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image Dialysis Workers Strike Back in Humboldt County 480_industrial-workers-world-iww-flag_1.jpg by Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
The dialysis workers of Humboldt County are going IWW. The election for union representation is set to take place on June 7th and 8th....
Posted: Tue Jun 5, 2018 8:20PM
image Bills to stop new oil drilling off California coast go into suspense file 480_regina__1.jpg by Dan Bacher
In the first quarter of 2018 alone, the Western States Petroleum Association spent $2,025,000 to promote the Big Oil agenda, including stopping AB 1775 and SB 834, according to documents filed with the California Secretary of State on April 30. Photo: Regina Chichizola, of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA) and Save California's Salmon, holds her son, Malcolm, as she speaks out against new offshore oil drilling at a press conference in Sacramento in February w...
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:32PM
image Smith River Easter Lily Bulbs - A Case For Economic Withdrawal 480_smith_river_toxic_fields_1.jpg by Tomas DiFiore
An American Profile of Toxic Landscapes: Smith River Estuary lily bulb farmers apply an annual average of 300,000 pounds of highly toxic pesticides on about 1,000 acres of lily fields that drain directly into the Smith River estuary every year. California Department of Pesticide Regulation data on annual pesticide use reveals 1)Restricted material use permits issued to Del Norte County growers (2009-2013) show widespread pesticide use. Read about (CDPR) California Pesticide Agency’s “Phony A...
Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:33PM
image Endangered Species Protection Sought for California, Oregon Salamander Threatened by Logging 480_siskiyoumountainssalmander_williamflaxington_fpnot_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
ASHLAND, Ore., March 12, 2018 — Conservation groups filed a federal petition for Endangered Species Act protection today for the Siskiyou Mountains salamander, a rare terrestrial salamander that lives in old-growth forests in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southern Oregon and Northern California....
Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:11PM
image ACLU of Northern California Statement on Increased ICE Activity ice_arrest.jpg by ACLU of Northern California
February 27, 2018 - Increased ICE activity has been reported throughout the Bay Area, the Central Coast, and in the Central Valley. Local rapid response hotlines have confirmed that ICE has arrested at least 37 people over the past few days in cities including Monterey, Oakland, Fresno, Napa, San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Clara, and Salinas....
Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:20PM
text Indigenous and Environmental Activists Call for Removal of McKinley Statue in Arcata by Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters
At the Arcata City Council meeting on Wed., Feb. 21, the Pacific Alliance for Indigenous and Environmental Action (PAIEA) affiliates will add their voices to those calling for the removal of the statue of President McKinley from the Arcata Plaza, as well as the plaque mentioning “Indian troubles”. After a walk and rally, they will converge on the Arcata City Council meeting Wednesday (Feb. 21) night....
Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:58AM
image Tribal members and fishermen slam Trump's increased water exports plan 480_group_shot_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“A couple of nuts are not worth destroying our rivers,” Dania Colegrove, Hoopa Valley Tribal Member, emphasized, referring to the almonds, pistachios and other nuts grown by corporate agribusiness on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley with Trinity River water. “We oppose the taking of any more water from the Trinity.  They can’t keep taking water from our river.” ...
Posted: Thu Feb 1, 2018 7:16PM
text Northern California's Delayed Crab Season Opener Threatens Whales by Center for Biological Diversity
State Wildlife Agency Urged to Address Risk of Deadly Entanglements...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:09PM
image North Coast groups, fishermen slam Trump plan to open offshore drilling in federal waters 480_gail_sunset_offshoreca-boemopa_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
"We stopped President Reagan’s attempts to drill off the North Coast in the 1980s. We will stop President Trump too," the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), the North Coast Environmental Center (NEC) and the Humboldt Baykeeper stated. North Coast groups and fishermen don't want oil drilling platforms like this one off Southern California to ever be installed off the Northern California coast. Photo courtesy of BOEM-OPA....
Posted: Tue Jan 9, 2018 1:05PM
image Why Farmers Need Direct Sales 480_cannabis-lettuce_1.jpg by Casey O’Neill
As a vegetable farmer, the scale at which I produce is not large enough to enable me to survive in the wholesale marketplace. The same is true for my cannabis crop....
Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:53PM
image Mattole Forest Blockade Update! 480_mattole-2-768x576_1.jpg by KP
Logging operations on hold until end of December, but a new logging road and herbicide use are still on the agenda. Mattole Forest Defenders stay focused and strong, and shift organizing to broader resistance. More people are needed to protect the old growth and wildlife in this wild part of the North Coast....
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:35AM
text Assistance to All Survivors of Northern California Fires by We Can't Breathe
Everyone who survived the Northern Cal Fires can obtain immediate assistance to obtain housing, insurance payments, renewed driver's licenses, addressing medical problems and more. Go to https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay, call 800-621-3362. These toll free numbers are available 7 am to 10 p.m., 7 days a week. FEMA and state and local assistance agencies have a disaster center at 427 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, the gr...
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:50PM
image National Park Service Covers Up OSHA Workplace Retaliation And Cover-up At Drake's Estero 480_zugsberger_matthew_osha_whistleblower3-1-17_1.jpg by russianrivertimes
The National Park Service management has been engaged in a cover-up of corruption and health and safety standards as well as being involved in retaliation against whistleblowers...
Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 8:36AM
image Plastic Pollution at Four Coastal California Hotspots Violates Clean Water Act 480_coastal_california_plastic_hotspots_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Water Board Urged to Protect San Francisco Bay, San Diego, North Coast, Channel Islands...
Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 9:03AM
image Mother of Cyprus Speaks Out on Using Cannabis to Treat Epilepsy 480_cbd-oil-extracts-18-1_1.jpg by Keppra Kills
A wonderful interview featuring one of many breakthrough stories on how medical cannabis is helping children deal with crippling seizures....
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:50PM
calendar Prayer Service for David Josiah Lawson, Slain Humboldt State University Student 480_dj-lawson_1_1_1.jpg by Solidarity
Humboldt State University...
Event Date: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:12PM
image Commission closes recreational fishing for salmon on Klamath, Trinity rivers this fall 480_trinity_below_lewiston_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The California Fish and Game Commission today unanimously voted to close sport fishing for Chinook salmon on the Klamath and Trinity rivers this fall and adopted the ocean fishing salmon fishing regulations for the California coast approved by the federal Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) on April 11....
Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:50PM
calendar Sacramento Rally & Senate Health Cmte Hearing-SB 562's 1st Vote! by Elizabeth Montgomery
Sacramento Convention Center Complex, 1400 J St, Sacramento, California 95814...
Event Date: Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:28PM
image The Klamath's Salmon Disaster: Why it happened and what's needed now diseased_juvi_salmon.png by Felice Pace
Reports on the current Klamath Salmon Disaster, including recent reports on Indy Media, fail to identify the real reason tribal subsistence and other Klamath fishers will not be allowed to take salmon from the Klamath River and the nearby ocean this year. Here I explain the real reason and why tribal and fishing leaders don't want to acknowledge the roll they played in creating the disaster. I end by listing lessons which I believe should be taken from what has transpired and the role indepen...
Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:46AM
image Record low Klamath salmon run spurs Tribal, commercial and sport fishery closures 480_10_ma_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
For the Yurok Tribe, who have fished the Klamath for thousands of years, the looming closure will also be an “unprecedented disaster,” according to Amy Cordalis, the Tribe’s General Counsel, a Yurok Tribe member and fisherwoman. Her family lives and fishes in Requa at the mouth of the Klamath River. ““This is the worst year in history for Klamath salmon,” said Cordalis. “There is no mystery as to why. The effects of an unprecedented drought were exacerbated by dams and diversions. This ye...
Posted: Sat Apr 8, 2017 4:20PM