Talk:Mass evictions from Oakland's public housing
- It's a copyright violation. I've emailed them again, but I suspect this will ultimately be deleted. - Borofkin 00:53, 16 May 2006 (UTC)
My name is Lynda Carson, and I wrote the story about the mass evictions taking place at the Oakland Housing Authority in California.
After doing my research, conducting interviews and collecting documents for this story, it became apparant that the documentation (leases) signed by the renters and staff of the Housing Authority, contradicted the Housing Authorities official position that these families never signed leases before moving into their units.
Indeed, these families did sign leases before moving into their public housing units, and as a result have been able to obtain legal representation to defend their rights to reside there.
I am an independant reporter/writer covering housing issues, for a number of publications. As a tenant's rights activist, I also do radio shows and speaking engagements to promote the needs of low-income renters to have access to decent, clean affordable housing.
Lynda Carson grew up in Wheaton Illinois, is a certified luthier, writer, and a housing & poverty activist.
- Thanks for leaving these comments Lynda. There is still the issue of the copyright violation. Your article appears on this page: http://www.thestreetspirit.org/Mayreal2006/evictions.htm , which contains a copyright message at the bottom: "© 2002-2006 STREET SPIRIT. All rights reserved." For Wikinews to use the article content, you must state here on the talk page that you are the author of the article, and that you release it as "public domain" or "Creative Commons Attribution 2.5". - Borofkin 02:10, 16 May 2006 (UTC)
I have received this declaration via email from Lynda Carson: "I release the copyright for the following story so that it may be published under Public Domain by Wikinews." - Borofkin 10:21, 16 May 2006 (UTC)