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ILWU Rank and File Back Picket Of Zim ship Piraeus At Port Of Oakland - by Labor Video Project
ILWU Local 10 and ILWU Local 34 rank and file backed a picket line at the Port Of Oakland SSA terminal operator to stop the work on the Zim Line ship Piraeus for four days. Longshore workers talk about why they supported the picket line and the role of Oakland police and Alameda County Deputies in their effort to stop the solidarity action
Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:51AM
Tunnel Opponents: BDCP Is On Life Support - by Dan Bacher
“BDCP’s friends and family anxiously expressed hope that an infusion of additional millions of dollars and months of treatment would enable the project to recover,” quipped Bill Jennings, CSPA Executive Director. “However, the EPA comments coming on top of some 4,500 pages of searing reviews by municipalities, counties and water agencies that would be adversely impacted by the project, almost 2,000 pages of highly critical comments by environmental and fishing organizations, hundreds ...
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:15PM
Federal Scientific Review Highlights Grave Risks of California Fracking - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— A scientific review released on August 28 by the federal government finds that fracking pollution threatens California’s air and water, but the study is based on just a few months of data and suffers from state regulators’ unlawful failure to report information on more than 100 instances of fracking and other dangerous well-stimulation activities.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:53AM
Judge rejects Westlands bid to stop releases for Klamath salmon - by Dan Bacher
“The flow augmentation releases are designed to prevent a potentially serious fish die-off from impacting salmon populations entering the Klamath River estuary," ruled U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill. Photo of Water Warriors at "Bring Our Water Home" at Lewiston Dam on the Trinity River on August 27. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:01PM
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
KUBRICK- An Art Show Tribute - by Jessica Ross
Spoke Art Gallery 816 Sutter St. San Francisco CA 94109
Event Date:Sat Sep 6, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:45PM
Gentle Barn, Ellie Laks investigated by IRS... for fraud, embezzlement, animal neglect - by Animal Lover
Ellie Laks real name Yael Laks stated she started a farm animal rescue called the “Gentle Barn” by herself out of her home in 1999. She recently released a book about her experience called “My Gentle Barn.” She is most famous for appearing on Ellen DeGeneres to beg for donations to rescue 60 cows in “deplorable” conditions. $200,000 was raised but the cows were never rescued because they never existed. Ellie Laks pocketed the donations while the IRS and Attorney General Investigat...
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:45PM
Bay Delta Conservation Plan Delayed! - by Dan Bacher
Tom Stokely, Water Policy Analyst with the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN), said he was not surprised with the delay in the BCP and accompanying federal documents. "This is not unexpected because we knew the environmental documents were fatally flawed," said Stokely. "The problem is that that they can't fix the BDCP because the project can't meet the requirements of the Endangered Species Act and other state and federal environmental laws." Photo: Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritu...
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:26AM
EASTWEST #3: An Anarchist Newspaper - by EASTWEST
New issue of EASTWEST that was released and distributed at a benefit for those arrested in Ferguson. Includes articles and report backs on recent actions against police terror in Oakland. at the Port of Oakland against Israeli attacks on Gaza, updates on the West Oakland Specific Plan (WOSP), and a feature on the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA.
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:27PM
CA Gov Brown And DIR Director Christine Baker Slammed By Fed For Attacks On OSHA - by reposted
California Governor Brown and his director of the Department of Industrial Relastions Christine Baker are slammed by the Federal government for the destruction and weakening of Cal-OSHA. Art Pulaski the head of the California Federation of labor and his political operative Angie Wei have helped Brown attack Cal-OSHA by silence and full support to Christine Baker as she engages in a witch hunt against Cal-OSHA workers
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:08AM
After 90 Percent Decline, Federal Protection Sought for Monarch Butterfly - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety as co-lead petitioners joined by the Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower filed a legal petition today to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking Endangered Species Act protection for monarch butterflies, which have declined by more than 90 percent in under 20 years. During the same period it is estimated that these once-common iconic orange and black butterflies may have lost more than...
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:10PM
Westlands asks Court to block releases for Klamath River salmon - by Dan Bacher
Mike Orcutt, Hoopa Valley Tribe Fisheries Director, said, "Hopefully, logic will prevail as the Judge has the same issue that he will be issuing a ruling on from last year's case." "A New TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) would only be issued if plaintiff can show 'irreparable' harm from BOR's action and they are already getting maximum deliveries from Trinity anyway. Moreover, BOR has already established its water deliveries so they won't be harmed by reductions in their water deliveries....
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:03PM
Hands Up!! Dont Shoot! Protest in Sacramento - by Tanya
501 I Street, In front of the Matsui Federal Court Bldg Sacramento California
Event Date:Sat Sep 6, 2014 1:00PM
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:37PM
Keep the Fracking Pressure on Candidates @ the Debate - by Ash Lauth
California Channel, 1121 L St # 110, Sacramento, CA 95814
Event Date:Thu Sep 4, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:11PM
United States Port Actions End Business as Usual For Israel - by Steven Argue
“An injury to one is an injury to all! Tear down the Israeli Apartheid wall!” Declared third generation Oakland ILWU member Clarence Thomas at a rally of 2,000 to 3,000 people that marked the beginning of pickets and demonstrations that drove the Israeli Zim Piraeus ship from the Port of Oakland with only about 2% of its cargo unloaded. The call for these pickets and strike actions originally came from the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) which has asked worke...
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:05AM
Spotted Owls Living in Rim Fire Area Slated for Massive Logging Project - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— New data from California’s Rim fire area shows there are at least 37 occupied owl territories in burned forest that the U.S. Forest Service wants to substantially cut as part of a post-fire logging project. Government surveys conducted this spring and summer in the Stanislaus National Forest, where last year’s Rim fire burned, found 33 owl pairs as well as six single owls. The majority are in the area where the agency has proposed to cut more than 600 million board feet o...
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:58PM
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
"MAKE A SPLASH" FOR THE SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY - by Jennifer Schug Tozi
Mondi Hair Salon 1205 Howard Ave, Burlingame, California 94010
Event Date:Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:40AM
Reclamation releases additional flows to avert Klamath River fish kill! - by Dan Bacher
"We have determined that unprecedented conditions over the past few weeks in the lower Klamath River require us to take emergency measures to help reduce the potential for a large-scale fish die-off,” said Mid-Pacific Regional Director David Murillo. “This decision was made based on science and after consultation with Tribes, water and power users, federal and state fish regulatory agencies, and others.”
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:30AM
C-WIN Opposes Wasteful 'Porcine' Water Bond - by Dan Bacher
"In sum, Proposition 1 encompasses all the usual porcine metaphors used to describe wasteful government initiatives: It is both a pig in a poke, and the rankest variety of political pork," according to a news release from the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN). Photo of the Delta Mendota Canal, California Aqueduct and Interstate Five courtesy of the California Department of Water Resources.
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:57PM