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image"Th!rd Act" in Action in Front of Wells Fargo to Stop Dirty Banks
by Leon Kunstenaar
Activists, "here to protect water and life" brave the elements to protest and Cut Up their Credit Cards...
Posted: Wed, Mar 22, 2023 2:10pm PDT
imageEast Meadow Update 3/17/23
by East Meadow Action Committee (EMAC)
On March 15 and 16, 2023 the UC Regents took up UCSC’s latest proposal for Student Housing West. With almost no deliberation they approved the proposal unanimously....
Posted: Tue, Mar 21, 2023 6:30pm PDT
imageThe Pajaro Levee Break, Immigrants, Labor & Climate Crisis With PVFT1936's Pamela Sexton
by Labor Video Project
PVFT Local 1936 Delegate Pamela Beth Sexton adult education teacher talks about the effect of the broken levee on the immigrant farmworker community, systemic racism and the role these farmworkers play in our economy....
Posted: Mon, Mar 20, 2023 7:56pm PDT
imageSolidarity With East Palestine/Hunters Point & Nationalize The Railroads: Action in SF
by Labor Video Project
A rally was held at the San Francisco Federal Building on March 13, 2023 to connect the toxic rail wreck disaster in East Palestine with the Hunters Point-Treasure Island toxic clean-up scandal. Over $1 billion was spent by the US government to pay for a clean-up of the radioactive dump site and Tetra Tech managers were charged and convicted with fraud in the clean-up. The company also retaliated against health and safety whistleblowers with terminations. It is presently being sued by the DOJ...
Posted: Fri, Mar 17, 2023 7:50pm PDT
calendarStop Dirty Banking at Wells Fargo HQ in San Francisco by Third Act SF Bay Area
Wells Fargo Corporate Headquarters 420 Montgomery St San Francisco, CA 94104...
Event Date: Tue, Mar 21, 2023 3:30pm PDT
Posted: Wed, Mar 15, 2023 6:46pm PDT
textPassing of a park maker by STP Jesse
Yesterday one of the main architects of Berkeley in the 60s and 70s passed. He embodied the times and his passing will be felt....
Posted: Tue, Mar 14, 2023 8:49pm PDT
calendarFrom the Bay Area to Atlanta: Stop Cop City
by Raye / XRSFBay
Meets at GI Partners / 4 Embarcadero Ctr, SF...
Event Date: Wed, Mar 15, 2023 4:00pm PDT
Posted: Tue, Mar 14, 2023 7:58pm PDT
imageEast Meadow Update 3/12/23
by East Meadow Action Committee (EMAC)
There is a major new development in the long and tangled story of Student Housing West with its reckless proposal to develop the East Meadow. The University has just asked the UC Regents for approval of a new approach to building and financing the project. SHW would now no longer be a public-private partnership and would be funded with bonds issued by the University. Most distressing, the East Meadow would be placed on a fast track, constructed and financed independently of the rest. If the R...
Posted: Tue, Mar 14, 2023 6:27pm PDT
imageState Water Board Reverses Emergency Order As Feds Cancel Salmon Season Openers
by Dan Bacher
Fish advocates note that because of the poor management of Sacramento and Klamath rivers by the state and federal governments during the recent drought, fall-run Chinook, spring-run Chinook and Sacramento River winter-run Chinook populations have collapsed, prompting the closure of ocean and river salmon fisheries this year....
Posted: Tue, Mar 14, 2023 9:41am PDT
imageNearly 200 oil drilling permits approved in CA since Jan. 1, bringing total to over 13,900
by Dan Bacher
"CalGEM issuing hundreds of permits to negligent oil companies so they can continue drilling in our communities just months after they released an emergency rule to block neighborhood drilling is exactly why we don't trust them,” said Cesar Aguirre, organizer with Central California Environmental Justice Network. “This is exactly the free-for-all that California's oil industry wanted when they bought their way onto the ballot and forced the stay of SB 1137."...
Posted: Tue, Mar 14, 2023 9:18am PDT
imageE. Palestine EPA Cover-up & SF Hunters Point/Treasure Island Connection with Greg Schwartz
by Labor Video Project
WorkWeek interviews investigative journalist Greg Schwartz about the connection between the East Palestine EPA hiring of Tetra Tech and the connection between Tetra Tech's record of fraud and retaliation of whistleblowers at the supposed clean-up at Hunters Point and Treasure Island. He also exposes that Black Rock and Vanguard Group are the top two shareholders of the Norfolk Southern Railway and Tetra Tech....
Posted: Mon, Feb 27, 2023 11:58pm PST
imageDelta group files opposition to TUCP waiving environmental laws protecting the Bay-Delta Estuary
by Dan Bacher
“The TUCP is not in the public interest because it stampedes the State Water Board for water that is meant rightly to serve public trust resources of aquatic estuarine food webs and species in the Delta that further support migratory salmon and steelhead runs that benefits Northern California Indian Tribes (whose cultures are salmon-dependent), commercial and sport fishing interests, and the community of subsistence anglers residing in communities adjacent to Delta rivers and sloughs where th...
Posted: Mon, Feb 27, 2023 8:33am PST
imageEast Meadow Update
by East Meadow Action Committee (EMAC)
February 13, 2023 - The East Meadow remains intact – no bulldozers in sight. What is less immediately evident, however, is why that is so. Why has an administration so hell-bent on destroying the meadow been unable to do so?...
Posted: Sun, Feb 19, 2023 10:19pm PST
imageState Senator David Min Introduces Bill to Ban Offshore Drilling in California Waters
by Dan Bacher
Senator Dave Min announced the introduction of SB 559, legislation that would end offshore oil drilling under existing leases in California state waters....
Posted: Thu, Feb 16, 2023 12:05pm PST
imageBig Ag Newsom authorizes salmon-killing measures in executive order
by Dan Bacher
"The past several years have been horrible for California's native salmon runs and this spring we were hoping for a reprieve when we might finally see the river flows needed to move baby salmon to the ocean," said John McManus, President of the Golden State Salmon Association (GSSA). "Now Newsom is stepping in to kill our salmon runs, as well as other wildlife that were hoping to catch a break."...
Posted: Tue, Feb 14, 2023 5:12pm PST
imageRep. Josh Harder Reintroduces the Stop the Delta Tunnel Act in Congress
by Dan Bacher
Critics and independent scientists say the tunnel would have a devastating impact on family farms in San Joaquin, Sacramento and other Delta counties, as well as on imperiled fish populations and the ecology of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary....
Posted: Sun, Feb 12, 2023 10:48am PST
imageCalifornia Tribes, E.J. group file comments on voluntary water agreements with the State Water Board
by Dan Bacher
“As long as the state upholds historic water rights, that we all know to be racist and unfair, we will continue to have first- and second-class California communities,” said Dillon Delvo, Executive Director, Little Manila....
Posted: Sun, Feb 12, 2023 8:18am PST
imageOil industry referendum to overturn setbacks law becomes eligible for Nov. 2024 ballot
by Dan Bacher
The announcement of the referendum's eligibility for the ballot came just three days after Jan. 31 filings with the Secretary of State revealed that the oil and gas industry in California spent over $34.2 million in the 2021-22 Legislative Session against SB 1137 and other bills the oil industry was opposed to, including legislation to ban offshore drilling in state waters and to divest California retirement pensions from oil and gas companies....
Posted: Tue, Feb 7, 2023 10:36am PST
imageChevron doubles last year's profits as consumers are gouged at the gas pumps
by Dan Bacher
The news of Chevron’s record profits and record oil and gas production in the U.S. comes as data from the Bureau of Land Management reveals that President Biden approved more oil and gas drilling permits in his first two years in office than former President Donald Trump....
Posted: Sun, Feb 5, 2023 10:27am PST
imageBig Oil spent over $34.2 million lobbying California officials in the 2021-22 session
by Dan Bacher
WSPA and Big Oil wield their power in 8 major ways: through (1) lobbying; (2) campaign spending; (3) serving on and putting shills on regulatory panels; (4) creating Astroturf groups; (5) working in collaboration with media; (6) creating alliances with labor unions; (7) contributing to non profit organizations; and (8) sponsoring awards ceremonies, including those for legislators and journalists.    ...
Posted: Sun, Feb 5, 2023 10:01am PST
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