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Green Party Attacked by SF Police at Dolores Park on 4th of July 2015 - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
San Francisco's Democratic Party Park Police told the Green Party, which has had a table at the SF Mime Troupe Dolores Park performances since the Green Party's inception in 1990 or so, that it was not allowed to have an ironing board for a table since that is a household item and that the large Green Party sign they always have held up by 2 poles was not allowed because they thought it might make holes in the ground, a lie.
Posted: Sat Jul 4, 2015 5:45PM
Winnemen Wintu and Allies Protest Governor’s California Water Summit - by Dan Bacher
Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, emphasized that registration for the three-day summit was nearly an astounding $1,500 per person – and that been no efforts to “include tribal representatives, environmentalists or anyone who is advocating for sound water policy that will benefit future generations, local ecosystems and salmon and other fisheries.” Photo of protest against the California Water Summit in front of the Westin Hotel in Sacramento on Jun...
Posted: Sat Jul 4, 2015 10:55AM
Senate Bill 4 Regs Will Expand Fracking in California - by Dan Bacher
While environmental groups blasted the regulations developed under SB 4, the oil industry gushed with an oily torrent of praise for the new rules. Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and the former Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create alleged "marine protected areas" in Southern California, praised DOGGR for rejecting comments calling for a moratorium on the environmentally destructive pr...
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 8:52AM
Deal reached, Santa Clara County workers call off strike - by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Hours before thousands of Santa Clara County workers were scheduled to walk off the job Tuesday, contract talks between Service Employees International Union Local 521 and the county produced a tentative agreement, and union leaders called off the 6 a.m. strike.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 9:14AM
Draining of Folsom Lake forces Nimbus, American River Hatchery evacuations - by Dan Bacher
Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, emphasized that excessive water deliveries to the Sacramento Valley settlement contractors are exhausting the cold water in Lake Shasta, forcing the agencies to shift to using water from the American River to meet the Delta salinity standards. "As a consequence, the agencies are now are evacuating the hatcheries on the American," said Jennings. "And as a result of this mismanagement, they're not only goi...
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:54AM
70th Anniversary of the UN Charter and Mural Unveiling - by D. Boyer
On Friday June 26th 2015, a 70th Anniversary Celebration of the signing of the UN Charter was held in San Francisco’s City Hall. Pics and video from that event. Sorry the photos were taken with an iPhone only.
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:45AM
Santa Clara County Workers Set Date to Strike: June 30 - by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Members of Santa Clara County’s largest union workforce have overwhelmingly voted to go on an unfair practice strike on June 30. Service Employees International Union Local 521 members and community leaders addressed the reasons for the strike at a press conference today held at county headquarters. Workers voted to hold an “open-ended” strike with no end date.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:50PM
PredPol: An Open Letter to the Oakland City Council - by Oakland Privacy Working Group
In the matter of Predictive Policing and "PredPol" software.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:11PM
Just Cause Eviction Protections And Rent Control Supported By Richmond City Council - by Lynda Carson
Richmond renters are being urged to unite and support their council members to establish the strongest just cause eviction protections and rent control possible in the struggle against gentrification, greedy landlords and real estate profiteers!
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:50AM
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan Forges Ahead - by Dan Bacher
The commitment of the state and federal governments to push the plan forward was revealed on Friday, June 12, when the Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources filed notice in the federal register of their intent to prepare a partially "Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:40AM
Thirsty Billionaires File Complaint Alleging Illegal Diversions of "Their" Water - by Dan Bacher
“State and Federal contractors, who have been illegally storing water that belongs to others for years, should not accuse Delta farmers of stealing some of their stolen water, on the basis of a seriously flawed study, with a long list of unsupported assumptions,” said Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance.
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:21AM
Listen Up Mayors~Humanity First~Demonstrations cont. (video/mp4 109.0MB) - by D. Boyer
As part of the activist campaign Listen Up Mayors~Humanity First~ people from the groups "Bay Area Light Brigade, Brass Liberation Orchestra, Bay Area Stop Mass Incarceration, Food not Bombs, Revolutionary Poets Brigade, World Can’t Wait," protested at San Francisco City Hall's 100th Anniversary Celebration, and once again in front of the Hilton where the Conference of Mayors was held. Pics and video from those events.
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:30PM
Members of Plaza16 protest at SF City Hall 100th Celebration (video/x-flv 68.1MB) - by D. Boyer
Members from the Plaza16 Coalition protested at San Francisco's City Hall 100th Anniversary Celebration.
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:18PM
Listen Up Mayors~Humanity First~Demonstrations (video/mp4 55.4MB) - by D. Boyer
On Friday June 19th “bay area community groups,” Codepink, Stop Mass Incarceration, Occupy SF Action Council, Anti Police-Terror Project, Jewitch Camp, the Green Party, and The World Can’t Wait gathered outside the Hilton in San Francisco to protest the presence of police chiefs from around the country during San Francisco’s Conference for Mayors. Pics and video from the first actions.
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:17PM
List of Actions for : Listen Up Mayors! ~ Humanity First ~ June 19 - June 22 - by Bob
Starts at Hilton Hotel - Union Square 333 O'Farrell St. SF Events will be a variety of places from June 19 - June 22
Event Date:Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:30AM
Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:15AM
"Counter GALA" to Mayor Ed Lee's Welcoming Gala for the U.S. Mayors - by Bob
Civic Center - outside near Polk St. side of City Hall 1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco Please be flexible for adjustments in location
Event Date:Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:30PM
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:35PM
Tony Thurmond's disgraceful behavior in Sacramento - by Tina Kimmel, PhD, MSW, MPH
Assemblymember Tony Thurmond is not competent to represent the progressive voices who elected him, as evidenced by his personal and his offices' recent behavior around a controversial bill.
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:49AM
Support AB 258 in California: Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act - by Americans for Safe Access
Hundreds of medical cannabis patients and advocates will be visiting the state Capitol this afternoon to talk with lawmakers about medical cannabis legislation. One of the most important bills on the table is AB 258, the Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act. This bill will prevent discrimination against medical cannabis patients who need organ transplants. It is a high priority for ASA, because medical cannabis patients have already died after being dropped from the organ transplant waiting ...
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:54AM
CODEPINK Hug-in & Creative Action at US Conference of Mayors! - by CODEPINK SF
Hilton San Francisco Union Square 333 O’Farrell Street San Francisco, CA BART/MUNI: Powell Station
Event Date:Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:00AM
Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:50PM
Why Oakland's Crackdown on Protest Is Sure to Fail - by Rachel Lederman, Truthout
Under pressure from business after a large May Day demonstration, in which dozens of new cars and bank windows were smashed, Oakland's new mayor, Libby Schaaf, has instituted a ban on nighttime street marches, which has outraged the Oakland activist community. The mayor's directive violates a federal court order and has escalated ongoing tension between police and protesters - while doing nothing to address the serious issues of state-sponsored racism, extrajudicial killings and police impuni...
Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:54PM