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image Log Truck Rams Through Protesters at Mattole Forest Rally at Scotia Log Mill 480_dsc_0432_1.jpg by Karen P.
The Week of Action for the Mattole forest wrapped up with demonstrations at corporate offices and at Humboldt Redwood Company's lumber mill in Scotia, CA. Activists played music, danced in the road, conversed with HRC employees and log truck drivers until suddenly a big rig truck drove through the protest line without warning, ripping the banner in half and causing a number of people to leap out of the way as they yelled for the truck to stop. The truck kept moving through as a large piece of...
Posted: Sat Sep 1, 2018 1:30PM
image Week of Action for Mattole Forest Kicks Off with Monday Rally 480_8-27-18scotia1_1.jpg by Karen Pickett
The Week of Action for the Mattole Forest launches with a demonstration at the Scotia offices of Humboldt Redwood Company(HRC) on Mon., Aug. 25. HRC's “Sustainable” label is brought into question by herbicide, old growth practices...
Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:22PM
image Forest Defenders' Blockade in Mattole Raided by Paramilitary-style Security 480_mattole_tripod_1.jpg by Karen P.
A long-standing logging road blockade defending the Rainbow Ridge in the Mattole River watershed was raided in recent days, but activists are still in the woods and on the road, struggling to hold the line....
Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:16PM
text Help Pass Federal Legislation Against Animal Torture - Now by Tomas DiFiore
Devin Patrick Kelley, responsible for the worst mass shooting in Texas history, was also charged with animal cruelty after reportedly beating his pet husky outside his mobile home in Colorado Springs. He also claimed to have bought dogs from Craigslist and use them for target practice. The FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) started collecting data from participating law enforcement agencies on animal cruelty, including neglect, abuse, and torture. This switch from summary ...
Posted: Sun Jul 8, 2018 7:00AM
image Dialysis Workers Strike Back in Humboldt County 480_industrial-workers-world-iww-flag_1.jpg by Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
The dialysis workers of Humboldt County are going IWW. The election for union representation is set to take place on June 7th and 8th....
Posted: Tue Jun 5, 2018 8:20PM
image Bills to stop new oil drilling off California coast go into suspense file 480_regina__1.jpg by Dan Bacher
In the first quarter of 2018 alone, the Western States Petroleum Association spent $2,025,000 to promote the Big Oil agenda, including stopping AB 1775 and SB 834, according to documents filed with the California Secretary of State on April 30. Photo: Regina Chichizola, of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA) and Save California's Salmon, holds her son, Malcolm, as she speaks out against new offshore oil drilling at a press conference in Sacramento in February w...
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:32PM
image Coastal Trapping Ban Sought to Protect Oregon's Vanishing Humboldt Martens 480_humboldt-marten-3-charlotte-eriksson-oregon-state-university-fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
New Study Finds Traps Could Wipe Out Imperiled Otter Relative...
Posted: Wed Apr 4, 2018 10:33PM
text KZYX in Philo, California experiencing various kinds of covert action? by chaz
A few nights ago, I tried calling one of my favorite independent radio stations as I had done for years before. I was on a landline. I got through alright, but then something happened that I had never experienced: my voice sounded clear on my end, but on the radio's end, it came across all garbled and missing words. Was this merely "rain in the phone lines" as the DJ thought? Or some kind of jamming technique being directed at independent radio?...
Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:50PM
image Smith River Easter Lily Bulbs - A Case For Economic Withdrawal 480_smith_river_toxic_fields_1.jpg by Tomas DiFiore
An American Profile of Toxic Landscapes: Smith River Estuary lily bulb farmers apply an annual average of 300,000 pounds of highly toxic pesticides on about 1,000 acres of lily fields that drain directly into the Smith River estuary every year. California Department of Pesticide Regulation data on annual pesticide use reveals 1)Restricted material use permits issued to Del Norte County growers (2009-2013) show widespread pesticide use. Read about (CDPR) California Pesticide Agency’s “Phony A...
Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:33PM
image Endangered Species Protection Sought for California, Oregon Salamander Threatened by Logging 480_siskiyoumountainssalmander_williamflaxington_fpnot_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
ASHLAND, Ore., March 12, 2018 — Conservation groups filed a federal petition for Endangered Species Act protection today for the Siskiyou Mountains salamander, a rare terrestrial salamander that lives in old-growth forests in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southern Oregon and Northern California....
Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:11PM
image ACLU of Northern California Statement on Increased ICE Activity ice_arrest.jpg by ACLU of Northern California
February 27, 2018 - Increased ICE activity has been reported throughout the Bay Area, the Central Coast, and in the Central Valley. Local rapid response hotlines have confirmed that ICE has arrested at least 37 people over the past few days in cities including Monterey, Oakland, Fresno, Napa, San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Clara, and Salinas....
Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:20PM
text Indigenous and Environmental Activists Call for Removal of McKinley Statue in Arcata by Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters
At the Arcata City Council meeting on Wed., Feb. 21, the Pacific Alliance for Indigenous and Environmental Action (PAIEA) affiliates will add their voices to those calling for the removal of the statue of President McKinley from the Arcata Plaza, as well as the plaque mentioning “Indian troubles”. After a walk and rally, they will converge on the Arcata City Council meeting Wednesday (Feb. 21) night....
Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:58AM
image Tribal members and fishermen slam Trump's increased water exports plan 480_group_shot_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“A couple of nuts are not worth destroying our rivers,” Dania Colegrove, Hoopa Valley Tribal Member, emphasized, referring to the almonds, pistachios and other nuts grown by corporate agribusiness on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley with Trinity River water. “We oppose the taking of any more water from the Trinity.  They can’t keep taking water from our river.” ...
Posted: Thu Feb 1, 2018 7:16PM
text Northern California's Delayed Crab Season Opener Threatens Whales by Center for Biological Diversity
State Wildlife Agency Urged to Address Risk of Deadly Entanglements...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:09PM
image North Coast groups, fishermen slam Trump plan to open offshore drilling in federal waters 480_gail_sunset_offshoreca-boemopa_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
"We stopped President Reagan’s attempts to drill off the North Coast in the 1980s. We will stop President Trump too," the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), the North Coast Environmental Center (NEC) and the Humboldt Baykeeper stated. North Coast groups and fishermen don't want oil drilling platforms like this one off Southern California to ever be installed off the Northern California coast. Photo courtesy of BOEM-OPA....
Posted: Tue Jan 9, 2018 1:05PM
image Why Farmers Need Direct Sales 480_cannabis-lettuce_1.jpg by Casey O’Neill
As a vegetable farmer, the scale at which I produce is not large enough to enable me to survive in the wholesale marketplace. The same is true for my cannabis crop....
Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:53PM
image Mattole Forest Blockade Update! 480_mattole-2-768x576_1.jpg by KP
Logging operations on hold until end of December, but a new logging road and herbicide use are still on the agenda. Mattole Forest Defenders stay focused and strong, and shift organizing to broader resistance. More people are needed to protect the old growth and wildlife in this wild part of the North Coast....
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:35AM
text Assistance to All Survivors of Northern California Fires by We Can't Breathe
Everyone who survived the Northern Cal Fires can obtain immediate assistance to obtain housing, insurance payments, renewed driver's licenses, addressing medical problems and more. Go to https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay, call 800-621-3362. These toll free numbers are available 7 am to 10 p.m., 7 days a week. FEMA and state and local assistance agencies have a disaster center at 427 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, the gr...
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:50PM
calendar Stump Trump: real estate talking points by David Giesen
N. McPherson St. home in Fort Bragg (address supplied with phone call)...
Event Date: Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:00PM
Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:02PM
image National Park Service Covers Up OSHA Workplace Retaliation And Cover-up At Drake's Estero 480_zugsberger_matthew_osha_whistleblower3-1-17_1.jpg by russianrivertimes
The National Park Service management has been engaged in a cover-up of corruption and health and safety standards as well as being involved in retaliation against whistleblowers...
Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 8:36AM