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image El Festival de la Fresa 2016: Traído a usted por la explotación 480_boycott-driscolls-oxnard-strawberry-festival_1_1_1_1.jpg original image (960x540) by Colectivo Todo Poder al Pueblo
La Industria y los funcionarios de la ciudad e incluso organizaciones de cambio social sin fines de lucro son conscientes, pero por desgracia, todos se benefician materialmente y son en gran parte silenciosas, delicadas en sus preocupaciones, o estructuralmente limitados en instituir reformas ambientales y hacer trabajo significativo.
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 1:54PM
image Strawberry Festival 2016: Brought To You By Exploitation 480_boycott-driscolls-oxnard-strawberry-festival_1_1.jpg original image (960x540) by Colectivo Todo Poder al Pueblo
Industry and city officials, even charities and non-profit social change organizations are aware, but, unfortunately, all benefit materially, and are largely silent, watered down in their concerns, or structurally limited in instituting meaningful labor and environmental reforms.
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 1:33PM
image Indigenous People Lead March Against Monsanto in San Francisco 480_mon3hsaztecs_1.jpg original image (960x540) by RR
On May 21st, Aztecs led the march, Winnemem Wintu tribal leader Caleen Fisk came from the Shasta County area to speak, and Tongans from East Palo Alto represented the Pacific Islands. The March Against Monsanto on Saturday moved along the Embarcadero, ending at the Aquatic Park in San Francisco. Top photo by Helene Sisk.
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 6:04PM
image Salmon In Danger: March Against Monsanto San Francisco 480_mon3chuugoku_1.jpg original image (4032x3024) by R.Robertson
SALMON was the theme of this year’s March Against Monsanto in San Francisco. Aquabounty has created GMO salmon that will be farm-raised, super fast growing, and has been approved by the FDA despite insufficient safety testing and widespread opposition. Tribe members of the Winnemem Wintu are working to get federal fish biologists to help return the endangered Chinook salmon to the McCloud River in northern counties of California. Winnemem Wintu tribal leader Caleen Sisk voiced concern for a...
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 12:41AM
image March against Monsanto Santa Cruz 5-21-2016 480_022_1.jpg original image (6000x4000) by AutumnSun
Making people aware of the destruction that is caused by Monsanto and GMO's
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 8:30PM
image Strawberry and Justice Festival May 19 2016 480_145_1.jpg original image (6000x4000) by AutumnSun
Held on Thur. May 19th. 2016 at UCSC Hay Barn Santa Cruz CA. 4p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 7:53PM
image Big Oil has spent $25 million lobbying in 2015-16 legislative session 480_wspa_president_meme_1_1_1_1.jpg original image (518x519) by Dan Bacher
Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), chaired the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create so-called "marine protected areas" in Southern California at the same time the oil industry was conducting offshore fracking operations. Meanwhile, James Boyd, Reheis-Boyd's husband, was serving as Vice-Chair of the California Energy Commission.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 11:24AM
text Just Released Graphic Photos Expose Carnage of Deadly California Driftnet Fishery by Joanna Nasar
Government Forced to Release Images Showing Dead Dolphins, Whales, Sharks and Sea Turtles
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:15AM
image New Report Highlights 10 Wild Places Saved by Endangered Species Protections 480_pacific_kelp_forest_1.jpg original image (1191x500) by via Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 — In celebration of the country’s 11th annual Endangered Species Day, the Center for Biological Diversity today released a new report (see PDF) highlighting 10 of the most unique and beautiful wild places saved by the presence of endangered species. Photo: Pacific kelp forest, courtesy NOAA.
Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 5:15PM
image Anti-Fracking Initiative Qualifies for the November 2016 Ballot 480_anti_fracking_initiative_protect_monterey_county_1.jpg original image (1632x1224) by via Protect Monterey County
The Protect Monterey County coalition was notified today by the Monterey County Registrar of Voters, Claudio Valenzuela, that the anti-fracking initiative has received enough qualifying signatures to appear on the ballot for the November 2016 presidential election. Results from the petition count will be reported to the Board of Supervisors during their scheduled meeting on June 1. Initiative Proponents are Dr. Don King, Dr. Laura Solorio, Madeleine Clark, Mibs McCarthy, and Dr. Bill Melendez.
Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 4:28PM
calendar March Against Monsanto Santa Cruz 480_march_against_monsanto_santa_cruz_may_2016_1.jpg original image (2048x2048) by March Against Monsanto SC
San Lorenzo Park 137 Dakota Ave, Santa Cruz
Event Date: Sat May 21, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 2:26PM
document New Reports: Latino children bear greatest burden of pesticide risk in California kids_on_the_frontline.pdf_140_.jpg original image (x) by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Salinas, CA, May 10, 2016 – New reports spotlight pesticides used in the food system and the harmful effects they are having on the nation’s children, including in the Monterey Bay region. In particular, the reports find that Latino children living or attending school near California agricultural fields face some of the greatest risks of exposure from pesticides linked to cancers and the developing brain. The reports are "Right without a Remedy: How the EPA Failed to Protect the Civil Ri...
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 2:14PM
image Governor Brown Appoints Two New Fish and Game Commissioners 480_big_oil_brown_1.jpg original image (915x610) by Dan Bacher
You can probably expect little change in direction with the two new Commission members, since both are apparently political insiders with the Brown administration who have represented organizations supporting Jerry Brown’s California Water Fix to build the Delta Tunnels, Brown’s “legacy” project. Photo: Governor Jerry Brown speaks at ACWA conference in Sacramento this year. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 2:00PM
image What of the Future and America's Resources For America! Shut Down Utah Coal Exports! 480_no_coal_exports_through_oakland_1.jpg original image (1200x1070) by Tomas DiFiore
Leave It In The Ground! “If you don’t stop what would be the largest coal terminal on the West Coast of the U.S. the health and safety impacts would be severe, not just for Oakland but also for our communities and for the world,” the mayors said in the letter to Oakland city officials. View a 4 page PDF chronicle of news clips since December 2015 (headers, brief, links) including February 19, 2016 OAKLAND news- “Citing health and environmental threats posed by increased coal shipments...
Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 12:03PM
text California Announces Plan to Allow Oil Industry to Pollute More Underground Water by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 12, 2016 — California oil regulators today proposed exempting another underground water source from protection under state and federal laws. If approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the proposed “aquifer exemption” would allow the oil industry to inject waste fluid into the Round Mountain aquifer in Kern County.
Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 5:31PM
image More than 250 Scientist Call on Legislators & Fisheries Managers to Protect California’s Marine Wildlife 480_logos-tirn-mission-blue_1.jpg original image (800x400) by Joanna Nasar
Over 250 scientists released a joint scientific letter opposing the deadly California driftnet fishery for swordfish, which has some of the highest bycatch rates in the world.
Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 1:46PM
text Adopt a Redwood Tree as a Green Gift for Graduates by Joanna Nasar
Honor a High School or College Graduate by Planting a Tree in their Name
Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 9:36AM
image Coalition Urges Leaders to Support Senate Bill 1114 to Phase Out Driftnets 480_screen_shot_2016-05-09_at_10.20.48_am.jpg original image (620x632) by Joanna Nasar
More than 30 Organizations Representing Over 1 Million Members Call for Greater Protections for Marine Wildlife from California Driftnets
Posted: Mon May 9, 2016 9:56AM
image Occupy the Farm 480_0423112_pict0024_011_1.jpg original image (3008x2000) by Kelly Johnson
These are images from Occupy the Farm in Albany, CA
Posted: Sat May 7, 2016 6:17PM
image 'Women's Empowerment Summit' Honors Big Oil Lobbyist/Former MLPA Chair 480_womens-empowerment-summit-2016_1_1_1.jpg original image (612x792) by Dan Bacher
Stop Fooling California, in their “The Crude Truth" newsletter, commented: "Catherine Reheis-Boyd, president of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), is receiving TWO awards this weekend! She’ll receive the first annual Distinguished Woman and Petroleum Advocate of the Year award (because she leads the most powerful corporate lobbying group in Sacramento) AND our prestigious Scummy (because she’s an oil industry shill)."
Posted: Sat May 7, 2016 4:23PM