top
Newswire
Calendar
Features
text Public housing and Section 8 tenants face eviction and homelessness for medical marijuana by Lynda Carson
Oakland has 13,586 units in its Section 8 inventory, 2,122 units in its low rent inventory, plus thousands of tenants being publicly assisted in rental units in Oakland operated by nonprofit housing developers that may be threatened with eviction if they are caught using medical marijuana....
Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:29PM
image Continued Occupation Shuts Down SPI Clearcut Logging Operation 480__img_og_1.jpg by KP
At least a dozen Humboldt County forest defenders hiked in to a Sierra Pacific Industries logging operation in the Mattole area, occupying the site, sending the log trucks coming in back out of the forest, effectively shutting it down. The activists were at the same area where a treesitter has been up since last week....
Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:35PM
image Tree Sitters Protest Sierra Pacific Industries Clearcut Logging 480_img_0184_1.jpg by KP
Forest Defenders in Humboldt County took to the trees on forestland owned by Sierra Pacific Industries, California's most massive clear cutter and largest landowner. They are defending old growth and mature trees on a timber plan very close to where they have been defending forests on Humboldt Redwood Co. land....
Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:02PM
image California Dungeness Crab Season Opens, Endangering Whales, Sea Turtles 480_humpback_whale_entanglements_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Thursday’s opening of California’s commercial Dungeness crab season is clouded by the outbreak of a powerful neurotoxin and continuing concerns about the fishery entangling endangered whales and sea turtles. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that the Nov. 15 season opener will not include areas north of Bodega Head because of high levels of domoic acid found in crabs there....
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:18PM
image Fishermen Petition State to Control Pollution on California’s Wildest Salmon River 480_smithriverlilyfarming_graphic__1__1.jpg by Institute for Fisheries Resources
For more information contact: Regina Chichizola, Institute for Fisheries Resources/PCFFA : (541) 951-0126 Nathaniel Kane, Environmental Law Foundation : (510) 208 4555 Noah Oppenheim, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations ( 415) 561 3474 Smith River, CA - Today the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, Institute for Fisheries Resources, and Environmental Law Foundation petitioned California’s State Water Resources Control Board to regulate large scale pes...
Posted: Fri Nov 2, 2018 11:47AM
image Humboldt Martens Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protection 480_humboldt-marten-3-charlotte-eriksson-oregon-state-university-fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Despite 93 Percent Decline in California, Oregon, Loophole Allows Industrial Logging in Habitat...
Posted: Sat Oct 6, 2018 10:22PM
image Log Truck Rams Through Protesters at Mattole Forest Rally at Scotia Log Mill 480_dsc_0432_1.jpg by Karen P.
The Week of Action for the Mattole forest wrapped up with demonstrations at corporate offices and at Humboldt Redwood Company's lumber mill in Scotia, CA. Activists played music, danced in the road, conversed with HRC employees and log truck drivers until suddenly a big rig truck drove through the protest line without warning, ripping the banner in half and causing a number of people to leap out of the way as they yelled for the truck to stop. The truck kept moving through as a large piece of...
Posted: Sat Sep 1, 2018 1:30PM
image Week of Action for Mattole Forest Kicks Off with Monday Rally 480_8-27-18scotia1_1.jpg by Karen Pickett
The Week of Action for the Mattole Forest launches with a demonstration at the Scotia offices of Humboldt Redwood Company(HRC) on Mon., Aug. 25. HRC's “Sustainable” label is brought into question by herbicide, old growth practices...
Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:22PM
image Forest Defenders' Blockade in Mattole Raided by Paramilitary-style Security 480_mattole_tripod_1.jpg by Karen P.
A long-standing logging road blockade defending the Rainbow Ridge in the Mattole River watershed was raided in recent days, but activists are still in the woods and on the road, struggling to hold the line....
Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:16PM
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