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Bay Delta Conservation Plan's Terminal Flaws Remain - by Dan Bacher
"These minor changes appear to save money for the water-takers on construction and possibly operation costs, but they still do not address local concerns," said Osha Meserve, counsel for Local Agencies of the North Delta (LAND). “It is a misnomer to call the new configuration ‘gravity flow’ as if it will operate on its own." Photo of American River, one of the main tributaries of the Sacramento River, above the Watt Avenue in Sacramento. The Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the p...
Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:23PM
Live Streamers Make Great Informants - by WeCopwatch
There are many ways to effectively document the movement while protecting the space, its movements and people’s privacy. Live Streaming is generally NOT one of them. A common issue with Streamers is their display of entitlement, often citing the value of bringing the movement to the people. But Streamers have a hard time admitting that the police find their work more valuable then demonstrators.
Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:56AM
Overnight Camping Parking Enforcement temp suspended in Menlo Park - by D. Boyer
Menlo Park has issued a statement on Nixle that says it will not enforce the ban on overnight parking/camping cars for the holidays.
Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:58AM
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Condemns RAD Public Housing Privatization Scheme - by Lynda Carson
In an effort to save public housing in Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco, Alameda County and all across the nation, a December 10 letter to President Obama from Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services in the House of Representatives, condemns the Rental Assistance Demonstration program (RAD)!
Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:03AM
Animal Groups Sue California Rodeo Salinas for Underreporting Animal Injuries - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Salinas, Calif. — On December 17, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a lawsuit against the California Rodeo Salinas and its head veterinarian Tim Eastman for failing to report animal injuries to the state veterinary medical board, as required under California law. The defendants are accused of significantly underreporting the number of animals injured at the California Rodeo Salinas, the largest rodeo in the state and one of the largest in the country. In the last...
Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:49PM
Press Release: Eviction of 83-Year Old Sacramento Tenant Sparks Statewide - by Dean Preston, Tenants Together
California’s statewide tenant rights organization has issued an urgent action alert calling on a landlord to stop the eviction of 83-year old Sacramento tenant Dorothy Morris, a tenant of the Sacramento Manor senior living community in Sacramento.
Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:39PM
Hey Whites, Here’s a Good Start to Challenging White Supremacy: No More “White Blocs” - by Cindy Milstein
This piece originally appeared on my blog, Outside the Circle, at cbmilstein.wordpress.com, where you can sign up to receive noticed when I publish new writings. You can also follow me on Twitter at @CindyMilstein. Enjoy, share, reprint, post, tweet any of my writings . . . as long as it’s free as in “free water” and “freedom.”
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:22PM
Fuck The Police Friday - by
14th & Broadway, Oakland
Event Date:Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:15PM
Organizing to make the police obsolete (audio/mpeg 2.2MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
KPFA spoke to Berkeley Copwatch co-founder Andrea Prichett about a list of local campaigns to move from protest to real change and make the police obsolete.
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:45PM
Google Lawyer Jack Halprin Runs From Tenants He's Evicting After They Block His Bus - by Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
On December 16th, at 6:30 in the morning as it was still dark outside, tenants from 812 Guerrero and activists from Eviction Free San Francisco blocked the Google bus that Jack Halprin was going to ride, protesting his eviction of them. When he saw his bus blocked, he ran from the scene back to his house. Protestors followed him there, and picketed outside. There was also representation from the Justice For Alex Nieto Committee, making connections between gentrification and increased poli...
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:06AM
House Passes Salmon-Killing Drought Relief Bill - by Dan Bacher
or many years, corporate agribusiness interests and their Astroturf groups, including the Coalition for a Sustainable Delta and the Latino Water Coalition, have blamed Endangered Species Act protections for Delta smelt and Central Valley Chinook salmon for creating an alleged "Dust Bowl" on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. However, the campaign to blame Delta smelt and salmon for reductions in Delta exports was shown to be a big “red herring,” pardon the pun, when Restore the ...
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:58AM
Oakland nonprofit bribes tenants to give up private information - by Lynda Carson
Last week low-income tenants in around 1,400 rental units were served a three page survey packet of very personal questions, and were informed in an accompanying flier that if they submitted the completed survey to the property manager or online with Survey Monkey Inc., that they would be entered into a raffle to win a $100 Visa gift card.
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:33AM
Nurses to Issue Impact Report, Urge State Officials to Save Daughters of Charity - by via National Nurses United
Registered nurses who work in five Daughters of Charity hospitals across California will hold a Sacramento press conference Wednesday to urge Attorney General Kamala Harris to approve the sale of the hospitals to a buyer that has pledged to stop the threatened closure of the hospitals and preserve critical healthcare services. Photo: Registered Nurses held a vigil on Dec. 12, in front of O'Connor Hospital in San Jose supporting the sale to Prime Healthcare.
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:11PM
Here is how we are going to win - by Mike Rhodes
The map below illustrates voting patterns in the City of Fresno in the November 2012 presidential race. Red = Romney and Blue = Obama. All but a few precincts in the far north of the city voted for Obama. However, voter turnout in north Fresno is much higher (85%) than in the southeast and southwest (sometimes as low as 20%). It is low voter turnout that makes it possible for conservative Republicans to dominate the political landscape in Fresno.
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:09PM
On Black Objecthood and Noodles - by Yellow Peril
A report-back from Santa Rita
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:27PM
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Visualizes the Loss of Black Population in the Bay Area - by Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project is releasing an interactive map detailing shift in black populations from 1970 to 2013. Viewers can click through the panels on the left to witness demographic change by neighborhood. Viewers can also pan out to witness shifts across the United States during this time period. The map is here: http://www.antievictionmappingproject.net/black.html
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:07PM
Why #ShutItDown? Anti-system 1/4 sheet flyer for passing out - by contributor
A doublesided quarter-sheet we produced for mass distribution during demos, to drivers stuck behind blockades, etc. anywhere in the Bay or beyond.
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:19AM
Setting the Record Straight on the Peter Thiel Protest at UC Berkeley - by Berkeley Sousveillance
On Thursday, Dec 11, an article from Counterforce was posted (on Indybay), which would lead readers to believe the group calling itself CounterForce organized and led the protest against Peter Thiel. In the article, CounterForce takes credit for the protest with phrases "we shut down" and "we found it opportune to direct the current energy", etc. This article contains disinformation. CounterForce did not organize the protest against Thiel, and did not lead the marchers into the Wheeler Co...
Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:51PM
Santa Cruzans Block Streets, Stage Die-In during Day of Protest Against Police Violence - by Alex Darocy
On December 13, community members in Santa Cruz joined people across the country for a national day of protest against police violence. The focus of the protests have primarily been on the police killings of three black individuals, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, which all came to national attention in 2014. After a rally at the Town Clock, demonstrators marched down Pacific Avenue to the corner of Cooper Street where a die in was held for 4 1/2 minutes, which represented the 4 1...
Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:19PM
Who are you calling immigrant, pilgrim? - freeway graffiti - by Dave Id
Who are you calling immigrant, pilgrim?
Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:47PM