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imageKeep Free Speech Alive
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by Mike Rhodes
For 23 years the Community Alliance newspaper has served as a voice for the voiceless and a space where union and progressive activists have come together to demand a better Fresno. We need your Support by attending the Alliance Fundraiser...
Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:32PM
calendarKeep Free Speech Alive
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by Mike Rhodes
The event will be held on June 15 starting at 5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church (2672 E. Alluvial Ave.) in Fresno....
Event Date: Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:00PM
Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:27PM
imageThousands Of California Teachers Rally in Sacramento For Funding & To "Reform Charters"
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by Labor Video Project
Thousands of teachers, parents and supporters of public education rallied in Sacramento on May 22, 2019. The CTA called for reforming the charters and more funding for public education. Teachers talked about their conditions and the effect of charters and privatization of education....
Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 10:16AM
calendarReuniting for Peace and Justice - 50 Years of Resistance
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by Mike Rhodes
Unitarian Universalist Church at 2672 E Alluvial Ave in Fresno....
Event Date: Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:00PM
Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 6:37AM
imageRallies in Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara to Oppose Trump's Oil-leasing Plan for California
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by Center for Biological Diversity
BAKERSFIELD, Calif.— Environmental and community groups joined by elected officials will hold rallies this week to blast the Trump administration’s draft plan to open more than a million acres of public land and mineral estate in central California to oil drilling and fracking. The rallies will precede each of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s public hearings in Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara....
Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:06PM
imageAttorney General Becerrra, fishing groups sue Westlands over Shasta Dam raise plan
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by Dan Bacher
“Californians decided to protect the McCloud River in 1989 because it’s valuable to all of us,” said Ron Stork of Friends of the River. “The ill-conceived dam raise would flood a free-flowing reach of the river, harm a prized fishery, and destroy sacred tribal sites. It’s time to end Westlands’ disrespect of the California Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.”...
Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 7:47PM
imageCA rescinds Delta Tunnels bond resolutions, feds withdraw permit
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by Dan Bacher
“Victory! This is a win for salmon! The other side folded and walked away from the table,” said John McManus, president of the Golden Gate Salmon Association regarding the withdrawal of the Delta Tunnels permit by the Trump administration....
Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 10:32AM
imageTrump Finalizes Plan to Open 725,500 Acres of California's Central Coast to Drilling, Fracking
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by Center for Biological Diversity
MARINA, Calif., May 9, 2019 — The Trump administration today finalized a plan to open 725,500 acres of public lands and mineral estate across California’s Central Coast and the Bay Area to new oil and gas drilling. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plan is an increase of nearly 327,000 acres from the draft proposal prepared under the Obama administration....
Posted: Thu May 9, 2019 10:51AM
imageCalifornia Food and Agriculture Board prepares to respond to new water strategy
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by CDFA Public Relations
“The Governor’s Executive Order on water resilience released earlier calls on CDFA and other agencies to develop a comprehensive strategy to build a climate-resilient water system,” said California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross....
Posted: Tue May 7, 2019 10:31PM
image‘Climate Strike’ Students Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment from CalSTRS
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by Dan Bacher
“When you become a teacher, you sign up to not only care for children, but to educate the future leaders of society,” said 12 year-old Samantha of Youth vs Apocalypse. “To find out that the people I have spent most of my life with are funding to pour toxins into my future is a real slap to the face. It’s a message telling the youth that you don’t really care for our future, and it contradicts exactly what a teacher is.”...
Posted: Tue May 7, 2019 8:31PM
imageThe People’s Dispensary Fresno Cannabis Town Hall
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by Peter Maiden
The Cannabis Town Hall was held at the First Congregational Church in Fresno on May 6, offering perspectives on jobs in the marijuana business, especially for people of color whose communities bore the brunt of the Drug War and who have trouble finding a living wage....
Posted: Mon May 6, 2019 11:41PM
calendarThe Sixth Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF) by Faye W Wilson Kennedy
Women's Civic Improvement Center/Club, 3555 3rd Ave., Sacramento, Sac 95817...
Event Date: Sat Jun 1, 2019 10:00AM
Posted: Sun May 5, 2019 6:50PM
imagePsyops 101: How Big Oil Infiltrates Public Discourse to Manipulate & Deceive
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by Dan Bacher
This article is based on an Earth Day presentation that I made at the Events Center at Chabot College on April 25 at the invitation of physics professor Nick Alexander. Photo of Extinction Rebellion protest banner en route from the State Capitol in Sacramento to the Western States Petroleum Association Office on April 22 by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Sat May 4, 2019 1:01PM
imageNewsom Pulls Delta Tunnels Permits, Takes Steps for One Tunnel
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by Dan Bacher
“We are pleased that Gov. Newsom’s Administration has reaffirmed a strong commitment to modernize the state’s water delivery infrastructure with a single-tunnel project in the Delta,” said Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager of the Metropolitan Water District (MWD). “We will work with the administration to expeditiously advance a project that is long overdue to both meet the water reliability needs of the state and minimize impacts to the communities and ecology of the Delta.”...
Posted: Sat May 4, 2019 12:00PM
imageA3 Newsletter: Zulu Whitmore update and Albert Woodfox in Bay Area
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by International Coalition to free the Angola 3
The new issue of the A3 newsletter has just been released. Albert Woodfox's "Solitary" book tour is coming to Northern California, in Berkeley for the Bay Area Book Festival on May 4 &5, and in Sacramento at Underground Books on May 7. Read more below....
Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:31PM
imageJudge fines pipeline company $3.3 million for 2015 Santa Barbara oil spill
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by Dan Bacher
Missing from the press releases from the Santa Barbara County DA’s Office, Attorney General’s Office and environmental groups and the superficial press coverage of the spill, the investigation, the jury trial and sentencing is one of the biggest and most ironic stories regarding the Refugio Oil Spill. In a classic example of the deep regulatory capture that pervades what passes for “marine protection” in California, the head of the oil industry trade association, the Western States Petroleum ...
Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:34AM
imageTrump Releases Plan to Reopen California Public Lands to Drilling, Fracking
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Proposal Targets More Than 1 Million Acres for Oil Leases...
Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:50PM
imageEarth Day 2019 in Fresno
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by Peter Maiden
Earth Day was held in Fresno on Saturday, April 20, 2019....
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:59PM
imageSpiritual Leader and Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe Caleen Sisk Receives Earth Day Award
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by Miranda Kraus at the Rose Foundation
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment announced Winnemem Wintu Tribal Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk as the winner of the 2019 Anthony Grassroots Prize, an annual $1,000 Earth Day award recognizing an outstanding example of grassroots environmental activism....
Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:30PM
imageTrump signs two executive orders expediting oil and gas pipelines
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by Dan Bacher
David Turnbull, Strategic Campaigns Director with Oil Change U.S., slammed the signing of the two executive orders, comparing the orders to taking a “jackhammer” to the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act:...
Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:40PM