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imageFive reasons why a moratorium is the right next step in our fight to #CancelAnimalAg
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by Almira Tanner
If you’re reading this, I likely don’t need to tell you that something is deeply wrong and unjust about animal agriculture. This industry tortures and kills trillions of animals each year, forces marginalized people to work in unsafe and traumatizing environments, and is a leading contributor of greenhouse gases, ocean dead zones, and pandemic-causing zoonotic diseases. We need to completely abolish animal agriculture and transition to a more just, plant-based food system, but it’s not going...
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:19AM
imageMoney and California Propositions (2020)
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by Paul Ivanov
Ten years ago, I made some plots for how much money was pumped into proposition campaigns in California. I remade those plots for the November 2020 election. As of Oct 16th, the total is ~$662 million, an 11 fold increase from the ~$58 million in 2010!...
Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:39PM
imageVentura County Wildlife Connectivity Defended From Industry Legal Challenge
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by Center for Biological Diversity
In a ruling this week, a judge formally granted permission to four conservation organizations to help defend Ventura County’s innovative wildlife connectivity ordinances — the first of their kind in California....
Posted: Sat Sep 5, 2020 8:25PM
imageProposed California Reparations Study leaves out Indigenous and Afro-Latino Heritage
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
The State of California may make incremental steps to mitigate past egregious actions taken before, during and after US Statehood beginning September 9, 1850. AB 3121 chooses not to mention the "hidden figures" of our Indigenous / Afro Latino California Heritage, by design....
Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:48AM
imageMeetup: Stories from the Community
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by Direct Action Everywhere
Everyone we meet has their own unique and incredible story and experience. While we are all united for animal liberation, we all have our own backgrounds and stories to share! Stories From The Community provides us a space for people in the DxE community to learn about and appreciate each other! We know you have a really fascinating pasts to share and we look forward to hearing them! 💚...
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:44PM
imageCancel Animal Ag: Demand a Moratorium
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by Direct Action Everywhere
Animal abuse is rampant in California. Companies like Smithfield Foods are torturing animals, brewing disease inside filthy factory farms, and spreading COVID-19 among vulnerable slaughterhouse workers....
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:42PM
textCalifornia Needs More Renewables Online to Match the Demands of Fire Season by Ramona du Houx
If California had more renewables online to match the demands of fire season the state would be combating greenhouse gasses that fuel extreme temperatures. Gov. Brown failed to do so, no Gov. Newsom appears to be doing the same....
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:21PM
textShark vs. Human: Who Is More Dangerous? by Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC, August 10, 2020 — As Shark Week kicks off this week, more than 200 restaurants across the United States and Canada are exacerbating the rapid decline in shark species by continuing to serve an expensive soup made from their butchered fins....
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:33PM
textSanta Barbara County to Vote on ExxonMobil Plan to Restart Offshore Platforms, Truck Oil in California by Center for Biological Diversity
Final Environmental Study Released, Project Approval Hearings Announced...
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:13PM
imageNeil Young sued the Trump campaign for illegal use of his music
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by Lynda Carson
Neil Young Sued The Trump Campaign For Illegal Use Of His Music In An Un-American Campaign Of Ignorance And Hate:...
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2020 6:05PM
imageBlueLeaks Trove of LEO Files Remains Available Despite US Government and Corporate Efforts
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by Dave Id
A transparency collective known as Distributed Denial of Secrets made a huge trove of law enforcement files publicly available on Juneteenth, in solidarity with the widespread George Floyd uprisings against racist police violence....
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:05PM
imageCalifornia judge rules against Socialist Equality Party candidates
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by Kevin Reed (WSWS Repost)
Federal District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee handed down a ruling on Tuesday against the lawsuit filed by the SEP, which argues that California’s ballot access laws are “effectively impossible” to satisfy during the COVID-19 pandemic....
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:33PM
imageA Great Nation Celebrates Our Journey Towards A Juneteenth National Holiday
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act would make June 19 an official annual federal holiday, the first new one created since the 1980s. While officially this would guarantee a day off for federal employees and public schools, in practice many global multinational corporations will follow suit....
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:20PM
imageSEP candidates respond to California state officials in ballot access lawsuit
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by Alan Gilman (WSWS Repost)
Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz respond to California officials who would have Socialist Equality Party (SEP) signature gatherers run a deadly COVID-19 "minefield" to gain them ballot access in November. In federal court they argued that putting the signature gatherers and the public at risk during the pandemic is unconstitutional and unacceptable....
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:44AM
textThousands of Elected Officials see a turning point, and rally against fossil fuel industry by Ramona du Houx
In this historic moment of reckoning for the energy future of America, elected officials join indigenous and front-lines organizers in celebrating victories over unjust and exploitative pipelines. With the tide of public opinion clearly opposed to carbon emissions and the oil industry's devastating reevaluations the vise-like grip of the fossil fuel industry’s lobbying influence has begun to weaken....
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:42PM
imageNewsom: allowing SEP candidates on ballot would “frustrate democratic process.”
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by Isaac Finn (WSWS Repost)
Democratic Party officials argue that the Socialist Equality Party should have been collecting ballot signatures in California during the dangerous COVID-19 lockdown....
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:47AM
imageCalifornia Coastal Commission Orders Oceano Dunes to Remain Closed to Vehicles to Protect Nesting Shorebirds
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Snowy Plovers Thriving During Vehicle Closure Despite State Parks Interference...
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2020 5:45PM
imageNewsom helps the failing fracking industry — a business that endangers our health
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by Ramona du Houx
Amid a global health pandemic, Californian residents may soon be exposed to compounding respiratory threats from the result of more fracking operations. More than 310 Elected Officials from across the state demand that Governor Newsom stop issuing fracking permits immediately....
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2020 7:49AM
imageCalifornia Reparations Bill AB 3121 - Senate Process in flow...
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by Michael Harris
The signs and symbols surrounding the California State Capitol are coming down and few know the reason they were put in place. Reparative Justice hidden, cloaked in secrecy and does not mention Slavery thoroughout the State of California... limited narrow focus may do additional harm... yet not sure it matters because the Black Lives "in the building" is all that matters....
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2020 12:33AM
textCal Democrats Not Paying Unemployment Claims; Pro-War Feinstein by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
From the home front, with the California Supermajority Democratic Legislature & Governor contracting out to process millions of unemployment claims, many unpaid for months, to California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein voting to continue the blood for oil illegal occupation and war in Afghanistan, the Democratic Party insists with every move it is the same as the Republican Party....
Posted: Fri Jul 3, 2020 10:44AM