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calendar Rally and Protest at Driscoll's Berry Store and Distribution Center 480_boycott_driscolls_continues_1_1.jpg by Boycott Driscoll's San Quintín Sindja
1750 San Juan Rd, Aromas, CA 95004-9027...
Event Date: Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:25PM
image Familias Unidas por la Justicia Announce Next Steps after Historic Win 480_community_to_community_development_1.jpg by via Food First
Sacramento, CA – Today, 9/22, Edgar Franks, organizer with Community to Community Development (C2C), the support organization for Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) reported on historic next steps following the culimination of FUJ’s organizing campaign. The farmworkers at Sakuma Bros. Berry Farm voted in a historic secret ballot election to have Familias Unidas por la Justicia represent them in negotiations for a union contract – the vote represents years of organizing and signals a new er...
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:26PM
text Thousand of Activists Call for Protection of Silky Sharks at U.N. Wildlife Conference by Joanna McWilliams
This week conservationists delivered a petition signed by 15,002 global citizens to the Presidents of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala calling on them to support greater protections for silky sharks at an upcoming world wildlife conservation meeting....
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:17AM
image We Clarify and Reiterate the Driscoll’s Boycott is in Full Force 480_boycott-driscolls-san-quintin-help-us_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
We will continue our resistance, boycotting Driscoll's for a better life and a better future for farmworkers' families in San Quintín....
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:30PM
image Aclaramos de Manera Reiterada Que el Boicot a Driscoll’s Sigue Con Más Fuerza 480_boycott-driscolls-san-quintin-help-us_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
Seguiremos en resistencia del boicot a Driscoll's por una mejor vida y un mejor futuro para las familias jornaleros en San Quintín....
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:22PM
image Honduras - 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections May Pivot On Substance 480_2016_democratic_primaries_results_1.jpg by Tomas DiFiore
In The U.S.A. We Vote The Politics Of Fear, The Prevailing Mythology: Vote Your Fears Not Your Values – but wait Bernie Supporters! What is it people are afraid of? This isn't Honduras. Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya recently announced on August 26, 2016, that his wife Xiomara Castro will run for the left-wing LIBRE Party in the 2017 presidential elections.” This is the second time that Castro will run for the presidency. She did so in 2013, but lost to Hernandez in a controversi...
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:30PM
calendar 36th anniversary CISPES/FMLN: Party for Migrant Justice by Karl Kramer
SEIU Local 1021, 350 Rhode Island (enter from Kansas Street, between 16th and 17th Sts) San Francisco...
Event Date: Sat Oct 1, 2016 4:30PM
Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:13PM
calendar Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz & Dina Gilio Whitaker speak about American Indians. 480_roxanne_dunbar-ortiz_in_berkeley_1.jpg by Bob Baldock
St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave., Berkeley...
Event Date: Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:30PM
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:29PM
image FWP Applauds Resolution to Four-Year Labor Dispute Between Farmworkers and Supplier to Driscoll's Berries sakuma.jpg by via Fair World Project
Portland, OR, September 13, 2016 – Fair World Project, a project of the Organic Consumers Association, the nation’s largest network of green and ethical consumers, is proud to announce the results of an election on September 12 that confirmed the independent union Familias Unidas por la Justicia (Familias Unidas) as the formal representatives of farm workers at Sakuma Brothers Farm (Sakuma) in Washington State, supplier to Driscoll’s, the largest berry distributor in the world. Fair World Pro...
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:26PM
text Lawsuit Launched to Protect West Coast Whales From Dying in Nets by Joanna McWilliams
Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect endangered whales from mile-long drift gillnets and strings of sablefish pots off the West Coast. After two years of record reports of whales entangled in fishing gear off the West Coast — more than 60 in 2015 alone — 40 whales were reportedly entangled as of June 30, putting 2016 on pace to break records again. New information indicates that one humpback whale population that migrates f...
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:36AM
text New Report Links Zika Virus to Steep Increase in Birth Defects in Brazil by Greg
A new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention connects the spreading Zika virus to a significant increase in birth defects in Brazil. According to the study, birth defects involving the nervous system nearly doubled after Zika arrived in Brazil, and researchers linked the virus' spread to poverty and living conditions in Northeast Brazil....
Posted: Fri Sep 9, 2016 8:36AM
image WA Farmworkers to Vote on Union / Mexico Farmworkers Continue Driscoll's Boycott 480_familias_unidas_por_la_justicia_1.jpg by via Food Chain Workers Alliance
Congratulations to Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ)! FUJ is an independent farmworkers union and one of our newest members! After a three-year struggle, on September 4, 2016, FUJ reached an agreement with Sakuma Brothers Farm in Washington state to conduct a secret ballot election so the workers on the farm can vote whether they want FUJ to be their union. Sakuma Brothers is a supplier to Driscoll's Berries....
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 5:55PM
image Driscoll's Boycott Continues 9-4-2016 480_087_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Many shoppers at at the West Side New Leaf Community Market were very receptive and we were able to get a lot of signatures on the petition regarding the boycott!...
Posted: Mon Sep 5, 2016 11:05AM
text US and Puerto Rico Faith Groups Send Congress Recommendations on Island's Crisis by Greg
Religious leaders in Puerto Rico and Jubilee USA urged a new Congressional task force to reform US laws to promote economic growth in Puerto Rico....
Posted: Fri Sep 2, 2016 1:26PM
calendar Understanding Migration from El Salvador/ the impact of US policy by Karl Kramer
Mission Campus, City College of San Francisco (1125 Valencia St. between 22nd and 23rd Streets), room 106 (in the Valencia St. building)....
Event Date: Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:28PM
text White House Announces Puerto Rico Oversight Board Membership by Greg
The White House is announcing members of Puerto Rico's fiscal oversight board established as part of legislation to address the US territory’s debt crisis....
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:41AM
image National LCLAA Resolution In Solidarity With The Farmworkers In San Quintín (Baja California, Mexico) and Skagit County (Washington State) 480_national-lclaaa-boycott-driscolls_1.jpg by National Labor Council for Latin American Adv
The National Labor Council for Latin American Advancement passed a resolution in solidarity with farmworkers in San Quintín (Baja California, Mexico) and Skagit County (Washington State) at the 21st LCLAA National Membership Convention held August 18-20, 2016 in Orlando, Florida....
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:41PM
image California Mission Foundation Tries to Declare El Camino Real a UNESCO World Heritage Site 480_el_camino_real_1.jpg by via Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
California Indians Demand Cruelty to Ancestors Be Disclosed as California Mission Foundation Tries to Declare El Camino Real a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: Map showing El Camino Real....
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:25AM
calendar Mexican and Central American Independence Day celebration by Karl Kramer
2940 – 16th Street, San Francisco (between Mission and South Van Ness Ave.)...
Event Date: Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:56AM
image Watsonville Strawberry Festival and Driscoll's Protest Day #2 Aug.7, 2016 480_111_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Driscoll's Boycott Continued Today (Sunday) at the Strawberry Festival in downtown Watsonville, California...
Posted: Mon Aug 8, 2016 12:45AM