October, 2011

Turnstyle
Monday, October 31, 2011
“Just being able to see police officers as opposed to seeing them after something happens, when they’re raiding your house, or screaming at you for something that you did, or didn’t do; that investment, in community building, of that trust…is exactly what this city needs,” Abel Habtegeorgis said. > more
Friday, October 28, 2011

Environmental groups, clean energy experts and local businesses gathered today to release a report that maps out how clean energy solutions can make a dramatic difference in the fight against a warming planet as well as the struggle to revive a cooling economy. The diverse group celebrated the fact that while emissions of global warming pollutants in 2009 were the lowest they have been since 1995, California solar companies employed 25,000 workers, more than anywhere in the country.

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Variety
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Though myriad aspects of its story have already been probed in greater depth elsewhere, Frances Causey and Donald Goldmacher's "Heist" is well timed as a one-stop summary of reasons for ordinary Americans to be furious at our financial systems. > more
Oakland Tribune
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Jakada Imani was sworn in as the newest member of the Oakland Port Board of Commissioners Tuesday night, joining a seven-person governing body in charge of the city's largest economic engine. > more
Colorlines
Monday, October 17, 2011
“We know what dirty energy does to our communities,” said Mari Rose Taruc, state organizing director for APEN. “We have members in Richmond at the fenceline of the Chevron refineries and members living in Chinatown near the 880 freeway; the consequences are huge for our communities.” > more
Friday, October 7, 2011

New solar panels are being installed in Oakland’s Chinatown financed by a groundbreaking stream of community funding. Launched as a pilot program, Oakland Solar Mosaic is a collaboration between solar finance company Solar Mosaic and Oakland’s Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Oakland's Ella Baker Center for Human Rights has authored a letter urging Oakland City Council to reject the proposed youth curfew.  The curfew was introduced by  Oakland City Council members in response to the rates of violence in Oakland.

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La Opinion
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Rhina Ramos, directora de programas del Centro de Derechos Humanos, Ella Baker con sede en Oakland, y quien ha sufrido en carne propia el encarcelamiento de dos hermanos, dijo que el plan de Brown es tardío y no es suficiente. > more