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text California State University Faculty Conclude Strike Authorization Vote by via California Faculty Association
Yesterday, members of the California Faculty Association (CFA) at the 23 campuses of the California State University system concluded a statewide vote on whether or not to authorize union leadership to call a strike if contract negotiations with management fail to result in a fair deal.
Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:45PM
text Navy rail gun: too much of a jolt to global arms race? by Alan Cupton
The Navy's rail gun project is well under way. But does its announced military merit outweigh the probability that the weapon will spur a global arms race?
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 11:26PM
text Death culture invades bookstore by Kap Fulton
If America is, in fact, the overwhelming favorite (the New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, and Los Angeles Lakers combined) –then who is the other side? And why are they winning? We are one people. Earth people. In fact, we don’t seek victory or control. We seek only unity.
Posted: Sun Jan 8, 2012 4:31PM
text Occupy San Diego movement planning major action for downtown on Friday by sdindymedia
From Occupy San Diego press release: “Occupy San Diego is standing in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street in NYC, and will begin a peaceful civil disobedience protest of the global financial corruption currently invading politics, media and corporations, by occupying an open space in the Gaslamp District indefinitely starting on October 7, 2011 at 4:30 pm.” General assembly meetings to plan the occupation are held every evening at 6 pm at 1st Avenue and Harbor Drive in Children's Park in ...
Posted: Sun Oct 2, 2011 2:58PM
text USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney responds to Cindy McCain email by justice4liberty@yahoo.com
USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney responds to Cindy McCain email as she conveyed that she doesn't care about the USS Liberty attack and cover-up!
Posted: Sat Oct 1, 2011 1:26PM
text Scripps study: Two key southern California fisheries collapse by CalOceans
A new Scripps study has found that two key Southern California fisheries--kelp bass and barred sand bass--have declined by 90% in the past 20 years, continuing an alarming trend that has seen other targeted species like cowcod, sheepshead and halibut dwindling in the region. One proven way to rebuild fisheries is protecting the places where fish feed and breed, and California is working to do just that through the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA).
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:16PM
text Live video feed from Occupy Wall Street by anon
Occupy Wall Street continues in New York City.
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:11PM
text Five Minutes of Geography … by Mark Gabrish Conlan/Zenger's Newsmagazine
The late Lenny Bruce once joked that the radical Right's fears about — shock! — sex education in the public schools were unfounded because schoolkids weren't going to come home and tell their parents, "Today at school we learned five minutes of geography and ten minutes of cocksucking." The modern-day radical Right's campaign to get rid of SB 48, a bill recently passed by the California legislature to require middle and high schools to teach the role and contributions of Queer Americans (...
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:23PM
text Veterans for Peace Solicit Donations for Homeless on 9/11 Anniversary by Mark Gabrish Conlan/Zenger's Newsmagazine
Members of the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice and the San Diego Veterans for Peace (SDVFP) staged an alternative commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in Balboa Park, at which SDVFP solicited donations for their "Compassion Campaign." This involves asking people to donate $35 to buy a sleeping bag, poncho and carrying bag for a homeless person. They've already helped out 700 people, many of them veterans, and need your help to do more.
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:09PM
text Immigrants Are Undocumented, Not "Illegal" by Leo E. Laurence/Zenger's Newsmagazine
The following resolution, principally authored by Zenger’s associate editor Leo E. Laurence, was unanimously approved by the Committee on Diversity of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) August 18 and will be presented to the SPJ at its national convention in New Orleans September 25-27.
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:50PM
text Riots in England 2011/Uprising of the unheard by Astrid Essed
In contrary with the mainstream media and the British politicians, the 2011 riots in England are no ''mindless violence'', but a clear protest against the years of social injustice and racist police violence
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:58PM
text Labor/Progressive Coalition in San Diego ? Will It Change a Damn Thing? by Rocky Neptun
I have watched power liberals, strut, posture and be awash in their aura as “the loyal opposition.” Their hierarchical, self-serving, activism (many are paid professionals) has long ago abandoned organizing in the neighborhoods, the hoods and barrios. Their liberalism, weak, shallow; it tinkers rather than confronts, compromises rather than challenges, sends you to “break-out sessions” rather than to the streets.
Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:34PM
text Tea Party America and How to Fight It by Mark Gabrish Conlan/Zenger's Newsmagazine
The recent debate in Washington, D.C. over raising the debt ceiling has underscored just how totally the radical Right in general and the "Tea Party" in particular have taken over America's political debate and the economic and social consciousness of a majority of Americans. The remnant of a Left that still survives in America can only fight back if it first realizes, like a rehab patient, that we've "hit bottom" and then musters the kind of internal and external discipline it will take to m...
Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:37PM
text The Debt Ceilling: Where Are the Grownups? by Mark Gabrish Conlan/Zenger's Newsmagazine
The fact that the ruling elites haven't stepped in and forced the President and Congress to raise the debt ceiling, the way they did in October 2008 to push through the TARP big-bank bailout, suggests either that the corporate ruling class likes the "shock treatment" agenda being pushed by the Tea Party -- force a default on U.S. debt so the President and Congress will have to eliminate the welfare state virtually overnight -- or that the Tea Party has become the ruling class's Frankenstein, ...
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:16AM
text The Marriage Vow(s) by Mark Gabrish Conlan/Zenger's Newsmagazine
The vote of the New York legislature to legally recognize same-sex marriage has produced a backlash of unexpected ferocity and scope. It comes from an Iowa-based organization called THE FAMiLY LEADER (that's the way it's printed on their logo) and it's called "The Marriage Vow." It's a far-reaching set of principles that goes beyond attacking same-sex marriage and supporting a Federal Marriage Amendment to ban it nationwide. It targets African-Americans in particular and says Black children b...
Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:09AM
text The Shortwave Report 07/01/11 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- HIGHEST QUALITY BROADCAST, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Japan, Germany, Cuba, and Russia.
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:14PM
text The Labor Movement in Portland, Oregon, Takes a Step Forward by Workers Action
On only the second sunny weekend of the year in Portland, Oregon, 60 plus labor activists decided to spend their Saturday at the Electricians union hall (IBEW Local 48), at the United Labor Strategy Meeting — an event unlike any other happening in the country. What made the meeting unique was both its perspective and the diversity of unions that participated.
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:00PM
text UFCW Local 135 Union Stores Not Facing a Strike by UFCW Local 135, posted by Mark Gabrish Conlan
Facing a strike at the three largest grocery chains in southern California — Ralph's, Albertson's and Vons — the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 135 prepared this list of stores in San Diego County which they represent and which will NOT be involved in the likely upcoming strike. Since at this time they have not posted this list on their own Web site, www.ufcw135.org, Mark Gabrish Conlan and Zenger's Newsmagazine are making it available as a public service. Please help sup...
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:15PM
text Yet Another Gay/Queer “History” Book Perpetuates Old Myths by Leo E. Laurence/Zenger's Newsmagazine
Yet another so-called “Gay history” book, Michael Bronski’s “A Queer History of the United States,” recycles the tired New York-centric myth that the Queer Liberation movement sprung full-blown from the Stonewall Inn riots in New York City. Leo E. Laurence, who was present at the REAL creation of Queer liberation in San Francisco in March 1969, three months BEFORE Stonewall, comments on Bronski’s book and offers Lambda Literary Award finalist Gale Whittington’s “Beyond Normal...
Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:08PM
text Gil Scott-Heron In San Diego by By Michael Steinberg
Remembering Gil Scott-Heron performing in San Diego in the 1980s, and the times he lived in.
Posted: Wed Jun 1, 2011 9:37PM