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text San Diego Violates Fluoridation Law, Legal Action Taken by Presidio Sentinel
California state law requires cities of 10,000 or more to add fluoride chemicals into its residents via the water supply but only if outside funds are available. Those outside funds have dried up in San Diego which has a local law prohibiting fluoridation. So fluoridation should cease in San Diego especially if taxpayers money is being used to continue fluoridating which is contrary to the intent of the 1995 state law....
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:54AM
image College seeks input form Native American community 480_powwow_2016_by_guido_39377_1.jpg by Corina Roberts
Moorpark College is seeking input from the indigenous community to learn how they can better serve Native American students, and become a destination college for the native community....
Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:58PM
text Is Wells Fargo an on-going criminal enterprise? by Lynda Carson
The Chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo in San Francisco is John Stumpf, who resides in a $7 million penthouse condominium on Russian Hill in San Francisco!...
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:08AM
text Lawsuit Filed to Protect Sea Life From Ocean Acidification, Climate Change by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, September 8, 2016 — The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to set new water-quality standards to combat ocean acidification or respond to a three-year-old Center petition demanding the agency address this growing threat to marine life. Despite scientific consensus that federal water-quality standards are outdated and inadequate to protect marine life from the corrosive effects of ocean acidification, the EPA has ignor...
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 4:49PM
text Senator Ben Allen Nominated for Presidential Champions of Change Award by Joanna McWilliams
Turtle Island nominated Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) for the prestigious White House Champions of Change Award....
Posted: Thu Sep 1, 2016 8:33AM
image WW CA Farmworkers Getting 8 Hour Day & Attacks On Workers Comp By DIR and Governor Brown 480_farmworker_on_strawberry_killed_graphic_1.jpg by KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek radio looks at the California legislature vote for an 8 hour day for agricultural workers and overtime with Al Rojas, a founder of the United Farmworkers of America. WorkWeek then examines the increasing attacks on California's injured workers through deregulation and control by the insurance industry of Workers Compensation...
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:28PM
image Lawsuit Launched Over California Cities' Killing of Threatened Santa Ana Suckers 480_santa_ana_sucker_paulbarrett_usfws_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., August 22, 2016 — Three conservation groups filed a notice of intent today to sue the cities of Colton and San Bernardino and their regional wastewater reclamation authority for illegally killing federally protected Santa Ana sucker fish. By halting water releases critical to maintaining surface flows of the Santa Ana River, the Rapid Infiltration and Extraction (RIX) treatment plant is stranding and killing threatened fish, violating the Endangered Species Act and dri...
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:29PM
image Justice For CTC Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll-Statement At Sacramento Trial 480_carroll_kathy_justice_for_her_and_diana_mansker_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Supporters of fired Commission on Teacher Credentialing Kathleen Carroll spoke out about the importance of the case. Carrie Clark is with the CA Healthy Workplace Advocates group read a statement prepared by the organization in defense of Carroll...
Posted: Tue Aug 9, 2016 9:56PM
image Millions of Acres of Forest Will Remain Protected for Marbled Murrelets in WA, OR, CA 480_marbledmurrelet_gusvlietvan_usfws_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Timber Industry Attempt to Open Lands to Logging Fails, But Designation Still Neglects Critical Marine Areas, Old-growth Forests on State, Private Lands...
Posted: Wed Aug 3, 2016 3:37PM
image Fired CTC Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll's Lawyer Dan Siegel On Retaliation Witnesses carroll__kathleen.png by Labor Video Project
Kathleen Carroll, a lawyer and fired whistleblower at the California Commission on Credentialing is facing accusations of being a sexual harasser and "stalker" at the trial at Sacramento County Court on August 1, 2016. She exposed a massive backlog of credentials for teachers that were not being processed, forced a state audit and was fired in retaliation....
Posted: Tue Aug 2, 2016 7:55AM
text Massive Mine Threatens America's Only Known Jaguar, Local Water Supplies by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz., July 29, 2016 — In an important development in the effort to save America’s only known jaguar, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Los Angeles regional office has recommended denial of an essential permit for the proposed Rosemont copper mine in southern Arizona. The denial recommendation was forwarded this week to the Corps’ San Francisco office, which has said it will issue a final decision within six months. The massive open pit copper mine would destroy thousands of acres of ...
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:16PM
text Nuclear Shutdown News July 2016 by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future. Here is out June 2016 report....
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:23PM
image Exoneration of Honorable Marcus Garvey ~ UNIA-ACL ~ August 2016 480_marcus-garvey-joyce-hayes_1.jpg by Senghor Jawara Baye
Friends of the UNIA-ACL in California seek an exoneration for Marcus Garvey. Ongoing parallel efforts for a complete and total pardon which expunges Mr. Garvey’s conviction, eliminates any penalties, restores any money or property lost, and is accompanied by a governmental apology for violating Mr. Garvey’s rights and impugning his good name, continues... The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey deserves nothing less. His words and deeds are revered all over the world and shall be forever....
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:21AM
image It is Time for the US to Pardon Jamacian National Hero ~ Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. 480_fde78f0b-9a8f-4fcf-8bc2-0e6176c8c732_cx8_cy0_cw89_mw1024_s_n_r1_1.jpg by Hisham Aidi
Youth of today are not familiar with the ideas and influence of Marcus Garvey. His name is not sampled in hip-hop tracks the way Malcolm X's name is, he is not the subject of Hollywood films, nor is his visage held up at rallies the way Martin Luther King's image appears at rallies for Obama. Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. was critical to the 20th century black freedom movement that continues today....
Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:02PM
image Attorney Toni Jaramilla Files Race Discrimination Complaint Against Islands Restaurant 480_henderson_-_conformed_complaint_page_17_1.jpg by JStevenson
Toni Jaramilla, a Los Angeles workers’ rights attorney, filed a civil lawsuit stemming from alleged race discrimination and retaliation in the workplace....
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:58AM
text Pipeline Company in Southern California Oil Spill Has Long History of Leaks by Center for Biological Diversity
VENTURA, Calif., June 23, 2016 — The company that just spilled thousands of gallons of crude near the California coast in Ventura has a decade-long history of oil spills in the state, according to information uncovered by the Center for Biological Diversity....
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:04PM
audio Dawn Collins on RootsCampLA 2016 (audio/mpeg 10.5mb) by wtul news
We talked to Dawn Collins about Roots Camp LA, a day long unconference at UNO Student Center this Saturday, June 25th, for progressive activists to gather and share stories of success organizing at the statewide level. This year's program includes a networking night friday at Kajun's on St Claude, and Saturday night spoken word....
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:25AM
audio The problem with writing in Bernie (audio/mpeg 1.8mb) by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
Will write-in presidential ballots for Bernie Sanders be counted or reported? Only in a few states unless Sanders files declarations of write-in candidacy, including lists of electors, and Bernie Sanders has stated throughout his campaign that he will not do so....
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:46PM
text Killer whales remain protected in Washington by via OCEANA
Olympia, WA, June 10, 2016 – Today the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously to maintain killer whales on the state’s Endangered Species List. This vote follows the recommendation of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists who prepared a detailed review of the status of Washington’s southern resident killer whales. Oceana commends the Commission for its decision given the dire situation. Only eighty-three killer whales remain in the southern resident populati...
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:03PM
image Green Party Moves Towards Declaring Itself Eco-Socialist 480_andrea_merida_cuellar_1.jpg by Jonathan Nack
Photo: Andrea Mérida Cuéllar, Green Party National Co-Chair "... it's clear that the working class in this country is ready for revolution. As the true left discusses reform vs. revolution, the Green Party is now uniquely positioned to finally be the electoral tactic of grassroots movements…"...
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:53AM