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image 2018 Juneteenth - US Census of Agriculture 480_img_8307_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Everyone should take the time to reflect upon the final Confederate Port, Galveston Island, Texas and honor the legacy of the US Colored Troops, many who used military pay and pensions to become Black Agriculture Producers....
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:08PM
document Tenants Together Report Reveals that Evictions in California are Triple Previous Estimates ca_evictions_are_fast_and_frequent.pdf_140_.jpg by Tenants Together
One statistic is always missing from any debate on California housing: the number of tenants facing eviction annually. Tenants Together, California’s statewide organization for renters’ rights, recently obtained and analyzed eviction data from the state’s Judicial Council. Although the Judicial Council collects eviction data, its annual reports do not set forth its eviction data. Given the statewide displacement crisis, Tenants Together requested the raw eviction data which gives an important...
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 11:10AM
text Bay Area News Group article on the Governor's race ignores Delaine Eastin by Stanley Sokolow
A news article today from the publisher of The Santa Cruz Sentinel, The San Jose Mercury News, and many other local newspapers, speaks about the positions of gubernatorial candidates on higher education in California. It completely ignores Delaine Eastin although she is tied in recent polls with one candidate that they did talk about. Eastin knows education in California, has big plans for it, and they should have included her in the story....
Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:27AM
text California landlords are fined $8,000 by HUD for racist rental practices by Lynda Carson
Despite doing business in California, and being fined $8,000 for being involved in racist rental practices, records with the Bureau of Real Estate reveal that the status of the real estate license for Macbeth Apartment Services Inc., is expired and according to records with the Secretary of State their corporation status has been suspended!...
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 11:51PM
text The Homeless Youth Epidemic is Growing: What are the Solutions to End it? by Megan Lee
This article is about how not having adequate housing affects students in the classroom and how California needs more low-income housing so that students have an adequate space to live and complete homework assignments....
Posted: Wed May 2, 2018 1:32PM
image Coastal Trapping Ban Sought to Protect Oregon's Vanishing Humboldt Martens 480_humboldt-marten-3-charlotte-eriksson-oregon-state-university-fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
New Study Finds Traps Could Wipe Out Imperiled Otter Relative...
Posted: Wed Apr 4, 2018 10:33PM
image Indefinite Detention Is Torture 480_pict0055-thumb-275x366-1504_1.jpg by Curt Wechsler
Habeas corpus, or the Great Writ, is the legal procedure that keeps the government from holding you indefinitely without showing cause. “The serious physical and psychological harm that results from such detention can constitute cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment,” charges The Center for Victims of Torture. “These effects are amplified in detainees who have been tortured or experienced trauma prior to commencement of indefinite detention.”...
Posted: Tue Apr 3, 2018 3:45PM
text Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018 by Michael Steinberg
While the San Diego nuclear plant in SoCall shut down in 2012, it's still causing a lot of trouble....
Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:49PM
image Native-led Nonprofit Files to Axe Gas Plant Project on Sacred Lands 480_mati_waiya_chumash_elder_wishtoyo_1.jpg by Earthjustice
Calpine Corporation requested to freeze its application process, but the Wishtoyo Foundation and Earthjustice say this misguided project must end now...
Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:02PM
document Lawsuit Launched to Force Trump Administration to Curb Risks From Pesticide Malathion noi-letter-malathion-2018-3-20.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2018 — The Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Environmental Health and Californians for Pesticide Reform filed a formal notice of intent today to sue two federal agencies for failing to finalize measures to protect endangered wildlife and the environment from pesticides containing the chemical malathion....
Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:41PM
text Feds Propose Increasing Destructive Off-road Vehicle Access in Mojave Desert by Center for Biological Diversity
MORENO VALLEY, Calif., March 16, 2018 — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management today proposed increasing off-road vehicle access in the western Mojave Desert, despite a court order that required the agency to reanalyze ORV routes to ensure this fragile ecosystem is protected....
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:42PM
document Ventura County Put Water Supply at Risk of Oilfield Contamination 20180221_lpfwcbdcfrog_complaintletter.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
County Failed to Require Pipeline Shutdown Following Flood Warnings...
Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:59PM
image Nestlé and Others Cashing in On U.S. Water Infrastructure Crisis 480_bottled_water_cost_1.jpg by Food & Water Watch
New Report Examines Bottled Water Marketing and Impacts on People and the Environment...
Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:23PM
document Report Reveals Rapid Growth of Homeless Tent Cities Across U.S. tent_city_usa_2017.pdf_140_.jpg by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
(December 20, 2017, Washington, D.C.) The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty released a new report, Tent City USA: The Growth of America’s Homeless Encampments and How Communities are Responding, reviewing the rapid growth of homeless people living in tents across the United States over the past decade, as measured by documentation in media reports....
Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:53PM
text Flawed Fee Analysis Diverts Fur-trapping Costs to California Taxpayers by Center for Biological Diversity
Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Expenses Left Out of State Study...
Posted: Mon Feb 5, 2018 10:33AM
image Worldwide Actions Commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th Birthday, Demand Freedom 480_tamimi-ahed-graphic-samidoun_1.jpg by IMEMC
Protests and actions around the world marked the 17th birthday of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi. With birthday songs, cakes and cards as well as strong, powerful protest actions against Israeli occupation and colonization, the streets of international cities marked days of action called for by Samidoun, the Free the Tamimi Women campaign and other organizations to demand the release of Ahed, imprisoned since 19 December and facing charges before an Israeli military court....
Posted: Sun Feb 4, 2018 1:34PM
text Analysis: Trump Offshore Plan Could Cause More Than 5,000 Oil Spills by Center for Biological Diversity
More Than 34 Million Gallons Could Be Dumped Along America's Coasts...
Posted: Fri Feb 2, 2018 9:58PM
text California Draft Elk Management Plan Lacks Science, Shortchanges Conservation by Center for Biological Diversity
Plan Missing Basic Elk Population Data, Scapegoats Wolves...
Posted: Fri Feb 2, 2018 9:45PM
image 2018 Rosa Parks Day remembering the Women's Political Council img_6713.jpg by Leamona Woodley
The State of California is poised to celebrate the 18th Annual, Rosa Parks Day by sharing the legacy of the Women's Political Council, Montgomery, Alabama. Dr. Mary Fair Burks leadership helped provided the essential structure and unsung support for Rosa Parks, long before that fateful day on December 1, 1955....
Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:23AM
image Struggles of Using Legal Recourse as a Path Toward Better Prison Conditions 480_prison-abolition_1.jpg by National Lawyers Guild
It seems there could never be enough legal support to help the millions of prisoners who would benefit from having a lawyer at arms’ length. Whether it is lack of medical care, abhorrent nutrition, exposure to extreme temperatures, lack of clean water, or brutality by prison guards, there are endless inhumane conditions prisoners are forced to live through on a daily basis. The National Lawyers Guild’s National Office receives letter after letter from prisoners, mainly requesting a copy of th...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:38PM