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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
textMuch-Needed Federal Protection for America’s Beloved Monarch Butterfly Warranted, but Precluded by The Xerces Society
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agrees that monarchs are threatened with extinction, but does not yet provide the protection that monarchs need to recover....
Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:26PM
imageMonarch Butterflies Put on Waiting List for Endangered Species Act Protection
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by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, December 15, 2020 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that protection for monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act is warranted but precluded. This puts the imperiled butterfly on a waiting list for listing but confers no protection in the meantime....
Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:18PM
imageCommunity Food Serve
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by Direct Action Everywhere
Join us on Sunday December 20th to hand out food, water, and blankets to our houseless neighbors in need. Please message us for the exact address if you are planning to join us! --- Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) is a grassroots network of animal rights activists. Through open rescue, demonstration, and disruption, we are creating a world where every animal is safe, happy and free. DxE cultivates a welcoming and supportive community. We ask that all those who attend our events (online and off...
Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:12AM
textDemanding Safeway Put an End to Restrictive Covenants this Human Rights Day by Food Empowerment Project
North Bay Labor Council Joins Food Empowerment Project on Human Rights Day in Demanding Safeway Put an End to Their Restrictive Covenants!...
Posted: Tue Dec 8, 2020 10:21AM
imageMonarch Population in California Spiraling to Another Record Low
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by The Xerces Society
Early Thanksgiving Count numbers show population may be less than 10,000...
Posted: Fri Dec 4, 2020 12:56PM
imageSF Rally to Protect the Vote
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by Leon Kunstenaar
As Trump attacks election's integrity, SF and Bay Area mobilize to defend...
Posted: Thu Nov 5, 2020 1:30AM
audioVisualizing Abolition - An Interview with Gina Dent (audio/mpeg 108.2MB) by John Malkin
Interview with Gina Dent, UCSC associate professor of Feminist Studies, on police and prison abolition....
Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:57PM
textGreen Party and Peace & Freedom Party Endorsements by Voter
Here is info on endorsements by the Green Party and the Peace & Freedom Party for President, for the State Propositions, and for local races and measures:...
Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:07AM
textGreen Voter Guide paper and online versions by Green Party
Here is info about Voter Guides and endorsements by the Green Parties of Alameda, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Sonoma counties:...
Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:46PM
textDuring apocalyptic fires, elected officials called on Newsom to declare state of emergency by Ramona du Houx
Climate change created drought conditions and tinder box forests yet California remains a top oil producer adding to greenhouse gas emissions....
Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:03PM
textIn CA, Latino farming communities hardest by COVID-19 and environmental injustice by Ramona du Houx
The California Latino community has been disproportionately infected by the coronavirus. Latinos make up 39 percent of the population in the state, but account for 56 percent of COVID-19 infections and 46 percent of deaths. That’s three times the rate as Whites. State officials say, many employers have not reliably provided protective equipment to workers or implemented social distancing or mask wearing rules. This is systemic racism. Too often, they live in neighborhoods that are located ne...
Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:23PM
imageJunipero Serra Statue Attacked in Bay Area
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by Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day
Last night, the statue of Junipero Serra was defaced and covered in red paint to signify the colonial violence and genocide that has been and continues to be enacted upon the Indigenous people of this land, specifically in this context by spanish imperialism and the catholic church....
Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:49AM
imageAs oil drilling expands, Newsom pledges to 'conserve' 30% of land and coastal waters by 2030
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by Dan Bacher
Food & Water Action California State Director Alexandra Nagy criticized Newsom for failing to deliver on climate change while his administration has issued over 2,600 oil and gas drilling permits this year so far. “Governor Newsom needs to go back to the drawing board and tackle the state’s biggest polluters head-on," said Nagy. "We’re losing patience with his lack of meaningful action."...
Posted: Thu Oct 8, 2020 1:02PM
imageClimate Advocates Criticize Newsom's Executive Order for Not Addressing Oil Drilling
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by Dan Bacher
“If your climate leadership does not include relief for hundreds of thousands of Californians -- the majority people of color -- living with oil drilling in their neighborhood, then you are not serious about climate justice and creating healthier, more resilient communities,” said Martha Arguëllo executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles and co-chair of STAND-L.A....
Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2020 6:15PM
imageKaruk Tribe Declares State of Emergency due to Deadly Slater Fire
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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
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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