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text A Brief Reflection on The True Meaning and Value of Labor - by Steve Pleich
Honor Labor
Posted: Mon Sep 1, 2014 12:07PM
image California bill to ban oil drilling in marine protected area fails! 120_vandenberg.l.jpg original image ( 2125x2750) - by Dan Bacher
“Even the slightest chance of an oil spill in a Marine Protected Area far outweighs any potential benefit to the state,” said State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson.
Posted: Mon Sep 1, 2014 11:34AM
image anarchist reportback from ferguson 120_dscn1835_1.jpg original image ( 4000x3000) - by chris irwin
Three Rivers Earth First! sent me to ferguson to scout and report back. This is the report back.
Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:04PM
text Japan: Secret execution as authorities ignore calls for reform - by Amnesty International
The execution of two men in Japan on Friday flies in the face of growing calls in the country to halt the use of capital punishment, said Amnesty International.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:18PM
text Russian NGO branded as “foreign agent” after reporting on Russian military in Ukraine - by Amnesty International
Russia’s official branding of a civil society organization as a “foreign agent”, an expression akin to “spying”, for speaking out on Ukraine is a sign of the country’s determination to suppress any information about its military activities there, Amnesty International said.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:46PM
image Salinas Farm Workers, The UFWA And The Filipino Farmworkers In The 1930's 120_filipino_workers_strike_we_won_t_scab.jpg original image ( 324x191) - by Labor Video Project
Author and former farmworker Frank Bardacke discusses the current economic situation for farmworkers in Monterey county, the role of the UFWA and the history of the 1930's and Filipino farmworkers.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:30AM
text Federal Scientific Review Highlights Grave Risks of California Fracking - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— A scientific review released on August 28 by the federal government finds that fracking pollution threatens California’s air and water, but the study is based on just a few months of data and suffers from state regulators’ unlawful failure to report information on more than 100 instances of fracking and other dangerous well-stimulation activities.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:53AM
image Great Zine on Collective Housing Strategies and Tactics 120_zine-cover_1.jpg original image ( 619x956) - by The Ant Hill Collective
D.I.Y. distro of a zine that serves as a tool and resource guide on the logistics, strategies, tactics and general theory and practice of collectives and cooperative housing projects as they relate to building political power from the grass roots to the global. Please help spread the word!
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:02PM
text Kazakhstan's Model Is the Best Bet for Ukraine - by Mike
Kazakhstan's Model Is the Best Bet for Ukraine
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:18PM
image Protesters Confront Salinas Police Chief at Bookstore Appearance in Santa Cruz 120_salinas-police-protest-santa-cruz-august-26-2014-1.jpg original image ( 700x467) - by Alex Darocy
To send a strong message that "killer cops" are not welcome in Santa Cruz, community members gathered on August 26 to protest a speaking engagement at Bookshop Santa Cruz featuring Salinas Police Chief Kelly McMillin. "We are creating a public presence to say loud and clear that the Salinas police chief who oversaw the killings of four Latino men in four months is not welcome in our community," read a flyer provided by Sin Barras, the Santa Cruz-based organization that called for the demonstr...
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:30AM
calendar Food Not Bombs--Charity Dispenser or Justice Seeker: Radio Debatee - by Robert Norse
101.3 FM....streams at http://audio.str3am.com:5110/listen.pls Call-in number: 831-469-3119
Event Date:Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:30AM
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:25PM
image 20 Corals Protected Under Endangered Species Act Because of Global Warming 120_dendrogyra_cylindrus_pillar_coral_noaa_fpwc.jpg original image ( 200x301) - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The federal government announced today that 20 species of coral are now protected as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act because global warming, disease and ocean acidification are driving them toward extinction. Today’s decision by the National Marine Fisheries Service responds to a 2009 scientific petition by the Center for Biological Diversity seeking the Act’s protection for 83 corals in U.S. waters. Of the corals receiving protection, five occur in Flor...
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:38PM
text Gene Drives Are The Latest Disaster On the GMO Front - by John Thielking
Gene Drives may be a disaster in the making. Pro GMO activists often claim the technique is the ultimate solution while anti-GMO activists claim that the technique is the ultimate problem.
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:26PM
audio Radical Mycology Collective Speaks About Fungi and More! (audio/mpeg 45.6MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Peter McCoy and Willoughby Arevalo speak about the power and mystery around mycology, how they can be used to eat, treat disease, clean-up pollution, and more. Learn more by visiting their website here: http://radicalmycology.com/
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:41AM
image After 90 Percent Decline, Federal Protection Sought for Monarch Butterfly 120_monarch_butterfly_docentjoyce_wikimedia_commons_cc_by_fpwc.jpg original image ( 2964x2232) - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety as co-lead petitioners joined by the Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower filed a legal petition today to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking Endangered Species Act protection for monarch butterflies, which have declined by more than 90 percent in under 20 years. During the same period it is estimated that these once-common iconic orange and black butterflies may have lost more than...
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:10PM
image Ex-Santa Cruz Patch Editor Now Selling Mace to Senior Citizens 120_brad-kava_cabrillo_college_cane_o_mite.jpg original image ( 400x265) - by Ted Smith
Former Santa Cruz Patch editor Brad Kava, who is still a journalism teacher at Cabrillo College, is now selling a device he invented that offers senior citizens the ability to secure a pepper spray can to their canes. He has named it: "Cane-O-Mite". It is essentially a holster for mace, and the Indiegogo campaign and Youtube video produced to market it feel like Kava is preying on the fears of the elderly. He is even citing an increase in news reporting on crime as a justification in his sale...
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:12PM
calendar Santa Cruz Eleven back in court - by
Santa Cruz Courthouse Department 6
Event Date:Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:37AM
audio Mideast Migraines - Joan Rivers hates Arabs (audio/mpeg 80.6MB) - by Ren Tawil
Demands are made upon comedian Joan Rivers to apologize for racist and insensitive comments, or for her employers to fire her. Length: 1:57:20/ Date Recorded: 2014-08-18/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (83MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:33PM
image Santa Cruz Eleven Defendants Follow the Money from Bob Lee to Wells Fargo at Latest Parade 120_bob-lee-75-river-street-santa-cruz-eleven-parade-august-25-2014-1.jpg original image ( 700x585) - by Alex Darocy
On August 22, another energetic parade was held in support of the final four Santa Cruz Eleven defendants, who are still facing criminal charges in relation to the 2011 occupation of the vacant bank building located at 75 River Street. The course of the parade "followed the money" from District Attorney Bob Lee, who is prosecuting the case, to Wells Fargo Bank. Community members dressed in green and carried large, gold dollar signs. They followed a suit-clad parader wearing a Bob Lee mask who...
Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:02PM
text SCPD Message to African-Americans, “Get Your Black Ass Out Of My City" - by Dennis Etler
The same tactics of racial profiling and police intimidation used by cops in Ferguson, MO occur right here in Santa Cruz. People in Santa Cruz must address these issues head on before we are faced with a Ferguson, MO right here at home. There needs to be a greater awareness that the SCPD is targeting people of color and the homeless with selective enforcement of City ordinances in order to harass and intimidate them. Measures need to be taken to stop the SCPD from engaging in bullying and oth...
Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:21PM

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