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Re: “Protesters Join Hands Around Lake Merritt in Oakland to Protest Trump, Hate Crimes

So Great to see such Love!
Wish I could have been there!
This gives us all Hope!
Could someone let me know when another peaceful event is going to be.
I live about 2 hours away now, but I would be there!
Thank You!
bambiwaterman@gmail.com

Posted by Bambi Waterman Art on 11/16/2016 at 2:08 PM
Posted by Amy L. Keyishian on 11/16/2016 at 2:01 PM

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

Interesting replies to the article. I thought it was an article about moving forward, not about the past. Another example of smoke and mirrors. Ron Dellums did more for this country and Oakland than most. Certainly more than internet posters. Until you have risked something other than your feelings, your comments carry no weight as they are misinformed and cliche. Ron Dellums record is not the concern here, Donald Trumps presidency and all the potential horrors it brings is. Wake up and do something different than talking about the past. It's the future thats in peril.

Posted by Vince Mackey on 11/16/2016 at 1:56 PM

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

What we just experienced was the results of full on propaganda. Orchestrated with fake news, propaganda websites and news channels. That propaganda played to the ears of the disenfranchised by transferring blame from the perpetrators of self-serving policy (the Republican party) to minority groups who have been targeted. The rest of us stood by thinking, "Nobody could believe this crap." We were wrong.

Posted by Stan Jay Pisle on 11/16/2016 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Chinese Shadow Banker and Blackhawk Luxury Developer Taking Control of East 12th Street Parcel

Mr. Patton's criticism of Claudia Cappio is completely misplaced. She is extremely well-qualified and one of the sharpest and most experienced officials the City of Oakland has employed, especially in a planning and/or development position. The important issue is to ensure that the Urban Core team provides a subsidy for the EBALDC project that meets or exceeds what would be required by Oakland's inclusionary ordinance.

Posted by Vivian Kahn on 11/16/2016 at 12:36 PM

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

I had the great fortune of meeting Mr. Dellums a couple months ago, and the inspiration I gleaned from that encounter drives me still. The paths Mr. Dellums and others like him forged decades ago are the ones we march upon today, and it is heartening as a young person of color to see him still now at the forefront as a beacon - manifested in articles like this one - setting an example for the rest of us to follow.

Posted by Andy L on 11/16/2016 at 11:53 AM

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

Thank you Mr. Dellums for decades of service to the Bay Area and the international community. I recall supporting your work in Congress when I was a student at UC Berkeley in the late '70s and early 80s, and feeling empowered by someone who looked like me in office advocating passionately for environmental justice, world peace and economic and social justice. I was active in the anti-apartheid/UC divestment movement, the anti-nuclear movement, and the movement against financing death squads in El Salvador. Your article provides an encouraging message to young people today to lean in, press forward and engage in the political process. I'm impressed by your institute's work on anti-displacement strategies and coalition building including inter-generational work. The 'haters' and naysayers are often out there, so I encourage you and anyone else willing to step up and get involved to not fear opposition and ugliness. Love conquers hate. Justice requires us all to come together.

Posted by Moni Law 1 on 11/16/2016 at 11:18 AM

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

An expectedly disingenuous bit of PR from our all-too-Hillary-like neoliberal Mayor Schaaf.

Yes Trump is reprehensible. But our neoliberals too have profound flaws in their ties, in Hillary's case to Wall Street, in Schaaf's to big developers, to elite money and their inability to understand how blind they are to the real basis of the problems of inequality in our society.

Anti-hate, anti-discrimination, at least in words, yes, the neolibs are. Real progressives, I don't think so.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 11/16/2016 at 10:04 AM

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

A moving and much-needed reminder from an iconic political and movement leader! Thank you, Ron, for reminding us the work of progressive change is a long and iterative struggle. The climb is steeper after this terrible election, but young people are prepared to be persistent and unrelenting in advancing the values of justice and equity, following the example set by you and your generation. Now more than ever, we understand the stakes and are prepared to fight.

Posted by Denim Robert Ohmit on 11/16/2016 at 9:50 AM

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

So grateful for Ron Dellums' inspiring wisdom during these fearful times. As a community activist and public interest lawyer who was used to fighting against what I saw as the political corruption of City Hall and lack of caring by City bureaucrats, I never imagined that I would go work for the City of Oakland. Working for Ron Dellums when he was Mayor of Oakland and continuing on his legacy inside City government after he left was the most transformative experience of my life. I got to see Ron suit up every day to give Oakland his very best, despite the City being on the brink of bankruptcy and escalating community needs. He led Oakland's efforts to secure federal funds, bringing in over $350 million in new federal & state funds AND prioritized the new funds for jobs for low income residents; he led climate justice efforts including creating the Oakland Green Jobs Corp to promote the environment and fight poverty; he developed new wrap-around services for people coming out of the prison system; he led the reforms of OPD--finally a mayor who was willing to stand up to the Police Union and take the heat; he opened up the doors to Oakland City Hall to community residents and gave them a seat at the table. Most of all, he never wavered from doing the right thing despite the noise from the media or political detractors and he was loving and kind to the young people of Oakland and to City staff. It was a tremendous honor and privilege to have had the opportunity to work for him when he was Mayor. And I'm so grateful that he's devoting his life now to training the next generation of social justice warriors.

Posted by Margaretta Lin on 11/16/2016 at 9:31 AM

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

This kind of information doesn't seem to get enough media coverage! What will it take for the common people, those who are not aware of the underlying issues that's causing the devastation of a declining country! It's REALLY SCARY! How can the average person, without the knowledge, effectively make good decisions? When everything seems to be for the Elites, the power of MONEY! The political systems, where we're suppose to have power, is antiquated, needs changing, just look what's happened to this election, the people spoke, but the people's choice was denied!

Posted by Joyce Jenkins on 11/16/2016 at 9:16 AM

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

This was a really amazing article! I feel a lot more hopeful after reading it, and energized to help prevent the democratic party from compromising its progressive values in the wake of the election. I really liked the emphasis that there are many diverse interests encompassed in the party. It's important to recognize the differences in goals between different subgroups, but also to realize that those goals (for the most part) aren't mutually exclusive and to try to build unity.

Posted by Matt Kowaleski on 11/16/2016 at 9:11 AM

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

Although it is clear from recorded history that Ron Dellums was an important figure in the national fight for civil rights in America. However, his comments ring a bit hollow when the fact is that when he had a chance to have a direct impact on the citizens of Oakland, as Mayor, he did absolutely nothing. In fact, he barely showed up at work and barely seemed interested. I was not personally a Jerry Brown fan when he was Mayor, but Jerry was at City Hall every single day and many, many nights. More importantly, Dellums allowed his massively unqualified personal friends and political associates to infiltrate the leadership inside City Hall. As a result, there was nothing of any value accomplished for the people of Oakland during his four years. It is far easier to sit up in the ideological tower and pontificate about what people should or should not do. But when given the chance to actually do something for the people, Dellums failed miserably. After his stint as Mayor, I assume that Dellums has returned to Washington and disappeared into the cloud of paid lobbyists on Capitol Hill. From that position, Dellums seems to me to be more a part of our political gridlock than the solution. I do not discount his comments, but they are taken with a grain of salt. It is like many in Washington who did everything they could to get out of serving during the Vietnam war being ready and willing to send your kids off to war at the drop of the hat.

Posted by Gary Patton on 11/16/2016 at 8:54 AM

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

Actually, crime decreased substantially during Dellums' term.
1. Homicides dropped almost 40% from 146 in 2006 (Brown's last year) to 90 in 2010 (Dellums' last year).
See Urban Strategies report at: https://urbanstrategies.org/2010-oakland-homicide-report/
2. Total Part I crimes (measure of all serious crime) decreased from 31,943 to 23,643 (26% decrease) during the same period.
See: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/police/documents/webcontent/oak025261.pdf
Compare this to the 31,014 Part I crimes in 2015.
See: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/police/documents/webcontent/oak056565.pdf
Through a combination of prevention and intervention strategies, Dellums prioritized public safety. He put major emphasis on reforming OPD. He took NSA compliance from almost zero during Brown to full compliance with the majority of NSA "tasks" and "subtasks". He implemented Measure Y. He increased police staffing from 698 to 837 officers in less than 2 years. He brought to Oakland the largest public safety "Stimulus" grants in the U.S. And his term coincided with the worst of the Great Recession.

Posted by Dan Lindheim on 11/16/2016 at 8:45 AM

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

Progressive folks organizing in the Bay Area and nationwide need not cease their work in the wake of the election results -- thank you Ron for articulating a way forward with radical hope at the forefront!

Posted by Finn Collom on 11/16/2016 at 8:34 AM

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

This is a great article and is very inspirational and a reminder to stay strong in this time of a major party division in our country. It is especially important to remember to not give up hope. Progress doesn't always follow a straight line.

Posted by Amalia Martinez on 11/16/2016 at 8:33 AM

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

Inspiring words from an incredibly inspiring man. Us young folk hear you! We will continue to fight this battle for justice. We recognize that this movement has no room for cynics, but visionaries. The movement has no room for fear and despair, and instead tenacity. We'll continue to turn to our most dedicated leaders, such as yourself, for guidance and motivation. Thanks for the article!

Posted by Sinorti Iris Stegman on 11/16/2016 at 8:02 AM

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

Good advice from someone who had to do patient organizing himself to help end the War in Vietnam, apartheid in South Africa, and the threat of nuclear war worldwide. Thanks for encouraging us to push back our fears and move forward. And thank you for your role in helping to create the most progressive and socially conscious congressional district in the country.

Posted by Kitty Kelly Epstein 1 on 11/16/2016 at 7:31 AM

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

An assault on "Everything you believe in". Did it occur to you that maybe, just maybe your beliefs , all of them, are poorly thought out?

Posted by Rob Appeldorn on 11/16/2016 at 7:27 AM

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

And one more thing: Trump has said he will advocate for tax reform and make it easier to start a small business. Mayor Schaff is the mayor of a city that makes it almost impossible to start a small business. Ask anyone trying to get a permit. Is the Oakland mayor against tax reform? Is she against small business? I saw another spray painted epitaph in Oakland last week that said "kill Trump". And what about the about ubiquitus "FTP" spray painted after every BLM "Protest"? does that stand for Free The Police? Probably not.

Posted by Rob Appeldorn on 11/16/2016 at 7:25 AM

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