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image New club procedures at UC Berkeley give police effective veto power over campus events 480_uc_berkeley.jpg by G.Black and J. Santolan (WSWS repost)
In an attack on free speech, a new policy at the University of California, Berkeley effectively gives campus police power to censor organizations by charging them money to hold controversial political events on campus. The policy is currently undergoing public review, but no one, not even the Berkeley campus paper, the Daily Cal, has reported on it, nor has any group organized a meeting on the topic. This may in part be an expression of the fact that it is now almost impossible to organiz...
Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:06AM
image Urban Firestorm Devastation Santa Rosa California 480_santarosafirestormdamage0075_1.jpg by D. Boyer
On October 8, 2017 between the hours of 10pm and midnight the Diablo Winds blew into Santa Rosa California. The result was 5 wind driven fires. Some folks have died and many homes and other structures have been burned to the ground. On October 10, I visited a few areas that had been devastated by the urban firestorm. Pics and video from the areas effected....
Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:56PM
text David Duke campaign contributor Roger Grigsby reopens O’mei restaurant by Lynda Carson
Reportedly last Friday in This Small Planet, during the past week there has been an “Open” sign at the O’mei restaurant in Santa Cruz, in addition to a “Now Hiring” sign....
Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:34AM
image Community Remains in the "Shadow of Bell v. Boise" 480_21125706_1706092326092095_487583261131989063_o_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Inadequate Shelter Space Continues to Expose Santa Cruz to Litigation...
Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:20AM
text Assistance to All Survivors of Northern California Fires by We Can't Breathe
Everyone who survived the Northern Cal Fires can obtain immediate assistance to obtain housing, insurance payments, renewed driver's licenses, addressing medical problems and more. Go to https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay, call 800-621-3362. These toll free numbers are available 7 am to 10 p.m., 7 days a week. FEMA and state and local assistance agencies have a disaster center at 427 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, the gr...
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:50PM
image House Keys, Not Handcuffs 480_dallas_blanchard_gets_arrested_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
The Standing in Solidarity with the Homeless event took place in Fresno on September 29, opposing the No Camping ordinance that went into effect that day. Photo below: There was a large contingent of police monitoring the event, which resulted in one arrest. Dallas Blanchard was arrested for laying on the grass at City Hall, protesting the Homeless No Camping ordinance. Photo by Richard Iyall, Cowlitz....
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:17PM
image Comic: Eugenio Negro on Napa Fire Reporting 480_negromercurymournsnapa10.17.jpg by Eugenio Negro
San José satirist Eugenio Negro critiques the Mercury News' coverage of October 2017's devastating fires in Sonoma and Napa counties....
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:33AM
image Beyond the Bomb Kick-off Meeting 480_beyondthebombcoverphoto_1.jpg by Erick Willemse
Join the movement to eliminate nuclear weapons! Beyond the Bomb is a global organization dedicated to the total elimination of nuclear weapons. We're hosting our San Francisco chapter kick-off meeting on Monday, October 23rd, at the Park Branch Library in SF (1833 Page St.). We'll introduce you to our grassroots and national plans to push the nuclear disarmament question to the forefront of political discourse, and to work toward global zero....
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:52PM
text O'Mei To Re-Open? Will Santa Cruz Patronize A White Supremacist Restaurateur? by Michael Donnelly
O'Mei, a Chinese restaurant in Santa Cruz, CA. closed after it was revealed the owner was a white supremacist who gave $500 to David Duke. The owner now wants to re-open the restaurant. Will the boycott continue?...
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:24AM
image UC Workers Demand Safe Staffing, An End To Privatization & Union Busting At UCSF Rally 480_nnu_cna_ucsf_10-12-17_nurse_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
UCSF workers rallied for safe staffing and against privatization, outsourcing and union busting by the UC managers and executives. Despite making over $150 million, the UC executives under the direction of the Brown appointed regents are cutting the staff creating dangerous conditions for patients and staff. They also want to force workers to get 401Ks instead of defined pension benefits....
Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:58PM
image Metropolitan Water District Approves Delta Tunnels Funding 480_protest_outside_press_club_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Delta Tunnels opponents said they were disappointed with the vote, although not surprised. They vowed to keep fighting the project, one that they say will create no new water while raising water rates and causing great harm to imperiled Sacramento River Chinook salmon, Delta smelt and other fish species. Photo: Jim Cox of the California Striped Bass Association, West Delta Chapter; Barbara Daly of North Delta Cares; Juliette Beck of the Sierra Club Yolano Group; and Adam Scow, California...
Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:26AM
text Put Out the Fires and House the Homeless by We Can't Breathe
It is now Day 4 of the Northern California Fires causing massive homelessness in Sonoma, Napa, Yolo and Mendocino Counties and choking the air of Northern California as far south as San Jose. This started on Monday, October 9, 2017, the day after the US military recruitment show in San Francisco appeared for 4 days for Columbus Genocide Week, Thursday through Sunday, with huge ships and strafing of our City with horribly polluting and deafeningly loud Navy's Blue Death jets. Where are tax d...
Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:06AM
text WorkWeek 10-10- 17 On Labor & N. CA Fire And Long Term Care In National Healthcare Bill by KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio
KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio looks at the role of labor in the growing catastrophic fires in Northern California from firefighters to the thousands of workers who have lost their homes and jobs. It also looks at the exclusion of longterm care in the Healthcare For All Bill introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders...
Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:48PM
image Rebecca Kaplan Wants To "protect the air" but is silent about corrupt exes running BAAQMD kaplan_rebecca.jpeg by Defend BAAQMD Whistleblowers
Oakland City Council member Rebecca Kaplan says she wants to protect the bay area air from the fires but she refuses to call for the investigation, prosecution and jailing of Bay Area Air Quality Management District bosses who illegally destroyed pollution control documents and bullied and terminated district whistleblowers Michael Bachmann and Sarah Steele. Why is she helping cover-up these crooks running the BAAQMD....
Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:55PM
text Bay Area runs to provide mental health counseling to psychologically traumatized refugees by Laila Mokhiber
The Gaza 5K returns to San Francisco for a fifth year!...
Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:57AM
image 2017 World Food Day ~ Historic Junction ~ Roseville California world-food-day0221-450x303.gif by Khubaka, Michael Harris
In the heart of the “Farm to Fork Capitol” at Station 102, Historic Junction, in today's Roseville, California we share the importance of investing in food security and agricultural rural development as among the areas to be explored to mark 2017 World Food Day. During 2017 World Food Day we look forward to sharing recommendations from the Federal Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity as we prepare to implement our 2018 Veteran Agripreneur Program while helping posit...
Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:08PM
image March Against Police Murder: San Francisco to Sacramento 480_jose-luis-carlos-justice-for-luis-gongora-pat_1.jpg by March For Justice
A revolutionary demonstration to demand an end to police murder....
Posted: Fri Oct 6, 2017 4:35PM
text Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North America by The Xerces Society
New study reveals that western monarch decline is more severe than decline in East...
Posted: Fri Oct 6, 2017 1:32AM
document Lawsuit Targets California's Dungeness Crab Fishery for Harming Endangered Whales, Sea Turtles 17-10-3_ca_dungeness_crab_entanglement_complaint.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Wildlife Agency Sued Over Record-breaking Whale Entanglements...
Posted: Fri Oct 6, 2017 1:03AM
image Berkeley Law Sponsors Alan Dershowitz 480_aa_1.jpg by Curt
Yes, you read that right. Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz will be speaking at UC Berkeley, thanks to an invitation from Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, that allows him to bypass a campus rule requiring eight weeks notice for such a speech. Wednesday October 11, 12:30 - 2:00 PM Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall 2770 Bancroft Way, Berkeley...
Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 2:48PM