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Solidarity with L@s Autonomous Brown Berets of Sonoma County! Hands off Ramon Cairo! - by Northbay Movement for a Democratic Society
Ramon Cairo is a disciplined and highly regarded street organizer in Santa Rosa, whose work in solidarity with the Justice Coalition for Andy Lopez has lead to retaliation by Santa Rosa police, who have kidnapped him under false charges. Video footage and eyewitnesses point out the fabrications of the charges, and the court trial is important, because if Ramon is locked up, then other community organizers could also be locked up under false charges!
Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:23PM
International Climate Report: Cutting Meat Consumption Key to Reducing Emissions - by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz.— The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report today highlights the increasing threat from rising global meat and dairy consumption to limiting global warming, especially as the world population continues to grow.
Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:37PM
Court Asked to Uphold California Ban on Cruelly Produced Eggs - by The Humane Society
An attempt by six states to overturn a California law that requires more humane treatment of egg-laying hens and higher food safety standards will face legal opposition from The Humane Society of the United States. In papers filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, The HSUS is seeking to file a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that would overturn AB 1437, a law that stops the sale of eggs from hens confined in inhumane battery cages by the start of next year. The ...
Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:45PM
Complete Schedule for 9 Week Novenarios for Andy Tuesdays - by Justice for Andy Lopez
9 Week Novenarios for Andy Tuesday’s.
Posted: Thu Mar 6, 2014 6:50PM
San Rafael Passes California’s 100th Plastic Bag Ban - by Environment California
San Rafael—The City Council voted unanimously tonight to ban single-use plastic shopping bags citywide. San Rafael is the 100th California community to ban plastic bags. Nearly 1 in 3 Californians, 12.3 million in all, now live somewhere with a plastic bag ban.
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 8:18PM
Five large valley oaks to be cut this weekend to make way for a shopping center in Windsor - by Barrie Mason
The developers are hurrying to cut these trees before resistance can be organized. They county approved the project after no one attended an inadequately announced public comment hearing. Many people have signed a petition to save these trees.
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:29AM
California River Watch Sues Drakes Bay Oyster Company For Clean Water Act Violations - by Larry Hanson
California River Watch, a Sebastopol-based organization devoted to protecting Northern California's water quality, announced that it filed a lawsuit against the Drakes Bay Oyster Company last week.
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:00PM
Settlement of False Advertising Lawsuit Against Bay Area Egg Producer - by ALDF
OAKLAND, Calif.: The Cotati, Calif.-based national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) announces the settlement of a false-advertising lawsuit against Defendant Steven Mahrt, doing business as Petaluma Farms and owner of Judy’s Family Farm Organic Eggs (“Judy’s Eggs”). The lawsuit alleges that imagery and statements used on Judy’s Eggs packaging led consumers to mistakenly believe the eggs came from hens with significant outdoor access. The lawsuit also alleges that consumers...
Posted: Thu Feb 6, 2014 1:45AM
Bill to Regulate Toy Guns Advances in CA Senate - by Justice for Andy Lopez
SANTA ROSA, CA – Legislation authored by Senators Kevin De Leόn (D-Los Angeles) and Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) to regulate the appearance of toy, imitation or “copycat” guns passed out of its first policy committee on January 14 with a 4-1 vote. In an effort to stem a reoccurring tragedy involving toys being mistaken for real firearms Senate Bill 199, the Imitation Firearm Safety Act, would amend California law to define what an imitation firearm is and what those imitations must lo...
Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:59PM
Caltrans to Remove Bird-killing Nets at Highway Project, Vows to Use Safer Methods - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Conservation groups reached a settlement agreement on January 16 with the California Department of Transportation to remove netting from bridge overpasses at a highway-widening project in Petaluma, Calif., which trapped, killed and injured scores of cliff swallows and other migratory birds last spring. Caltrans will remove the deadly exclusionary netting from the Petaluma River Bridge and Lakeville Highway Overpass along Highway 101, and instead use hard surface or flexible e...
Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:19PM
PUEBLO to Sponsor Reentry Program with new Approach - by Pamela Drake
The watchdog organization PUEBLO is announcing a new approach to reentry for young men currently imprisoned at San Quentin or Santa Rita Jail. It will focus on pragmatic needs for employment and housing while assisting with mental health, family relations, and engaging in restorative justice for both the community and the formerly incarcerated called BIO, balancing the inner and outer needs of the person and his community.
Posted: Thu Jan 9, 2014 1:04PM
Marin County’s Golden Opportunity to Protect Region’s Endangered Coho Salmon - by Jeff Miller
If we can recover salmon anywhere, it ought to be in wealthy, liberal Marin. Yet the county’s supervisors continue to approve development policies putting interests of a few property owners and developers above protecting our salmon.
Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:07PM
Rigging Foreign Exchange Markets - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:48PM
Student Debt Crisis at Sonoma State University - by Sharita
Student debt has surpassed the $1 trillion mark not too long ago. A lot of students are clearly unaware of how much either they or their parents are paying to attend this University.
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:00PM
Drakes Bay Oyster Company's En Banc Rehearing Petition Deserves Denial - by Dan Carlin
Following back-to-back losses in the Northern District of California and before a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) has submitted its final petition to the Ninth Circuit, hoping it can block the Secretary of Interior’s November 2012 decision to let the oyster operation’s forty-year lease in Drakes Estero expire on its own terms. DBOC’s appeal likely will, and should, fail.
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:36AM
Sonoma State Student Unaware of Crazy Debt After College - by Jennifer Johnstone
Students at Sonoma State University are not aware of the debt they are getting themselves involved in when taking out loans. Schools do not provide enough knowledge about loans and student fees.
Posted: Sun Dec 8, 2013 10:13PM
Court Rejects Plan to Clearcut California Redwoods for Vineyard - by Center for Biological Diversity
SANTA ROSA, Calif.— Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Elliot Daum has rejected a plan to clearcut 154 acres of Northern California redwoods to plant vineyards for a winery. The proposal for an area in northwestern Sonoma County was challenged by the Sierra Club’s Redwood Chapter, the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Gualala River. In response, Judge Daum said the state’s “environmental impact report” for Artesa Winery’s forest-to-vineyard project violates the Ca...
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 11:33AM
In the Deptuy's Shoes - by Vanessa P
Taking a different look at the Andy Lopez shooting. A police persons job is to protect the areas they patrol. From a different perspective, I bring my views to life.
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 12:53PM
Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Supporters Vandalize Environmental Action Committee office - by Amy Trainer
For the second time this year, supporters of Drakes Bay Oyster Company have vandalized the Point Reyes Station office of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC).
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 11:59AM
California Democratic Party’s Environmental Caucus Rejects Drakes Bay Oyster Co. - by Amy Trainer
In three key votes, the Environmental Caucus overwhelmingly supported Drakes Estero Wilderness by 3 to 1 margin and rejected support of Drakes Bay Oyster Company.
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:40AM