWOOZ0 — PODERSF (@PODERSF) March 3, 2017 62537

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Don't Talk to the Police!

Don’t Talk to the Police: ARC Statement on UC Berkeley Police Investigation of Protesters 02/17/2017 BY OAKLANDANTIREPRESSION Repost from AntiRepression Website ARC is aware that UC Berkeley PD is circulating images of individuals who they claim are associated with the Berkeley anti-Milo protest on February 1. They are actively seeking information about these individuals, and are asking anyone with information to contact them. We want to remind everyone NOT to assist UC Berkeley PD in their investigation, EVEN IF it seems like the information you give is harmless. Remember that even … Continued

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The Cruelty of Medical Debt.

  By Emily Wheeler, Strike Debt Bay Area The problem with the world is that we draw our family circle too small. –Mother Teresa In a sane society, all people have wholesome food, clean water, livable shelter, and medical care. But in this capitalist society, which is set up to benefit the 1% at the expense of the other 99%, fewer and fewer people can get these basic needs met. Nowhere is the current insanity more evident than in the US healthcare system. The drive to maximize profits for giant insurance … Continued

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The Village. Here Today or Here to Stay?

UPDATE: On Feb. 2nd, OPD and Public Works came and raided The Village, removing the occupants and destroying the Tiny Homes. It was plot of grass off of MLK, under and astride the Maze, the tangled freeway interchange in North Oakland. Until January 20th, that is. Activists, as part of the MLK 120 hours of action, took over the plot of land and declared it a homeless (and anyone else in need) refuge – The Village. They began building a couple of simple Tiny Homes, small 100-200 sq. ft. structures … Continued

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