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Forest Service Agrees to Reconsider Wilderness Protection in Los Padres National Forest - by Center for Biological Diversity
GOLETA, Calif.— Conservation groups today praised a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to consider stronger protections for wildlife and wildlands across 221,579 acres throughout the Los Padres National Forest in the remote backcountry of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Kern counties.
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:50PM
High Numbers of Sea Turtles, Whales and Seabirds Die in Hawaii Tuna Longline Fishery - by Todd Steiner
An estimated eight sea turtles, including four critically endangered Leatherback sea turtles were killed, and eight false killer whales were injured in the last three months by the Hawaii tuna longline fishery, according to the National Marines Fisheries Service newest report.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:49AM
Private Donors Supply Spy Gear to Cops - by Ali Winston/Darwin Bond Graham, ProPublica
"We run the risk of policy that is in the service of moneyed interests," said Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union. She sees danger in the growing web of ties between police departments, foundations and private donors.
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:46AM
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Maps Ellis Act and Owner-Move-In Evictions in Santa Monica - by Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
Santa Monica and San Francisco, CA - Since the Ellis Act was enacted by the State legislature in 1986, giving property owners the right to get out of the rental business, almost 2,000 rent controlled units have been lost in Santa Monica. The Pico Neighborhood Association (PNA), with support from the Santa Monica Rent Control Board and the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, is releasing an animated map illustrating the impact of the Ellis Act on Santa Monica’s population over time.
Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:50PM
Gary Webb And The Movie "Kill The Messenger" Re CIA Distribution Of Drugs - by transmitter27
The Pulitzer prize winning journalist Gary Webb of the San Jose Mercury News was later disavowed by the newspaper because of tremendous political pressure by the CIA
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:15AM
Todo Poder al Pueblo Rejects Statement by Oxnard Police, Calls for 10/12/14 March - by via Todo Poder al Pueblo
Todo Poder al Pueblo Rejects Statement by Oxnard Police, Calls for 10/12/14 March to Commemorate Limon, Demand Community Control (OXNARD, CA 10/7/14) Today’s statement by the Oxnard Police Department is further proof that 2 years after 2012’s officer-committed killings, the department’s management continues to avoid taking responsibility for its negligence and the pattern of practice that ultimately claimed Alfonso Limon’s life.
Posted: Tue Oct 7, 2014 6:51PM
ALDF Sues Pet Store Chain for Selling Sick and Injured “Puppy Mill” Puppies - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Today, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a false-advertising lawsuit against “Barkworks,” a Southern California pet store chain (with locations in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, and Riverside Counties), for selling sick and injured puppies and deceiving consumers about the well-being and health of the puppies. The complaint, filed today in Orange County District Court, alleges that Barkworks violated California state business practices and de...
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:03PM
A Changing Climate for the Birds - by BirdG
A recently released National Audubon Society report on the future of the North American bird population under a variety of potential climate change scenarios tells a potentially sad story for North American birders and a potentially catastrophic tale for North American birds.
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:47AM
Fracking Equals Climate Change - by Food & Water Watch
Washington D.C. – With just days before the People’s Climate March and one week until the United Nations Summit on Climate Change in New York City, Food & Water Watch released a new report (see PDF) outlining why fracking means more dangerous global warming, along with air pollution, water pollution and other problems. The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking provides a comprehensive review of the science behind fracking’s impacts and finds that the only path to a sustainable energy future...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:25PM
Did LA pro-Israel group conceal right-wing identity from Hollywood celebs and media? - by Adalah-NY
On August 23, the Los Angeles group Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) released a widely reported on statement in Billboard Magazine - “200 Hollywood Heavyweights Support Israel.” What was not reported is that CCFP is a “creative” front group for the right-wing, pro Israeli settler nonprofit StandWithUs, that has a close relationship with the Israeli government. Though CCFP carefully avoids explaining this on their website and materials, CCFP is the same legally-registered nonprofit ...
Posted: Thu Sep 4, 2014 11:26AM
Commissioner Jones Awards $2.3 Million to Faux Consumer Group Backing Prop 45 - by Steven Maviglio
ConsumerWatchdog, which no members but backing measure giving Jones Power to Slow Implementation of Obamacare, Receives 100 percent of Department’s Funds in 2003. After inquires, information hidden from public
Posted: Tue Sep 2, 2014 12:30PM
Unconventional Oil And Gas Production: A New Era Of Eminent Domain And Condemnation - by Tomas DiFiore
Eminent Domain, Condemnation, Inverse Condemnation... It's a hot topic, in every State of the Union. Combined with 'New Technology Concepts' of Township Drainage - Beyond Forced Pooling and Unitization – Pipelines Employ Eminent Domain and Condemnation. Yet well depletion rates and the costs of maintaining current production levels are an investment sinkhole. Dear Mr. President, that '100 years of energy independence' isn't right beneath our feet anymore, it's being exported. Leases on (und...
Posted: Tue Sep 2, 2014 11:39AM
Great Zine on Collective Housing Strategies and Tactics - by The Ant Hill Collective
D.I.Y. distro of a zine that serves as a tool and resource guide on the logistics, strategies, tactics and general theory and practice of collectives and cooperative housing projects as they relate to building political power from the grass roots to the global. Please help spread the word!
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:02PM
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered CA Birds From Large-scale Desert Solar Project - by Center for Biological Diversity
BLYTHE, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity on August 21 filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Department of the Interior for failing to protect Yuma clapper rails, which are endangered marsh birds, from being killed or injured by large-scale solar projects in the California and Arizona deserts.
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:54PM
Big Oil Permanently Poisons 2 Million Gallons of California Water Each Day - by Californians Against Fracking
LOS ANGELES – At City Hall on August 13, City Councilmember Paul Koretz, Los Angeles residents and California climate and water experts called on Big Oil to stop wasting California’s water. During the worst drought in the state’s recent history, the oil and gas industry is permanently destroying millions of gallons of water and drilling deeper into the earth, threatening dwindling groundwater supplies by using fracking and other water-intensive extraction processes.
Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:29AM
Animal Legal Defense Fund Demands Investigation of Morro Bay Aquarium for Tax Fraud - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
MORRO BAY, Calif. — On August 13, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) sent formal complaint letters to California Attorney General Kamala Harris and the Internal Revenue Service, alleging the Morro Bay Marine Rehabilitation Center, the nonprofit arm of the Morro Bay Aquarium, committed tax fraud when it claimed nonprofit tax status based on false claims that the facility provides rehabilitation services to distressed marine animals. However, the Morro Bay Aquarium has no...
Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:21AM
Lawsuit Launched to Protect San Diego's Vanishing Wetlands From Airport Runway Project - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN DIEGO— Conservation groups today formally notified the Federal Aviation Administration of plans to file a lawsuit to protect sensitive wetlands and endangered species at the Brown Field Municipal Airport near the San Diego border with Mexico (see PDF). The FAA is funding a runway reconstruction project and failed to include protections for rare wildlife species that live in vernal pools at the airport, such as the San Diego fairy shrimp and San Diego button-celery. A coalition of conser...
Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:40PM
CA Top Union Officials Help Gov Brown & DIR Christine Baker Destroy Cal-Osha - by reposted
Top California union officials including California Labor Federation Executive Director Art Pulaski is helping to allow Governor Brown and his Division of Industrial Relations Christine Baker destroy Cal-Osha
Posted: Fri Aug 8, 2014 11:34AM
2014 International Women's Day on KPFA features Asian American Sex Worker Rights Activists (audio/x-wav 138.3MB) - by Maxine Doogan
International Women's Day includes many diverse voices featured on KPFA's special day of programming. This year's audio features Asian American Sex Worker rights activists Kate Zen's interview of Mariko Passion about her past, present and future experiences in the sex industry. This interview highlights her evolution as a sacred intimate which serves to reminds us all of the struggles and contradictions that characterize our lives as women.
Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:33PM
Study shows nontoxic ammunition widely available throughout California - by The Humane Society
Availability of alternatives indicates that state can begin implementing law requiring use of nonlead ammunition without hindering hunting activities.
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:12PM