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text Welcome, Fracking! by JohnMonet
For Okies a beautiful September morning became much less beautiful after the state of emergency declaration caused by rather sensible earth shocks. However such phenomena have become a practice for them. They experienced 226 more than 3.0 magnitude earthquakes in just the first two and a half months of 2016. So it is no surprise that the straw broke the camel's back, and State Governor Mary Fallin ordered 37 disposal wells used for fracking in the Arbuckle shale formation to shut down over th...
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:11AM
text The Surreality of the Actual by Steve Martinot
Ever since the 60s and 70s, there has been a plan to drive out of town the entire community of activists, along with the black and brown communities, and turn Berkeley into a normal town again. It has gone as far as it has in part because too many people never thought that there was a plan. This article is just a kind of mirror on that....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:30PM
text United Nations Expert Validates Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline by via Indigenous Environmental Network
Cannon Ball, North Dakota (23 Sept. 2016) – United Nations Expert, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, released a statement yesterday calling upon the United States to immediately halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, in recognition of dire and direct threats to the drinking water, burial grounds and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux people....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:39PM
image ACLU Stands with Standing Rock 480_stand_with_standing_rock_no_dapl_aclu.jpg by ACLU of Northern California
September 22, 2016 - The ACLU has long been committed to supporting and defending the rights of indigenous people and communities. From North Dakota, to Flint, to Alabama, to California’s Central Valley, the ACLU also recognizes the civil rights issues in struggles over clean water. We work to safeguard the vital roles peaceful protest, nonviolent civil disobedience, and activism play in defending our civil and human rights....
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:39PM
text UN Conference on Trade and Development Warns Global Economy is in "Fragile State" by Greg Wiliams
A report released from a UN group calls the global economy "fragile" and urges action on trade, tax and debt policies to improve economic growth. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD) annual "Trade and Development Report" notes rising debt and inequality levels. The report warns that current economic challenges may be more difficult to manage than the 2008 global financial crisis.‎...
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:12AM
image Archaeologists & Museums Denounce Destruction of Standing Rock Sioux Burial Grounds 480_nhm_feather-01-830x467_1.jpg by via The Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum initiated this sign-on letter concerning the destruction of Native American burial grounds and sacred sites by the Dakota Access Pipeline company. If you are an archaeologists, anthropologist, historian or museum worker you are invited to add your name by emailing info@thenaturalhistorymuseum.org....
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:08PM
image Leonard Peltier on Solidarity with Standing Rock 480_free_leonard_peltier.jpg by Leonard Peltier
Greeting Sisters and Brothers: I have been asked to write a SOLIDARITY statement to everyone about the Camp of the Sacred Stones on Standing Rock. Thank you for this great honor. I must admit it is very difficult for me to even begin this statement as my eyes get so blurred from tears and my heart swells with pride, as chills run up and down my neck and back. I’m so proud of all of you young people and others there....
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:59PM
image Over 700,000 People Tell Government to Block Seed Mergers 480_seeds_1.jpg by Center for Food Safety
Washington, D.C., September 20th, 2016 — As the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee meets today to examine consolidation in the agriculture seed and chemical industry, nine groups have submitted petitions signed by 708,000 people urging the Department of Justice and elected officials to block several pending mergers that would further consolidate the market for seeds and agricultural chemicals. The pending mergers between Dow-DuPont, Syngenta-ChemChina and Bayer-Monsanto would further increase th...
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:54PM
calendar 17 Ways to Lower the Price of San Francisco Real Estate by David Giesen
Notable House 189 Ellsworth St. SF, CA...
Event Date: Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:30PM
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:25PM
text Power Elites: On the Great illusion of Pluralist Liberalism by Marcus Kloeckner
With his 1956 book "The Power Elite," C. Wright Mills put the democratic character of the US to the test. Despite formal democratic structures, a power elite formed that suspends democratic procedures. Mills broke through the wall of dominant ideological convictions as the great unquestioned illusion influencing citizens' ideas of reality. "Real power starts from a political directorate. In truth, only small circles have power."...
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:10AM
calendar Forum/Foro: Report on NoDAPL: VP candidate Dennis Banks speaks in SF 480_dennis_banks_by_maria_pasho__1__1.jpg by Party for Socialism and Liberation
2969 Mission St., between 25th and 26th Sts. Near 24th St. BART, #14, 49 MUNI $3 - $10 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds. Refreshments served. Wheelchair accessible. More info: 415-821-6171 or http://www.PSLweb.org. _____ 2969 Calle Mission esquiná de la calle 25 y 26, acerca de BART/24 St., MUNI #14, 49. Sugerimos una donación de $3 a $10, todos bienvenidos, con o sin fondos. Habrá antojitos. Para mayor información llame al PSL, en 415-821-6171 o ...
Event Date: Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:04PM
image No DAPL Call for Support! Help Luta today! 480_wichapiluta_candaleria_luta_1.jpg by via SSPRIT
September 19, 2016 - Wichapiluta Candaleria or Luta, Rumsen Ohlone & Mescalero Apache, activist, musical artist, and current Vice-Chair of Sacred Sites Protection and Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSPRIT), has defended several Sacred Sites in the Bay Area known as Ohlone Shellmounds. Luta was recently targeted by police while he was offering his support at the Standing Rock encampment/NO DAPL. Luta was singled out as he was standing in a group leading a spiritual song. Luta was arrested and ch...
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:19PM
text Company Behind Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline Has Record of Spills, Property Damage by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, September 20, 2016 — Energy Transfer Partners, the conglomerate behind the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline, is responsible for 29 pipeline safety incidents since 2006, in which 9,555 barrels of hazardous liquids were leaked, according to a new analysis of federal data by the Center for Biological Diversity. Those spills resulted in $9.5 million in property damage, according to information from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety...
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:18PM
image We Stand with Standing Rock 9-18-2016 480_002_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Many people gathered and demonstrated again to stop the No. Dakota Pipeline!...
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:51AM
calendar China National Day, 2016: Chinese Multilateral Peaceful Rising Meets US Interesting Times icss-fly-2016-09-25-china-1.pdf_140_.jpg by Gene Ruyle
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library 6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)...
Event Date: Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:30AM
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:50AM
calendar Mni Wiconi/Water Is Life, Food Not Bombs, Come-Unity Gathering 480_mni_wiconi_standing_rock_solidarity_santa_cruz_food_not_bombs_1.jpg by Livity Rising
Santa Cruz Post Office, at Water and Front Street, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:51PM
text Growth Criticism and Reduced Working Hours by Heinz-J. Bontrup
Today's growth critics speak of the necessity of a post-growth society, a "renunciation society" or at least a "green" capitalism model. Meanwhile, 1.6 earths would be necessary because humanity exploits natural resources faster than the earth can generate them (cf. recent accounts of Earth Overshoot Day)... A political transformation process is necessary. The economist John Maynard Keynes dreamt of a time when his grandchildren would only face a 15 hour work week....
Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:58AM
calendar Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! by StrikeDebtBayArea
Paris Baugette 14th St & Jefferson St Oakland, CA 94612 Backup location if Paris Baugette has no seating: Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, outside of City Hall....
Event Date: Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:26AM
image Federal Judge Dissolves DAPL's Injunction Against Water Protectors nodapl_water_protectors_standing_rock_r_lederman_nlg.jpg by via National Lawyers Guild
BISMARCK, ND, September 16, 2016 — North Dakota U.S. District Court Judge Daniel L. Hovland today dissolved a temporary restraining order against Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II and a number of named and unnamed participants in protests against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Dakota Access LLP, the consortium building the DAPL, applied for the restraining order on an ex parte basis on August 15, citing demonstrations earlier in August that effect...
Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:53PM
calendar Occupy Oakland Feed by Occupy Oakland
Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater 14th & Broadway, Oakland, CA...
Event Date: Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:54PM