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Anthony Messer 1985-2013 - by Alex Darocy
Friends and family from coast to coast are mourning the loss of 28-year-old Anthony Messer, who died in Santa Cruz on the evening of December 2. Funeral services were held for him on Monday in Chipley, Florida. Anthony was well known in Santa Cruz as a veteran of the U.S. military, a political activist, a traveler, and a generally friendly person who exuded positivity. Anthony made a big splash in the Occupy movement after having first participated in Occupy Sacramento. After leaving Sacramen...
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:02PM
On the Passing of Nelson Mandela From Leonard Peltier - by Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
Leonard Peltier's statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela.
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:05PM
Obamacare Disturbing Surprises - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:52PM
California's Lone Wolf Returns, Highlighting Need for Wolf Protection - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— California’s first confirmed wild wolf in nearly 90 years made a return trip to the Golden State for a brief visit this past weekend. According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the wolf called OR-7 crossed the border into Siskiyou County on Dec. 7, then returned to Oregon. His brief foray back into California supports the position advanced by wolf advocates that wolves from Oregon will continue to make their way into the state and that the species thus war...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:47PM
New Report: Rising Seas Threaten 233 Federally Protected Species - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Sea-level rise driven by climate change poses a deadly threat to 233 federally protected animal and plant species in 23 coastal states, according to a new scientific report from the Center for Biological Diversity (see PDF), and U.S. wildlife protection agencies are not doing enough to protect at-risk species.
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:44PM
Peace Soldiers March Across America for Veterans' Rights - by Carol harvey
Two San Francisco Occupy veterans, Stephen Michael Clift (Army) and James Cartmill, (Navy), radicalized and humanized by their military service and their Occupy experience, began a self-described 'epic' 'Trans-national mission to wage peace,' Code Name: March Across America, a quest to end veterans' homelessness by preventing and healing the spiritual wounds vets incur from their war experience and military service, and to carry a personally crafted flag signed by many veterans to their mode...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:06AM
Obama Sentences Lynne Stewart to Death - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2013 11:45PM
Brooklyn Protest Asks Target to Drop Israeli Settlement Product SodaStream - by Adalah-NY
On Saturday, December 7, 100 activists from Adalah-NY, Jewish Voice for Peace-NY, Park Slope Food Coop Members for BDS, and elsewhere protested outside Target at Atlantic Terminal Mall in Brooklyn as part of the National Days of Action against SodaStream. Between November 29—the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People as well as Black Friday—and December 10—Human Rights Day—organizations have been calling on Target to de-shelve SodaStream, which is produced in viol...
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2013 7:15PM
Lynne Stewart: Save Her Life - Release Her Now! - by Ralph Poynter (Repost)
This message comes from Ralph Poynter, Lynne Stewart's husband and partner. Lynne is in unjustly in prison for defending an unpopular client to the best of her ability. Please read Ralph's message and act!
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2013 6:27PM
Police Requests for Cellphone Data Surge - by ACLU
WASHINGTON – Law enforcement requests for a variety of cellphone users’ data continued to surge in 2012, according to responses from the nation’s major cellphone carriers prompted by inquiries from Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.).
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2013 6:04PM
Tea Party: Extremism of the Middle - by Tomasz Konicz
The Tea Party wants to return to an idyllic past that never really happened. The Tea Party wants to stop the accelerating descent of the white middle class by driving the ideological ideas in this middle to the extreme. The irrational exaggeration of the neoliberal litany of personal responsibility, will to performance, entrepreneurial spirit and skepticism toward government is the core of the Tea Party ideology. Right-wing hardliners believe capitalism could be reanimated if the state were s...
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2013 4:51AM
Court Finds Public Defense System Violates Constitutional Rights of Indigent Defendants - by ACLU
In a resounding ruling for fairness in the criminal justice system, the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington, has found that the public defense system of the towns of Mt. Vernon and Burlington deprives indigent persons who face misdemeanor criminal charges of their fundamental right to assistance of counsel.
Posted: Sat Dec 7, 2013 10:32AM
NSA Mass Monitoring Cell Phone Calls Globally - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 11:46PM
Fundraiser Dinner for Kevin and Tyler - by
On Magnolia between 32nd and 34th. Look for signs! In case of rain, the event will be held indoors at a space located at 45th and Adeline.
Event Date:Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:00PM
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 6:10PM
FOIA Lawsuit Filed Over Efforts to Limit Municipalities' Foreclosure Prevention Options - by ACLU of Northern California
San Francisco – The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Popular Democracy today filed a lawsuit (see PDF) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to compel the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to provide details about the agency's relationship with the financial industry and its efforts to block municipalities from using eminent domain to prevent foreclosures.
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 12:03PM
Six California Animals Among Top 10 Endangered Species Act Success Stories - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES— A report released today by the Endangered Species Coalition (see PDF) names six animals from California among the greatest successes of the Endangered Species Act, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this month. Two of the animals, the El Segundo blue butterfly and the southern sea otter, are unique to Southern California. Four of the other animals highlighted in today’s report are also found in California — the humpback whale, green sea turtle, peregrine falcon and bald...
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 11:43AM
Honoring Lynne Stewart - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 11:43PM
Obama's Rogue Agenda - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 11:42PM
Creating False Memories - by steve lerman
Stream or download at http://greatspeechesandinterviews.blogspot.com/ Broadcast at Access Sacramento, Sundays 6-8pm PST at http://www.live365.com/stations/accesssacramento?site=pro
Event Date:Sun Dec 8, 2013 6:00PM
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 5:03PM
Legal Brief Shows Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s Rehearing Request Has No Legal Merit - by Amy Trainer
Environmental groups support Interior Department’s opposition to Drakes Bay Oyster Company's en banc rehearing and affirm 9th Circuit Appeals Court's denial of preliminary injunction.
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 2:15PM