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text State maintains loophole for cancer-causing pesticides - by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Sacramento, CA, August 24, 2015 - Late Friday, state officials responded — and again signaled delay — on implementing restrictions for the use of the cancer-causing pesticide Telone. This comes on the heals of repeated requests to end the practice of “banking” allowances for hazardous pesticide use from year-to-year. And across the state, children are returning to school, some of them in very close proximity to fields where heavy amounts of the Telone are used.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:02PM
text Police Chief in Tarasha Benjamin's missing person case resigns - by Walter Scott
" Deputy Watkins received a pass from this police department, point blank simple". Says Activists Lawyer Henderson.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:31AM
text White Privilege in the Animal Rights Movement - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
If animal liberation is to succeed, the movement must address the concerns of oppressed humans as well as non-humans. Human oppression cannot be co-opted or ignored, and it certainly cannot be pushed aside within a movement that is supposed to be based on compassion and care for all animals.
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:50PM
text In Support of Black Solidarity with Palestine - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
It is certainly a milestone in opposing the 67 year occupation of Palestine by the American military base called Israel that we now have African-American solidarity with Palestine in the form of a statement signed by over 1,000 African-Americans and Africans in other countries found at http://www.blackforpalestine.com/read-the-statement.html
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:15PM
text Nathaniel Wilks' family fundraising campaign for independent autopsy, legal costs, funeral arrangements - by Chemika Hollis
Hi my name is Chemika Hollis, I am the mother of Kai'lei Wilks. I am writing to thank everyone who came out yesterday and supported us and every way possible. There were a lot of very smart individuals who stand for what we believe in. I seen a very strong force and with everyone support I will seek justice for my partner and child's father.
Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:27AM
text Mumia Abu-Jamal Files Suit Over Prison's Refusal to Provide Necessary Medical Care - by Abolitionist Law Center
August 3, 2015: Attorneys for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal filed an amended lawsuit today in the Middle District of Pennsylvania federal court to challenge prison medical staff’s denial of necessary medical treatment – denial that nearly killed Abu-Jamal earlier this year.
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:57AM
text Cops shooting cops! - by Trickster
It appears that police violence is so rampant, and white supremacy is so fundamental to our society, that not even membership within their ranks will protect a black cop from the bullets fired by fellow officers. This much was affirmed on Friday, July 17th when two Seaside cops shot and injured an off-duty federal police officer who stepped outside of his house with a gun as the cops escorted his intoxicated wife home around 1:00am. This insight was not so obvious to his wife who reportedly s...
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:48PM
text Racial Profiling Bill Moves Forward in California Legislature - by ACLU of Northern California
Sacramento – Today Assembly Bill 953, Law Enforcement: Racial Profiling, made it out of the Senate Committee on Public Safety. AB 953, one of over 20 police reform laws proposed this year, was introduced by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) to curb racial and identity profiling in California.
Posted: Tue Jul 7, 2015 4:40PM
text A Link between White Surpemacists, Human Trafficking and a Series of Unsolved Murders - by the revolution will not be gentrified
This is an long but worthwhile article that specifies the link between white supremacist hate groups in the United States, human trafficking and a series of unsolved murders. I hope someone uses this information usefully. I hope this shuts these morons up for good. We all deserve to live in peace without any white supremacists causing any more problems for anyone.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 12:21AM
text Statement Read by Lori Nixon at the Highway Six Sentencing Hearing - by via Lori Nixon
Today, five of the six UCSC students charged with blocking Highway 17 in Santa Cruz to protest tuition increases at the University of California, and the connection to police brutality, were each sentenced to 30 days in jail by Judge Denine Guy. In May, all six students pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts each after requesting an indicated sentence from Judge Guy when prosecutors informed them they would not negotiate a plea deal. Three of the five students read statements before the...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:21PM
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 Tarasha Benjamin, 5 years later, what now for the missing Selma girl? - by Amy Shultz
" You just don't label something a cold case...when you haven't investigated a damn thing." he continues.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:01PM
text This Saturday (6/27) is National "Burn The Confederate Flag" Day - by #FeelTheBurn #TakeItDown
The Confederate flag is the flag of racism, and it flew high as a young, angry, ignorant white man murdered 9 innocent African Americans. Fortunately, our First Amendment right gives us the power of free speech that will allow us to display our feelings by burning the flag of slavery from sea to shining sea.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:10PM
text Facebook, financier of the First Black U.S. President, only hired 7 Black People!!!!!! - by Patricia Lu
Facebook, financier of the First Black U.S. President, only hired 7 Black People, despite giving a diversity pledge. Frat-House Valley loves the Whiteness. - Facebook only hired seven black people in 2013, latest diversity report says - Company’s annual diversity report shows majority of staff are still white - All white, all male, Silicon Valley Cartel seems to hate the blacks and the women - Facebook and Silicon Valley liedabout embracing diversity & womens rights - Silicon Valley V...
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:11PM
text A terrorist Act? - by Kim Marion, MA
What is the Definition of a Terrorist Act? Two days after the tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina at Emmanuel AME Church, I am hit with a barrage of confusing and conflicting messages in the media by various members of the political sector. Not one of those involved in the governing of this country has been able to publicly proclaim this violent act for the racially motivated terrorism that it actually is. When I look back into African American history and regard similar attacks on Black A...
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:27AM
text Racial Profiling Bill Heads to California Senate - by ACLU of Northern California
SACRAMENTO--On June 3 the state Assembly approved a police reform bill that would collect basic information about encounters the police have with Californians. Assembly members voted 41 to 23 to pass Assembly Bill 953, Law Enforcement: Racial Profiling.
Posted: Fri Jun 5, 2015 11:45AM
text Since apartheid South Africa - by Ted Rudow III, MA
It would be the first time since apartheid South Africa that a country was asked to leave FIFA because of its practices. Israel is already relenting on what has been a blockade preventing players in Gaza from traveling freely to the West Bank.
Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 3:06PM
text Reporting Oakland police violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms - by Occupy For Human Rights
Violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Oakland Police can be reported to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Testimonials are read by the Working Group on Communications and the Working Group on Situations. Arguments can be made that the situation in Oakland meets the criteria for the complaint procedure. The process for reforming the Oakland Police is not working, due to obstructions of justice from within the system. There needs to be an outside, internat...
Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 1:07PM
text AFSCME 3299 & CLF Call on UC to Support Equal Pay for its Subcontractors - by via AFSCME 3299
San Francisco: As State and Federal lawmakers struggle to address the growing problems of poverty and income inequality, AFSCME 3299 President Kathryn Lybarger, California Labor Federation Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski and others today publicly called upon UC President Janet Napolitano to support SB 376 (Lara)—a measure that would guarantee that the employees of private firms providing contract services to the University are paid commensurate wages as career UC employees performing the sa...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:00PM
text Prospective American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples risks progress - by Amnesty International
Prospective American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples risks undermining a decade of progress
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:04PM

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