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textCalifornia Holds Hearing on Rule to Prevent Whale Entanglements in Crab Gear by Center for Biological Diversity
Groups Criticize Measure, Urge New Regulations to Promote Ropeless Traps...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:02PM
imageMonuments to Racists Fall in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
by Bring Them All Down
Protesters pulled down statues of Junipero Serra and Francis Scott Key in Golden Gate Park this evening....
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:00PM
imagePG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for wildfire deaths
by Anthony del Olmo (WSWS Repost)
With the help of California Governor Gavin Newsom, Pacific Gas & Electric receives a mere slap on the wrist for what has been deemed the deadliest US corporate crime ever prosecuted....
Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:19AM
imageFederal Criminal Complaint Links Attack on SC Sheriffs, Oakland Security Officers to Boogaloo Movement
by Fred
U.S. Air Force Sergeant Steven Carrillo has been charged federally with murder and multiple other counts in connection to the attacks on Santa Cruz Sheriff's deputies in Ben Lomond on June 6, as well as the attacks on federal security officers outside the federal building in Oakland on May 29. The attacks on law enforcement officers left two dead and three injured in total. Evidence in the federal criminal complaint links Carrillo, a right-wing libertarian extremist, to the Boogaloo movement....
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:07PM
imageBakersfield, California protester dies after being run over by neo-Nazi
by Adam Mclean (WSWS Repost)
There is absolutely no reason to believe the account of the police that Robert Forbes (illustrated) was killed in an accident on June 3rd, 2020....
Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:31AM
audioFood Not Bombs 40th Anniversary - Co-Founder Keith McHenry Interview (audio/mpeg 102.1MB) by John Malkin
Interview with Keith McHenry, co-founder of Food Not Bombs, on the on-going struggle to feed and house the unhoused people of Santa Cruz, California during the coronavirus pandemic. Originally broadcast on "Transformation Highway" on KZSC, 88.1 FM....
Posted: Mon Jun 8, 2020 11:12AM
imageSan Benito Evening Primrose Recovered, No Longer Needs Endangered Species Protection
by Center for Biological Diversity
VENTURA, Calif., May 29, 2020 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed removing the San Benito evening primrose from the federal list of threatened species based on recovery of the plant, which occurs in the central coast range of San Benito, Monterey and Fresno counties....
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 3:27PM
imageFood Not Bombs Marks its 40th Anniversary by Responding to the Global Pandemic
by Keith McHenry
The shock of COVID 19 and economic crisis is not the way I imagined Food Not Bombs would be marking our fourth decade. The vision of free concerts in cities all over the world has vanished and now we find ourselves rushing to support the food and safety needs of people who were already marginalized before the crisis....
Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 1:14PM
textCalifornia Proposes Regulations to Prevent Whale Entanglements in Crab Gear by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 15, 2020 — California state officials released a proposed rule today to reduce the number of endangered whales and sea turtles that get entangled in commercial Dungeness crab gear. The Risk Assessment and Mitigation Program (RAMP) was prompted by steep annual increases in reported whale entanglements and a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity....
Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 2:09PM
imageIn criminal pursuit of profits, Tesla CEO Elon Musk restarts production
by Evan Blake (WSWS Repost)
In open defiance of local public health authorities, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unilaterally restarted production Monday at the company’s sole US assembly facility in Fremont, California, which employs roughly 10,000 workers....
Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 9:56AM
calendarSacramento: May Day Car Caravan for Immigrant & Worker Rights
by Graton Day Labor Center and others
Car Caravan: Southside Park, Sacramento...
Event Date: Fri May 1, 2020 9:30AM
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:11PM
textPandemic in Poor Country by Michelle Ann Stanton
How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting Small Businesses in the Restaurant Industry in Lake County, California...
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:51PM
imageMay 1 Actions to Counter “ReOpen America” Rallies; Demand Trump/Pence #OutNOW
by Curt Wechsler
Join us to demand Trump, Pence, the whole fascist regime #OutNow in social distancing counter protest of the May 1st fascist rallies that demand the end to sheltering at home and demand their rights to disregard the health and lives of the most vulnerable. In contrast to this, unite with refuse fascism by saying Humanity first and in the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist America....
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:10AM
calendarOakland: Workers Seize Power - Virtual International Workers Day
by Oakland Sin Fronteras
Online (details are below)...
Event Date: Fri May 1, 2020 3:00PM
Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:54PM
imageFill Hotels Not Graves — raising funds to shelter unhoused folks
by No Vacancy CA
California has neglected its catastrophic housing affordability and homelessness crisis for years. Meanwhile, our civic leaders prioritize large scale hotel developments, offering billions in incentives to developers. With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus grounding the entire world, hundreds of thousands of hotel rooms sit empty while the government continues to deny thousands of unhoused Californians the right to shelter in place. They seem to just want us to die....
Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:34PM
imageSign the #RentStrike Pledge
by ACCE Action
Join the rent strike movement in sending Governor Newsom a #30DayNotice...
Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:33PM
imageLCLAA Demand Full Staffing Of Cal/OSHA To Protect Farmworkers & Essential Workers
by LCLAA Sacramento
Labor Council For Latin American Advancement has called on Governor Newsom to protect farmworkers, their families and all essential workers. They want the hiring of 1,000 inspectors and 500 educators...
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:25PM
imageCalifornia Moves to Protect Imperiled Mountain Lion Populations
by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 16, 2020 — In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity and the Mountain Lion Foundation, the California Fish and Game Commission voted 5-0 today to advance Southern California and Central Coast mountain lions to candidacy under the state’s Endangered Species Act. The vote follows a February 2020 finding by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife that increased protections may be warranted....
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:41AM
imageBay Area Refuse Fascism Members Bang Pots, Call for Removal of Trump/Pence
by On 2nd "OUTNOW! Tuesday"
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Refuse Fascism updated their 2020 Statement of Conscience/Call To Act. Included here are photos and a 4 second video of members displaying signage, wearing masks, maintaining physical distancing and banging pots on an "Out Now Tuesday" April 14. At the same time, 7pm, at other locations in the Bay Area, members shouted "Trump Pence Out Now!" for neighbors to hear....
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:28AM
imageCalifornia to Vote on Protections for Imperiled Mountain Lion Populations
by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 14, 2020 — In response to a petition authored by the Center for Biological Diversity, the California Fish and Game Commission will vote April 16 on advancing Southern California and Central Coast mountain lions to candidates for protection under the state’s Endangered Species Act....
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:12AM