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text Bay Area Biologist Fighting for Sharks in South Africa by Joanna McWilliams
A Bay Area resident is taking the fight to protect our oceans from Northern California to South Africa. This week, thirty-year veteran environmental activist and biologist, Todd Steiner, executive director the Marin-based Turtle Island Restoration Network and SPAWN, is in South Africa advocating on behalf of marine wildlife. Joined by several colleagues, he is attending a major international treaty conference to promote greater protections for endangered marine species, including two species ...
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:34AM
text Scott Wiener's Legacy - A Century of Protest Undone by BugEyedGoblin
Video of how a city Supervisor overturned one of San Francisco's longest running traditions and oldest laws. NSFW for some. [5:57]...
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:25PM
text Social Safety Net Must Be Expanded by Steve Pleich
Support For a Program That is Working...
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:38AM
text Bennis Is "rear guard of the Israel Lobby." by repost
Phyllis Bennis and other critics like the Jewish Voice For Peace have done damage control for Israel and refused to mobilize against US arms sales to Israel....
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:36AM
text Syllabus for a class on the Structures of Racialization by Steve Martinot
A class is being offered at the Omni on the structures of racialization in the US. This is a syllabus for that class. It is offered to provide a sense of some topics which urgently suround that issue and phenomenon....
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:49AM
text Causes of Great Problems Faded out in Elections by Ernst Wolff
Elections today have one thing in common: they don't change anything. Pseudo-battles dominate in which the actors are intensely focused on evading the burning questions and diverting the electorate from the real causes of problems. The methods are not new. Prejudices are exploited, scapegoats built and fears fomented. The main problem of our time that should be at the center of every election campaign is the rapid increase of social inequality....
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:01AM
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
text Jill Stein on Twitter Answers Clinton-Trump "Debate" Questions by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, on the ballot in 44 states plus DC, was barred from the staged Clinton-Trump "Debates." You can read her answers to the questions at https://twitter.com/drjillstein and on Periscope. For more information, see http://www.gp.org/...
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:13PM
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
text ACLU: Charlotte Police Must Release All Footage of Keith Lamont Scott Shooting by American Civil Liberties Union
ACLU: Charlotte Police Must Release All Footage of Keith Lamont Scott Shooting; Disclosed Videos Raise Many Questions...
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:13PM
text The Cost of Not Caring by thecostofnotcaring.org
The mentally ill who have nowhere to go and find little sympathy from those around them often land hard in emergency rooms, county jails and city streets. The lucky ones find homes with family. The unlucky ones show up in the morgue....
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:04PM
text Gewindeberg Lays Out Next Step Towards Abolition by Remigius Presto
In remarks recently delivered at Speakers Corner, Gewindeberg said the world was waiting to be presented with a proposal how to put an end to the current misery of democratic capitalism and its failure to cease its aggressions and abuses. A large part of the problem is that the misery attempts to bring about situations where few to no alternatives are possible as to influence decisions in its favour, which of course due to that happen to be more miserable than those where they are. Democratic...
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:07AM
text Welcome, Fracking! by JohnMonet
For Okies a beautiful September morning became much less beautiful after the state of emergency declaration caused by rather sensible earth shocks. However such phenomena have become a practice for them. They experienced 226 more than 3.0 magnitude earthquakes in just the first two and a half months of 2016. So it is no surprise that the straw broke the camel's back, and State Governor Mary Fallin ordered 37 disposal wells used for fracking in the Arbuckle shale formation to shut down over th...
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:11AM
text Trump/Clinton Ticket Dividing Us Along Lines of Race? by Lloyd Hart
he American establishment is making a huge mistake making this (S)election solely about race...
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:24AM
text The Surreality of the Actual by Steve Martinot
Ever since the 60s and 70s, there has been a plan to drive out of town the entire community of activists, along with the black and brown communities, and turn Berkeley into a normal town again. It has gone as far as it has in part because too many people never thought that there was a plan. This article is just a kind of mirror on that....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:30PM
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 United Nations Expert Validates Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline by via Indigenous Environmental Network
Cannon Ball, North Dakota (23 Sept. 2016) – United Nations Expert, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, released a statement yesterday calling upon the United States to immediately halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, in recognition of dire and direct threats to the drinking water, burial grounds and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux people....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:39PM
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 Open Up The Debates - Petition The Commission: Deadline 09262016 by Tomas DiFiore
No matter who you may vote for this Presidential Election 2016 we need this petition filled before the 26th of September. “Please get the word out! Will we allow the two corporate parties to strangle democracy by limiting the debates to the two most despised presidential candidates in US history? We need to get Jill Stein on the debate stage!”...
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:33AM
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