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Davis City Council Passes Resolution Backing Standing Rock
In an emailed report to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Julia Beck of Davis Stands with Standing Rock, said, “We wanted to share the good news that our local city council last night unanimously passed the attached resolution in support of your critical and profoundly inspiring opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.” Photo: Francisco Dominguez urges the Davis City Council to adopt the resolution. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:49PM
KPFA Solidarity With Amy Goodman & Journalists At Standing Rock Sioux Tribe In N. Dakota
KPFA Staff, Board member Janet Kobren and community supporters rallied for Amy Goodman and journalists in Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota...
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:30PM
Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Provided Data Access for a Surveillance Product Marketed to Target Activists of Color
The ACLU of California has obtained records showing that Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram provided user data access to Geofeedia, a developer of a social media monitoring product that we have seen marketed to law enforcement as a tool to monitor activists and protesters....
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:11AM
BRAVE Environmental Lawyer Explains Standing Rock Legal Issues
TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton spoke with Lauren Regan, a lawyer representing the Civil Liberties Defense Center. Regan has been representing water protectors who are wrongly arrested for demonstrating against the Dakota Access Pipeline....
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:53PM
Solidarity with San Quintín Farmworkers at Driscoll’s Distribution Center in Aromas, CA
Farmworkers in San Quintín, México are urging people throughout the world to Boycott Driscoll’s products, including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries....
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:03AM
Removing barriers to higher education for formerly incarcerated women and girls (audio/mpeg 23.0mb)
Janet Hays interviews Syrita Steib-Martin about how her personal experience in a federal penitentiary led her to creating Operation Restoration in New Orleans to help returning women and girls obtain medical educations post-incarceration. Operation Restoration assists women upon release with the monumental task of restoring themselves through the fundamentals needed to transition back into society. Once the fundamental needs are met Operation Restoration focuses on helping women obtain a high...
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:58AM
Standing with San Quintin Farmworkers & Boycott Driscoll's 10-15-2016
The Boycott continues! Today we demonstrated in front of Driscoll's in Aromas California....
Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:15AM
ACLU of North Dakota Files Open Record Requests Regarding Policing Practices at Site of DAPL Protests
October 13, 2016 - The ACLU of North Dakota filed open records requests seeking information about the policing practices and possible use of surveillance technology by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department and North Dakota Highway Patrol related to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The open records requests were made to aid us in in our investigation into whether there are constitutional violations related to the law enforcement agencies’ policing and surveillance monitoring of DAPL prot...
Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:04PM
Journalist Amy Goodman to Turn Herself in to North Dakota Authorities
October 13, 2016 – Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, charged with criminal trespassing for filming an attack on Native American-led pipeline protesters, will turn herself in to North Dakota authorities on October 17. Amy Goodman will surrender to authorities at the Morton County–Mandan Combined Law Enforcement and Corrections Center at 8:15 a.m. local time (CDT). [Update from October 15th: A North Dakota state prosecutor has sought to charge award-winning journalist Amy Goodman with parti...
Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:55PM
Law Enforcement Arrest 29 Water Protectors on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Continue to Target Journalists Covering DAPL
Morton County, ND, October 14, 2016 — Attorneys with the Red Owl Legal Collective (ROLC) of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) call on North Dakota law enforcement to respect freedom of press and the First Amendment rights of Water Protectors resisting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). This comes as officers from the Morton County Sheriff’s Department unlawfully confiscated a reporter’s video equipment, and then deployed riot police on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, arresting 29 Wate...
Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:42PM
Turtle Island Restoration Network Wins Victory for Whales, Dolphins & Sea Turtles
A new proposed rule would put in place limits on the number of whales, sea turtles, and dolphins that the California driftnet fishery for swordfish can catch....
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:35AM
North Dakota needs to immediately drop its outrageous charges against journalist Amy Goodman
In the words of the prosecutor, “Everything she reported on was from the position of justifying the protest actions," she now faces criminal charges. Read that sentence again. The state is literally charging her for nothing else beyond exercising her rights as a journalist....
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:42AM
Puerto Rico Governor Submits Fiscal Plan to Oversight Board
Puerto Rico's Governor is expected to submit a fiscal plan to the new Puerto Rico Financial Oversight and Management Board when it meets in New York....
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:46AM
"Imagine A Day Without Censorship" Speakout At Facebook Zuckerberg's SF Mansion
A speak out was held on John Lennon's birthday at the San Francisco mansion of Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg. He is censoring Facebook with critics of Israel and is colluding with the police and US government to stop live streams from Standing Rock by Native People in North Dakota and also shut off the video stream of Korryn Gaines and then killed her. Facebook is also seeking to privatize the internet....
Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:58PM
Ralph Nader, Activist & Author of "Breaking Through Power: It's Easier Thank We Think"
Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto...
Event Date: Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:53PM
The Surveillance State Descends on the Dakota Access Pipeline Spirit Camp
October 10, 2016 - For the past six months, at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers, history has been made at one of the largest international gatherings of indigenous people in recent history. Representatives from well over 100 indigenous nations and thousands of people have camped, prayed, and taken action in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on and near the tribe’s sovereign land in North Dakota....
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:14PM
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Plants, Monarchs From Toxic New Pesticide
WASHINGTON, October 11, 2016 — The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the Environmental Protection Agency for once again approving a toxic pesticide without fully considering its potential harm to the environment. The potent new plant-killer, halauxifen-methyl, could harm rare plants and the increasingly imperiled monarch butterfly. Yet the EPA approved the chemical without a robust and legally required scientific evaluation of its effects, including its potential to harm to bees and ot...
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:52PM
El Boicot de Driscoll's Sigue, Haré una manifestación enfrente de un empaque en Aromas, CA
El 15 de octubre, gente en Aromas, California, Tijuana, México, Chicago, IL, Bellingham, WA and Nueva York, NY manifestarán enfrente de supermercados, abarrotes y empaques para expresar su apoyo por la campaña de Boicot Driscoll's. La manifestación en Aromas ocurrirá en frente del empaque de Driscoll's por 1750 San Juan Road, de la 1 a las 4 de la tarde....
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:06PM
Driscoll's Boycott Campaign Continues, Demonstration Planned at Packing House in Aromas, CA
On October 15th, people in Aromas, CA, Tijuana, México, Chicago, IL, Bellingham, WA and New York, NY will hold demonstrations at stores and production plants to express their support of the Boycott Driscoll's campaign. The demonstration in Aromas, CA will take place at Driscoll's cooling and packing plant at 1750 San Juan Road, from 1-4 PM....
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:00PM
Registered Nurse Response Network Sends Nurse Volunteers to Assist With First Aid at Standing Rock
October 10, 2016 - National Nurses United (NNU)’s Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), a national network of volunteer direct-care RNs, will deploy nurse volunteers to help existing medical volunteers at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation meet first aid needs for thousands of land and water protectors as winter approaches, NNU announced today....
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:06AM