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Victory for Monarchs in California! - by Cora Lund Preston, Monarch Joint Venture
This week Governor Brown of California signed into law a bill authorizing the state to “take feasible actions to conserve monarch butterflies and the unique habitats they depend upon for successful migration.”*
Posted: Fri Oct 9, 2015 5:39PM
Monarch Scientists Release Statement Highlighting Concerns with Butterfly Releases - by via The Xerces Society
ST. PAUL, Minn., October 8, 2015—Today, a group of ten monarch researchers and conservationists from across the U.S. issued a statement highlighting concerns with the release of commercially raised and other mass-reared monarch butterflies and recommended against the practice. Wild monarch butterfly populations have declined by an estimated 90% in the past two decades, due to habitat loss primarily in the Midwestern U.S., where these migratory butterflies spend the summer months. Monarch bu...
Posted: Fri Oct 9, 2015 4:00PM
California Report Finds 'Systemic Problems' in Oversight of L.A.-area Oil Wells - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES— California oil regulators today released a report that found “systemic problems” in the state’s regulation of oil industry underground injection in the Los Angeles area. The report admits that oil companies have been allowed to drill wells and begin injecting fluid underground before any assessment of contamination risks to underground water supplies in and around America's second-largest city.
Posted: Fri Oct 9, 2015 3:23PM
NLG Plays Pivotal Role in Solitary Confinement Victory - by National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter
After years of struggle, people in California prisons dealt a significant blow to the practice of solitary confinement. On September 1, parties reached a settlement in Ashker v. Governor of California, limiting if not eliminating the use of indeterminate long-term solitary confinement. Led by those inside California prisons, who often put their lives on the line, several Guild attorneys and legal workers played a role in this historic victory. Photo: Activists, family members, and attorneys c...
Posted: Fri Oct 9, 2015 3:20PM
Indigenous Peoples Day Sunrise Gathering - by International Indian Treaty Council
Pier 33, Alcatraz Island San Francisco, CA 94124
Event Date:Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:30AM
Posted: Fri Oct 9, 2015 12:27PM
Activists warn: SB 350 won't address CA oil and gas drilling - by Dan Bacher
"Gov. Brown should immediately stop the worst drilling practices including all forms of fracking to further protect not just California communities, but natural resources worldwide," said Rebecca Claassen, Santa Barbara County organizer at Food & Water Watch, in a statement on behalf of Californians Against Fracking. Californians Against Fracking press conference at the State Capitol in Sacramento on January 29, 2015. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Wed Oct 7, 2015 1:33PM
How do we honor wisdom from the elders, Ben Burkett ~ Federation of Southern Cooperatives - by Beverly Bell
Ben Burkett, a global representative of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, continues to travel the globe sharing an essential story, good stewardship of the land requires work, study and prayer. 26th National Bioneers Conference and 5th Annual Black Farmers and Urban Gardner's Conference in Northern California is the next stop for Ben... How do we honor the wisdom from our elders?
Posted: Wed Oct 7, 2015 9:13AM
Contra Costa County begins counting Richmond anti-rent control petition signatures Oct. 5 - by Lynda Carson
[[[Apparently, recently Therrence James who is a signature gatherer (independent contractor) collecting signatures for Alex Arsenault, stood before the Richmond City Council and gave testimony that he was instructed to lie to people about the petition that blocked renter protections, as a way to trick them into signing it!]]]
Posted: Tue Oct 6, 2015 7:37PM
Sustainable Certification And The Flow Of Commodities And Currency - by Tomas DiFiore
Sustainable Certification in new frontiers for flex-crops such as palm oil, or soy, requires first that an educational format convey the benefits of changing (agri)cultural practices in usually distant remote places of a landscape. It mat be necessary pass amendments to Constitutions (land use changes) and National Interpretations of International law; there are lawyers and layers of linguistics, adjusting the language of 'land reform' to gain acceptance by various strata of society. Furtherm...
Posted: Tue Oct 6, 2015 9:21AM
Court: EPA Failed to Protect U.S. Waters From Aquatic Invasive Species - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANN ARBOR, Mich.— In a 3-0 decision that has ramifications for waters across the country — from Long Island Sound to the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico to San Francisco Bay — the U.S. Court of Appeals’ 2nd Circuit today ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed its responsibility under the Clean Water Act to protect U.S. waters from aquatic invasive species introduced by ship’s ballast water discharge. Ballast water invaders cost citizens, businesses, industry an...
Posted: Mon Oct 5, 2015 4:52PM
Feds undermine Stockton California mayor - by David Roknich/IndyRadio
Stockton Mayor (here seen sleeping with the homeless under a freeway) was forced to give up his laptop password by DHS agents after returning from a mayor's conference in China. They offered no reason for search and seizure, not even the minimal "reasonable suspicion" required by a recent federal appellate court ruling. Sources claim a secret investigation is underway.
Posted: Mon Oct 5, 2015 11:37AM
Soylent Scream - by Mauro Oliveira
Humanity is racing towards extinction much faster than all but a few well educated people realize. A cult classic movie from the 1970s starring Charlton Heston just may have hit the center of the target that science today refers to as 'The 6th Great Extinction'. Comparing dates and events in the movie with real world facts reveals a startling and grave scenario taking place on planet Earth.
Posted: Mon Oct 5, 2015 9:42AM
Author Anita Wills announces release of book, A Nation of Flaws JustUs in the Homeland - by Anita L Wills
Author Anita Wills announces the release of her book, A Nation of Flaws JustUs in the Homeland. The book is an indepth look at the state of the American Justice System and its treatment of African Americans.
Posted: Sun Oct 4, 2015 5:55PM
We've filed our initiative to legalize cannabis in California in 2016! - by via ReformCA.com
I wanted you to be the first to know. We've filed your initiative!
Posted: Sun Oct 4, 2015 1:06PM
#CaravanForJustice to Mobilize CA Communities Against Police Violence - by ACLU of Northern California
Oakland – From Saturday, Oct. 3 through Saturday, Oct. 10, a #CaravanForJustice featuring survivors of law enforcement violence and grassroots organizers will travel throughout California to mobilize communities of color against police brutality.
Posted: Fri Oct 2, 2015 6:24PM
Caravan For Justice Kickoff @ Oscar Grant Plaza - by orion
oscar grant plazza 14th st and broadway oakland
Event Date:Sat Oct 3, 2015 2:00PM
Posted: Fri Oct 2, 2015 1:35PM
Are Charter School Directors Bending Pension Rules? A Pension Rip-off By Charter Operator - by Rick Mercurio
A charter school operator Dennis Snyder in Escondido manipulating the California State Retirement System (CalSTRS) is getting $118,700 pension plus a salary of $104,500 from a publicly funded privately run charter school run by the American Education Foundation. The systemic corruption and rip-off of public funds by the charter school industry is exploding.
Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2015 10:30PM
Jerry Brown And Wife's Hungry California Kids.. - by Jerry Brown & Wife's Hungry California Kids
California leads USA with Highest Child Poverty Rate and state Debt.. .. **We believe the masses of Jerry's California impoverished school kids should not be missing dinner since Ready to Eat Meals can now easily be inserted into the children's backpacks for their meal in the evening..
Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2015 9:53PM
Winnemem Wintu Chief Leads 'Water. Every Drop Sacred' Rally and March - by Dan Bacher
Caleen Sisk, the Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, spoke movingly about the sacredness of water and the threat to the environment and people posed by controversial plans to raise the Shasta Dam and build Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnels. “This spring, the headwaters of the Sacramento, is sacred to us,” said Chief Sisk. “Archeologists once said they couldn’t find any evidence of indigenous people around this spring. That’s because our ancestors believe the site ...
Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2015 7:55PM
Experts reveal many terminal flaws of Delta Tunnels EIR - by Dan Bacher
Robert Wright, Senior Counsel for Friends of the River, reported on the devastating impacts that Tunnels Plan would have on endangered species, including Sacramento River Chinook salmon, Central Valley steelhead, green sturgeon and Delta and longfin smelt. "The Delta Water Tunnels would instead destroy endangered and threatened fish species," said Wright. "The Tunnels would divert for the Central Valley and State Water Projects vast quantities of freshwater from the Sacramento River near ...
Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:36AM