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ACLU Report Shows Police Reform Needed in Fresno
Anti-bias and de-escalation training could help reduce officer involved shootings...
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:38PM
New Reports Expose Racial and Economic Injustice, Ineffectiveness of Pollution Trading
Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, said, “Pollution trading schemes like cap-and-trade unjustly burden lower-income communities of color. This is a fact. So many of us are rightfully desperate for solutions to our climate crisis, but market-based policies won’t save us. The only real way to significantly reduce carbon pollution is to stop producing it. We must move off fossil fuels now.” Photo: Governor Jerry Brown speaks at the COP 23 in Bonn, Germany on November 1...
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:54PM
Jerry Brown tells indigenous protesters in Bonn, 'Let's put you in the ground'
“I wanted to leave a message here, for humanity and all of planet, that the peoples need to join to defend Mother Nature, the soil, water and air because they are being threatened,” said Ninawa Nuneshuni Kui, President of the Huni Kui People of Acre, Brazil. “And humanity needs Nature to survive. So I want to say that Nature and the air are not a means of commerce for anyone and it’s every human’s right to live in peace. Jerry Brown’s ‘American Pledge’ will lead to the displacement of my peop...
Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:50PM
The environmental injustice and dirty oil behind California's 'green’ facade
Governor Jerry Brown may be pulling “people together” and getting people to “wake up,” but not in the way that he intended, as increasing numbers of Californians mobilize against the Governor’s steadfast support of fracking and drilling dirty oil, a Big Oil-written cap-and-trade program and permits to pollute groundwater with oil wastewater in Kern County, as well as his environmentally unjust Delta Tunnels project....
Posted: Thu Nov 9, 2017 4:41PM
Trans people and allies unite against homeless ban!
Fresno City Hall located at 2600 Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93721....
Event Date: Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:30PM
Posted: Thu Nov 9, 2017 10:52AM
How Many Homeless Shelter Beds are there in Fresno ... and why it matters
The City of Fresno recently passed a Homeless No Camping ordinance. You can read about one action in resistance to that law here. This article explores the issue of shelter beds in Fresno. Photo below: This was a City of Fresno worker destroying a structure in a homeless encampment in 2011. Homeless advocates believe that instead of destroying homeless people’s modest homes, the City of Fresno should be helping them....
Posted: Thu Nov 9, 2017 10:08AM
San Joaquin Valley parents, teachers, health advocates press state to suspend chlorpyrifos
Health advocates from the San Joaquin Valley called on the Central Regional Office (CRO) of the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) to urge the State to suspend agricultural use of brain-harming chlorpyrifos. The November 1st rally was led by members of Tulare County Coalition Advocating for Pesticide Safety (CAPS) and the Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN) outside DPR’s Central Regional Office in Clovis....
Posted: Thu Nov 2, 2017 4:36PM
Eviction rates in the Bay Area and Northern California for 2017
For those needing help in the Oakland area to fight against an eviction, contact the Eviction Defense Center at 452-4541, East Bay Community Law Center 548-4040, or Bay Area Legal Aid 663-4744....
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 7:12PM
House Democrats request GAO probe of federal scheme to fund Delta Tunnels
In the October 24 letter, the lawmakers are asking the GAO to issue a legal opinion about Reclamation’s funding scheme. The legislators cited the key lrole in the financial scandal of David Bernhardt, who, in a classic example of the revolving door, served as a top Interior official under the G.W. Bush administration, then became a Westlands lobbyist, and now is back as Interior’s Deputy Secretary. Photo of Congressman Jared Huffman and Zeke Grader, the longtime executive director of the ...
Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:16AM
Santa Clara Valley Water District conditionally approves California WaterFix
The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board approved the resolution in spite of evidence provided by experts exposing the project’s flaws. Deirdre Des Jardins of California Water Research, who conducted an independent review of the science and engineering behind this project, told the board there have been “gross misrepresentations” about this project that should have give the District pause in supporting it. Photo: Groundwater recharge pond behind the Santa Clara Valley Water District of...
Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:46AM
House Keys, Not Handcuffs
The Standing in Solidarity with the Homeless event took place in Fresno on September 29, opposing the No Camping ordinance that went into effect that day. Photo below: There was a large contingent of police monitoring the event, which resulted in one arrest. Dallas Blanchard was arrested for laying on the grass at City Hall, protesting the Homeless No Camping ordinance. Photo by Richard Iyall, Cowlitz....
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:17PM
Metropolitan Water District Approves Delta Tunnels Funding
Delta Tunnels opponents said they were disappointed with the vote, although not surprised. They vowed to keep fighting the project, one that they say will create no new water while raising water rates and causing great harm to imperiled Sacramento River Chinook salmon, Delta smelt and other fish species. Photo: Jim Cox of the California Striped Bass Association, West Delta Chapter; Barbara Daly of North Delta Cares; Juliette Beck of the Sierra Club Yolano Group; and Adam Scow, California...
Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:26AM
2017 World Food Day ~ Historic Junction ~ Roseville California
In the heart of the “Farm to Fork Capitol” at Station 102, Historic Junction, in today's Roseville, California we share the importance of investing in food security and agricultural rural development as among the areas to be explored to mark 2017 World Food Day. During 2017 World Food Day we look forward to sharing recommendations from the Federal Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity as we prepare to implement our 2018 Veteran Agripreneur Program while helping posit...
Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:08PM
March Against Police Murder: San Francisco to Sacramento
A revolutionary demonstration to demand an end to police murder....
Posted: Fri Oct 6, 2017 4:35PM
Groups sue CDFW over permit to kill endangered salmon in Delta Tunnels
This suit is the first to challenge CDFW’s “take” permit for the tunnel operations. Representatives of the groups said the agency “improperly authorized” the California Department Water Resources to “kill and harm” state-protected fish species, including Sacramento River winter-run and spring-run chinook salmon, longfin smelt and Delta smelt. Ironically, the mission of the CDFW “is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend,...
Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 9:40AM
Fresno Area Alt-Right racists exposed
Information gathered about four Alt-Right racists who have been counter protesting Fresno area progressive events the last several months....
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:33PM
Big Oil defeats California bill to ban new offshore oil drilling
The Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, held the bill in suspension during their hearing on Friday, September 1. Photo: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson authored Senate Bill 188. Photo courtesy of her office....
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:34PM
Westlands Water District Votes No on Delta Tunnels Project!
"Today is a very good day for California,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta, in a statement. “By rejecting California WaterFix, the Westlands Water District has dealt a blow to the project. There are many better solutions for creating a sustainable water supply in California.”...
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:15PM
CA Indian Water Commission, environmental groups challenge Delta Tunnels financing
"The California Indian Water Commission's involvement in this filing is about upholding traditional indigenous responsibilities to the lands and waters of California," said Don Hankins, CIWC President. "With this filing, we affirm our commitment to future generations through protection of the lands and waters of this state, and the associated organisms, which we also maintain obligations to."...
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:52AM
All Aboard, Whistle Stop Tour ~ Station 102 ~ California Admission Day
Join us for our "Whistle Stop Tour a Farm to Fork Celebration" of California Admission Day....
Posted: Fri Sep 8, 2017 12:46PM