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text Health Watchdog Sues Dow for Pesticide Air Pollution by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Oakland, CA, September 20, 2016 - The national health watchdog Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has filed a lawsuit against Dow Chemical to address cancer risks posed by its fumigant pesticide Telone. Telone (a trade name for the chemical 1,3-Dichloropropene or 1,3-D) is a known carcinogen that pollutes dozens of rural areas throughout California; it is the third most heavily used pesticide in the state, and has been found to linger in the air for days after application....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:07PM
image Not One More Dollar for Privatizer Beller And His Caliber High School Operation In WCCSD beller_hidge_fund_predators.jpeg by Defend Public Education Now!
Peloton Hedge Fund Bankrupt Operator Ron Beller and his wife Jennifer Moses were rejected for taking over the 8 acre Adams Middle School in Richmond for $60,000 for a privately run Caliber charter school. Now he is trying to get the school district to vote to support a Caliber Charter Highschool. This would likely lead to the shutdown of Richmond High and other WCCSD high schools....
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:39PM
image Outsourcing & Privatization Of UCB With AFSCME 3299 UCB Gardener Hank Chapot 480_afscme3299_privatization_1.jpg by WorkWeek Radio
UCB AFSCME 3299 gardener Hank Chapot talks about the outsourcing and privatization of the university threatening the health and safety, the students, staff and public...
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:25PM
image UC Berkeley Reinstates Course on Palestine 480_palestine_settler_colonial_analysis_course_uc_berkeley.jpg by via Palestine Legal
September 19, 2016 - University of California Berkeley (Cal) reinstated a student-led course on Palestine this morning following an outcry over its arbitrary suspension last week. The suspension, taken in apparent response to pressure from Israel advocacy groups, was widely condemned -- by students, professors, and observers -- as a violation of academic freedom, shocking, and unjustifiable....
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:17PM
document UC Berkeley Suspends 'Palestine' Course letter_to_uc_berkeley_9-16-16_re_suspension_of_ethnic_studies_198_final.pdf_140_.jpg by via Palestine Legal
September 16 - Palestine Legal wrote the University of California Berkeley today (see PDF) to challenge the school’s suspension of a student-led course, Ethnic Studies 198: Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis, after dozens of Israel advocacy groups and Israeli government officials complained. The course’s student-facilitator, Paul Hadweh, a senior Peace and Conflicts Studies major, learned from media reports that his class was cancelled a week after the course started....
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:53PM
image UC Berkeley Censors Course on Palestine and Settler Colonialism 480_palestine_settler_colonialism_course_censored_uc_berkeley.jpg by via Palestine Legal
September 14, 2016 - UC Berkeley’s move to suspend a student-led course titled “Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis” is a flagrant violation of academic freedom. The suspension raises serious concern that the university places the interests of outside political groups above its duty to provide equal educational opportunity to all students....
Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:50PM
image CFA Stands in Solidarity with the Standing Rock Protestors california_faculty_association.jpg by via California Faculty Association
The California Faculty Association stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the coalition of Native leaders and activists defending their cultural heritage, sacred grounds, right to protest, sovereign rights, and right to clean water....
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:39PM
image Pesticide Applications Near Elementary School Launch Community Into Action 480_amesti_elementary_school_pesticide_application_map_watsonville_1.jpg by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Applications near Amesti Elementary bolster demands for new protections for schoolchildren. Figure: Fumigant application near Amesti Elementary & Pacific Coast Charter School on Sat., Sept. 10....
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:11AM
image Stanford American Indian Organization Letter of Solidarity with the Standing Rock Lakota and Dakota Peoples 480_standing_rock_letter_stanford_american_indian_organization_1.jpg by via Stanford American Indian Organization
The Stanford American Indian Organization stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Lakota and Dakota peoples in protest against the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline. This pipeline is in direct violation of Articles I & II of the Treaty of Fort Laramie and serves to threaten the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual ways of life of the original peoples of this land....
Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:41AM
image Labor Splits Over WCCSD Sale Of Adams School to Beller/Caliber Charter-Board Votes No 480_ubc_152_support_ron_beller_s_non-union_charter_school__caliber9-7-16_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Unions split on whether to support the sale of the Richmond Adams Middle School to Ron Beller and his charter chain Caliber which is non-union. The Carpenters Local 152 received a letter that Beller would hire union carpenters and helped organize to support the sale changing their position of No Sale. Other unions and the community opposed the sale and the WCCSB voted to stop the sale ending the deal for the Adams Middle School...
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 5:07PM
image UAW 2865 Endorsement of Sept 9th Strike Call and Prison Organizing 480_iwoc_banner_1.jpg by via UAW Local 2865
Passed September 3, 2016...
Posted: Wed Sep 7, 2016 12:18AM
image SFSU Concludes Protest Targeted Israeli Policies, Not Jewish Students 480_general_union_of_palestine_students_san_francisco_state_university_1.jpg by via Palestine Legal
On September 1, San Francisco State University (SFSU) released a report examining a protest of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat who visited the campus in April. After interviewing 20 witnesses and reviewing extensive documentation, the impartial investigator concluded that the protest was disruptive, but that it posed no safety risks and focused on the Mayor for the policies he promotes (see PDF)....
Posted: Sun Sep 4, 2016 10:44PM
image SF Mime Troupe "Schooled" Charters & The Privatization Of Education 480_mime_troupe_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
The San Francisco Mime Troupe's play "Schooled" in 2016 is about charters and the privatization of education....
Posted: Sun Sep 4, 2016 8:11PM
image UCSF to re-hire dozens of fired Immigrant Workers After Public Outcry 480_ucsf_afscme3299_1.jpg by via AFSCME 3299
Oakland, August 30, 2016: Late yesterday, UCSF Medical Center and AFSCME Local 3299 reached an agreement for UCSF to hire 24 former Contract custodians at UCSF Medical Center. The workers, primarily Chinese immigrants who had been employed by former UCSF Contractor IMPEC Group for as long as four years, had been fired in 2015 after UCSF demanded that IMPEC cut their wages by almost 50% and the workers spoke up for better working conditions....
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:20PM
image CTC Whistleblower Kathy Carroll Jury Awards $3.1 M AG Harris & Brown In Cover-Up 480_carroll_kathy_justice_for_her_and_diana_mansker_1.jpg by repost
CTC State Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll Wins Nearly $3.1 Million In Lawsuit against CTC, supervisors and state for retaliation over whistleblowing. AG Kamala Harris And Governor Brown Spent Millions Fighting Whistleblower’s Lawsuit And Defense of CTC Misdeeds. The trial exposed a illegal effort by numerous CTC top officials and Ting Sun the chair to fire Kathy Carroll because of her going to the State Senator Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg for an audit of the agency. AGKamala Harris and Governor ...
Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:58PM
image Charter Privatization Debate At WCCUSD Board Meeting& Beller's Caliber Charter School 480_wccusd_no_adams_sale8-2-16_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Parents, teachers and students spoke out against vulture capitalist Ron Beller's Caliber charter school buying the Adams Middle School in Richmond with over 8 acres for $60,000. Beller and his wife Jennifer Moses were hedge fund speculators and their fund Peloton went bust in 2008 which touched off the collapse of the world economy. They now want to take over land owned by the WCCUSD and build a non-union charter school....
Posted: Wed Aug 3, 2016 3:39PM
image Young Freedom Now Activists Build Altar for Stolen Lives and March in Oakland 480_freedomnow-children-oakland_20160721_001_1.jpg by Dave Id
Following the recent wave of demonstrations nationwide after the police murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, a call went out for Freedom Now protests on July 21 targeting the support infrastructure for police oppression, especially police "unions" for their constant and unequivocal defense of cops accused of brutality. In Oakland, a Black Lives Matter event for children was held at Oscar Grant plaza, followed by a march and rally....
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:37PM
image Environmental racism in the “leftmost city” 480_nopal_1.jpg by Santa Cruz Ecological Justice
Santa Cruz is a majority white town, characterized by an extreme shortage of affordable housing and rentals. In recent years there has been increasing encroachment by wealthy out-of-towners seeking second homes near the beach. Within the city’s neighborhoods, one stands out demographically. Beach Flats, bordering the Boardwalk’s enormous parking lots, is populated mainly by immigrants from Mexico and Central America....
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:21AM
text Farming Community Rallies in Sacramento to Demand Protections from Agricultural Pesticides by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Residents from California’s most extensively farmed regions converged on Sacramento today to deliver more than 27,000 petition signatures and a letter representing hundreds of thousands of Californians, all demanding protections for their children from exposure to agricultural pesticides at school....
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:36PM
image Watsonville March from Watsonville City Plaza to Ramsay Park 7-2-2016 480_177_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Marching in solidarity with the teachers Oaxaca Mexico! Sponsored by The Watsonville Brown Berets...
Posted: Sun Jul 3, 2016 1:33AM