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Photo essay of protest against Nestlé in Sacramento May 20 - by Dan Bacher
“As California's water supplies dry up, Nestlé continues to make millions selling bottled water and that’s outrageous!” explained Liz McDowell, campaigner for SumOfUs.org. “We’ve stood up to Nestlé exploiting natural resources for profit in the past everywhere from Pakistan to Canada, and now the global community is speaking out before California runs completely dry.” Tim Molina of the Courage Campaign speaks at the protest at the Nestlé bottling plant in Sacramento. Photo ...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:27PM
AFSCME 3299 & CLF Call on UC to Support Equal Pay for its Subcontractors - by via AFSCME 3299
San Francisco: As State and Federal lawmakers struggle to address the growing problems of poverty and income inequality, AFSCME 3299 President Kathryn Lybarger, California Labor Federation Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski and others today publicly called upon UC President Janet Napolitano to support SB 376 (Lara)—a measure that would guarantee that the employees of private firms providing contract services to the University are paid commensurate wages as career UC employees performing the sa...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:00PM
Protesters converge on Nestlé bottling plants in Sacramento and LA - by Dan Bacher
Tim Molina, Strategic Campaign Organizer for the California-based Courage Campaign, said to the crowd, "Today we are saying enough is enough. With people across California doing their part to conserve water -- it’s time that Nestlé did the right thing and put people over profits - by immediately halting their water bottling operations across the State."
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 7:17PM
UCSC Chancellor Blumenthal: Stop the Parking Fee Hikes - by Petition via Teamsters Local 2010
Sign petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ucsc-chancellor-blumenthal
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:53PM
Concerned Residents, Elected Officials Rally in Response to Refugio Beach Spill - by via Food & Water Watch
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Outraged over an oil pipeline burst that Tuesday spilled at least 105,000 gallons of oil into a nine-mile slick along the Pacific Coast near Santa Barbara, at least 150 community members joined non-profit and local elected officials for a rally and press conference today at Santa Barbara County Courthouse to express the urgent need to place a moratorium on fracking and phase out oil development in California. Photo: Santa Barbara County Community Members Urge Gov. Brown ...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:40PM
Pipeline Owner in Santa Barbara Oil Spill Has Had 175 Spill Incidents Since 2006 - by Center for Biological Diversity
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.— The company that owns the pipeline involved in Tuesday’s major oil spill in Santa Barbara has had 175 incidents (mostly oil spills) nationwide since 2006, including 11 in California, according to a Center for Biological Diversity analysis of federal documents.
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:30PM
Big Oil Trashes the California Coast - by Dan Bacher
Preliminary reports indicated that the ruptured 24 inch pipeline in Goleta leaked an estimated 21,000 gallons of crude oil Tuesday. However, the pipeline company may have actually released as much as 105,000 gallons, with tens of thousands of gallons going into the ocean, according to the latest data from Plains All American. Photo of oil on the beach courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:54AM
May Day Anti-Capitalist/Oakland 2 Baltimore March, 2015: photos - by Dave Id
May Day in Oakland began with the ILWU shutting down the port of Oakland in a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. A large morning march then headed to Oscar Grant plaza for an afternoon rally. Originally, a call-out was made for an evening anti-capitalist march starting at Latham Square, but after Baltimore exploded in protest on the day of Freddie Grey's funeral on April 27, the march was instead called as a solidarity action, Oakland 2 Baltimore. At it's height, marchers ...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 12:20AM
APTP returns to Home Depot to hold protest for women’s lives stolen by police terror - by Anti Police-Terror Project
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Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 4:25PM
Santa Barbara oil spill highlights dangers of offshore fracking and drilling - by Dan Bacher
"The oil spill near Refugio State Beach is a stark reminder of the dangerous risks expanded oil drilling poses to Santa Barbara County’s environment and its residents’ quality of life," said Becca Claassen, Santa Barbara County Organizer of Food & Water Watch. Photo of offshore oil rig courtesy of theecoreport.com.
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 9:03PM
UC Students Address UC Regents on Sexual Violence - by via nowUCSB
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—On Thurs. May 21, 830AM, at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, nowUCSB and UC students will address the UC Regents regarding college sexual violence and students’ struggles for justice with Title IX.
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 5:01PM
May Day Protest 2015 - ILWU Local 10 Initiates Protest Against Police Terror - by Kavilier Films
This is a documentary about the May 1 action on the Oakland docks by ILWU Local 10 and supporters to protest police terror
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 5:29AM
OUTSIDE THE FRAME: Radical Queer Film Festival June 19-21 - by QUIT!
Outside the Frame: Queers for Palestine Film Festival, June 19-21 at Brava Theater in San Francisco, brings together filmmakers, performers and activists opposed to Israeli policies in Palestine and in protest of the pinkwashing of the SFLGBT film festival through the Israeli Consulate’s cash donations.
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 12:15AM
California Officials Won’t Test More Water Wells for Oil Waste - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— After testing just nine water supply wells for contamination from illegal oil industry waste disposal operations, California regulators admitted today that they do not plan to do any additional state testing of water wells near protected aquifers tainted by illegal disposal wells.
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:30PM
CA May Revise Backslides into Aggressive Prison Construction, Punting Population Reduction - by via CURB
CA May Revise Backslides into Aggressive Prison Construction, Punting Durable Population Reduction
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:22PM
Referendum Suspends Santa Cruz County Ban on Medical Cannabis Cultivation - by via Responsible Cultivation Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California – May 16, 2015 – The first successful Santa Cruz County referendum in 13 years has suspended an ordinance adopted by the County Board of Supervisors to ban all commercial cannabis cultivation. The ban was adopted on April 14, 2015, and was to go into effect on May 15, 2015.
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 3:18PM
CSU Teaching Staff in a "Race To The Bottom: Losing Ground and Losing Faith" - by California Faculty Association
Both the quantitative and the qualitative data reveal a significant economic precariousness in the lives of many CSU faculty. From these responses (and from the salary data provided in our first paper), it is undeniable that significant numbers of faculty teaching in the CSU today are among California’s “working poor.” Many others are financially hanging on by a thread through a variety of means...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:40AM
CDFW celebrates "Endangered Species Day" as it hastens species extinction - by Dan Bacher
You just can't make this stuff up - a government agency like the California Department of Fish and Wildlife "celebrating" National Endangered Species Day when it appears to be doing everything it can to benefit agribusiness and other corporate interests at the expense of endangered species, along with a host of fish and wildlife species not formally listed under the federal and state Endangered Species Acts!
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 10:49AM
“Tribute to Roque Dalton" event@lapena/ inteview with mauel Arias on Settingthe standard - by paz
Roque Dalton (1935-1957) es el poeta más destacado de El Salvador. Su vida: una novela de aventuras. Su poesía: la explosión de chispas entre utopía política y entusiasmo, entre convicción revolucionaria y obsesión por las herejías. English Description: Roque Dalton (1935-75) is the most known poet of El Salvador. Sentenced to death by the Salvadoran dictatorships because of his subversive activities, he managed to avoid his execution two times. He lived his exile in Mexico, Pra...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 3:31AM
Canal littering exacerbates drinking water from canals - by Christine Kroll
Recent decisions by Fresno Irrigation District are that "canal water [is] to be restricted to 90,000 acre-feet to recharge underground aquifers and to surface water treatment plants in Fresno and Clovis." (Fresno Bee, May 14th ) Canals conveying future potable water have severe implications when the canals are almost filthy enough to require wastewater treatment before being passed through the water treatment plant. This article talks about issues involving litter, herbicide use, and tox...
Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 9:17AM