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imageStop Murders At Foster Farms Factory! Workers/Community Demand "Lives Over Profit"
by Labor Video Project
A rally was held at the Foster Farms chicken factory plant in Livingston plant in Livingston to protest the murders of 9 workers and the contamination of hundreds of workers, their families and members of the community. Speakers demanded the criminal prosecution of Foster Farms CEO and executives....
Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:29PM
textMore Punches at the Poor on Today's Council Agenda by Robert Norse
A recent letter I sent to Mayor Justin Cummings remains largely unanswered. I include some selections as well as a few additional comments bearing on today's agenda at the "public" meeting--largely a rubberstamp of the City Manager's latest decrees and the unelected city staff's priorities....
Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:42AM
imageThe library/parking garage project is a litmus test for the future of Santa Cruz
by Erica Aitken
The Santa Cruz City Council, paired with City Manager Martin Bernal, are passing construction projects that nobody needs and under false pretenses. How we vote in November will determine the future of our town...
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:42PM
imageGlobal March for Universal Basic Income 2020
by Leon Kunstenaar
Car Caravan and Demonstration in Oakland...
Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:32PM
audioAlicia Kuhl - Interview with Santa Cruz City Council Candidate (audio/mpeg 68.1MB) by John Malkin
Audio interview with Alicia Kuhl, candidate for city council in Santa Cruz, California....
Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:22PM
imageKaruk Tribe Declares State of Emergency due to Deadly Slater Fire
by Dan Bacher
The Karuk Tribe today declared a state of emergency in the wake of the deadly Slater Fire that has burned many homes of Karuk Tribe members in the Klamath River community of Happy Camp....
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:34PM
image“These Are Climate Fires”: Oregon Firefighter Ecologist Says Devastating Blazes Are a Wake-Up Call
by Democracy Now!
President Trump has said little about the wildfires raging in California, Oregon and Washington for three weeks, other than to suggest poor forest management was primarily to blame. But the states’ governors are pushing back and directly linking the fires to the climate crisis. “These are climate fires,” says Timothy Ingalsbee, an Oregon-based wildland fire ecologist and former wildland firefighter who now directs Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology. “Though some scientists he...
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:04PM
imageLabor Day Unite Here 2 & SEIU 87 Protest Lyft Union Busting & For Healthcare
by Labor Video Project
On Labor Day 2020 September 7, 2020, SEIU Local 87 and Unite Here Local 2 protested union busting by the hotels, Lyft and Giants....
Posted: Mon Sep 7, 2020 11:44PM
imageCovid, Death & Capitalist Crimes In California's Central Valley
by Labor Video Project
The growing pandemic in California's Central Valley including the eight deaths at Foster Farms is the focus of this program. Despite the fact that Governor Newsom and companies like Foster Farms were aware of the threat of the virus they refused protect the workers and their families. Cal-OSHA has less than 200 health and safety inspectors for California's 18 million workers....
Posted: Fri Sep 4, 2020 10:25PM
imageTenant Rights Groups Bracing for Flood of Questions Around New State Law
by Posted by Lynda Carson
Eviction Protections During The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic...
Posted: Fri Sep 4, 2020 3:08PM
documentCDC is ordering a ban on some residential evictions till December, 31, 2020
by Lynda Carson
CDC Eviction Ban Order That Goes Into Effect on 9/4/2020:...
Posted: Wed Sep 2, 2020 6:00AM
audioThe 8-30 Edition of Bathrobespierre's Broadsides Free Radio Santa Cruz show (audio/mpeg 24.7MB) by Robert Norse
The regular Free Radio Santa Cruz twice-weekly Bathrobespierre's Broadsides show usually airs on the net at Thursdays 6-8 PM and Sundays 9:30 AM to 3 PM. However, FRSC-on-the-net is recovering of fire evacuation right now. Meanwhile the show is archived at . This is another on-the-road collection of interviews, downloaded songs, and my commentary from the last few days in downtown Santa Cruz....
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:57PM
imageRegarding Postmaster General DeJoy Temporarily Suspending Some Recent Policy Decisions
by In SF Bay Area Protesters Say It's Not Enough, Hit the Streets
Despite limited concessions by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy after a public outcry against mail delaying tactics, community members and postal workers rallied to demand that Congress save the US Postal Service in protests across the US. Of course the San Francisco Bay Area was no exception. On August 19, APWU National President Mark Dimondstein issued a statement saying why concessions made to assuage concerned Americans are not enough....
Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:38PM
textSF DMV Homeless Encampment Disappeared by Michael Steinberg
A homeless encampment adjacent to the SF Department of Motor Vehicles that had been going on for 6 months vanished at the end of August....
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:10PM
imageCar Caravan in Fresno Promotes Equity
by Peter Maiden
In Fresno on Monday, August 24 Cars were decorated with signs promoting equity through taxing millionaires and billionaires. They then drove in a caravan through the city....
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:56PM
imageClean Air and Fire Safety Concerns at Calpella Wood Pellet Plant
by Bradley Allen
Tribal members and local residents are demanding transparency from the Air Quality Management District and an investigation by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors and Public Health Department regarding the health and environmental hazards attributable to pollution from the Calpella Wood Pellet Plant....
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:29PM
imageCHP and Golden Gate Bridge Police Violate Mask Use Ordinance at Protest
by Concerned Citizen
On August 21, employees of the California Highway Patrol and Golden Gate Bridge were observed to be in violation of the San Francisco ordinance for mask use. They were confronting younger and healthier protesters who took precautions and were all masked up. A registered nurse who was present addressed the issue in a letter to the CHP and GGBP....
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:23AM
textAbbi Samuels Letter to City Attorney Condotti Re: Police Harassment of Cooper D'Angelo by Abbi Samuels (posted by Norse)
Activist and ACLU Board member Abbi Samuels posted the following letter asking telling questions about the harassment of Cooper D'Angelo and her partner Russell on the sidewalk outside the Main Post Office last week....
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:48AM
imageRedwood Gardens senior housing in Berkeley is being sold to Foundation Housing
by Lynda Carson
Redwood Gardens Senior Housing In Berkeley. Photo by Lydia Gans....
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:17PM
videoLaDoris Cordell Speaks at Save USPS Rally (video/quicktime 190.2MB) by Solidarity with Postal Workers
On August 22, the Raging Grannies co-hosted a rally in Palo Alto at which LaDoris Cordell spoke calling for the protection of the United States Postal Service. Retired Judge Cordell is a former San Jose Independent Police Auditor. Movie one minute 34 seconds....
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:29AM