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image The Fight For Mexican San Quintin Farm Workers & Driscoll's with Al Rojas At San Francisco 480_rojas_ilwu_tech_driscolls7-15-17_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
President of LCLAA Sacramento chapter and a founder of the UFWA talks about the role of pesticides in agriculture and the struggle of the 80,000 farmworkers and their families for a union and decent living and working conditions. This presentation was made at ILWU Local 10 in San Francisco....
Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:03PM
image Farmworker communities from Monterey Bay Area call on California to ban brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos 480_safe_ag_safe_schools_ban_chlorpyrifos_rally_california_1.jpg by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Residents from all over California converge on Sacramento to deliver over 100,000 petition signatures demanding state action after U.S. EPA failed to implement a ban...
Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:09AM
image California Scheming: Democrats Betray Single-Payer Again 480_singlepayernow-whatthefuck.jpg by Jim Kavanagh, CounterPunch
Nothing better illustrates the political bankruptcy of the Democratic Party—for all progressive intents and purposes—than California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s announcement on Friday afternoon that he was going to put a “hold” on the single-payer health care bill (SB 562) for the state, effectively killing its passage for at least the year....
Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:06PM
image Jerry Brown Announces Global Climate Action Summit As He Promotes Fracking, Delta Tunnels 480_jerry_brown___president_xi_pg_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The New York Times didn’t mention that “America's de facto leader on climate change” received $9.8 million from oil, gas and utility companies, often within days of winning big favors, since he ran for Governor, according to a report released by the the Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog last August: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/dirtyhands Photo: Governor Brown and President Xi of the People's Republic of China meet on Day 3, June 6, of Brown's trip to China. Photo courtesy of Govern...
Posted: Sat Jul 8, 2017 11:56AM
image Projections against Twitter HQ 480_img_4801_1.jpg by A.E. Marling
Last night we projected against Twitter headquarters in protest of Donald's tweet that incited violence against the free press....
Posted: Mon Jul 3, 2017 7:04AM
image Fishing and Conservation Groups Sue to Block Delta Tunnels Project 480_chinook-salmon_patrick-jarrett-sliderbox_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“This version of the tunnels will wipe out California’s salmon fishery and the families and communities that rely on salmon,” said John McManus, executive director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association. “The problem is the state basically allowed the water users to design the tunnels and they’re so huge that the federal fish and wildlife agencies are basically throwing up their hands. It’s like they let the fox design the hen house so of course he made it easy to rob.”...
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:04PM
image The links between Delta Tunnels and faux "marine protected areas" are deep & alarming 480_scmpas-1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
If you haven't read this article already, I urge you to do so. It is one of the most important pieces on water, the Delta and coastal protection that you will ever read. Everybody who cares about stopping the Delta Tunnels and restoring our salmon and other fish populations MUST read this article and share it with others. You will rarely find deep investigative journalism like this in the mainstream media or most "alternative" media. The deep relationship between the MLPA Initiative and ...
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:47AM
image Legislature Advances Bill To Stop Secret Surveillance In California 480_op-logo.jpg by Oakland Privacy
Senator Jerry Hill, author of a statewide surveillance equipment transparency initiative said, “the bill creates public disclosure and legislative oversight and changes a status quo where law enforcement agencies deploy multiple kinds of tracking equipment and technologies with no public review at all.”...
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:41PM
image Lawsuit Launched to End Whale, Sea Turtle Entanglements in California Dungeness Crab Gear 480_entangledwhale_edlyman_noaa_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
West Coast Whale Entanglements in 2016 Broke Record for Third Straight Year...
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:48AM
image Oakland Calls for Trump Impeachment 480_img_4692_1.jpg by Alan Marling
The City Councils in Santa Cruz and Oakland City both considered an IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION on June 27, 2017. Both Councils voted to approve and the Resolutions will therefore be forwarded to Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13). Santa Cruz will also forward their Resolution to CA state legislators: Bill Monning and Mark Stone....
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:30PM
text Federal Recovery Plan for California Salamander Seeks to Protect 400,000 Acres by Center for Biological Diversity
Habitat Destruction, Fragmentation Still Dangers for Unique Tiger Salamander...
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:35PM
text Cal Democrats Betray Single Payer Healthcare by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Jim Kavanaugh, in a 6/27/17 Counterpunch article, was precisely on target in his description of the California Democratic Party's betrayal of the single payer, Medicare for All Movement, in shelving SB 562, in his article "California Scheming: Democrats Betray Single-Payer Again." This of course proves the point that you cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. While we will certainly keep on fighting for Medicare for All, it will have to be on the November 2018 ballot, removed from the ...
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:43PM
image Why Delta Stewardship Council's Endorsement of Delta Tunnels Is So Wrong 480_img_4399_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Below is my three-minute testimony before the Delta Stewardship Council before they voted to endorse the Delta Tunnels plan as part of their amendments to the Delta Plan at their June 22 meeting in Sacramento. They made the decision, with only one dissenting vote, in spite of a massive turnout and hours of testimony by tunnels opponents, including fishermen, conservationists, environmental justice advocates, family farmers, Delta residents and elected officials. For more information about th...
Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:01PM
image Slavery in California ~ and "Hidden Figures" of California African American Heritage 480_large__3__1.jpg by Cristalen
Showcasing authentic California African American Heritage remains an untapped community economic development asset. The interpreted living history of the "California Gold Rush and US Civil War Era" 1840-1875 shares our profound and unique golden legacy as part of our California African American. Heritage....
Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:15AM
image Honorable Senator Kaipay is restoring the California ~ Liberian Family Reunion 480_cooley-kaipay_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
2017 Juneteenth and Father's Day Weekend was filled with an amazing extended family reunion of healing and forward looking vision. 2017 Juneteenth, from sea to shinning sea, was shared from within the US Pentagon to the Presidio near the Golden Gate Bridge in a growing deeper understanding of the authentic historical legacy and powerful spiritual connection to our freedom fighters from the first captive Africans to the final Confederate Port of Galveston Island, Texas. The Republic of Liber...
Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:09PM
text Placerville Food Coop Workers Need Your Help! by Resist Workplace Bullies
The Placerville Food Coop nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada off Hwy 50 in Placerville Ca. use to be a relaxed mellow place to work. A small community food coop that employed maybe 25 people tops. Placerville has a long history of being a highly conservative area but that is changing quickly and the coop was a place where more liberal minded people could come to connect while enjoying a good organic healthy meal - a hub for the more left minded people in the area to connect and fee...
Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:05PM
image Was CA Dem Party Chair Chosen by Tweet? Kimberly Ellis demands Audit 480_ca_dem_party_convention_1.jpg by Joel Block
This Open Letter to California Democratic Party members describes the truly bizarre irregularities that took place as part of the recent election for Chair of the California Democratic Party, leading to the call for an independent audit....
Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:36PM
image Folsom Hunger Strike: Solidarity Rally Reportback 480_folsom-hunger-strike-solidarity-5_1.jpg by Burn the Plantations
People from all over Northern California came out to express their support for the Folsom hunger strikers. Southern Californians showed up for the effort as well, organizing a solidarity rally of their own at Twin Towers Jail in Los Angeles....
Posted: Fri Jun 9, 2017 3:33PM
image Group Files Lawsuit Against DWR Over Oroville Dam Asbestos Records 480_c93tarjuaaave_f.jpg-small_1.jpeg by Dan Bacher
“DWR’s culture is bound by secrecy to protect its image and its very slanted focus, which is to maximize water exports to its contractors,” stated AquAlliance Executive Director Barbara Vlamis. “AquAlliance strongly believes that the public’s right to know is essential in a democracy and legally enforceable, something we are happy to take on.” Photo: Water releases from Lake Oroville going over the badly damaged spillway into the Feather River. Photo courtesy of California Department of...
Posted: Thu Jun 8, 2017 12:30PM
image Jerry Brown poses as 'climate leader' while he promotes fracking, Delta Tunnels 480_tug_of_war_over_brown_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
If Governor Jerry Brown really cared about climate change, green energy and the people of California and the planet, he would take a number of urgently-needed actions, rather than issue constant statements and proclamations about how "green" his administration is. The "tug of war" between the people of California and the oil industry over the soul of Governor Jerry Brown at the Oil Money Out, People Power In Rally and March in Sacramento on May 20. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Sat Jun 3, 2017 1:54PM