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image At the Forefront of Global Climate Action Summit Sept. 13 Protest 480_climterryscusselgroup_1.jpg by R. Stevens text, Terry Scussel photos
Photos of some of the people and organizations involved in protesting at the entrance of the Global Climate Action Summit hosted by Governor Brown in San Francisco. Photos may be reproduced by not-for-profits, please credit the photographer, Terry Scussel....
Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:45PM
image Heavy Police Presence at Global Climate Action Summit September 13, Two Arrested 480_climterryscusselpopushhard_1.jpg by R. Stevens text, Terry Scussel photos
Photos of police pushing protesters and detaining two demonstrators in front of the entrance to the Global Action Climate Summit on September 13 in San Francisco. Photos may be reproduced by not-for-profit organizations, please credit Terry Scussel....
Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:21PM
image Who Owns California 2018: Big Oil and the Western States Petroleum Association 480_no_redd_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Most of the news coverage by mainstream and alternative media of Jerry Brown's Global Climate Action Summit from September 12 to 14 and the big protests by indigenous and front line communities against Jerry Brown's policies of carbon trading and expanding oil drilling in California has neglected one huge issue: Big Oil and the Western State's Petroleum Association's grip on CA politics. It's hard to report on the subservience of Jerry Brown and other politicians to the fossil fuel indust...
Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:10PM
image Photos and Video from Climate March 480_img_5796_1.jpg by D. Boyer
On Saturday September 8, 2018 tens of thousands of people gathered in San Francisco California and marched through the streets demanding "bold action on climate, jobs and justice." Photos and video from the climate march....
Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:10AM
image Protesters Clog Streets, Disrupt Speakers at Global Climate Action Summit 480_gcaslargeindy__1__1.jpg by R. Stevens
Climate action demonstrators blocked entrances, chained themselves to conference center gates, and disrupted speakers at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on September 13th....
Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:17AM
image No Coal in Oakland Joins March of 30,000 in SF 480_frances_kendall_1.jpg by No Coal
On September 8th, 2018, No Coal in Oakland (NCIO) joined 30,000 marchers in San Francisco to demand that elected leaders commit to no new fossil fuels and a just and fair transition to 100% renewable energy at the coming week's Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) and beyond. photo by Frances Kendall...
Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:39PM
image Jury finds pipeline company guilty in Refugio Oil Spill off the Santa Barbara Coast 480_refugio_oil_spill_in_santa_barbara_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
On May 19, 2015, the highly-pressurized pipeline operated by Plains to transport crude oil ruptured on shore just north of Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, bringing back memories of the disastrous Santa Barbara Oil Spill of 1969 that helped spark the modern environmental movement....
Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:00AM
calendar Rise Against Climate Capitalism: Peaceful March & Mass Action at SF Global Climate Summit 480_it_takes_roots_1_1_1.jpg by It Takes Roots, Idle No More SF Bay, Others
Jessie Square, 736 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103...
Event Date: Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:00AM
Posted: Sun Sep 9, 2018 8:11PM
calendar Rise Against Climate Capitalism: Non-Violent Protest Against Climate Change Profiteers 480_it_takes_roots_1.jpg by It Takes Roots, Idle No More SF Bay, Others
Parc 55 hotel, 55 Cyril Magnin St. San Francisco, CA 94102...
Event Date: Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:00AM
Posted: Sun Sep 9, 2018 6:13PM
image Rise Up for Climate, Jobs and Justice in SF Has Overbearing Organizers 480_climchangebanner__1__1_1_1.jpg by R. Stevens
350.org, the major organizers of this event, made it very slick; it was a little TOO slick. There are reports surfacing that people were told to abandon certain signs and that they could only perform "pre-approved" songs and chants in both Sacramento and San Francisco. The more radical elements we are used to seeing in a San Francisco demonstration were lacking....
Posted: Sun Sep 9, 2018 3:49PM
image No Rezoning for Condos on Ocean St. Extension: No Public Pain for Private Gain 480_ocean_street_extension_santa_cruz_1.jpg by Ocean Street Extension Neighborhood Assoc.
We do not support amending the Santa Cruz General Plan to rezone 1930 Ocean Street Extension. A 40-unit condo project by the cemetery on a rural, dead-end street, far from bus lines and city center goes against the city General Plan to concentrate housing near essential services & transportation for walking/biking & reducing car trips. The problem is at crisis point. Especially dangerous is the Ocean St./Graham Hill Rd/Hwy 1&17 bottleneck. Please sign and share the petition: https://www.chang...
Posted: Sun Sep 9, 2018 3:14PM
image Santa Cruz City Council Considers Garage-Library 480_downtown_santa_cruz_library_garage_1.jpg by Rick Longinotti
The mayor confirmed that the Council will hear the City proposal for the garage-library on Tuesday at the 7pm session. Let’s plan to meet at 6:30pm outside the Council chambers with signs, etc....
Posted: Fri Sep 7, 2018 10:58PM
image Save Westside Santa Cruz - Stop the Dream Inn's massive expansion at West Cliff & Bay 480_santa_cruz_dream_inn_1.jpg by Save Westside Santa Cruz
We are opposed to the proposed expansion and over-development of the Dream Inn parking lot, which has been submitted to the City of Santa Cruz Planning Department. Sign the petition to stop this development here: https://www.change.org/p/city-of-santa-cruz-save-westside-santa-cruz-stop-the-dream-inn-s-massive-expansion-at-west-cliff-bay-372f7812-e6be-401e-9aff-2e2b9e7909aa...
Posted: Fri Sep 7, 2018 8:33PM
image Trump Administration Urged Not to Reopen California Public Lands to Drilling, Fracking 480_sanjoaquinkitfox_usfws_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. September 7, 2018 — Seventy-two environmental, public-health and community groups sent a letter today to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke opposing the Trump administration’s plans to reopen more than a million acres of public land and mineral estate in central California to oil drilling and fracking....
Posted: Fri Sep 7, 2018 2:04PM
image Local climate activists to protest tar sands refining without proper review 480_img_3660-3_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
While California is often lauded as a “climate leader” and Governor Jerry Brown is praised as a “climate hero” in national and international media, the reality is much different, as we can see in the  widening gap between lofty California climate goals and the reality on the ground in the Bay Area and other refining centers in the state. Photo: Environmental justice advocates show in force at a BAAQMD meeting to protest the expansion of Tar Sands refining in the Bay Area. Photo by Peg Hunt...
Posted: Tue Sep 4, 2018 11:37PM
calendar Protest Bank of Montreal's Support for Coal by Margaret Rossoff for No Coal in Oakland
Outside Marriott Marquis Hotel, 780 Mission Street (at 4th), San Francisco...
Event Date: Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 3, 2018 11:29AM
image California Senate denies vote on bill to cede California electricity grid to Trump 480_brown_trump_close_up_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“The Senate leadership was wise to not subject California to another deregulation scheme that would have empowered the Trump administration to stick California with more coal and fracked gas," said Adam Scow, California Director of Food & Water Watch...
Posted: Sun Sep 2, 2018 6:42AM
image Log Truck Rams Through Protesters at Mattole Forest Rally at Scotia Log Mill 480_dsc_0432_1.jpg by Karen P.
The Week of Action for the Mattole forest wrapped up with demonstrations at corporate offices and at Humboldt Redwood Company's lumber mill in Scotia, CA. Activists played music, danced in the road, conversed with HRC employees and log truck drivers until suddenly a big rig truck drove through the protest line without warning, ripping the banner in half and causing a number of people to leap out of the way as they yelled for the truck to stop. The truck kept moving through as a large piece of...
Posted: Sat Sep 1, 2018 1:30PM
image Bills to stop new federal offshore drilling approved, but offshore drilling expands in CA 480_dlqtrjfv4aab2s8_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
As Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, said in the Nation magazine on August 29, 2018, “Brown’s administration has approved about 20,000 of them (total oil and gas wells). Offshore, where he has refused to close down existing leases, Sacramento has permitted four times more wells than the federal government has allowed in the deeper waters it controls.”...
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:20PM
text California’s Rep. Huffman Joins Anti-Public Lands Zealot to Evict Elk From Point Reyes by Center for Biological Diversity
Legislation Enshrines Private Cattle Ranching in National Seashore...
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:25AM