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Liberate The Land: Direct Action to Plant Food and Hold Space - by Ryan Rising
The Free Farm: 950 Gough Street @ Eddy Street, San Francisco
Event Date:Sat Jun 1, 2013 1:00PM
Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 12:54AM
UC & FEMA Tree Removal in East Bay Hills - Public Meeting - by Hchapot
Claremont Middle School, 5750 College Ave., Oakland.
Event Date:Sat May 18, 2013 10:00AM
Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 7:13PM
Delta Stewardship Council Adopts Plan Amidst Massive Opposition - by Dan Bacher
Nicky Suard, owner of Snug Harbor Resorts in Walnut Grove on the Delta, summed up the lack of credible science in the Delta Plan and the EIR when she described it as "Salad Bowl Science," where the plan officials "pick and choose" the science to justify their pre-determined goals. "Don't pass this plan," Suard urged the Council. "It will destroy the Delta and everything in it." Photo of Wendy Stokes, Chair of Restore the Delta, speaking at the protest at the Delta Stewardship Council m...
Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:43PM
Three fracking moratorium bills pass Assembly Resources Committee - by Dan Bacher
Kristin Lynch, Pacific region director for Food and Water Watch, said the Natural Resources Committee “sided with the people of California” when it voted to advance legislation that places a moratorium on fracking. “From the food that California farmers grow today to the long-term future of our state’s water resources and air, California’s economy and vital resources hang in the balance if we allow fracking to continue in California,” stated Lynch. Photo courtesy of Food an...
Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 4:08PM
A Few Words from a David Grefrath, who is currently in jail for farming - by Samara Steele / David Grefrath
On Saturday, May 11th, over a hundred people gathered at the Gill Tract in Albany with the intention of using publicly-owned university land to grow vegetables for a 2nd year in a row. The following Monday, police raided the the farm, forcing everyone to stand on the sidewalk and watch as the cops used a tractor to shred the freshly planted vegetables. Four people were arrested on Monday, including David Grefarth, who works as baker at the Nabolom Bakery in Berkeley. David att...
Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 6:56PM
Re-Occupy The Farm! - by
San Pablo Ave & Monroe in Albany, CA
Event Date:Sat May 18, 2013 11:00AM
Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 4:52PM
Californians Against Fracking Rally - by Rose Braz
Governor Jerry Brown's Office: State of California Bldg, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Event Date:Thu May 30, 2013 12:00PM
Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 11:33AM
Police Raid Volunteer Farm, arrest 4, & illegally abuse UC Berkeley student - by Teresa Smith
Summary: On Monday, university police raided the all-volunteer farm at the Gill Tract. Four people were arrested. One of them was Brooke Marino, a geography student from UC Berkeley, who was standing on a public sidewalk outside the property. As seen in the vdieo footage, Marino was being nonviolent. Police, however, put her in a "pain compliance hold" and carried her by her neck across the street. Civil Rights attorney Dan Siegel witnessed this, and says the police broke the law by bypas...
Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 10:19AM
Bay-Delta salmon population just one fifth of mandated goal - by Dan Bacher
“After two closed salmon fishing seasons in 2008 and 2009, and a token season in 2010, fishermen are fishing again, but we remain far below the abundant runs required by law,” said Zeke Grader, executive director of Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association and GGSA board member. “Stronger Delta pumping restrictions are paying off but we have to finish the job and get these salmon runs rebuilt.” Photo of commercial salmon fishing boat outside of the Golden Gate by Dan B...
Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 8:24AM
Barrigan-Parrilla will oppose Delta tunnels at Senate hearing - by Dan Bacher
"We oppose the rush to build a project that would exterminate salmon runs, destroy sustainable family farms and saddle taxpayers with tens of billions in debt, mainly to benefit a small number of huge corporate agribusinesses on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta (RTD). Photo of Governor Jerry Brown, flanked by California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, at the press con...
Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 8:18AM
Desal Advocacy and Conflict of Interest - Santa Cruz and Soquel Creek Water District - by Paul Gratz
Last week at the so-called special joint study session, the City of Santa Cruz and Soquel Creek Water District rolled out their advocacy campaign to build political and public acceptance for the desal EIR study and approval of the regional desal plant. All eyes are now on Santa Cruz , which should be considered the litmus test for the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary’s desal future. If the Santa Cruz “expandable” regional desal plant is approved, then desal industry leaders can easily pur...
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:02PM
Occupy the Farm RePlants the Gill Tract!~ - by Ryan Rising
Occupy the Farm has gathered at the Gill Tract in Albany, CA, and walked back on to the land to replant uprooted seedlings and put some new plant starts into the ground. Over one hundred people and one bunny got together across Monroe Street from the piece of land that was planted Saturday and tilled under earlier this Monday morning and walked back on to the land arm in arm.
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 8:18PM
More Links between Drakes Bay Oyster Co., Right-Wing Groups - by EAC of West Mariin
With a hearing scheduled in the 9th Circuit Federal Appeals Court tomorrow, May 14th, the long-scheduled closure of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company has become a cause celebre of well-funded conservative groups, as they seek to overturn the Interior Department’s decision so they can open more of our protected public lands to oil and gas exploration.
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 2:08PM
Four Arrests, A Tractor Sit-In, and A Destroyed Farm - by Ryan Rising
Four people are arrested today attempting to plant and then defend a community farm in Albany, CA on a piece of land owned and planned to be paved over and developed by the University of California at Berkeley. Many farmers express they want a peaceful and voluntary shift towards all people taking care of each other, and also that destruction of food will not be tolerated. RISE UP
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:55PM
Occupy The Farm Raided - by Molly Batchelder
Occupy the Farm Raided
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:30AM
Costa introduces legislation to strip ESA protections for Delta fish - by Dan Bacher
"Congressman Jim Costa’s call to restrict the Endangered Species Act gets to the heart of the problem with current management of the Delta, as well as Governor Brown’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta. "Five times more in water rights has been promised to water takers than what exists in the watershed. Rep. Costa’s solution is to simply further deprive the largest estuary on the Pacific Coast of the Americas, the Delta...
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 8:42AM
Day One Occupy The Farm 5 11 13 Albany Gill Tract Farm - by Darin Bauer
The Southern part of the Gill Tract is in danger of being zoned differently than the northern part, Whole Foods dropped their bid, there has been an ongoing community battle for the proper usage of this farmland. It is the last of the A1 type land [agriculture,] in the east bay. The community at large would like to see the farm drop GMO and corporate sponsorship, and not sell the land to commercial real estate developers. Rather than grow GMO fava, corn and let the land waste with wild mustar...
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:28AM
Liberate the Land Party! Occupy the Farm Returns to Gill Tract - by Occupy the Farm
Meet up at Albany City Hall, 1000 San Pablo Ave!
Event Date:Sat May 11, 2013 12:00PM
Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 11:48AM
Brown and Obama administrations set Oct. 1 deadline for draft tunnel plan - by Dan Bacher
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta, responded to the state-federal announcement by stating, “The governor’s new Oct. 1 deadline is an attempt to thread the needle between pressure from the water-takers, who are threatening to stop paying for the BDCP, and the delay he faces because the science stubbornly still shows his tunnels would kill the Delta."
Posted: Thu May 9, 2013 5:18PM
Sierra Club California Condemns Governor's Delta Policy - by Dan Bacher
Based on recently released chapters of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), the tunnel proposal “will be disastrous for the environment, the cultural resources and the economy in the Delta,” the letter from Sierra Club California says.
Posted: Tue May 7, 2013 5:58PM