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Groups Demand Delta Water Plan Before Permits for Jerry Brown's Tunnels - by Dan Bacher
Bob Wright, senior counsel at Friends of the River points to deep, revealed the deep, terminal flaws in the Delta Tunnels environmental review. “The EPA gave the Delta Tunnels RDEIR/SDEIS a failing grade. The ball is in the State Water Board’s court. They can either do a legitimate environmental review or tell Reclamation & DWR they must do so. The inadequate environmental review for the Delta Tunnels is a defect that can only be cured by doing an adequate review," said Wright. Phot...
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:59PM
The tale of refugees - by Ted Rudow III, M
The Daily Star Letters To The Editor The tale of refugees They have to sell their land and their house and borrow heavily to pay the human traffickers. Then, they have to cross the border into Turkey, often illegally, over razor wire fences, and then they have to make their way to the smugglers to be pushed onto the boats.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:42PM
What "Orwellian" Really Means - by Noah Tavlin
The population is inundated with propaganda. Labor camps are called joy camps. With cognitive dissonance, individuals are left completely dependent on the state. Orwell urged us to protect our language in a world where war is slavery and freedom is peace.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:52PM
Documentary: "War on Whistleblowers" - by The Rev. Jeffrey Spencer
Niles Discovery Church 36600 Niles Blvd Fremont, CA 94536
Event Date:Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:30PM
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:44PM
Climate March and Free Documentary Screening about Climate Change & Diet - by Cheryl
Santa Cruz Public Library, Downtown Branch 224 Church St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Event Date:Sun Dec 6, 2015 1:00PM
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:21PM
Letter to Berkeley: You Are Being Scammed by Your City Council. - by JP Massar
If the Berkeley City Council wanted to help the homeless they would be providing the money, a timetable and the plans to create the facilities they say they want to create. They didn't. They don't. They just want you to believe they are.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:44AM
US Forces South Africa To Import Sick Birds - by Writer
48 million turkeys and chickens died of avian flu in the US in 2015. S. Africa banned import of US poultry. But the US threatened to withdraw all aid unless the ban were lifted.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:04AM
Troy Fletcher, Yurok Tribe's Visionary Leader, Passes Away - by Dan Bacher
"This is a tragic loss for the Yurok people, so tragic that words cannot express how we feel,” said Thomas P. O’Rourke Sr., Chairman of the Yurok Tribe. “Troy accomplished things that many people thought were impossible. We will forever be grateful for Troy’s tremendous contribution to the Tribe. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family." Photo of Troy Fletcher courtesy of the Yurok Tribe.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:41AM
War In The Middle East, The Kurds, Turkey, Erdogan And the ISIL Connection - by Labor Video Project
This forum provides a view of the the attacks on the Kurdish people and the connection between the Turkey Erdogan government and the ISIL grouping. The Turkish government has played a key role in arming, defending and using the ISIL grouping in Turkey and throughout the region.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:31AM
LAO: "Significant Effects" from DeMaio/Reed Plan to Eliminate Retirement Security, Pension - by Steven Maviglio
Californians for Retirement Security Says It Opens Up a "Pandora's Box" of Problems
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:08AM
Presidential Candidates Criticize Pfizer Merger - by Greg
Presidential candidates from both parties criticized pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's merger with Allergen, claiming Pfizer's goal is to move its headquarters to Ireland on paper where it will pay a lower tax rate without changing its US business activities.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:47AM
NATO is harboring the Islamic State - by Nafeez Ahmed
Who funds ISIS? Is the Bush-Cheney policy of "regime change" related to the flood of refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria?
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:46AM
Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization - by Gunter Grzega and Sven Hergovich
In the 1960s the average holding time for stocks was 10 years. Now the holding time is not 9 months but 22 seconds. Like shareholder value, profit maximization leads to exploding inequality and the waster of resources. States were weakened by extensive tax cuts. How can the economy serve long-term necessities (e.g. affordable housing, education and health care) and not only short-term profit maximization?
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:22AM
11-24-15 Mouse Report (audio/mpeg 63.2MB) - by DJ Mouse
Cold War heats up over Syria as West supports its proxy death squads there...
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:59PM
Video of murder of Laquan McDonald by Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke (video/mp4 16.0MB) - by FTP
Chicago police just released the dashcam video of their own Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing Laquan McDonald on October 20, 2014. 17-year-old Laquan was shot 16 times, with almost all of the shots fired after he already hit the ground. The video contradicts the original police claims that Laquan lunged at officers with a knife. The lying pigs described the killing as a clear-cut case of self-defense.
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:50PM
South Bay Democratic Socialists of America - by Thomas Wells
San Jose Peace & Justice Center 48 South 7th Street San Jose, Ca. 95112
Event Date:Sat Dec 5, 2015 1:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:42PM
Victim of Salinas police beating indicted for assaulting officer - by IndyRadio/DavidRoknich
The only charges against Velasco were those generated by the attack on him by the police. They claim he attacked them with a deadly weapon, assaulted them, and resisted arrest. "My Poor Brother. He is mentally ill and the cops had no right to keep hitting him he was already on the floor. The cops have done this too many times. I see the cops in the ER walking around like they got hurt. Bull shit. He didn't hurt any of them cops. And to do that in front of my mom is so harsh. Praying for every...
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:11PM
Black horse - by Ted Rudow III, MA
I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, "A measure of wheat for a penny; and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine." (Revelation 6:56 KJV.)
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:56PM
TBSC members caught lying again: The RV ordinance and "faking" locality - by TBSC Watcher
Up before the Santa Cruz City Council tonight is a proposed ordinance that would prohibit the overnight parking of RVs and Motor Homes on public streets within the city limits. The City Council has been pressured by members of the so-called public safety group Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC), which has lobbied extensively for the ban and has called for stricter anti-RV measures. During the process, TBSC created an online petition form its members could use to send a form letter automatically to t...
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:45PM
France: Sidewalk human chain proposed for route of banned Paris Climate march on Sunday - by John Englart (Takver)
Paris: Coalition Climat 21 have proposed a human chain be formed between 12 noon and 1pm along the sidewalks of the Boulevarde Voltaire from between Place de la Republique and Place de la Nation. This was the original route of the climate march that has been planned for several months for Sunday November 29 in Paris, before the French state under the State of Emergency banned all street marches following the terrorist attacks that killed 130 people.
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:45AM