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imageFarm defenders occupy the Gill Tract again to halt construction indefinitely
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by Occupy the Farm
Albany, CA—Celebrating Earth Day and the 4th year anniversary of the first occupation, about 30 farm defenders occupied two acres on the south side of the Gill Tract and vow to stay on the land to halt construction indefinitely. The group is making three demands: 1) STOP THE DEVELOPMENT, 2) PRESERVE THE LAND FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, 3) CREATE A COMMUNITY PROCESS FOR DESIGN & STEWARDSHIP OF GILL TRACT....
Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:15PM
imageWater rates will increase to pay for Delta Tunnels
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by Dan Bacher
The Delta Tunnels Plan is based on the absurd concept that diverting more water from the Sacramento River will restore the Delta, the largest estuary on the West Coast of the Americas. Yet I’m not aware of one example in U.S. or world history where diverting more water from a river or estuary has ever restored the ecosystem of that river or estuary. Photo: Groundwater recharge pond near the Santa Clara Valley Water District's Offices in San Jose. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:27PM
calendarReel Work Labor Film Festival: When Voices Meet by Reel Work Labor Film Fest
Nickelodeon Theatre, Santa Cruz & Calvary Episcopal "Red" Church Parish Hall...
Event Date: Sun May 1, 2016 11:00AM
Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:21AM
calendarReel Work Labor Film Festival: How To Let Go Of The World by Reel Work Labor Film Fest
Del Mar Theatre, Santa Cruz 1124 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95067...
Event Date: Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:15AM
calendarReel Work labor film festival 2016 day #7 Theme : Theme: Workers Memorial Day by Reel Work Labor Film Fest
7 pm • Live Oak "Green" Grange, Santa Cruz 1900 17th Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95062...
Event Date: Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:08AM
calendarReel Work labor film festival 2016 day #6 by Reel Work Labor Film Fest
Tuesday, April 26, 7 pm • Calvary Episcopal “Red” Church Parish Hall, 532 Center Street, Santa Cruz Downtown...
Event Date: Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:05AM
calendarReel Work labor film festival 2016 day #5 Theme : Weconomics by Reel Work Labor Film Fest
Monday, April 25 7 pm • SEIU Union Hall, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:02AM
imageHumpback whale successfully disentangled by California Whale Rescue network
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by via California Whale Rescue
A humpback whale entangled in fishing gear was successfully extricated yesterday afternoon by a response team from the California Whale Rescue (CWR) network with support from the local U.S. Coast Guard about 15 miles west of Point Sur....
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:36PM
audioThis Week in Palestine, April 22nd, 2015 (audio/mpeg 6.9MB) by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for April 16, to the 22, 2016....
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:59PM
textFor-profit affordable housing developers target the Bay Area by Lynda Ccarson
It is of great concern to some that out of the 50 largest so-called affordable housing developers across the nation that only 7 of them are so-called nonprofit corporations, because the for-profit corporations are generally placing higher income renters in their so-called affordable housing projects!...
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:11PM
imageTruth is the First Casualty of War: Karabakh and Media Misinformation
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by Jirair Tutunjian
"A foreign correspondent is someone who flies around from hotel to hotel and thinks the most interesting thing about any story is the fact that he has arrived to cover it." —Tom Stoppard, Night and Day...
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:21PM
imageRights advocates meet PEN Director to discuss call to drop Israeli government funding
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by Adalah-NY
A delegation from Adalah-NY, O/R Books and Verso Books held an impromptu meeting with PEN American Center Executive Director Suzanne Nossel on Tuesday regarding the call for PEN to reject Israeli government sponsorship of the World Voices Festival due to the Israeli government’s human rights abuses and suppression of Palestinians’ freedom of expression....
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:35AM
calendarAFT 2121 (City College strike) by Allan Fisher
City College of San Francisco - all campuses (except Civic Center, Evans and Southeast)...
Event Date: Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:00AM
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:23AM
textThe Socialist Equality Party Announces 2016 Candidates by Announcement Repost
The Socialist Equality Party has selected Jerry White as its presidential candidate and Niles Niemuth as its vice-presidential candidate in the 2016 elections. White and Niemuth will run on a socialist, anti-war and anti-capitalist program in the interests of the working class in the United States and around the world....
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:09AM
calendarJustice for Palestine: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
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by Friends of Sabeel - North America
Peace United Church of Christ 900 High St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060...
Event Date: Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:23PM
calendarSave Santa Cruz Metro Routes
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by Students for the Santa Cruz Metro
Watsonville Civic Plaza Second and Main...
Event Date: Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:30AM
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:01PM
imagePacific Avenue: Freedom Of Press At Its Finest
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by via Joff Lee Jones
Due to the media's negligence to accurately cover the whole story... Alex Skelton and I have taken the liberty of getting the scoop. We were promised that we would be arrested and taken back to jail if we continue to protest this suppression of our rights. We've been protesting for two days now since our previous arrest. Nothing has been done. I'm not impressed. When the time comes, this story will be covered... Every second of it. Freedom of press at its finest....
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:49PM
textFarm labor board rules Gerawan guilty of ‘extensive’ and ‘illegal misconduct’ by via United Farm Workers
(04/16/2016) The full Agricultural Labor Relations Board issued a unanimous 81-page decision on Friday, April 15 decisively affirming the 192-page Sept. 17, 2015 opinion by an ALRB administrative law judge finding the giant Fresno-based tree fruit grower Gerawan Farming Inc. guilty of “commit[ing] numerous” violations of California labor laws (P. 68). Judge Mark R. Soble ruled last year after hearing sworn testimony from 130 witnesses in 2014 and 2015. The ruling by the Sacramento-based ALRB ...
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:26PM
calendarOakland Veg Week: Tech Tuesday
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by Oakland Veg Week
Citizen Engagement Lab, 1330 Broadway Ave #330, Oakland, CA...
Event Date: Tue May 17, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:06PM
calendarReel Work labor film festival 2016 day #3 Theme: Labor Rights by Reel Work Labor Film Fest
Saturday, April 23, 7 pm • SEIU Union Hall, Santa Cruz Theme: Labor Rights. Film : American Dream(Barbara Kopple & Cathy Caplan, 1990, 98 min, USA)...
Event Date: Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:44PM