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image Tests reveal toxic cocktail as media covers up CA. oil spill's root cause 120_what_s_worse.jpg original image ( 600x600) - by Dan Bacher
While Governor Brown, other state officlals and the mainstream media continue to falsely portray California as a "green" state, the devastation of the oil spill shows the fragility of California's ocean waters - and exposes the failure of state and federal officials to stop a disaster like this, due to the capture of the state's regulatory apparatus by Big Oil. Photo and meme courtesy of Stop Fooling California.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 8:28AM
image The Che Cafe Must Stay! 120_24mar15che.jpg original image ( 480x360) - by IndyRadio
Across the country, students meeting spaces on campus are being replaced by commercial shopping malls and fast food courts. Student controlled venues are being driven out to remove the competition with this encroaching exploitation. At UCSD, the Student Union is one of the largest - with 30,000 "customers" daily. Here, students defend the legacy of the University as they Occupy the Che Cafe'
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:47PM
audio Mideast Migraines - Dismantling D Washington, UCSC presentation, part II (audio/mpeg 131.8MB) - by Ren Tawil
Completion of critique of the so-called Rev. Dumisani Washington's talk/PPP on May 21 at University of California, attempting to link the words of M. L. King Jr. with a defense of Israel and Zionism; music of Arab Americans & Musicians of the Nile. Length: 1:55:08/ Date Recorded: 2015-06-01/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (135MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:54PM
image Unconditional Anti-Oppression: The Rise of Anti-Speciesism in the Anarchist Movement 120_attention_anarchy.jpg original image ( 552x690) - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
Negotiation is over. Moving beyond liberal veganism.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:50PM
image District Attorney’s Handling of Cat Shooting Case Probed by Animal Legal Defense Fund 120_kristen_lindsey_texas_veterinarian_cat_killing_bow_and_arrow.jpg original image ( 240x240) - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
AUSTIN — On June 26, the Animal Legal Defense Fund invited Austin County District Attorney Travis J. Koehn under the Texas Public Information Act (Tex. Gov. Code § 552.001 et seq.) to produce all records relating to the criminal case against Kristen Lindsey, a veterinarian who killed a cat with a bow and arrow. Ms. Lindsey outraged animal lovers in April after posting a photo of herself on Facebook holding an orange cat with an arrow through its head, stating “My first bow kill, lol. The...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:27PM
image New Tests Find Toxic Cocktail in Santa Barbara Spill 120_santa_barbara_oil_spill_food_and_water_watch_test_becca_claassen_scott_smith.jpg original image ( 471x266) - by via Food & Water Watch
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Numerous toxic chemicals known to pose severe threats to human health and marine life contaminated the Pacific Ocean and beaches when more than 100,000 gallons of oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline in Santa Barbara County, according to independent test results released today by Water Defense. The non-profit organization’s testing of spilled oil deposited on the beach and water samples collected from the May 19 Refugio State Beach oil spill confirmed the presence of s...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:09PM
audio Mideast Migraines - "Pastor" Dumisani Washington, a critique (audio/mpeg 129.4MB) - by Ren Tawil
An overview of Christian Zionist Dumisani Washington's presentation at UCSC, May 21st; music by Aza. Length: 1:53:05/ Date Recorded: 2015-05-25/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (133MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:37PM
text The Question of a US form of fascism - by Steve Martinot
In recent years, the term "fascism" is heard more and more. With the growing epidemic of police killings, mostly of people of color, with the intentional maintenance and growth of the largest prison system in the world (with practically a political guarantee of recidivism), with police making lethal demands for obedience, with the increasing corporate technological destruction of land and oceans, and with the constant obsessions with war (a misnomer for massacre from a distance), the term "fa...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:14AM
audio This Week in Palestine, June 26th, 2015 (audio/mpeg 9.7MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for June 20th, to the 26th, 2015.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:31PM
image Ignoring the real roots of American violence 120_shrine_at_emanuel_ame_church-a.jpg original image ( 330x236) - by Danny Katch, Socialist Worker
Danny Katch considers the arguments put forward by liberal figures whose first response to the Charleston mass murders was to talk about the need for gun control.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:26PM
text Costco members, fishermen, environmental, labor groups demand Costco say no to GE salmon - by via Center for Food Safety
ISSAQUAH, Wash. — A coalition including Community Alliance for Global Justice, fishermen, members of UFCW Local 21 and concerned Costco customers rallied in front of the Costco next door to store headquarters and presented more than 300,000 petition signatures demanding that Costco Wholesale (COST) publicly commit to not sell genetically engineered (GE) salmon.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:15PM
text Nepal Post Earthquake Aid Falls Short of Goals No Debt Relief Pledged at Nepal Recovery C - by Sophia Har
This week's Nepal donor conference pledged $4.4 billion in aid to Nepal, short of the $6.6 billion Nepal requested for earthquake recovery. About half of the total financing is loans and half is grants. Nepal did not receive any pledges of debt relief while world leaders gathered in Kathmandu. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday Nepal will not qualify for its new emergency debt relief trust fund.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:53PM
image Teens win interim lawsuit in climate change case in Washington State 120_2009-families-facing-climate-change.jpg original image ( 640x427) - by John Englart (Takver)
On Tuesday in Washington State King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill issued a judgement ordering the Washington Department of Ecology to reconsider a citzen petition on rulemaking for greenhouse gas reductions according to the best available science.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:09AM
image Pacific Island Nations threaten legal action against major climate polluters 120_gp0stp381-640w.jpg original image ( 640x427) - by John Englart (Takver)
The Pacific Declaration for Climate Justice signed by several Pacific Nations on June 8, 2015, threatens legal action to recover damages against major greenhouse gas polluters that have contributed to climate change.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:48AM
text This Saturday (6/27) is National "Burn The Confederate Flag" Day - by #FeelTheBurn #TakeItDown
The Confederate flag is the flag of racism, and it flew high as a young, angry, ignorant white man murdered 9 innocent African Americans. Fortunately, our First Amendment right gives us the power of free speech that will allow us to display our feelings by burning the flag of slavery from sea to shining sea.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:10PM
image Healing Our Wounds: Restorative Justice Needed For Albert Woodfox, The BPP, And The Nation 120_albertquote-ai.jpg original image ( 806x1008) - by Angola 3 News
On Monday, June 8, 2015, US District Court Judge James Brady ruled that the Angola 3's Albert Woodfox be both immediately released and barred from a retrial. Among those who communicated with Albert during that emotional week was Southern University Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell. In the days following Judge Brady's ruling, she was a featured guest on several television and radio shows that focused on Albert's case, including National Public Radio. In this interview with Angola 3 News, Pr...
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:16PM
text Nuclear Shutdown News June 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline the decline and fall of nuclear power
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:22PM
image Protesters urge state officials to halt Santa Barbara offshore drilling expansion 120_rally.jpg original image ( 600x400) - by Dan Bacher
“The last thing this oil-drenched area needs is more drilling,” said Michelle Bednash, a resident of Goleta. “The State Lands Commission should safeguard our public lands and focus on decommissioning offshore oil wells and promoting sustainable energy." Photo of Wednesday's rally in Goleta courtesy of the Center for Biological Diversity.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:34AM
text AWI Applauds Humane Cosmetics Act Introduction - by via Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) applauds Representatives Martha McSally (R-AZ), Don Beyer (D-VA), Joe Heck (R-NV), and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) for introducing the Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 2858). This bipartisan bill would phase out the use of animal testing for cosmetics manufactured or sold in the United States.
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:37PM
image University of Denver Sturm College of Law Launches New Professorship in Animal Rights Law 120_university-of-denver_animal_rights_law.jpg original image ( 300x158) - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
DENVER, CO — The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is gratified to announce the creation of a new Professorship that will bolster students’ ability and interest in representing animal rights. Funded by a generous gift from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and appointed by the dean of Denver Law, the ALDF Professorship will provide support for a faculty member dedicated to advancing the interests of animals through the legal system and engaging students in this field of work. T...
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:34PM

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