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text Deal reached, Santa Clara County workers call off strike - by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Hours before thousands of Santa Clara County workers were scheduled to walk off the job Tuesday, contract talks between Service Employees International Union Local 521 and the county produced a tentative agreement, and union leaders called off the 6 a.m. strike.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 9:14AM
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
calendar Mayoral Candidate Leads Climate Pledge Signing - by Kat Baumgartner
San Francisco Civic Center Plaza
Event Date:Wed Jul 1, 2015 2:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:11PM
calendar A Free Class on the US form of fascism - by Steve Martinot
The Bay Area Public School at the Omni 4799 Shattuck Ave. Oakland
Event Date:Mon Jul 6, 2015 6:30PM
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:26AM
text The Question of a US form of fascism - by Steve Martinot
In recent years, the term "fascism" is heard more and more. With the growing epidemic of police killings, mostly of people of color, with the intentional maintenance and growth of the largest prison system in the world (with practically a political guarantee of recidivism), with police making lethal demands for obedience, with the increasing corporate technological destruction of land and oceans, and with the constant obsessions with war (a misnomer for massacre from a distance), the term "fa...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:14AM
text Senator Gary Hart on how we got in this mess. TIME MAGAZINE - by Antoine Leem
Senator Gary Hart on how we got in this mess. TIME MAGAZINE
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:13PM
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
text U.S. cyber spies prepared to send Russia or China “back to the stone age” with hacks - by Paula- U.C. Berk.
U.S. cyber spies prepared to send Russia or China “back to the stone age” with hacks and cyber counter-attacks. When the bad guys decided to attack the United States with cyber warfare, they forgot that it was the U.S. who invented the concept. Snowden, Greenwald, Assange, Onion project, and others, now say that U.S. cyber war capabilities exceed that of anything seen in even the most apocalyptic dystopian science fiction film. A nuclear bomb can wipe out 90 square miles of a country. A...
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:50AM
text Santa Clara County Workers Set Date to Strike: June 30 - by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Members of Santa Clara County’s largest union workforce have overwhelmingly voted to go on an unfair practice strike on June 30. Service Employees International Union Local 521 members and community leaders addressed the reasons for the strike at a press conference today held at county headquarters. Workers voted to hold an “open-ended” strike with no end date.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:50PM
text PredPol: An Open Letter to the Oakland City Council - by Oakland Privacy Working Group
In the matter of Predictive Policing and "PredPol" software.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:11PM
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
image Protesters urge state officials to halt Santa Barbara offshore drilling expansion 120_rally.jpg original image ( 600x400) - by Dan Bacher
“The last thing this oil-drenched area needs is more drilling,” said Michelle Bednash, a resident of Goleta. “The State Lands Commission should safeguard our public lands and focus on decommissioning offshore oil wells and promoting sustainable energy." Photo of Wednesday's rally in Goleta courtesy of the Center for Biological Diversity.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:34AM
text Just Cause Eviction Protections And Rent Control Supported By Richmond City Council - by Lynda Carson
Richmond renters are being urged to unite and support their council members to establish the strongest just cause eviction protections and rent control possible in the struggle against gentrification, greedy landlords and real estate profiteers!
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:50AM
calendar Against Urban Planning 120_againstarchitecture__2.jpeg original image ( 317x475) - by Andy
The Green Arcade 1680 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102
Event Date:Thu Jul 2, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:17PM
text Nepal Conference Hopes to Raise $6.6 Billion in Post Earthquake Aid - by Sophia Har
Nepal Conference Hopes to Raise $6.6 Billion in Post Earthquake Aid Debt Relief Could Be Part of Nepal Recovery Plan
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:47PM
image Activists will rally to block offshore oil drilling expansion in Santa Barbara 120_santa_barbara_mpas.jpg original image ( 599x463) - by Dan Bacher
Using a loophole in the state law that prohibits leasing state waters for oil and gas drilling, Venoco has asked the State Lands Commission to approve a lease swap that would allow the company to drill for more oil on 3,400 acres off the California coast. That oil would be transported through the Plains All American pipeline, according to Californians Against Fracking.
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:37PM
calendar Santa Cruz City Council: Homeless Shelter, San Lorenzo River, & more! - by
Santa Cruz City Hall
Event Date:Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:00PM
image The Bay Delta Conservation Plan Forges Ahead 120_screenshot_2015-04-17_at_8.31.51_am_1.jpg original image ( 269x371) - by Dan Bacher
The commitment of the state and federal governments to push the plan forward was revealed on Friday, June 12, when the Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources filed notice in the federal register of their intent to prepare a partially "Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:40AM
image Thirsty Billionaires File Complaint Alleging Illegal Diversions of "Their" Water 120_meet_the_resnicks_1.jpg original image ( 497x564) - by Dan Bacher
“State and Federal contractors, who have been illegally storing water that belongs to others for years, should not accuse Delta farmers of stealing some of their stolen water, on the basis of a seriously flawed study, with a long list of unsupported assumptions,” said Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance.
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:21AM

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