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text The poor economy leaves one in five children needing food stamps - by Lynda Carson
During 2013 the average monthly food stamp benefit for one individual in California was $151.44. Additional records reveal that during 2011, in California’s 13th Congressional District, Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s district, 11,899 households received food stamps, including 16% of households with one or more people 60 years or older, and 76.8% of households with children under 18. Around 46.6% of the households income was below the poverty level, with the median income around $27,441.
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:33PM
text Toxic Battery Warning - by Emily Lund
A common product is having it's deadly dangers covered-up for profiteering
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:32PM
text Congress Considers Destructive Border Security Proposals - by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz.— The U.S. Congress has taken up consideration of HR 399, which would dramatically ramp up ongoing militarization in the southern border region in the name of “border security,” including in some of the most sensitive and important wildlife habitat in the nation. The bill would also permanently exempt border security activities from more than a dozen environmental laws within 100 miles of the Mexican border, including the Endangered Species Act, Wilderness Act, and National...
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:35PM
text 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
text stop corporate and workerscompensation fraud - by Bobbie Sanders
If EDD can wrongfully terminate an employee and let another employee harrass a pregenant employee with no remorse as well as throw away an employees personal belongings while they are out on medical leave which constitutes unfair and injustice,this is my story and i had to write this to show that martin Luthur King's Dream of Justice and Equality is still a dream to me because of whats been happening to me and my family for the past 14yrs that's how long I've been fighting for justice in the ...
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:44AM
text California Oil Officials Release Deeply Flawed Fracking Environmental Review - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO— California oil regulators today released a draft environmental review of fracking that fails to adequately analyze many major risks from fracking, including air and water pollution and risks to public health. The review by California’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources was released even though state scientists are still six months away from completing their analysis of the risks and harms of the controversial form of oil and gas extraction.
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:56PM
text DPR Recommendations Leave Schoolchildren, Rural Communities At Risk from Pesticides - by via Californians for Pesticide Reform/MBCLC
Sacramento, CA – Today the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced new “recommended restrictions” on the use of chloropicrin, a cancer-causing pesticide used widely on California strawberries. Health, environmental and rural advocates say that DPR ignored its own scientists in developing today’s proposal, and that the recommended restrictions fall far short of protecting schoolchildren and rural residents from harmful exposures to the toxic pesticide.
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:01PM
text Republican terrorists’ attack Social Security - by Lynda Carson
In the Bay Area including San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Alameda County, Marin County and Contra Costa County there are thousands of working class disabled people with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) who are now being threatened with a 20% cut to their insurance plan as a direct result of the right-wing attack on Social Security!
Posted: Fri Jan 9, 2015 3:08AM
text Ecosytem Bill of Rights - by Beeline
Giving an ecosystem "rights" is no more ridiculous than labeling a corporation a person.
Posted: Fri Jan 2, 2015 10:06PM
text Llamamiento a ruidosas manifestaciones en la víspera de Año Nuevo - by Rev. Solidarity
Llamamiento a ruidosas manifestaciones en la víspera de Año Nuevo a las afueras de las prisiones por toda Norteamérica. Traduccion de https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/12/16/18765673.php
Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:55PM
text Lawmakers & Conservation Groups Call for Phase Out of California Drift Gillnets - by Joanna Nasar
With the full support of Turtle Island Restoration Network, OCEANA and other marine conservation organizations, California Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara), Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel)  today called on the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service to transition away from ...
Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:33PM
text Animal Groups Sue California Rodeo Salinas for Underreporting Animal Injuries - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Salinas, Calif. — On December 17, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a lawsuit against the California Rodeo Salinas and its head veterinarian Tim Eastman for failing to report animal injuries to the state veterinary medical board, as required under California law. The defendants are accused of significantly underreporting the number of animals injured at the California Rodeo Salinas, the largest rodeo in the state and one of the largest in the country. In the last...
Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:49PM
text New York Fracking Ban Increases Pressure on Obama to Protect Public Lands From Fracking - by Center for Biological Diversity
ALBANY, N.Y.— After years of public pressure, New York today became the second state to ban hydraulic fracturing because of risks to people and the environment. The announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo adds to the pressure on the Obama administration to end fracking across the country, including on America’s public lands.
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:59PM
text Proposal for Prison Noise Demos on New Year's Eve - by Rev. Solidarity
Freedom will blossom in the ruins of the prisons. Proposal for Prison Noise Demos Across North America on New Year’s Eve 2014/2015 December 15, 2014
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:37AM
text UC Student-Worker Union Members Vote to Support Divestment from Israel - by via UAW 2865
HISTORIC: UAW 2865, UC STUDENT-WORKER UNION, BECOMES FIRST MAJOR U.S. LABOR UNION TO SUPPORT DIVESTMENT FROM ISRAEL BY MEMBERSHIP VOTE.
Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:45PM
text Affordable Care Act - by Reyna Vigil
Republican congress is trying to eliminate the Affordable Care Act in order to "benefit" the economy and American citizens.
Posted: Tue Dec 9, 2014 4:53PM
text Discrepencies in Health Care - by Monica Bejarano
The Affordable Care Act that began in 2010, has created a reform that has helped many people in the United States to sign up for Health Insurance. But, in reality there are loopholes that were found through the four years it has existed.
Posted: Tue Dec 9, 2014 10:26AM
text Plans Halted for Widening Highway Through Ancient Redwoods in Richardson Grove State Park - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— After years of opposition, Caltrans has rescinded its approvals for a controversial highway-widening project that would endanger ancient redwood trees in Richardson Grove State Park, along Highway 101 in Humboldt County. Conservation groups and local residents this week dismissed a lawsuit they filed in federal court in July in exchange for Caltrans abandoning the project approvals and agreeing to restart the environmental review if the agency pursues the project. Caltrans ha...
Posted: Fri Dec 5, 2014 8:22PM
text Lawsuit Launched Against Offshore Fracking in California's Santa Barbara Channel - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Interior Department for violating three federal laws by rubber-stamping offshore fracking in California’s Santa Barbara Channel without evaluating its polluting effects on coastal communities or blue whales, sea otters and other marine wildlife.
Posted: Thu Dec 4, 2014 12:16PM
text EPA Clean Power Plan Low-and Zero-carbon Generating Capacity – Nuclear Power Plants - by Tomas DiFiore
A long data source-linked article, a tirade against the wasteful use of money and environment for nuclear energy, focused around Tritium, and radioactive water contamination. The current EPA Proposed Rule for existing power plants covers 30 nuclear facilities in the US, and 5 under construction. The economics don't pan out, the cost benefits to society are a burden of deceit and sickness. Don't let nuclear generation of electricity win over solar and wind! This is the final opportunity to aff...
Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:27AM

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