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This Sunday’s New York Times Travel section offers up forty five places to visit in 2012.  Along with Tokyo, Glasgow, Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, Moscow, Chilean Patagonia, Tanzania, Helsinki, Myanmar, Florence, and (yes, really) Space, is Oakland, California coming in at number five. ...
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Today, December 12  is the coordinated one day West Coast Port blockade to shut down the commerce of the 1%.  Occupy San Diego, LA, Oakland, Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, Anchorage, and Houston are participating in solidarity with Longshoremen in Longview, Washington already on strike...
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I was thirty eight years old when I bought a house.  I was very fortunate.  My great aunt had left me five thousand dollars in her will.  This was the first time I had savings.  My husband and I found a house in a neighborhood that qualified us for a low percentage loan, and my...
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  I have been derailed for several days after Oakland’s General Strike.  Destruction of property during and following Occupy Oakland’s diversely attended and peaceful General Strike last Wednesday, November 2, 2011 left me disappointed and crestfallen.  Property destruction was...