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Sanctuary for All March In Fresno (video/mp4 25.3mb)
About 500 people participated in the Sanctuary for All march in downtown Fresno on Saturday, February 18. Below is a 20 second time lapse video of the event....
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:16PM
Not My President Day
San Jose City Hall 200 East Santa Clara Street San Jose, CA 95113...
Event Date: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:03PM
Not My President Rally
ICE 220 Vineyard Court Morgan Hill, CA 95037...
Event Date: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:47PM
Municipal Ordinance Provides Force of Law Protection For Immigrants
City Electeds Must Act Now...
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:25AM
Another victory for Richmond rent control against the California Apartment Association
In a quote from Richmond Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin, she said, “I’m delighted that the Judge ruled against the CAA's motion for a preliminary injunction. This is another victory for the voters of Richmond who passed Measure L with a 2/3 vote, understanding the importance of protecting Richmond tenants and stabilizing our neighborhoods with this sound, constitutional ordinance.”...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:55PM
Trump Administration Waives Water-protection Rule for Three California Oilfields
Exemptions Will Allow Oil Companies to Dump Waste Fluid Into Aquifers...
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:04PM
Oroville Dam fiasco is a wake up call exposing absurdity of Delta Tunnels
On the afternoon of February 14, the Department of Water Resources announced the replacement of the immediate evacuation order with an "evacuation warning" for Oroville area residents. A press release from the Butte County Sheriff's Office stated: "Due to lower lake levels, further inspections, ongoing work to shore-up the Oroville Dam emergency spillway and updated weather forecasts, effective at 1:00 p.m. today, the Evacuation Order for the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident has been reduced...
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:07PM
Valentine's Day for Freedom SleepOut #84
Covering Up Warmly at City Hall 809 Center St or on the nearby steps, take your choice. The protest runs from Tuesday early afternoon to mid-morning Wednesday. Bring your sweetie to celebrate restoring civil rights for the rain-soaked renegades of Santa Cruz....
Event Date: Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:37AM
A Public Bank for Oakland: An Idea Whose Time is Coming.
Public banks are financial institutions owned by the people through their representative governments at city, county or state levels. Public banks differ from private banks in that they are mandated to serve the public interest....
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:52AM
Protest the Republican Convention at Sacramento Hyatt Regency Feb 24-26
The California Republican Cabal is holding it's annual convention in Sacramento this February 24th through the 26th. All those in favor of Black Lives Matter, Womyn's right to choose, loss of healthcare, Muslim ban, and MANY other issues should come to Sacramento and make our voices heard! Loud and Clear. Impeach them ALL!...
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:31AM
Understanding the Political Landscape of the City
This map shows the voting pattern in the Nov. 8, 2016, election for mayor of the City of Fresno broken down by precincts. It shows a Tale of Two Cities with the more affluent north Fresno voting for the conservative Republican candidate and the south voting for Henry Perea, the Democrat. If the rampant disenfranchisement of voters in the south was not so dramatic, Perea would have won. For example, voter turnout in Precinct 7 (in southwest Fresno) was 43% and Perea got 80% of those votes. In ...
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:03AM
Lake Oroville surges over emergency spillway for first time in history
Critics of the Delta Tunnels project said the Oroville Dam spillway rupture shows how basic dam assessments, management plans, and maintenance are being neglected as Governor Jerry Brown constantly promotes the California WaterFix as the "solution” to the state’s water supply and ecosystem problems. “According to the American Society of Engineers 2013 Report, there are 678 high hazard dams in California, and 48% of them do not have an emergency plan,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, execut...
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:24PM
GOP leader threatens Berkeley protesters for protesting at Cal Berkeley
In response to the February 1st protest in Berkeley against the assault on sanctuary campuses, a day later, GOP leader Dan Adamini, Secretary of the Marquette County Republican Party in Michigan promoted the idea that we need another Kent State massacre to bring an end to protests at Cal Berkeley!...
Posted: Wed Feb 8, 2017 9:45PM
Monterey County Residents to Challenge Plan to Turn Aquifer Into Oil Waste Dump
KING CITY, Calif. — Monterey County residents and members of the Center for Biological Diversity will attend a public hearing Thursday in King City to oppose a state plan to turn local underground water over to the oil industry for injection of contaminated waste fluid....
Posted: Wed Feb 8, 2017 11:03AM
A Public Bank for Oakland
A thriving local economy is something we all want to see—no controversy there. But we’ve been too quick to accept the prevailing notion that there is a tradeoff between that and providing ourselves with adequate housing, health care, or education programs. It’s time to align our fiscal practices with our social ideals. It’s time for the Public Bank of Oakland....
Posted: Wed Feb 8, 2017 9:40AM
Karuk Tribe, Forest Service and EcoAdapt Meet to Explore Climate Change Adaptation
The US Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest office, in partnership with the non-profit organization EcoAdapt and the Bureau of Land Management (California), met with the Karuk Tribe’s Department of Natural Resources on January 17th to receive input on their Northwestern California Climate Adaptation Project. The project intends to assess the climate change vulnerability of resources and habitats within the Klamath, Six Rivers, Mendocino, Shasta-Trinity National Forests, and BLM lands (Arcata, R...
Posted: Tue Feb 7, 2017 8:40PM
STAND with Planned Parenthood San José - February Call to Action
The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126...
Event Date: Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:00AM
Posted: Tue Feb 7, 2017 6:01PM
Protest: Stop the Trump Program!
Gather Justin Herman Plaza (Chelsea Manning Plaza)...
Event Date: Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 7, 2017 9:12AM
Thousands Protest Trump's Muslim Ban at San Francisco International Airport
On January 28, 2017, thousands of people gathered at airports in the United States to protest President Donald Trump's executive order returning refugees and other visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries. According to various sources, more than 2,000 people were at the protest at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York City with other protests appearing at airports around the U.S....
Posted: Tue Feb 7, 2017 12:32AM
California oil lobby tops spending in 2015-16 session with $36.1 million
This is a revised transcript of a short speech that I gave at the end of the “Changefest rally” held on the north steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento on January 21 and at a Sacramento Climate Coalition meeting on February 4. Photo: A water protector standing against Big Oil's Dakota Access Pipeline in front of one of the project's investors, Wells Fargo, in Sacramento this January. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Mon Feb 6, 2017 5:03PM