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text Rest of World Solved Gun Violence Problem; March 24, 2018 March for our Lives in US by Ban All Guns
The rest of the industrialized world does not have massacres because they have serious regulations for guns, namely, as with cars: 1. Establish ownership with a Certificate of Title and registration number, 2. Require a license after passing written and performance tests, 3. Require liability insurance. See https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/two-simple-laws-could-solve-americas-epidemic-violence...
Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:37PM
image Nestlé and Others Cashing in On U.S. Water Infrastructure Crisis 480_bottled_water_cost_1.jpg by Food & Water Watch
New Report Examines Bottled Water Marketing and Impacts on People and the Environment...
Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:23PM
image Bay Area Queers Spread Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi’s Image Far and Wide 480_ahed_in_berkeley_1_1_1.jpg by Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT!)
Bay Area queer artists and activists have teamed up to help make 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi iconic of the Palestinian freedom struggle and political prisoners worldwide...
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:11PM
image Crisis At KPFA,The Pacifica Network, Democracy & National Alternative Multi-media Channel 480_kpfa_pacifica_forum_audience_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
A forum on KPFA and Pacifica was held in Berkeley on 2/18/18 to look at the crisis in Pacifica, KPFA and the development of a multi-media channel. It also looked at efforts to manipulate the election at KPFA to only have supporters of the voluntary bankruptcy by Pacifica...
Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:34PM
text Tamahagane | Unleashing the Citizen Data Scientist by Data Science
We want to democratize data science. We will publish an open source tool that allows non-technical people to use data science to solve problems, or glean insights into their businesses or virtually any domain, via an easy-to-use, visual, web-based data flow programming language, without the need to write a single line of code....
Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:39PM
text From School Shootings to Revolutionary Social Transformations by Bob M
After the Stoneman Douglas shootings, students are calling for a walkout for gun reform. This article suggests the importance of revolutionary reforms, and the direction that some of such actions might be made....
Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:51PM
image Buffalo Soldiers Honored at American Heritage Day at Mount Vernon Memorial Park. 480_27336505_10204322104288440_3982708833900658456_n_1.jpg by 10th Cavalry, Co. G of Northern California
We are the 10th Cavalry, Company G of Northern California a Buffalo Soldier a living history group. Established in Sacramento in 1992. We re-create a Buffalo Soldier Company during the Indian Wars Period the years from 1866 to 1891. The year our unit concentrates on is 1874. Buffalo Soldiers were members of the US Army and wore the same uniforms as the rest of the U.S. Army. They were initially given left over uniforms and equipment from the Civil War. That was the regulation uniform when t...
Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:28PM
image “I’m Turning Point USA’s Top Activist in the Country, & I Quit this Shitty Organization” 480_fascist_picture_1.jpg by Dr. Danny Weil, ESQ
“Last semester, Frankie told us we were not allowed to bring Kyle Chapman (the Based Stickman) to our campus since Turning Point wants to distance itself from the alt-right, despite him being a Constitutionalist Ron Paul supporter. Meanwhile, Frankie was liking tweets from notorious Charlottesville attendee and white nationalist icon, James Allsup”...
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:06PM
image The War On The EPA & The Scientists , Lead, Health and Safety & Scott Pruitt At The EPA 480_pruitt_scott_fumes_1.jpeg by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio hears from former EPA scientists about the attack on science and the effect of attacks on the workers of the EPA whose job it is to defend the health and safety of the American people....
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:22AM
text National Alliance of HUD Tenants oppose Trump’s proposed budget cuts by Lynda Carson
In response to the proposed budget cuts to HUD, elected leaders of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants (NAHT) demanded immediate rejection by Congress of President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget request, which was released on February 12!...
Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:55PM
text The First California Congressperson to Cosponsor Trump Impeachment Resolutiion by John Ota
On February 2, 2018, Barbara Lee became the first California member of Congress to cosponsor House Resolution 621, which calls for the impeachment of President Trump....
Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:40AM
document Report Reveals Rapid Growth of Homeless Tent Cities Across U.S. tent_city_usa_2017.pdf_140_.jpg by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
(December 20, 2017, Washington, D.C.) The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty released a new report, Tent City USA: The Growth of America’s Homeless Encampments and How Communities are Responding, reviewing the rapid growth of homeless people living in tents across the United States over the past decade, as measured by documentation in media reports....
Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:53PM
text New Law Provides Disaster Relief and Medicaid Funds for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands by Lydia C. Andrews
As the Sun rose over the Capitol, Congress voted for a bipartisan spending package to end a brief government shutdown....
Posted: Fri Feb 9, 2018 8:17AM
image A Victory for the Right to Boycott, in Massachusetts. 480_massachusetts-photo-by-tony_fischer-flickr_1.jpg by Jewish Voice for Peace Boston
Boston, MA, February 8 — Defenders of free speech and Palestinian human rights won a victory in the Massachusetts legislature today when a key committee refused to advance a bill that would have prevented the state government from signing contracts with those who support an economic boycott of Israel....
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2018 4:20PM
text Oregon Wildlife Commission to Decide Fate of Threatened Seabird by Center for Biological Diversity
Marbled Murrelet Needs Stronger Endangered Species Protections...
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2018 3:58PM
text Hundreds Rally in Sacramento Against Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., February 8, 2018 — Hundreds of people rallied at California’s capitol today against President Trump’s offshore drilling plan, which would allow a dramatic increase in oil and gas drilling off the coast of California and along all U.S. coasts and the Arctic....
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2018 3:55PM
text Turning Point USA opens door for white supremacists on campus by Dahn Shaulis
Turning Point USA is a racist, anti-feminist, anti-intellectual organization backed by billionaires, the NRA, and members of the fossil fuel industry. It has organizations at hundreds of high schools and college campuses. And the group uses dirty tricks to incite others on campus....
Posted: Wed Feb 7, 2018 11:51PM
text Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Disaster Relief Hangs on Senate ‎Negotiations by Lydia Andrews
Senate leaders say they are close to a budget deal to avert a government shutdown....
Posted: Wed Feb 7, 2018 7:55AM
image Federal Judge Issues Injunction Against Kansas Anti-Boycott Law 480_koontz-v-watson_1.jpg by Palestine Legal
On Tuesday, January 30, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction, blocking Kansas from enforcing the state's anti-boycott law while the case is being litigated. The decision, the first court ruling in a case challenging the constitutionality of laws aimed at countering boycotts for Palestinian rights, affirmed what Palestine Legal has argued since the first anti-boycott laws were introduced in 2014: that such boycotts are clearly protected by the First Amendment. Photo: Esther Koontz, ...
Posted: Tue Feb 6, 2018 6:42PM
document ACLU Sues Alabama for Discrimination Against Transgender People complaint.final_.pdf_140_.jpg by American Civil Liberties Union
MONTGOMERY, Ala., February 6, 2018 — The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Alabama filed a lawsuit today challenging Alabama’s policy of restricting access to driver’s licenses for transgender people that accurately reflect their gender identity. The lawsuit, Corbitt v. Taylor, was filed on behalf of three people who experienced this discrimination....
Posted: Tue Feb 6, 2018 6:32PM