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Nuclear Shutdown News May 2017
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our May 2017 report:...
Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 4:10PM
From Memorial Day to Juneteenth ~ Honoring US Colored Troops in the Civil War
President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in the dark days of the Civil War, announcing on September 22, 1862, that if the rebels did not end the fighting and rejoin the Union by January 1, 1863, he would issue a “war measure” to free all slaves in the rebellious states....
Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 7:18AM
Black Agriculture is helping expand California Apps for Ag to Underserved Communities
A plethora of S.T.E.A.M. Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Math applications lead to job and career opportunities. A new paradigm of inclusion and participation by historically underserved communities is here. California Agriculture will continue to lead by example, get ready to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the California State Fair in a good way......
Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 7:48AM
Hunger Strike Begins at Old Folsom State Prison
Our voice in here can be drowned out by administration, but those out there can help by making their voice heard in concern with our treatment. We urge you to contact all officials and ask questions on the conditions here, and make sure procedures are met for those hunger striking....
Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 11:13PM
African New Year's Day ~ Sacred Summer Solstice Celebration
African New Year’s Day offers a lesson for a need to return to the sacred science of Black Agriculture. The first Census of Agriculture helped to provide "our daily bread for every member of society." Mathematical calculations were formulated to estimate the agriculture production necessary for the spiritual food for high culture civilization to florish. As we prepare to present scientific data to help influence the 2018 Farm Bill, we acknowledge the USDA ~ NASS Ag Census efforts to embrace ...
Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 2:04PM
Hunger Strike Set to Begin May 25 at Folsom State Prison
All the prisoners held in Folsom’s ASU and Ad-Seg are without food bowls, therefore having to eat out of ziplock bags. They have no cups, needing to drink water from an old milk carton....
Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 11:58PM
Arrest UC Pres. Napolitano! UC Workers/Students Protest Corruption, Privatization & Fees
Dozens of UC students and workers from throughout the California protested at the UC Regents meeting on May 17, 2017 over the corruption scandal and cover-up of $175 million by UC President Janet Napolitano and UC executives. Workers are demanding her resignation and also a stop to union busting, outsourcing and privatization...
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:46PM
Commemorate revolutionary resistance and Judi Bari Day
E. 33rd and Park Blvd, in front of Oakland High School, Oakland...
Event Date: Wed May 24, 2017 11:30AM
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 1:08PM
UC UAW 2865 Calls For Resignation of UC Pres Janet Napolitano "we support ...resignation"
UAW 2865 UC which represents graduate students at all UC campuses is calling for the resignation of UC Pres Janet Napolitano for hiding a slush fund...
Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 4:36PM
Paying More for Being Poor — Bias and Disparity in California’s Traffic Court System
California's traffic fines and fees are some of the highest in the country, and new data shows that current California policies disproportionately impact people of color. Two bills before the California Legislature (SB 185 and AB 412) would address many of the disparities....
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:13PM
Western States Petroleum Association Leads Lobbying Spending This Year
To combat the power of oil industry money in California, a diverse array of activists is organizing an “Oil Money Out, People Power In”march and rally in Sacramento, May 20 from 12 PM to 3 PM. The event will begin and end at the Governor’s Mansion, 1526 H Street. Photo: Catherine Reheis-Boyd is President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and served as the Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create "marine protected areas" in ...
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:00PM
California African American Heritage at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park
Imagine the impact on society of people of African Ancestry were part of the daily Sutter's Fort, State Historical Park Tourist and Educational experience. People of African Ancestry provided financial venture capital, agriculture products, cooking, barrel making, personal military escort, fur trapping, scouting and much, much more... today it is hidden deep with the California State Archives and California State Library awaiting statutory authority to share an authentic legacy....
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:52AM
Standing Rock Copwatchers in the Bay Area
In 2016 we left our families, our homes, our lives to go defend the water at Standing Rock, North Dakota. We stood in struggle with hundreds of tribes from across the country and continent. Our fight was for mother earth, and it was for our people, our history, and for our future....
Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 2:05PM
Plastic Pollution at Four Coastal California Hotspots Violates Clean Water Act
Water Board Urged to Protect San Francisco Bay, San Diego, North Coast, Channel Islands...
Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 9:03AM
Legal Settlement Halts Effort to Open 1 Million Acres in California to Oil Drilling, Fracking
Agreement Preserves Moratorium on Leasing Public Lands to Oil Industry...
Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 8:55AM
Trump Resurrects Controversial Fracking Project
The Trump Administration has resurrected a controversial fracking proposal in California’s Los Padres National Forest....
Posted: Mon May 8, 2017 9:47PM
Sonoma County Rent Crisis and the Effect on Millennials
Investigative Research on Sonoma County's Rent Crisis and the effect it is having on millennials....
Posted: Mon May 8, 2017 4:30PM
Discovering Black Agriculture at Sutter's Fort, Alta California, Mexico (1840 - 1848)
John Sutter first arrived in California in 1839, his vision to build an agricultural empire was supported in so many ways by people of Russian, Hawaiian, Mexican, Native American and African ancestry. Officially, John Sutter served the essential role as diplomat and military support for the Republic of Mexico, based at Sutter’s Fort, 1840 – 1848....
Posted: Mon May 8, 2017 7:56AM
Healthcare in Sonoma County: Uninsured Continues
Investigative Research on Healthcare in Sonoma County, specifically the uninsured....
Posted: Sun May 7, 2017 8:11PM
California African American Heritage on display at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park
People of African ancestry provided the financial venture capital, cooks , barrel making and much, much more. Our “hidden figures” await legal statutory authority to facilitate sharing the story daily as part of an inclusive content of the authentic California Gold Rush Experience. The legacy of Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. will open the archives of "hidden figures" of Black Agriculture along the American River Parkway, ( 1840 -1875 ) to stimulate a new conversation of valui...
Posted: Sun May 7, 2017 12:15AM