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Tax Day Protesters Oppose Sending Israeli Military $8 Million in U.S. Tax Dollars a Day - by Alex Darocy
Community members gathered in downtown Santa Cruz today on Tax Day, April 15, to protest the U.S. government's subsidy of $8 million a day in military aid to Israel.
Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:13PM
Brown’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan Lacks Answers - by Dan Bacher
Bill Jennings, executive director, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA), said, “If they cannot explain in the implementation agreement how the 40,000 pages of fantasy in the BDCP and the EIR are going to be implemented or financed, then how can the public be expected to comment effectively by June 13, 2014, or any date for that matter?”
Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:04PM
Class Size and Class Struggle: Organizing Lessons from the UCSC Strike - by J. Brahinsky, A. Haider, S. Smith
“I appreciate the calm and professional manner in which UC police handled this morning’s challenge,” wrote Executive Vice Chancellor Alison Galloway in an official email about our April 2-3 strike at the University of California. This was just after one of us was dragged to the ground and forcibly arrested after publicly announcing an intention to legally picket, and complying with police demands to turn around.
Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:38PM
Secretary John Laird, ocean 'protector' - by Dan Bacher
There is no doubt that the oceans are in deep trouble with folks like Secretary John Laird and Senator Fran Pavley in charge of "ocean protection" in California. Laird is one of the worst Natural Resources Secretaries for fish, oceans and the environment in California history.
Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:05AM
Santa Cruz Needle Exchange Numbers In: 170,373 Collected, 165,712 Dispensed - by Drug War News
The Santa Cruz needle exchange reports in the last year it has taken in more needles than it has given out. The Health Services Agency (HSA) in Santa Cruz County submitted its annual Syringe Services Program (SSP) report. From April 30, 2013 to February 28, 2014 the SSP served 876 unduplicated clients. During that period they collected 170,373 used syringes and dispensed 165,712 sterile syringes.
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:50PM
Demand the indictment of SFPD officers in the Killing of Alejandro NIeto - by mesha Irizarry
Please write, call, or email the District Attorney George Gascón to demand the indictment of the SFPD officers responsible for Alex’s death. You can use the pre-written letter below.
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:39PM
Idiocy of Tech buses in 2 photos - by a TG person
The idiocy of the so-called Tech buses in 2 photos.
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:47PM
Small Allocations for Wildlife Refuges in 2014 Drought Plan Signal a Brutal Year for Birds - by Audubon California
Sacramento, CA - While certainly every water stakeholder in California will feel pain under a new drought operations plan released on April 9 by the California Department of Water Resources, Central Valley refuges and the millions of migratory birds they support will be particularly hard hit. Representatives of Audubon California today called for a greater commitment to supporting these critical habitat areas.
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:31PM
Strengthening the walls between public housing and affordable housing - by Lynda Carson
The current information available in regards to the situation at Berkeley's 75 former public housing units, reveals that public housing privatization schemes using tax credits to buy and rehabilitate the public housing units, results in the displacement of poor people from their homes and communities!
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:01AM
Official Justice For Josiah Public Statement by Laurie Valdez (4-3-2014) - by Justice For Josiah
This is the statement as it was originally written, it was read in both English and Spanish, with some impromptu additions by Laurie.
Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:51PM
Friends of the River stands up for the First Amendment - by Dan Bacher
Bob Wright, Senior Counsel for Friends of the River, said, “The BDCP Water Tunnels project is in reality a dagger aimed at the hearts of the Sacramento River and the San Francisco Bay-Delta as well as a pickpocket after the wallets of California taxpayers and ratepayers. That is why the BDCP agencies are afraid to post the comments. They are afraid of the truth.” Photo of Bob Wright of Friends of the River at a rally at the State Capitol against the tunnels in December 2013. Photo by ...
Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:08PM
Could This Oakland Police Accident Have Been Avoided? - by wecopwatch
On Saturday April 12, 2K14, at around 1pm, Officer Peterson of the Oakland Police Department drove through an intersection at San Pablo near 17th streets causing a vehicle collision that led to him driving his cruiser head on into a building.
Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:44PM
New Report: San Jose Ranks 4th Among Major U.S. Cities for Installed Solar - by Environment California
San Jose – On April 10, Environment California Research & Policy Center was joined at the Tech Museum of Innovation by San Jose Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen, the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) and local renewable energy advocates to release a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution.” (see PDF) The report ranks San Jose fourth in the nation for the amount of solar installed and second for per capita solar installations,...
Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:13PM
NLG-SF Testimonial Dinner in Honor of Anne Weills & Dan Siegel, 4/5/14: photos & audio - by Dave Id
The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area chapter held their annual Testimonial Dinner at the Oakland Marriott on April 5. Over three hundred people attended the fundraising event. The dinner honored Anne Weills and Dan Siegel as Champions of Justice, Zahra Billoo as Unsung Hero, and the Prison Hunger Strikers and Hunger Strike Solidarity Committee as Partners in Liberation. (full audio and program below)
Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:27PM
Report Reveals the “Monterey Shale” as Major New Source of Climate Disruption - by Michael Thornton, Sierra Club California
Report Reveals the “Monterey Shale” as Major New Source of Climate Disruption. Highlights Need to Keep Dirty Fuels in the Ground. Shows Additional Reasons for Halting "Fracking" and Extreme Oil Extraction in California and Beyond.
Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:56AM
Audubon California displeased by Coastal Commission’s ruling on Monterey Shores Eco-resort - by Audubon California
San Francisco - California's birds and wildlife suffered a huge setback on April 11. The California Coastal Commission approved the development of a large hotel and condominium complex sited on beach and dune habitat on Monterey Bay in Sand City. The developer calls this 360-unit complex, with parking for almost 1,000 cars, the "Monterey Shores Eco-resort."
Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:32AM
The leftist protest ghetto and the anarchist subculture - by Kevin Keating
A review of 'Fireworks Issue 3.'
Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:07AM
Solidarity with L@s Autonomous Brown Berets of Sonoma County! Hands off Ramon Cairo! - by Northbay Movement for a Democratic Society
Ramon Cairo is a disciplined and highly regarded street organizer in Santa Rosa, whose work in solidarity with the Justice Coalition for Andy Lopez has lead to retaliation by Santa Rosa police, who have kidnapped him under false charges. Video footage and eyewitnesses point out the fabrications of the charges, and the court trial is important, because if Ramon is locked up, then other community organizers could also be locked up under false charges!
Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:23PM
Horse Cruelty Case in Monterey County - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
An abandoned and injured horse was found in Monterey County on Sunday, April 6. The under-nourished horse was discovered near San Miguel Canyon Road in Royal Oaks, and was suffering from a severe and painful leg deformity likely caused by lack of veterinary orthopedic surgery, along with overgrown hooves. Unfortunately, the gelding (approximately 12-15 years old) was humanely euthanized on the advice of equine veterinarians to relieve his suffering.
Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:39PM
Exporting LNG Starts By Drilling Somewhere, Then Everywhere - by Tomas DiFiore
Fracking is a runaway industry, running away with our heritage and our future. There are billion dollar loans and international trade agreements, liens on private landowner's properties, and a toxic legacy not well understood. How long will children suffer ill health effects from frac related air pollution and contaminated water? How long does it take for Green Energy Refugees across America to recover financially from selling property and homes at steep intervals below market value to escape...
Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:28PM