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imageOver 1600 gallons of oil spilled in Inglewood Oil Field; oil and gas scorecard released
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
imageBlowing The Whistle At Cal-OSHA! Newsom, Murder On The Job & Cal-OSHA's Destruction
by Labor Video Project
Charles Rachlis, a Cal-OSHA inspector blew the whistle on the massive failure of the agency which is supposed to protect the health and safety of workers in California. Governor Newsom ordered a hiring freeze in the middle of the pandemic and the agency has less than 200 inspectors for the 18 million workers of California. Rachlis spoke at a labor community rally on February 15, 2021....
Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:01PM
imageSalmon seasons slashed on much of California Coast due to low Sacramento, Klamath fish numbers
by Dan Bacher
The question now is whether Governor Gavin Newsom, the State Water Resources Control Board and CDFW will make sure the fish get enough water to thrive or will they give the water to almond and hay exporters, while continuing to push new dams and the Delta Tunnel, noted Regina Chichizola, the co-director of Save California Salmon. “Most California cities are doing their job to conserve water and they are also impacted by the poor water quality in our rivers due to agricultural withdrawals a...
Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:36AM
imageGroups Sue California's Kern County for Fast-Tracking Over 40,000 New Oil and Gas Wells
by Dan Bacher
it was clear from the meeting that the Kern County Board of Supervisors is beholden to the Western States Petroleum Association, the largest corporate lobbying group in California, the California Independent Petroleum Association, and the oil companies. The Board rubber-stamped the ordinance because of the many millions of dollars the oil industry has spent in lobbying and campaign donations in Kern County and throughout the state....
Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:27AM
imageWorkWeek On Coup & Coups and SF Treasure Island Criminal Cover-up
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
imageWylder Space Hosts "Freedom Fighters" Meeting, Owner Posts About Q and the "Plandemic"
by SC Storm
Shortly after Wylder Space opened a brick and mortar restaurant in Felton in July of 2020, during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, chef and owner Molly Bravo organized a "freedom fighters meeting" at their new location. Bravo then shared a string of political posts on social media, which included a QAnon post calling the Covid-19 pandemic a "plan-demic," and other posts supporting "Q" and the QAnon conspiracy theory. Wylder Space was also identified by a member of the anti-masker group "K...
Posted: Mon Mar 8, 2021 5:06PM
imageOakland A’s and the invasion of the democracy snatchers
by Lynda Carson
Invasion of the democracy snatchers in the midst of the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic!...
Posted: Sat Mar 6, 2021 8:17PM
documentReturn of the Sleeping Ban and a Letter to Mayor Meyers
by Robert Norse
On February 23, City Council ignored dozens of speakers, silenced another two dozen, and passed the TOLO (Temporary Living Outside Ordinance) well after midnight. I filed a Brown Act complaint, noting the failure to provide adequate Agenda notice, requiring them to redo the item. I'm not holding my breath....
Posted: Fri Mar 5, 2021 5:16PM
imageBay Area Kshama Solidarity Rally and Fundraiser
by Socialist Alternative + DSA East Bay
Posted: Wed Mar 3, 2021 5:44AM
imageI "Zoom Bombed" the sham City Council Last Night
by Not Actually Donna Meyers
Martin Bernal and Chief Andy Mills should be fired, Racist Mayor Donna Meyers and the other council members that voted for this egregious and unconstitutional "outdoor living ordinance" should resign or be recalled, and the people of Santa Cruz should be given a say in the future of our city. Until then, we will continue to build power outside of City Hall because it seems, as long as our system is broken, the dais can only wield an evil power that makes life better for the privileged few at ...
Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:57AM
imageKeith McHenry: "Outdoor Living" Proposal will do Nothing to Address Crisis
by Santa Cruz News
Keith McHenry, co-founder of the global movement Food Not Bombs, has written to the Santa Cruz City Council in opposition to the proposed homeless encampment ordinance to be heard by council at its meeting on Tuesday, February 23. McHenry wrote that it is, "clear that the people who are proposing this ordinance are clueless about the struggle to survive on the streets and blind to the fact that as the economy collapses that our community will have hundreds of additional people living outside,...
Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:31PM
imageKern Co. Planning Commission to vote on proposed ordinance to allow 67,000 new oil wells!
by Dan Bacher
The Kern County Planning Commission tonight will vote on a proposed ordinance to allow 67,000 new oil and gas wells to be drilled in Kern County over the next 20 years. This will nearly double the number of wells already there....
Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:51PM
imageBig Oil spent $10 million lobbying CA officials as oil production well permits doubled in 2020
by Dan Bacher
The inordinate influence by Big Oil on California politicians and regulators has resulted in widespread air, ground and water pollution with huge health impacts on mostly Black and Brown communities living near oil and gas wells....
Posted: Mon Feb 8, 2021 10:13PM
imageNewsom, Stop The Executions! Rally & Caravan to End the COVID Deaths in Prisons
by R.R.
Activists in Oakland caravanned across the Bay Bridge to San Francisco on January 31, calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to grant the mass release of incarcerated individuals. They said that Gov. Newsom and the California Department of Corrections (CDC) are responsible for the deaths of at least 180 people in prisons since the start of the COVID pandemic....
Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2021 8:04PM
imageEarthworks report reveals CA fails to safely manage radioactive and toxic oil wells
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
imageCalifornia's Bulldozer 'Restoration': From the Ballona Wetlands to the Delta
by Dan Bacher
"Our Governor's cabinet members just announced a series of initiatives that support 'Nature Based Solutions' to counter climate change. So, how does Governor Newsom justify a project to bulldoze and excavate more than 2.5 million cubic yards of soil, paving the way for a new fossil fuel infrastructure for the aging gas storage field under this ecological reserve?" asked attorney Bryan Pease....
Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2021 10:52PM
videoUC Fencing at People's Park Torn Down and Delivered to Sproul Hall (video/mp4 42.0MB) by Defend People's Park
The fencing the University of California Berkeley had placed around People's Park came down on January 29 during a Rally to Save Peoples Park. Much of it was carried up Telegraph Avenue and placed on the steps of Sproul Hall on campus....
Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:30PM
imageNine arrested in San Jose, California anti-eviction protest
by Angelo Perera (WSWS repost)
In the heart of Silicon Valley, there are 25-30 eviction hearings a week despite the ongoing pandemic and an extended federal moratorium on evictions....
Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:58AM
imagePeople's Park Fenced Off by University of California Berkeley
by Defend People's Park
For 50 years, UC administrators have schemed to take People's Park from those who turned a dirt lot into a lush, community-focused public sanctuary. Now, UCB is on the verge of permanently destroying the park. Fencing has gone up while soil is tested in anticipation of construction of a 16-story housing complex in 2022. Surveillance units have been installed to deter resistance. Unless large numbers of people unite to fight back, and soon, People's Park will become lost forever....
Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:29AM
textUC Places Initial Fencing Around People's Park, More to Come by Anonymous Park Defender
January 19th, the day before Biden's inauguration in DC, the University of California at Berkeley has placed the initial fencing on People's Park. "Work is coming", said Kyle Gibson, the director of communications for UCB Capital Strategies (quoted speaking to Berkeleyside)....
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:41PM