John Tango Iversen 
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John Tango Iversen is the only native (in both senses of the term) Northamerican singing tango in Argentina and the USA. "HE SINGS TANGO LIKE… More »

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Peeved that anyone is cutting Obama slack now that he shows his love of J Edgar Hoover/FBI over the wishes of the Pope, Dalai Lama, Mndelas, Desmond Tutu, Madre theresa, european Parliament, World Council of Churches--he could have stood up for TTUTH,but

Updated on January 25, 2017 at 4:25 PM

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Re: “Win Tickets to The Yardbirds at Yoshi's

how do stacy and i enter

Posted by John Tango Iversen on 05/27/2017 at 5:32 AM

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Re: “Why Hasn’t Oakland Sued the NFL Yet?

Well, let OAK just waste mo money on a lawsuit that is destined to fail. The Raiders are gone. Use the dough to repave crappy streets. I bet 1/2 the whiners don't even live in OAK. sure notice pavement changes turn much better as one leaves OAK for Berk. The Bay Area only needs one prof team for eaach sport. Be grateful for that. Count our blessings! But let's get rid if Shaft, a total, inexperienced failure owned by corporate property developers.
John Iverse, berkeley

Posted by John Tango Iversen on 09/07/2018 at 3:04 AM

Re: “Why Hasn’t Oakland Sued the NFL Yet?

where's my comment?--John iversen

Posted by John Tango Iversen on 07/18/2018 at 12:55 AM

Re: “Why Hasn’t Oakland Sued the NFL Yet?

Like with most of her efforts, Mayor Libby Shaft gets little done. Apparently developers, Nancy Skinner, Peggy Moore care only about $$$. How about Ghost Ship and warehouses Lib? Let's see sports fans can celebrate en masse after dark in Oakland, but certainly no on opposing ICE,Trump, was, racism etc cannot. I don't care about the Raiders, why waste more $$ on them. Football fans: I hear there's a team called the 49ers and they have a Stadium about 6 BART stops away. Forget corporate lackeys, of which Buffy Wicks seems to be leading the way, who oppose everything Bernie Sanders proposes. Walk a mile in shoes of poor, diffabled, POC, and on. I'm tired of hearing about luxury problems.
John Tango Iversen, Berkeley, CA

Posted by John Tango Iversen on 07/18/2018 at 12:54 AM

Re: “The Express' 2018 June Endorsements

Gayle McLaughlin doesn't even get a mention? UFF DA! ASHONDA! I'm verklempt. I hear the Bay Guardian may have a list of endorsements, as does the Richmond Progressive Alliance. I don't trust an editorial board who has endorsed the privatizer and DNC hack Buffy Wicks. LET'S ALL CALL HER BLUFF!

John Iversen, aka Linda Richman from SNL's Coffee Talk where Beckles is like buttah!

Posted by John Tango Iversen on 05/17/2018 at 7:35 PM

Re: “In the 15th Assembly District, Six Candidates Appear to Have a Shot at the Top Two Spots

I am 69, multiply disabled, dirt poor and a known AIDS, health, native, environmental activist. I directed the New Light Senior Center and was Maudelle Shirek's aide for 20 years. Beckles is THE ENVIRONMENTAL candidate and the candidate who will actually try her best on the issue of criminal justice reform. She has a record of remaining true to her constituents. Like BERNIE, it's not about her, it's about US. Please vote Jovanka Beckles. We are lucky to have her.. Please avoid the $$$ machine candidates of Wicks and Appel.

John Iversen, Berkeley. Yes, Owen Poindexter did drop out and endorse Beckles--others with no chance should follow suit. Thanks!

Posted by John Tango Iversen on 05/17/2018 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Oakland's Exclusive Deal to Sell City-Owned Land to Charter School Draws Opposition

I did not realize that Buffy School Privatiser Wicks ($80,000 of her $642,000 is from charter school group.) If Libby wants re-election, it's all on her. I'd prefer Kaplan, Siegel or Sandre Swanson--all so much better!

John Iversen, Health/Environmental/Native Activist

Posted by John Tango Iversen on 05/11/2018 at 10:44 PM

Re: “Vote Kalb or Wicks for Assembly District 15

As the Stones sang, "Baby, Baby, baby you are out of time!" The clear progressive choice in this race is Jovanka Beckles who not only stood up to Chevron, but other polluters (some plastic factory). Once she gets the lay of the land in Sacto, watch out. Jovanka has proven she puts her constituents above her political career or money. Did you even ask her about Richmond's campaign finance reform? Or suggest she might make that a state issue? Jovanka is today's Maudelle Shirek. It she was a white man she'd be Russ Feingold. She is also the only candidate who is interested in real criminal justice reform. Jovanka has been the best on lgbtq and AIDS issues as well.

Sorry Sherry Smith, maybe Margot supports Jovanka because she cares about the health and well-being of older and diffabled people. It will be interesting to see who the Express endorses in November because Jovanka will be one of the two names on the ballot. I'll take even odds on that. Wicks has too much money and is not interested in criminal justice reform per connections with Clintons and Obamas who have left Leonard Peltier in jail. Obama has left a martyr not a legacy. I urge all other black candidates and those with union endorsements to drop out and get with the program for the people, not your own personal advancement. Margot is not ahold political hack, she's part of Our revolution led by the millennials. I always confuse Marot, Margy Wilkinson and Jean Rowe Leiber, but i would hazard to guess most of us elders are voting Jovanka.

John Iversen

co-founder ACT UP East Bay, Oakland/Berkeley Needle Exchanges or as Paul Rauber once called me in you pages "the avenging angel or Rose Street" I was an aide to Vice Mayor Maudelle Shriek for 20 years and according to Gus Newport knew her better than anyone else. My six feet under hotline says she'd support Jovanka. I can't speak for the dead, but I know their souls. Marla Ruzicka, Jeff Getty, Father Bill.

We do not need Buffy the money sucking vampire. You really blew that one! Dan is just OK. Jovanka rules. I was impressed with a young white man Ben (senior moment on name?) who seemed very knowledgeable. He's a guy to watch for in the future. So 6 candidates. Who did not show so I can ask them to endorse Jovanka?

OMG! Appelbates a close third? Talk about the Express moving the status quo! UFF DA! ASHONDA! I'm verklempt! Talk amongst yourselves. Topic: Will money rule and which money monger will face Jovanka in November. I suppose you'll endorse DiFi as well. Haven't you heard? "The times they are a changing" -Bob; updated by Steve Earle: the Revolution starts now. You've blown it. I will no longer look to th Express for voter info. I guess you are all doing well under people like Trump, Obama, Clinton, Masterbates and god forbid DiFi. You are supposed to offer an alternative to the middle of the road (just to add the Pretenders).

Posted by John Tango Iversen on 03/29/2018 at 10:19 AM

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