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Court Upholds Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban - by Center for Biological Diversity
PHOENIX, Ariz.— Arizona’s Havasupai Tribe and a coalition of conservation groups are praising Judge David Campbell’s decision (see PDF) today to uphold the U.S. Department of the Interior’s 20-year ban on new uranium mining claims across one million acres of public lands adjacent to Grand Canyon. The court ruled that the decision complied with federal environmental laws and that it was not too large, as plaintiffs had argued. At stake is protecting the aquifers and streams that feed t...
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:38PM
Corcoran SHU Prisoners Start Hunger Strike for Decent Healthcare; Support Needed Now - by via Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity
The medical care at Corcoran SHU is so bad that life-threatening situations have occurred on too many occasions to the people in the SHU and possibly also elsewhere at CSP-Corcoran that they have had to resort to a hunger strike, the ultimate nonviolent protest, in order to make this point known to the warden, the medical receiver appointed by the court to oversee California’s notoriously bad prison healthcare, and the administration of the California Department of Corrections (CDCr).
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:15PM
Peace Fresno Social with "The Art of Protest" - by Bev Fitzpatrick
Hayden Hall Community United Church of Christ 5550 N Fresno Street (between Bullard and Barstow Ave) Fresno, CA 93710
Event Date:Sat Oct 4, 2014 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:39PM
Tenants Challenge Arbitrary Eviction of Disabled Tenant from Tioga Apartments in Merced - by Simone Cranston-Rhodes
Merced tenants and allies will hold a press conference on Monday demanding an end to the eviction of Bruce Shand, a long-term, disabled tenant who has called the Tioga Apartments home for over 10 years. The Tioga management served a 60-day eviction notice on Shand that is set to expire this week.
Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:17PM
Meet the Resnicks, the Koch Brothers of California Water - by Dan Bacher
While serving on the board of Conservation International, Stewart Resnick become notorious for buying subsidized Delta water and then selling it back to the public for a big profit as Delta fish and Central Valley salmon populations crashed.
Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:31AM
Statement on Gov. Brown’s Remarks at the UN Climate Summit - by via Californians Against Fracking
Following Gov. Jerry Brown’s remarks at the U.N. Climate Summit, Bill McKibben and Californians Against Fracking, issued statements on California’s climate action. In his remarks today, Gov. Brown noted that carbon emissions are casting a “dark shadow” on the state. While California is making progress in addressing climate change, its efforts are stymied by continued fracking in the state, which only serves to pollute our air, water and communities.
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:26PM
Nonviolence, Conscientious Objection and the Israeli Occupation - by Sacramento Area Peace Action
909 12th Street, Sacramento
Event Date:Wed Oct 1, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:46AM
Big Oil Brown greenwashes his legacy at U.N. Climate Summit - by Dan Bacher
Oil Change International, a research, communication, and advocacy organization focused on "exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the coming transition towards clean energy" has given Brown a new nickname, "Big Oil Brown," for the large contributions he has received from oil companies and his support of fracking. Photo of Jerry Brown courtesy of Damien Luzzo.
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:42AM
Fresno County Central Library helps prepare for California Kwanzaa Ag Expo - by khubaka, michael harris
Progressive leaders at the Fresno County Central Library are preparing to showcase Kwanzaa Ag Education of our "California Grown" holiday season. The symbols and principles of Kwanzaa will be displayed in a culturally sensitive way for all to learn about the "first fruits of the harvest."
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:37PM
Did Prop. 30 donors know their money would support deadbeat dams? - by Dan Bacher
Carolee Krieger, No on Prop. 1 leader and California Water Impact Network (CWIN) Executive Director, said, “The governor is using a legal loophole to divert donations for public education to back his deadbeat dams, pork programs and subsidies for huge agribusiness.
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:47PM
Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night - by sacprisonersupport
the Coffee Garden, 2904 Franklin Blvd, Sacto
Event Date:Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:07PM
Taking the next step- Remembering Lynn Graham - by Kelly Borkert
On October 18th a memorial gathering celebrating the life and activism of Lynn Graham will take place in Fresno at Roeding Park's Eucalyptus Grove. Please join us to recognize and remember this outstanding community member.
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:31AM
Rare Central Valley Beetle Will Retain Endangered Species Protections - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— After a critical review by an independent scientific panel and opposition by the Center for Biological Diversity and Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on September 16 it is withdrawing a proposal to remove Endangered Species Act protections from Valley elderberry longhorn beetles (see PDF). The beetles, which depend on scarce mature elderberry plants along California’s Central Valley rivers, will remain classifie...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:34PM
Feds release emergency flows after fish parasite found in Klamath - by by Dan Bacher
“While there has not been a confirmation that any fish have died as a result of Ich, we are extremely concerned that there could be another fish kill in the coming weeks if additional flows are not released. We appreciate that the Bureau of Reclamation heeded our request to send emergency flows down the Klamath River,” said Thomas P. O’Rourke Sr., Chair of the Yurok Tribe.
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:11PM
16th Annual, California Kwanzaa Ag Expo ~ Expression of the Best Pan-African Traditions - by khubaka, michael harris
California Kwanzaa Ag Expo, is preparing to showcase Black Agriculture collaborative partnerships the #1 Agriculture County in America, December 5-7, 2014, Fresno, California
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:06PM
Winnemem Wintu War Dancers: Shasta Dam a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction' - by Dan Bacher
“We should be a salmon state, not a watermelon or pistachio state. We have the largest estuary on the West Coast of the Americas. We have some of the largest salmon rivers in the West, but people have given these up for agribusiness, for large farms in a desert," Chief Caleen Sisk said. She reiterated that Shasta Dam is “a weapon of mass destruction” against the Winnemem Wintu and said the idea of dams is a “horrible archaic project.” Mark Miyoshi and Chief Caleen Sisk watch ...
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:28AM
Litigation Reins in Misguided Army Corps Program to Cut Trees From Levees - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO— Conservation groups on September 11 successfully ended their litigation against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after the Corps suspended its controversial program requiring removal of all trees and shrubs from levees and after Congress passed a new law requiring the Corps to comprehensively review its guidelines governing vegetation on levees. Friends of the River, the Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife dismissed their 2011 lawsuit in federal court that ...
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:04PM
Urban Agriculture ~ U.S. Census of Agriculture 2017 - by khubaka, michael harris
Urban Agriculture remains a viable job creator, career path and catalyst for community economic development. Preparation for design methodology for the US Census of Agriculture 2017 will include a unique pilot project, California Pan African Urban Agriculture Project
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:57AM
Yoga at the California State Capitol ~ National Yoga Month 2014 - by Khubaka, Michael Harris
September is National Yoga Month ~ UC Yoga, Health and Wellness helps to spread the word. The benefits of Yoga is part of a new way forward, healing what is hurting our communities.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:36PM
No on Prop. 1: Californians Deserve Sustainable Water Solutions - by Dan Bacher
“If California taxpayers are going to invest $7.5 billion—and that’s $14.4 billion with interest, they deserve real solutions,” says Carolee Krieger, executive director of California Water Impact Network.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:02PM