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imageAlameda County holds firm against Urban Shield, stands behind demilitarized solution
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by Stop Urban Shield Coalition
At the Supervisors meeting on March 12, Alameda County held firm against Urban Shield, standing behind demilitarized community-centered emergency preparedness....
Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:15PM
imageTown hall exposes risks of Rodeo refinery expansion to local health, climate and S.F. Bay
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by Dan Bacher
“Our community knows refinery expansions are a dead end,” said Isabella Zizi, Stand.earth. “We need our public officials like the Contra Costa County supervisors to stand with us in preventing new pollution sources from harming our health, and supporting real solutions like a just transition for refinery workers and local economic development that protects air and water quality."...
Posted: Sat Mar 9, 2019 5:37AM
imageFish Groups Slam FDA Lifting of Import Ban on GMO Frankenfish
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by Dan Bacher
"A loophole has now been created that will allow the first genetically modified animal engineered for human consumption to enter the US market: GMO Atlantic salmon,” said Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations executive director Noah Oppenheim. “Fishermen have been fighting against the possibility of these frankenfish entering our waters and our markets for years, and we won't stop now....
Posted: Sat Mar 9, 2019 5:23AM
imageDSA and Jacobin cover for union sellout of Oakland teachers strike
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by Norisa Diaz (WSWS Repost)
Pseudo-leftists crow a victory for Oakland teachers....
Posted: Thu Mar 7, 2019 11:11PM
textOakland, California school board passes devastating budget cut following union sellout by Evan Blake and Gabriel Black (WSWS Repost)
The entire experience of the strike demonstrates that the greatest obstacle to the unity of all teachers, parents and students are the unions themselves, which do not “represent” teachers but are the tools of the corporate and political establishment and its relentless drive to cash in from the destruction of public education....
Posted: Tue Mar 5, 2019 5:11AM
videoDay Seven of Oakland Teachers' Strike: Pickets at Central Kitchen, Skyline High, and OUSD Board Meeting (video/mp4 3.7MB) by OEA
On Day Seven, what turned out to be the final day of the strike, Oakland teachers and allies shut down an a construction site, schools across the district, and another OUSD board meeting....
Posted: Mon Mar 4, 2019 8:05PM
imageAmid widespread opposition, union declares end to Oakland teachers strike
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by Joseph Santolan (WSWS Repost)
Joseph Santolan at the World Socialist Web Site provides a true Marxist analysis of the Oakland Teacher Strike....
Posted: Mon Mar 4, 2019 10:52AM
imageOakland OEA Teachers & Supporters At TA Contract Vote Speakout
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by Labor Video Project
Oakland OEA teachers, students, parents and supporters spoke out at a contract TA vote on March 3, 2019. Many were concerned about limit of school closure moratorium, no cap on charters and possible cutbacks of SEIU and AFSCME service workers to pay for teacher's contract...
Posted: Mon Mar 4, 2019 9:37AM
imageOakland Education Association members voted to ratify our contract
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by OEA
The votes are in: the contract has been ratified. Back to school Monday, March 4. The fight has just begun!...
Posted: Sun Mar 3, 2019 9:08PM
imageOEA Reaches Tentative Agreement – Ratification Vote on Sunday March 3
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by OEA
WHEN WE STRIKE, WE WIN!...
Posted: Sun Mar 3, 2019 12:14PM
imageDay Six of Oakland Teachers' Strike: State Building Takeover and Mistah FAB on the Line
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by OEA
Following a mid-day rally in Oscar Grant Plaza, teachers took over the State Building to press demands for better schools, for teachers and students....
Posted: Sat Mar 2, 2019 10:52PM
videoDay Four of Oakland Teachers' Strike: Rain or Shine, Boots Riley, and March for Better Schools (video/mp4 5.9MB) by OEA
West Oakland Middle School teacher Kamisha describes how the Oakland Unified School District thinks it's fine that 800-1000 students across three campuses have no school nurses. Only through the kindness of a local non-profit do these students receive any medical care....
Posted: Sat Mar 2, 2019 9:15PM
textUnion pushes contract in effort to shutdown Oakland teachers’ strike by Joseph Santolan (WSWS excerpt and link))
Vote “no” on sell-out agreement!...
Posted: Fri Mar 1, 2019 11:28PM
imageGovernor Appoints San Joaquin Valley Grower to New 'Agriculture Liaison' Position
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by Dan Bacher
”This gives special access for some of the largest water brokers and privately held agribusiness corporations in California,” said Deirdre Des Jardins of the independent policy group California Water Research. “They are seeking to push junk science that has been previously rejected by the state water board, outside of the water board’s adjudicatory and regulatory processes.” ...
Posted: Fri Mar 1, 2019 4:56PM
imageIt's Our Fight Too! Bay Area Teachers Join Striking OEA Teachers Strike On Day 6
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by Labor Video Project
Teachers from other districts in Northern California joined the rally and picket lines of Oakland OEA teachers, parents and students on 2/28/19 Day 6 of the strike....
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:31PM
imageCounty Leaders Dump “Urban Shield” Name, Adopt Vast Majority of Committee Recommendations
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by Stop Urban Shield Coalition
Despite Sheriff’s Dirty Tricks, County Leaders Dump “Urban Shield” Name, Adopt Vast Majority of Committee Recommendations on Emergency Preparedness...
Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:25PM
imageILWU Members & ILWU Local 34 Have Backed Striking OEA Oakland Teachers at Rally & March
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by Labor Video Project
ILWU Local 34 endorsed the OEA teacher's strike and ILWU members attended the 2/22/19 rally and march....
Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:28PM
textUnions, Democrats rush to end strike by Joseph Santolan (WSWS Repost)
The OEA and CTA are preparing to sell out the Oakland teachers strike. To prevent this betrayal, teachers must form rank-and-file strike committees to take the conduct of the strike and negotiations out of the hands of the unions....
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:35PM
videoDay Three of Oakland Teachers' Strike: Lincoln Elementary Teacher and Message from OEA (video/mp4 2.6MB) by OEA
Stacy, a second grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary, says students deserve better support, school nurses and lower class sizes....
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:50PM
calendarBeat Back the Bigots
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by Robert Norse
In front of Santa Cruz City Hall at the Main Entrance to Council Chambers...
Event Date: Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:15PM
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:09PM