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EASTWEST #3: An Anarchist Newspaper - by EASTWEST
New issue of EASTWEST that was released and distributed at a benefit for those arrested in Ferguson. Includes articles and report backs on recent actions against police terror in Oakland. at the Port of Oakland against Israeli attacks on Gaza, updates on the West Oakland Specific Plan (WOSP), and a feature on the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA.
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:27PM
Protesters should be Given a little more Time at CHSWC Meetings - by reposted
The Commission on Health and Safety And Workers Compensation which is run by Ca AFL-CIO Legislative Director Angie Wei has tried to prevent the public and injured workers from speaking out and asking questions at the commission meetings.
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:10AM
Rally for Equal Rights Amendment - by Granny Mandy
"Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. It's time for these words to be made constitutional law", said Jackie Speier, U.S. Representative for California's 14th congressional district at a rally in Redwood City yesterday. She had introduced legislation for passage this year. In top photo she introduces a woman who worked in an airplane factory during WWII, who said that women were paid the same rate as men while ...
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:17AM
After 90 Percent Decline, Federal Protection Sought for Monarch Butterfly - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety as co-lead petitioners joined by the Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower filed a legal petition today to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking Endangered Species Act protection for monarch butterflies, which have declined by more than 90 percent in under 20 years. During the same period it is estimated that these once-common iconic orange and black butterflies may have lost more than...
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:10PM
Westlands asks Court to block releases for Klamath River salmon - by Dan Bacher
Mike Orcutt, Hoopa Valley Tribe Fisheries Director, said, "Hopefully, logic will prevail as the Judge has the same issue that he will be issuing a ruling on from last year's case." "A New TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) would only be issued if plaintiff can show 'irreparable' harm from BOR's action and they are already getting maximum deliveries from Trinity anyway. Moreover, BOR has already established its water deliveries so they won't be harmed by reductions in their water deliveries....
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:03PM
Keep the Fracking Pressure on Candidates @ the Debate - by Ash Lauth
California Channel, 1121 L St # 110, Sacramento, CA 95814
Event Date:Thu Sep 4, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:11PM
Ex-Santa Cruz Patch Editor Now Selling Mace to Senior Citizens - by Ted Smith
Former Santa Cruz Patch editor Brad Kava, who is still a journalism teacher at Cabrillo College, is now selling a device he invented that offers senior citizens the ability to secure a pepper spray can to their canes. He has named it: "Cane-O-Mite". It is essentially a holster for mace, and the Indiegogo campaign and Youtube video produced to market it feel like Kava is preying on the fears of the elderly. He is even citing an increase in news reporting on crime as a justification in his sale...
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:12PM
Urgent Court Support Request – Unprovoked, unwarranted police assault in Santa Rosa - by via March for Andy Lopez
This is a request from Sarah Abouata to get people from the community to show up in support of her court defense against the Sheriff. Trial Jury selection will begin on Wednesday 8/27 at 10:30 am. The trial is set to begin on Friday, 8/29 in Sonoma County Superior Court - Courtroom 8.
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:47PM
Free the Cuban Five Rally & Program featuring Cuban Poet Nancy Morejón - by National Commitee to Free the Cuban Five
Rally - 5:30 pm at 24th/Mission St., San Francisco Program - 7:00 pm at 2969 Mission St., SF (near 26th St.)
Event Date:Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:30PM
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:06AM
United States Port Actions End Business as Usual For Israel - by Steven Argue
“An injury to one is an injury to all! Tear down the Israeli Apartheid wall!” Declared third generation Oakland ILWU member Clarence Thomas at a rally of 2,000 to 3,000 people that marked the beginning of pickets and demonstrations that drove the Israeli Zim Piraeus ship from the Port of Oakland with only about 2% of its cargo unloaded. The call for these pickets and strike actions originally came from the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) which has asked worke...
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:05AM
Nat'l Day of Action: Hands Up Don't Shoot - by
Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate, San Francisco. Civic Center BART/Muni Metro or Van Ness Muni Metro.
Event Date:Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:00PM
Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:43PM
Santa Cruz Eleven Defendants Follow the Money from Bob Lee to Wells Fargo at Latest Parade - by Alex Darocy
On August 22, another energetic parade was held in support of the final four Santa Cruz Eleven defendants, who are still facing criminal charges in relation to the 2011 occupation of the vacant bank building located at 75 River Street. The course of the parade "followed the money" from District Attorney Bob Lee, who is prosecuting the case, to Wells Fargo Bank. Community members dressed in green and carried large, gold dollar signs. They followed a suit-clad parader wearing a Bob Lee mask who...
Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:02PM
Class Cancelations at City College! (video/quicktime 188.3MB) - by D.Boyer
On Monday August 25, 2014 students gathered in RAM plaza to make their voices heard over the fact that vital classes are getting canceled.
Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:14PM
SCPD Message to African-Americans, “Get Your Black Ass Out Of My City" - by Dennis Etler
The same tactics of racial profiling and police intimidation used by cops in Ferguson, MO occur right here in Santa Cruz. People in Santa Cruz must address these issues head on before we are faced with a Ferguson, MO right here at home. There needs to be a greater awareness that the SCPD is targeting people of color and the homeless with selective enforcement of City ordinances in order to harass and intimidate them. Measures need to be taken to stop the SCPD from engaging in bullying and oth...
Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:21PM
Killer Cops Not Welcome -- Salinas Police Chief in Santa Cruz - by Sin Barras
Meet at the entrance of Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Ave.
Event Date:Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:45PM
Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:05PM
Stop Urban Shield Oakland: RALLY @ MARRIOTT! - by Kamau
Oakland Marriott City Center - 1001 Broadway, Oakland, California 94607
Event Date:Fri Sep 5, 2014 4:00PM
Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:07PM
Oakland City Council Member Rebecca Kaplan On Healthcare & Zim Line Picket - by Labor Video Project
At the national conference of Labor Campaign for Single Payer, Oakland City Council member Rebecca Kaplan who is also a mayoral candidate supported single payer and also supported the protests at the Port of Oakland against the Zim Line ship Piraeus. She also called for an end to US military aid not only to Israel but all other countries.
Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:29PM
Demonstration in Salinas turns into Copwatch-in-Action! - by Direct Action Monterey Network
After a demonstration in protest of the police shootings of four Latino men in Salinas, cops are prevented from arresting a man by the newly formed local Cop Watch.
Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:41AM
It's a mystery! The Disappearing Records of Bob Lee's $34,000 Wells Fargo Loan - by Becky Johnson (posted by Norse)
One of D.A. Bob Lee's principal demands in the Santa Cruz Eleven cases has been "restitution" to Wells Fargo Bank. Why are there "no records" of a $34,000 interest free loan to DA Bob Lee's 2010 re-election campaign from Wells Fargo Bank? On Wednesday August 20th, Judge Steven Siegel held a hearing on a motion by attorney Alexis Briggs to uncover the records of Wells Fargo's 2010 loan to Santa Cruz District Attorney Bob Lee. Lee has been relentless pursuing 11 activists at the cost of hund...
Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:10AM
Spotted Owls Living in Rim Fire Area Slated for Massive Logging Project - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— New data from California’s Rim fire area shows there are at least 37 occupied owl territories in burned forest that the U.S. Forest Service wants to substantially cut as part of a post-fire logging project. Government surveys conducted this spring and summer in the Stanislaus National Forest, where last year’s Rim fire burned, found 33 owl pairs as well as six single owls. The majority are in the area where the agency has proposed to cut more than 600 million board feet o...
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:58PM