Juan P. Reardon 
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Re: “Chevron's Misguided Campaign

Mike Parker is correct in saying that these victories are the result of 10 years of work, organizing, learning, adjusting, working harder. The RPA has developed over the years some solid political skills, and this was a collective victory of all the RPA and allies who worked so hard.

However one man merits a special mention: Mike Parker.

Mike jumped in the race when this it was necessary to rally the movement for an electoral battle, and he jumped out months later when remaining in the race would have given Bates/Chevron the mayoral victory.

We had, and have, winning candidates. Leaders like Gayle and Jovanka who have done incredible work to build a Better Richmond...but we had and incredible ground game organization lead by Mike Parker with a dedication, a generosity, and a revolutionary humility that I find well represented in the early chanting words of the Zapatistas:

"For all of us, everything. For us, nothing", in other words:
"For Richmond we want everything; for ourselves (the RPA), nothing"

Join the RPA. Make history with us. Build a better Richmond.

Juan Reardon
Co-founder of the RPA

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Posted by Juan P. Reardon on 11/19/2014 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Feds Delay Safety Overhaul for Oil Refineries, Including Chevron’s Richmond Facility


Congressman George Miller, and Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia DID NOT support a switch to the safety case system. Did you hear Miller's letter read by his staff member? They were as opposed to implementing the SAFETY CASE PLan as the representatives of the oil companies were.

Mayor McLaughlin and Vice-Mayor Jovanka Beckles did support the change along with individual Richmond residents and representatives of the major community organizations that have been battling pollution from the Chevron refinery for years.

Posted by Ana Clemens on 01/20/2014 at 8:55 AM

Re: “The New Progressive Leader

Anyone who knows Charles T. Smith is likely accustomed to so much hot air.

I just want to clarify that Charles did not resign from the RPA, he was asked to leave due to his repeated insults to fellow members who disagreed with him.

Unfortunately he chose then to oppose good programs like the municipal IDs for Richmond residents needing an ID, and other progressive measures. Probably, it was just resentment.

He became a Corky Booze supporter and has given Corky campaign money: That should be credentials enough for those of you who are not familiar with Charles.

Fortunately, very few people still listen to him.

May the new year present him with more productive channels for his time and energy.

Juan Reardon
(Co-founder and member of the Richmond Progressive Alliance )

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Posted by Ana Clemens on 12/31/2013 at 6:04 PM

Re: “Richmond Councilman Gets Called on His Junk

To learn more about this guy and his terrible doings in Richmond listen to the following KPFA interviews: http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/89739
Let it be light!

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Posted by Ana Clemens on 03/14/2013 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Richmond Councilman Gets Called on His Junk

Great article. Should be read by all neighbors in Richmond.
The $18K from Booze’s campaign treasure to his ‘landlord-domestic partner Laura Baker’ smells like campaign funds laundering . Pay to self perhaps? This should be researched further. How many campaign meetings were conducted in this ‘junk-yard’ dump? What type of ‘consulting’ did Laura Baker do for Booze’ for which she was paid hundreds of additional dollars during the last campaign with campaign funds? There needs to be more light on all this.
The violence Booze used against his elderly campaign manager Jackie Thompson (65) and his elderly campaign webmaster David Moore (72), and others, presents a clear and troubling picture of a street thug accustomed to the use of violence and intimidation. Hopefully Booze will not assault more Richmond residents before his lamentable term in office is up in 2014 and Richmond voters fire him. Chevron endorsing Booze is what you would expect from Chevron.
Juan Reardon

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Posted by Ana Clemens on 03/13/2013 at 10:47 AM

Re: “The Man Behind Richmond's Renaissance

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Posted by East Bay Express Editor on 05/24/2011 at 4:08 PM

Re: “The Man Behind Richmond's Renaissance

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Posted by East Bay Express Editor on 05/24/2011 at 3:45 PM

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