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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 State prosecutors hit Gerawan with fresh complaint by via United Farm Workers
Visalia, Calif., June 30, 2016 — Two months after the full Agricultural Labor Relations Board issued a unanimous 81-page decision decisively finding Fresno-based tree fruit grower Gerawan Farming Inc. guilty of repeatedly violating California’s farm labor law, state prosecutors issued a new complaint against the giant company alleging serious and repeated violations of the law....
Posted: Sat Jul 2, 2016 11:53PM
text California’s Driftnet Fishery Puts Sharks in Crosshairs by Joanna Nasar McWilliams
A new report by Turtle Island Restoration Network (seaturtles.org) outlines how the California driftnet fishery for swordfish is taking a deadly toll on shark populations, and finds that 15 percent of the fisheries catch is sharks, many of which are listed and protected under international treaties and agreements....
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:33AM
text Pipeline Company in Southern California Oil Spill Has Long History of Leaks by Center for Biological Diversity
VENTURA, Calif., June 23, 2016 — The company that just spilled thousands of gallons of crude near the California coast in Ventura has a decade-long history of oil spills in the state, according to information uncovered by the Center for Biological Diversity....
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:04PM
text Court Publishes Decision Granting Relief to Inmate Disciplined For Hunger Strike by via NLG SF Bay Area Chapter
June 20, 2016 - Jorge Gomez spent over a decade in Pelican Bay State Prison’s Security Housing Unit (SHU) at the time of California’s historic 2013 Prisoner Hunger Strike. Launched in early July 2013, the strike was to protest torturous and inhumane conditions at Pelican Bay’s SHU and at other isolation/segregation units throughout the state. Over 30,000-plus incarcerated persons participated at its height, with many refusing food for as long as two months. In the early days of the 2013 Priso...
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:36PM
text Stay the Course With Prop 47 for Real Criminal Justice Reform by Steve Pleich
Critics Off the Mark...
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:35AM
text Killer whales remain protected in Washington by via OCEANA
Olympia, WA, June 10, 2016 – Today the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously to maintain killer whales on the state’s Endangered Species List. This vote follows the recommendation of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists who prepared a detailed review of the status of Washington’s southern resident killer whales. Oceana commends the Commission for its decision given the dire situation. Only eighty-three killer whales remain in the southern resident populati...
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:03PM
text Three Little Scams: Manipulating the Housing Crisis by Steve Martinot
City councils think that they are dealing with the housing crisis by requiring inclusion of affordable housing units in buildings composed of market rate units. Their attempts violate the class composition of this area. They ignore the salient factors of corporate economics. And they pretend that affordable housing units are just another form of market rate housing. Thus, they hide from the real problem, state laws which violate and obviate the democratic needs of the cities, and which need t...
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:16PM
text Democrat Gov Brown promotes UNaffordable Housing Law by repost
Tenants Together News Alert: In the last week Governor Brown has pushed a plan quickly through the California state budget process that will cut community voice out of neighborhood housing policy. The California Budget Conference Committee is hearing Trailer Bill 707--"By-Right Development" ....
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 6:50PM
text West Coast Whale Entanglements Increasing, On Pace for Another Record Year by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., June 9, 2016 — Nearly 40 reports of whales entangled in fishing gear have been recorded off the West Coast in 2016 — including at least 20 whales that are estimated to still be entangled — putting this year on pace to break the record for the third straight year. Although some whales are able to escape from fishing gear, often with the help of California Whale Rescue teams that are now being overwhelmed with entanglement reports, those that continue to drag fishing gear can d...
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 1:39PM
text Elder Abuse by Ted Rudow III, MA
I went to Superior Court of California,Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 to appear before Judge Persky....
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 1:24PM
text Watching Them Watching Us. A Victory in the Political Battle Against Surveillance in Silicon Valley by JP Massar
Santa Clara County has become the first jurisdiction in the US to pass a general surveillance equipment regulation ordinance....
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 8:24AM
text Officials Propose Allowing Oil Companies to Dump Waste Fluid Into Water Supplies by Center for Biological Diversity
California Officials Propose Allowing Oil Companies to Dump Waste Fluid Into Dozens of Underground Water Supplies...
Posted: Wed Jun 8, 2016 3:57PM
text Mark Stone Voted for Unconstitutional, Anti-BDS Law AB 2844 by via South Bay Jewish Voice for Peace
On June 6, South Bay Jewish Voice for Peace sent out a letter asking supporters to contact Assembly Members Evan Low, Nora Campos, and Mark Stone, to convey disappointment that they voted in favor of the anti-BDS law AB 2844....
Posted: Wed Jun 8, 2016 12:08PM
text 6/7/16 End of Act 1 of Staged Presidential Election by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
The 6/7/16 presidential primaries, including the California primary, ended the first act of the staged presidential election of 2016. In California’s contested Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton has 55% of the vote, with Bernie Sanders coming in second with 43%. For Peace & Freedom Party, Gloria La Riva has 49% and Monica Morehead has 30% of the vote. For the Green Party, Jill Stein won 75% and Darryl Cherny won 10% of the vote....
Posted: Wed Jun 8, 2016 6:48AM
text 61 Reasons To Dump Hillary Clinton by Speak Truth
California's primary can change the world...
Posted: Mon Jun 6, 2016 9:49AM
text How To Contact The 544 Unelected Antidemocratic Superdelegates Pledged To Clinton by No To Clinton
Hillary Clinton has commited election crimes in New York, Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona and many other places. She has conspired to wage war against the people of Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, Pakistan, etc. Please use these remaining weeks of June and July to change the minds of the unelected superdelegates....
Posted: Sat Jun 4, 2016 12:22PM
text 143 Tons Of Gold Held by Libyan Central Bank: One Reason For Clinton's Promotion Of War by Bob Fitrakis And Poster
"With the recent release of Hillary Clinton’s emails by Wikileaks, the public now knows exactly how the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) went from a collective defense organization to the new Barbary Coast Pirates of imperialism." Bob Fitrakis...
Posted: Fri Jun 3, 2016 10:02AM
text Are you with Hillary? Why? by Akio Tanaka
Some things to consider before the California Democratic Party primary....
Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 8:16AM
text Nuclear Shutdown News May 2016 by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry, in the US and beyond. and highlights the efforts of those fighting for a nuclear free future....
Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 6:35PM