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1 Million CA Students Attend School in 1-Mile Impact Zone for Derailing Oil Trains - by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif.— More than 1 million California children attend school within a one-mile evacuation zone of railroads used by oil trains, according to a new analysis (http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/oil_trains/methodology.html) by the Center for Biological Diversity. Oil trains have experienced a dramatic increase in explosions and derailments across the country in recent years.
Posted: Thu Sep 3, 2015 4:53PM
State maintains loophole for cancer-causing pesticides - by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Sacramento, CA, August 24, 2015 - Late Friday, state officials responded — and again signaled delay — on implementing restrictions for the use of the cancer-causing pesticide Telone. This comes on the heals of repeated requests to end the practice of “banking” allowances for hazardous pesticide use from year-to-year. And across the state, children are returning to school, some of them in very close proximity to fields where heavy amounts of the Telone are used.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:02PM
A Report from the Conspiracy of Insurgent Anarchists Concerning the Past Two Years - by Conspiracy of Insurgent Anarchists
"A Report from the Conspiracy of Insurgent Anarchists Concerning the Past Two Years in the San Francisco Bay Area." An article claiming that the San Francisco Bay Area has been experiencing unprecedented revolt over that course of the past several years -- and that ceaselessly implacable, energetic, spiky anarchists have been leading the way.
Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:27PM
Petition: Institute a one mile buffer zone between schools and spraying pesticides - by via change.org
Institute a 1 mile buffer zone between schools and spraying pesticides and at least a week's notice to schools before spraying begins. Sign petition: https://www.change.org/p/institute-a-1-mile-buffer-zone-between-schools-and-spraying-pesicides-and-at-least-a-week-s-notice-to-schools-before-spraying-begins
Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:19PM
Occupy the Farm BIG ACTION! - by susan p.
Corner of Monroe & San Pablo, Albany
Event Date:Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:00PM
Posted: Thu Jul 9, 2015 7:40PM
Highway Six Sentencing Hearing ACLU Letter of Support - by Steve Pleich
Justice Will Be Served By Moderated Sentence
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:24PM
Statement Read by Lori Nixon at the Highway Six Sentencing Hearing - by via Lori Nixon
Today, five of the six UCSC students charged with blocking Highway 17 in Santa Cruz to protest tuition increases at the University of California, and the connection to police brutality, were each sentenced to 30 days in jail by Judge Denine Guy. In May, all six students pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts each after requesting an indicated sentence from Judge Guy when prosecutors informed them they would not negotiate a plea deal. Three of the five students read statements before the...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:21PM
Racial inequality persists in Berkeley schools graduation rates - by Rasheed Shabazz
School officials boast that Berkeley High graduation rates have gone up, yet racial inequality still exists and persists. Black graduation rates have increased over the past five years at Berkeley High, but the number of total students is declining. Also, fewer students are graduating from Berkeley Technology Academy, a continuation school in South Berkeley attended primarily by students of color.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:53PM
Who Is Destroying Berkeley's People's Park? - by People's Park Is Not Over
People once associated with the People's Park community are tapping out, as UC Berkeley makes further incursions into the space. Former Park allies are ending their support for People's Park, and some are even raiding what they can as they make their exit. The People's Park website is under control of people who have no intention of updating the Park's internet presence, and the People's Park funds have been absconded with. People's Park is being dismantled by individuals who have given up th...
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:17PM
Take Back Santa Cruz Members Coordinate Internet Attack Against UCSC Students - by TBSC Watchdog
Members of the organization Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC) coordinated an internet attack against the UCSC student activists who are facing an upcoming court hearing to sentence them for blocking a local highway to protest tuition increases. The TBSC members left taunts as a group on the students' facebook event page into the early morning on June 25th. Many locals were angered when traffic became congested after the students blocked the highway during the protest on March 3 and TBSC members rab...
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:38AM
UCSC Highway Six Back in Court June 29 & 30 - by Alex Darocy
The six UCSC students charged in association with the March 3 blockade of Highway 17, where it meets Highway 1 in Santa Cruz, will be back in court on June 29 and June 30. On June 29 at 10:00am, there will be a hearing in Santa Cruz County Superior Court to finalize their sentence, and on June 30 at 1:30pm there will be a restitution hearing.
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:30PM
Hearing on Mistreated Mother Pigs at State Fair - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Fight Continues for Illegally Confined Mother Pigs at California State Fair
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:00PM
People's Park tree clearing coordinated with new Sproul grand opening (video/x-ms-wmv 179.6MB) - by Berkeley Review
During a Berkeley city council work session on November 27th of 2012, a presentation was given by representatives of the UC Berkeley, the Telegraph Business Association and the Berkeley Design Association. Half the Chancellor's funds for the new Sproul project was set aside for projects on Telegraph Avenue and People's Park. The work session was supposed to be an initial round of public discussions on the future of Telegraph Avenue as it relates to the redevelopment of Sproul. There were n...
Posted: Sat Jun 6, 2015 5:35PM
Native American Student Wins Right to Wear Eagle Feather at Graduation - by ACLU of Northern California
On the evening of June 2 we reached a settlement agreement with the Clovis Unified School District on behalf of Christian Titman, a graduating senior who is Native American who will now be able to wear an eagle feather during the graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 4. He will be allowed to wear the eagle feather in his hair during the entire ceremony and attach the feather on his cap for the traditional tassel turn.
Posted: Thu Jun 4, 2015 5:42AM
UC bans DIY woodwork projects in People's Park, as UC continues decommissioning process - by A Berkeley Post
As UC Berkeley continues their process of decommissioning People's Park, volunteers have been told that Do-It-Yourself woodworking projects are banned by "campus officials". The Park is supposed to opensource. There is a world music festival on June 13th. The stage needs a bit of work prior to the show. This Saturday (June 6th), volunteers want to place a new top on the stage, and make other adjustments. However the UC has informed volunteers that the stage can only be painted, not fixed.
Posted: Wed Jun 3, 2015 11:27PM
UC Santa Cruz Lecturers Mark Expiration of Contract with "St. Precaria's Picnic" - by Alex Darocy
On June 1 the Lecturer's labor contract at UC Santa Cruz expired, and union members with American Federation of Teachers Local 2199 and their supporters marked the day by picketing - and picnicking - at the base of campus. Messages in support of adjunct-faculty members and a more democratized University of California system were displayed as individuals held several large, colorful puppets. Food was served, and the day-long event was dubbed "St. Precaria's Picnic."
Posted: Wed Jun 3, 2015 6:46PM
Native American Student Challenges Ban on Ceremonial Feathers During Graduation - by ACLU of Northern California
FRESNO—Today a Native American graduating senior at Clovis High School filed a notice of intent to file an emergency lawsuit to challenge the school district’s refusal to allow him to wear and display a small eagle feather during the graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 4. The student will only be able to wear the eagle feather, an item with religious and cultural significance, on his graduation cap during the ceremony if a court intervenes. The notice asks for an emergency court hearing...
Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2015 4:05PM
Gill Tract Protesters Disrupt Two Sprouts Supermarkets to Stop Development of Farmland - by Occupy the Farm
For Immediate Release
Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 11:52AM
Picket-Picnic for UC Lecturers - by Chris Hables Gray, UC-AFT
From 8 in the morning until 4pm, UCSC-AFT lecturers will be picketing and picnicking (12 to 2pm) at the main entrance to campus. Come by to learn about our contract fight (contract expires June 1!) and the progressive labor movement.
Event Date:Mon Jun 1, 2015 8:00AM
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 9:47AM
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