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Lawsuit Targets Pacifica Highway Project Threatening Wetlands, Rare Species, Views - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Resident and conservation groups filed a lawsuit in federal court today against the California Department of Transportation and other agencies challenging the approval of the Calera Parkway Project, a proposed highway widening in Pacifica, Calif. The Caltrans project would more than double the width of the existing state Highway 1 for a 1.3-mile portion of the roadway in Pacifica, at a projected cost of more than $50 million, while hurting wetlands, endangered species and the...
Posted: Fri May 8, 2015 4:42PM
The Tech Commute Did Not Take Place - by Fireworks
The mainstream media attempted to portray the May 1st blockade of the Oakland tech commute a failure. An article on SFGate.com carried the headline “May Day rally fails to block tech bus in Oakland.” Further below in the same article, the author goes on to write, “When the lone bus pulled up at 7:40 a.m., it stopped across the street from protesters and left before they could assemble. Other buses were either rerouted or cancelled in anticipation of the protest.”
Posted: Mon May 4, 2015 2:51PM
May 1st March and Rally: Timely Topics in Mountain View - by R. Robertson
Activists gave voice to human injustice in Mountain View on May Day. While the rally was an action for immigrant rights, current events brought up much more.
Posted: Sat May 2, 2015 1:42AM
New Data Shows West Coast Whale Entanglements Now at Record High Levels - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— New data reveals that a record number of whales were entangled in fishing gear off the U.S. Pacific coast last year, and they are being reported at an even faster rate this year, prompting conservation groups today to urge California fishery managers to institute reforms to better protect marine mammals from injury, suffering and death.
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:01AM
Endangered Sperm Whale Washes Ashore at Pacifica Beach - by Joanna Nasar
A sperm whale washed ashore in Pacifica, the cause of its death is still unknown. Sperm whales are endangered and off the coast of California on of the main threats to their survival is the California driftnet fishery for swordfish, which sets out huge mega nets and indiscriminately catches, harms or kills whatever happens to swim into those nets.
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:31AM
BA Protests Visit Of Turkey Tech Minister Fikri Isik 3/17 To 3/23 -Stop Attack On Rights - by Turkish American Gezi Platform (TAGP)
Protests will be held against Fikri Isik, the Republic of Turkey’s Minister of Science, Technology and Industry for suppressing democratic communication rights.
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:00PM
Hewlett Packard Protest: The People's Shareholders Meeting - by R. Robertson
A coalition of organizations for Palestinian rights took their protest directly to HP headquarters in Palo Alto, California today. They started planning for their demonstration following Hewlett Packard’s February 4 announcement that it would replace its in-person annual shareholder meeting with an online-only meeting. Top photo: Delit Baum, an organizer for American Friends Service Committee and an Israeli citizen, stands in front of HP board members at a mock Hewlett Packard podium. Sh...
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:58PM
Scientists Sign On to Support the Phase Out of the California Drift Gillnet Fishery - by Joanna Nasar
Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle and 230 scientists signed on to a letter opposing the deadly California drift gillnet fishery for swordfish, which has some of the highest bycatch rates in the world. The letter specifically requests that immediate action be taken to phase out the fishery and protect the ecological integrity of California’s coastal waters.
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:58PM
Rally for Buena Vista in Palo Alto - by R. Robertson
More than 400 people rallied in front of Palo Alto City Hall on March 9th. Their fight is to preserve Buena Vista Mobile Home Park which provides affordable homes for about 100 families. Housing advocates, residents of the mobile home park, and their supporters swarmed the City Hall chambers after the rally.
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:14AM
Where to protest foie gras in the Bay Area - by foa
The fuckers listed below had extremely cruel and inhumane foie gras on their menus within days of a rotten federal judge overturning California law banning the forced-fed duck and goose meat. At least one of the restaurants never stopped serving foie gras, even with the ban in place.
Posted: Sat Mar 7, 2015 8:08PM
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
San Mateo County Nurses Contract Strengthens the County Health System - by via California Nurses Association
Registered nurses have reached a tentative contract agreement with San Mateo County that they say will lead to improved patient care and strengthen the County health system. Nurses secured wage improvements that will help retain experienced nurses, added workplace violence protections, and expanded a committee of RNs tasked with addressing patient care concerns, among other gains.
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:08PM
Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Offshore Fracking in California - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Interior Department today (see PDF) for violating three federal laws by rubberstamping offshore fracking off California’s coast without analyzing fracking pollution’s threats to ocean ecosystems, coastal communities and marine wildlife, including sea otters, fish, sea turtles and whales.
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:57PM
Silicon Valley Mysogyny Protest - by Andrea C.
SILICON VALLEY MYSOGYNY PROTEST Stand up against the abuse of women by Silicon Valley Executives Thursday February 19, 2014 1:00 PM at Reed Smith 1510 Page Mill Road, Suite 110 Palo Alto, CA 94304
Event Date:Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:00PM
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:40PM
Nurses to Rally At Attorney General’s Sacramento Office Tuesday - by via California Nurses Association
Dozens of Daughters of Charity registered nurses, joined by other hospital workers, will rally outside the offices of Attorney General Kamala Harris calling on her to approve the sale of six endangered California Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) hospitals to Prime Healthcare without conditions that would likely scuttle the sale and force the hospitals to close.
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:32PM
March for Justice: End US State Terrorism Against People of Color - by R. Robertson
Familiar names? Oscar Grant, Salvador Allende, Victor Jara, Che Guevara, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Aiyana Stanley Jones, Darrien Hunt. High School students in Mountain View rallied in front of City Hall on Wednesday June 28th, with the faces of these people on placards, asking that they not be forgotten.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:16AM
Students hear about Pan-Africanism/US Imperialism at Rally in Mountain View - by R. Robertson
Top Photo: On the left is Pan-African activist Stokely Carmichael, at right Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale. Speaker Akubundu Lott displayed the photo at a student rally yesterday in Mountain View. Lott praised students for bringing to light issues of international law. He spoke about US imperialism and decried the fact that the US government is exempt from the International Criminal Court.
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:32PM
Stanford Students Shut Down San Mateo Bridge on MLK Day, 68 Arrested - by Silicon Shutdown
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2015
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:27PM
XL Pipeline Decision at Critical Junction - by Report from Palo Alto, CA
Last week the Nebraska Supreme Court cleared the way for the XL pipeline to cross that state. On January 12th the U.S. Senate advanced a Keystone XL pipeline bill, while the House passed its version of a pipeline bill just a few days earlier. In Palo Alto, California, members of the Stanford University community joined a protest in which they expressed their concern and raised voices against further degradation of the environment.
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:35AM
Lawmakers & Conservation Groups Call for Phase Out of California Drift Gillnets - by Joanna Nasar
With the full support of Turtle Island Restoration Network, OCEANA and other marine conservation organizations, California Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara), Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) today called on the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service to transition away from ...
Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:33PM