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Brown Administration Approves Nine New Offshore Fracks - by Dan Bacher
"Approving new offshore fracking just weeks after Santa Barbara’s devastating oil spill is a new low,” Kristen Monsell, an attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, said. “Gov. Brown’s oil regulators just saw how dangerous oil production in coastal areas can be, but they didn’t hesitate to greenlight these fracks. The high pressures and dangerous chemicals used in this toxic technique have no place in our beautiful ocean.” Photo of Santa Barbara Oil Spill provided by Sa...
Posted: Mon Jul 6, 2015 11:33AM
Dept. Of Energy Boss Goes “Full Crony” in Broad Daylight - by Emily F.
Dept. Of Energy Boss Goes “Full Crony” in Broad Daylight While the L.A. Times, and other recent articles, have exposed Elon Musk as the “King of the Kickbacks”, a sort of federal moocher on steroids. The Moochee, who gave away the taxpayer money to Musk, has come forward to demonstrate one of the most thumb-his-nose at the law moves, and it is bold! Former head of the United States Department of Energy: Steven Chu, who was nominated by John Doerr and the Silicon Valley Cartel has jo...
Posted: Mon Jul 6, 2015 10:18AM
Community Campout Ends with Citations - by Alex Darocy
On July 4, community members in Santa Cruz held a public campout at Santa Cruz City Hall, but it was quickly cut short by police at about 1am. The campout was organized in response to the recent reduction of services at the Homeless Services Center that occurred due to a funding deficit, as well as to protest local laws that criminalize sleeping outdoors. [Top photo: Police issue citations to clear the community campout from Santa Cruz City Hall. Scroll down for more photos.]
Posted: Sun Jul 5, 2015 7:42PM
Green Party Attacked by SF Police at Dolores Park on 4th of July 2015 - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
San Francisco's Democratic Party Park Police told the Green Party, which has had a table at the SF Mime Troupe Dolores Park performances since the Green Party's inception in 1990 or so, that it was not allowed to have an ironing board for a table since that is a household item and that the large Green Party sign they always have held up by 2 poles was not allowed because they thought it might make holes in the ground, a lie.
Posted: Sat Jul 4, 2015 5:45PM
Winnemen Wintu and Allies Protest Governor’s California Water Summit - by Dan Bacher
Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, emphasized that registration for the three-day summit was nearly an astounding $1,500 per person – and that been no efforts to “include tribal representatives, environmentalists or anyone who is advocating for sound water policy that will benefit future generations, local ecosystems and salmon and other fisheries.” Photo of protest against the California Water Summit in front of the Westin Hotel in Sacramento on Jun...
Posted: Sat Jul 4, 2015 10:55AM
Sunday's Referendum in Greece - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 11:39AM
Senate Bill 4 Regs Will Expand Fracking in California - by Dan Bacher
While environmental groups blasted the regulations developed under SB 4, the oil industry gushed with an oily torrent of praise for the new rules. Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and the former Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create alleged "marine protected areas" in Southern California, praised DOGGR for rejecting comments calling for a moratorium on the environmentally destructive pr...
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 8:52AM
Deal reached, Santa Clara County workers call off strike - by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Hours before thousands of Santa Clara County workers were scheduled to walk off the job Tuesday, contract talks between Service Employees International Union Local 521 and the county produced a tentative agreement, and union leaders called off the 6 a.m. strike.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 9:14AM
Tests reveal toxic cocktail as media covers up CA. oil spill's root cause - by Dan Bacher
While Governor Brown, other state officlals and the mainstream media continue to falsely portray California as a "green" state, the devastation of the oil spill shows the fragility of California's ocean waters - and exposes the failure of state and federal officials to stop a disaster like this, due to the capture of the state's regulatory apparatus by Big Oil. Photo and meme courtesy of Stop Fooling California.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 8:28AM
Mayoral Candidate Leads Climate Pledge Signing - by Kat Baumgartner
San Francisco Civic Center Plaza
Event Date:Wed Jul 1, 2015 2:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:11PM
A Free Class on the US form of fascism - by Steve Martinot
The Bay Area Public School at the Omni 4799 Shattuck Ave. Oakland
Event Date:Mon Jul 6, 2015 6:30PM
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:26AM
The Question of a US form of fascism - by Steve Martinot
In recent years, the term "fascism" is heard more and more. With the growing epidemic of police killings, mostly of people of color, with the intentional maintenance and growth of the largest prison system in the world (with practically a political guarantee of recidivism), with police making lethal demands for obedience, with the increasing corporate technological destruction of land and oceans, and with the constant obsessions with war (a misnomer for massacre from a distance), the term "fa...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:14AM
Senator Gary Hart on how we got in this mess. TIME MAGAZINE - by Antoine Leem
Senator Gary Hart on how we got in this mess. TIME MAGAZINE
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:13PM
Draining of Folsom Lake forces Nimbus, American River Hatchery evacuations - by Dan Bacher
Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, emphasized that excessive water deliveries to the Sacramento Valley settlement contractors are exhausting the cold water in Lake Shasta, forcing the agencies to shift to using water from the American River to meet the Delta salinity standards. "As a consequence, the agencies are now are evacuating the hatcheries on the American," said Jennings. "And as a result of this mismanagement, they're not only goi...
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:54AM
70th Anniversary of the UN Charter and Mural Unveiling - by D. Boyer
On Friday June 26th 2015, a 70th Anniversary Celebration of the signing of the UN Charter was held in San Francisco’s City Hall. Pics and video from that event. Sorry the photos were taken with an iPhone only.
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:45AM
U.S. cyber spies prepared to send Russia or China “back to the stone age” with hacks - by Paula- U.C. Berk.
U.S. cyber spies prepared to send Russia or China “back to the stone age” with hacks and cyber counter-attacks. When the bad guys decided to attack the United States with cyber warfare, they forgot that it was the U.S. who invented the concept. Snowden, Greenwald, Assange, Onion project, and others, now say that U.S. cyber war capabilities exceed that of anything seen in even the most apocalyptic dystopian science fiction film. A nuclear bomb can wipe out 90 square miles of a country. A...
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:50AM
Santa Clara County Workers Set Date to Strike: June 30 - by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Members of Santa Clara County’s largest union workforce have overwhelmingly voted to go on an unfair practice strike on June 30. Service Employees International Union Local 521 members and community leaders addressed the reasons for the strike at a press conference today held at county headquarters. Workers voted to hold an “open-ended” strike with no end date.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:50PM
PredPol: An Open Letter to the Oakland City Council - by Oakland Privacy Working Group
In the matter of Predictive Policing and "PredPol" software.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:11PM
Nuclear Shutdown News June 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline the decline and fall of nuclear power
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:22PM
Protesters urge state officials to halt Santa Barbara offshore drilling expansion - by Dan Bacher
“The last thing this oil-drenched area needs is more drilling,” said Michelle Bednash, a resident of Goleta. “The State Lands Commission should safeguard our public lands and focus on decommissioning offshore oil wells and promoting sustainable energy." Photo of Wednesday's rally in Goleta courtesy of the Center for Biological Diversity.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:34AM