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Oakland: Much-needed housing held up over three parking spots

Oakland: Much-needed housing held up over three parking spots

By: By Marisa Kendall, East Bay Times Excerpt: “I’m sure they felt really hopeful that within a short period of time they’d be able to do great things with this land,” said Janelle Orsi, co-founder of Sustainable Economies Law Center, which has been helping Poor Magazine with the project. “I... Continue Reading

Announcing The Oakland People’s Plan

Announcing The Oakland People’s Plan

Announcing The Oakland People’s Plan: 29 Oakland Groups Ask the City to Rethink the General Plan Process June 29, 2021 On June 25, 2021, a newly formed coalition of Oakland organizations called The Oakland People’s Plan, submitted a community-centered proposal to the City of Oakland in response to Oakland’s Request... Continue Reading

PG&E’s Profit Grab: At War Against the People

PG&E’s Profit Grab: At War Against the People

California's investor-owned utilities are opening up a new front in their power grabbing war against California's energy utility customers -- and that means you.  In California, profits for these investor-owned utility (IOU) monopolies like PG&E are not determined by how much energy they sell, but by how much they invest... Continue Reading

Solidarity and Stewardship: Addressing Anti-Asian Violence

Solidarity and Stewardship: Addressing Anti-Asian Violence

California’s rich food culture owes much to the Filipinx, Hmong, Lao, Sikh, and many other Southeast Asian agricultural workers who have stewarded the land for generations. Equally important, Asian agricultural workers up and down the state have farmed and organized alongside Latinx agricultural workers. Mexican and Filipino solidarity is the... Continue Reading

Definitions of employee ownership

Definitions of employee ownership

Worker-ownership has emerged as an important strategy to keep people employed, doors open and communities served in the midst of COVID-19. A Rutgers study found that majority employee-owned companies outperformed traditional businesses in job retention, pay, benefits and workplace safety during the pandemic. Local and state governments are developing policies... Continue Reading

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