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text State agency fails to protect vulnerable communities from pesticide exposure, report finds by Californians for Pesticide Reform
Department of Pesticide Regulation receives poor grades in 2nd annual agency assessment...
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:00PM
text Rent control campaigns presently in ten California cities by Lynda Carson
Rent control and just cause eviction protections are the only fair and humane ways to slow down greedy landlords and profiteering realtors from gouging renters with never ending rent increases, unjust evictions, displacing renters from their communities, and adding to the already-dire affordable housing crisis in California!...
Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 11:56PM
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
text Vehicular Profiteering Downtown Will Punish the Poor and Drive Away Customers by Robert Norse
Santa Cruz City Council is set to rubberstamp increased parking fees, new parking meters, a two-hour "Move Along" vehicular law, "no vending from vehicles", and a "no vehicles above 6' in height" requirement along Pacific Ave. and adjacent streets at its 1:30 PM wesession tomorrow. It's item #18 on the so-called "Consent Public Hearings" section of the agenda....
Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:40PM
text Monterey County Supervisors to Decide on Hames Valley Oil Drilling by Center for Biological Diversity
Permit to Drill Wells in New Area up for Review After Measure Z Passage...
Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2018 2:52PM
text Holy Ground Desecrated at Site of Apache Resistance to Arizona Mine by Center for Biological Diversity
Vandals Destroy Crosses, Eagle Feathers at Oak Flat Campground...
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:28PM
text Remembering David Minton Silva by Lighthouse Linda
Great Activist and Grampa David Silva passed away. Remembering some of his winning ways, some history, a tribute....
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:46PM
text David Minton Silva by Not forgotten
David Minton Silva died....
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:11AM
text An Open Letter to the Chief of Campus Police by UC Student Workers UAW 2865 Santa Cruz
Our open letter to the chief of campus police, after being invited to an open forum about campus safety. Thanks Sarah and Ana for this pointed and clear response declining the "offer". We demand a demilitarized campus, as one of our sunshine demands. FTP....
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:56PM
text Feds Propose Increasing Destructive Off-road Vehicle Access in Mojave Desert by Center for Biological Diversity
MORENO VALLEY, Calif., March 16, 2018 — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management today proposed increasing off-road vehicle access in the western Mojave Desert, despite a court order that required the agency to reanalyze ORV routes to ensure this fragile ecosystem is protected....
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:42PM
text Senate Committee to Consider Bill Exempting Factory Farms From Hazardous Waste Reporting by Center for Biological Diversity
Legislation Would Leave Public in Dark During Dangerous Air-pollution Events...
Posted: Wed Mar 7, 2018 4:26PM
text Trial Begins in Lawsuit Against Mississippi Department of Corrections Over Years of Unconstitutional Conditions at Privately Operated Prison by American Civil Liberties Union
JACKSON, Miss., March 5, 2018 – Trial begins today in Dockery, et al. v. Hall, et al., a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of prisoners at East Mississippi Correctional Facility (EMCF) in Meridian, Mississippi. The American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Law Offices of Elizabeth Alexander, and Covington & Burling LLP will show that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has operated the prison in a continuous state of crisis, neglect, and abuse for years, ...
Posted: Tue Mar 6, 2018 11:06AM
text From School Shootings to Revolutionary Social Transformations by Bob M
After the Stoneman Douglas shootings, students are calling for a walkout for gun reform. This article suggests the importance of revolutionary reforms, and the direction that some of such actions might be made....
Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:51PM
text Police Officer Fired for not Shooting Unarmed Man Reaches Settlement with W.Va. City by ACLU
WEIRTON, W.Va., February 12, 2018 — A settlement agreement was reached between former Weirton police officer Stephen Mader and the City of Weirton in a lawsuit challenging the termination of Mr. Mader’s employment because he chose not to shoot and kill a suicidal Black man whom he concluded did not pose a threat warranting the use of deadly force. The Law Office of Timothy O’Brien and the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia (ACLU-WV) sued the City of Weirton for wrongful terminati...
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04PM
text Oregon Wildlife Commission to Decide Fate of Threatened Seabird by Center for Biological Diversity
Marbled Murrelet Needs Stronger Endangered Species Protections...
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2018 3:58PM
text Hundreds Rally in Sacramento Against Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., February 8, 2018 — Hundreds of people rallied at California’s capitol today against President Trump’s offshore drilling plan, which would allow a dramatic increase in oil and gas drilling off the coast of California and along all U.S. coasts and the Arctic....
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2018 3:55PM
text A Response to Jessica York's Latest Sentinel San Lorenzo Campground Story by Robert Norse
Jessica York's front-page story in today's Scent Anal "Camp Cleanups Shuffle City's Homeless Population" breezes over the destruction of homeless property and survival gear. It does indicate that City bosses colluded with Cal-Trans in the latest "destroy their stuff" campaign. Those bosses, of course, would be City Manager Bernal, Police Chief Mills, P & R head Garcia, and nominally Mayor Terrazas). Perhaps it's just raw meat for the Next Door/Take Back Santa Cruz crowd, but it's criminal...
Posted: Sat Feb 3, 2018 9:24AM
text Analysis: Trump Offshore Plan Could Cause More Than 5,000 Oil Spills by Center for Biological Diversity
More Than 34 Million Gallons Could Be Dumped Along America's Coasts...
Posted: Fri Feb 2, 2018 9:58PM
text Eastern Puma Officially Declared Extinct, Taken Off Endangered Species List by Center for Biological Diversity
Conservationists Urge States Like New York to Consider Reintroductions...
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:56PM
text Flyer Distributed at the Women's March in Santa Cruz by Robert Norse
This is an updated version of a flyer originally prepared last year in response to repression at the Bookshop Santa Cruz in its hypocritical reading of George Orwell's 1984, while excluding disfavored activists from the store, even from access to its publicly funded bathroom. My broader focus was on the criminalization of the poor and specifically poor women....
Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:22PM