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Re: “Oakland's Ron Dellums on President Trump: 'Step Forward'

Thank you Ron Dellums for these much needed words of inspiration, hope, and guidance. We are fortunate that, you still care - and are willing to continue to be a voice of wisdom and justice. Alan Dones

Posted by Alan Dones on 11/18/2016 at 9:08 PM

Re: “How CalSTRS Investments Influenced Workers to Vote for Donald Trump

Thanks, Ambierce Brose, for the Comment.

If they really believe that folks there are fine with the effects on their towns of "Corporate Governance" investing, maybe CalSTRS board and staff should travel to Canton and to Wisconsin and have a meeting with those affected. Isn't that want Responsible people would do?

Jay Youngdahl

Posted by Jay Youngdahl 1 on 11/18/2016 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Oakland's Ron Dellums on President Trump: 'Step Forward'

I believe in the wisdom of Ron Dellums words in calling on the Left to work with Democratic leadership in defense of the meaning of America and what Lincoln called the "natural better angels of our nature."

He knows the history of Oakland and when those from the Black Community formed a coalition politics to fight job and housing segregation of the day and won extraordinary victories with that coalition politics.

Posted by Jim Mordecai on 11/17/2016 at 11:57 PM

Re: “Kaiser Still Violating Mental Health Laws, Clinicians Say

Sadly Kaiser won't do much except tell you to go to the emergency room. Hmmm...I battle depression and anxiety, and you want me to sit for hours in the waiting room and then hours in the emergency room before someone ever comes to see me and you want me to pay more out of pocket for it? ...no thanks. The soonest appointment with my psych I could get was 3 months away. This is ridiculous!

Posted by Erin Walker on 11/17/2016 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Oakland Activist Cat Brooks on President Trump: 'My Revolutionary Prayer'

God Bless ! Insh this is the unity we need to move forward- as the veils continue to lift. We will continue to stand up be heard and be more than advocates for the oppressed.

Posted by Faza il A maal on 11/17/2016 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Congresswoman Barbara Lee on President Trump: 'The Fight is Coming'

Tom - Don't forget that this is the first election after the Voting Rights Act was gutted earlier this year. There were almost 900 fewer polling places and a number of states with histories of voter suppression did their best to set up as many obstacles as possible. I imagine there were a lot of people who "can't" rather than "don't".

Posted by Erin Young on 11/17/2016 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Congresswoman Barbara Lee on President Trump: 'The Fight is Coming'

No weapon formed against us shall or will prosper... Like we used to say when I was a kid dig one ditch better dig two. Gird up and put on the armor....No weapon....United States and the United Nations will come to a head just like Hitler did if America stays on this path ... the world is watching along with those in America who stand for liberty and justice...

Posted by Darlene Price Watts on 11/17/2016 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Oakland Activist Cat Brooks on President Trump: 'My Revolutionary Prayer'

Here in Oakland, down with you mi hermana.

Posted by Cecilia510 on 11/17/2016 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Oakland Activist Cat Brooks on President Trump: 'My Revolutionary Prayer'

Cat Brooks, I know you to be an impressive woman, and you have outdone yourself with this statement. Thank you!

Posted by Margaret Cunningham on 11/17/2016 at 1:32 PM

Re: “How CalSTRS Investments Influenced Workers to Vote for Donald Trump

While the actions of CalSTRS are interesting, the leap from that to voting for Trump is tenuous.

This article implies that after the actions of CalSTRS, Relational and Timken resulted in the splitting of the family owned Timken into separate companies that somehow a "disaster" resulted. But TimkenSteel is still in Canton, still producing, and still part of the community. They had a couple of layoffs, in part because the downturn in oil drilling (yeah!) resulted in less demand, but I'd love to see some proof of the other effects. The NYT article is great, and two years old. Perhaps some fact checking on recent events is in order.

In fact Timken and some of its employees, like Trump, place blame on regulation and imports for their sluggish performance. I'd expect that antipathy towards trade agreements and regulation played a large role; CalSTRS role seems minimal.

Posted by Ambierce Brose on 11/17/2016 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Oakland's Ron Dellums on President Trump: 'Step Forward'

Thank you Ron for using your voice to help guide and encourage young folks to keep the legacy alive. Thank you for keeping our focus and drive moving forward.

Posted by Didi Love on 11/17/2016 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Oakland's Ron Dellums on President Trump: 'Step Forward'

Thank you Ron Dellums for your service and your wisdom. It is SO good to hear your voice again!

Posted by Henry Hitz on 11/17/2016 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Oakland Activist Cat Brooks on President Trump: 'My Revolutionary Prayer'

Cat Brooks, you make my heart sing. YES to everything that you said.

Posted by Ana Irani on 11/17/2016 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Oakland Activist Cat Brooks on President Trump: 'My Revolutionary Prayer'

It is so go time. Self care for the long haul of this thing - it has already been soul crushing. Reach out to others to know what personal safety issues they are having and how we can support, call & petition about Brannon, electoral college, Doug Ericksen, DAPL, counter BS on social media, be ready for our100, report hate speech and incidents, auto monthly donate to ACLU, SPLC, & others, divest, invest in and purchase only from trusted sources. Thank you.

Posted by Laura Diamondstone on 11/17/2016 at 12:36 AM

Re: “How a Handful of Pro-Charter Billionaires Flooded Oakland's School Board Elections With Cash

Lorraine: The Oakland City Clerk webpage has the filing of GO Public Schools and other Super PACs that spent funding in support of the
School Board candidates mentioned in the article.

Posted by Jim Mordecai on 11/16/2016 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Oakland Activist Cat Brooks on President Trump: 'My Revolutionary Prayer'

I was right up there at the sound truck when we were flashed bombed and tear gassed without any provocation. There was a 9 year old boy with his mother to the left of me and a person in a wheel chair to the right of me. The tear gassing and flash bombx created a very dangerous situation for the safety of all of us as there was no where to go. I am so thankful you kept everyone calm and continued the protest. But what realky opened my eyes is that the police and media lied about this incident saying everything from bottles were th thrown to molitive cocktails. I was 2 or 3 3 people back from the line of police, none of that h as poened as you were there.

I was slso at the rally on Thursday which opened up my knowledge of so many diverse groups but I inspired me by the love and the joint effort of all these people coming together for to protect those under attact and fight what is headed our way.

I am getting involved, sharing information, contacting government officials, and trying to find an activist organization that could use my help.

My eyes are open to we what I didn't see happening and am truly scared of what is happening and where we are headed.

Cat, I love the energy, passion, knowledge and inspiration you give. You are my hero and I feel more empowered and feel the inspiration to fight and much initiated by you those first 2 days. I am not going to crawl in a ball and cry, or live in denial, I am going to strive to protect others and fight for our rights and justice.

Cat

Posted by collettedu on 11/16/2016 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on President Trump: 'Move Beyond Anger to Action'

Rob Appledorn's many comments are escalating in vitriol and have nothing to do with the mayor of Oakland.

Posted by Vince Rubino on 11/16/2016 at 8:31 PM

Re: “Congresswoman Barbara Lee on President Trump: 'The Fight is Coming'

Sadly, what the GOP has shown us is poor folks don't vote. 46 million voters sat this one out and they and everyone else will pay the price.

Posted by Tom Block on 11/16/2016 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Congresswoman Barbara Lee on President Trump: 'The Fight is Coming'

Thank you Rep. Lee. I hope you will continue your good work to preserve our pluralistic, open society in the halls of Congress. While white nationalists, ISIS, and Putin's Russia cheer the election results, the KKK and other groups plan victory parades through major cities all over the country. I hope that when they finally come to the Bay Area (and they will), you will stand with us to oppose them.

Posted by Dan Abbott on 11/16/2016 at 7:57 PM

Re: “How a Handful of Pro-Charter Billionaires Flooded Oakland's School Board Elections With Cash

How does one go about investigating campaign contributions such as finding this info from the article? I've looked on registrar of voters but no info available. I know there's something.

Posted by Lorraine Salas on 11/16/2016 at 6:55 PM

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