$88.00 donated in past month
Rally and Protest at Driscoll's Berry Store and Distribution Center
1750 San Juan Rd, Aromas, CA 95004-9027...
Event Date: Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:25PM
Health Watchdog Sues Dow for Pesticide Air Pollution
Oakland, CA, September 20, 2016 - The national health watchdog Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has filed a lawsuit against Dow Chemical to address cancer risks posed by its fumigant pesticide Telone. Telone (a trade name for the chemical 1,3-Dichloropropene or 1,3-D) is a known carcinogen that pollutes dozens of rural areas throughout California; it is the third most heavily used pesticide in the state, and has been found to linger in the air for days after application....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:07PM
Familias Unidas por la Justicia Announce Next Steps after Historic Win
Sacramento, CA – Today, 9/22, Edgar Franks, organizer with Community to Community Development (C2C), the support organization for Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) reported on historic next steps following the culimination of FUJ’s organizing campaign. The farmworkers at Sakuma Bros. Berry Farm voted in a historic secret ballot election to have Familias Unidas por la Justicia represent them in negotiations for a union contract – the vote represents years of organizing and signals a new er...
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:26PM
Analysis: Monterey County Crude Worse for Climate Than Alberta Tar Sands Oil
SAN ARDO, Calif., September 21, 2016 — Crude from Monterey County's biggest oilfield is more climate damaging than any other large source of oil produced in, or imported into, California, according to a new Center for Biological Diversity analysis of state data. The Center’s report, titled Stealing California's Future, found that crude from the San Ardo oilfield is even more carbon-intensive than notoriously dirty oil from the Alberta tar sands in Canada (see PDF)....
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:29PM
We Clarify and Reiterate the Driscoll’s Boycott is in Full Force
We will continue our resistance, boycotting Driscoll's for a better life and a better future for farmworkers' families in San Quintín....
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:30PM
Aclaramos de Manera Reiterada Que el Boicot a Driscoll’s Sigue Con Más Fuerza
Seguiremos en resistencia del boicot a Driscoll's por una mejor vida y un mejor futuro para las familias jornaleros en San Quintín....
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:22PM
Freedom Sleepers Bed Down for #63 While Salinas Fights Camping Ban
At the edge of the seat of government--Santa Cruz City Hall--unholy birthplace place of anti-homeless laws. Banned from peaceful protest at night, the sleepers will be positioned on the Center St. sidewalk and assorted spots nearby throughout the night and into the morning. The Sleep-Out will run from Tuesday afternoon through mid-morning Wednesday. There will be no City Council meeting today (every 2nd and 4th Tuesday are the regular times). City bathrooms have recently been "closed fo...
Event Date: Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:55AM
We Stand with Standing Rock 9-18-2016
Many people gathered and demonstrated again to stop the No. Dakota Pipeline!...
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:51AM
Celebration of of the Beach Flats Mural 9-17-2016
The mural in the Beach Flats Park was painted over by the City of Santa Cruz and now it is being repainted!...
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:47AM
Getting a Good Night's Sleep at City Hall with the Freedom Sleepers
After a chilly series of summer nights for people on the street in Santa Cruz, temperatures have increased, and so has attendance at the Freedom Sleepers community sleepouts held at city hall. About three dozen sleepers made it through the night at the sleepout held on August 30, and attendance was nearly as high at the sleepouts organized on September 6 and September 13. Since July of 2015, the Freedom Sleepers have gathered to sleep at city hall one night a week to protest local laws that c...
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:27PM
Mni Wiconi/Water Is Life, Food Not Bombs, Come-Unity Gathering
Santa Cruz Post Office, at Water and Front Street, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:51PM
Six Month Birthday Party for the Flagpole Community
Sherwood Park 940 N Main St, Salinas, California 93906...
Event Date: Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:00AM
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:31PM
Speak Out Against the Proposed Camping/Loitering Ordinance at Salinas City Council Meeting
SALINAS CITY HALL 200 Lincoln Ave Salinas, CA 93901...
Event Date: Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:28PM
Salinas City Council to consider camping ban ordinance
On Tuesday, September 20 the Salinas City Council will consider for adoption an ordinance that prohibits camping in public areas within the City of Salinas. The ordinance also prohibits "loitering", and other mundane activities such as lying on a public bench and sitting on a fire hydrant....
Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:32PM
Santa Cruz Residents Rally to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
Residents in Santa Cruz gathered at the Town Clock on September 13 as part of a national day of action to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and to support the Standing Rock Sioux and the Native Americans protecting the land and the water near the tribe's land. "Join us to call on President Obama to instruct the Army Corps of Engineers to revoke the permits for this dirty oil pipeline," an announcement for the event in Santa Cruz read. "The movement to stop the Dakota Acce...
Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:29PM
Explore Your Social Justice Community Workshop
Thank you Sarah Durant for your help with this posting! The Resource Center for Nonviolence held a workshop on September 10 and 11 called Explore Your Social Justice Community. The workshop was geared toward budding activists who want to get started in social change and longtime activists that wanted to deepen and broaden their knowledge of nonviolent strategies and local social justice campaigns while building connections in the local community...
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:02PM
FWP Applauds Resolution to Four-Year Labor Dispute Between Farmworkers and Supplier to Driscoll's Berries
Portland, OR, September 13, 2016 – Fair World Project, a project of the Organic Consumers Association, the nation’s largest network of green and ethical consumers, is proud to announce the results of an election on September 12 that confirmed the independent union Familias Unidas por la Justicia (Familias Unidas) as the formal representatives of farm workers at Sakuma Brothers Farm (Sakuma) in Washington State, supplier to Driscoll’s, the largest berry distributor in the world. Fair World Pro...
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:26PM
National day of action against the Dakota Access Pipeline 9-13-16
We in Santa Cruz joined with others around the world to show our support with Standing Rock!...
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:07PM
Lawsuit Launched to Protect West Coast Whales From Dying in Nets
Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect endangered whales from mile-long drift gillnets and strings of sablefish pots off the West Coast. After two years of record reports of whales entangled in fishing gear off the West Coast — more than 60 in 2015 alone — 40 whales were reportedly entangled as of June 30, putting 2016 on pace to break records again. New information indicates that one humpback whale population that migrates f...
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:36AM
Pesticide Applications Near Elementary School Launch Community Into Action
Applications near Amesti Elementary bolster demands for new protections for schoolchildren. Figure: Fumigant application near Amesti Elementary & Pacific Coast Charter School on Sat., Sept. 10....
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:11AM