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Hundreds will rally as oil spill fouls Santa Barbara "marine protected areas" - by Dan Bacher
Four "marine protected areas" created under the MLPA Initiative are now imperiled by the oil spill that started at Refugio State Beach on Tuesday, May 20, when an oil pipeline owned by the Plains All-American Pipeline Corporation ruptured, devastating over 9 miles of the Santa Barbara County Coast.
Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 5:53PM
Video of Santa Cruz City Service Workers Rally, March, Arrests (video/mp4 97.7MB) - by Skidmark Bob
Here's a rough cut of Santa Cruz City service workers rally/march organized by SEIU 521 Santa Cruz County Chapter on 5/26/2015 A rally at Town Clock a march and rally at City Hall and arrests in council chambers.
Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 8:16AM
Santa Barbara disaster inevitable with Big Oil's capture of regulatory apparatus - by Dan Bacher
The oil spill that began off Refugio State Beach was inevitable, when you consider the capture of the regulatory apparatus by the oil industry in California. Until people challenge the power of Big Oil in California and the industry's control over the state and federal regulatory agencies, we will see more of the Refugio-type of oil spill disasters in the future. Photo of oil on beach courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard.
Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:51AM
Santa Cruz City Workers Rally, March, Arrests - by Skidmark Bob
Rally, March and Arrests for Santa Cruz City Workers.
Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 9:56PM
The Oakland "Curfew" Continues. . . . (video/quicktime 47.8MB) - by WeCopwatch
The curfew continues as OPD comes out in force.
Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 11:16PM
#FuckTheCurfew or Don't Worry, No One Broke a Window (video/mp4 87.4MB) - by via Peter Menchini
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff says she hasn't changed police policy regarding protests, but a leaked memo shows she lied. As people who care about black lives protest her illegal decision, her police show how they treat people differently, depending on the color of their skin. Meanwhile, casual racists are untroubled, since no one has broken any windows. Meanwhile, police continue to murder black and brown people with near impunity.
Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 8:12PM
Reporting Oakland police violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms - by Occupy For Human Rights
Violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Oakland Police can be reported to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Testimonials are read by the Working Group on Communications and the Working Group on Situations. Arguments can be made that the situation in Oakland meets the criteria for the complaint procedure. The process for reforming the Oakland Police is not working, due to obstructions of justice from within the system. There needs to be an outside, internat...
Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 1:07PM
Libby Shaaf Can't Stop The Revolution! - by #FUCKTHECURFEW
FIRST FRIDAY - 23RD AND TELEGRAPH - OAKLAND - CALIFORNIA
Event Date:Fri Jun 5, 2015 8:00PM
Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 5:34PM
Rally in support of Santa Cruz City Workers - by
Clock Tower & City Hall
Event Date:Tue May 26, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 5:02PM
Written Proof of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's New Nighttime Protest Curfew - by Dave Id
As part of a nationwide Black Women Matter day of action yesterday which focused on state violence against African American women and transgender people, a call-out was issued by area Black women and the Black Youth Project 100 for a 7pm rally at Oscar Grant plaza, set to be followed by a march down Broadway to Oakland police headquarters. Numerous speakers addressed related issues in the plaza. Then, as soon as the group began to move, OPD took the unusual step of immediately declaring that...
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 5:34PM
Cat Brooks Speaks Out Against Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's New Evening Protest Curfew (video/mp4 3.5MB) - by Dave Id
In the video here, Cat Brooks speaks in front of OPD headquarters after marchers defied Oakland police orders yesterday and proceeded to march in the street. Cat confronts the city's racism exhibited by harsh new security measures enforced at Oakland City Hall on Tuesday, May 19, and new orders by Mayor Libby Schaaf to enforce an unprecedented evening protest curfew which apparently went into effect last night at the #SayHerName #BlackWomenMatter march. Cat declares, "These streets do not b...
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 4:51PM
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Institutes Curfew On Nighttime Street Protests - by Darwin BondGraham, East Bay Express
Police forced a peaceful march that was organized by Black women off the streets of Oakland last evening in an unusual show of force that heralds the first enforcement of a nighttime prohibition on street demonstrations. Last night’s protest was part of a national day of action called #SayHerName focusing on police violence against women and transgender people.
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 4:25PM
NLG Condemns Oakland's Attack on the Right to Assemble and Protest - by NLG-SF
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2015
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 3:17PM
Libby Schaaf orders OPD to crack down on nighttime protests and street marches in Oakland - by Davey D
5/21/15, 10pm: So tonight the Black women who organized the #SayHerName march in Oakland to bring attention to the scores of Black women being brutalized and terrorized by police were informed by OPD about a new PROTEST CURFEW.. Yes you read that right.. Oakland Police said there is a new protest curfew via Mayor Libby Shaaf
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 2:19PM
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
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
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