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text What do you do if your Senator is a crook? - by Renzo
What do you do if your Senator is a crook? Senator Diane Feinstein, Harry Reid and a number of other Senators, sold market monopolies, in solar, lithium, copper, railroad rights, and other commodities, in exchange for campaign financing.
Posted: Mon Aug 3, 2015 11:52AM
text Joe Biden to Challenge Hillary? - by Stephen Lendman
Biden
Posted: Sun Aug 2, 2015 7:26AM
text 2016 is the first national U.S. election, in history, to expose campaign billionaires - by Roger Emerson
2016 is the first national U.S. election, in history, in which the intimate details of every campaign donor will be exposed to the world By Roger Emerson - It is a long time before the 2016 Presidential election, and already we know quite a bit about Canada Frank and his mining deals and his conflicts of interest with Hillary Clinton. We know about Hillary’s connections to Saudi investors, and who just had a baby in that Saudi family that kicked in the cash via their London investment ba...
Posted: Sat Aug 1, 2015 11:06AM
text Proposition 47 Deserves Fair Chance to Transform Judicial System - by Steve Pleich
Prop 47 Offers Real Criminal Justice Reform
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:29PM
text Greece demonstrates - by International Communist Party
At the end of yet another «historic» marathon session Brussels negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors, a «definitive» agreement has yet again been found to «resolve" the Greek crisis: Greek Prime Minister Tsipras and his team have come to accept as a condition for new loans to the virtually bankrupt Greek government, a plan of austerity measures significantly harsher than he had rejected a week earlier and against which he had, supposedly, held a referendum! The only...
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:55AM
text Plan or Be Planned – that is the neighborhood question - by Steve Martinot
Housing development now planned for the bay area will be an invasion of gentrification unless communities and neighborhods have a place at the planning tables, both for the general plan and for site-by-site projects. This article is an argument for why this is not only essential to democracy, and to the health of cities (the article focuses on Berkeley), but also for cities to stay within the law. It offers a critique of the representationist system of governance.
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:38PM
text Santa Clara County workers vote to ratify contract - by via SEIU 521
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22 – Santa Clara’s largest labor force has voted to approve a four-year contract that lays the groundwork for recovery of public services which had faced substantial recessionary cuts in years past.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:55PM
text Richmond Tenants Win Rent Control - by Tenants Together
By a 4-1 vote, the City of Richmond passed a rent control law Tuesday night [July 21, 2015] , prompting celebration among the broad coalition of tenants, labor allies, homeowners, and progressive community groups that packed the hearing chambers all night. Landlords turned out in force to oppose rent control but had no support from any allies outside the landlord industry.
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:38PM
text DARK Act Remains Catastrophic for Farmers and Consumers Despite Proposed Changes - by via Center for Food Safety
Bill will result in denial of consumers’ rights, elimination of state and local rights, market confusion, and legal uncertainty.
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:35PM
text Republican Internecine Warfare - by Stephen Lendman
Trump/McCain
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:44AM
text Agriculture Committee Throws Consumers and Farmers Under the Bus In Passage of DARK Act - by via Center for Food Safety
July 14, 2015 (Washington, DC)—Center for Food Safety (CFS) today expressed disappointment in the House Agriculture Committee’s adoption of H.R. 1599, which would not only prohibit all labeling of GE foods, but also to make it unlawful for states or local governments to restrict GE crops in any way. If it becomes law, the bill would prohibit any future state and local laws related to GE foods, and also undemocratically nullify numerous state and counties laws that have existed across the ...
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:57PM
text Deep-sea Mining Regulations Need Stronger Environmental Protections - by Center for Biological Diversity
KINGSTON, Jamaica— Scientists and conservationists are calling on the International Seabed Authority, now meeting in Jamaica, to adopt stronger-than-proposed protections for wildlife and oceans in setting environmental standards for deep-sea mining projects. The Center for Biological Diversity, which recently sued the United States government for issuing deep-sea mining permits that circumvent the ISA’s nascent environmental review process, warns that the current push to start strip-minin...
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:16PM
text Medical Cannabis Advocates Oppose AB 266 Bonta - by Shona Gochenaur
AB 266 Bonta will dismantle SB 420, take action now to protect medical cannabis in California!
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:31PM
text Oakland under fire for illegal 12th Street land deal - by Lynda Carson
On July 6, the East Bay Express revealed that last February the City Attorney Barbara Parker advised the Council that the 12th Street land deal involving Urban Core is illegal and violates the State’s Surplus Land Act. As a result, the July 7th, second council vote needed for final approval of the controversial land deal was tabled after the East Bay Express article exposed the corrupt land deal as being illegal!
Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:37PM
text Nazi Ukraine & Israel: Litmus Test on Demo-Republicans - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
While refusing donations from fossil fuel corporations sounds like a good litmus test for presidential candidates, the real litmus tests are whether or not a candidate supports Nazis in Ukraine and the Zionist government of Israel, the latter an openly fascist government founded by Nazi Germany collaborators. Both the Democratic and Republican parties, at every level, support Nazis in Ukraine and the Zionist government of Israel. That ends the lie of voting for the evil of 2 lessers.
Posted: Thu Jul 9, 2015 9:23PM
text Racial Profiling Bill Moves Forward in California Legislature - by ACLU of Northern California
Sacramento – Today Assembly Bill 953, Law Enforcement: Racial Profiling, made it out of the Senate Committee on Public Safety. AB 953, one of over 20 police reform laws proposed this year, was introduced by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) to curb racial and identity profiling in California.
Posted: Tue Jul 7, 2015 4:40PM
text Green Party Attacked by SF Police at Dolores Park on 4th of July 2015 - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
San Francisco's Democratic Party Park Police told the Green Party, which has had a table at the SF Mime Troupe Dolores Park performances since the Green Party's inception in 1990 or so, that it was not allowed to have an ironing board for a table since that is a household item and that the large Green Party sign they always have held up by 2 poles was not allowed because they thought it might make holes in the ground, a lie.
Posted: Sat Jul 4, 2015 5:45PM
text Sunday's Referendum in Greece - by Stephen Lendman
Greece
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 11:39AM
text Deal reached, Santa Clara County workers call off strike - by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Hours before thousands of Santa Clara County workers were scheduled to walk off the job Tuesday, contract talks between Service Employees International Union Local 521 and the county produced a tentative agreement, and union leaders called off the 6 a.m. strike.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 9:14AM
text The Question of a US form of fascism - by Steve Martinot
In recent years, the term "fascism" is heard more and more. With the growing epidemic of police killings, mostly of people of color, with the intentional maintenance and growth of the largest prison system in the world (with practically a political guarantee of recidivism), with police making lethal demands for obedience, with the increasing corporate technological destruction of land and oceans, and with the constant obsessions with war (a misnomer for massacre from a distance), the term "fa...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:14AM

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