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documentLetter to KQED for Mumia: Signed by Angela Davis, Boots Riley, and others
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by Letter reposted by the Jamal Journal
This letter to KQED from Angela Davis, Boots Riley and others was written on April 11. It is reprinted here in full by the Jamal Journal, published by the uncompromising International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal....
Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:01PM
calendarPicket Against White Supremacists!
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by NorCal Against Fascism
Meet at Fremont Park, 16th St.and P St., Sacramento. Note that the far right has not disclosed the location of their rally. Call or text 415-734- 1163 to confirm the final location of the anti-fascist meeting point....
Event Date: Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:00PM
Posted: Fri Apr 9, 2021 4:06PM
imageOver 1600 gallons of oil spilled in Inglewood Oil Field; oil and gas scorecard released
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by Dan Bacher
“Yesterday's oil spill is a deadly reminder that the environmental racism that’s shaped and harmed Black, Indigenous, and people of color continues to put our health at risk,” said Martha Dina Arguello, STAND-LA Coalition and Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles....
Posted: Wed Apr 7, 2021 6:45PM
imageTraditional Ecological Knowledge, Science and Management Webinar Series to Focus on Tribally Led Environmental Management
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by Save California Salmon
Save California Salmon and Humboldt State University’s Native American Studies Department announced they will be starting a new educational webinar series called Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), Science and Management on Friday the 9th at 10:30am. The series will touch on subjects such as traditional fire and fisheries management along with Native American led oceans and estuary restoration and advocacy. “It is important to understand TEK not only through the lens of resource m...
Posted: Wed Apr 7, 2021 11:53AM
calendarSonoma County Factory Farm Vigil + Caravan
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by dxe
WHERE: 1098 Samuel Dr, Petaluma, CA 94952 WHEN: Saturday, April 17th 2:30pm...
Event Date: Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:30PM
Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 10:18AM
imageCA Abandons Its Commitment to Ethnic Studies under Right Wing Pressure—The Fight Continues
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by Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC)
On March 18, 2021, the California State Board of Education (SBE) rubber-stamped a whitewashed Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) in the face of massive public backlash. This version of the ESMC was panned by teachers, students, community organizations, and Ethnic Studies scholars—including Angela Davis, Cornel West, and Marc Lamont Hill. In disgust, all 20 of the Ethnic Studies educators who drafted the original version of the ESMC demanded that their names be removed....
Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:04PM
imageCongress Introduces Bill to Save Western Monarch Butterflies
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Western Population Has Declined by 99.9%, Migration Collapsed...
Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:22PM
imageWorkWeek On Coup & Coups and SF Treasure Island Criminal Cover-up
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by WorkWeek
WorkWeek covers the criminal cover-up of the development of San Francisco Treasure Island by San Francisco top Democratic Party officials and also the US attempted coup at the Capitol and US organized coups throughout the world....
Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:29AM
textRise Above Movement's Fascist Propaganda Youtube Content by Anon Researcher
With the Rise Above Movement back in the news, due to Robert Rundo and associates facing new charges, it is notable that the Rise Above Movement has a large presence on Youtube. This is despite Youtube's content policies....
Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:18PM
imageQuick Guide to the Anti-Maskers in Santa Cruz
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by Unmasking the Anti-Maskers
The anti-mask protesters in Santa Cruz have been widely criticized for using tactics that have more in common with terrorism than political speech. After storming Trader Joe's as a mask-less group on February 13, the anti-maskers returned to Trader Joe's for a second protest on February 28. They call themselves the Santa Cruz Voluntaryists. Their defacto leader is a San Jose resident named David Rodriguez, who has been organizing "voluntaryist barbecues" with anti-vaccination protesters in Sa...
Posted: Mon Mar 1, 2021 1:54PM
textCalifornia nursing home workers strike as state surpasses New York for most COVID deaths by Kevin Martinez, Norisa Diaz (WSWS repost)
Workers at a Burlingame Skilled Nursing Facility are on strike in protest against understaffing and unsafe conditions. 207 residents at the Burlingame facility have contracted Covid-19 and 34 have died. At least 65 workers have also been infected....
Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:53AM
imageThree-Part Protest in Mountain View
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by CalCare Means Single Payer Healthcare for CA
In a California statewide day of action, health care professionals and activists rallied to enact a single-payer health care plan for the state--California Guaranteed Health Care for All, known as CalCare....
Posted: Sun Feb 7, 2021 3:15AM
imageEarthworks report reveals CA fails to safely manage radioactive and toxic oil wells
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by Dan Bacher
Estela Garcia, impacted resident and member of the Committee for a Better Arvin,” said, “In my community, there are many people who are sick - with asthma, with allergies, and many many people suffering from cancer. Here in Arvin, there are wells near schools and near apartments. There are wells that supposedly aren't operating, but a terrible smell comes to you if you get close to these sites.” “This pollution affects everyone in the community. So if you ask me, ‘what would you change in ...
Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2021 11:03PM
imageWestern Monarch Population Closer to Extinction; Still no Federal or State Protection in Sight
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by The Xerces Society
Population that winters along the California coast hit a low of less than 2,000 butterflies—a 99.9% decline since the 1980s. We must take action now to save the western monarch migration....
Posted: Tue Feb 2, 2021 12:54PM
imageFederal Bill Proposes Fracking, Drilling Halt on California’s Central Coast, Bay Area
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by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, January 25, 2021 — U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) reintroduced legislation today to create a moratorium on fracking and drilling along California’s Central Coast and in the Bay Area....
Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:31PM
calendarCar Caravan: Climate Resistance Protest at Chevron Refinery in Richmond
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by Idle No More S.F. Bay & Urban Tilith
Fallas Paredes parking lot @ 13220 San Pablo Ave, San Pablo, CA 94806-3908 Masks & Social Distancing Required...
Event Date: Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:00AM
Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:01PM
imagePesticide use in California remains at record high, new data show
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by Safe Ag Safe Schools
Agricultural pesticide use in California remains at a near-record high, according to data quietly released at the end of the year by the state agency responsible for tracking pesticide use. The ... latest numbers paint a stark picture of the state’s continued reliance on vast quantities of agricultural pesticides - 209 million pounds in 2018 ... the third highest since reporting began in 1990....
Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:40AM
imageSan Francisco ICE office attacked
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by anonymous
On January 18, as strong winds raged, 30+ anti-racists attacked the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Francisco....
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:12PM
imageEcosystem Disaster: For third year in a row, zero Delta Smelt found in CDFW Fall Trawl Survey
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by Dan Bacher
Between 1967 and 2020, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Fall Midwater Trawl (FMWT) abundance indices (combined September, October, November and December surveys) for striped bass, Delta smelt, longfin smelt, American shad, splittail and threadfin shad have declined by 99.7, 100, 99.96, 67.9, 100, and 95 percent, respectively, according to Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA)....
Posted: Sat Jan 9, 2021 3:45PM
imagePropositions Won or Lost because of Money, Media, and Meaning, Solutions 2021 are Needed
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by Laura Wells
California delivered a landslide for a Democratic president, and yet gave majorities to Republican positions on state propositions. Why?...
Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:32PM