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Mumia's condition grave: Take Action - by Noelle Hanrahan, Prison Radio
Dateline: Friday April 24th, 8:45pm
Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:58PM
Suck it, Trebek - KKKowboy KKKourts play Double Jeopardy with Indigenous Elder - by hawkfeather
The AmeriKKKlan `Criminal Justice' system, more appropriately called the Just Us KKKriminals system, wants to jail an Indigenous Elder on a charge he's already served a sentence for.
Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:40AM
Santa Cruz City Council Members to Initiate Discussion of Local Minimum Wage - by Alex Darocy
Mayor Don Lane, Vice-Mayor Cynthia Mathews, and Council Member Cynthia Chase have submitted a proposal to be heard by the Santa Cruz City Council on Tuesday, April 28 which if passed, will direct city staff to research the subject of a local minimum wage.
Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:34AM
The Shortwave Report 04/24/15 Listen Globally! - by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:51PM
It becomes almost a life-and-death spirit - by Ted Rudow III, MA
Judge Approves NFL Head Injuries Settlement A federal judge has approved a settlement to compensate National Football League players who suffer the impacts of repeated head injuries. The NFL estimates nearly a third of its players will suffer long-term cognitive problems, like Alzheimer’s. After 5,000 players sued the league, the NFL has agreed to pay up to $5 million to players who develop certain crippling neurological diseases. Critics say the settlement will exclude people whose cond...
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:46PM
The Problem with Development - by Steve Martinot
Plan Bay Area is foisting massive development on east bay cities. This article is about Berkeley, and the Priority Development Areas that plan has mapped out for it, to which the city has acceeded. The disruption and even destruction of the communities along these Development Areas will be unforeseeable, unless the entire process is democratized.
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:54AM
On Earth Day Pocan and Schakowsky Introduce Strongest Federal Fracking Ban in the U.S. - by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. — On Earth Day, U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), members of the Safe Climate Caucus, introduced the Protect Our Public Lands Act, H.R. 1902. The legislation is the strongest anti-fracking bill introduced in Congress to date and would ban fracking on public lands.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:13PM
Salinas Nurses Hold March and Vigil to Protest Hospital’s Staffing Cuts - by via California Nurses Association
More than 150 registered nurses, their families and supporters are expected to attend a march and candlelight vigil Thursday to protest worsening patient care conditions at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and a proposal by management to reduce nurse staffing levels.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:54PM
New Study: Common Pesticides Pose Significant Risk to Wild Bees - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— A study published today in the journal Nature finds that the use of neonicotinoids, the most widely used insecticides in the United States, has serious consequences for wild bees. The study, conducted in Sweden, finds that in field conditions, neonicotinoid use as a seed coating reduces wild bee density, solitary bee nesting and bumblebee colony growth; it concluded that the “contribution of pesticides to the global decline of wild bees may have been underestimated.” The fin...
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:48PM
Bad Memory? - by Beeline
Just in case you guys forgot-today is EARTH DAY
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:36PM
Anti-Arab Racism Promoted by USA - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
The American-Saudi blood for oil war in Yemen reeks with anti-Arab racism, a hallmark of US imperialism. The latest example is that of a Yemenite man, Mosed Omar, age 64, brought to this country as an adopted child, became an American citizen and worked for decades in this country and now lives in San Francisco with some family members. He has diabetes and high blood pressure. He went back to Yemen in July 2012 to bring his youngest daughter, age 13, to the US. The US embassy in Yemen tor...
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:34PM
Details Revealed: How Silicon Valley Tycoons Hacked Into The Stock Market And Faked Trades - by Paula Emerson
Tesla Motors blows up, gets sued, is charged with fraud, has homicidce charges, gets blamed for market manipulation...and what happens each time a business horror about Tesla is announced? It's stock goes UP! How is that possible unless someone is running the "Flash Boy" algorithm on the stock exchange to fake the Tesla volumes?
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:14PM
Politics Faded Out the Constitutional Offensiveness of Trade Agreements - by Axel Flessner, J Baertner and S Liebrich
The arbitration jurisdiction with the ISDS mechanism is the most controversial point of the two trade agreements. US corporations could file lawsuits against the German prohibition of gas production through fracking. They could demand compensation in the billions from the states. States could be deterred by the threat of lawsuits from environmental and labor protective regulations. These agreements are not trade bills but bills to increase corporate profits and privilege foreign investors...
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:20AM
CA Approves Plan Allowing Oil Companies to Continue Contaminating Underground Water - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Oil companies can continue dumping millions of gallons of waste fluid a day into scores of protected California aquifers under a plan approved today by the state’s Office of Administrative Law.
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:24PM
Association for Chicana/Chicano Studies Supports Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions - by via NACCS
The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Annual Conference took place in San Francisco from April 15-18, 2015. The business meeting, open to all members, took place on Saturday evening at the close of the conference. At the business meeting, the membership gave unanimous support to the Resolution to Support the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions. In addition, individual FOCOS (regional caucuses) and interest group Caucuses all voted to support the resolution.
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:24PM
OPD to Reveal Surveillance Video to Yuvette Henderson's Family After Community Pressure - by Anti Police-Terror Project
WE FORCED THE STATE TO CONCEDE!!!!
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:26PM
Americans with Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary Celebratory PSA - by Helen Walsh
On the ADA's 100 day countdown to the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we are pleased to announce the release of a universally designed 46 sec PSA marking the 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This PSA highlights several events leading up to as well as the signing of the ADA
Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:28PM
Worldwide Grassroots Support Going to Kobane and Rojava - by Teachers4Peace in Kobane
Kobane is out of the headlines, but please let us not forget that people there are living amidst a city utterly reduced to rubble. Assistance is starting to flow from the European grass roots: funds, medicines, medical equipment and other resources.... but more is needed.
Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:03AM
10th Circuit Court Rejects Navajo Coal Mine Emergency Motion - by Center for Biological Diversity
DENVER— Two days after a federal district court halted coal mining within a newly expanded area of New Mexico’s Navajo Mine, mine operators filed an emergency motion asking the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow that coal mining to resume. The appeals court on Thursday denied that motion, saying that the Navajo Mine’s owner, the Navajo Transitional Energy Company, “failed to make the requisite showing” justifying their request to restart coal mining.
Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:49PM
5 Years After Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Obama Pursues More Offshore Drilling - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Five years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Gulf of Mexico is still reeling from the nation’s biggest oil spill yet the Obama administration is pursuing dangerous new offshore oil drilling projects in the Gulf and in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans, putting more wildlife at risk and exacerbating global climate change.
Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:33PM