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Court Strikes Down Environmental Review of Controversial Kern Water Bank - by Dan Bacher
The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, California Water Impact Network and Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release regarding the ruling on their Monterey-Plus lawsuit. The court agreed with them that the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) failed to properly consider the environmental impacts of the operation of the Kern Water Bank. "We respectfully disagree with the court’s conclusion on aspects of the case involving amendments to the Stat...
Posted: Fri Mar 7, 2014 9:46AM
Map reveals tunnels will supply water for agribusiness, fracking - by Dan Bacher
Adam Scow, California Campaigns Director for Food and Water Watch, said, “It's unfair for the Governor to make Californians subsidize water use and abuse by corporate agribusiness and oil companies, especially in a drought and in a bad economy."
Posted: Wed Mar 5, 2014 8:05AM
NAFTA Partners Pushing North American Competitiveness Integration Agenda - by Dana Gabriel
The growing domestic and international opposition to the secret trade talks have put the Globalists plan to use the TPP to upgrade and expand NAFTA to more countries in serious jeopardy.
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 6:21PM
Salmon Committee Slams Peripheral Tunnel Plan - by Dan Bacher
The letter states, "BDCP promotes the unscientific scientific hypothesis that habitat restoration can substitute for flows. However, the State Water Resources Control Board has already indicated that Delta inflows and outflows are presently insufficient to help listed species recover their former abundance. BDCP would reduce Delta outlow, which contributes to the decreases in salmon smolt survival rates modeled by BDCP."
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 9:20AM
House Votes to Strengthen Freedom of Information Act - by Center for Effective Government
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014—The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 1211, the FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2014, which would strengthen the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to increase access to public information.
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:53PM
Hillary Clinton Stirs Up the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy - by Bill Berkowitz
With the specter of Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul, the Free Beacon, a right-wing Washington tabloid, and Citizens United's David Bossie are launching preemptive strikes against her and Bill Clinton.
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:39AM
Business duped by Chief of Police’s use of their donated cash! - by Gene Ruda
Lets just see where that 20 to 23K in donated money from various businesses and community members to beef our department back up went.
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:17PM
EFF Submits Letter Opposing Oakland's Domain Awareness Center - by Nadia Kayyali, EFF
February 18, 2014
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:02PM
The Koch Brothers and Libre, Their Hispanic Voter Project - by Bill Berkowitz
Hispanic conservatives, with the help of the Koch brothers, is ramping up an aggressive campaign to attract Hispanic voters as part of an ongoing effort on the right to bring more minorities into the fold.
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:29PM
Automatic License Plate Readers - ACLU Letter to Santa Cruz City Council - by Moveon Petition
ACLU Letter to Santa Cruz City Council
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:43PM
Council To Reaffirm Repressive "Decorum" Rules Tuesday Afternoon - by Robert Norse
At the afternoon session of City Council, which starts at 2:30 PM, Council is due to ratify tightened Council rules on audience conduct. It will also be voting in destruction of various city records, including what remains of the audio from the old Citizens Police Review Board. I summarize below my take on it. Councilmember Posner, however, didn't seem too interested. The new rules will allow the Council to continue to exclude individual public input on Consent Agenda items (the meat of t...
Posted: Sun Feb 9, 2014 8:26PM
Open Letter to the Santa Cruz City Council Re: Reconsideration of Justice Assistance Grant - by Steve Pleich
Council Needs to Hear the Voice of the People
Posted: Fri Feb 7, 2014 12:35PM
2 Cents per Ounce or 40 Cents Per Bottle Local Sales Tax Proposal - by Old SF Voter
Scapegoating anyone is despicable and historically, life-threatening, and issuing a blanket edict that people are obese and have diabetes because they drink soda pop is a lie being used by the San Francisco Democratic Party to impose an illegal local sales tax of 2 CENTS PER OUNCE or 40 CENTS PER BOTTLE on HUNDREDS of beverages to provide for a slush fund, which slush fund is particularly onerous as we have a STATE SURPLUS.
Posted: Sat Feb 1, 2014 7:01PM
Obamacare is Worse Than You Think - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
The insurance profiteering racket called Obamacare is worse than you think. The people who make the mistake of signing up for this insurance program have to go to providers who are in the network of their insurance company as they have signed up through an insurance exchange. Since most medical providers are not connected to the insurance exchange, it is almost impossible to get any medical care with the insurance you buy in the insurance exchange, commonly known as Obamacare. Thus, the pe...
Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:51PM
City Decides to Reinvent the Wheel on Bike Distribution - by Steve Pleich
Wheels Within Wheels
Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:55PM
NAFTA and the Next Phase of North American Integration - by Dana Gabriel
When NAFTA was introduced, it represented the architecture for a new international system. It became the template for future trade agreements which have been used to promote even greater corporate control. The TPP negotiations which are currently underway would expand the failed NAFTA model to even more countries. Furthermore, with the U.S., Canada and Mexico all a part of the massive trade talks, it also provides an opportunity to upgrade NAFTA without having to reopen it.
Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:29PM
10 Things Pres. Obama Can Do Right Now - by www.credoaction.com
The state has a social nature and cannot only be a power and security state. The time is right for alternative economics, reducing working hours, expanding the public sector, shriveling the financial sector, community centers, and free internet books. The state cannot only be an "errand boy" for the banks (Bill Moyers). Without the social contract (Rousseau), we become wolves to one another (Hobbes).
Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:12PM
Should the NFL Lose Its Tax-Exempt Status? - by Andy Kroll
Giving a tax-exempt status to the NFL is like Stephan Harper's perversion of remaking Canada into a bitumen staple theory. Vancouver BC has 26 community centers, some with swimming pools that take your breath away. Thinking is the best way to travel. Maybe the future of community centers is a third way beyond state and market. Countries look better with community centers than coal trains and oil pipelines. The Manitoba natural gas pipeline fire today like the Quebec fire is the end of qu...
Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:53PM
New York's Zionist Mayor - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:45PM
January is STOP The TPP Fast Track "TPA (Trade Promotion Authority) Month" - by Tomas DiFiore
It is critical that we STOP FAST TRACK NOW. 12 United States Senators have written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid opposing renewing the “Trade Promotion Authority” or fast track authority. Specifically mentioned in the context of that opposition is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a trade bill that shreds national sovereignty as well as labor, environmental, and financial regulations. Food labeling and Country Of Origin Labeling under the TPP: 2 proposals by 12 member St...
Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:04PM