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text Farming Community Rallies in Sacramento to Demand Protections from Agricultural Pesticides by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Residents from California’s most extensively farmed regions converged on Sacramento today to deliver more than 27,000 petition signatures and a letter representing hundreds of thousands of Californians, all demanding protections for their children from exposure to agricultural pesticides at school....
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:36PM
text Oakland cops target the African American community by Lynda Carson
According to a Stanford study, African American men were more likely to be handcuffed during a stop (1 out of 4 times) than whites (1 out of 15 times), excluding arrests. African American men were also more likely to be searched (1 in 5 times vs. 1 in 20 times for whites), though officers were no more likely to make a recovery from those searches. African American men were more likely to be arrested after a stop by police –1 in every 6 vs. 1 in 14 for white men....
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:05PM
text The War on Truth by Anthony Ravlich
Describes profound and world shaking decisions made by the United Nations behind a global iron curtain which has determined that America, the West and individual freedoms should go into decline - and it is happening.But I believe there is an answer....
Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:24AM
text UC Falsely Equates Anti-Semitism with Anti-Zionism; Moron Trump leads with Cal Repubs by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
The Regents of the University of California are now falsely equating anti-Semitism with anti-Zionism in a desperate effort to stop the successful Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Belgium, the site of a terrorist organization known as NATO, allows former Israeli security agents to run the security at the Brussels airport, the site of recent bombings, adding to suspicion that these bombings, like all previous bombings, were an inside job. California, a bellwether stat...
Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:21PM
text Gloria La Riva, P&F Pres Candidate, Supports UC Davis Occupation by repost
As someone who took active part in two building takeovers at Brandeis University to defend affirmative action, I salute the student-led occupation inside the University of California Davis’ Mrak Hall. The students are justly demanding that Linda Katehi, the UCD Chancellor, resign immediately and are calling for educational reforms....
Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:58PM
text Statement from silent meditators halting construction at the Gill Tract farm by Occupy the Farm
The farm defenders halting construction are holding a day of silent meditation - so they pre-released a statement about their action....
Posted: Mon Feb 8, 2016 7:36AM
text Anti-Muslim and Anti-Arab Sentiment Increases Following Paris and San Bernardino Attacks by via California Scholars for Academic Freedom
Our civil liberties are being violated in the name of security again! The effect is to stir hate and fear. Since the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, we have seen a dramatic and disturbing increase in anti-Muslim and anti-Arab sentiment in the United States. California Scholars for Academic Freedom is particularly concerned that Islamophobia is manifesting itself in ways that threaten the academic freedom and civil liberties of researchers, teachers, and students. These include physical ...
Posted: Thu Feb 4, 2016 4:22PM
text Iraq risks losing generation due to lack of schools, healthcare by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
More than 2 million children in Iraq are out of school, up to 3 million more have had their education disrupted by the war, and nearly one in five schools have been damaged, destroyed or used for other purposes, the U.N. children's fund UNICEF says....
Posted: Sun Jan 3, 2016 3:28AM
text Wheaton College President Philip Ryken denies targeting professor for wearing a hijab by Lynda Carson
Despite the denial of Wheaton College president, Philip Ryken, that Hawkins was targeted for administrative leave because she decided to wear a hijab, he claimed that she was placed on leave for stating that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Many critics, including students and faculty at the college find that very difficult to believe!...
Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:00AM
text California school kids on the frontlines by via Sally Neas, for Pesticide Action Network
I live in Santa Cruz, one of the capitals of the sustainable farming movement. It houses an organic-certifying agency, scores of non-profits that support sustainable agriculture, acres of organic production and one of the nation’s foremost organic research centers at the University of California, Santa Cruz....
Posted: Mon Dec 7, 2015 4:44PM
text A letter to Chancellor Blumenthal in solidarity with Palestinian and Black Liberation by via UCSC Students for Justice in Palestine
A letter to Chancellor Blumenthal from pro-Palestinian students, Muslim students, and Black students in solidarity with Palestinian and Black liberation....
Posted: Mon Dec 7, 2015 4:34PM
text “No place for anti-free-speech rules on our campuses” by Citizen Sane
No mainstream journalist or newspaper seems to want to investigate exactly what this mysterious State Department definition of ‘anti-Semitism’ is, that the ADL, Simon Wiesenthal Center, and other pro-Zionist, anti-free-speech organizations and individuals want to get approved—why is this? Despite the generally deceitful argument by Aron Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (a Zionist Israel-first-and-last organization known for its distortive propaganda campaigns) he did manage to state one tr...
Posted: Thu Dec 3, 2015 6:59PM
text UC Berkeley Students Occupy Chancellor’s Office to Demand Justice for UC Workers by Student Labor Committee
Students occupy their central administrative building and rally in the hundreds to demand just compensation for subcontracted campus employees...
Posted: Thu Dec 3, 2015 12:55PM
text Nurses Hold Rally, Speak Out on Unsafe Patient Lift Practices at UC Medical Centers by via California Nurses Association
Registered nurses will gather at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay on Thursday to speak out about the UC Medical Center’s failure to provide RNs with legally mandated safe lifting practices, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today....
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:54PM
text California State University Faculty Votes to Authorize Strike by via California Faculty Association
Members of the California Faculty Association on the 23 campuses of the California State University voted “Yes by over 94% percent” to authorize a strike, CFA President Jennifer Eagan announced today at a news conference....
Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2015 1:46PM
text California State University Faculty Conclude Strike Authorization Vote by via California Faculty Association
Yesterday, members of the California Faculty Association (CFA) at the 23 campuses of the California State University system concluded a statewide vote on whether or not to authorize union leadership to call a strike if contract negotiations with management fail to result in a fair deal....
Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:45PM
text Alejo Responds to Veto of Ethnic Studies Bill by via Luis A. Alejo
(SACRAMENTO, OCTOBER 9, 2015) — Today, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Assembly Bill 101 authored by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas). Assembly Bill 101 would have required the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) to oversee the development of a model curriculum on Ethnic Studies by establishing an Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee. The State Board of Education (SBE) would have then adopted this model curriculum, so that schools with grades 7-12 may offer an Ethnic Studies cours...
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:29AM
text Letter of UC support for Indigenous Land Access Committee by via Indigenous Land Access Committee
We, the undersigned students, researchers, and educators of the University of California, recognize that the University of California, Berkeley was built on occupied Ohlone territory, and as such, we urge UC administrators to respond to the following invitation sent to you by the Indigenous Land Access Committee (ILAC) to honor and respect indigenous access to sacred land at the Gill Tract:...
Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:04PM
text UC Intolerance Principles A Step in the Right Direction by via Jewish Voice for Peace
Jewish Voice for Peace commends the University of California for discussing anti-Semitism in the context of racism, Islamophobia, and other forms of bigotry...
Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:26AM
text 1 Million CA Students Attend School in 1-Mile Impact Zone for Derailing Oil Trains by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif.— More than 1 million California children attend school within a one-mile evacuation zone of railroads used by oil trains, according to a new analysis (http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/oil_trains/methodology.html) by the Center for Biological Diversity. Oil trains have experienced a dramatic increase in explosions and derailments across the country in recent years....
Posted: Thu Sep 3, 2015 4:53PM