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text FBI Adds Animal Cruelty Category to Nation's Crime Report - by Animal Welfare Institute
WASHINGTON, DC—Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James B. Comey officially announced a historic change in the identification and reporting of animal cruelty crime statistics. The FBI will now report animal cruelty crimes as a separate offense under the agency’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Program, the prime source of information on crime in the United States.
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:07AM
text Creation of Affordable Housing in the New Economy - by Steve Pleich
Affordable Housing Development, Like Affordable Housing, Needs a Plan
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:50PM
text Federal Court Rules BP’s Reckless Behavior to Blame for 2010 Deepwater Oil Disaster - by Oceana
WASHINGTON – On September 4, a United States federal judge ruled that BP’s reckless and negligent behavior is at fault for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which killed 11 people and caused 200 million gallons of oil to flood into the Gulf of Mexico. The ruling opens up BP to billions of dollars in possible civil penalty fines, including a possible $18 billion under the Clean Water Act.
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:23PM
text The Environmental Costs and Benefits of Fracking - by Stanford University
The Environmental Costs and Benefits of Fracking
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:19PM
text Santa Cruz Needs "Shelter First" Model for Homeless Community - by Steve Pleich
Gimme Shelter
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:19PM
text Free Radio Santa Cruz Awards Activist of the Month for July 2014 - by Free Radio Collective
FRSC awards the Colbys a free show for a month as July Activists of the Month for CopWatch video on racial profiling in Santa Cruz.
Posted: Fri Sep 5, 2014 4:44PM
text Children of Farm Workers Receive Si Se Puede Scholarships;Two were Farm Workers Themselves - by via United Farm Workers
California – The United Farm Workers distributed several scholarships across California in the month of August, 2014 to children of UFW union members and members working in different regions. Several ceremonies were held throughout California to distribute the ¡Si Se Puede! Scholarships.
Posted: Tue Sep 2, 2014 5:19PM
text A Brief Reflection on The True Meaning and Value of Labor - by Steve Pleich
Honor Labor
Posted: Mon Sep 1, 2014 12:07PM
text Japan: Secret execution as authorities ignore calls for reform - by Amnesty International
The execution of two men in Japan on Friday flies in the face of growing calls in the country to halt the use of capital punishment, said Amnesty International.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:18PM
text Russian NGO branded as “foreign agent” after reporting on Russian military in Ukraine - by Amnesty International
Russia’s official branding of a civil society organization as a “foreign agent”, an expression akin to “spying”, for speaking out on Ukraine is a sign of the country’s determination to suppress any information about its military activities there, Amnesty International said.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:46PM
text Federal Scientific Review Highlights Grave Risks of California Fracking - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— A scientific review released on August 28 by the federal government finds that fracking pollution threatens California’s air and water, but the study is based on just a few months of data and suffers from state regulators’ unlawful failure to report information on more than 100 instances of fracking and other dangerous well-stimulation activities.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:53AM
text Kazakhstan's Model Is the Best Bet for Ukraine - by Mike
Kazakhstan's Model Is the Best Bet for Ukraine
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:18PM
text Gene Drives Are The Latest Disaster On the GMO Front - by John Thielking
Gene Drives may be a disaster in the making. Pro GMO activists often claim the technique is the ultimate solution while anti-GMO activists claim that the technique is the ultimate problem.
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:26PM
text SCPD Message to African-Americans, “Get Your Black Ass Out Of My City" - by Dennis Etler
The same tactics of racial profiling and police intimidation used by cops in Ferguson, MO occur right here in Santa Cruz. People in Santa Cruz must address these issues head on before we are faced with a Ferguson, MO right here at home. There needs to be a greater awareness that the SCPD is targeting people of color and the homeless with selective enforcement of City ordinances in order to harass and intimidate them. Measures need to be taken to stop the SCPD from engaging in bullying and oth...
Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:21PM
text It's a mystery! The Disappearing Records of Bob Lee's $34,000 Wells Fargo Loan - by Becky Johnson (posted by Norse)
One of D.A. Bob Lee's principal demands in the Santa Cruz Eleven cases has been "restitution" to Wells Fargo Bank. Why are there "no records" of a $34,000 interest free loan to DA Bob Lee's 2010 re-election campaign from Wells Fargo Bank? On Wednesday August 20th, Judge Steven Siegel held a hearing on a motion by attorney Alexis Briggs to uncover the records of Wells Fargo's 2010 loan to Santa Cruz District Attorney Bob Lee. Lee has been relentless pursuing 11 activists at the cost of hund...
Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:10AM
text Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered CA Birds From Large-scale Desert Solar Project - by Center for Biological Diversity
BLYTHE, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity on August 21 filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Department of the Interior for failing to protect Yuma clapper rails, which are endangered marsh birds, from being killed or injured by large-scale solar projects in the California and Arizona deserts.
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:54PM
text Obama Administration Stealthily OKs Expansion of Tar Sands Transport Through Minnesota - by Center for Biological Diversity
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.— With no public input, the Obama administration has abruptly approved a scheme by Canadian tar sands giant Enbridge to sidestep the “presidential permit” and environmental review process for expanding its Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline. Enbridge had applied to double the capacity of the pipeline, also known as Line 67, that will put it on par with the amount of oil proposed for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:47PM
text Calling for anti-capitalist bloc at the People's Climate March - by Some NYC @'s
On September 20, 2014, Bill McKibben's 350.org and a host of other Green NGOs are calling ( http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/a-call-to-arms-an-invitation-to-demand-action-on-climate-change-20140521 ) for a massive march through New York City to demand "the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet. A world safe from the ravages of climate change. A world with good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities for everyone."
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:41PM
text More Than 12,000 Call on Aspen Art Museum to Halt Controversial Tortoise Exhibit - by Center for Biological Diversity
ASPEN, Colo.— The Center for Biological Diversity today delivered petitions signed by more than 12,000 people calling on the Aspen Art Museum to cancel a controversial exhibit by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang featuring three African sulcata tortoises, each with a pair of iPads stuck directly to its massive shell.
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:28PM
text ACLU Santa Cruz Brings Statement of Principle to Board of Supervisors - by ACLU Santa Cruz
ACLU Calls for Board Consideration of Moratorium on Camping Ban
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:14PM

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