imageGovernor Newsom's 2019 Oil Permits Rival Brown's 2018 Numbers
by Dan Bacher
It is no surprise that the 4,545 oil and gas well permits were issued in a year where oil industry organizations again dominated lobbying spending in California. Photo: Nalleli Cobo, who fought to shut down an oil well near her house and just two blocks from her school, speaks at a press conference at the State Capitol in 2018. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:48AM
imageWorking Class Voices At Sanders Rally In Richmond: Workers Fed Up with 1% & Corruption
by Pacifica
Workers, unionists and youth spoke out at the Bernie Sanders rally in Richmond, California on 2/17/20....
Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:08PM
imageTrump will visit San Joaquin Valley to sign salmon-killing water plan
by Dan Bacher
“While Trump is in California talking about plans to destroy our rivers and salmon runs, Gavin Newsom’s Resource Secretary Wade Crowfoot will be in Sacramento discussing water issues and cutting ‘green tape," said Regina Chichizola, co-director of Save California Salmon. “Gavin Newsom has only not come through on his promise to fight Trump on water, he is actively negotiating with him, and has started prioritizing new dams and diversions above restoration.”...
Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:54PM
imageDanny Glover & Bernie Sanders In Richmond Call For Working Class Power In Elections
by Labor Video Project
Actor and SAG member Danny Glover spoke and introduced Bernie Sanders at a Richmond rally of over 6,000 people on Washington's Birthday on 2/17/20....
Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:01PM
imageWake Up Call for Zuck
by Leon Kunstenaar
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg gets food for thought at a brunch time demonstration...
Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:53PM
imageMajor Renovation Project at Negro Bar
by California State Parks
170 years ago the Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar was established along Historic Rancho Rio De Los Americano, owned by the "African Founding Father of California" Don Guillermo Leidesdorff or William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr....
Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:18AM
textMore Punch and Less Puff Needed in Countering Police Chief's Proposals by Robert Norse
While the Pleich/Posner "Review and Findings" has some positive elements, it seems a political document that caters to false fears and a false narrative....
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:13PM
imageNo Quarry on Mutsun Sacred Grounds 2-11-2020
by AutumnSun
I am proud to say that last Tuesday the Santa Cruz City Council voted unanimously in favor of the resolution in support of protecting Juristac in Morgan Hill Ca. located in Santa Clara County....
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:38PM
imageHow a "Grassroots" Campaign Bought a Recall Election in the City of Santa Cruz
by Stop the Santa Cruz Recalls
Campaign finance reporting forms recently filed with the City of Santa Cruz demonstrate how “Santa Cruz Together” coordinated with “Santa Cruz United” to place measures on the March 2020 ballot seeking the recall of two Santa Cruz City Council members, Drew Glover and Chris Krohn. Together, the two groups spent over $100,000 in 2019. Basically, they bought their way onto the ballot....
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:26PM
imageScooter Red Alert: The Oakland Lime Strike Is Crashing the Company
by Spunky Peons
On the evening of February 10th, the Lime scooter company cut pay for contractors by 30% without warning. Many if not most contractors immediately responded by refusing to charge the company's electric scooters. It's likely that there are more uncharged scooters in the streets now than charged scooters. It's getting so bad that countless scooters are beginning to crash, along with prospects for the company in Oakland....
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:33PM
imageJoint UCSA-UCGPC Letter to UC Leadership on the Excessive Police Presence and Use of Force at the UCSC Wildcat Strike
by UC Student Association
Excessive Police Presence and Use of Force at the UCSC Wildcat Strike...
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:50PM
imageThe Survival of the ILWU at Stake! Interview With Retired ILWU Local 10 Member Jack Heyman
by WorkWeek
WorkWeek on KPOO looks at the recent article by Jack Heyman about the survival of the ILWU. Jack Heyman who is retired Executive Board member of ILWU Local 10 discusses the history of the ILWU and the present attacks including a $93 million judgement against the union, the threatened privatization and destruction of the Port of Oakland and total automation of most longshore jobs....
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:13PM
textUCB Student Threatens Genocide to Palestinians; No Response From Campus by Newsy
During a recent meeting of the Associated Students of the University of California, a UC Berkeley student spoke at the podium, pledging the genocide of "Palestinians from the world". The UC campus administration has taken no action against the student, and has taken no action to affirm the safety of Palestinian students and Palestinian visitors on campus....
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:30AM
imageCommunity Members Access Chief's Quality of Life Proposals
by Rabbi Phil Posner, Micah Posner, Steve Pleich
Review and Findings on Quality of Life Proposals...
Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:04PM
imageKPFA Rally On Taxes, Bylaws & Support For WorkWeek Radio
by WorkWeek
A rally was held on 2/12/20 in front of KPFA to report on the threat of an auction on KPFA property for the failure of management to pay the property taxes. Speakers also discussed the proposed bylaws and the cancellation of WorkWeek, the only labor radio show on KPFA Pacifica....
Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:28PM
imageUntold - UnSold Black, Brown,Red, Broke & Disabled Voices in Black History Month Book Tour
by Angel Heart
POOR press is the poor people-led publishing arm of the grassroots, homeless and poor people-led movement, known as POOR Magazine, which has been dedicated to publishing and producing the books, art, education and culture of very low, no-income, homeless, Indigenous, disabled and incarcerated youth, adults and elders since 1996....
Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:16AM
imageLime Scooter Contractors in Oakland Strike Over Pay Cut
by Spunky Peons
In response to a 30% pay cut on Monday night, there's an ongoing work stoppage by contractors who charge Lime scooters in Oakland. There is no union organizing the strike nor communications between most contractors. The people who charge Lime scooters just stopped doing it, organically, at the same time. Riders are surely feeling the effect of the strike this week as countless uncharged scooters sit dormant in the streets....
Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:29AM
imageThe Survival of the ILWU at Stake!
by Jack Heyman
Retired ILWU Local 10 activist Jack Heyman writes about the present crisis of the ILWU and the threats to it's existence....
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:27PM
imageSan Rafael Protests Senate Decision to Acquit Trump
by R.R.
Protesting the Senate's decision to acquit Trump on articles of impeachment...
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:17PM
videoCOLA Strikers Take Base of UCSC Campus; Arrests Made (video/mp4 350.2MB) by COLA 4 UCSC
The main entrance to UC Santa Cruz is shut down right now. Over a dozen COLA strikers were arrested today. (Videos from today. Credit: Kyron Foo)...
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:51PM