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textResponse to Berkeleyside's People's Park Coverage by Aidan Hill
Peoples Park community is not anti-development; we are fighting climate change and do not support the redlining of our Southside district. UC Berkeley can build on sites that are not historically significant. We are anti-fascists centering on urban ecology, consensus decision-making, and rematriation of this land back to the Ohlone people....
Posted: Sat, Aug 6, 2022 3:15pm PDT
textBerkeley Police and demonstrators clash over development of People's Park by Aeon Photo Co.
July 29 an Alameda County Superior Court decided it was not a violation of the California Environmental Quality Act for a $312 million dollar development to take shape on the location of Berkeley's largest and longest bohemian hubs: the People's Park....
Posted: Sat, Aug 6, 2022 11:47am PDT
textPeople's Park — Its Place in the History of Land Art by Bit of an artist myself
Much has been said about the political history of People's Park. People's Park is also an important piece of Land Art. Art historians and artists should speak up to preserve it. The destruction of the park by the University of California has temporarily been stopped by activists; however many trees were cut down. Legal advocates have requested a hearing, which a judge has granted. All demolition and pre-development work is legally halted until the October court hearing....
Posted: Fri, Aug 5, 2022 5:01pm PDT
textPeople's Park: Berkeley City Council to Vote on "Tear Gas" Authorization Tonight by Situational Awareness
A special meeting of the Berkeley City Council is scheduled for TONIGHT, Thursday August 4 @ 8:15PM. The topic is to suspend the city's policy banning the use of chemical weapons. This proposed change of policy is in response to the People's Park protest. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89083608532 More info at: berkeleyca.gov...
Posted: Thu, Aug 4, 2022 9:42am PDT
textThe dispute over Tesla's Gigafactory by Gunter Hayn
The executive director of the Green League Brandenburg e. V., Michael Ganschow: "We are currently experiencing [...] the decline of democratic Federal Republic structures around us." The Tesla project is not the big bang on this issue. But with the Gigafactory, a prestigious model case has been launched"...
Posted: Tue, Aug 2, 2022 1:39pm PDT
textRoof top solar should be affordable for all-don't tax it! by Heidi Harmon, former SLO mayor
We gathered proudly chanting “Don’t tax the sun” in front of PG&E’s office in downtown San Luis Obispo during a Don’t Tax the Sun statewide rally and tour. We are living in a climate emergency and oppose a tax targeted at net energy metering currently being considered by the California Public Utilities Commission. Help us stop the proposed tax and save our planet....
Posted: Mon, Aug 1, 2022 11:32am PDT
textOPA CA appreciates Newsom’s leadership directing CARB to ensure state meets climate goals by Ramon du Houx
Elected Officials to Protect America (EOPA) California Chapter, an organization with over 440 Californian elected officials, thanks Governor Gavin Newsom for his letter to California Air Resources Board (CARB) telling them to do more for the climate crisis. His bold direction in the letter instructing CARB to ensure their plan will meet the state’s climate goals gives EOPA CA hope that the Governor is serious about solving the climate crisis....
Posted: Thu, Jul 28, 2022 12:06pm PDT
textWill The Diablo Canyon Nuke Plant Ever Shut Down? by Michael Strinberg
The powers that be are trying to keep the troublesome Diablo Canyon nuclear plant on CA's central coast open longer than planned....
Posted: Mon, Jul 25, 2022 4:32pm PDT
textOffshore wind creates opportunities but Manchin stops climate plans - we need more leases by Ramon du Houx
As offshore wind creates economic opportunities from coast to coast Sen. Manchin stops climate plans. Elected Officials to Protect America want accelerated and more leases made available....
Posted: Fri, Jul 22, 2022 10:47am PDT
textCongress urged to boost appropriations for Biden’s Defense Production Act orders by Ramon du Houx
In June Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to manufacture solar panels, insulation and heat pumps. Biden’s plan encourages high labor standards tied to increased manufacturing. It also calls for boosting community-based clean energy and distributed generation. But more funding than $100 million needs to be invested to make the difference we need to become energy independent from fossil fuels....
Posted: Thu, Jul 14, 2022 4:31pm PDT
textReport: 2,000 acres in Klamath National Forest are on the chopping block by Environment California
New report identifies ‘climate forests’ at risk...
Posted: Tue, Jul 12, 2022 10:36am PDT
textCowell Beach Water Quality Success Continues Third Year on Heal the Bay Annual Beach Report Card by Repost
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2022...
Posted: Tue, Jul 12, 2022 10:26am PDT
textDegrowth - not just Green New Deals! by Matthias Schmelzer, A Vetter & A Vansintjan
We live in a time of many and accelerating crises. Climate breakdown is breathing down our neck. Biodiversity is collapsing in ecosystems around the world, and many natural safety nets – water cycles, soil fertility, fish stocks, microbial diversity – are unraveling....
Posted: Tue, Jul 12, 2022 9:25am PDT
textPlunder less and do more to preserve the one world by Hans Steiger
It is downright absurd that in our latitudes, half a century after "Limits to Growth" and a cascade of catastrophic ecological reports, every dip in economic growth rates is perceived as negative, even dramatic. Immediately shore up, revive, that's what politicians and the media seem to agree on....
Posted: Tue, Jul 12, 2022 4:07am PDT
textVeterans who are elected officials urge passage of clean energy provisions in Senate bill by Ramon du Houx
For energy independence EV incentives are imperative, Biden administration action on light and heavy-duty vehicles and US Senate action on climate say veterans who are elected officials More investment than the president’s DPA authorization is needed in order to set the United States on a path to a 50-52 percent reduction in carbon pollution by 2030—the goal scientists say is necessary to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. The good news is that there is legislation before the Senat...
Posted: Thu, Jul 7, 2022 5:55pm PDT
textOn People's Park, Democracy, and Politics by Memory
Berkeley city council-member Rigel Robinson released a recent article championing the UC's proposed redevelopment project on People's Park. This article was accompanied with a statement from council-member Lori Droste's legislative assistant. The statement compared People's Park activists to the January 6th insurrectionists....
Posted: Sat, Jun 25, 2022 5:46pm PDT
textEOPA asks Newsom to end drilling permits, lawmakers pass 1020 and announce CARB rally by Ramona du Houx
Elected Officials to Protect America CA asks Governor Newsom to end all fossil fuel permitting to stop fueling the climate crisis - which fuels war. For clean energy economy progress SB 1020 must pass, says EOPA CA and investments in clean energy realized...
Posted: Tue, Jun 21, 2022 1:05pm PDT
textAliens Tried to Save Planet Loco (A parable) by Nayvin Gordon
Global Warming, the human-animal and aliens--a parable...
Posted: Thu, Jun 16, 2022 10:37am PDT
textThe red giant's plastic problem by Theresa Crysmann
A tattered Coca-Cola flag flutters on the beach of Ixia on Rhodes: every year, the beverage company produces more than 100 billion single-use plastic bottles. Many of them end up in the sea...In a few years, there is likely to be more plastic swimming in the oceans than fish. Coca-Cola lids and bottles wash up particularly frequently on beaches around the world...
Posted: Tue, Jun 14, 2022 8:19am PDT
textThe window of opportunity is closing by Klaus Dorre
Oscar Wilde wrote: "A map of the world in which Utopia is not marked is not worth looking at, for it undercuts the shore on which mankind will eternally land." He goes on to say, "Disobedience, for anyone versed in history, is man's true virtue. Through disobedience came progress, through disobedience and insubordination." (Wilde 2014)...
Posted: Sat, Jun 11, 2022 9:03am PDT