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text Health Watchdog Sues Dow for Pesticide Air Pollution by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Oakland, CA, September 20, 2016 - The national health watchdog Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has filed a lawsuit against Dow Chemical to address cancer risks posed by its fumigant pesticide Telone. Telone (a trade name for the chemical 1,3-Dichloropropene or 1,3-D) is a known carcinogen that pollutes dozens of rural areas throughout California; it is the third most heavily used pesticide in the state, and has been found to linger in the air for days after application....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:07PM
image Not One More Dollar for Privatizer Beller And His Caliber High School Operation In WCCSD beller_hidge_fund_predators.jpeg by Defend Public Education Now!
Peloton Hedge Fund Bankrupt Operator Ron Beller and his wife Jennifer Moses were rejected for taking over the 8 acre Adams Middle School in Richmond for $60,000 for a privately run Caliber charter school. Now he is trying to get the school district to vote to support a Caliber Charter Highschool. This would likely lead to the shutdown of Richmond High and other WCCSD high schools....
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:39PM
calendar Screening Of PRESS & Report On The Struggle To Defend Journalists and Teachers Of Turkey press_kurdish_film.jpg by LaborFest
Valencia Gardens Community Room-Two Blocks From 16th St. Bart 370 Valencia St. off Rosa Parks Lane Turn Left to Community Center San Francisco...
Event Date: Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:30PM
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:18PM
image Outsourcing & Privatization Of UCB With AFSCME 3299 UCB Gardener Hank Chapot 480_afscme3299_privatization_1.jpg by WorkWeek Radio
UCB AFSCME 3299 gardener Hank Chapot talks about the outsourcing and privatization of the university threatening the health and safety, the students, staff and public...
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:25PM
image UC Berkeley Reinstates Course on Palestine 480_palestine_settler_colonial_analysis_course_uc_berkeley.jpg by via Palestine Legal
September 19, 2016 - University of California Berkeley (Cal) reinstated a student-led course on Palestine this morning following an outcry over its arbitrary suspension last week. The suspension, taken in apparent response to pressure from Israel advocacy groups, was widely condemned -- by students, professors, and observers -- as a violation of academic freedom, shocking, and unjustifiable....
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:17PM
document UC Berkeley Suspends 'Palestine' Course letter_to_uc_berkeley_9-16-16_re_suspension_of_ethnic_studies_198_final.pdf_140_.jpg by via Palestine Legal
September 16 - Palestine Legal wrote the University of California Berkeley today (see PDF) to challenge the school’s suspension of a student-led course, Ethnic Studies 198: Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis, after dozens of Israel advocacy groups and Israeli government officials complained. The course’s student-facilitator, Paul Hadweh, a senior Peace and Conflicts Studies major, learned from media reports that his class was cancelled a week after the course started....
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:53PM
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
image UC Berkeley Censors Course on Palestine and Settler Colonialism 480_palestine_settler_colonialism_course_censored_uc_berkeley.jpg by via Palestine Legal
September 14, 2016 - UC Berkeley’s move to suspend a student-led course titled “Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis” is a flagrant violation of academic freedom. The suspension raises serious concern that the university places the interests of outside political groups above its duty to provide equal educational opportunity to all students....
Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:50PM
image CFA Stands in Solidarity with the Standing Rock Protestors california_faculty_association.jpg by via California Faculty Association
The California Faculty Association stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the coalition of Native leaders and activists defending their cultural heritage, sacred grounds, right to protest, sovereign rights, and right to clean water....
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:39PM
calendar Amy Ziering: The Hunting Ground: Sexual Assault on College Campuses by Nancy Tubbs, nancy_tubbs@fullcalendar.com
First Congregational Church of Berkeley 2345 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94704...
Event Date: Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:30PM
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:08AM
image Pesticide Applications Near Elementary School Launch Community Into Action 480_amesti_elementary_school_pesticide_application_map_watsonville_1.jpg by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Applications near Amesti Elementary bolster demands for new protections for schoolchildren. Figure: Fumigant application near Amesti Elementary & Pacific Coast Charter School on Sat., Sept. 10....
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:11AM
image Stanford American Indian Organization Letter of Solidarity with the Standing Rock Lakota and Dakota Peoples 480_standing_rock_letter_stanford_american_indian_organization_1.jpg by via Stanford American Indian Organization
The Stanford American Indian Organization stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Lakota and Dakota peoples in protest against the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline. This pipeline is in direct violation of Articles I & II of the Treaty of Fort Laramie and serves to threaten the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual ways of life of the original peoples of this land....
Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:41AM
image How messed up is California’s charter school sector? You won’t believe how much. 480_weingarten_broad_eli_uft_weingarten_wins_the_broad_prize_1.jpg by repost
Charters and privatization is destroying pubic education in California. The AFT and NEA leadership are supporting good charter schools that are union and continue to support public funding to privately run charter schools....
Posted: Fri Sep 9, 2016 9:20AM
image Labor Splits Over WCCSD Sale Of Adams School to Beller/Caliber Charter-Board Votes No 480_ubc_152_support_ron_beller_s_non-union_charter_school__caliber9-7-16_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Unions split on whether to support the sale of the Richmond Adams Middle School to Ron Beller and his charter chain Caliber which is non-union. The Carpenters Local 152 received a letter that Beller would hire union carpenters and helped organize to support the sale changing their position of No Sale. Other unions and the community opposed the sale and the WCCSB voted to stop the sale ending the deal for the Adams Middle School...
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 5:07PM
image UAW 2865 Endorsement of Sept 9th Strike Call and Prison Organizing 480_iwoc_banner_1.jpg by via UAW Local 2865
Passed September 3, 2016...
Posted: Wed Sep 7, 2016 12:18AM
text Seven Ways You Can Support Academics In Turkey by report
Academics in Turkey are under a vicious attack by the Erdogan government. Here are 7 ways you can support them....
Posted: Tue Sep 6, 2016 9:57AM
calendar Stop the CTC Appeal-Stop Wasting Tax Payer Money-Rally in Sac to Defend Kathy Carroll 480_carroll_justice_for_kathy_1.jpg by United Public Workers For Action
Commission On Teacher Credentialing CTC 1900 Capitol Ave. Sacramento...
Event Date: Thu Sep 8, 2016 9:00AM
Posted: Mon Sep 5, 2016 12:02PM
image SFSU Concludes Protest Targeted Israeli Policies, Not Jewish Students 480_general_union_of_palestine_students_san_francisco_state_university_1.jpg by via Palestine Legal
On September 1, San Francisco State University (SFSU) released a report examining a protest of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat who visited the campus in April. After interviewing 20 witnesses and reviewing extensive documentation, the impartial investigator concluded that the protest was disruptive, but that it posed no safety risks and focused on the Mayor for the policies he promotes (see PDF)....
Posted: Sun Sep 4, 2016 10:44PM
image SF Mime Troupe "Schooled" Charters & The Privatization Of Education 480_mime_troupe_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
The San Francisco Mime Troupe's play "Schooled" in 2016 is about charters and the privatization of education....
Posted: Sun Sep 4, 2016 8:11PM
image UCSF to re-hire dozens of fired Immigrant Workers After Public Outcry 480_ucsf_afscme3299_1.jpg by via AFSCME 3299
Oakland, August 30, 2016: Late yesterday, UCSF Medical Center and AFSCME Local 3299 reached an agreement for UCSF to hire 24 former Contract custodians at UCSF Medical Center. The workers, primarily Chinese immigrants who had been employed by former UCSF Contractor IMPEC Group for as long as four years, had been fired in 2015 after UCSF demanded that IMPEC cut their wages by almost 50% and the workers spoke up for better working conditions....
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:20PM