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calendar May Day | Primero de Mayo | International Workers Day 480_flyer_-_may_day_-_sj_-_20160501_v2s.jpg original image (528x740) by Coalición Primero de Mayo
Gather for pre-march rally at: Target shopping center, Story and King Roads, San Jose 95122 Post-march rally at: San Jose City Hall, Santa Clara and 5th Streets, San Jose 95112
Event Date: Sun May 1, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:54AM
image Water rates will increase to pay for Delta Tunnels 480_groundwater_recharge_1.jpg original image (5184x3456) by Dan Bacher
The Delta Tunnels Plan is based on the absurd concept that diverting more water from the Sacramento River will restore the Delta, the largest estuary on the West Coast of the Americas. Yet I’m not aware of one example in U.S. or world history where diverting more water from a river or estuary has ever restored the ecosystem of that river or estuary. Photo: Groundwater recharge pond near the Santa Clara Valley Water District's Offices in San Jose. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:27PM
text San José is in a housing crisis and needs your help!!! by Lynda Carson
On April 19, San Jose City Council will VOTE on changes to the current San Jose Apartment Rent Ordinance (ARO). This vote comes after more than a year of renters and community groups calling for meaningful protections to renters (See the Silicon Valley Renters' Rights Coalition position HERE) that has resulted in a research study, preliminary recommendations and community input. You can help by sending emails to the Mayor & City Councilmembers in support of strong renter protections!!!
Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:33AM
image Seed Libraries, Growing Community 120_seedday.jpg original image (534x452) by Carol Brouillet
Defining Seed Libraries, current status, the need to protect and expand seed libraries. Upcoming legislation, events, efforts to promote seed libraries and protect them from the corporate monopolies who dominate the seed and food industries.
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:40PM
document Committee for Green Foothills: Introducing Our First-Ever Annual Report 2015-annual-report-cgf.pdf_140_.jpg original image (x) by via Committee for Green Foothills
You may be surprised to hear that we’ve never created an annual report (I was when I realized it). But like most things, it’s better late than never, right?
Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:06PM
text One Small Step Against the Surveillance State - Help Us Make the Case! by Oakland Privacy Working Group
Help stop the surveillance state. Help the Oakland Privacy Working Group and the ACLU make the case that surveillance methodologies and equipment must be overseen by the people, who have the right to make decisions on what is permissible - not the police. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION: https://action.aclu.org/secure/stop-unchecked-police-surveillance-santa-clara-county
Posted: Tue Mar 8, 2016 4:26PM
image Super Bowl 50: Super Militarization and Super Inequality 120_sb-01.jpg original image (600x400) by Sharat G. Lin
The most expensive single sports game on Earth kicked off under unprecedented militarization of the police and the highest levels of inequality since the Great Depression.
Posted: Sun Feb 7, 2016 6:52PM
calendar Disrupt Inequality: Intel Cafeteria Workers Demonstrate in Support of Forming A Union by Maria
Intel, 2200 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara , CA 95054
Event Date: Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Fri Feb 5, 2016 4:19PM
image No New Distribution Center in Coyote Valley! 120_coyote-valley-from-coyote-ridge-2-cait-hutnik.jpg original image (2592x1944) by Committee for Green Foothills
Please send an email or letter to the San Jose Mayor and City Councilmembers by February 1.
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:09PM
image Crude Oil Train Rail Spur Extension Project Final EIR Released 120_elkhorn_slough_paul_zaretsky.jpg original image (600x400) by via Sierra Club, Ventana Chapter
The final EIR for the Phillips 66 Company rail spur extension project proposal has been released (see Executive Summary, below). The Sierra Club and other environmental groups locally and statewide oppose the proposal, which could bring mile-long oil trains carrying 2.5 million gallons of Canadian tar sands crude nearly every day from San Francisco through Monterey County near Elkhorn Slough to San Luis Obispo County. Photo: The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, a 1700-acre ...
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:18PM
document Announcing the Report Back from the Rojava Revolution Tour rojava.pdf_140_.jpg original image (x) by FireWorks
Paul Z Simons discusses the Rojava Revolution, an ongoing social experiment in communal direct democracy in the autonomous Kurdish regions of Northern Syria.
Posted: Fri Dec 4, 2015 12:20PM
text California State University Faculty Votes to Authorize Strike by via California Faculty Association
Members of the California Faculty Association on the 23 campuses of the California State University voted “Yes by over 94% percent” to authorize a strike, CFA President Jennifer Eagan announced today at a news conference.
Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2015 1:46PM
image A2C2 Closes, Americans for Policy Reform (AFPR) Sets Up New Headquarters 120_americans-for-policy-reform.jpg original image (225x225) by Save Cannabis
New Headquarters For 2016 California Legalization Efforts Opens Upon Closure Of The All American Cannabis Club (A2C2)
Posted: Tue Nov 3, 2015 8:38AM
text California State University Faculty Conclude Strike Authorization Vote by via California Faculty Association
Yesterday, members of the California Faculty Association (CFA) at the 23 campuses of the California State University system concluded a statewide vote on whether or not to authorize union leadership to call a strike if contract negotiations with management fail to result in a fair deal.
Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:45PM
image Cal State U. faculty to mark start of a Strike Vote with Picketlines, Theater, Rallies 120_california_faculty_association.jpg original image (300x300) by via California Faculty Association
A Strike Authorization Vote by the faculty who teach in the 23-campus California State University system begins online and in person at 9 am on Monday, October 19. The vote continues through 5 pm October 28.
Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:03PM
text Registrar of voters allegedly certified petition blocking Richmond’s renter protections by Lynda Carson
Now the CAA and it’s 13,000 members are targeting numerous council members and are meddling in the affairs of 4 other Northern California cities, in an effort to block renter protections from taking effect. Those cities include San Jose, Santa Rosa, Mountain View, and San Mateo. Additionally, renters in Healdsburg have also been pushing for renter protections in their city!
Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:51PM
image Protesters Enact Symbolic "Die In" to Unwelcome Narendra Modi to Silicon Valley 120_mf-1l.jpg original image (1200x800) by Alliance for Justice And Accountability
Over 2000 vibrant protesters from many different Indian American communities joined together outside the SAP Center in San Jose to counter Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of "Digital India" and Hindutva. They raised many issues with Modi's leadership, ranging from forced conversions to Hinduism, Internet surveillance, arrest of political bloggers, harassment of human rights activists, blind eye to rapes, dispossession of small farmers, rewriting of Indian history, and the 2002 Gujarat ...
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:41PM
image Indian Prime Minister Modi to Face Mounting Protests in Silicon Valley Visit 120_modi-1.jpg original image (600x195) by Sharat G. Lin and Kaleem Kawaja
Opposition to Narendra Modi's visit to San Jose mounts as Indian-American groups and human rights organizations announce more protests and joint action. Modi's failure to address burning social issues, blind eye to attacks on minorities and women, and shielding of corruption is called into question. Scores of buses from across California are set to converge on SAP Center in San Jose.
Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:00PM
text Santa Clara Doctors Oppose Plan to Contract Out Care for Mentally Ill Inmates by via Union of American Physicians and Dentists
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The alleged murder of Michael Tyree by guards in the Santa Clara County Main Jail made clear how vulnerable mentally ill inmates are, and that communities must do more to ensure their proper care. However, Santa Clara County executives are poised to take a huge step in the opposite direction by replacing the County psychiatrists who care for inmates at the Main Jail, Elmwood Correctional Facility and Elmwood Correctional Center for W...
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:55PM
image Hyatt Outsources Jobs: The People Protest 120_svr1lasa1.jpg original image (3111x2128) by R. Robertson
Hyatt's aggressive use of subcontractors allows it to pay poverty wages to workers. Yesterday in front of the Tech Mart and the Santa Clara Hyatt, pro-labor groups protested the giant hotel chain's lack of corporate responsibility. More on this story and more photos at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/09/23/18777988.php
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:48PM