calendar!VIDA!... A celebration of the Mexican culture through visual arts
by Paolo Mejia
Paolo Mejia Gallery - HUNTERS POINT 4343 3rd. St., Suite B, San Francisco, California 94124 (on 3rd street & Kirkwood) 408.341.9104...
Event Date: Fri May 2, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 2:21PM
imageCalifornia Senate Committee approves fracking moratorium bill
by Dan Bacher
"A moratorium on fracking is a crucial and necessary measure towards protecting California's water and family farmers,” said Adam Scow, California Director of Food and Water Watch. “We applaud the Senate Committee's passage of SB 1132 to stop the oil industry's irresponsible and harmful pollution of our water, air, and soil." Photo of packed hearing room at the State Capitol as the Senate Committee discussed Senate Bill 1132. Photo courtesy of Californians Against Fracking....
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 1:31PM
textNetanyahu Declares War on Palestine by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 12:39PM
textTreatment for Mentally Ill Offenders by Brenda Olave Campbell
This is an editorial regarding the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act of 2013 (H.R. 401/ S. 162) and the treatment of mentally ill offenders. Santa Cruz has developed innovative programs to provide individuals diagnosed with mental illness treatment rather than incarceration; other counties can learn and implement something similar if they had the funding....
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 12:35PM
documentLegal Petition Seeks Ban on Pacific Bluefin Tuna Fishing
by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a legal petition (see PDF) urging the National Marine Fisheries Service to prohibit fishing for Pacific bluefin tuna, which has suffered a 96 percent decline since large-scale fishing began. News of the population’s historic low triggered a requirement for the Pacific Fishery Management Council to recommend new regulations for managing Pacific bluefin tuna by Tuesday, April 8. The council, though, declined to take any action to he...
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 12:06PM
calendar"Viva Venezuela: Fighting for Socialism" film showing
by Jonathan Nack
Laney College 900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607 Room D200...
Event Date: Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 11:43AM
imageA Deadly Pig Virus Has Killed As Many As 6 Million Pigs In the US, Canada And Mexico
by 123
Factory farm conditions of filth are one of the factors in the development of a deadly virus...
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 8:28AM
audioBruce Reilly testifies at the National Voting Rights Commission stop in New Orleans, LA (audio/mpeg 7.9MB) by WTUL News and Views
Bruce Reilly speaks to the panel during their national tour to speak to the constitutional history of Louisiana's disenfranchisement of African Americans since emancipation....
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 7:28AM
audioSoleil Ho on Food Gentrification (audio/mpeg 31.5MB) by WTUL News and Views
Gahiji and Kezia speak with Soleil Ho about Food Gentrification, the rising costs of food, and the effect of foodie trends on low-income communities....
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 7:24AM
textSham Peace Talks Continue by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 12:47AM
textFascist Police Attack Anti-Maidan Protesters by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 12:46AM
calendarSALMON AND SOVEREIGNTY: Indigenous perspectives on water and cultural survival in CA
by Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity
Resource Center for Nonviolence: 612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA...
Event Date: Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:30PM
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 12:22AM
documentOil Lobby spending in California increases by 400 percent
by Dan Bacher
The rise of oil industry spending documented in the report corresponds directly with the increase in fracking in Monterey Shale deposits in Kern County, coastal areas and Southern California ocean waters – and the creation of so-called "marine protected areas" that fail to protect the ocean from fracking, oil drilling, pollution, military testing and all human impacts other than fishing and gathering. Oil companies have fracked offshore wells at least 203 times over the past 20 years in th...
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 12:03AM
textNavy 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"On National Democracy" Is Fascist by blues
NDI is loosely associated with the Democratic Party of the United States. However, NDI's programs are nonpartisan, and it works with various democratic and non-violent political parties and civic groups. As stated on its website, "NDI does not presume to impose solutions nor does it believe that one democratic system can be replicated elsewhere. Rather, NDI shares experiences and offers a range of options so that leaders can adapt those practices and institutions that may work best in their o...
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 9:58PM
text4/9/14 at 9 a.m. Dept 15 Alameda Superior TRO to Support KPFA by Long time listener
April 9, 2014 at 9 a.m. in Department 15 of Alameda Superior Court, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland, California is the place to be to support the Temporary Restraining Order so that the Pacifica Foundation Radio network, including KPFA will continue to exist. Without this TRO, there is no more Pacifica Foundation Radio network. If you are at all able to be there, please do so. You do not have to say anything, just be a warm body present in support of the TRO. Things do not just take care of them...
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 8:07PM
calendarThe Great Russian River Race by Kate Wilson
Healdsburg Veteran's Memorial Beach 13839 Old Redwood Highway Healdsburg, CA 95448...
Event Date: Sat May 3, 2014 11:00AM
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 6:50PM
imageSan Benito County Residents Halfway to Signature Goal for Fracking Ban Ballot Initiative
by Alex Darocy
Community members in San Benito are hoping they will be the first "frontline" county in California to ban fracking and other methods of extreme oil and gas extraction. Since late March, volunteers across the county have begun collecting signatures for a fracking ban initiative they hope to have on the 2014 ballot in November. Progress is moving quickly: after only two weeks of collecting signatures, the organization San Benito Rising announced they are nearly halfway through their drive. [Top...
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 6:20PM
calendarDavid Barsamian: Capitalism and the Environment by ppjc
Palo Alto Friends Meeting House 957 Colorado Ave Palo Alto, CA 94303...
Event Date: Wed May 21, 2014 7:30PM
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 5:16PM
documentSierra Club Submits Letter Opposing Monterey Bay Shores Resort to CA Coastal Commission
by Ventana Chapter
Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity and Audubon have drafted comments for the upcoming hearing at the California Coastal Commission scheduled for April 9, 10 and 11. Chapter members will be attending the hearing and speaking on our behalf. This massive development will occur on beachfront land currently undeveloped and used by the western snowy plover, a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act. Photo: This graphic shows the negative impacts of the Project in the d...
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 4:24PM