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text More than 6,000 CA Public Service Workers Vote to Unite with AFSCME in Landslide Victory by Justin Lee
Walnut Creek, Calif. – Six thousand public service workers represented by Public Employees Union (PEU), Local 1 voted Monday to unite with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)—one of the nation’s largest public service worker unions. Nearly two-thirds voted in favor of the affiliation, which will give public workers across eight Northern California counties a stronger voice to improve the vital services they provide their communities every day....
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:36PM
image What was behind the suspension of a UC Berkeley Course on Palestine? 480_amcha_article_credit_isaac_mao.jpg by via Palestine Legal
A look at the AMCHA Initiative....
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:35PM
calendar Beyond Occupy - Five Years Hence by Occupy Oakland
Oscar Grant Plaza 1 Frank H Ogawa Plz, Oakland...
Event Date: Sat Oct 8, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:59AM
image Jerry Brown calls for fast-tracking of river agreements to build Delta Tunnels 480_bor_protest_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“The Shasta Dam raise, Sites Reservoir and the Delta Tunnels need to be considered as one project,” emphasized Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. “Without one, you can’t have the others. If the tunnels are built, there will be no water to put in them. You need Sites Reservoir to provide the water for the tunnels and the Shasta Dam raise to provide water for Sites.” “Although the state and federal governments are saying they are separate projects, they are...
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:00PM
calendar Rally and Protest at Driscoll's Berry Store and Distribution Center 480_boycott_driscolls_continues_1_1.jpg by Boycott Driscoll's San Quintín Sindja
1750 San Juan Rd, Aromas, CA 95004-9027...
Event Date: Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:25PM
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
text 10/24 Voter Reg Deadline; 10/10 Starts Vote by Mail, Voter Guides for Cal & SF Now Online by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
October 24 is the deadline to register to vote for the November 8 election. You can do so online at:https://covr.sos.ca.gov/?language=en-US or at your county registrar's office at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/county-elections-offices. When you register, be sure to sign up to be a permanent vote-by-mail voter so you can vote in the comfort of your home 29 days before election day and you never forget to vote. 10/10/16 is beginning of vote by mail. California's voter guide ...
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:26AM
image ACLU Stands with Standing Rock 480_stand_with_standing_rock_no_dapl_aclu.jpg by ACLU of Northern California
September 22, 2016 - The ACLU has long been committed to supporting and defending the rights of indigenous people and communities. From North Dakota, to Flint, to Alabama, to California’s Central Valley, the ACLU also recognizes the civil rights issues in struggles over clean water. We work to safeguard the vital roles peaceful protest, nonviolent civil disobedience, and activism play in defending our civil and human rights....
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:39PM
text Interrupting Surveillance in the Bay Area and Beyond by Tracy Rosenberg
Bay Area activists have seized on a strategy to localize the fight against government spying and enlist city councils and county supervisors – who are far more approachable and accountable than remote DC officials – as allies in building community control of surveillance equipment....
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:47AM
image Familias Unidas por la Justicia Announce Next Steps after Historic Win 480_community_to_community_development_1.jpg by via Food First
Sacramento, CA – Today, 9/22, Edgar Franks, organizer with Community to Community Development (C2C), the support organization for Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) reported on historic next steps following the culimination of FUJ’s organizing campaign. The farmworkers at Sakuma Bros. Berry Farm voted in a historic secret ballot election to have Familias Unidas por la Justicia represent them in negotiations for a union contract – the vote represents years of organizing and signals a new er...
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:26PM
text Benecia, California Votes Unanimously to Deny Crude by Rail Facility by via Sierra Club
Benecia, CA, September 21, 2016 -- Late yesterday evening, Benecia, CA voted unanimously to deny Valero’s proposed crude by rail facility in the city. The now rejected facility would have brought two trains of 50 oil tankers carrying 3 million gallons of volatile Bakken and tar sands crude into the city every day. This decision follows years of organized opposition to the facility....
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:50PM
document Analysis: Monterey County Crude Worse for Climate Than Alberta Tar Sands Oil 16-9-21-sanardooilfieldcarbonpollutionreport.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN ARDO, Calif., September 21, 2016 — Crude from Monterey County's biggest oilfield is more climate damaging than any other large source of oil produced in, or imported into, California, according to a new Center for Biological Diversity analysis of state data. The Center’s report, titled Stealing California's Future, found that crude from the San Ardo oilfield is even more carbon-intensive than notoriously dirty oil from the Alberta tar sands in Canada (see PDF)....
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:29PM
image No DAPL Call for Support! Help Luta today! 480_wichapiluta_candaleria_luta_1.jpg by via SSPRIT
September 19, 2016 - Wichapiluta Candaleria or Luta, Rumsen Ohlone & Mescalero Apache, activist, musical artist, and current Vice-Chair of Sacred Sites Protection and Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSPRIT), has defended several Sacred Sites in the Bay Area known as Ohlone Shellmounds. Luta was recently targeted by police while he was offering his support at the Standing Rock encampment/NO DAPL. Luta was singled out as he was standing in a group leading a spiritual song. Luta was arrested and ch...
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:19PM
image We Clarify and Reiterate the Driscoll’s Boycott is in Full Force 480_boycott-driscolls-san-quintin-help-us_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
We will continue our resistance, boycotting Driscoll's for a better life and a better future for farmworkers' families in San Quintín....
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:30PM
image Aclaramos de Manera Reiterada Que el Boicot a Driscoll’s Sigue Con Más Fuerza 480_boycott-driscolls-san-quintin-help-us_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
Seguiremos en resistencia del boicot a Driscoll's por una mejor vida y un mejor futuro para las familias jornaleros en San Quintín....
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:22PM
text San Diego Violates Fluoridation Law, Legal Action Taken by Presidio Sentinel
California state law requires cities of 10,000 or more to add fluoride chemicals into its residents via the water supply but only if outside funds are available. Those outside funds have dried up in San Diego which has a local law prohibiting fluoridation. So fluoridation should cease in San Diego especially if taxpayers money is being used to continue fluoridating which is contrary to the intent of the 1995 state law....
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:54AM
text The CAA plans to run attack ads against renter protection ballot measures by Lynda Carson
The political ads highlight the problems of big money trying to hijack renter protections, and influencing the outcome of ballot measures offering the public an opportunity to vote against a corrupt system that allows greedy landlords and slumlords to engage in price gouging, and the eviction-for-profit system!...
Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:21AM
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 Ask Metropolitan Water District, Delta Tunnels proponent, the tough questions 480_adam_scow_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Can you promise that the Delta Islands purchase will not be paid for by California taxpayers, such as by applying for Proposition 1 funding, to meet your existing mitigation obligations for present water exports from this imperiled estuary? Adam Scow of Food & Water Watch speaks at a news conference in Stockton announcing the lawsuits against MWD's purchase of Delta islands. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:27AM
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