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Drought Shows Folly of Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnels - by Dan Bacher
"It is lucky for the South of Delta agricultural Central Valley Project contractors (and Kern County Water Agency) that the tunnels were not already built," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of RTD. "If so, they would have had to pay hundreds of millions of dollars with no water supply."
Posted: Tue Mar 3, 2015 5:38PM
Mission Tenants at Station 40 Battle Eviction as SFPD Murders Amilcar Perez-Lopez - by FireWorks
On February 26th, San Francisco Police gunned down Amilcar Perez-Lopez, a 21 year-old man who had just gotten off work. Police claim that Amilcar was wielding a knife and lunged at them, forcing them to shoot him in the street. Neighbors and witnesses claim a much different version of events. They claim that police fired into near-by homes and kept residents inside while they concocted a story to deliver to the media. Over the next several days, people took to the streets and faced down polic...
Posted: Tue Mar 3, 2015 2:40PM
Chartering Austerity: A Look at the Fight Against Charter Schools in Oakland - by FireWorks
Interview with Classroom Struggle on the fight against charter schools in Oakland.
Posted: Tue Mar 3, 2015 2:32PM
96 Hours of Action Begins at UC Santa Cruz - by Alex Darocy
During the first week of March, students across California are mobilizing for "96 Hours of Action" by organizing demonstrations to be held over the course of four consecutive days to shut down, they say, "the racist, classist, corporate, militarized police state." The actions are in response to the recent University of California tuition hikes, but they also link the shrinking budget for education in California to the expansion of prisons and policing. On March 2, UCSC's 96 Hours of Action be...
Posted: Tue Mar 3, 2015 1:12AM
Friends of Station 40 Press Conference, The Mission, SF - by hanna quevedo
Last week the collective received eviction court papers (an unlawful detainer) from landlords Ahuva, Emmanuel, and Barak Jolish. Although the Jolish family had previously stated its intentions to sell, they have refused a proposal presented by the Station 40 collective, SF Community Land Trust, and Mission Economic Development Agency to sell their property to the land trust, in what would be a win-win situation for the property owners, current tenants, and Mission community at large. Fr...
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 11:14PM
Neighbors For Justice 4 Amilcar Perez-lopez (Press Release 3-2-2015) - by NEIGHBORS FOR JUSTICE 4 AMILCAR PEREZ-LOPEZ
Neighbors for Justice for Amilcar Perez-Lopez issue a press release on March 2, 2015 to denounce SFPD townhall meeting and demand justice for Amilcar.
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 10:31PM
Pressure for Federal Protection of Monarch Butterfly Grows as Public Comment Period Closes - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— More than half a million people called on the government to protect the monarch butterfly today, as the public comment period on protecting monarchs under the Endangered Species Act closed. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now has nine months to determine whether to propose protections for the iconic orange-and-black butterfly, which has declined by 90 percent in the past 20 years. The agency’s review of the monarch was spurred by a legal petition filed in August by the Cent...
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 6:33PM
Logging Industry Fails Again to Strip Threatened Seabird of Protections - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The DC Circuit Court of Appeals last Friday rejected yet another attempt by the timber industry to remove federal endangered species protections from the marbled murrelet, a unique coastal bird found in the Pacific Northwest. The appeal was the timber industry’s fifth attempt in the past decade to eliminate protections for the old-growth forests that marbled murrelets call home, despite undisputed scientific evidence that has shown murrelets are continuing to disappear from th...
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 6:26PM
Friends of Station 40 Press Conference (video/mp4 286.4MB) - by Friends of Station 40
Friends of Station 40 will be supporting tenants of Station 40, the eleven-year-old collective household and political events space located at 3030B 16th Street, in their fight against eviction.
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 6:24PM
Amah Mutsun Letter to Pope Francis Regarding the Canonization of Junipero Serra - by via Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
On February 24, the Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band of Ohlone Indians, Valentin Lopez, wrote an open letter to Pope Francis, making him aware that the Amah Mutsun will rescind their request for a mass of reconciliation if Juniper Serra is named a Saint.
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 6:03PM
MUA(Mujeres Unidas Y Activas) update of DAPA AND DACA Injunction on Setting the Standard (audio/mpeg 35.4MB) - by paz
Regional Immigrant Rights Work MUA is a leader in regional efforts that ensure that the Bay Area continues to be on the cutting edge of pushing pro-immigrant rights policies. In addition to halting the deportations and ensuring due process for all, MUA works in coalition with other organizations to respond to emerging issues in the immigrant community. Among these are a response to the current humanitarian crisis of mothers and children crossing the border form Central America and Mex...
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 5:08PM
Three Restoration Grants Totaling $665,237 Go to Salmon Projects in Marin - by Joanna Nasar
SPAWN Secures Funding to Complete Habitat Restoration on San Geronimo Golf Course
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 3:57PM
Rally and March for Civic Center Campus - by Allan Fisher
Assemble at 750 Eddy Street, Civic Center Campus (Tenderloin Campus); march to City Hall
Event Date:Thu Mar 5, 2015 1:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 12:41PM
SB 608 "Right to Rest Act" introduced in California State Senate - by Homeless Persons Legal Assistance Project
Q&A About the Right to Rest Act
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 11:11AM
Monterey County Observer Weighs in on the BearCat - by Doug Loisel (posted by Norse)
Loisel sent me this piece a few days ago for my radio show or however I wanted to use it. I think it hits home. I hope those opposing the BearCat broaden their sights to focus on ongoing police violence, secrecy, political shenanagans, racism, and abuses against homeless people. Otherwise this is a tempest in a teapot so all we good liberals can stroke ourselves. Also, let's be sure not to offend the SCPD and interfere with their funding stream by criticizing the documented abuses of "fal...
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 10:55AM
"No to US Policy of Endless War!" Protest on 12th Anniversary of U.S. Invasion of Iraq - by ANSWER Coalition
Powell & Market Sts.
Event Date:Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 10:46AM
Indigenous Nations Rally to Protect Medicine Lake from Geothermal Desecration - by Morning Star Gali
Federal Appeals Court Hearing March 12 in San Francisco, CA Ceremonial sunrise gathering, march, rally, and press conference Immediately following hearing on courthouse steps.
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 9:25AM
Poll reveals most voters oppose Governor Brown's 'big government projects' - by Dan Bacher
There is no doubt that Governor's Brown's approval ratings would slip well below 50 percent if the mainstream media and corporate "environmental" NGOs would stop greenwashing the Governor's environmental record and report the truth about Brown's war on fish, water and the environment. Photo of Jerry Brown courtesy of the Governor's Office
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 7:18AM
Sunset Vigil Held for Amilcar Perez-Lopez in The Mission (SF) - by Anti Police-Terror Project
Friends and neighbors remember 21 Year-Old Killed by San Francisco Police.
Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2015 10:26PM
An Open Letter to the Santa Cruz City Council - by Steve Pleich
Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2015 12:40PM