imageWells Fargo Block Shutdown 3/18 Pt I
by Photos by Steve Rhodes
San Francisco — On March 18, 2019 fifty partner organizations came together to shut down the 400 block of California St. where Wells Fargo global headquarters is located....
Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:51PM
calendarPeople's Park Defense Hold The Land
by Victor Noir
2556 Haste St, Berkeley, CA 94704 This event will continue at least until May 15th; Hold the land....
Event Date: Wed May 1, 2019 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:04AM
calendarTree Defenders! Appeal City Approval of Permit to Remove 7 Heritage Redwoods in Menlo Park by Environment & Forest Defense
Menlo Park City Council Chambers 701 Laurel St. Menlo Park CA 94025...
Event Date: Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:00PM
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:04PM
calendarNon-Violent Direct Action Training by Diablo Rising Tide
New Location (as of 3/28): Women's Building 3543 18th St San Francisco, California...
Event Date: Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:00PM
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:20PM
imageTo Safeguard Redwood Trees, Protesters Demonstrate in Their Shade
by Environment & Forest Defense
To publicize an important Environmental Quality Commission meeting in Menlo Park, community members took to the street, the historic El Camino Real. They held signs and passed out fliers, saying a large presence at the upcoming meeting is critical to save the trees....
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:35AM
imageRedwood Defenders on the Move in Menlo Park
by Save Our Seven Trees/Photos: Jack Owicki
Tree defenders gathered near the corner of El Camino and Ravenswood in Menlo Park on March 23 to protest the impending removal of seven heritage redwood trees in front of an office building--on city property. They passed out flyers to let passing residents know what they can do to help save the trees. Photos by Jack Owicki, Pro-Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:58AM
imageFelton and Boulder Creek Recycling Centers to Close
by Santa Cruz News
The Valley Women's Club of San Lorenzo Valley has announced that they must close the Boulder Creek and Felton Recycling Centers on July 1, due to changes in the County of Santa Cruz's waste management budget. The loss of these recycling centers will affect countless community members in the San Lorenzo Valley, including homeless and low income residents, and the workers at the facilities, some of whom have been employed there for 14-28 years....
Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:05PM
imageWells Fargo Headquarters' Street Seized by "Oily Wells Fargo" Protest
by Leon Kunstenaar
350 Silicon Valley, 1000 Grandmothers, and over forty environmental groups seize a section of California Street. Photos by Leon Kunstenaar...
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:17PM
imageConservationists Say 'Don't Doom the Bloom'
by Central Coast News
This year's wildflower season in California is already experiencing a "superbloom" comparable to the 2017 season, and lovers of nature are flocking to many of the state's well known wildflower sites. As reported widely in the media, "Disneyland" sized crowds have already descended on the natural areas surrounding Lake Elsinore in southern California, creating massive traffic backups of people searching for photo-ops in the superbloom areas. On the Central Coast, poppies, lupines, goldfields, ...
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:02PM
imageProtesters Shut Down Entire Block in front of Wells Fargo's Global Headquarters
by Photos: Marie-Rose & Julien Ramboz
On March 18th, demonstrators rallied in front of Wells Fargo headquarters in San Francisco, blocking traffic and making their demands through a loudspeaker. They want Wells Fargo to invest in clean energy solutions to the climate crisis, instead of what the bank calls “traditional energy sources.” The rally was the grand finale after a 34 mile "March for Fossil Fuel Freedom." Photos by Marie-Rose Ramboz, Pro-Bono Photo and Julien Ramboz, Pro-Bono Photo. Please credit the photographers. To...
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:34AM
imagePumpin' Up the Protest in front of Wells Fargo Branch in San Mateo
by Text: R.R. Photos: Chris Cassell
Ultimate destination: Wells Fargo headquarters in San Francisco! But on day one of a 3-day action, demonstrators first targeted the bank's branch in San Mateo. The location on W. Hillsdale Blvd. was the third of 12 stagecoach stops on the 34 mile trek. Photos by Chris Cassell, Probono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:21PM
imageMarch for Fossil Fuel Freedom Starts Near Stanford
by Text: R.R. Photos: Chris Cassell
In the fight for a transition to cleaner, safer lives, activists marched to demand that Wells Fargo stop funding the fossil fuel infrastructure. 350 Silicon Valley spearheaded the march from Palo Alto to San Francisco starting on March 16. Native American leaders guided the procession with energy along the historic El Camino Real. Photos by Chris Cassell, Pro-Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:01AM
imageAdults Apologize “We Screwed Up” and Join Kids in SF Youth Climate Strike
by Text: R. Robertson Photos: Pennie Opal Plant
Adults admitted "we screwed up" to teenagers who skipped school and travelled from all parts of the Bay Area to be in San Francisco on March 15. All photos by Pennie Opal Plant excepting top photo by J.J. Linx....
Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:58AM
imageNewsom promotes voluntary agreements that imperil salmon, Delta
by Dan Bacher
Governor Gavin Newson, who received $637,398 from agribusiness interests in his campaign for Governor, including $116,800 from the Wonderful Company owners Lynda and Stewart Resnick, praised the voluntary agreements that would yield less flows for San Joaquin River and Delta salmon, steelhead and other fish species....
Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:24AM
videoForest Defenders Take the Golden Gate Bridge to Save Headwaters Forest (1996) (video/mp4 91.6MB) by Northern California Earth First
Old-school Earth First! footage of Woody Harrelson helping to hang a banner from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, November 23, 1996....
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:06PM
imageWells Fargo has Dirty Energy Secret Activists Will Expose in Multi-Day Protest
by R. Robertson
350 Silicon Valley says Wells Fargo Bank has a dirty-energy secret unknown to most--by its own admission the commercial bank is the biggest lender to the fossil-fuel industry. Target: Wells Fargo...and just in time to crash the financial institution’s annual founding day celebration, on March 18....
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:51AM
imageCitizen Scientists Can Help Support Imperiled Western Monarchs
by The Xerces Society
This winter, the western monarch butterfly population has dipped to an all-time low, and the iconic western monarch migration is on the verge of collapse. The annual Xerces Society Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count tallied only 28,429 butterflies—an 86% drop from the previous count done at the same sites during Thanksgiving 2017, and a dizzying 99.4% decline from the numbers present in the 1980s. It can be hard to wrap one’s mind around the scope of this decline. Another way of viewing it is...
Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:26PM
calendarCalifornia Youth Climate Strike: Santa Cruz
by Youth Climate Strike
Meet in front of Mission Hill Middle School at 2:00 pm, then march to the Clock Tower. 3:00 pm: The Clock Tower Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:00PM
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:44PM
imageTown hall exposes risks of Rodeo refinery expansion to local health, climate and S.F. Bay
by Dan Bacher
“Our community knows refinery expansions are a dead end,” said Isabella Zizi, “We need our public officials like the Contra Costa County supervisors to stand with us in preventing new pollution sources from harming our health, and supporting real solutions like a just transition for refinery workers and local economic development that protects air and water quality."...
Posted: Sat Mar 9, 2019 5:37AM
imageFish Groups Slam FDA Lifting of Import Ban on GMO Frankenfish
by Dan Bacher
"A loophole has now been created that will allow the first genetically modified animal engineered for human consumption to enter the US market: GMO Atlantic salmon,” said Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations executive director Noah Oppenheim. “Fishermen have been fighting against the possibility of these frankenfish entering our waters and our markets for years, and we won't stop now....
Posted: Sat Mar 9, 2019 5:23AM