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May Day 2016 San Francisco "No Justice No Peace" ILWU Leads Rally And March On May Day
ILWU Local 10 initiated a rally and march on May Day 2016. It started with a rally at the ILWU Hall in Fisherman's wharf and was followed by a march along the Embarcadero to the Harry Bridges Plaza next to the Ferry Building. Many trade unionists spoke and also San Francisco resident Danny Glover talked about May Day.
Posted: Mon May 2, 2016 5:40PM
Driscoll’s Runs Away At Watsonville Earth Day
People started speaking about the Driscoll’s boycott, so Driscoll’s got rid of their strawberries and quickly left Watsonville Earth Day.
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:46PM
Argentina Returns to Bond Market after Debt Settlement
Argentina returns to the bond market after 15 years with access to limited international financing.
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:41AM
House Republicans Convene to Discuss Puerto Rico Legislation
Speaker Paul Ryan is holding a special meeting with Republicans to discuss the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). Ahead of the Republican special session, the religious development group Jubilee USA sent a letter from its executive director advocating passage with key changes.
Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:37AM
#XochicuautlaAlert: Statement on San Francisco Xochicuautla
On Monday, April 11, 2016, around 800 State of Mexico riot police at the service of Grupo Higa laid siege to the Otomí community of San Francisco Xochicuautla, destroyed the camp set up in defense of the forest, used heavy machinery to illegally tear down the house of Dr. Armando García Salazar, and violently dragged out at least 25 men, women and children who were inside the house, including 64-year-old Isabel Hernández, a member of the Supreme Indigenous Council of Xochicuautla.
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:00AM
#AlertaXochicuautla: Pronunciamiento sobre San Francisco Xochicuautla
El lunes 11 de abril de 2016, por lo menos 800 granaderos del estado de México al servicio de Grupo Higa sitiaron la comunidad otomí de San Francisco Xochicuautla, destruyeron el campamento levantado en defensa del bosque, usaron maquinaria pesada para derribar ilegalmente la casa del doctor Armando García Salazar, y con harta violencia echaron fuera a aproximada 25 personas que se encontraban en la casa, entre ellas la compañera Isabel Hernández de 64 años, integrante del Consejo Supre...
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:56AM
Puerto Rico Archbishop Invites Prayers for Congress, Creditors and Political Leaders
As Congress introduces legislation to address Puerto Rico's financial crisis, San Juan's Catholic Archbishop is inviting prayers that all "work together to find a solution to the crisis that respects the rights and dignity of all sides."
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:35PM
Monarchs Are Not on the Road to Recovery
Endangered Species Act protection essential to monarchs’ survival
Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:27PM
Corrupto do DEINFRA utiliza a Casa do Empreendedor de Biguaçu para lavar dinheiro roubado
Brasil. Operação Estradão fase 12. Depois que o esquema de roubo de dinheiro público no governo do estado de Santa Catarina ter sido denúnciado pelo Anonymous através da Operação Estradão, o cabeça da quadrilha, o ladrão profissional e diretor do DEINFRA William Ernst Wojcikiewicz (o William Chupacabra) correu para fechar a empresa de fachada JW que utilizava para lavar parte do dinheiro roubado, mas abriu outra com endereço na Casa do Empreendedor de Biguaçu com o mesmo propós...
Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:16PM
French bank Societe Generale funding new #coal in Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic National Committee to Combat Climate Change (CNLCC) has written to French Bank Societe Generale, among others, over their funding of the new Punta Catalina coal plant. A contract was signed by the bank on 23 December 2015, just 11 days after the Paris Agreement on climate change was concluded at COP21. The coal project is mired from corruption allegations in Brazil affecting the firm contracted to build the plant, plus transparency allegations in the Dominican Republic,...
Posted: Thu Apr 7, 2016 11:45PM
Letter from Al Rojas to Arturo Rodriguez on UFW and the Delano 1965 Grape Strike
"Dear brothers and sisters many of you for the last several months have been asking me whether I was invited or decided to attend the "UFW" 50th year commemoration of the Delano 1965 Grape Strike. Three days prior the event I received an invitation from, "Arturo Rodriguez." President of the "UFW" Union in so doing after consulting with my Family having sent our response have decided to share and to release publicly the letter that was sent to brother Arturo Rodriguez." -Al Rojas ** No, the...
Posted: Thu Apr 7, 2016 12:33PM
Puerto Rico Congressional Negotiations Intensify
The House Committee on Natural Resources is poised to release the newest draft of Puerto Rico legislation amid tense negotiations.
Posted: Wed Apr 6, 2016 3:17PM
UFW Tries to Silence Boycott Driscoll’s Activists at Cesar Chavez March
What is UFW (United Farm Workers) doing to support farmworkers fighting for justice in San Quintín, México and Washington state? Nothing.
Posted: Tue Apr 5, 2016 11:58AM
Farmworker groups march on Driscoll's corporate headquarters, call for boycott
Representatives from farmworker unions in Washington state and Baja California - citing abuses including wage theft, broken contracts, pesticide poisoning, and sexual harassment and coercion - led a march to the Watsonville headquarters of berry distributor Driscoll's, where they spoke out on their experiences as workers and demanded Driscoll's force growers to provide dignified working conditions.
Posted: Fri Apr 1, 2016 11:21PM
March to Driscoll's to protest for the boycott of Driscoll's strawberries!
Boycott of Driscoll's strawberries in Watsonville CA. March 31, 2016
Posted: Fri Apr 1, 2016 1:42PM
Boycott Driscoll’s West Coast Tour at Driscoll’s HQ in Watsonville
After a series of strikes in 2013 at Sakuma Brothers Farms in Washington state, farmworkers formed a union in response to denial of lunch and rest breaks, inhumane housing conditions, wage theft, below minimum wage pay, and harassment from supervisors.
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:55PM
National Stolen Lives Cultural Education Tour - Cuba
A contingent of Family members of Murdered and incarcerated loved ones will be traveling to Cuba for an Educational and Cultural Tour. They will be Hosted by the Cuban Federation of Women and The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the People.
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:26PM
Lawsuit Challenges FDA's Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon
SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2016 — A broad coalition of environmental, consumer and commercial and recreational fishing organizations today sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approving the first-ever genetically engineered food animal, an Atlantic salmon engineered to grow quickly. The man-made salmon was created by AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. with DNA from three fish: Atlantic salmon, Pacific king salmon and Arctic ocean eelpout. This marks the first time any government in the w...
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:21PM
An Open Letter to Santa Cruz from the Gardeners
The gardeners of Beach Flats sometimes may seem invisible. They mostly work long hours for low wages during the week, only seeing each other in the late evening or on weekends. This week, with their gathering place at risk of closure, they came together to tell their story directly to the people of Santa Cruz.
Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:53AM
Watsonville Driscoll's Boycott Action
Target Shopping Center in Watsonville 1415 Main Street Watsonville, CA 95076
Event Date: Sat Apr 2, 2016 11:30AM
Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:53PM