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image California School Districts Support Santa Clara County’s Challenge To Trump Executive Orders On Immigration aclu_ca_schools.png by via ACLU of Northern California
San Francisco, March 23, 2017 - Dozens of California school districts and leading education organizations today announced the filing of an amicus brief supporting Santa Clara County in its legal challenge to President Trump’s executive order threatening to withhold funding from so-called sanctuary cities....
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:44PM
text Judge Halts California Plan to Stop Oil Waste Injections Into Protected Aquifers by Center for Biological Diversity
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., March 21, 2017 — In response to a lawsuit by several oil industry trade groups, a Kern County judge yesterday temporarily halted efforts by California oil regulators to shut down hundreds of oil company injection wells dumping toxic fluid into aquifers that should be protected under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The wells affected by the ruling are in at least six California counties: Fresno, Kern, Monterey, Orange, Santa Barbara and Ventura....
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:15PM
image It is Time to Celebrate California African American History, Culture and Institutions 480_hidden-figures-hf-228_rgb-e1483623580966_1.jpg by Dymally Commission Network
There is a great need for statutory authority to establish a commission tasked to identify research, document and preserve historic and future “Hidden Figures” in all fields of endeavor, thereby preserving the profound contributions of institutions, places and individuals of African American heritage thoughout the Great State of California....
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:32PM
document Californians Against Fracking Responds to EPA’s Methane Regulation Announcement californians-against-fracking-responds-to-epas-methane-regulation-announcement.pdf_140_.jpg by via Californians Against Fracking
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2016...
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:01PM
image Berkeley: Violent Trump Supporters Are Merging with the Alt-Right 480_88-30_1.jpg by Northern California Anti-Racist Action NoCARA
Approximately 75 people showed up to the ‘March on Berkeley,’ on March 4th, 2017, an event organized by Richard Black of Southern California, to support the Presidency of Donald Trump. The march was to coincide with a national day of action planned in support of Trump, who faces a crisis of legitimacy and drastically dropping support in polls....
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:06PM
text California regulators weaken proposed rules for pesticide use near schools by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Comprehensive restrictions and school right-to-know are ignored in new draft of pesticide rules...
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:54PM
image Californians Not “Roundup-Ready”: Citizens Triumph over Monsanto in Cancer-Causing Pesticide Listing 480_glyphosate_1.jpg by Center for Food Safety
Court upholds Constitutional right of Californians to protect themselves from toxic chemicals...
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:07PM
text California Announces Revised Proposed Rules on Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Schools by Charlotte Fadipe
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) today released a revised proposal for regulating the use of agricultural pesticides near school sites and licensed child day care facilities. The department is inviting the public to comment on the revisions during a 15-day period....
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:11AM
text Federal Plan Could Auction Off 700,000 Acres in California to Oil Industry by Center for Biological Diversity
'Resist Trump's BLM' Rally at Salinas Hearing on Fracking on Public Land...
Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:02PM
image Californians Sue in Challenge to Latest Muslim Ban prejudice_rewritten_aclu.jpg by ACLU of Northern California
March 13, 2017 - A UC Santa Cruz graduate student researching the nature of the universe in collaboration with an Iranian scientist, a California woman planning a celebration of her recent marriage to a Syrian man, and an Iranian student unable to reunite with his wife are challenging Donald Trump’s latest attempt at an unconstitutional and discriminatory Muslim ban. The suit, Al-Mowafak v. Trump, was originally filed on February 2, 2017 and was amended this afternoon. Plaintiffs are represen...
Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:58PM
text San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors Denies Phillips 66's Oil Trains Project by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., March 14, 2017 — The San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors today voted to reject Phillips 66’s proposed oil train offloading terminal. The project was denied with a 3-1 vote, with one supervisor recusing himself in a conflict of interest....
Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:49PM
text Fracking Foes to Target Hollister Hearing on Leasing Public Lands to Oil Industry by Center for Biological Diversity
Proposal Could Auction 700,000 Acres in California for Drilling, Fracking...
Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:29PM
text Court Clears California to Require Cancer Warning on Roundup by Center for Biological Diversity
FRESNO, Calif.. March 11, 2017 — A court has ruled that the state of California can move forward with plans to designate glyphosate — the main ingredient in Monsanto’s widely used herbicide Roundup — as a known carcinogen. The Friday decision, which finalizes a preliminary ruling, sets the stage for the California Environmental Protection Agency to be the first regulatory body in the United States to recognize glyphosate as a carcinogen....
Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:56PM
image Black Culture is About Achievement, It’s About Greatness, and it’s About Excellence rahim-islam.jpg by Rahim Islam
Black Cultural Excellence vs. Socially Disadvantaged Welfare ~ Agriculture is the historic foundation of culture and 2017 we are at a crossroads... the two paths toward equity and equal opportunity are very clear and distinct....
Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:35PM
image High School Student Asks Questions for Paper Against Racism 480_paper-against-racism_1.jpg by Indybay volunteer
On March 12, a high school student in Oregon sent an email to Indybay seeking answers to a few questions for a paper on racism. Support this student. Add your replies as a comment to this post....
Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:32PM
text Trump’s proposed budget cuts to HUD by the numbers in California by Lynda Carson
Based on the documents from the Senate Appropriations Committee, this is an updated impact of some of the proposed cuts to HUD. Below are some of the numbers in regards to how California will be affected if Trump’s proposed $6 billion in budget cuts to HUD are enacted. This information may change if the budget cutting numbers are not final, regardless these numbers should assist tenant and housing activists in opposing the proposed budget cuts to HUD, by the Trump regime....
Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:00AM
image 2017 Black Minds Matter ~ the question is to whom... and why... 480_138421_lg_1.jpg by CBM reprint
“Our goal is to demonstrate that there are replicable program models that the state and local districts should consider as they contemplate ways to close the achievement gap,” said Assemblymember Shirley Weber, Ph.D. a Democrat who represents cities in the San Diego area. She chaired the February 10 informational hearing in partnership with the Education Trust – West. The Oakland-based organization that advocates for educational justice and the high academic achievement of all California stu...
Posted: Thu Mar 9, 2017 8:59PM
text NLG Sacramento Alert: CHP Recommending Charges for Antifa at Capitol Nazi Rally Last June by NLG-Sacramento
The Sacramento Bee has reported that 106 people are facing charges from the Nazi/antifa rally at the capitol this past June. Prosecutors will consider 514 misdemeanor and 68 felony charges involving 106 people, with charges ranging from unlawful assembly to assault with a deadly weapon....
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 10:50PM
image New California State Legislation Honors The Dignity Of Transgender Prisoners 480_streetsheet-coverart-march1-2017.jpg by Coral Feigin & Sasha Buchert, Street Sheet
Despite the fact that transgender and gender non-conforming people have recently become more visible in the media and popular culture, the realities for street-based, poor, black and brown and disabled trans women remain the same. Trans people continue to face discrimination from traditional housing, employment and healthcare forcing many trans people into alternative street economies like sex work, drug sales and whatever other work people can find. As a result of being pushed out of these t...
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 11:04AM
image Judge Upholds Decision to End “No Otter Zone” 480_sea-otter-kelp_helder-gomes_shutterstock_1.jpg by via Earthjustice
Second ruling to uphold U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s decision to end failed program that excluded sea otters from their historic range along the southern California coast...
Posted: Tue Mar 7, 2017 4:39PM