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image Leaders host public meeting on expanding the coastal national monument the_wilderness_society.jpg by via The Wilderness Society
California congressional leaders host public meeting on expanding the coastal national monument. Expansion will improve public access, recreation, conservation and economic activity....
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:42PM
calendar 64th Week-Sustaining the Safe Sleep Zone by Keith McHenry (entry by Norse)
On the heels and coattails of City Hall where the Sleepsnatcher Beast Slumbers. Soup and other incidentals will be available on the bricks near the City Directory sign. The event lasts from late afternoon Tuesday the 27th through mid-morning Wednesday the 28th...
Event Date: Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:28AM
text Social Safety Net Must Be Expanded by Steve Pleich
Support For a Program That is Working...
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:38AM
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
text Obama Administration Finalizes New Rules Impeding Citizens' Ability to Use Endangered Species Act by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, September 26, 2016 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service finalized new rules today that restrict the ability of ordinary citizens, scientists and public-interest organizations to obtain Endangered Species Act protections for species on the brink of extinction. The new rules eliminate the ability of the public to submit multispecies petitions and require that 30 days prior to submitting a petition, the petitioner must notify every state where an...
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:19PM
calendar Disability and Care in California Prehistory: Interpreting Social Roles of Individuals with Disabilities from Santa Clara Valley (CA-SCL-38) scl-38_artifacts.jpg by Santa Cruz Archaeological Society
Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange Hall at 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062...
Event Date: Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:30PM
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:34AM
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 Chelsea Manning Punishment for Suicide Attempt is Cruel and Inhumane by Amnesty International
A prison disciplinary board has sentenced Chelsea Manning, who is currently serving a 35-year sentence at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, to 14 days in solitary confinement following her suicide attempt in July....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:46PM
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
calendar Book Talk with TJ Demos: Decolonizing Nature, Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology 480_decolonizing_nature_tj_demos_1.jpg by Institute of the Arts and Sciences
Humanities 1, Rm 210, UC Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:30PM
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:34AM
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
image Leonard Peltier on Solidarity with Standing Rock 480_free_leonard_peltier.jpg by Leonard Peltier
Greeting Sisters and Brothers: I have been asked to write a SOLIDARITY statement to everyone about the Camp of the Sacred Stones on Standing Rock. Thank you for this great honor. I must admit it is very difficult for me to even begin this statement as my eyes get so blurred from tears and my heart swells with pride, as chills run up and down my neck and back. I’m so proud of all of you young people and others there....
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:59PM
image Over 700,000 People Tell Government to Block Seed Mergers 480_seeds_1.jpg by Center for Food Safety
Washington, D.C., September 20th, 2016 — As the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee meets today to examine consolidation in the agriculture seed and chemical industry, nine groups have submitted petitions signed by 708,000 people urging the Department of Justice and elected officials to block several pending mergers that would further consolidate the market for seeds and agricultural chemicals. The pending mergers between Dow-DuPont, Syngenta-ChemChina and Bayer-Monsanto would further increase th...
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:54PM
calendar River Health Day by Coastal Watershed Council
San Lorenzo Park 137 Dakota St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060...
Event Date: Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:00AM
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:52AM
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
calendar Community Meet & Greet with City Council Candidate Steve Pleich 480_edited_cover_photo_1.jpg by Noah Stid
Woodstock's Pizza, 710 Front st, Santa Cruz, CA...
Event Date: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:55PM
text Company Behind Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline Has Record of Spills, Property Damage by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, September 20, 2016 — Energy Transfer Partners, the conglomerate behind the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline, is responsible for 29 pipeline safety incidents since 2006, in which 9,555 barrels of hazardous liquids were leaked, according to a new analysis of federal data by the Center for Biological Diversity. Those spills resulted in $9.5 million in property damage, according to information from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety...
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:18PM
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
calendar Freedom Sleepers Bed Down for #63 While Salinas Fights Camping Ban by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
At the edge of the seat of government--Santa Cruz City Hall--unholy birthplace place of anti-homeless laws. Banned from peaceful protest at night, the sleepers will be positioned on the Center St. sidewalk and assorted spots nearby throughout the night and into the morning. The Sleep-Out will run from Tuesday afternoon through mid-morning Wednesday. There will be no City Council meeting today (every 2nd and 4th Tuesday are the regular times). City bathrooms have recently been "closed fo...
Event Date: Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:55AM