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Federal fish agency opposes Shasta Dam raise - by Dan Bacher
“Any raising of the dam, even a few feet, will flood some of our last remaining sacred sites on the McCloud River – sites we still use today,” said Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Chief and Spiritual Leader. "We can't be Winnemem any place else but the McCloud River. The dam raise is a form of cultural genocide." Photo: Mark Miyoshi and Chief Caleen Sisk watch as Jesse Sisk and James Ward work on lighting the ceremonial fire. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:54PM
Nuclear Hotseat Show "Diablo Canyon Shutdown Special" - by Nuclear Hot Seat
A California conference was held to discuss the campaign to close the dangerous Diablo Canyon nuclear plant run by corrupt PG&E. This is an audio of some of the speakers
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:31AM
Monarch Numbers Up Slightly, But Butterfly Still at Risk of Extinction - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The annual overwintering count of monarch butterflies released today shows a modest population rebound from last year’s lowest-ever count of 34 million butterflies, but is still the second lowest population count since surveys began in 1993. The population was expected to be up this winter due to favorable spring and summer weather conditions in the monarch’s U.S. and Canadian breeding areas, as butterfly populations fluctuate widely with changing weather. But the 56.5 milli...
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:09PM
EASTWEST #8: An Anarchist Newspaper - by EASTWEST
Bay area anarchist publication dealing with community and social struggles in our area. This issue touches on the continued rebellion against the police that we began to cover in the last issue.
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:04PM
New rules allow increased killing of Delta smelt as species nears extinction - by Dan Bacher
The decision by the Obama administration to more than double the permissable "take" limit of Delta smelt at the state and federal water export facilities is simply mind-boggling, especially just two days after a California Department of Fish and Wildlife fall survey revealed that the Delta smelt has declined to a record low population level. “As goes the Delta smelt, so goes the Delta,” said Bill Jennings, the executive director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance. “T...
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:50PM
UC Strike Called for January 27th - by via UAPD
The Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD) has given the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) notice that doctors employed by its student health centers will hold a one-day Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike on Tuesday, January 27th, starting at 7:30 am.
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:55PM
Talk by Guatemalan Indigenous Activist on Reforestation - by CC
La Pena 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley CA
Event Date:Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:02PM
Merced Homeless Threatened - by Mike Rhodes
Caltrans says this homeless encampment is on public (State of California) land. If these homeless people can't live here (on the people's land), where can they live?
Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:37PM
Congress Considers Destructive Border Security Proposals - by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz.— The U.S. Congress has taken up consideration of HR 399, which would dramatically ramp up ongoing militarization in the southern border region in the name of “border security,” including in some of the most sensitive and important wildlife habitat in the nation. The bill would also permanently exempt border security activities from more than a dozen environmental laws within 100 miles of the Mexican border, including the Endangered Species Act, Wilderness Act, and National...
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:35PM
Lawsuit Challenges California Plan Allowing Pesticide Spraying on Schools, Homes - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Eleven groups and the city of Berkeley sued the California Department of Food and Agriculture today (see PDF) over the agency’s approval of a statewide “pest management” plan that allows pesticide spraying on schools, organic farms and residential yards, including aerial spraying over homes in rural areas. California approved the program despite tens of thousands of public comment letters calling for a less toxic approach that would protect the vitality and resilience o...
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:32PM
Petition: Urge Pope Francis to abandon his decision to canonize Junipero Serra - by via MoveOn.org
Urge Pope Francis to abandon his decision to canonize Junipero Serra as "the great evangalizer" and apologize to the descendants of thousands of indigenous Californians that died at the hands of Serra's Mission system. Sign petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/urge-pope-francis-to
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:32PM
Healthier Living Workshop - by Carmen
Location: Central YMCA Boeddeker Park (http://sfrecpark.org/destination/father-alfred-e-boeddeker-park/), 246 Eddy Street at Jones, SF 94102
Event Date:Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:00AM
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:55PM
Groups criticize California work plan for water bond storage projects - by Dan Bacher
Restore the Delta and the Environmental Water Caucus told the California Water Commission that the Commission's work plan for the regulations and guidelines for implementing Chapter 8 of the water bond is "too narrow" for eligible projects. They also said the Commission should prioritize storage projects that do not require new surface water rights, and should prioritize sustainable water projects. Photo of Governor Jerry Brown at his inauguration in Sacramento on January 5, 2015 by Dan Ba...
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:32AM
Controversial Sespe Fracking Project Put On Hold - by Save the Sespe
Local environmentalists secure important victory against Big Oil.
Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:25PM
Oil lobbyist/former MLPA chair praises release of fracking EIR - by Dan Bacher
“While we are pleased with the state's process on implementing Senate Bill 4, it is important to note the draft EIR contemplates hypothetical development scenarios and provides a high level review. To date, well stimulation in California has never been associated with any known adverse environmental impacts,” claimed Reheis-Boyd. California Department of Fish and Wildlife map of South Coast marine protected areas created under the privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act Initiative...
Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:33PM
February 1, 2015 ~ National Freedom Day ~ Superbowl Sunday ~ Sesquincentennial Celebration - by khubak, michael harris
February 1, 2015 is the 49th Superbowl Sunday. The National Football League (NFL) may recognize the significance of National Freedom Day in a good way. National Freedom Day was signed by President Abraham Lincoln, a joint resolution by the Senate and House of Representatives ~ 36 USC 124 ~ part of official Sesquicentennial Celebrations throughout the nation.
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:06PM
Jerry Brown's True "Green Legacy" - the Death of the Delta? - by Dan Bacher
Salmon, steelhead and other fish survived thousands of years of California's erratic weather, including long periods of droughts, massive floods and huge earthquakes, but they may not survive the policies of Jerry Brown, California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird and Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Chuck Bonham. Photo of opening day of steelhead season on the American River, January 1 2015, by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:25AM
stop corporate and workerscompensation fraud - by Bobbie Sanders
If EDD can wrongfully terminate an employee and let another employee harrass a pregenant employee with no remorse as well as throw away an employees personal belongings while they are out on medical leave which constitutes unfair and injustice,this is my story and i had to write this to show that martin Luthur King's Dream of Justice and Equality is still a dream to me because of whats been happening to me and my family for the past 14yrs that's how long I've been fighting for justice in the ...
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:44AM
The Paris Attacks, Racism and Islamophobia - by Tara Dorabji
Zahra Billoo discusses the Paris attacks, the ensuing media frenzy and the rising wave of global racism against Muslims.
Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:38PM
California toxic waters rise despite decades of regulations and expenditure of $50 billion - by Patrick Porgans
Below is a groundbreaking report on how California toxic waters are rising despite decades of regulations and an expenditure of $50 billion. This report is very timely, considering the passage of Proposition 1, Governor Jerry Brown's water bond, and the collapse of Delta smelt and other pelagic fish species and American River steelhead to record low population levels. For more information, go to: http://www.planetarysolutionaries.org
Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:40AM