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Africa Day 2016 connects "Roots" in the State of California to the African Union
Africa Day 2016 we honor the contributions of "California African Roots" and US Colored Troops who died during the US Civil War is the day 'Roots' will allow new audiences to experience this epic family saga with a new vision that is both incredibly inspiring and tremendously entertaining. The broader conversation in the State of California, documenting the "Roots" of people of African ancestry builds upon the legacy of Honorable Mervyn M. Dymally, his legislative act remains a open secret...
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 3:21PM
Africa Day 2016 ~ Expanding California-Pan African Trade and Commerce
A commitment by the State of California toward structured relationships between Africa to define key goals and identify specific projects to which collective African efforts, governmental and nongovernmental, will be directed. Africa Day 2016, we begin again to chart a way forward in institutionalizing processes of California Pan-African Trade and Commerce that manifest equity and equal opportunity
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:37AM
Africa Day 2016 at the California State Capitol featuring Roots Sunday
Africa Day 2016 we feature a new imagination of ROOTS for the first time in 40 years and encourage a broader conversation of the ongoing impacts of “Slavery in California, ” unique targeted Legislation with Judicial and Executive acts specific to people of African ancestry by the State of California.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 4:37AM
New Community Resource: It's a Trap!
(May 6, 2016) Today the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NLGSF) released a simple but critical piece of public education on undercover law enforcement, informants and cooperating witnesses. It's a Trap! (see PDF) provides basic information that everyone should know about the tactics of law enforcement, but that may be particularly important for political activists and those who are, or who are perceived to be, Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim or South Asian.
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 3:01PM
Two Years Frack-Free in the Sespe!
Environmental advocates celebrate two-year halt on fracking in Los Padres National Forest
Posted: Sat May 14, 2016 8:46AM
AT&T Shareholders meet Communications Workers of America
This article discusses AT&T connections to BIG MONEY. Learn about efforts to silence the voice of labor and progressive shareholders' motions for transparency in AT&T political donations and lobbying.
Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 3:53PM
Grape and nut glut drying up Golden State
California water officials and mainstream media assertions this epic drought has caused socioeconomic and a financial disaster to the State's economy is not supported by the facts published in government reports.Three years into the drought and the Golden State's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reached a record $2.31 trillion, agriculture revenues higher than ever, statewide building permits doubled, and more water-guzzling permanent crops planted, and state mandated cutbacks in urban water use,...
Posted: Wed May 4, 2016 5:53PM
UFW wins election to represent 240 farm workers at Ventura County companies
Farm workers at two related Oxnard, Calif. companies with a total of 240 employees at peak season voted April 20, 2016 (today) to be represented by the United Farm Workers in an election conducted by the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board. Workers at Hiji Bros., Inc. and Seaview Growers Inc. cast ballots to decertify and replace the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 with the UFW on a vote of 111 for the UFW, 61 for UFCW Local 5 and 6 for no-union. Hiji Bros. grows celery, lettu...
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:35PM
RNs Welcome Bill to Step Up Public Safety for Patients in Hospital ‘Observation'
(April 15, 2016) California nurses are heralding the advance of a State Senate bill that would significantly expand public oversight and protections for one of the least reported problems in U.S. hospitals – the placement of patients in “observation” status, where they can be held for hours or days with less public oversight and fewer protections.
Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:58PM
West Coast Fisher Denied Endangered Species Act Protection in Bow to Timber Industry
PORTLAND, Ore., April 14, 2016 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today denied Endangered Species Act protection to West Coast fishers, mid-sized forest carnivores that were proposed for federal protection in October throughout their range in California, Oregon and Washington. Following pressure from the timber industry, the Service withdrew the proposed protection despite overwhelming scientific evidence that the survival of the rare carnivores is threatened by logging, toxic chemicals u...
Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:32PM
California Police Transparency Bill Passes First Legislative Hurdle
SACRAMENTO, April 12, 2016 –With a 5-1 vote in the Senate’s Public Safety Committee today, Senator Mark Leno’s Senate Bill 1286 will advance in the California Legislature. The bill gives the public access to crucial information about how police departments handle the most serious uses of force and confirmed instances of officer misconduct.
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:09PM
West Coast Water Quality Standards Not Strong Enough to Fight Ocean Acidification
OAKLAND, Calif., April 13, 2016 — A new scientific paper published today in the journal Ocean & Coastal Management concludes that current water quality criteria are inadequate to address ocean acidification on the West Coast. This paper and a related report published last week call for major changes in how California, Oregon and Washington deal with ocean acidification triggered by the high carbon emissions that are also causing climate change.
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:02PM
Monarchs Are Not on the Road to Recovery
Endangered Species Act protection essential to monarchs’ survival
Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:27PM
Support SB 1286 to shed light on police misconduct and use of force
Investigation of police abuse and violence against members of the public shouldn't be hidden from us, the taxpaying public!
Posted: Wed Apr 6, 2016 6:17PM
BLM OKs Industrial Solar Project That Would Block Bighorn Sheep Movement in Mojave
BARSTOW, Calif., April 5, 2016 — The Bureau of Land Management today issued a decision allowing the Soda Mountain Solar project to move forward on developing more than 2,813 acres of public land directly adjacent to the Mojave National Preserve that would cut off a vital route for desert bighorn sheep and damage other desert resources.
Posted: Wed Apr 6, 2016 2:48PM
Green Sea Turtles Recovering on U.S. Coasts
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 — The success of green sea turtles’ recovery on the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific coasts warrants downgrading their status from “endangered” to “threatened,” according to today’s announcement by National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in response to a petition from the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs. But the agencies emphasized that the growing threat of climate change and sea-level rise — particularly on low-lying nesti...
Posted: Wed Apr 6, 2016 2:39PM
Lawsuit Challenges FDA's Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon
SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2016 — A broad coalition of environmental, consumer and commercial and recreational fishing organizations today sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approving the first-ever genetically engineered food animal, an Atlantic salmon engineered to grow quickly. The man-made salmon was created by AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. with DNA from three fish: Atlantic salmon, Pacific king salmon and Arctic ocean eelpout. This marks the first time any government in the w...
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:21PM
Mary Kay Henry - Members Demand Say Aside The Rigged Election Results In SEIU 1021!
Candidates and members of SEIU 1021 which has over 50,000 members discuss how their union's election was manipulated that ending up dis-enfranchize the members.
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:34PM
UC Falsely Equates Anti-Semitism with Anti-Zionism; Moron Trump leads with Cal Repubs
The Regents of the University of California are now falsely equating anti-Semitism with anti-Zionism in a desperate effort to stop the successful Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Belgium, the site of a terrorist organization known as NATO, allows former Israeli security agents to run the security at the Brussels airport, the site of recent bombings, adding to suspicion that these bombings, like all previous bombings, were an inside job. California, a bellwether stat...
Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:21PM
La población más grande de la mariposa monarca podría desaparecer en 20 años
WASHINGTON- La población migratoria oriental de la mariposa monarca - que incluye el 99 por ciento de las monarcas del mundo - se encuentra en alto riesgo de extinción a menos que, en las siguientes dos décadas la población se recupere, según un nuevo estudio publicado por la revista científica Nature.
Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:09PM