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920 Chickens Killed in Shocking Central Valley Chicken Massacre - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
Caruthers, Calif. — The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator(s) who used a golf club to massacre 920 chickens at a Foster Farms facility. The massacre occurred the morning of September 20 approximately 20 miles south of Fresno. Media reports indicate that the killers broke into the property through a hole in the fence at 3691 West Swanson Ave. and used a golf club, and possibly another in...
Posted: Wed Oct 1, 2014 4:12PM
Judge Rejects Water-Grabbing Lawsuit over Trinity River Flows - by Dan Bacher
"Straight up, if the Bureau of Reclamation did not make the decision to augment flows on the Klamath, we would be right now cleaning up thousands of salmon carcasses on the river,” said Thomas P. O'Rourke, Sr., Chairman of the Yurok Tribe. “We applaud Judge O'Neill's decision. We need to do everything possible to ensure in-basin fish needs are met and to prevent another heartbreaking tragedy on the Klamath River." Photo of Lewiston Dam on the Trinity River by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Wed Oct 1, 2014 3:37PM
Free Radio Santa Cruz Announces August Activist of the Month - by FRSC Collective
FRSC awards another free month of shows.
Posted: Wed Oct 1, 2014 2:55PM
Governor signs Chesbro bill to protect fisheries from ‘frankenfish’ - by Dan Bacher
“As chair of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture since 2010, every year I have authored an ‘omnibus’ bill to protect California fisheries and enhance commercial and sport fishing in the state,” Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro said. “The idea for this year’s bill – to protect our irreplaceable salmon and steelhead fisheries – came out of the annual Fisheries Forum that the Joint Committee hosted at the Capitol earlier this year."
Posted: Wed Oct 1, 2014 8:44AM
Salinas: Families React To Release Of Police Officers Named In Shootings - by
Salinas City Hall Lincoln St. Salinas CA.
Event Date:Wed Oct 1, 2014 11:00AM
Posted: Wed Oct 1, 2014 5:49AM
Save Paula's Cottage Rally to Stop Granny Unit Evictions - by Mithrell Bowerman
In Front of City Hall facing Center Street.(809 Center Street, Santa Cruz)
Event Date:Tue Oct 7, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:12PM
Salinas: National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality - by
Salinas Police Department 222 Lincoln Ave, Salinas, California 93901
Event Date:Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:37PM
Giant tree fruit grower suggests suing Berkeley over resolution supporting Fresno workers - by United Farm Workers
Berkeley, Calif.—One of America’s largest tree fruit growers is suggesting a lawsuit against Berkeley if its city council approves a resolution at tonight’s meeting urging giant Gerawan Farming Inc. to refrain from violating state labor laws and to “immediately implement [a] union contract issued by [a] neutral mediator and the state of California” last year.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:35PM
Corcoran SHU Prisoners Start Hunger Strike for Decent Healthcare; Support Needed Now - by via Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity
The medical care at Corcoran SHU is so bad that life-threatening situations have occurred on too many occasions to the people in the SHU and possibly also elsewhere at CSP-Corcoran that they have had to resort to a hunger strike, the ultimate nonviolent protest, in order to make this point known to the warden, the medical receiver appointed by the court to oversee California’s notoriously bad prison healthcare, and the administration of the California Department of Corrections (CDCr).
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:15PM
Salinas Police Release Names of Officers Who Killed Residents in 2014 - by Monterey County Police News
The Salinas Police Department sent a letter to various media outlets today releasing the names of the officers involved in killing four Latino Salinas residents in separate incidents this year. The department had delayed releasing the names due to what they called "threats," but now says those threats have subsided. In each shooting, a Sergeant with 10-years or more of service with the SPD was one of the shooters. SPD continues to claim investigations are still ongoing into these killings.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:16PM
New Marijuana Practices in California: Private Security Firm Raiding Mendocino Pot Farms - by markthshark
They wear camouflaged uniforms, bearing military-style insignia. They ride helicopters over the forests of Mendocino County, Calif., on the state's north coast, equipped with firearms, where they cut down illegal marijuana. But they aren't the army. They aren't even the police. They are Lear Asset Management (no phone listing or company website), a private security firm that is attracting a lot of attention for the work it's doing -- and even perhaps some work it hasn't done.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:33PM
Demonstrate to Demand Peevey's Removal at CPUC Meeting - by Josh Hart
505 Van Ness at McAllister in SF
Event Date:Thu Oct 2, 2014 8:30AM
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:29PM
Make it harder for landlords to evict you to rent on Airbnb - by Good Tenant
SIGN (and share) PETITION: http://chn.ge/1ruqCGV
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:30AM
Stop ZIM Action Committee Thanks Supporters of Zim Shanghai Pickets and ILWU Local 10 - by Longshoreman's Daughter
The Stop ZIM Action Committee thanks participants and supporters of the Zim Shanghai blockade on Saturday, September 27, and salutes ILWU Local 10 longshore workers for honoring the picket lines.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:44AM
Liverpool Dockers Solidarity with ILWU Local 10 and Oakland Community Picket of ZIM Ships - by Longshoreman's Daughter
Following the successful blockade of the Zim Shanghai at the Port of Oakland on Saturday, September 27, Liverpool dockworkers both past and present sent the following statement of solidarity to ILWU Local 10 longshore workers, for refusing to cross community picket lines against the Israeli-owned ZIM ships. All day Saturday the Zim Shanghai was prevented from doing business in the Bay Area and sent back out to sea with all its cargo untouched. For several days in August another ZIM ship, ...
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:21AM
Defend democratic control at the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union - by Jesse D. Palmer
The struggle over control of the board of directors of the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union in Berkeley is continuing.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:08AM
Vigil for 'Castro Sweep's' 25th anniversary - by Michael Petrelis
Castro and 18th Streets intersection, near Bank of America corner, in San Francisco
Event Date:Mon Oct 6, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:42PM
Tenants Challenge Arbitrary Eviction of Disabled Tenant from Tioga Apartments in Merced - by Simone Cranston-Rhodes
Merced tenants and allies will hold a press conference on Monday demanding an end to the eviction of Bruce Shand, a long-term, disabled tenant who has called the Tioga Apartments home for over 10 years. The Tioga management served a 60-day eviction notice on Shand that is set to expire this week.
Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:17PM
What is Solitary Confinement? - by Abdul Olugbala Shakur
This is an analysis written recently, and re-printed with permission, by Abdul Olugbala Shakur, a New Afrikan Revolutionary Prisoner currently in solitary confinement in Pelican Bay State Prison. Abdul here discusses the modern manifestations of isolation/solitary confinement and its potential impacts on prison organizing (both inside and out). Please share! If you would like to write to Abdul, his contact information is at the bottom of the article. thanks! -Carl
Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:59AM
Bay Area activists again prevent unloading of Israeli ship - by Charlotte Silver, Electronic Intifada
Labor and Palestine solidarity activists in the San Francisco Bay Area came together again in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning, September 28, to greet a cargo ship from the Israeli line Zim at the Port of Oakland.
Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:31PM