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imageKaruk Tribe Declares State of Emergency due to Deadly Slater Fire
by Dan Bacher
The Karuk Tribe today declared a state of emergency in the wake of the deadly Slater Fire that has burned many homes of Karuk Tribe members in the Klamath River community of Happy Camp....
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:34PM
image“These Are Climate Fires”: Oregon Firefighter Ecologist Says Devastating Blazes Are a Wake-Up Call
by Democracy Now!
President Trump has said little about the wildfires raging in California, Oregon and Washington for three weeks, other than to suggest poor forest management was primarily to blame. But the states’ governors are pushing back and directly linking the fires to the climate crisis. “These are climate fires,” says Timothy Ingalsbee, an Oregon-based wildland fire ecologist and former wildland firefighter who now directs Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology. “Though some scientists he...
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:04PM
textFighting Fire With Fire: What Tribal People Know About Forest Ecosystems by Sonali Kolhatkar, CounterPunch
In more than 20 years of living in Southern California, I have never been in a potential fire evacuation zone—until now. The entire state is seemingly on fire with a record-breaking 2 million acres already burned this year alone, with months to go before the end of fire season. The situation is so dire that the state’s fire officials are warning they “simply do not have enough resources to fully fight and contain every fire.”...
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:13PM
textCelebrate Latinx Heritage Month by Going Vegan by Food Empowerment Project
By enjoying some vegan albondigas this month, you’ll do more for the Latinx community than you may realize. Food Empowerment Project is encouraging everyone to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by going vegan with their help....
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:35PM
videoCHP Drives Through Anti-Trump Protestors in Sacramento (video/mp4 8.9MB) by Shut Down Trump
Suddenly and unprovoked, a California Highway Patrol officer drove through a line of anti-Trump protestors that were chanting "You can't stop the revolution!"...
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:32PM
imageCalifornia: The Center of the White-West is Burning
by David Andersson
First we need to send all our best wishes of well-being to our friends, brothers and sisters in California who are confronting an unprecedented disaster. The fires there are absolutely ferocious....
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:31AM
imageLabor Day Unite Here 2 & SEIU 87 Protest Lyft Union Busting & For Healthcare
by Labor Video Project
On Labor Day 2020 September 7, 2020, SEIU Local 87 and Unite Here Local 2 protested union busting by the hotels, Lyft and Giants....
Posted: Mon Sep 7, 2020 11:44PM
imageJournalists Fight Foot-Dragging by Oakland Police on Records Requests
by Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News Service
Citing a pattern of consistent stonewalling, investigative journalists have taken the Oakland Police Department to court to force it to comply with state public records laws....
Posted: Sat Sep 5, 2020 1:27PM
textPass AB 1436 to stop evictions and foreclosures by zrants
This is the short version of a request sent via email from Tenants Together, a statewide renters support group to pass legislation to protect tenants and homeowners survive this crisis without losing their homes....
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:22PM
image"Pay Us Benefits" & "No On Prop 22" Uber Workers Protest at SF Uber World HQ
by Labor Video Project
Uber and Lyft workers and supporters protested at the UBER World Headquarters to demand worker benefits and also to oppose Proposition 22 which would undermine AB5 which forces ridedshare companies to pay workers comp, disability and social security,...
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:16PM
imageOn Facebook Banning Anarchist and Antifascist Pages & the Digital Censorship to Come
by CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective
Today Facebook deleted a variety of far-Right militia and Qanon accounts along with anarchist and antifascist pages, including It’s Going Down and CrimethInc. The following is a joint statement in response....
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:48PM
imageCalifornia Moves to Protect Declining Leatherback Sea Turtles
by Center for Biological Diversity
Prehistoric Reptiles Threatened by Fishing...
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:41PM
textMisguided Housing Bill Bans Single-Family Zoning Forever by Sharon Rushton
A fundamentally flawed housing bill, Senate Bill 1120, is quietly fast-tracking through the State legislature. The bill is an unprecedented taking of local planning powers that hands county, city and community decision-making directly to market-rate and luxury housing developers. Worse still, the bill could ruin treasured single-family neighborhoods....
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:52AM
textLeaking Fossil Fuel Wells: An Economic, Health, and Climate Crisis by Sarah Heins
Leaking oil and gas wells in California are a health, economic, and climate crisis. The government needs to hold fossil fuel companies responsible to protect their citizens....
Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:07AM
imageRefinery Shutdown, Santa Barbara Co. Staff Report Jeopardize ExxonMobil Offshore Drilling
by Dan Bacher
However, opponents of offshore drilling say two unrelated developments that took place yesterday could undermine these plans. A coalition of conservation, environmental justice and indigenous groups is calling on the oil company to abandon this project and decommission its offshore rigs....
Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:26AM
textStimulus spending to promote clean energy as a vehicle for environmental justice by Olivia Baaten
Issues of environmental justice have been highlited in recent events, and it is high time that the nation take action. Minorities are disproportionately affected by Coronavirus, an issue which is exacerbated by environmental injustice. Low interest rates make the current hour opportune for clean energy stimulus spending, which would serve the state where fossil fuels have failed....
Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:34AM
calendarSacramento Caravan: #SayTheirNames & Bring Our Loved Ones Home
by Families United to End LWOP - FUEL
California State Capitol 1315 10th St Sacramento, CA 95814...
Event Date: Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:45PM
Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:32PM
audioPolice Off Campus: Defund Police & End Police & ICE Presence at UCSC (audio/mpeg 110.2MB) by John Malkin
Interview with University of California at Santa Cruz professors on Defunding Police and Ending Police / ICE Presence on Campus...
Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:48PM
image2020 Sequoia National Park ~ Buffalo Soldiers Day Celebration
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
California US Senator Kamala Harris, a native daughter of Oakland, California, has an special connection with Buffalo Soldiers as she continues to lead the way helping quantify and qualify the merits of our California Buffalo Soldiers Project....
Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:06AM
imageWolf Update: California’s Lassen Pack Grows
by Environmental Protection Information Center
California’s only known gray wolf family welcomes a minimum of eight new pups this year....
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:28PM