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calendar 2017 California State Capitol Kwanzaa Celebration 480_wpa_murals1.jpg by Michael Harris
California State Capitol Lst Entrance and 4th Floor Room 4203...
Event Date: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:00PM
Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:03PM
calendar Oakland Winter Live 480_oakland_winter_live_1.jpg by Wild Projects
Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th St. #290 Oakland, CA 94607...
Event Date: Fri Dec 8, 2017 7:30PM
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:00PM
image California's Dungeness Crab Fishery Targeted With Petition, Lawsuit for Harming Whales as Season Opens 480_entangledwhale_edlyman_noaa_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, November 14, 2017 — As commercial Dungeness crab season opens Nov. 15 in California, the Center for Biological Diversity is petitioning the federal government to rank the fishery as one of the most dangerous to whales because of increased entanglements in recent years. Last month the Center also sued the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for failing to prevent imperiled whales and sea turtles from getting tangled up in crab gear and injured or killed....
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:22PM
document New Guidelines for Protecting California’s Monarch Butterfly Groves 2017-040_protectingcaliforniabutterflygroves.pdf_140_.jpg by The Xerces Society
Protecting and managing overwintering sites is essential if the monarch’s migration is to be sustained...
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:15PM
image New Reports Expose Racial and Economic Injustice, Ineffectiveness of Pollution Trading 480_11.11.17_photo1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, said, “Pollution trading schemes like cap-and-trade unjustly burden lower-income communities of color. This is a fact. So many of us are rightfully desperate for solutions to our climate crisis, but market-based policies won’t save us. The only real way to significantly reduce carbon pollution is to stop producing it. We must move off fossil fuels now.”  Photo: Governor Jerry Brown speaks at the COP 23 in Bonn, Germany on November 1...
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:54PM
image Jerry Brown tells indigenous protesters in Bonn, 'Let's put you in the ground' 480_doyb5gowkaerqz3_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“I wanted to leave a message here, for humanity and all of planet, that the peoples need to join to defend Mother Nature, the soil, water and air because they are being threatened,” said Ninawa Nuneshuni Kui, President of the Huni Kui People of Acre, Brazil. “And humanity needs Nature to survive. So I want to say that Nature and the air are not a means of commerce for anyone and it’s every human’s right to live in peace. Jerry Brown’s ‘American Pledge’ will lead to the displacement of my peop...
Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:50PM
text Apartment associations and realtor associations are the enemies of renters by Lynda Carson
The California Apartment Association has been stalking the tenants movement, and in opposition to renter protections it has meddled in the affairs of many cities, including the cites of Alameda, Burlingame, Concord, Healdsburg, Lafayette, Mountain View, Oakland, Pacifica, Richmond, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Rosa and many other cities!...
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:03PM
image The environmental injustice and dirty oil behind California's 'green’ facade 480_californiacrude800_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Governor Jerry Brown may be pulling “people together” and getting people to “wake up,” but not in the way that he intended, as increasing numbers of Californians mobilize against the Governor’s steadfast support of fracking and drilling dirty oil, a Big Oil-written cap-and-trade program and permits to pollute groundwater with oil wastewater in Kern County, as well as his environmentally unjust Delta Tunnels project....
Posted: Thu Nov 9, 2017 4:41PM
image 2017 California State Capitol Kwanzaa "First Fruits of the Harvest" 480_23244113_2054764627870770_8204563224852475131_n_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Today, California Agriculture leaders are poised to embrace Kwanzaa as part of a new paradigm to quantify and qualify equity and equal opportunity throughout California Food and Agriculture industries in the Great State of California and globally....
Posted: Thu Nov 9, 2017 12:19AM
text Call SF Bd of Supes for Marijuana: We Voted 75% for It by Phone Time
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors, all Democrats, is currently doing everything they can to oppose the 75% of San Francisco voters who voted for Prop 64, the marijuana initiative, of November 2016. We need your phone calls, Emails and faxes now to demand enforcement of Prop 64 with marijuana stores everywhere in San Francisco....
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2017 7:42AM
text California Adopts Rules on Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Schools and Day-Care Centers by Charlotte Fadipe
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has adopted new rules to further protect young students from pesticide exposure. The rules, which take effect on January 1, 2018, regulate the use of agricultural pesticides near schools and licensed child day-care facilities....
Posted: Tue Nov 7, 2017 2:01PM
calendar San Bruno Mountain Plant Sale @ Mission Blue Nursery 480_mbn_plant_sale_nov_18th_2017_flyer.jpg by San Bruno Mountain Watch
Mission Blue Nursery, 3401 Bayshore Blvd, Brisbane, CA 94005 (www.mountainwatch.org/directions)...
Event Date: Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:00AM
Posted: Sun Nov 5, 2017 1:37PM
image San Joaquin Valley parents, teachers, health advocates press state to suspend chlorpyrifos 480_clovisnewsconf11-1-17_1.jpg by Angel Garcia
Health advocates from the San Joaquin Valley called on the Central Regional Office (CRO) of the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) to urge the State to suspend agricultural use of brain-harming chlorpyrifos. The November 1st rally was led by members of Tulare County Coalition Advocating for Pesticide Safety (CAPS) and the Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN) outside DPR’s Central Regional Office in Clovis....
Posted: Thu Nov 2, 2017 4:36PM
text Eviction rates in the Bay Area and Northern California for 2017 by Lynda Carson
For those needing help in the Oakland area to fight against an eviction, contact the Eviction Defense Center at 452-4541, East Bay Community Law Center 548-4040, or Bay Area Legal Aid 663-4744....
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 7:12PM
image Support the farmworkers' union in Baja California 480_support-sindja-baja-california-1_1.jpg by SINDJA Solidarity Committee
Every box of strawberries from the San Quintín Valley sold in US supermarkets represents the blood and sweat of poor, indigenous migrant farmworkers earning "hunger wages" under repressive conditions....
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 4:47PM
calendar Aloe Vera Medicinal Herb Workshop 480_aloe-vera_medicinal_herb_workshop_1.jpg by UC Gill Tract Community Farm
UC Gill Tract Community Farm 1050 San Pablo Ave at Marin, Albany Ca 94706...
Event Date: Sun Nov 5, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 1:48PM
image Privatization of Laney and CCSF and "The Fight For 52 cent" On 1934 Minneapolis Gen Strike 480_a_s_stadium_protest_1.jpeg by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek radio looks at the privatization grab of Laney College land by the A's owner John J. Fisher who also is a major union buster and privatizer pushing the K.I.P.P. and the Rocketship charter schools. He wants part of Laney college for a new A's stadium. WorkWeek also looks at the land grab by capitalist developers and SF mayor Ed Lee who wants to turn over public land next to CCSF for developers that would threaten the college and lead to more problems for the working cla...
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 11:47AM
calendar Khoon Diy Baarav (Blood Leaves its Trail) 480_iffat_event_ucb_1.jpg by aamir qureshi
UC Berkeley, Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf Room)...
Event Date: Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:34PM
calendar "The Lessons of October" Study Group by Moises Montoya
NEW VALENCIA HALL 747 Polk Street (at Ellis St.), San Francisco (BART: Civic Center, Muni: 19, 31, 38, 47, 49)...
Event Date: Wed Nov 1, 2017 3:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:37PM
text Its Time to Drive Away the Developers by Steve Martinot
Homelessness and tenant displacement, both now epidemic, are treated as separate issues, whereas affordable housing (as HUD defines it) will resolve both. There is no possibility of this unless government intervenes. Otherwise we are on treadmills with both issues. Some radical solutions are here proposed....
Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:01PM