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LAO Notes "Significant Uncertainty" of Reed/DeMaio Pension Reform Measure - by Steven Maviglio
Nonpartisan Review Questions Impact on Current Employees, Legality, Death & Disability Benefits
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:17PM
Nuclear Shutdown News July 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and all of the US nuclear industry, and spotlights those who are working for a nuke free future.
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:43PM
Thousands of L.A.-area Oil Wells Under State Investigation for Pollution Dangers - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES— The Center for Biological Diversity today urged California officials to release results from an investigation into thousands of oil industry injection wells in the Los Angeles area that may be contaminating water and threatening public health.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:58PM
Oil Train Derailment in Montana Closes Highway, Forces Evacuations - by Center for Biological Diversity
CULBERTSON, Mont.— Three tank cars continued to leak crude oil on Friday in rural, northeastern Montana in the wake of a 21-car derailment that downed a power line, closed a major highway and forced the evacuation of a town. Emergency workers responding to the Thursday evening derailment said cleanup of the leaking crude could not begin until the arrival of a Texas-based Burlington Northern Santa Fe hazardous materials team. The wreck is the latest in a string of derailments this year expos...
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:44AM
Deep-sea Mining Regulations Need Stronger Environmental Protections - by Center for Biological Diversity
KINGSTON, Jamaica— Scientists and conservationists are calling on the International Seabed Authority, now meeting in Jamaica, to adopt stronger-than-proposed protections for wildlife and oceans in setting environmental standards for deep-sea mining projects. The Center for Biological Diversity, which recently sued the United States government for issuing deep-sea mining permits that circumvent the ISA’s nascent environmental review process, warns that the current push to start strip-minin...
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:16PM
DARK Act To Be Voted On In The House Next Week!! Say No to GMO! - by via Pamm Larry, LabelGMOs
Let’s not let Monsanto, Syngenta and the Grocery Manufacturers bypass the will of 90% of the population. Vote NO on HR 1509, YES on the DeFazio bill HR 913. We want real labeling, not a greenwashing program.
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:25PM
2015 October California Maafa Awareness Month ~ Sesquicentennial Celebration of Freedom - by Dr. Marimba Ani
The term “Maafa” begins to bring into focus the timeline from 1535 – 1865; from the first documented human cargo of enslaved human beings in California the ratificication of the 13th Amendement to the U.S. Constitution. Since 1865, the journey towards a greater measure of freedom remains an ongoing challenge with many difficult obstacles and exciting new opportunities.
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:50AM
SeaWorld Espionage Campaign Busted; Employee Caught Trying to Incite Illegal Actions - by PETA
PETA’s work to educate people about SeaWorld has apparently made the company so upset that it created a corporate espionage campaign.
Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:08PM
NEA Opposes California's Phillips 66 Oil-train Project Over Risks to Students - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Out of concern for the safety and wellbeing of students and teachers, the National Education Association today opposed the proposed Phillips 66 oil-train offloading facility in San Luis Obispo County. If approved the project would bring millions of gallons of hazardous crude oil nearly every day through highly populated areas near hundreds of schools.
Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:23PM
Tests reveal toxic cocktail as media covers up CA. oil spill's root cause - by Dan Bacher
While Governor Brown, other state officlals and the mainstream media continue to falsely portray California as a "green" state, the devastation of the oil spill shows the fragility of California's ocean waters - and exposes the failure of state and federal officials to stop a disaster like this, due to the capture of the state's regulatory apparatus by Big Oil. Photo and meme courtesy of Stop Fooling California.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 8:28AM
New Tests Find Toxic Cocktail in Santa Barbara Spill - by via Food & Water Watch
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Numerous toxic chemicals known to pose severe threats to human health and marine life contaminated the Pacific Ocean and beaches when more than 100,000 gallons of oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline in Santa Barbara County, according to independent test results released today by Water Defense. The non-profit organization’s testing of spilled oil deposited on the beach and water samples collected from the May 19 Refugio State Beach oil spill confirmed the presence of s...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:09PM
Nuclear Shutdown News June 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline the decline and fall of nuclear power
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:22PM
Protesters urge state officials to halt Santa Barbara offshore drilling expansion - by Dan Bacher
“The last thing this oil-drenched area needs is more drilling,” said Michelle Bednash, a resident of Goleta. “The State Lands Commission should safeguard our public lands and focus on decommissioning offshore oil wells and promoting sustainable energy." Photo of Wednesday's rally in Goleta courtesy of the Center for Biological Diversity.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:34AM
Activists will rally to block offshore oil drilling expansion in Santa Barbara - by Dan Bacher
Using a loophole in the state law that prohibits leasing state waters for oil and gas drilling, Venoco has asked the State Lands Commission to approve a lease swap that would allow the company to drill for more oil on 3,400 acres off the California coast. That oil would be transported through the Plains All American pipeline, according to Californians Against Fracking.
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:37PM
Romero Institute Calls for Pope Francis to Revoke the Doctrine of Discovery - by via The Romero Institute
The Romero Institute, a Santa Cruz, Calif.-based 501(c)3 and heir to the famed Christic Institute, celebrates the release of Laudato Si', Pope Francis’ much-anticipated encyclical on the environment, but insists the Catholic Church must do more to reverse the entrenched and systemic injustices that persist as a result of its policies.
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:16PM
The Relationship of Social Philosophy to Social Policy - by Gil Villagran, MSW
Today, our nation of 350 million is governed “officially” by the democratic ideals eloquently prescribed in our Constitution, but in reality we are governed by the same ideology of “survival of the fittest,” who are the wealthiest, the 1% billionaire owned politicians who are served by the most clever at propaganda, mass marketing advertising, public manipulation which determines elections so that “the people” in “we the people…” vote against their own best interests, such a...
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:46PM
California Nurses, Teachers Oppose Phillips 66 Oil Train Project - by via California Nurses Association
The 120,000-member California Federation of Teachers voted to add their voice to the growing community of nurses and teachers opposed to the Phillips 66 oil train project.
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:08PM
The Campaign To Repeal Public Funding Of Charters In CA With Kathleen Carroll (audio/x-wav 29.2MB) - by WorkWeek Radio KPFA Pacifica
Kathleen Carroll, a public education advocate and lawyer who was fired for whistleblowing at the California Commission on Teacher Credentials discusses the campaign to repeal a 1992 law in California that allowed for public funding of privately run charters.
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:46PM
Teach the children the reason in the midst of our Global Juneteenth Freedom Party - by Ser Seshsh Ab Heter-CM Boxley
President Barack Obama will celebrate the Sesquicentennial Celebration of Juneteenth near the Royal Fortress of Saint Frances. The "unknown" California Juneteenth Story awaits official permission to share the authentic legacy hidden within the California State Archives and California State Library. Honorable Mervyn M. Dymally shared the positive way forward available for reconsideration (AB 59 2003) reconnecting the blood stained shores of the Gullah Geeche Low Country to the Golden Gate of...
Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:16AM
Racial Profiling Bill Heads to California Senate - by ACLU of Northern California
SACRAMENTO--On June 3 the state Assembly approved a police reform bill that would collect basic information about encounters the police have with Californians. Assembly members voted 41 to 23 to pass Assembly Bill 953, Law Enforcement: Racial Profiling.
Posted: Fri Jun 5, 2015 11:45AM