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Nineteen Homes Not Jails protesters who were arrested last night and held on felony charges of vandalism, conspiracy and burglary, many on bail as high as $325,000, have been released. Friends and supporters say that they spent the day calling the
A group protesting the lack of housing for thousands of San Franciscans briefly took over a vacant building in the heart of the Castro Wednesday evening as part of a worldwide day of action aimed at drawing attention to the plight of homeless people.
A choir and a giant banner declaring Homes Not Jails! are on the agenda Tuesday at noon, as protesters from the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users take their complaints to Vancouver Police Department headquarters...The group also says police are
27 PDT San Francisco -- Occupy activists rallying on behalf of the homeless Sunday took over a pair of unoccupied buildings at Turk and Gough streets early Sunday evening, proclaiming them the "San Francisco Commune." Scores of activists entered the
For years, squats have been legal in Europe, notably England and the Netherlands, but not in the U.S. and not in San Francisco, even though the city's homeless population has been estimated at 7,000 to 10,000 people, who could be housed in its 32,000
At least 50 people occupied a vacant building in San Francisco's Mission District Monday afternoon to call for the community to reclaim what housing activists said was a "waste of housing." The squatters collective Homes Not Jails organized the rally,
Archives Feeds May 23, 2011 by Carol Harvey When wellness is based on a home, a health care corporation leaving a building empty is a savagely hypocritical act. Years ago, Kaiser Permanente, the landlord, evicted all the tenants in this apartment
Police entered an abandoned Kaiser Permanente building on San Francisco's Divisadero Street Tuesday, arresting several squatters who had refused to leave the structure. The group, Homes Not Jails, organized a rally Monday evening before marching to
Carol Harvey At Creative Housing Liberation's Housing Harvest rally Nov. 26, speakers declared that housing is a human right...Photo: Carol Harvey On Black Friday 2010, at 16th and Mission in San Francisco, Creative Housing Liberation held a Housing
Carol Harvey On World Homeless Day, some 200 homeless people and their supporters marched from U.N. Plaza to take over the vacant though livable Leslie Hotel, chanting, Housing is a human right! Photo: Carol Harvey On Sunday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m.