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text California’s Driftnet Fishery Puts Sharks in Crosshairs by Joanna Nasar McWilliams
A new report by Turtle Island Restoration Network (seaturtles.org) outlines how the California driftnet fishery for swordfish is taking a deadly toll on shark populations, and finds that 15 percent of the fisheries catch is sharks, many of which are listed and protected under international treaties and agreements.
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:33AM
image Remember Your Rights — Message from the NLG After Sacramento Antifa Protest 480_keep-calm-and-know-your-rights-sm.jpg original image (300x323) by NLG-SF
Keep Calm and Know Your Rights
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:55PM
image Nazi rally 480_dscf7679_1.jpg original image (3488x2616) by AYBEE
Some photos from today, and some fascist sympathizers? Found taking photos of protestors
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:43PM
image Struggle and Hope CD Release and Celebration 480_agustin_lira_1.jpg original image (1585x1433) by Mike Rhodes
The new Struggle and Hope album by Agustin Lira was released at a community celebration at the Alfonso Hernandez Youth Center on Saturday, June 25. The event featured music by Agustin Lira & Patricia Wells, with students of Generaciones Project and special guest Melinda Espinosa. Photo below is Agustin Lira performing at the CD release celebration.
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:43PM
text Pipeline Company in Southern California Oil Spill Has Long History of Leaks by Center for Biological Diversity
VENTURA, Calif., June 23, 2016 — The company that just spilled thousands of gallons of crude near the California coast in Ventura has a decade-long history of oil spills in the state, according to information uncovered by the Center for Biological Diversity.
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:04PM
image Ventura Oil Spill Highlights Big Oil Regulatory Capture 480_clpoz0musae4l5b.jpg-small_1.jpeg original image (680x383) by Dan Bacher
“This company has a disturbing history of dangerous oil spills, yet federal pipeline regulators seem to have done almost nothing to protect our state,” said Kristen Monsell, an attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity. “The new spill is another grim example of why we have to get pipelines and oil drilling out of California’s vulnerable coastal environment. We’ve got to stop thinking about these oil spills as accidents and start seeing them for what they are: completely predi...
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:46PM
calendar Santa Maria: Vigilia por los asesinados en Oaxaca 480_santa-maria-alto-represion-oaxaca_1.jpg original image (719x720) by corre la voz
Esquina de Cook St. y Broadway Santa Maria, CA
Event Date: Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:56PM
calendar Los Angeles: Vigilia por los asesinados en Oaxaca 480_vigilia-asesinados-oaxaca_1.jpg original image (2048x2042) by FIOB Los Angeles
Mexican Consulate General 2401 W 6th St, Los Angeles, California 90057
Event Date: Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:45AM
image Juneteenth 2016 ~ Discovering the legacy of Negro Hills, CA 480_negro_hill_ditch_map__2__1.jpg original image (502x676) by Khubaka, Michael Harris
The golden legacy created by people of African ancestry in Gold Rush California comes alive during 2016 Juneteenth at Negro Bar California State Park. This short history is provided for your self-tour of Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery to pay respect to the final resting place of early California pioneers of African ancestry. It provides a fair account to spark your journey towards discovering the contributions by people of African ancestry in early California History (1840-1875)
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:58AM
image Tell me more (Comment On: Juneteenth 2016 ~ Discovering the legacy of Negro Hills, CA) by David Giesen
Very intriguing story. Please share more. info(at)TheCommonsSF.org
Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:56PM
image Fresno Advocates Demand End to Secretive Deportation Program ice_out_of_fresno_rally.jpg by ACLU of Northern California
Fresno, June 23, 2016 - On the heels of the Supreme Court’s non-decision in U.S. v. Texas, which effectively blocked President Obama’s immigration actions to shield millions from deportation, advocates and community members unveiled their assessment of a pilot program started one year ago giving federal immigration agents unfettered access to the Fresno County Jail. Advocates warn that the program is shrouded in secrecy and leaves immigrants vulnerable to abuses by Immigration and Customs...
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:24AM
image Sacramento Judge Rules Delta Plan Is "Invalid" 480_downloadedfile_1.jpeg original image (800x533) by Dan Bacher
In his decision, Judge Michael Kenny said: “To be clear, the Delta Plan is invalid and must be set aside until proper revisions are completed."
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:52PM
audio Dawn Collins on RootsCampLA 2016 (audio/mpeg 10.5MB) by wtul news
We talked to Dawn Collins about Roots Camp LA, a day long unconference at UNO Student Center this Saturday, June 25th, for progressive activists to gather and share stories of success organizing at the statewide level. This year's program includes a networking night friday at Kajun's on St Claude, and Saturday night spoken word.
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:25AM
text Court Publishes Decision Granting Relief to Inmate Disciplined For Hunger Strike by via NLG SF Bay Area Chapter
June 20, 2016 - Jorge Gomez spent over a decade in Pelican Bay State Prison’s Security Housing Unit (SHU) at the time of California’s historic 2013 Prisoner Hunger Strike. Launched in early July 2013, the strike was to protest torturous and inhumane conditions at Pelican Bay’s SHU and at other isolation/segregation units throughout the state. Over 30,000-plus incarcerated persons participated at its height, with many refusing food for as long as two months. In the early days of the 2013...
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:36PM
image State Evidence Suggests New Wolf May Be in California's Lassen County wolf_lassen_california_cdfw_fpwc.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, June 22, 2016 — New evidence released by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife suggests there may be a wolf in Lassen County. The information — not yet conclusive — includes photos from four trail cameras between August and May and a hair sample from one of the sites. While DNA test results were inconclusive as to whether the animal is a wolf, dog or wolf-dog hybrid, the fact the animal persisted through the winter in this remote location leads agency officials t...
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:23PM
text Stay the Course With Prop 47 for Real Criminal Justice Reform by Steve Pleich
Critics Off the Mark
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:35AM
calendar No housing in People's Park! by Defend People's Park
Berkeley city council chambers 2134 MLK Way
Event Date: Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:30PM
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:07AM
audio Cat Brooks, Darwin BondGraham and Ali Winston speak about Oakland police criminal culture (audio/mpeg 13.4MB) by Democracy Now!
AMY GOODMAN: We’re joined by three guests. In San Francisco, California, we’re joined by Cat Brooks. She is an Oakland-based Black Lives Matter activist, co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project. Brooks helped organize Friday’s protest against the Oakland Police Department. In Berkeley, we’re joined by two reporters who helped break the Oakland Police Department sex crime story. Darwin BondGraham and Ali Winston are journalists with the East Bay Express.
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:10PM
audio The problem with writing in Bernie (audio/mpeg 1.8MB) by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
Will write-in presidential ballots for Bernie Sanders be counted or reported? Only in a few states unless Sanders files declarations of write-in candidacy, including lists of electors, and Bernie Sanders has stated throughout his campaign that he will not do so.
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:46PM
image Why Write In Warmonger Sanders When You Are A Green? (Comment On: The problem with writing in Bernie) by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Since we have 2 excellent pro-peace, pro-labor and pro-environment parties on the ballot, Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party, why are you, a Green Party member with an excellent candidate, Jill Stein, so anxious to write in a warmonger, Bernie Sanders? Aren't you ashamed by your own admission that 32,000 Greens, 30% of the Cal Green Party, changed to Democrat or No Party Preference Democrat to vote for Sanders, and 7,000 Peace & Freedom Party members, 7% of its membership did the same thing? Sanders has repeatedly, including after June 14, stated he is supporting his fellow warmongering Democrat, Clinton, for president. YOU MUST KNOW WE CANNOT HAVE GUNS AND BUTTER. Please read the following warmongering record of Sanders, available to all, since he is a US Senator: Racist and Pro-War Bernie Sanders Is No Socialist and No Friend of the Working Class,” 8/11/15, by Steven Argue at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/08/11/18776028.php Democrats' Warmonger Sheepdog Bernie Sanders claims the US targeted assassination list is legal, a lie, and supports US troops in Syria. See Bernie Sanders Says US 'Kill List' Legal, Backs Troops in Syria, 4/26/16 at http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Bernie-Sanders-Says-US-Kill-List-Legal-Backs-Troops-in-Syria-20160426-0017.html. Cindy Sheehan, a Peace & Freedom Party candidate in the past, has compiled the reactionary voting record of Sanders on 2/17/16, "Confessions of a Real Socialist" with lots of links at: http://cindysheehanssoapbox.blogspot.com/2016/02/confessions-of-real-socialist-by-cindy.html Barry Bush has his own listing of reactionary Sanders votes at: http://www.facebook.com/BernieBarryBush/posts/1507933992860321 See photos & article at Bernie Sanders Loves This $1 Trillion War Machine by Tim Mak, 2/8/16 at http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/09/bernie-sanders-loves-this-1-trillion-war-machine.html. The Myth of Bernie Sanders by Thomas H. Naylor in Counterpunch 9/30/11 at http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/09/30/the-myth-of-bernie-sanders/ (read about his support of military contractors in Vermont) and Bernie Sanders Is a Russia-Bashing, Pro-Israel, Militarist Tool at http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/bernie-sanders-anti-russian-propaganda-and-vermont-socialism/ri8857 He also called Hugo Chavez, the late leader of Venezuela murdered by the CIA, a communist dictator, standard US capitalist war machine hatemongering. See US Presidential Candidates Demean Muslims and Hugo Chavez by Steve Lendman, 9/19/15 at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/09/19/18777841.php His support of US imperialism is outrageous and unconscionable. See Does Bernie Sanders’ Imperialism Matter? by Shamus Cooke, 1/5/16 http://www.globalresearch.ca/does-bernie-sanders-imperialism-matter/5499541 In every presidential election where there is no Democratic incumbent, the Democrats have a sheepdog to make sure the workingclass does not vote socialist or Green and delivers votes to the Democrats, the twin war and fascism party of the Republicans, in the November general election. That is the only reason the Democrats exist: to make sure the workingclass never votes Red or Green or just does not vote at all. The Black Agenda Report of May 6, 2015 has a good description of all of the Democrats' sheepdogs at http://www.blackagendareport.com/bernie-sanders-sheepdog-4-hillary The Democrat-Republicans always stage their elections since they cannot afford to leave anything to chance. Clinton is the ruling class selected new president; Sanders is the traditional Democrats’ sheepdog to make sure you vote Democrat instead of Red or Green and Republican Donald Trump, a Democrat for many years who gave thousands of dollars to the Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, is the prearranged bogeyman to terrorize Americans to vote for millionaire, fascist war criminal Hillary Clinton, who like Sanders and Trump, support the encirclement of Russia, Democrat Obama-created Nazi Ukraine and the possible bombing of Russia, the biggest mineral prize of all. ALL ABOARD THE PEACE & FREEDOM-GREEN PARTY FREEDOM TRAIN
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:55PM