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Saturday, October 16, 2021

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Tagged with: One Percent

Excess profits tax on billionaires could vaccinate the entire world

New study shows just how much richer the rich got in the pandemic—and what could be done if we taxed some of that unearned wealth.

COVID rent strips Latinx tenants in SF of savings, wealth, and security

El Tecolote survey shows that more than 75 percent of families lost all or most of their savings to preserve their housing during the pandemic.

Help is on the way — but many tenants don’t know about it

Phone bank seeks to find people eligible for rent relief who may not know it's available or how to apply. Here's how to join.

Free Muni moves a step forward — but Breed wants to block it

Supes agree to pilot plan after remarkable debate reflecting class and race issues.

Big Telecom giveaway bills head for state Assembly votes

Plus: Measure to limit CEQA appeals goes before supes and a rally to limit supportive housing rents. That's The Agenda for May 17-23

Not one dollar of state rent-relief money has arrived in SF

Hundreds of millions in federal funding is available -- but tenants aren't getting it.

Mayor Schaaf needs to stop resisting the movement to defund the Oakland PD

A bloated police budget has not made the streets any safer; it's time for real alternatives.

A union at Google? Here’s why

Organizers explain why tech workers need representation too.

Missing in Action on Veterans Day

Where is the discussion of military-dependent families? (Oh, and this day was supposed to be about peace, not war).

Why did so many people vote for Trump?

Radical economic inequality causes social breakdown. We're seeing it right now.