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text 50th Anniversary of Catsonville 9 by repost
On May 17, 1968, 9 Catholic peaceniks burned hundreds of draft files protesting the American War against Vietnam, thereby saving lives of American workingclass men who were about to be drafted....
Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:39PM
image Senate Passes Resolution to Restore Net Neutrality Amid Massive Public Outcry 480_timarch8_1.jpg by via FFTF
Today the US Senate passed a resolution to restore net neutrality in a historic upset over the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repeal....
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 9:26PM
image Angola 3 Newsletter: Kiilu Nyasha Remembered, Eric Brown, and A3 in Santa Cruz 480_kiilu-group-2001_1.jpeg by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
The new issue of the Angola 3 newsletter has just been released....
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:06PM
image Robert King and Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 w/ Angela Davis at UCSC 480_may22ucsc_1.jpg by posted by the Angola 3 Coalition
Former political prisoners Albert Woodfox and Robert King of the Angola 3 will be in Santa Cruz next week for a May 22 event with Angela Davis, Craig Haney, and Debbie Kilroy. King and Woodfox will then be speaking at the Santa Cruz Academic Summit on Solitary Confinement & Health from May 23-25. A schedule for the Academic Summit is included here as a PDF....
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:13PM
document The Case of Louisiana Prisoner Eric Brown, Please Spread the Word ericbrown.pdf_140_.jpg by We The People
Posted here is an info sheet released by Eric Brown and his supporters. Please help spread the word by sharing this info sheet, available as a PDF and JPG file....
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:30PM
text The Endless War by Jacob Reimann
According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Corker-Kaine bill is "broader and more dangerous than the current law." Article 1 of the US Constitution grants Congress the exclusive right to declare war. The new AUMF (Authorization to Use Military Force) will undermine this to the maximum and delegate the right to declare war to the office of the president....
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:03AM
text HUD’s attack on the poor in the Bay Area must be rejected by Congress by Lynda Carson
HUD Secretary Ben Carson wants to triple the rents on some tenants, and raise from 30% to 35%, the share of a household’s income that it must pay in rent. Additionally, Secretary Carson wants to add more work requirements on those receiving assistance in HUD’s housing programs!...
Posted: Tue May 8, 2018 2:55PM
image "Connecting The Dots" The SouthWest Airlines OSHA DOL Cover-up, Hunters Point & Wells swa_plane_engine_on_field.jpeg by WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek radio looks at the cover-up of OSHA complaints against Southwest Airlines by OSHA and the DOL Administrative Law Judges. WorkWeek interviews OSHA whistleblower Darrell Whitman about this scandal and also the ongoing corruption crisis at Hunters Point Shipyard and Wells Fargo bank....
Posted: Tue May 8, 2018 9:06AM
image Trump Fracking Leases Threaten Already Smog-choked Communities 480_white_river_taylor_mckinnon_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Utah, Colorado, Texas Among Areas Exceeding Federal Smog Limits...
Posted: Thu May 3, 2018 6:45PM
text Once again... People's Park needs your support by Park Advocate
The foliage in People's Park is thinner this year. Another tree is gone, and various bushes and shrubs have disappeared. UC Berkeley has further whittled away at the park, and a new press release from the UC states that development plans are to be revealed after this academic year ends....
Posted: Tue May 1, 2018 10:03PM
image Union Busters Defeated in Eden, NC 480_294-t_committee_1.jpg by Workers UnitedSEIU
The NLRB just issued a major Complaint against Mohawk Industries (Fortune 500) for illegal union busting at its Eden, NC facility. A 79 year old local has been preserved and a significant defeat visited upon union busting forces under the Trump administration....
Posted: Tue May 1, 2018 1:42PM
text National Alliance of HUD Tenants Denounce Ben Carson's Housing Bill by Posted by Lynda Carson
Elected leaders of the national US tenants union today denounced the housing bill proposed April 25 by HUD Secretary Ben Carson as a “vicious and cruel” assault on the poorest of the poor!...
Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:12PM
image Agriculture Department Killed 1.3 Million Native Animals in 2017 480_coyote_in_cat_tails_seedskade_nwr_tom_koerner_usfws_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Ignoring Calls for Reform, Wildlife Services Slaughtered Coyotes, Bears, Wolves...
Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:47AM
document New Report: Working People Need Minimum Wage Raise bare-minimum.pdf_140_.jpg by The Leadership Conference
Tipped minimum wage, subminimum wage should be abolished...
Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:32AM
image Appeal Challenges Oil Drilling in California's Carrizo Plain National Monument 480_carrizo-plain-national-monument-sign_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., April 20, 2018 ― Los Padres ForestWatch and the Center for Biological Diversity today appealed the Trump administration’s approval of a new oil well and pipeline in Carrizo Plain National Monument. It is the first well the Interior Department has approved in the monument since it was established in 2001....
Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:47AM
image Athlete and Activist Colin Kaepernick Honored with Top Award from Amnesty International 480_colin-kaepernick-amnesty-international-award_1.jpg by Amnesty International
April 21, 2018 - Athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick has been honored with Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, the human rights organization announced today....
Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:19AM
text UN Forum Wrestles with Economic Policies 10 Years After Financial Crisis Islands Call for by Jubilee USA
Officials from governments, the IMF, World Bank, the private sector and NGOs meet this week at the United Nations for the Financing for Development (FFD) Forum....
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:32PM
text IMF and World Bank Meet on 10-Year Anniversary of Financial Crisis by Lydia Andrews
World leaders, finance ministers, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations begin the Spring International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings on the 10-year anniversary of the global financial crisis....
Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:17PM
image The Republican 'Prolife' Party Is the Party of War, Execution, and Bear Cub Murder 480_687dabc8dc166538db70a790e074e1f7_1.jpg by ARC
51 Republican senators and 220 Republican House members voted to authorize the murder of Alaskan bear cubs in their dens, as well as luring of them to bait stations at which they can be blown away. In addition, the bill Trump signed authorizes the importation of ivory from elephant massacres into the US...
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:56AM
image Urban Shield As We Know It Ends After 2018 urban-shield-gun-shades.jpg by Tracy Rosenberg, Oakland Privacy
At the March 27 Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting, 5+ hours of discussion ended with a decision that Urban Shield as currently constituted would end after the 2018 war games and exposition. The 4-1 vote, with Supervisor Scott Haggerty more or less voting no, left open-ended what Alameda County’s regional disaster preparedness activities would be in future years, but the Supervisors were decisive that it would not be the Urban Shield event, which began in 2007....
Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:41PM