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image Petition: Appeal the Court Decision on Measure Z 480_defend_measure_z_protect_monterey_county_fracking_ban_1.jpg by Protect Monterey County
The Monterey County Superior Court recently ruled on Measure Z. It let the ban on fracking and acidizing stand, for now. But it overturned two key parts of Measure Z (phase out of wastewater injection and ban on new oil wells). Please sign this petition (with your city and state info) and urge the Monterey County Supervisors to appeal the court's decision: https://www.change.org/p/supervisors-appeal-the-court-decision-on-measure-z...
Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:33PM
image Voices Rise in Protest of Trump's Government Shutdown in San Mateo, CA 480_trumpshutgrnsbest.jpg by Raging Grannies
photos and video. video of Grannies in flowered hats and aprons leading anti-Trump chanting is 0:46...
Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:44AM
image Response to the threats of Northern California ICE Raids 480_no_more_families_torn_apart_by_ice_1.jpg by NLG-SF
On January 17, 2018 there were reports that U.S. immigration officials are preparing to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people in Northern California....
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:28PM
image Oakland Deports ICE 480_deport-ice-light-brigade_1.jpg by JP Massar
On the day Homeland Security announced planning for a major immigration raid in the Bay Area in response to sanctuary city laws......
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:15PM
image Reclaim MLK 2018: Morning Wake-Up Call at Rockridge BART 480_reclaimmlk_surj-rockridge_01_1.jpg by Dave Id
For the fourth year in a row, the Anti Police-Terror Project called for 96 hours of action to reclaim Martin Luther King Jr's radical legacy in the Bay Area, declaring, "We will not comply" with the Trump and Schaaf regimes. The focus for Day One was State-Sponsored Violence. Kicking off the weekend on Friday, January 12, Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) held a rally at Rockridge BART in Oakland, distributing a thousand fliers on reclaiming Dr. King's radical legacy, urging commuters t...
Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:31PM
image Delta Tunnels Hearing at Water Board Delayed Until February 2 480_11.11.17_photo1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Michael Brodsky, the attorney for the Save the California Delta Alliance, was encouraged by today’s decision by the California Water Fix hearing team. “It’s a recognition that this is a very serious situation and that the ultimate outcome of the hearings could be irrevocably tainted if they don’t take some action on the ethical violations that have taken place,” said Brodsky. “They gave the Department of Water Resources until Friday to respond. It might have been better to REQUIRE DWR to r...
Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:32PM
image Oakland City Council To End All Cooperation with ICE 480_op-logo-556.jpg by Oakland Privacy
Resolution Refines Sanctuary City Legislation For The Trump Era...
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:34PM
image Delta Tunnels Opponents File Motion to Stay California WaterFix Hearing 480_drift_boat_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Osha Meserve, one of the attorneys for the protestants, explained, ”We’re asking the water board to look at the scope of the exparte communications and the implications of those communications for the water rights hearing.  We don’t think part 2 of the hearing should proceed until this critical investigation has been completed, since the entire hearing may have been compromised.” Photo: Anglers fish for steelhead on the American River below Nimbus Dam in Sacramento on January 1, 2018. The ...
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:05PM
image Flyer Distributed in the MLK Police-Led "Peace and Justice" March in Santa Cruz 480_robert-norse-cops-are-not-gods_1.jpg by Robert Norse
My brief report on the Monday MLK march....
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:49PM
image Message to Trump on MLK Jr. Day: Resign, You Racist! 480_mlkpakoksanderscut__1__1.jpg by Raging Grannies Action League
Two emergency demonstrations to protest Trump's racism were held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 15 on the San Francisco Peninsula....
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:00AM
image SURJ-organized Protest in Rockridge to kick off MLK Weekend 480_protests_marches_vigils_copyright_sam_breach_2018_1.jpg by Sam Breach
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Bay Area kicked off Martin Luther King Weekend protests on Friday by handing out information at Rockridge Bart Station....
Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:52AM
video Resistance SF Projection on Federal Building (video/quicktime 13.5mb) by D. Boyer
On Friday January 12, Resistance SF projected onto the Federal Building at 7th and Mission streets demands in solidarity with the Anti Police-Terror Project. Photos and video from the event....
Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:13AM
image North Coast groups, fishermen slam Trump plan to open offshore drilling in federal waters 480_gail_sunset_offshoreca-boemopa_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
"We stopped President Reagan’s attempts to drill off the North Coast in the 1980s. We will stop President Trump too," the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), the North Coast Environmental Center (NEC) and the Humboldt Baykeeper stated. North Coast groups and fishermen don't want oil drilling platforms like this one off Southern California to ever be installed off the Northern California coast. Photo courtesy of BOEM-OPA....
Posted: Tue Jan 9, 2018 1:05PM
image Jerry Brown has already expanded offshore oil drilling in state waters 480_platformholly_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“We urge the Governor to demonstrate his leadership by making his actions match his rhetoric on the need to stop burning fossil fuels to avoid an existential threat. Brown’s record on oil drilling offshore and on shore is one of expansion," said Liza Tucker, consumer advocate for Consumer Watchdog. "That is no longer acceptable. Brown should ban all drilling activity offshore, cut off any planned new oil and gas drilling on shore, and ban fracking outright."...
Posted: Thu Jan 4, 2018 8:45PM
calendar Help Plan 96 Hours of Non-Compliance Over King Day Weekend (Jan 3) 480_aptp-96hours-2018_1.jpg by APTP
ACCE 2501 International Blvd, Ste D Oakland, California 94601...
Event Date: Wed Jan 3, 2018 7:00PM
Posted: Tue Jan 2, 2018 1:52PM
video Reclaim MLK 2018: 96 Hours of Non-Compliance with the Trump and Schaaf Regimes (video/mp4 27.7mb) by CRC Media Corps
It’s that time again, Bay Area!...
Posted: Tue Jan 2, 2018 1:00PM
image Delta smelt numbers reach new low as Trump admin. aims to increase pumping 480_79471display_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
There “is no easy answer” why the smelt declined even in a record water year when biologists would have expected a rebound, according to Dr. Peter B Moyle, Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, at the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis. “The answer is that we really don't know. The best explanation I can think of is that numbers are so low that an increase (or decrease) in the index would not be detectable with the FMT sampling,” he...
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:26AM
text Protect Monterey County to Appeal Decision on Measure Z's Ban on Harmful Oil Industry Practices by Center for Biological Diversity
MONTEREY, Calif., December 29, 2017 — Protect Monterey County and its attorneys announced that they will appeal yesterday’s Monterey County Superior Court decision that overturns portions of Measure Z. Last year Monterey County voters passed Measure Z, an initiative that bans hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), prohibits new oil wells and phases out oil-industry wastewater injection wells....
Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:53PM
image 'The Twelve Days of Jerry' Christmas Song and Animation 480_twelve_days_of_jerry_project_still.jpg by Dan Bacher
As a satirical songwriter, I really appreciate a well-written and nicely-performed song. As Jerry Brown keeps promoting his pro-Big Oil and pro-Big Gas environmental policies after receiving over $9.8 million from oil and gas companies and utilities, Consumer Watchdog released an animation featuring Governor Jerry Brown and an updated "Twelve Days of Christmas" song highlighting his support for fossil fuels and dirty energy policies. If you didn't think Jerry Brown could dance, watch him joyo...
Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:31AM
image Secretary Zinke urged to recover $84.8 million misspent on Delta Tunnels 480_800_zeke_and_jared_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
To date, nobody involved in the Delta Tunnels illegal funding scheme has been reprimanded, fired or held accountable — nor have any measures been taken to recover the money ripped off from the taxpayers to support the unpopular California WaterFix....
Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:12AM