textEastern Ukraine: Both sides responsible for indiscriminate attacks by Amnesty International
The killing of a schoolboy and an 18-year-old during shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Wednesday highlights a larger pattern of indiscriminate attacks which could amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said today....
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 3:40PM
textChinese activists detained for supporting Hong Kong protests by Amnesty International
Amnesty International is aware of the following mainland Chinese activists and citizens that have been detained for peacefully expressing support for the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests....
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 3:38PM
textUK government 'routinely' spies on lawyers by Amnesty International
Legal policies which allow the UK intelligence agencies MI5, MI6 and GCHQ to access confidential privileged communications between lawyers and clients were disclosed in court today. The documents were disclosed in a claim brought against the government by Libyan man Abdel Hakim Belhaj and Amnesty International....
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 3:35PM
imageThey want to raise tuition again
by via reclaim UC
The UC Regents want to hike tuition again. At their upcoming meeting, they are planning to vote on a new policy that, if ratified, would make 5% annual tuition increases the default for the next five years. According to Napolitano, the tuition hikes (as much as $3,400 over five years) would go forward unless the state government increases UC's budget by amounts to be named later....
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 3:09PM
imageGreat Blue Heron Shot
by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) along with Wildlife Emergency Services have alerted the public that a Great Blue Heron that was shot was found wounded. (Photo: A Great Blue Heron photographed at Morro Bay, Ca.)...
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 2:50PM
textPalestinian Solidarity Day of Rage by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 2:00PM
calendarYouth of El Salvador: making migration an option, not a necessity by Karl Kramer
Mission Campus, City College. 1125 Valencia Street (near 22nd St. ) room 109....
Event Date: Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 12:52PM
documentOne More Death at Santa Cruz County Jail ... Makes Six In Two Years
by Sin Barras
Our jail is overcrowded with people who have not been convicted of crimes, but simply cannot afford to pay bail. Our jail is overcrowded with people who need drug treatment and affordable housing. These deaths were preventable in more ways than one. Do we need another investigation to confirm this?...
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 12:35PM
imageWestern States Petroleum Association spent $4 million lobbying this summer
by Dan Bacher
Besides fighting California’s clean air laws, massive oil industry opposition resulted in the defeat of a bill to protect a marine protected area in Southern California from oil drilling. On August 26, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s bill to ban offshore oil drilling from an area of state waters in the Santa Barbara Channel known as Tranquillon Ridge stalled on the Assembly Floor effectively killing the bill for the year....
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 12:16PM
textFour Homeless Civil Rights Events (rescheduled) by Robert Norse
CORRECTION: No Council Meeting on 11-11. Protests Rescheduled to 3 PM and 5 PM on 11-18. Sorry for any confusion. November 11th is Veteran's Day. The KSCO Interview on 11-8 Saturday at 4 PM and the attorney get-together at the sidewalk near the Red Church at 5 PM 11-10 at 5 PM Monday are still a go. 4 PM 11-8 Saturday KSCO (AM 1080) Restoration of Human Rights for the Homeless advocates versus StabSantaCruz anti-homeless blogger Helbard Alkhassadeh. 5 PM 11-10 on the sidewalk near Calvalry ...
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 11:00AM
textAnother Fake Russian Ukrainian Invasion by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 10:34AM
imageIndybay and Layer42 Win $87,000 From Attorney Dionne Choyce
by Philip A. Janquart
U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar: "Plaintiff's copyright claim was, to put it bluntly, objectively baseless."...
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 10:14AM
textTurtle Island Helps Gain Protections for a Record Number of Sharks Through the Convention by Joanna Nasar
Banner Day for Shark Conservation: A record number of threatened shark species, including scalloped hammerhead sharks and thresher sharks, will be granted greater international protections in part due to Turtle Island Restoration Network’s efforts at the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Quito, Ecuador....
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 7:34AM
imageInvestments In Developing Economies Renewables, Clean Energy - Hydrocarbon Extraction
by Tomas DiFiore
The 'poor' will do well to be on their own, and need to be technologically self reliant, as public benefits of natural resource production are drowned in contaminated surface waters, bays, and aquifers, or, are mostly lost in a toxic fog of unknown constituents. Many alternative investment soapbox commentaries speak of the plight of the poor having to pay high prices for kerosene and oil to stay warm. They then shift the conversation to solar and wind. The future of drilling is headed offshor...
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 7:23AM
textIsraeli Iron Fist Ruthlessness by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 4:32AM
textAFSCME 3299 Blasts UC Tuition Hike Threat by via AFSCME 3299
Oakland: The University of California’s largest employee union today blasted Administrators over their threat of a five year tuition hike if state funding is not dramatically increased....
Posted: Thu Nov 6, 2014 7:00PM
imageUniversity of California Student Association Rejects New UC Tuition Plan
by via UCSA
Oakland CA - Today, UC President Napolitano announced that she would recommend to the UC Regents a “five-year stability plan,” which would establish annual tuition and student fee increases of up to 5% for both undergraduate and graduate students. The UC Office of the President (UCOP) claims that tuition increase levels within this 5% would be contingent on funding from the state, and that these proposed increases could be reduced with more additional state investment....
Posted: Thu Nov 6, 2014 6:23PM
calendarSanta Cruz Film Fest Presents: Rise Up
Pacific Arts Complex 1122 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz, CA...
Event Date: Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:30PM
Posted: Thu Nov 6, 2014 5:12PM
textThe Shortwave Report 11/7/14 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. Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, NHK Japan, and Radio Deutsche-Welle....
Posted: Thu Nov 6, 2014 4:13PM
calendarTruth is the New Black with Guest Piper Kerman
by Megan McFeely
Great American Music Hall 859 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco Validated parking facilities at AMC Van Ness Theatre garage on O’Farrell St....
Event Date: Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:30PM
Posted: Thu Nov 6, 2014 2:11PM