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image Hoopa Valley Tribe: Interior Secretary turns back on Klamath salmon 120_toxic_algae_on_the_klamath_river__.jpg original image ( 960x720) - by Dan Bacher
“It is as if the Secretary of Transportation said let’s forget about automobile seat belts, airbags and antilock brakes and spend the savings on ambulances,” said Hoopa Valley Tribe Chair Danielle Vigil Masten. “The problem is that the ambulance may or may not get to a crash scene in time, and when it does arrive, the crew will have to deal with far more serious injuries.” Photo of the Trinity River courtesy of the Hoopa Valley Tribe.
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:53PM
image Philippine President told: Re-energize the campaign for reforms 120_2014-sona-protest-akbayan-activists.jpg original image ( 491x262) - by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
Philippines: As President Benigno Simeon Aquino III prepares to deliver his 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA), Akbayan Party-list urged him to "re-energize the campaign for reforms" by carrying out "deeper and broader institutional changes" in his last two years in office.
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:27AM
text "THE FIGHT OVER MANDATES" - by Stella Sez
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) collects $billions$ using “Wallet Flushing” car tax. Is it time for CA AG Kamala Harris EPA GMO ethanol fuel waiver conversation? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl-Nrep74qg Dr. Stan’s California water & fuel supply opinion http://mediaarchives.gsradio.net/radioliberty/121213d.mp3
Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:34PM
calendar Occupy National Gathering 120_gg3hppfc_1_1.jpeg original image ( 512x512) - by
Sacramento
Event Date:Sat Aug 2, 2014 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:01PM
calendar Occupy National Gathering 120_gg3hppfc_1.jpeg original image ( 512x512) - by
State Capital Park Sacramento, CA
Event Date:Fri Aug 1, 2014 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:56PM
calendar Occupy National Gathering 120_gg3hppfc.jpeg original image ( 512x512) - by
State Capital Park Sacramento, CA
Event Date:Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:46PM
audio Israel, Palestine and the International Criminal Court (audio/mpeg 1.8MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
International criminal defense attorney Peter Erlinder says that Israel probably fears Palesstinian membership in the International Criminal Court more than it fears Hamas's rockets, even though the court will not indict Benjamin Netanyahu or any other Israeli official.
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:56PM
document Bay Delta Conservation Plan Officials Suppress Freedom of Speech 7-28-14_short_bdcp_comment_letter.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Dan Bacher
Bob Wright, Senior Counsel of Friends of the River, concluded, "The fish and the Delta are in peril. Extinction is forever. The 40,000 pages of BDCP project proponent advocacy are unworthy of the epic decisions to be made guiding the future of the fish, northern California Rivers, and the Delta. If this is not worth the environmental full disclosure required by law and the NEPA, CEQA and ESA required do-over, what is?"
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:28AM
image PPIC Poll: 51 percent of likely voters would back $11.1 billion water bond 120_sacramento_river_clarksburg__.jpg original image ( 525x350) - by Dan Bacher
"The water bond is hanging by a thread, at just 1% over the minimum majority," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta. "That is a terribly weak position for any measure that would costs Californians billions of dollars."
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:44AM
image Stop Fooling California exposes oil lobbyist conflict of interest 120_wspa_president_meme.jpg original image ( 518x519) - by Dan Bacher
“Big Oil, we know you're no stranger to conflicts of interest. But you have outdone yourself this time!” the group, Stop Fooling California, stated on its Facebook page.(https://www.facebook.com/StopFoolingCalifornia)
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:36PM
audio Richmond environmentalists request support for challenge to Chevron refinery expansion (audio/mpeg 1.8MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Andrés Soto/Ann Garrison
Richmond environmentalists ask supporters from all over the Bay Area to attend the Richmond City Council meeting at 403 Civic Center Street, several blocks east of the Richmond BART station on Tuesday, July 22nd. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm, but Andrés Soto of Communities for a Better Environment is urging people to arrive by 5:30 to get good seats and fill out speaker cards. Chevron's Richmond Refinery produces more greenhouse gases than any other corporation in California.
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:56AM
image Department of Water Resources Faces $60 Million Shortfall 120_sacramento_river_clarksburg__.jpg original image ( 525x350) - by Dan Bacher
“Ultimately, DWR cannot go broke because it has a default source for funding: property taxes and water rates,” Carolee Krieger, Executive Director of the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN), pointed out. “They believe property taxes can be increased to meet the agency’s needs without a public vote.”
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:38AM
image Department of Conservation stops injection of fracking waste 120_800_caleen_sisk.jpg original image ( 800x533) - by Dan Bacher
According to Abraham Lustgarten of Pro Publica, "California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there." Photo: Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, opens the big anti-fracking rally in Sacramento with a ceremony and...
Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:51PM
image Lawsuit Charges that Sacramento County’s Anti-Panhandling Ordinance is Unconstitutional 120_panhandling.jpg original image ( 255x205) - by ACLU of Northern California
SACRAMENTO – The ACLU of Northern California and the Law Office of Mark E. Merin on July 17 charged that an ordinance adopted in May by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors banning panhandling is unconstitutional.
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:58PM
calendar Film Showing- "Beware the Emergency Financial Manager" - by Shelby Minister
San Jose Peace and Justice Center 48 South Seventh Street San Jose, California 95112
Event Date:Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:29PM
image Philippines: 5 Makabayan bloc legislators got P481M pork barrel 120_1-act-bayan-muna-makabayan-bloc-philippines-pork-barrel-gabriela-kabataan-partylist.jpg original image ( 404x425) - by varyus sorses
Documents from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) last year showed that five congressmen belonging to the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives received a combined P481 million in Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) since President Aquino assumed office in 2010.
Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:35AM
image Thousands of Pacific herring entrained in Delta pumps this year 120_delta-salvage-facilities_1_1.jpg original image ( 602x480) - by Dan Bacher
“We’re bringing saltwater critters into the Delta,” quipped Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance. “How long will it be before sharks start showing in the Delta?” This aerial photo shows the Tracy Fish Collection Facility (TFCF) on the South Delta. Photo by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Sacramento.
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:13PM
image Protesters urge Brown to protect California's water by banning fracking 120_10559888_538238892970956_8979869406659388398_n.jpg original image ( 526x394) - by Dan Bacher
Ironically, the Board is considering fines on residential users who take too much water after a drought year when the state and federal governments drained Shasta, Oroville and Folsom reservoirs to export water to "corporate water hogs" including corporate agribusiness interests farming toxic, drainage impaired land on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley, Southern California water agencies, and oil companies conducting fracking and steam injections in Kern County. None of these "water hog...
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:25PM
text Project Homeless Connect Leading the Initiative To Establish Homeless Court in Santa Cruz - by Steve Pleich
Time for a New Model of Social Justice
Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:10PM
document Is federal judge's decision a 'death warrant' for Delta smelt? cspa_v_bor_order_denying_pi_140711.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Dan Bacher
"The USFWS and Bureau have escorted Delta smelt to the scaffold and the judge signed the warrant," said Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance. "We did all we could do to prevent disaster."
Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:40PM

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