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Santa Clara Doctors Oppose Plan to Contract Out Care for Mentally Ill Inmates - by via Union of American Physicians and Dentists
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The alleged murder of Michael Tyree by guards in the Santa Clara County Main Jail made clear how vulnerable mentally ill inmates are, and that communities must do more to ensure their proper care. However, Santa Clara County executives are poised to take a huge step in the opposite direction by replacing the County psychiatrists who care for inmates at the Main Jail, Elmwood Correctional Facility and Elmwood Correctional Center for W...
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:55PM
1 Million CA Students Attend School in 1-Mile Impact Zone for Derailing Oil Trains - by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif.— More than 1 million California children attend school within a one-mile evacuation zone of railroads used by oil trains, according to a new analysis (http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/oil_trains/methodology.html) by the Center for Biological Diversity. Oil trains have experienced a dramatic increase in explosions and derailments across the country in recent years.
Posted: Thu Sep 3, 2015 4:53PM
Santa Clara County workers vote to ratify contract - by via SEIU 521
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22 – Santa Clara’s largest labor force has voted to approve a four-year contract that lays the groundwork for recovery of public services which had faced substantial recessionary cuts in years past.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:55PM
Deal reached, Santa Clara County workers call off strike - by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Hours before thousands of Santa Clara County workers were scheduled to walk off the job Tuesday, contract talks between Service Employees International Union Local 521 and the county produced a tentative agreement, and union leaders called off the 6 a.m. strike.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 9:14AM
Santa Clara County Workers Set Date to Strike: June 30 - by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Members of Santa Clara County’s largest union workforce have overwhelmingly voted to go on an unfair practice strike on June 30. Service Employees International Union Local 521 members and community leaders addressed the reasons for the strike at a press conference today held at county headquarters. Workers voted to hold an “open-ended” strike with no end date.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:50PM
Family Files Five Hundred Million Dollar Federal Lawsuit Against San Jose State University - by Justice for Gregory
This morning, a family filed a five hundred million dollar federal lawsuit, pro per, against San Jose State University, San Jose State University Police Department, and Sigma Chi fraternity for conspiring to cover up the 2008 death of Gregory Johnson, Jr.
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:49PM
Students for Justice in Palestine at SJSU Condemn UC Davis Vandalism - by via Students for Justice in Palestine at SJSU
Students for Justice in Palestine at San Jose State University Condemn UC Davis Vandalism
Posted: Mon Feb 2, 2015 6:04PM
Petition: Urge Pope Francis to abandon his decision to canonize Junipero Serra - by via MoveOn.org
Urge Pope Francis to abandon his decision to canonize Junipero Serra as "the great evangalizer" and apologize to the descendants of thousands of indigenous Californians that died at the hands of Serra's Mission system. Sign petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/urge-pope-francis-to
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:32PM
San Jose City Council Unanimously Votes to Oppose Central Coast Oil Train Project - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN JOSE, Calif.— On January 13, San Jose became the latest city to oppose the proposed Phillips 66 oil train offloading facility in San Luis Obispo County. The city council voted unanimously to prepare a letter to the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission expressing serious concerns about the dangers of the project. If approved, this facility would bring mile-long oil trains carrying 2.5 million gallons of crude nearly every day through densely populated centers including San Jose.
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:31AM
New report discusses unequal access to healthy foods in San José for communities of color - by Amanda Trombley
Report Finds Lack of Access to Healthy Foods, Time, and Money Are Barriers to Good Nutrition and Health for Communities of Color and Low-Income Communities in San José
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:17AM
13 Years Since 9/11 Inside Job - by 9/11 Was An Inside Job
On September 11, 2014, we commemorate the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 Inside Job, the American Reichstag Fire, perpetrated for the same reason as the Nazis burned their government building, the Reichstag: To promote war and fascism so as to maximize profits of the ruling capitalist class. This year we remember Michael Ruppert (1951-2014) and John Judge (1947-2014), proud 9/11 Truth Tellers and two of the tallest trees in the forest
Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:10PM
March Against Monsanto but then March Against Property Owners - by Eugenio Negro
March Against Monsanto in San Jose is scheduled for Saturday 24 May beginning at SJSU at 10:30 AM. The author asserts that not just Monsanto but consumers share the blame for Roundup's destruction of the environment.
Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 6:37PM
Apple, the State and Social Rights - by Mark Fliegauf and Hans Springstein
Apple only gained its profits with the iPhone because of state promotion and investment in the Internet and language recognition software. The state faces a revenue crisis in part because Apple, Google and dominant corporations transfer tens of billions in profits to tax havens and dummy Irish corporations. The 8-hour day was only achieved through organization and struggle.
Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:01AM
“Markets are a Terrible Master,” Says President Rafael Correa of Ecuador - by Jonathan Nack
We believe in society with markets, but society must govern the markets... Markets [are] a very good servant, but a terrible master,” said Pres. Correa, during a wide ranging interview with Rose.
Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:44AM
PLO/Hamas Detente? - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:54PM
Students Plan Walkout Due to Fee Increases at San Jose State - by WALKOUT on 4/29
Students at San Jose State University are planning to walk out of classes on April 29 to protest fee increases.
Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:12AM
LULAC Condemns Hate Crime on Eve of Jewish Holiday - by LULAC
Washington, D.C. - LULAC laments the lives lost at a Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and at the Village Shalom Retirement Community in Kansas City, Kansas. On April 13, on the day before the Jewish Passover Holiday the founder and former leader of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Patriot Party shot to death 3 people leaving behind a distraught community.
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:34PM
Inherently Secure Online Banking: The Time Has Come For This. The Time Is Now! - by John Thielking
The following is an open letter that I have sent to local Congressional Reps Mike Honda and Zoe Lofgren following up on my comments that I made at the SEIU Retired Labor BBQ on 4-12-14 regarding the Heartbleed bug and what steps can be taken by consumers and lawmakers to make their online banking experiences "inherently secure" instead of continuing to be "inherently insecure" as things are now.
Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:33AM
Problems With Chase Bank - by John Thielking
Chase Bank is no longer a serious bank. Has anyone else had problems with them similar to what I am having?
Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:52PM
Statement of Voting Rights to UN Human Rights Committee - by NAACP
(GENEVA, Switzerland) – The NAACP issued the following statement read before a hearing of the United Nations Human Rights Committee ahead of the US ICCPR review:
Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:36PM