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Bay Delta Conservation Plan's Terminal Flaws Remain - by Dan Bacher
"These minor changes appear to save money for the water-takers on construction and possibly operation costs, but they still do not address local concerns," said Osha Meserve, counsel for Local Agencies of the North Delta (LAND). “It is a misnomer to call the new configuration ‘gravity flow’ as if it will operate on its own." Photo of American River, one of the main tributaries of the Sacramento River, above the Watt Avenue in Sacramento. The Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the p...
Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:23PM
House Passes Salmon-Killing Drought Relief Bill - by Dan Bacher
or many years, corporate agribusiness interests and their Astroturf groups, including the Coalition for a Sustainable Delta and the Latino Water Coalition, have blamed Endangered Species Act protections for Delta smelt and Central Valley Chinook salmon for creating an alleged "Dust Bowl" on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. However, the campaign to blame Delta smelt and salmon for reductions in Delta exports was shown to be a big “red herring,” pardon the pun, when Restore the ...
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:58AM
Here is how we are going to win - by Mike Rhodes
The map below illustrates voting patterns in the City of Fresno in the November 2012 presidential race. Red = Romney and Blue = Obama. All but a few precincts in the far north of the city voted for Obama. However, voter turnout in north Fresno is much higher (85%) than in the southeast and southwest (sometimes as low as 20%). It is low voter turnout that makes it possible for conservative Republicans to dominate the political landscape in Fresno.
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:09PM
Central Valley Progressive PAC meeting - by Pam Whalen
Fresno Center for Nonviolence 1584 N Van Ness
Event Date:Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:30PM
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:04PM
Occupy Forum - Democracy OS - by Karthik
Global Exchange, 2017 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA - 94110
Event Date:Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:37PM
Western States Petroleum Association's Astroturf Campaign Exposed! - by Dan Bacher
The PowerPoint deck from a presentation by WSPA President Catherine Reheis-Boyd lays out the construction of what environmentalists contend is an elaborate ‘Astroturf' campaign by WSPA, the the oldest petroleum trade association in the United States and the most powerful corporate lobbying organization in Sacramento.
Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:56AM
DEATH, For a Cigarette! - by Mumia Abu-Jamal
U.S. Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks Out on Racist Police Murder in the United States
Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:46AM
Cannabis Advocates Alliance meeting - by
Louden Nelson Community Center, room #5 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:33PM
State Department chose Chevron as finalist for "corporate excellence" award - by Dan Bacher
Fortunately, the State Department didn't pick Chevron as one of the three winners of the "corporate excellence" award on December 9. "We organized a big letter with 30 NGOs signing on and a petition to oppose the award and fortunately Chevron lost today," said Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch. (http://amazonwatch.org/) Instead, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine Novelli presented the Secretary of State's 2014 Award for Corporate Excellence (...
Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:38AM
Stay Away Stupidity, Oppose Police Violence & Chomp Coronation Treats ! - by Robert Norse
Santa Cruz City Hall 809 Center St.
Event Date:Tue Dec 9, 2014 1:00PM
Posted: Tue Dec 9, 2014 11:32AM
United Nations Votes for Process to Create Global Bankruptcy Framework - by Sophia Har
UN Process Could Limit Default and Stop Predatory Funds
Posted: Mon Dec 8, 2014 10:31AM
PDA-SF Public Forum and Celebration: An Evening with Tom Ammiano - by Tom Gallagher
Unitarian-Universalist Center, Chapel 1187 Franklin Street San Francisco, California 94109
Event Date:Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Dec 5, 2014 7:03PM
Conservation groups call on Feinstein to oppose Valadao drought bill - by Dan Bacher
"We urge a no vote on H.R. 5781, to avoid Congress micromanaging water usage and allocation in California," EWC Co-Facilitators Conner Everts and David Nesmith wrote. "Before allowing disruption of California’s 150-year old water rights system and major federal environmental protection laws, EWC wants Congress to undertake careful deliberation over H.R. 5781 by both houses."
Posted: Fri Dec 5, 2014 5:21PM
Novolex, Out-of-State Firm Pushing California Plastic Bag Ban Referendum, Tied to ALEC - by by Steven Maviglio
Bloomberg investigation shows links between Novolex/HilexPoly and right-wing "dark money" group
Posted: Fri Dec 5, 2014 1:25PM
House 'Drought Relief' Bill Would Eviscerate Environmental Protections - by Dan Bacher
“This bill will actually perpetuate our drought emergency by giving away all the water in storage to Big Ag,” said Tom Stokely, water policy analyst for the California Water Impact Network. “It will drain Trinity Lake, depleting the last cold water reserve available for Klamath and Trinity River salmon and steelhead. We’ll see fish kills that make the great die-off of 2002 look minor by comparison."
Posted: Fri Dec 5, 2014 11:22AM
wtul news and views interviews forest wright about the public service commission race dec6 (audio/mpeg 7.2MB) - by wtul news
Forest Wright joined us to discuss what's at stake in the Public Service Commission race tomorrow, Dec 6, 2014. On the table are the problems with utilities contributing to the PSC race, energy efficiency, solar power initiatives in louisiana, and phone rates.
Posted: Fri Dec 5, 2014 7:57AM
United We Stand, Divided We Fall - by steve lerman
Stream or download at http://greatspeechesandinterviews.blogspot.com/ Broadcast at Access Sacramento, Sundays 6-8pm PDT at KUBU 96.5 FM and at http://www.live365.com/stations/accesssacramento?site=pro
Event Date:Sun Dec 7, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Thu Dec 4, 2014 10:27AM
Brown Administration Abandons Raid on Fishing License Funds! - by Dan Bacher
The proposed use of the dedicated license funds to "manage" the alleged "marine protected areas" would have been a great mockery of justice, considering that these "marine protected areas" are not authentic ones that actually protect the ocean. The questionable "marine protected areas" created under the MLPA Initiative fail to protect the ocean from fracking, oil drilling, corporate aquaculture, pollution, military testing and all human impacts other than fishing and gathering. Map of...
Posted: Thu Dec 4, 2014 10:04AM
Richmond Progressive Victory Party - by
East bay center for Performing arts 33911th st Richmond ca
Event Date:Sun Dec 7, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Dec 3, 2014 2:35PM
Internal Israeli Wars - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Dec 3, 2014 1:05PM