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text Racial Profiling Bill Moves Forward in California Legislature - by ACLU of Northern California
Sacramento – Today Assembly Bill 953, Law Enforcement: Racial Profiling, made it out of the Senate Committee on Public Safety. AB 953, one of over 20 police reform laws proposed this year, was introduced by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) to curb racial and identity profiling in California.
Posted: Tue Jul 7, 2015 4:40PM
image Salinas Rodeo Hides Animal Injuries in Violation of California Law 120_salinas_rodeo_animal_abuse.jpg original image ( 455x279) - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Salinas, Calif. — The California Rodeo Salinas is scheduled to start on July 16, 2015 yet the rodeo refuses to change its illegal practice of hiding injuries to animals. In December 2014, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a lawsuit on behalf of the animal rights group Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) against the rodeo for failing to report animal injuries to the state veterinary medical board, as required under California law. ALDF and SHARK accuse th...
Posted: Tue Jul 7, 2015 4:30PM
image Brown Administration Approves Nine New Offshore Fracks 120_1266417017796635567.jpg original image ( 636x477) - by Dan Bacher
"Approving new offshore fracking just weeks after Santa Barbara’s devastating oil spill is a new low,” Kristen Monsell, an attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, said. “Gov. Brown’s oil regulators just saw how dangerous oil production in coastal areas can be, but they didn’t hesitate to greenlight these fracks. The high pressures and dangerous chemicals used in this toxic technique have no place in our beautiful ocean.” Photo of Santa Barbara Oil Spill provided by Sa...
Posted: Mon Jul 6, 2015 11:33AM
image Winnemen Wintu and Allies Protest Governor’s California Water Summit 120_water_defenders_.jpg original image ( 5184x3456) - by Dan Bacher
Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, emphasized that registration for the three-day summit was nearly an astounding $1,500 per person – and that been no efforts to “include tribal representatives, environmentalists or anyone who is advocating for sound water policy that will benefit future generations, local ecosystems and salmon and other fisheries.” Photo of protest against the California Water Summit in front of the Westin Hotel in Sacramento on Jun...
Posted: Sat Jul 4, 2015 10:55AM
text Testy free speech aftermath of SB277 signing: one professor's viewpoint may be cramped - by J.D. Wright Progressive
Opinion analyzing subtext of University immunologist's characterization of SB 277 as a "silver bullet". Notice: IMC does not have an official party line on anything. VIews contained are strictly those of authors. Critiques of capitalism, government, globalism are favored and no racism, sexism homophobic or similar comments are permitted.
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 12:04PM
text State officials fail to take meaningful action on brain-harming pesticide - by Mark Weller-Californians for Pesticide Reform
After a decade of delay, both federal and state officials acknowledge the dangers of chlorpyrifos, but neither has taken action to provide necessary protections for California communities.
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 10:20AM
image Senate Bill 4 Regs Will Expand Fracking in California 120_11698673_10153464146235990_3797282356781017931_n.jpg original image ( 650x488) - by Dan Bacher
While environmental groups blasted the regulations developed under SB 4, the oil industry gushed with an oily torrent of praise for the new rules. Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and the former Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create alleged "marine protected areas" in Southern California, praised DOGGR for rejecting comments calling for a moratorium on the environmentally destructive pr...
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 8:52AM
image Former Science Ed of London Times: Smallpox Vaccine Triggered Aids 120_305.jpg original image ( 410x540) - by Veracity
Governor Brown, Dianne Feinstein, and Barbara Boxer have worked to violate the 1st amendment which guarantees religious freedom and to violate the health of children. Therefore it is timely to reexamine the data showing a causal link between the WHO smallpox vaccine and AIDS throughout the world.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 9:37AM
image Tests reveal toxic cocktail as media covers up CA. oil spill's root cause 120_what_s_worse.jpg original image ( 600x600) - by Dan Bacher
While Governor Brown, other state officlals and the mainstream media continue to falsely portray California as a "green" state, the devastation of the oil spill shows the fragility of California's ocean waters - and exposes the failure of state and federal officials to stop a disaster like this, due to the capture of the state's regulatory apparatus by Big Oil. Photo and meme courtesy of Stop Fooling California.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 8:28AM
text Governors Signs SB 277 to Protect Working Families - by J.D. Wright
Despite loud antivax soccer moms led by the discredited anti-sciencecircuit riders and right wing conspiracy theorists, California's Governor has signed into law Senate Bill 277 (SB 277 Pan D-Scaramento). Exploiting the legitimate need for strict regulation of vaccine development, demogoguery dominated much of the debate. Racist personal attacks upon the Asian-American sponsor combined to discredit the antivax view and the bill did pass after twitterstorms galore.
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:50PM
image The U.S. Social Forum Puts San José on the Map of Social Change 120_ussf-sj-01.jpg original image ( 800x532) - by Sharat G. Lin
Another World is Possible! The United States Social Forum 2015 was held in San José at the end of June. A thousand activists from hundreds of organizations worked on strategies for necessary alternatives and system change.
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:03PM
image Breyer's Deceptive Ads Re Cows' Milk. Dreyer's, Another Ice Cream Maker, Is Owned By Nestl 120_gopal.jpg original image ( 500x375) - by Almond Groves
Breyer's, processor of ice cream, has run a deceptive ad on IHeart (formerly Clear Channel) stations, which cites the FDA and alleges cows' milk with growth hormone is not significantly different from cows' milk without. Dreyer's is one of many companies owned by Nestle's, a company attempting to privatize the world's water, a factor in California drought with its illegal draining of Sacramento's reservoir, and a major abuser of animals.
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:06AM
text Vaccines Protect Working Class Children: Comic Relief as the Gov Mulls SB 277 - by J.D. Wright formerly ACT-UP NY
I wrote this because in my analysis #SB277 is BMW granola mummies white privilege - they want the unwashed masses to vaccinate and exemptions for their own speshul snowflake kids. Note most Lation legislators voted YES.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:43PM
text Statement Read by Lori Nixon at the Highway Six Sentencing Hearing - by via Lori Nixon
Today, five of the six UCSC students charged with blocking Highway 17 in Santa Cruz to protest tuition increases at the University of California, and the connection to police brutality, were each sentenced to 30 days in jail by Judge Denine Guy. In May, all six students pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts each after requesting an indicated sentence from Judge Guy when prosecutors informed them they would not negotiate a plea deal. Three of the five students read statements before the...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:21PM
image New Tests Find Toxic Cocktail in Santa Barbara Spill 120_santa_barbara_oil_spill_food_and_water_watch_test_becca_claassen_scott_smith.jpg original image ( 471x266) - by via Food & Water Watch
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Numerous toxic chemicals known to pose severe threats to human health and marine life contaminated the Pacific Ocean and beaches when more than 100,000 gallons of oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline in Santa Barbara County, according to independent test results released today by Water Defense. The non-profit organization’s testing of spilled oil deposited on the beach and water samples collected from the May 19 Refugio State Beach oil spill confirmed the presence of s...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:09PM
text Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model - by Peter Gelderloos, ROAR magazine, June 28,
This is particularly of interest in the context of a total lack of opposition to the end-stage tech-fueled gentrification of San Francisco.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:28AM
image Draining of Folsom Lake forces Nimbus, American River Hatchery evacuations 120_800_american.jpg original image ( 800x533) - by Dan Bacher
Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, emphasized that excessive water deliveries to the Sacramento Valley settlement contractors are exhausting the cold water in Lake Shasta, forcing the agencies to shift to using water from the American River to meet the Delta salinity standards. "As a consequence, the agencies are now are evacuating the hatcheries on the American," said Jennings. "And as a result of this mismanagement, they're not only goi...
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:54AM
image 70th Anniversary of the UN Charter and Mural Unveiling 120_img_1770.jpg original image ( 1600x1200) - by D. Boyer
On Friday June 26th 2015, a 70th Anniversary Celebration of the signing of the UN Charter was held in San Francisco’s City Hall. Pics and video from that event. Sorry the photos were taken with an iPhone only.
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:45AM
image Choosing Sides: From Olympia to Charleston 120_tumblr_nq99quy5zn1sg2exvo3_1280-980x600.jpg original image ( 980x600) - by IGD!
White supremacy is a fundamental aspect of American class society. When ruptures happen in this system, people take sides as the war is made more clear.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:31PM
text Nuclear Shutdown News June 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline the decline and fall of nuclear power
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:22PM

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