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text On Final Day, Obama Administration Phases out Lead Ammo From National Wildlife Refuges by Center for Biological Diversity
Move Will Help Protect People, Wildlife From Deadly Lead Poisoning...
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:03PM
text AWI Applauds USDA for Improving Welfare of Animals under Certified Organic Label by via Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC, January 18, 2017—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) applauds the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for releasing its final rule to improve the welfare of animals raised under the Certified Organic label....
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:58PM
text Public Interest Groups, Farmers File Lawsuit Challenging Monsanto's Toxic Pesticides by Center for Biological Diversity
Illegal Approval of Dicamba Use on Engineered Crops Will Harm Farmers, Environment...
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:53PM
image On The Propriety Of Punching Nazis, An FAQ 480_as-american-as-apple-pie_1.jpg by Indiana Jones
Dialogue is for reasonable people acting in good faith. Dialogue is between two acceptable positions. “Taxes need to be raised” vs. “taxes need to be lowered” is grounds for dialogue. “Taxes need to be raised” vs. “Jews should be thrown in ovens” is grounds for a beating....
Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:16AM
image Shut Up and Listen. The Police Are Not Feminist 480_oakland-cop-pink-pussy-hat_1.jpg by Gabi K.
Cops were created not only to protect slavery, but have an equally long history of "protecting white womens' virtue" by murdering black men....
Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:36PM
image Know Your Rights and Resist the Police State 480_resistthepolicestatetabloid.jpg by UBEW
Our system of laws exists to maintain the dominance of those in power, and the police are its armed enforcers. If you doubt this for a minute, look at who are the selective targets of local laws: The homeless, the young, the poor. Globally, look at who dies and who gets rich from wars and other disasters....
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:52PM
image Bay Area Residents Begin Inauguration Day By Shutting Down Caltrain’s South Bay Service 480_shut-down-caltrain-j20_1.jpg by APTP
Tech wields incredible power, and is now prepared to provide all the tools for a repressive police state, like we have never seen before....
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:35AM
text Turtle Island Statement on OMB Director Candidate Mick Mulvaney by Peter Fugazzotto
President-elect Donald Trump has selected Mick Mulvaney, South Carolina Representative, for the Office of Management and Budget Director....
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:10AM
text EPA Analysis: 97 Percent of Endangered Species Threatened by Two Common Pesticides by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, January 18, 2017 — The Environmental Protection Agency today released its first rigorous nationwide analysis of the effects of pesticides on endangered species, finding that 97 percent of the more than 1,800 animals and plants protected under the Endangered Species Act are likely to be harmed by malathion and chlorpyrifos, two commonly used pesticides. Another 78 percent are likely to be hurt by the pesticide diazinon. The results released today are the final biological evaluation...
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:11PM
image Fordham Bans Students for Justice in Palestine 480_fordham_university_1.jpg by via Palestine Legal
As Trump takes the reins, university censors political dissent...
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:36PM
text USDA Grants Final Approval for Invasive GE Grass by Center for Biological Diversity
Rushed Approval of Genetically Engineered Bentgrass Granted Despite Ongoing Threat to Agriculture, Environment...
Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:50PM
document Against Trump or Against Capitalism? j20leaflet.pdf_140_.jpg by ICP
Leaflet for J20...
Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:07AM
calendar Bang the Pots, Rise a Din by Helen Vozenilek et al
This action can be held in your building, driveway, porch, rooftop, wherever you happen to be...
Event Date: Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:11PM
image FBI's "Suicide Letter" to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance 480_fbimlkletters_1.jpg by EFF
The newly unredacted portions shed light on the government’s sordid scheme to harass and discredit Dr. King. And of course, the letter ends with an ominous threat. There's a lesson to learn here: history must play a central role in the debate around spying today....
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:23AM
text Democracy Now Live Broadcasts Jan 20-21 Inauguration & Women's March on DC by General Strike Now
While we stay home from work on Jan 20, we can keep track of the Jan 20, 2017 Inauguration and counter-inaugural protests by viewing live coverage from Democracy Now from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET at https://www.democracynow.org/live/inauguration_2017_live_coverage and on Jan 21, live coverage of the long overdue Women's March on Washington from 10 am to 3 p.m. ET at https://www.democracynow.org/live/watch_inauguration_2017_womens_march_live. Follow on Twitter at #DNlive or watch on Link TV at Dis...
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:55AM
text Trump and the Consequences: Democracy at a Crossroads by Albrecht von Luecke
What appears here is another form of democracy, without the constitutional state and without opposition. Trump could operate with enemy declarations. Politics in the state of emergency would become the normal case in the West. The Western left faces a similar challenge as in the 1930s. Today Donald Trump is a radicalized Nixon. Democracy is always endangered and never given as a present. it is not too late to understand this....
Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:12AM
text Should someone 5150 Trump for being a threat to himself and everyone else? by Lynda Carson
According to wikipedia: “Section 5150 is a section of the California Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) (in particular, the Lanterman–Petris–Short Act or "LPS") which authorizes a qualified officer or clinician to involuntarily confine a person suspected to have a mental disorder that makes them a danger to themselves, a danger to others, and/or gravely disabled.”...
Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:19PM
calendar #J20 CalArts in SoCal Plan Walkout; NY Galleries & Nonprofits Plan Art Strike 480_calarts-j20_1.jpg by General Strike Now
Main Gallery at CalArts...
Event Date: Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:00PM
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:47PM
image The Privacy Threat From Always-On Microphones Like the Amazon Echo 480_web17-amazon-echo-1160x768.jpg by ACLU
A warrant from police in Arkansas seeking audio records of a man’s Amazon Echo has sparked an overdue conversation about the privacy implications of “always-on” recording devices. This story should serve as a giant wakeup call about the potential surveillance devices that many people are starting to allow into their own homes....
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:29PM
text Turtle Island Statement on EPA Administrator Candidate Scott Pruitt by Peter
In advance of the confirmation hearings with the U.S. Senate, Turtle Island Restoration Network has issued the following statement on Scott Pruitt....
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:19PM