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text 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
text 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
image Animal Legal Defense Fund Demands Investigation of Morro Bay Aquarium for Tax Fraud 120_seal-at-morro-bay-aquarium.jpg original image ( 230x184) - 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
document Lawsuit Launched to Protect San Diego's Vanishing Wetlands From Airport Runway Project 2014-8-14_brown_field_esa_notice_letter_faa.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - 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
text 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
audio 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
document Study shows nontoxic ammunition widely available throughout California ab711_report_final_-_vernon_thomas_jul_28.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - 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
text Pa. Residents with Fracking-Related Health Complaints Urge Action from Attorney General - by Food & Water Watch
Harrisburg, Pa. – On July 29, individuals from around Pennsylvania who had fracking-related health complaints ignored by the state’s Department of Health (DOH) shared their stories and called on Attorney General Kathleen Kane to launch an investigation into the apparent disregard for their complaints.
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:10AM
text Lawsuit Launched to Halt Destruction of 14,000 Acres of Condor Habitat at Tejon Ranch - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Condor advocates, conservationists and American Indians this week notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service they intend to sue over the agency’s approval of a “habitat conservation plan” that will destroy 14,000 acres of designated critical habitat for the California condor, one of the world’s most endangered birds. The habitat is entirely located on Tejon Ranch, north of Los Angeles, and will be destroyed by the development of the proposed Tejon Mountain Village re...
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:50PM
text Congresswoman Waters Calls for Thorough Investigation into CA Highway Patrol Beating - by Maxine Waters
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement today in light of a video showing a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman in the face on the 10 Freeway:
Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:54PM
image The fight to save the Che Cafe escalates. Action required 120_che-cafe_0_1.jpg original image ( 576x432) - by Chris Burnett
The fight to save the Che Cafe escalates. Action required
Posted: Mon Jul 7, 2014 12:06PM
image Arizona Game and Fish Dept. Tries to Spin CA Condor Lead Poisonings as "Success Story" 120_california_condor.jpg original image ( 4288x2848) - by Center for Biological Diversity
PHOENIX— As part of a campaign opposing limits on toxic lead ammunition in the Kaibab National Forest, the Arizona Department of Game and Fish is asserting that the best measure of efforts to protect California condors from lead ammunition is not the number of lead-related condor deaths but the percentage of hunters enrolled in a volunteer program to reduce exposure to lead bullets.
Posted: Wed Jul 2, 2014 7:20PM
text ALDF, Cat Sanctuaries Ask California Fish and Wildlife to Regulate Hybrid “Franken-Cats” - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
SACRAMENTO – On June 26, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), with co-petitioners Big Cat Rescue, Born Free USA, WildCat Haven, and Wildcat Sanctuary, submitted a petition to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) proposing a rule to amend regulations regarding the breeding and possession of controversial “hybrid” cats. These cats are a result of interbreeding domestic cats with exotic cats. ALDF argues that these hybrid breeds, like Savannahs and Beng...
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:25AM
text Save the Che Cafe! Solidarity letter from Zack de la Rocha - by Chris Burnett
Save the Che Cafe! Letter of solidarity from Zack de la Rocha
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:50PM
image 2014 World Maritime Day ~ ALC ~ Congressional Black Caucus Weekend 120_photo_70_.jpg original image ( 960x1280) - by Khubaka, Michael Harris
First steam vessel in California, owned by the "African Founding Father of California" will help restore confidence in today's expanded US ~ Pan African Global Trade and Commerce. During the 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Sept. 24-27, 2014, in solidarity with the IMO ~ World Maritime Day traditional diplomatic reception, stay tuned for official notice for 25 September 2014 and in Washington, D.C. ~ the California party indeed is seen. "It starts with you" is the theme for the 4...
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:28PM
audio Alternative Outlook Radio :: Episode 14 (audio/mpeg 54.9MB) - by James Simmons
Alternative Outlook Radio is a radical news and information radio program & podcast that brings you the latest in arts, activism, intellectual discourse, militant resistance, and beyond! Also, Alternative Outlook Radio is a collective media project, which means we depend on AND want citizen journalists and activists to appear and produce segments for this show on a rolling basis. Please email james@alternativeoutlook.org if interested.
Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:23PM
text The law was struck down prohibiting people from living in vehicles in Los Angeles - by Lynda Carson
In the case Desertrain v. City of Los Angeles, the court sent a strong message all across the nation that cities cannot end homelessness, by making homelessness illegal with egregious city laws that essentially make it impossible for homeless people to survive by staying in their vehicles!
Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:59PM
image Call for Artists - Highway 2 - The journey and the destination 120_1977670_10152252894659861_774536588_o.jpg original image ( 1630x822) - by Corina Roberts
Open call for artists focuses on the Angeles National Forest and Angeles Crest Highway, the fifty mile, two lane stretch of asphalt that connects people to land.
Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:31PM
image Africans in America Juneteenth Myth or Reality ~ 149th Anniversary 120_calabar__nigeria.jpg original image ( 640x730) - by khubaka, michael harris
Kick-off for the California Sesquicentennial Juneteenth Celebrations begin with a formal request for an official cultural resource study (1840 - 1865 ) The myth or reality of enslavement of people of African ancestry and the participation of people of African ancestry from California in the bloody battles of the US Civil War remains an open secret. Stockton, California is sister city to Asaba, Nigeria and a fitting place to begin a global conversation.
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:15AM
text Wildlife Groups and Sportsmen Petition Feds to End Lead Ammunition on Public Lands - by The Humane Society
Animal protection and wildlife conservation groups, along with individual hunters and sportsmen, have petitioned the Department of the Interior to require the use of non-lead ammunition when discharging a firearm on the more than 160 million acres of federal lands managed by the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Each year, an estimated 10 to 20 million birds and other animals die from lead poisoning, either by ingesting lead shot or fragments directly or by feedin...
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:58PM

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