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image Expanding Participation with the 2017 Ag Census in the "Farm to Fork Capitol of America" 480_spring_mix_09_155_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
California Black Farmers and Agriculturalists have an ongoing community based partnership with the National Agriculture Statistical Service. We encourage active civic participation by new, returning and seasoned Agriculture producers to identify gaps in service delivery necessary to reduce gaps of economic parity and epidemic levels of health disparities that ravage our communities....
Posted: Fri Dec 1, 2017 5:53PM
text Nuclear Shutdown News November 2017 by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free world. Here is our November 2017 report:...
Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:38PM
image Costco Pies Are Cheap; And Contain Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil 480_costco_lattice_palm_oil_pies_1.jpg by Tomas DiFiore
Costco, RSPO, Wilmar, Cargill, IOI, does it matter? It’s overwhelmingly the big companies that are destroying forest to create oil palm plantations and causing dangerous climate change. Studies not only show that the narrative about who’s causing deforestation is incorrect. They also reflect broader, global issues about the unequal distribution of land. A recent background paper for the 2014 issue of the FAO’s State of Food and Agriculture report estimated that the world has somewhat over 570...
Posted: Sun Oct 8, 2017 1:54PM
text Outing the KKK and more fascist David Duke campaign contributors by Lynda Carson
White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and hate groups are active all across the nation, and they are supporting the fascist Trump regime in Washington D.C.!...
Posted: Sat Oct 7, 2017 12:04AM
image Health & Farmworker Advocates Respond to California’s Interim Mitigations for Chlorpyrifos 480_sactosep1517bancpf_1.jpg by Californians for Pesticide Reform
"The fact remains that US EPA scientists last November found all current uses of chlorpyrifos on food-related crops put children at risk due to unsafe levels in our food, air, water, and workplaces. Like the Trump Administration, the DPR continues to ignore the top government scientists in the land and continues to put our communities at risk. Nothing short of a total suspension of use will suffice to ensure the protection of the most vulnerable populations."...
Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 10:09AM
text Nuclear Shutdown News 8/17 by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News August 2017...
Posted: Fri Sep 1, 2017 5:37PM
document Senate Bill 649 strikes at the electric grid, with utility workers in the crosshairs senate_bill_649_oppose_flyer_7.26.17.pdf_140_.jpg by Nina Beety
Instead of just working on utility poles and electrical lines, electrical workers would, under SB.649, work on or near cell towers all the time. What’s worse, they would work within the envelope of highest microwave exposure routinely, in or near the beam of antennas, in many cases exceeding FCC limits for occupational exposure. And wireless carriers don’t turn off the power to their transmitters when workers are present. And cell antennas also routinely exceed FCC limits by 600% or more....
Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:45PM
text Ban Fracking In San Luis Obispo County by Kim Chaffee
Ban Fracking on the Central Coast:...
Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:43PM
document Celltowers coming to your window shortly: CA SB.649 flyer_pdf_8-2-17.pdf_140_.jpg by N. Beety
Time is short to stop this bill, Telecoms are pushing hard and Trump gave the grin and handshake to fast-track this legislation across the US. It has passed the CA Senate already and final hearing in Assembly is Aug 23rd;...then the full Assembly Sept 4th...and to Gov. Brown by Sept 13th. Here is the link to find your legislators -you can email them directly from there asking for them to vote NO on SB 649. http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/ https://www.facebook.com/CAAlliance4SaferTech/...
Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:45PM
image Insure the Human Right to Health 480_trumpcare-thumb-300x373-2966_1.jpg by Curt
The plan to deny medical care to millions of Affordable Care Act subscribers (17 million would become uninsured next year alone) and reinstitute barriers to the hard-to-insure has collapsed, for now, but the threat to “expendable” citizens continues....
Posted: Fri Aug 4, 2017 1:21AM
text The Hubris of Donald Trump by Gil Villagran, MSW
The Greek term, hubris, meaning overwhelming pride, explains the fatal flaw in our president's eventual downfall....
Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:11PM
image Technology, Automation, Internationalism, Longshore Workers And The Future Of Work 480_lisbon_dockers_march_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
On July 15, 2017 at an international conference on technology, automation and longshore workers Professor Raquel Varela spoke about how technology is threatening the lives and jobs of longshore workers and what they should do about it to defend themselves and other workers....
Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:55PM
document Lawsuit Launched to Protect Snowy Plovers From Off-road Vehicles at Oceano Dunes noi_to_cal_state_parks_oceano_7_19_2017.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
State Parks Must Control Reckless Driving That Kills Federally Protected Shorebirds...
Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:22AM
image Negro on California's Corporate Marijuana Rush 480_negrocorporateweed.jpg by Eugenio Negro
Satirist Eugenio Negro's take on marijuana dispensaries....
Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:11PM
text Trump Offshore Oil Leasing Plan Threatens Every U.S. Ocean, Coastline by Center for Biological Diversity
Launch of New Nationwide Offshore Leasing Program Could Expand Drilling Into Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Eastern Gulf of Mexico...
Posted: Sat Jul 1, 2017 3:50PM
text Release the Bill! Healthcare for All! by Healthy California
Do not stand in the way of democracy - let the Assembly vote on the only healthcare solution that saves billions and covers all of their constituents....
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:14PM
image Fire Ecology - a view into the heart of a forest 480_frp_indybay_15286_1.jpg by Corina Roberts
The Forest Recovery Project spans eight years and roughly 75 miles of burn area, most of it intense, from the Station fire of 2009 in the Angeles National Forest....
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:43PM
text California EPA Becomes First U.S. Agency to Declare That Roundup Causes Cancer by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 26, 2017 — The state of California announced today that as of July 7 it will list glyphosate, the main ingredient in the pesticide Roundup and the most common pesticide in the world, as a known human carcinogen under the state’s Proposition 65....
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:47PM
image Trump’s NAFTA Renegotiation & Labor And National City Teacher’s Union Defends Families 480_nafta_poverty_1.jpg by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
KPFA WorkWeek radio looks at the response of labor and the AFL-CIO to Trump's plan to renegotiate NAFTA. AFL-CIO's Celeste Drake and FLOC President Baldemar Valasquez as well as Al Rojas of LCLAA Sacramento are interviewed. Also WorkWeek looks at the ICE arrests of National City school kids parents and the affects on the children and teachers as well as the action of the teachers union....
Posted: Thu Jun 8, 2017 9:27AM
text California’s Attorney General Asks EPA to Ban Brain-Harming Pesticide by Safe Ag Safe Schools/Lucia Calderon
California Attorney General (AG) Xavier Becerra joined six other states in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow through on a proposed ban for the brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos, in a legal filing made public today. Farmworker families and people living in agricultural communities urge state officials to follow the AG’s call for federal action with immediate steps to protect farmworkers and communities from contaminated air and water caused by continued use of ...
Posted: Wed Jun 7, 2017 10:43AM