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New Reports Expose Racial and Economic Injustice, Ineffectiveness of Pollution Trading
Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, said, “Pollution trading schemes like cap-and-trade unjustly burden lower-income communities of color. This is a fact. So many of us are rightfully desperate for solutions to our climate crisis, but market-based policies won’t save us. The only real way to significantly reduce carbon pollution is to stop producing it. We must move off fossil fuels now.” Photo: Governor Jerry Brown speaks at the COP 23 in Bonn, Germany on November 1...
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:54PM
Jerry Brown tells indigenous protesters in Bonn, 'Let's put you in the ground'
“I wanted to leave a message here, for humanity and all of planet, that the peoples need to join to defend Mother Nature, the soil, water and air because they are being threatened,” said Ninawa Nuneshuni Kui, President of the Huni Kui People of Acre, Brazil. “And humanity needs Nature to survive. So I want to say that Nature and the air are not a means of commerce for anyone and it’s every human’s right to live in peace. Jerry Brown’s ‘American Pledge’ will lead to the displacement of my peop...
Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:50PM
The environmental injustice and dirty oil behind California's 'green’ facade
Governor Jerry Brown may be pulling “people together” and getting people to “wake up,” but not in the way that he intended, as increasing numbers of Californians mobilize against the Governor’s steadfast support of fracking and drilling dirty oil, a Big Oil-written cap-and-trade program and permits to pollute groundwater with oil wastewater in Kern County, as well as his environmentally unjust Delta Tunnels project....
Posted: Thu Nov 9, 2017 4:41PM
How Many Homeless Shelter Beds are there in Fresno ... and why it matters
The City of Fresno recently passed a Homeless No Camping ordinance. You can read about one action in resistance to that law here. This article explores the issue of shelter beds in Fresno. Photo below: This was a City of Fresno worker destroying a structure in a homeless encampment in 2011. Homeless advocates believe that instead of destroying homeless people’s modest homes, the City of Fresno should be helping them....
Posted: Thu Nov 9, 2017 10:08AM
Call SF Bd of Supes for Marijuana: We Voted 75% for It
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors, all Democrats, is currently doing everything they can to oppose the 75% of San Francisco voters who voted for Prop 64, the marijuana initiative, of November 2016. We need your phone calls, Emails and faxes now to demand enforcement of Prop 64 with marijuana stores everywhere in San Francisco....
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2017 7:42AM
Mass Campaign to Drive Out Trump and Pence Launches in Bay Area
The goal is to bring out ever increasing numbers of protesters, “hundreds, then thousands, then millions, day after day, night after night” until “the fascists are removed from the White House.” Photo by Jonathan Nack 11/4/17 S.F., CA...
Posted: Mon Nov 6, 2017 12:04AM
Rally in SF to Save Temporary Protected Status for Immigrants
San Francisco City Hall, Civic Center Steps...
Event Date: Tue Nov 7, 2017 12:00PM
Posted: Fri Nov 3, 2017 7:17AM
San Joaquin Valley parents, teachers, health advocates press state to suspend chlorpyrifos
Health advocates from the San Joaquin Valley called on the Central Regional Office (CRO) of the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) to urge the State to suspend agricultural use of brain-harming chlorpyrifos. The November 1st rally was led by members of Tulare County Coalition Advocating for Pesticide Safety (CAPS) and the Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN) outside DPR’s Central Regional Office in Clovis....
Posted: Thu Nov 2, 2017 4:36PM
SF November 4 It begins: The Trump/Pence Regime Must GO!
Union Square, San Francisco...
Event Date: Sat Nov 4, 2017 3:00PM
Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:49PM
It’s Not Your Father’s DSA
DSA’s membership has more than tripled since Bernie Sanders’ campaign, ballooning to around 30,000. It is now the largest socialist organization in the USA in 60 years. The new members are of a younger generation, with many being millennials....
Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:12PM
Santa Clara Valley Water District conditionally approves California WaterFix
The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board approved the resolution in spite of evidence provided by experts exposing the project’s flaws. Deirdre Des Jardins of California Water Research, who conducted an independent review of the science and engineering behind this project, told the board there have been “gross misrepresentations” about this project that should have give the District pause in supporting it. Photo: Groundwater recharge pond behind the Santa Clara Valley Water District of...
Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:46AM
Community Remains in the "Shadow of Bell v. Boise"
Inadequate Shelter Space Continues to Expose Santa Cruz to Litigation...
Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:20AM
House Keys, Not Handcuffs
The Standing in Solidarity with the Homeless event took place in Fresno on September 29, opposing the No Camping ordinance that went into effect that day. Photo below: There was a large contingent of police monitoring the event, which resulted in one arrest. Dallas Blanchard was arrested for laying on the grass at City Hall, protesting the Homeless No Camping ordinance. Photo by Richard Iyall, Cowlitz....
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:17PM
Metropolitan Water District Approves Delta Tunnels Funding
Delta Tunnels opponents said they were disappointed with the vote, although not surprised. They vowed to keep fighting the project, one that they say will create no new water while raising water rates and causing great harm to imperiled Sacramento River Chinook salmon, Delta smelt and other fish species. Photo: Jim Cox of the California Striped Bass Association, West Delta Chapter; Barbara Daly of North Delta Cares; Juliette Beck of the Sierra Club Yolano Group; and Adam Scow, California...
Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:26AM
Groups sue CDFW over permit to kill endangered salmon in Delta Tunnels
This suit is the first to challenge CDFW’s “take” permit for the tunnel operations. Representatives of the groups said the agency “improperly authorized” the California Department Water Resources to “kill and harm” state-protected fish species, including Sacramento River winter-run and spring-run chinook salmon, longfin smelt and Delta smelt. Ironically, the mission of the CDFW “is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend,...
Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 9:40AM
#NetNeutrality projected on AT&T building in Oakland
#NetNeutrality projected in Oakland on the side of the monolithic AT&T building, a company that wants to monopolize the net....
Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:00AM
Richmond Progressive Alliance Take-over By Mike Parker Who Now Wants To Annex N Richmond
Mike Parker has apparently taken over the Richmond Progressive Alliance and is now support Mayor Butt to take over N. Richmond for corporate speculators and developers...
Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:02PM
We Got This: Chelsea Manning Speaks Out at March Against White Supremacy (video)
Upbeat and greeted by a very enthusiastic crowd, Chelsea Manning made a surprise appearance at the March Against White Supremacy in Berkeley on September 23. Barely four months since she was released from prison for her incredibly brave act of conscience, Chelsea acknowledged defying naysayers who discourage her from speaking in public. It was only a week ago that the CIA cowed Harvard University into revoking her visiting fellowship. Chelsea emphasizes the importance of not relying on leade...
Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:26PM
ResistFest Santa Cruz 2017
ResistFest, another event for justice when we most need a change!...
Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:43PM
David Duke campaign contributor Vaughn Miller threatens lawsuit
In the face of incontrovertible documentation revealing him to be a campaign contributor to KKK fascist David Duke, wealthy Dallas real estate mogul Vaughn Miller, threatens lawsuit after being outed as a campaign contributor to David Duke’s failed 2016 Senate campaign!...
Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:43PM