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If You're Afraid of Trees, Don't Live In a Forest
October 20, 2016 is the 25th anniversary of the Oakland Hills Fire. As we commemorate the lives and homes lost, a fight rages over the future of forests in the East Bay hills. (Originally published in Slingshot Issue #122, Fall 2016, http://slingshot.tao.ca)...
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:03PM
Big Money Funds Yes on Measure D Campaign in Santa Cruz County
October 2016 - Big money is being spent to influence the outcome of Measure D on the November 8, 2016 Santa Cruz County ballot. Unlike political offices, campaigns for ballot measures have no limit to the amount of money that can be contributed. There is no restriction on the source of contributions, so special interests from outside Santa Cruz County can buy influence in our local ballot measures....
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:32PM
Termination of Street Spirit newspaper threatens the homeless
It was announced that after 22 years of sponsorship that the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) will cease funding the operations of Street Spirit as of December 31, 2016!...
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:58PM
Inspector General says Reclamation wasted $32 million on Klamath irrigators
“Basically, the Bureau of Reclamation became an illicit ATM for favored special interests,” stated PEER Senior Counsel Paula Dinerstein. “To add injury to insult, these improper subsidies were used to aggravate environmental damage by draining shrinking groundwater supplies to benefit irrigators.” Photo of Iron Gate Dam on the Klamath River by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:50PM
Manifesto of Love
Santa Cruz Town Clock, corner of Pacific Ave and Water St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:30PM
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:53PM
10/19/16 Yvette Felarca Defense at Berkeley School Board
The 10/19/16 Berkeley School Board meeting is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKMeIZydHGQ Yvette Felarca speaks at 55 minutes in tears. Felarca is a member of the Executive Board of the Berkeley Federation of Teachers. It is now 4 weeks since she was suspended. The attack on students by the Berkeley School District is described by Yvette. All immigrant students are being pulled out of class and being questioned about their country of origin in "progressive" Berkeley by the Democrats r...
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:26AM
NALC214 Postal Workers Demand "Bring Back Angela" Stop Workplace Bullying & Intimidation
San Francisco NALC 214 postal carriers protested the workplace bullying and union busting by postal management at Evans St. station. Chief shop steward Angela Bibb-Merritt was terminated for representing her fellow workers and is fighting for her job back....
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:04AM
Oakland City Council Cmte to Consider Censure of Council President Thursday, 10:45 AM
Censure of President of the Council Lynette Gibson-McElhaney. Is she now is serious trouble in her re-election campaign, with the election in just less than three weeks?...
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:16PM
Update on Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Schools and Child Daycare Centers
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has extended the public comment period for a proposed regulation that would give further protections to children when agricultural pesticides are applied close to schools and child daycare facilities*. The new deadline of December 9, 2016, gives the public more opportunity to weigh in on the issue. In addition, DPR has added an additional public hearing that will be held in Monterey County. Public hearings have already been scheduled...
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:07PM
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
Stop Workplace Bullying-Speakout & Rally At SF City Hall For A Healthy Workplace
Workers rallied on Bullyfree Workplace Week at SF City Hall to demand an end to workplace bullying including racist attacks on workers in Northern California. There is an epidemic of workplace bullying in the United States destroying worker lives and harming their families. Government officials in San Francisco, the state and the US government are refusing to defend these workers and whistleblowers and in San Francisco this has cost the city over $40 million....
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:21AM
Family of Sean Smith-Arlt Releases Statement, Following his Killing by Santa Cruz Police
The family of Sean Smith-Arlt has released a public statement that describes how dear Sean was to them, and what type of person he was and what some of his accomplishments were. They have confirmed Sean was suffering from ongoing mental health issues at the time he was killed by Santa Cruz police on October 16 near the corner of Chace and Getchell Streets. The family is calling for a more independent investigation into the killing. "The information that has been released so far is not telling...
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:23AM
Renter protections on the ballot in November to look for
As recent as Thursday October 13, tenant activists around the Bay Area joined together outside the Hayward regional office of the California Apartment Association (CAA) to protest against the lies and deceit of the CAA being used to fight against renter protection ballot measures in the cities of Richmond, Alameda, San Mateo, Burlingame, and Mountain View. The activists also filed a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission against the CAA!...
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:01PM
Winter is Coming - Stop Persecuting the Homeless!
Stop the evictions and the dispersal orders! Stop the confiscation of meager belongings!...
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:10AM
Is the SF Body Painting Event Run by Pedophiles?
New York artist Andy Golub is co-organizing a body-painting event with George Davis who has been exposed for sexual harassment of a minor. Golub is fully aware of the accusations. An interview with Inti Gonzalez (the victim) was published and sent to him. He chose to turn a blind eye and even defend George Davis in a phone conversation....
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:20AM
Rain or Shine--Freedom SleepOut #67 Rolls On
Cityhall Land--where sleep for the homeless is banned and armed Sleepbusters get their paychecks at 809 Center St. After the First Amendment closes down at 10 PM on the City Hall grounds, many will choose to sleep along the Center St. sidewalk between Locust and Church Sts. The event goes on until Wednesday morning, after which houseless folks face harassment at the whim of police, rangers, and security thugs for the rest of the week....
Event Date: Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:53AM
Identity Evropa Nazi Fascists Snuck into San Francisco, Stayed for 15 Minutes, Then Fled
Despite the ballyhoo about their anti-immigrant protest in San Francisco, Identity Evropa white supremacists didn't even have the courage to announce where their protest would be held ahead of time....
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:48PM
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
Rally/Action To Support Amy Goodman and other courageous journalists At Standing Rock
In front of KPFA 1929 Martin Luther King Blvd near University Berkeley, CA...
Event Date: Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:52AM
Everything You Need To Know About the Nazi Anti-Immigrant Rally in San Francisco Monday
Identity Evropa a white nationalist group, is holding a rally in San Francisco tomorrow, most likely at City Hall. They haven't said the exact location yet, but will announce on a live stream at 3pm where they will be. Get ready!...
Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:44PM