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textTrump Finalizes Disastrous Weakening of Endangered Species Act by Center for Biological Diversity
Rollback Threatens Wildlife Across Country, Will Face Legal Challenge...
Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:57PM
textMozambique Charges Former President's Son, Officials for Secret Debt Scandal by Kate Zeller
Mozambique charged the former president's son and 19 others on corruption, fraud and blackmail in relation to a $2 billion dollar loan scandal....
Posted: Fri Aug 9, 2019 2:02PM
textThe fascist attack in Gilroy and the US epidemic of mass shootings by Patrick Martin, WSWS
[August 3: This article is republished here the same day yet another white supremacist has killed at least 20 people in El Paso, Texas, less than a week after the racist attack at the Garlic Festival in Gilroy.]...
Posted: Sat Aug 3, 2019 7:15PM
textA short survey of signatories to the Glover recall petition by William Machtes
Survey of property holdings of proponents to recall Councilmember Drew Glover...
Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:03PM
textSenate Advances Bill That Would Gut Environmental Review of Oil Pipelines, Other Large Infrastructure Projects by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2019 ― A Senate committee today approved a bill that would side-step environmental review to fast-track large infrastructure projects, including oil pipelines and natural gas export terminals....
Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:56AM
textPuerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló Resigns by Kate Zeller
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló resigned Wednesday. Protests engulfed the island for nearly two weeks after Rosselló drew criticism for offensive language in leaked communications and the FBI arrested former members of his administration on corruption charges....
Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:04AM
textPoor Countries Lose Billions from Tax Avoidance, Reveal "Mauritius Leaks" by Kate Zeller
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released evidence that laws in the country of Mauritius help corporations avoid taxes globally, including on the continent of Africa....
Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:23PM
textCredit Suisse Banker Pleads Guilty in Mozambique Loan Scandal by Kate Zeller
On Friday, former Credit Suisse banker Andrew Pearse pled guilty in US Federal Court for accepting millions of dollars in a fraud scheme that led to a $2 billion Mozambique loan scandal and debt crisis in the East African country....
Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:09PM
textNationwide Effort Calls for Housing, Not Handcuffs by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
(July 17, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – Today, the #IAskForHelpBecause Campaign launched its second round of a nationwide effort to strike down bans on panhandling and to replace them with more constructive policies that address the root causes of homelessness. Since the 2015 decision in Norton v. Springfield that found any targeting of speech asking for donations for punishment invokes the strictest scrutiny under First Amendment protections, every ordinance limiting panhandling, begging, or sol...
Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:24AM
textUnited Nations Calls for Mozambique Disaster Aid as Country Wrestles with Illegal Debt by Kate Zeller
Washington, DC - On Thursday, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for more relief aid to be sent to disaster-recovering Mozambique. The country is reeling from two devastating cyclones and wrestling with debts that Mozambique's high court calls illegal....
Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:31PM
textSanta Cruz County Homeless Union President Launches RV Park-In Protest by Robert Norse & Alicia Kuhl
Recent renewal of harassment of RV dwellers along Woodrow has prompted Alicia Kuhl of the SC Homeless Union Park-In to protest the threatening vigilante behavior. More details below....
Posted: Tue Jul 2, 2019 1:53PM
textCalifornia to Evaluate Curbing Oil, Gas Extraction by Center for Biological Diversity
State Budget Funds Study on Decreasing Fossil Fuel Supply, Demand...
Posted: Mon Jul 1, 2019 12:07AM
textAmidst Puerto Rico Financial Crisis, Island Religious Leaders Call for Global Debt Relief by Kate Zeller
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Last week, Archbishop Roberto González—the leader of the Archdiocese of San Juan, the Secretary General of the Puerto Rico Bible Society—Reverend Heriberto Martínez and the island's Catholic Charities head, Reverend Enrique Camacho released a statement urging solidarity with countries wrestling with debt crisis and economic challenges....
Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:20PM
textArchbishop, Evangelical Leader and Head of Catholic Charities Call for Puerto Rico Pension by Kate Zeller
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Archbishop Roberto González, the Secretary General of the Puerto Rico Bible Society Reverend Heriberto Martínez and the island's Catholic Charities head, Reverend Enrique Camacho released a statement calling for support of pension agreements and debt and disaster relief for the island on Friday....
Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:37PM
textDisaster Relief Fails to Pass House of Representatives for Third Time by Kate Zeller
The disaster relief bill with support for Puerto Rico fails for a third time. Eric Lecompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA, responded....
Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 2:05PM
textFisheries Meeting Aims to Ensure Enough West Coast Salmon for Starving Orcas by Center for Biological Diversity
Lawsuit Prompts Consultation to Save Southern Resident Killer Whales...
Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:12PM
textFascist trends in Santa Cruz Government by Elise Casby
Activists and myself using the derogatory gesture of the nazi salutes were focused on and reported in the conservative and reactionary paper, The Santa Cruz Sentinel by writer, Jessica York on May 15, 2019. As usual the focus was on the graphic gesture and not the fact that public comment and other forms of democratic participation are dwindling over the years as each mayor, now Martine Watkins takes up the mantle of repression....
Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:40PM
textJohn Laird derides Santa Cruz environmentalists by Meta Self
Laird: business as usual; Democratic Party bullshit; Earth is dying and these arrogant bozos are in charge....
Posted: Wed May 8, 2019 12:43AM
textTrump Administration Weakens Offshore Oil Well-control Rule by Center for Biological Diversity
Latest Drilling Safety Rollback Ignores Cause of Deepwater Horizon Disaster...
Posted: Thu May 2, 2019 4:35PM
textSecond Deadly Cyclone Hits Mozambique by Kate Zeller
Category-4 Cyclone Kenneth hit Mozambique Thursday night, the second severe storm to hit the country in six weeks....
Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:00PM