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audio Chevron's Richmond refinery expansion will increase greenhouse gas emissions by 20% (audio/mpeg 1.8MB) - by Pacifica Evening News
Chevron's Richmond oil refinery is already the greatest emitter of greenhouse gases in the State of California. According to Richmond Planning Commissioner Marilyn Langlois, Chevron's plan for its complex refinery expansion will increase its emissions by another 20% of what they are now, but Chevron is denying that by excluding the emissions that will be produced by PraxAir, an affiliate corporation.
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:23PM
text Alameda Labor Council Passes Resolution Condemning OUSD for censoring Mumia - by Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia
Alameda Labor Council passes resolution condemning Oakland Unified School District for censoring Mumia
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:04PM
text How many rallied for Gaza? - by Daniel Borgström
This is about numbers, and how the corporate media reports numbers -- in this case at the FREE PALESTINE rally and march of Sunday, July 20th.
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:08PM
video Free Palestine Rally in San Francisco - Part 3 (video/quicktime 48.2MB) - by Bill Carpenter
AYO, the Arab Youth Organization of the Arab Resource & Organizing Center, outraged by recent attacks on Gaza, rallied and marched in San Francisco on July 12, 2014, demanding an end to US aid to Israel and to Zionist rule over Palestine.
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:33PM
text Taking a Stab at Responding to Stab Santa Cruz - by Stacey Falls
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” So what is the problem with the “Stab Santa Cruz” article? Honestly, there is so much that is just plain wrong, that it feels daunting to try to address it all, but I will give it my best shot. I mean, I will take a stab at it.
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:39PM
text Swordfish Drift Gillnet Fishery Restricted to Protect Loggerhead Sea Turtles - by Joanna Nasar
What does el Nino mean for loggerhead sea turtles and a deadly fishery? Read below to find out.
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:29AM
document Bay Delta Conservation Plan Officials Suppress Freedom of Speech 7-28-14_short_bdcp_comment_letter.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Dan Bacher
Bob Wright, Senior Counsel of Friends of the River, concluded, "The fish and the Delta are in peril. Extinction is forever. The 40,000 pages of BDCP project proponent advocacy are unworthy of the epic decisions to be made guiding the future of the fish, northern California Rivers, and the Delta. If this is not worth the environmental full disclosure required by law and the NEPA, CEQA and ESA required do-over, what is?"
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:28AM
image PPIC Poll: 51 percent of likely voters would back $11.1 billion water bond 120_sacramento_river_clarksburg__.jpg original image ( 525x350) - by Dan Bacher
"The water bond is hanging by a thread, at just 1% over the minimum majority," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta. "That is a terribly weak position for any measure that would costs Californians billions of dollars."
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:44AM
image On the Streets in Palo Alto: Two Sides Face Off on Palestine 120_gazadudenmiddle.jpg original image ( 3344x2224) - by R. Robertson
While a rally in Palo Alto on Thursday night was mostly peaceful, members on both sides of the issue got into shouting matches. One pro-Israel demonstrator waved an Israeli flag in the pathway of the Free Palestine vigilers as they began their march down Palo Alto's University Avenue.
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:43AM
image Hand Off The Trayvon 2 (Trial Starts July 25) 120_trayvon-2-july25-court-support.jpg original image ( 1275x1650) - by wecopwatch
Trial Begins Tomorrow For the Trayvon 2. As many of you know, folks will be gathering at 8am outside the Wiley Manuel Courthouse 661 Washington St. Oakland 94607 (7th & Washington in downtown)
Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:59PM
image Sanctuary Village Presents 10 F.A.Q. to City Council 120_brent_stacey_presentation_city_council_meme.jpg original image ( 3300x2550) - by Santa Cruz Sanctuary Village
Following an attack on Sanctuary Village by fear-monger smear blog, Stab Santa Cruz, homeless advocates present a 5 minute PowerPoint presentation that faces down 10 of the toughest questions. See video of the presentation.
Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:58PM
text Word Processor: A review of the Bay Area's 'Processed World' in 'The Baffler' - by Office temp
Processed World was an ostensibly subversive magazine aimed at office workers and others who worked in SF's Financial District in the 1980's.
Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:23AM
text California Court Rules Against Dangerous Oil Development Near Pinnacles National Park - by Center for Biological Diversity
MONTEREY, Calif.— Citing concerns about water use and contamination, a Monterey County Superior Court judge has ruled that San Benito County unlawfully approved a dangerous new oil-development project near Pinnacles National Park that could result in hundreds of wells being drilled in important agricultural and wildlife habitat in the Salinas Valley watershed. As the judge’s ruling notes, “There are numerous opportunities for toxic spills to occur that the County has apparently not cont...
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:35PM
audio Chevron campaign to buy City of Richmond: Andrés Soto on CIUT-Ontario (audio/mpeg 25.5MB) - by CIUT-Toronto-Taylor Report
Chevron is attempting to buy the City of Richmond, to insure the complex refinery permit it hopes to win at Richmond's next City Council meeting, on July 29th. Andrés Soto spoke to CIUT-Toronto host Phil Taylor about Chevron's purchase orders and the environmental battles throughout the East Bay Refinery Corridor. The Richmond City Council meeting on July 29th will begin at 6:30, at 403 Civic Center Drive, Richmond, four or five blocks east of the Richmond BART station.
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:11PM
image Stop Fooling California exposes oil lobbyist conflict of interest 120_wspa_president_meme.jpg original image ( 518x519) - by Dan Bacher
“Big Oil, we know you're no stranger to conflicts of interest. But you have outdone yourself this time!” the group, Stop Fooling California, stated on its Facebook page.(https://www.facebook.com/StopFoolingCalifornia)
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:36PM
text American Civil Liberties Union Santa Cruz County: License Plate Readers? Not Here! - by ACLU Santa Cruz
Privacy Protection is First Priority
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:50PM
image Gilroy Garlic Festival: No More Frog Legs! 120_aisyah-nasywa-ula-7-indonesia.jpg original image ( 550x388) - by via Save the Frogs
Please help us get frog legs off the menu at the internationally-acclaimed Gilroy Garlic Festival! Send the letter below to the festival's Executive Director Mr. Brian Bowe. Thank you for helping SAVE THE FROGS! and significantly diminishing the environmentally-damaging frog legs trade.
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:17AM
video Santa Cruz Activists Display Names of Palestinian Children Killed in Gaza (video/x-flv 15.9MB) - by Alex Darocy
At a vigil calling for peace in the Middle East held in Santa Cruz on July 21, activists displayed a partial list of the names of Palestinian children killed by Israelis in Gaza since July 7. The names, printed on plain white pages, were displayed along several lines suspended in front of the Town Clock. The demonstration was the latest in a series of actions organized in Santa Cruz to call for peace in the Middle East, specifically in Iraq, Syria, and Palestine. [Top video: Placards list the...
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:15PM
audio Richmond environmentalists request support for challenge to Chevron refinery expansion (audio/mpeg 1.8MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Andrés Soto/Ann Garrison
Richmond environmentalists ask supporters from all over the Bay Area to attend the Richmond City Council meeting at 403 Civic Center Street, several blocks east of the Richmond BART station on Tuesday, July 22nd. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm, but Andrés Soto of Communities for a Better Environment is urging people to arrive by 5:30 to get good seats and fill out speaker cards. Chevron's Richmond Refinery produces more greenhouse gases than any other corporation in California.
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:56AM
video Oakland Slumlords? video (video/mp4 48.7MB) - by tenant
Oakland landlord and professor Cubie Crawford and property management 2B Living acting like slumlords.
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:34AM

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