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image Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Postpones Vote on Delta Tunnels 480_2016board-sm_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“Regardless of the SCVWD’s decision next week, this fight is far from over," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta. "We will pack up our picket signs and head home when Governor Brown, or the future Governor of California puts a stop to MWD’s relentless process to see this project through at any cost." Photo - Left to right: Tony Estremera, District 6; Richard Santos, District 3; John L. Varela, District 1; Gary Kremen, District 7; Barbara Keegan, District...
Posted: Thu May 3, 2018 8:42AM
image Building Power Against Systemic State Violence in California 480_justiceteamsnetwork_safetyjtn-768x1024.jpg by Justice Teams Network
We launched Justice Teams Network today to build power against systemic State Violence in all its forms. We launched today in Los Angeles at an event hosted by Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and Dignity and Power Now. On May 4, the Anti Police-Terror Project in Oakland will launch their 21st Century Survival Program at Santa Rita Jail and May 5 we will launch at the State Capital with a rally hosted by Black Lives Matter Sacramento....
Posted: Wed May 2, 2018 11:24PM
image ‘Please Give Us Justice’: New California Law Aims to Hold Police Accountable 480_stephon-clark-rally-rtr-img_1.jpg by Safiya Charles, The Nation
A “first of its kind” bill would raise use-of-force guidelines for police from “reasonable” to “necessary”—a higher standard that could save lives....
Posted: Wed May 2, 2018 10:54PM
text Once again... People's Park needs your support by Park Advocate
The foliage in People's Park is thinner this year. Another tree is gone, and various bushes and shrubs have disappeared. UC Berkeley has further whittled away at the park, and a new press release from the UC states that development plans are to be revealed after this academic year ends....
Posted: Tue May 1, 2018 10:03PM
calendar Hearing to Drop Charges Against Anti-Fascists in Sacramento by Yvette Felarca
Lorenzo Patino Hall of Justice 651 i-St. Judge Savage's Courtroom Sacramento, CA...
Event Date: Fri May 4, 2018 12:30PM
Posted: Tue May 1, 2018 8:31PM
image Winnemem Wintu, WATER sue to stop waste discharge at Mt. Shasta water bottling facility 480_800_caleen_sisk_speaks__1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“The Winnemem Wintu were born from the pristine water of Mount Shasta and regard this water as a sacred relative, a living being that is being exploited, desecrated and polluted when it is put in a plastic bottle and commoditized,” stated Winnemem Wintu Tribal Representatives, Mark Miyoshi and Luisa Navejas. Photo: Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk speaks in front of the Crystal Geyser plant in Mount Shasta City in September 2015. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Tue May 1, 2018 6:01PM
image Delta Stewardship Council approves Delta Plan amendments rubber stamping Twin Tunnels 480_img_0854_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA), slammed the vote by the Council to approve the Delta Plan amendments. “With recent appointments to the Council by the Governor, the Delta Stewardship Council should be renamed the Southern California Stewardship Council,” Jennings quipped. “They evidenced little concern for the public trust values and the agricultural and recreational businesses dependent upon a healthy Bay Delta."...
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:06AM
image University of California RNs Plan To Strike in Sympathy with Other UC Employees May 8-9 480_uc-sympathy-vote-strike-ucla-nurses_1.jpg by California Nurses Association
April 27, 2018 - University of California registered nurses throughout the state voted by 98 percent to engage in a sympathy strike and join their co-workers on picket lines May 8 and May 9, at the University’s five major medical centers and 10 student health centers, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today....
Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:48AM
text Pesticide Use Near Record High in California, Monterey Numbers Concerning by Californians for Pesticide Reform
Use of cancer-causing fumigant pesticide on the rise for Monterey strawberries...
Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:36PM
image Appeal Challenges Oil Drilling in California's Carrizo Plain National Monument 480_carrizo-plain-national-monument-sign_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., April 20, 2018 ― Los Padres ForestWatch and the Center for Biological Diversity today appealed the Trump administration’s approval of a new oil well and pipeline in Carrizo Plain National Monument. It is the first well the Interior Department has approved in the monument since it was established in 2001....
Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:47AM
image Athlete and Activist Colin Kaepernick Honored with Top Award from Amnesty International 480_colin-kaepernick-amnesty-international-award_1.jpg by Amnesty International
April 21, 2018 - Athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick has been honored with Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, the human rights organization announced today....
Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:19AM
text Public Banking: Bringing Taxes Back To Us by Sebashtian Coval
Public banking will bring great equality and economic prosperity to local regions...
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:17PM
image Assemblymember Frazier Says MWD's ‘Dishonesty’ Threatens to Destroy Delta 480_dodd___frazier_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Assemblymember Frazier said the Delta Tunnels project has "never been about sustainability but a foolhardy plan to overdraw the Delta to sell a limited and precious natural resource to the highest bidder....
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:55AM
image Metropolitan Water District Votes to Support Twin Tunnels Project 480_met-votes-yes.jpg by Dan Bacher
"Today the Met's directors voted to saddle their ratepayers with up to $50 per month charge in order to subsidize water to almond growers in the western San Joaquin Valley,” said John McManus, Executive Director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA)....
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:48AM
image Farm to Fork Friday "A Taste of Africa" California State Capitol 480_ncc_unite_large-350x451_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
California Pan African Heritage remains an open secret. Farm to Fork Friday at our California State Capitol is poised to help connect, past and future....
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:08AM
image Urban Shield As We Know It Ends After 2018 urban-shield-gun-shades.jpg by Tracy Rosenberg, Oakland Privacy
At the March 27 Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting, 5+ hours of discussion ended with a decision that Urban Shield as currently constituted would end after the 2018 war games and exposition. The 4-1 vote, with Supervisor Scott Haggerty more or less voting no, left open-ended what Alameda County’s regional disaster preparedness activities would be in future years, but the Supervisors were decisive that it would not be the Urban Shield event, which began in 2007....
Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:41PM
calendar May 1st International Workers Day Celebration 480_73db9067-1823-40d4-8371-1b81b9410e99_1.jpeg by May 1st Coalition
777 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa...
Event Date: Tue May 1, 2018 2:00PM
Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:03PM
image Victory Over Urban Shield Military Cop Convention 480_stop-urban-shield_845_x400_1.jpg by Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report
“The best-selling t-shirt at the previous year's expo: a picture of an assault weapon with the caption ‘Black Rifles Matter.’”...
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:49PM
image Amah Mutsun Tribal Chairman Speaks at United Nations to Call for Protection of Tribal Sacred Site from Surface Mining Proposal 480_protect_juristac_gilroy_sargent-hills_1.jpg by Amah Mutsun Land Trust
April 12, 2018 - Chairman Valentin Lopez of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band announced today that he will speak on the floor of the United Nations in New York on Tuesday, April 17th, during the 17th Session of the United Nation’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Chairman Lopez will be calling the world’s attention to the proposed sand and gravel mining proposal at Sargent Ranch in Gilroy, California Located on the southern border of Silicon Valley. The site, known to the Amah Mutsun as Jurist...
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:44PM
calendar Pack the Court to Drop the Charges Against Anti-Fascists in Sacramento 480_yvette_felarca_1.jpg by BAMN and Brown Berets de SacrAztlan
Superior Court of Sacramento Judge McCormick Dept. 9 720 - 9th St. Sacramento, CA 95814...
Event Date: Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:30AM
Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:18AM