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image Protesters sing, wave signs and blast Delta tunnels at "open house' 120_caleen_sisk.jpg original image ( 5184x3456) - by Dan Bacher
"Right now the existing water projects continue to damage our ecology," said Caleeen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. "They have already harmed our fish and driven them to extinction. The tunnels will only complete the job. The tunnels that they want to build are large enough to divert the entire Sacramento River." Photo: Chief Caleen Sisk at the protest against the Delta Tunnels in front of the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento on July 28. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:36PM
text Large Oil Slick Observed Off California Coast Near Santa Barbara - by Center for Biological Diversity
GOLETA, Calif.— Emergency officials are responding to a 2-mile oil sheen off the California coast near the town of Goleta in Santa Barbara County. The slick extends to Platform Holly, an offshore drilling platform.
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:45AM
audio Crime and Punishment: Ben Rosenfeld & Animal Industry Lobbyist Debate Oakland AETA Arrests (audio/mpeg 10.3MB) - by KPFA's UpFront
Two animal rights activists from Oakland are now facing up to 10 years in federal prison for vandalizing fur businesses and releasing captive mink. Their charge? “Conspiracy to Violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act”. We host a debate on that law, and how it’s being used.
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:50PM
text Proposition 47 Deserves Fair Chance to Transform Judicial System - by Steve Pleich
Prop 47 Offers Real Criminal Justice Reform
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:29PM
image Stop Retaliation & Hanging Noose Incidents: Defend Recology IBT 350 Member Daryl Washington 120_img_1640.jpg original image ( 3264x2448) - by Labor Video Project
Labor and community activists spoke out at the recology company in San Francisco over a racist hanging noose incident and retaliation against IBT 350 whistleblower Daryl Washington. Workers pointed out that workplace bullying is going on at many other places
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:58PM
image Puerto Rico: Labor and The Fight Against Neoliberalism and Colonialism Presentation 120_puerto_rican_teachers_seiu_pirates.jpg original image ( 939x704) - by Labor Video Project
Javier Córdova spoke in San Francisco about the labor struggles in Puerto Rico and the attack on education and public services.
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:39AM
text Unlike the So-Called Left, Government and Industry Really Get Animal Rights - by The Rancid Honeytrap
While many on the ostensible Left continue to point and laugh at animal rights activism, the US government continues to regard it with deadly seriousness.
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:28PM
image At Frank Alvarado Memorial, Family Vows to Continue Fighting for Justice 120_frank-alvarado-memorial-salinas-1.jpg original image ( 668x1000) - by Alex Darocy
A memorial was held in Salinas on July 10 to mark the one year that has passed since Frank Alvarado was shot and killed by Salinas Police. Frank's family members spoke at the gathering, which was held outdoors near the location of his killing, and vowed to continue their fight for justice. [Top photo: Frank's father, Frank Alvarado Sr., holds a picture of Frank at the memorial and wears a button with his image on it. Scroll down for more photos.]
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:24PM
text Organizations Sue Mendocino County in Response to Wildlife Services Contract Renewal - by Center for Biological Diversity
MENDOCINO, Calif., July 27, 2015 — Animal-protection and conservation organizations filed suit today challenging Mendocino County’s contract renewal with Wildlife Services, a notorious federal wildlife-killing program that killed close to 3 million animals in the United States in 2014.
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:14PM
video Don't Take Our Bus Away! (video/quicktime 67.6MB) - by Bill Carpenter
San Francisco General Hospital users urge SFMuni to keep the #33 on Potrero Ave. to the county hospital. 4-minute QT movie. 71MB. The full 15-minute version is at https://vimeo.com/132961389
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:24AM
image Revisited former Drakes Bay Oyster Company location 120_2015-07-27.jpg original image ( 1600x900) - by D. Boyer
I visited the former Drakes Bay Oyster Company location to get an update.
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:27AM
text Another Contribution to the Dicussion of the Artists' Role in Gentrification - by Anonymous
A response to "A Critique of the Critiques" by the original author of "Rock Beats Paper."
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:55PM
image California's biggest "secret" - oil industry capture of the regulatory apparatus 120_sfc_-_lobby_spending_inforgraphic_v5_infograph.jpg original image ( 800x1719) - by Dan Bacher
Big Oil spent an amazing $266 million influencing California politics from 2005 to 2014, according to an analysis of California Secretary of State data by StopFoolingCA.org, an online and social media public education and awareness campaign that highlights oil companies’ efforts to “mislead and confuse Californians.” The industry spent $112 million of this money on lobbying and the other $154 million on political campaigns.
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:49AM
image City of Oakland Declares Humanist Hall a Neighborhood Nuisance, Issues Huge Fines 120_fellowshipofhumanity-humanisthall-oakland.jpg original image ( 800x284) - by Tulio Ospina, Oakland Post
The Humanist Hall, home to the Fellowship of Humanity on 27th Street in Oakland, is being attacked by newcomers who live in condos built right next door only about ten years ago. The Humanist Hall has provided space for countless radical and under-served organizations over the past 75 years, from the Black Panthers to Mexican baptisms, from transgender weddings to Oscar Grant movement events. The Humanist Hall is not some sketchy speakeasy with rave music bumping until 5am. It's an importan...
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:43PM
text A Defense of the RPS Collective and a Critique of the Critiques - by and by
This is in continuation of the ongoing discussion regarding the impending displacement of the Rock Paper Scissors collective from their 11-year home on the 2200 block of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland.
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:31PM
image The Importance of Building a Labor/Community Alliance 120_img_3141.jpg original image ( 1280x960) - by Mike Rhodes
Interview with Ruben Zarate about the importance of building a Labor/Community alliance and electoral politics. Photo below: Ruben Zarate is the labor relations representative of the Laborers’ International Union of North America and the political affairs director of the CLC.
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:01AM
image Mural absconded by Inner Mission, artist remains in the dark 120_img_0200_copy.jpg original image ( 3264x2448) - by Josh Wolf
A mural outside CellspaceSF disappeared over the weekend. The landlord says that the painting is going back to the artist, but the artist was unaware of these plans even after the painting had been taken down and carted away.
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:04AM
image Police Corruption Music Project Reaches Funding Goal in Two Days 120_rob-hustle-1.jpg original image ( 767x554) - by Alex Darocy
Monterey musician Rob Hustle announced that the IndieGogo campaign he launched this week to raise money to produce "Good Cops," the sequel to his single "Call the Cops," a song about police brutality, reached it's funding goal in two days. "People are tired of the way they are being treated by the police. And it's time that artists stood up and gave voice to those feelings," Hustle said in a message released to his audience. "People are hungry for artists to speak out," he said.
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:19PM
image Rock Beats Paper: On the Connections Between Art and Development 120_artmurmurscene.jpg original image ( 1600x1067) - by FireWorks
A recent statement released by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective announced that they will be moving by the end of the summer. The arts space will no longer be found on Telegraph Ave, where it has been for over ten years.
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:15PM
image Man Arrested and Convicted for Using Washable Chalk at Police Protest 120_brian_sumner.jpg original image ( 1784x1642) - by Mike Rhodes
Brian Sumner (photo below) was convicted of vandalism last week - for using washable chalk on a police memorial in downtown Fresno. He was a guest on the Street Heat radio show on KFCF 88.1 FM on Friday, July 24, 2015. (56 minute audio)
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:19AM

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