Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) supports the democratic opposition in Libya that seeks to end the 43-year-old dictatorship of Muammar Ghadafie. It cannot, however, support the massive armed intervention launched by the United States, France, and Britain on Sunday, March 20.
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), one of Oakland's largest non profit housing developers, places low-income renters at risk of high rents or displacement by borrowing $2.5 million to renovate the 21 unit building they reside in!
Urge Congress to Oppose Divisive 'In God We Trust' Resolution
On March 17, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved House Concurrent Resolution 13, a measure that would unnecessarily reaffirm the divisive phrase “In God We Trust” as our national motto and encourage its display in all public and government buildings. The resolution will no
Some analysts see positive signs in the turmoil in the Middle East. Money tends to move west. Even dictators do not trust their systems and keep their money in the West. The West is also having a change of heart towards these uprisings feeling that it could lead to real democracy in the region after decades of authoritarian rule that has been an embarrassment and a great liability to the Western governments dealing with such corrupt and oppressive regimes.