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text "We live in a time of radical counter-enlightenment" by Rainer Mausfeld
Political struggle always means the struggle over the definitional power and appropriation of the world. For decades, neoliberalism has carried out a redistribution project against the majority of the population. This neoliberal project is only possible when the democratic substance is dismantled or neutralized. More and more people recognize the rupture between ideology and reality....
Posted: Mon Dec 3, 2018 3:39AM
image Public Risks from the Woolsey Fire and the Santa Susana Field Laboratory: A Letter to DTSC 480_mohsen-nazemi-california-department-toxic-substances-control_1.jpg by Bradley Allen
On November 19, representatives Henry Stern and Jesse Gabriel authored a joint letter to Barbara Lee, Director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). In their letter, Senator Stern and Assemblymember Gabriel call for "full transparency" to "ensure the public is fully aware of any public health risks posed by the Woolsey Fire on Santa Susana Field Laboratory." Prior to the first round of data analysis, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control reported ...
Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:10AM
image Woolsey Fire Burns Toxic Santa Susana Reactor Site 480_woolsey_fire_satellite_image_november_9_2018.jpg by John Laforge, CounterPunch
The Woolsey Fire’s progress through to Oak Park indicates that much of the toxic site burned, according to the Los Angeles chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility which has investigated Santa Susana Field Laboratory radiation risks for 30 years....
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:48PM
text USDA Withholds Names Of Turkey Companies Spreading Salmonella by FN
Update on the turkey salmonella outbreak which has spread to 35 states as of November....
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:45AM
image "The Cleaners" An Interview With Film Directors Hans Bloch & Moritz Riesewieck the_cleaners_eye.jpeg by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek interviews film makers Hans Bloch & Moritz Riesewieck about their film "The Cleaners" who are hired to do the censoring on Facebook....
Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:12AM
image California Fire Near Nuclear Accident Site 480_ssfl-aerial-start-of-fire-nov-8-2018_1.jpg by John Mecklin, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientis
The Los Angeles Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility notes that the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site is contaminated in a variety of ways: “Decades of nuclear and rocket-engine testing activity, including nuclear reactor accidents and other toxic spills and releases, have resulted in widespread contamination throughout [the lab’s] 2,850-acre facility.”...
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:55PM
image Massive Woolsey Fire Began On Contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Close to Site of Partial Meltdown 480_chatsworth-substation-ssfl_1.jpg by Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles
Electric Substation at Santa Susana Field Laboratory Tripped Two Minutes Before Fire Reported...
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:19PM
image Woolsey Fire Burns Nuclear Meltdown Site that State Toxics Agency Failed to Clean Up 480_santa-susana-field-laboratory-woolsey-fire-nov-8-2018_1.jpg by Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles
The Woolsey Fire began on the property of the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), a former nuclear and rocket engine testing site. SSFL is one of the most contaminated sites in the nation, subject of a promised but long-delayed state and federal cleanup; it is heavily contaminated with well documented nuclear and chemical contamination, from, among other things, a partial nuclear meltdown....
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:01AM
text Nuke Plants Cause Cancer Deaths, Rates Fall When They Shut Down by Michael Steinberg
A recent study shows that nuclear power plants cause excess cancer deaths though their routine radioactive releases when they are operating. The rate of cancer deaths declines after they shut down....
Posted: Thu Nov 1, 2018 3:08PM
image Support Riseup.net, the Friendly, Radical, Tech Collective That Supports You 120_we-riseup-net.jpg by The Riseup Collective
There is a war being fought over your communication....
Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:03PM
document Shocking Study: 15 Million U.S. Residents Had Water Shut Off in 2016 rpt_water_shutoffs_survey-web.pdf_140_.jpg by Food & Water Watch
First of its kind national survey by Food & Water Watch reveals hidden and massive water affordability crisis...
Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:14PM
image URGENT: Yanomami are dying of measles 480_18cbbed5-a886-4dbd-a439-a5255bd6bc18_1.jpg by Survival International
Yanomami indigenous people in Venezuela and Brazil are dying from a devastating measles outbreak which is sweeping through their communities. Survival has been sounding the alarm about the deadly epidemic, but this urgent humanitarian crisis is getting worse. Many more Yanomami are sick and dying....
Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:20AM
text Affordable Rents? A State of Emergency Intensifies by Werner Rugemer and others
Rents explode in cities after massive sales of public housing to brutal investors. In 1987, there were 5.5 million social apartments in Germany. Today, there are only 1.5 million. Land speculation is prevented in Vienna. The Vienna Housing Fund buys up possible development land. In impoverished Germany after WW1, local communities built hundreds of thousands of nonprofit apartments thanks to pressure from below....
Posted: Mon Oct 1, 2018 4:32AM
text Against the Rent Madness and For a Nonprofit Orientation! by A Helm, T Krebs and L Mayer
The Alternative Housing Summit on Sept 21 inBerlin discussed alternatives to the market-based housing policy. Exploding rents and lack of affordable housing are the most burning social questions and drive people to the streets. More market is not the solution! Housing for People, not for Profits!...
Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:53AM
text Puerto Rico Struggles to Rebuild from Hurricanes Say Religious Leaders by Kate Zeller
Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico last September 20th. According to the Associated Press, 60,000 thousand homes still have temporary or blue-tarp-covered roofs that would not survive a Category 1 hurricane. Tens of thousands of people across the island still lack access to housing or reliable electricity. After the hurricanes more than 130,000 people migrated to US States away from the island....
Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:56PM
audio Keith McHenry & Barbara Brust on AB2178's Restrictions on Sharing Free Meals with the Poor (audio/mpeg 20.6mb) by A Rude Awakening
Keith McHenry of Food Not Bombs and Barbara Brust of Consider the Homeless speak on California AB-2178, which would impose new restrictions on individuals and community groups that share free meals....
Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:28PM
document Federal Appeals Court Affirms Right of Homeless Persons to Not Be Punished for Sleeping in Public Absence of Alternatives martin_vs._boise_2018.pdf_140_.jpg by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
(September 4, 2018, Boise, Idaho) – Today the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that homeless persons cannot be punished for sleeping outside in the absence of adequate alternatives in Martin v. Boise (formerly Bell v. Boise), a lawsuit challenging Boise, Idaho’s ban on sleeping in public. In so holding, the court of appeals permitted various homeless individuals who have received criminal citations under Boise’s policy to proceed with their constitutional claims against the City. The Nat...
Posted: Fri Sep 7, 2018 3:29PM
image Toxins In The Flesh Of Murdered Animals Include Blood, Sweat, And Tears 480_565_1.jpg by Fruitarian Network
Mammal, bird, and fish flesh, eggs and dairy kill more people annually in the world than tobacco, alcohol, traffic accidents, war, domestic violence, guns, and drugs combined....
Posted: Thu Sep 6, 2018 2:47PM
text Promote Public Housing! by Sebastian Gerhardt
A basic principle of the market economy is that the market only reacts to solvent demand, not to needs. If a need is not reflected in solvent demand, the market simply does not react. Supply-side expansion of affordable housing is key, not subject promotion....
Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:08PM
document Homeless People in RVs Ask the Court to Stop the City’s Ticketing and Impoundment of Their Vehicles press_release.pdf_140_.jpg by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
(July 26, 2018, Washington, DC) – Hundreds of homeless people in San Diego, many with disabilities, hope to lawfully stay in their RVs and other vehicles after today’s preliminary injunction hearing. The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, along with Disability Rights California, Fish & Richardson PC, and others, will be heard in court at 2 p.m. PST today to request that ticketing and impounding of homeless persons’ vehicles, often the only form of shelter available to poor and dis...
Posted: Thu Aug 2, 2018 12:47AM