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text California to List World's Most Commonly Used Herbicide as Carcinogen - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California’s Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will list glyphosate — a widely used herbicide dangerous to people and linked to the dramatic decline of monarch butterflies — as a chemical known to cause cancer. Earlier this year the World Health Organization found that glyphosate, commonly known as Roundup, was a probable human carcinogen based on extensive research.
Posted: Fri Sep 4, 2015 2:26PM
text ALDF Calls on the USDA to Protect the Psychological Wellbeing of Primates - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO – The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in support of regulatory changes necessary for preventing suffering and ensuring the psychological wellbeing of primates used for research. The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) exists in part to “insure…humane care and treatment” of animals used by dealers, exhibitors and research facilities. 7 U.S.C. § 2131. Unfortunately, the AWA regulations pertaining to ...
Posted: Tue Sep 1, 2015 1:46PM
text State maintains loophole for cancer-causing pesticides - by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Sacramento, CA, August 24, 2015 - Late Friday, state officials responded — and again signaled delay — on implementing restrictions for the use of the cancer-causing pesticide Telone. This comes on the heals of repeated requests to end the practice of “banking” allowances for hazardous pesticide use from year-to-year. And across the state, children are returning to school, some of them in very close proximity to fields where heavy amounts of the Telone are used.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:02PM
text SCPD celebrates their big arrest in keeping downtown safe! - by watcher
Ever vigilant to harassing activists who challenge the Santa Cruz's city's laws criminalizing homelessness and controlling free speech, SCPD directs their precious resources to being able to harass artists.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:09PM
text Crimean activists sentenced after ‘fatally flawed’ military trial - by Amnesty International
The military court in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don sentenced film director Oleg Sentsov to 20 years and ecologist and anti-fascist activist Aleksandr Kolchenko to 10 years on “terrorism” charges which they deny and claim were politically motivated. The two were accused of arson attacks on pro-Russian groups following Russia’s occupation of Crimea last year.
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:30PM
text Local ACLU Issues Statement of Support for the Freedom Sleepers - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
ACLU Believes Freedom Sleepers Working to Address Criminalization of Homelessness
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:39AM
text UC Santa Cruz Partners with U.S. Defense Department to Produce Cyber Security Video Game - by Santa Cruz News
The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) has partnered with the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Crowd-Sourced Formal Verification (CSFV) program, to create a video game where, "sophisticated gamers can help improve security of the country's critical software. Binary Fission was designed as a fun and accessible way for "citizen scientists" to help increase the reliability and security of mission critical software by verifying...
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:24PM
text White Privilege in the Animal Rights Movement - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
If animal liberation is to succeed, the movement must address the concerns of oppressed humans as well as non-humans. Human oppression cannot be co-opted or ignored, and it certainly cannot be pushed aside within a movement that is supposed to be based on compassion and care for all animals.
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:50PM
text USGS Finds Widespread Contamination of Neonicotinoids in U.S. Streams - by via Center for Food Safety
August 19, 2015 (Washington, DC)--Center for Food Safety today commented on a new nationwide study released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) showing widespread detection of neonicotinoid insecticides in U.S. streams. According to the study, at least one neonicotinoid was detected in 53% of the stream samples collected. Neonicotinoids are a class of pesticides known to have acute and chronic effects on honey bees and other pollinator species and are considered a major factor in overall pop...
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:36PM
text USDA to Present Case Against Santa Cruz Biotechnology in Historic Proceeding - by via Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC—The US Department of Agriculture’s case against Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc. (SCBT), one of the world’s largest research antibody suppliers, is scheduled to be heard by an administrative law judge beginning Tuesday, August 18. The USDA case against SCBT is unprecedented: it is the first time that three separate complaints for willful violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) have been filed and are pending against a research laboratory.
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:19AM
text Police disrupt sleeping-ban protest, issue citations and make 1 arrest - by Zav Hershfield
A protest in front of Santa Cruz city hall was disrupted by police Tuesday night. The demonstration, intended as an act of civil disobedience targeting the SC camping ban, was met by 10 officers that issued 7 citations and made 1 arrest. The person arrested is a videographer who was filming police at the time of his arrest.
Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:37AM
text Arrest of Citizen Journalist for resisting arrest leaves questions of Police Intimidation - by Toby Nixon
During Freedom Sleepers Event, 8-11-2015 around midnight. Citizen Journalist Arrested for Resisting Arrest.
Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:41PM
text Half a dozen cited, photographer arrested at Freedom Sleepers Protest - by Robert Norse
At midnight, ten police officers converged on 20 Freedom Sleepers at City Hall, some awake with petitions on the public accessway, some asleep on the grass. The officers refused to respect the right to view public agendas posted at City Hall, or the language of the "Park Closing" law. Sleepers angrily objected to the demands of police that they leave, most going to the sidewalk. Two were given additional Stay-Away orders for 24 hours. Israel Dawson, a UCSC photographer was handcuffed an...
Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:56AM
text Some Portions Of The Military Industrial Complex Are Not Turning A Bigger Profit Offshore - by John Thielking
The following article was recently submitted to the Occupy Eugene Newsletter Committee for publication in their next newsletter.
Posted: Sun Aug 9, 2015 11:37AM
text AWI Commends Introduction of CECIL Animal Trophies Act - by via Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC —In light of the tragic illegal killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends the swift response by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Edward Markey (D-MA) to tighten up the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by extending protection to additional imperiled species.
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 3:58PM
text Mumia Abu-Jamal Files Suit Over Prison's Refusal to Provide Necessary Medical Care - by Abolitionist Law Center
August 3, 2015: Attorneys for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal filed an amended lawsuit today in the Middle District of Pennsylvania federal court to challenge prison medical staff’s denial of necessary medical treatment – denial that nearly killed Abu-Jamal earlier this year.
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:57AM
text Food & Water Watch Calls on SEC to Reject GMO Salmon Stock Filings - by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C., July 28, 2015—Food & Water Watch called on the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) today to reject the stock registration filings of AquaBounty Technologies (ABTX), the maker of genetically engineered salmon, based on misleading and erroneous claims the company is making in its attempts to join the NASDAQ stock exchange. The letter (see PDF) asks SEC to compel AquaBounty to revise the document to apprise investors of new scientific evidence showing that GMO salmon cannot ...
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:55AM
text Greece demonstrates - by International Communist Party
At the end of yet another «historic» marathon session Brussels negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors, a «definitive» agreement has yet again been found to «resolve" the Greek crisis: Greek Prime Minister Tsipras and his team have come to accept as a condition for new loans to the virtually bankrupt Greek government, a plan of austerity measures significantly harsher than he had rejected a week earlier and against which he had, supposedly, held a referendum! The only...
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:55AM
text Nuclear Shutdown News July 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and all of the US nuclear industry, and spotlights those who are working for a nuke free future.
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:43PM
text House Passage of DARK Act Hinders Public’s Right to Know - by via Food & Water Watch
Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:29PM

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