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image Struggles of Using Legal Recourse as a Path Toward Better Prison Conditions 480_prison-abolition_1.jpg by National Lawyers Guild
It seems there could never be enough legal support to help the millions of prisoners who would benefit from having a lawyer at arms’ length. Whether it is lack of medical care, abhorrent nutrition, exposure to extreme temperatures, lack of clean water, or brutality by prison guards, there are endless inhumane conditions prisoners are forced to live through on a daily basis. The National Lawyers Guild’s National Office receives letter after letter from prisoners, mainly requesting a copy of th...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:38PM
image 'Soledad Brother' John Clutchette Granted Parole; Don't Let Gov. Jerry Brown Reverse It! 480_john-clutchette-1980s.jpg by Angola 3 News
This new interview with SULC Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell is being released to kickstart a public campaign to contact California Governor Jerry Brown asking him to affirm the granting of parole and not reverse the parole board's decision. Please take action for 'Soledad Brother' John Clutchette!...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:38PM
text Northern California's Delayed Crab Season Opener Threatens Whales by Center for Biological Diversity
State Wildlife Agency Urged to Address Risk of Deadly Entanglements...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:09PM
image Response to the threats of Northern California ICE Raids 480_no_more_families_torn_apart_by_ice_1.jpg by NLG-SF
On January 17, 2018 there were reports that U.S. immigration officials are preparing to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people in Northern California....
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:28PM
image Delta Tunnels Hearing at Water Board Delayed Until February 2 480_11.11.17_photo1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Michael Brodsky, the attorney for the Save the California Delta Alliance, was encouraged by today’s decision by the California Water Fix hearing team. “It’s a recognition that this is a very serious situation and that the ultimate outcome of the hearings could be irrevocably tainted if they don’t take some action on the ethical violations that have taken place,” said Brodsky. “They gave the Department of Water Resources until Friday to respond. It might have been better to REQUIRE DWR to r...
Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:32PM
image Delta Tunnels Opponents File Motion to Stay California WaterFix Hearing 480_drift_boat_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Osha Meserve, one of the attorneys for the protestants, explained, ”We’re asking the water board to look at the scope of the exparte communications and the implications of those communications for the water rights hearing.  We don’t think part 2 of the hearing should proceed until this critical investigation has been completed, since the entire hearing may have been compromised.” Photo: Anglers fish for steelhead on the American River below Nimbus Dam in Sacramento on January 1, 2018. The ...
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:05PM
calendar The Future of Cannabis in the County of Santa Cruz 480_cannabis-advocates-santa-cruz-county_1.jpg by A Coalition of Cannabis Advocates
Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:00PM
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:53PM
text VIDEO: Feinstein for Secretary of State presents proportional representation plan by Michael Feinstein
Secretary of State candidate Michael Feinstein presents his proportional representation plan for the California State Legislature to the Sacramento City Council. January 10, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsPxlhdhm2A&t=2s...
Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:26AM
text Democrats Defeat Repeal of Costa-Hawkins Anti-Tenant Law by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
The California Democratic Party once again showed itself to be the same as the Republican Party with the defeat of AB 1506, the repeal of the anti-vacancy control and anti-rent control Costa Hawkins law of 1995, on January 11, 2018 in committee, voting 3 to 2 to let it die in the Assembly Housing & Community Development Committee, with 2 Democrats abstaining. It needed 4 votes to get out of committee....
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:56PM
text Lawsuit Challenges Development That Could Doom California's Santa Ana Mountain Lions by Center for Biological Diversity
TEMECULA, Calif., January 11, 2018 — Conservation organizations sued the city of Temecula today for approving the Altair housing development, which would endanger the local mountain lion population by disrupting critical wildlife corridors. The groups include the Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, Mountain Lion Foundation and Cougar Connection....
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:34PM
text San Francisco Passes Resolution Against Offshore Drilling, Fracking by Center for Biological Diversity
Trump’s Proposal to Expand Offshore Leasing Meeting Resistance in California...
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:24AM
document Court Rejects California's Blanket Approval for Pesticide Spraying 2018-1-8-ncra-v-cdfa-consolidated-ruling.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A California court has halted a state program allowing pesticide spraying at schools, organic farms and backyards across California because of inadequate public disclosure of the chemicals’ harms....
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:20AM
image North Coast groups, fishermen slam Trump plan to open offshore drilling in federal waters 480_gail_sunset_offshoreca-boemopa_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
"We stopped President Reagan’s attempts to drill off the North Coast in the 1980s. We will stop President Trump too," the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), the North Coast Environmental Center (NEC) and the Humboldt Baykeeper stated. North Coast groups and fishermen don't want oil drilling platforms like this one off Southern California to ever be installed off the Northern California coast. Photo courtesy of BOEM-OPA....
Posted: Tue Jan 9, 2018 1:05PM
text Honor Roll of BDS Organizations Banned by Zionist Israel by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Nazi Zionist Israel has been so adversely affected by the successful Boycott Divest Sanctions movement that it is now lashing out, like a wounded, dying beast, with a list of 20 organizations banned from visiting the hellhole, US military base and settler colony called Israel. This honor roll is:...
Posted: Sun Jan 7, 2018 3:14PM
text The harassment of prisoners who have served their time by Silvia Brandon Pérez
After surviving an attack from a fellow prisoner which left him with a broken jaw and eye socket, and permanent stitches inside his mouth, and mistreatment by guards and prison authorities, a gay Latino prisoner is now routinely stopped, handcuffed, searched, interrogated: prison after prison...
Posted: Sun Jan 7, 2018 9:53AM
text Why would honest men spread dishonest information about Pacifica's finances? by Steve Brown
The Pacifica interim executive director and CFA are pushing for Pacifica to go into bankruptcy despite the fact that the majority of the board are against bankruptcy....
Posted: Fri Jan 5, 2018 11:52AM
text Empire State Realty Trust investors have an interest in feud with the Pacifica Foundation by Lynda Carson
During October 2017, in favor of Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT), Judge Gerald Lebovits ruled with a summary judgement in a lawsuit against WBAI Radio and the Pacifica Foundation, over alleged unfair, unreasonable and exorbitant annual increases in the rent for situating the station’s transmitter at the top of the Empire State Building, in New York City....
Posted: Fri Jan 5, 2018 8:56AM
image Jerry Brown has already expanded offshore oil drilling in state waters 480_platformholly_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“We urge the Governor to demonstrate his leadership by making his actions match his rhetoric on the need to stop burning fossil fuels to avoid an existential threat. Brown’s record on oil drilling offshore and on shore is one of expansion," said Liza Tucker, consumer advocate for Consumer Watchdog. "That is no longer acceptable. Brown should ban all drilling activity offshore, cut off any planned new oil and gas drilling on shore, and ban fracking outright."...
Posted: Thu Jan 4, 2018 8:45PM
calendar Support ICE Detainees in West County Jail Facility - Benefit Concert 480_benefit_concert.2__1_.jpg by Artists for Humanity
Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702...
Event Date: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:30PM
Posted: Thu Jan 4, 2018 6:47AM
image The Fate of KPFA 480_kpfa-941_1.jpg by The KPFA Management
January 8th KPFA’s money and property may be seized by the Empire State Realty Trust because of a 1.8 million dollar debt of our sister station WBAI in New York. At that point, our building and our bank account will no longer be under our control....
Posted: Wed Jan 3, 2018 11:16AM