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imageLawsuit Forces Federal Protection for Endangered Orcas' West Coast Habitat
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by Center for Biological Diversity
SEATTLE, April 12, 2019 — The Center for Biological Diversity has won a victory in the legal battle to force the Trump administration to protect the West Coast habitat of the last remaining Southern Resident killer whales....
Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:17PM
imageDemonstration in Palo Alto Raises Public Awareness About Mueller Report
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by Text: RR Photos: Teri Vershel
On April 4, a coalition of organizations activated a nationwide protest in response to Attorney General William Barr’s failure to meet a deadline set by House Democrats to release special counsel Robert Mueller’s full Russia report to Congress. Amongst many participating locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Palo Alto was one. Photos by Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:40PM
imagePalo Alto: Nobody Is Above the Law Demo
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by Text: RR Photos: Jack Owicki, ProBono Photo
Protesters paraded in Palo Alto with placards ranging from the erudite to the irreverent on April 4 to say Trump is not above the law. They demanded the Mueller report be released in full with no redactions. Photos by Jack Owicki ProBono Photo, except where noted. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Apr 7, 2019 6:11AM
imageLawsuit Aims to Protect West Coast Salmon for Starving Orcas
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Southern Resident Population Drops to 75 as Trump Administration Ignores Fisheries' Impact...
Posted: Wed Apr 3, 2019 7:43PM
imageLawsuit Seeks Records on Trump's California Oil, Gas Leasing Plans
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by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2019 — The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Bureau of Land Management today over its refusal to provide public records of its plans to clear the way for new oil drilling and fracking along California’s Central Coast and in the Bay Area. The BLM has yet to publicly release the final resource-management plans, but the federal lands and mineral estate earmarked for leasing are in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Joa...
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:16PM
calendarTree Defenders! Appeal City Approval of Permit to Remove 7 Heritage Redwoods in Menlo Park by Environment & Forest Defense
Menlo Park City Council Chambers 701 Laurel St. Menlo Park CA 94025...
Event Date: Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:00PM
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:04PM
imageTo Safeguard Redwood Trees, Protesters Demonstrate in Their Shade
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by Environment & Forest Defense
To publicize an important Environmental Quality Commission meeting in Menlo Park, community members took to the street, the historic El Camino Real. They held signs and passed out fliers, saying a large presence at the upcoming meeting is critical to save the trees....
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:35AM
imageRedwood Defenders on the Move in Menlo Park
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by Save Our Seven Trees/Photos: Jack Owicki
Tree defenders gathered near the corner of El Camino and Ravenswood in Menlo Park on March 23 to protest the impending removal of seven heritage redwood trees in front of an office building--on city property. They passed out flyers to let passing residents know what they can do to help save the trees. Photos by Jack Owicki, Pro-Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:58AM
imagePumpin' Up the Protest in front of Wells Fargo Branch in San Mateo
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by Text: R.R. Photos: Chris Cassell
Ultimate destination: Wells Fargo headquarters in San Francisco! But on day one of a 3-day action, demonstrators first targeted the bank's branch in San Mateo. The location on W. Hillsdale Blvd. was the third of 12 stagecoach stops on the 34 mile trek. Photos by Chris Cassell, Probono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:21PM
imageMarch for Fossil Fuel Freedom Starts Near Stanford
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by Text: R.R. Photos: Chris Cassell
In the fight for a transition to cleaner, safer lives, activists marched to demand that Wells Fargo stop funding the fossil fuel infrastructure. 350 Silicon Valley spearheaded the march from Palo Alto to San Francisco starting on March 16. Native American leaders guided the procession with energy along the historic El Camino Real. Photos by Chris Cassell, Pro-Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:01AM
imagePhotos: Rally to Demand Recall of San Mateo District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe
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by Friend of Chinedu Okobi
See the website for the group Justice4Chinedu or find us on Facebook. More actions are planned!...
Posted: Mon Mar 4, 2019 9:46PM
imageProtesters Demonstrate Against San Mateo Co. DA Decision to Not Prosecute for Taser Death
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by Seeking Justice for Chinedu
Protesters gathered March 1 in a rapid-response rally reacting to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe’s announcement that no sheriff’s deputies will be charged in the murder by taser of Chinedu Okobi....
Posted: Sun Mar 3, 2019 12:24AM
imageDA Announces: San Mateo County Deputies Will Not Be Charged in Taser Murder
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by Seeking Justice for Chinedu Okobi
District Attorney of San Mateo County Steve Wagstaffe announced on March 1 that he found four deputy sheriffs and a sheriff’s sergeant did not violate any California penal code law when they killed Chinedu Okobi with tasers on October 13, 2018. This is despite the fact that the coroner classified the death as a homicide. Top photo: Rapid-response rally, following the DA's announcement, on the site where Chinedu Okobi was murdered....
Posted: Sat Mar 2, 2019 8:58PM
calendarRally to Protest DA Wagstaffe Report of Okobi Taser Killing by 5 SMCSO Deputies by Justice4Chinedu/Regina Islas
1400 El Camino Real in Millbrae, (same place as vigil for Chinedu V Okobi on 13 Feb 2019)...
Event Date: Fri Mar 1, 2019 6:00PM
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:52PM
videoEbele Okobi Speaks at Rally for Truth and Transparency After Her Brother Tased to Death (video/mp4 87.2MB) by Remember Chinedu
For non-profit use only, please credit the videographer. Charles Moehle, Probonophoto. Filmed at rally in front of the Hall of Justice for San Mateo County in Redwood City, CA on February 11, 2019....
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:57PM
videoUncle Bobby at Rally for Truth & Transparency After 3 Taser Murders in San Mateo Co. (video/mp4 235.0MB) by Remember Chinedu
Video by Charles Moehle Probonophoto. Non-commercial use only, please credit the videographer....
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:58AM
imageVigil for Taser Victim Chinedu Okobi
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by No More Tasers
February 13th, 2019. It has been about 4 months since Chinedu, known as CV to his friends, was murdered by San Mateo County sheriffs. Today would have been his 37th birthday....
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:39PM
imageAxon Defends Taser Safety at San Mateo Co. Supervisors Meeting About 3 Deaths
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by Activists Against Axon
On February 11, taser manufacturer Axon headlined a Taser Study Session convened by the Board of Supervisors, San Mateo County. The prominence and time given their presentation was not appreciated by the activist community that showed up to rally in front of the Hall of Justice before lining up to enter the chambers. The audience for this hearing consisted almost wholly of people angered by 3 taser murders in San Mateo County in 2018. Top photo is from Axon's slide presentation showing wh...
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:57AM
imageRally for Truth and Transparency After Taser Deaths in San Mateo
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by Demand Justice for Chinedu Okobi
Following the murder of three victims by law enforcement officers using tasers, San Mateo County officials convened a taser study forum to discuss the use of the electroshock devices. A rally at 5:00pm ahead of the forum gave community and family members a chance to cry out, "no more." Photos by Charles Moehle, Probonophoto. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:26AM
textStop the Taser Deaths! by Tracy Rosenberg and JP Massar
Following community pressure after the October 3 death of Chinedu Okobi a 36 year old Black man who was tasered by San Mateo County Sheriffs after being stopped for “walking erratically”, San Mateo’s Board of Supervisors is convening a community forum on tasers....
Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:47AM