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Brown Hires Bruce Babbitt As New Point Man For Delta Tunnels
It is clear that Bruce Babbitt, like the governor that he is now working for, has two faces. One is the “environmentalist” image that he continues to promote. The other face is a long time cheerleader for environmentally devastating projects like the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Dump and the Arizona Snowbowl fiasco, so it should be no surprise that Babbitt is now receiving a $10,000 a month salary from the Department of Water Resources to promote the most environmentally destructive public work...
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:34AM
CA Supreme Court Rules Delta Tunnels Surveys Can Go Forward
Tom Keeling of the Freeman Firm in Stockton said the court did hand Delta landowners a “limited victory” in the case by reforming the statute at issue to allow the landowners the right of a jury trial....
Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:26PM
Power for the People (audio/mpeg 58.7mb)
This was an interview on the Street Heat radio show (July 22, 2016) on KFCF 88.1 FM with Justice Medina and friends. Justice was the lead organizer of an impressively large demonstration in Fresno demanding police accountability. 30:40 minute audio....
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:09PM
Youth Protest Klamath River Water Pollution
“As a Yurok Tribal member, I am deeply affected by what happens on the Klamath River,” said Stoney McCoy, a 16 year-old Yurok Tribal Youth Council member. “ What I saw today coming out of the Klamath Strait Drain made me sick to my stomach, I will fight for as long as it takes to clean up the Klamath...
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:29AM
Sacramento Activists Hold Vigil to Remember 47 Killed in Lac-Mégantic
“We can stop these oil trains if we organize and get people involved,” said Esteban Hernandez of the Sac Activist School. “We can win this battle.” The Raging Grannnies sing their songs against fracking and oil trains at the vigil remembering the 47 people killed in Canada in the Lac-Mégantic Disaster on July 6, 2013. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:23PM
2016 Sacramento Visit of Mexican Trade Unionist
Two leaders of the trade union movement in Mexico will be coming to Sacramento to discuss the growing labor crisis, murders and repression...
Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:41AM
OccupyForum // The Sacramento Protest: Victory over Fascism
Global Exchange 2017 Mission Street at 16th near BART 94110...
Event Date: Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:59PM
Farming Community Rallies in Sacramento to Demand Protections from Agricultural Pesticides
Residents from California’s most extensively farmed regions converged on Sacramento today to deliver more than 27,000 petition signatures and a letter representing hundreds of thousands of Californians, all demanding protections for their children from exposure to agricultural pesticides at school....
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:36PM
Governor Jerry Brown in talks with Big Oil over carbon trading program
As protests against oil trains took place in Sacramento and across the nation took place last week, oil industry leaders, led by Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association(WSPA), were talking with Brown administration officials In “hopes of reaching a consensus on extending California landmark climate change programs,” according to LA Times reporters Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason. Photo: This banner, displayed at a rally against REDD and carbon trad...
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:26AM
Equal Justice Rally & Protest Sacramento
California Governor's Mansion 16th and H Street Sacramento California...
Event Date: Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:00AM
Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:06PM
Showdown in Sactown: Interview with an anti-fascist organizer (video/mp4 33.9mb)
Interview with Brazo, one of the organizers of the anti-fascist counter-demonstration in Sacramento on June 26, 2016....
Posted: Fri Jul 8, 2016 11:23AM
Another Water Agency Taxes Property Owners for Delta Tunnels
“The public is unaware that their property taxes are being used to pay for the planning of a project that will have negative impacts on the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta. “Property taxpayers in Zone 7 never had a vote on the matter, and the district has not discussed this funding in any broad manner to facilitate public understanding.” Photo: Governor Jerry Brown greenwashes his image at a climate conference in T...
Posted: Thu Jul 7, 2016 5:26PM
Governor Brown Launches Attack On CA Environmental Quality Act, Coastal Act
“Transparency and full disclosure before projects are approved are among the few tools everyday Californians have to make sure air and water pollution created by new projects is minimized and mitigated," said Kyle Jones, policy advocate for Sierra Club California."Responsible developers report that allowing the public to know what's going on in advance helps improve projects." Photo of Governor Jerry Brown by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Thu Jul 7, 2016 9:27AM
Westlands Water District Strips Tom Birmingham of General Counsel Duties
The water district is one of the main recipients of water from the Trinity River, the largest tributary of the Klamath River, via the Central Valley Project’s Trinity and Whiskeytown reservoirs. Westlands has frequently clashed in court with the Hoopa Valley, Yurok and Karuk Tribes and fishing groups over its attempts to block river flows needed to stop fish kills on the Klamath in recent years....
Posted: Sun Jul 3, 2016 10:57AM
State prosecutors hit Gerawan with fresh complaint
Visalia, Calif., June 30, 2016 — Two months after the full Agricultural Labor Relations Board issued a unanimous 81-page decision decisively finding Fresno-based tree fruit grower Gerawan Farming Inc. guilty of repeatedly violating California’s farm labor law, state prosecutors issued a new complaint against the giant company alleging serious and repeated violations of the law....
Posted: Sat Jul 2, 2016 11:53PM
Anti-Fascist No Platform Victory: ABC10 Pulls Sacramento Nazi Interview After Complaints
Direct action may get the goods, but sometimes a few people speaking up can result in minor victories, too. That's what happened after Sacramento's ABC10/KXTV television station thought it would be a good idea to provide a platform for Matthew Heimbach of the Traditionalist Workers Party to spout his lies, just two days after Sacramento Nazis acting on his behalf sent nine anti-racists to the hospital, six with stab wounds and three with blunt force trauma. While the interview already had ...
Posted: Fri Jul 1, 2016 4:07PM
Solidaridad Total con la Lucha Antifascista
El colectivo detrás de la página web bilingüe El Enemigo Común expresa su solidaridad total con todxs aquellxs que aparecieron en Sacramento....
Posted: Fri Jul 1, 2016 1:23PM
Total Solidarity with the Anti-Fascist Struggle
The collective behind the bilingual website El Enemigo Común expresses its total solidarity with all those who showed up in Sacramento....
Posted: Fri Jul 1, 2016 1:20PM
Sacramento Nazi Derik Punneo of BAC Local 3
Derik Ryan Punneo is the man seen wielding a knife with bloody hands apparently after stabbing anti-racist protesters in the widely circulated images from the Nazi rally in Sacramento on June 26....
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:50PM
Over-Policing in Stockton Unified Remains Rampant
ACLU: Over-Policing in Stockton Unified Remains Rampant, with 3,000 Police “Incident Reports” Each Year...
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:41PM