textThe "Great Transformation" of the 21st Century by Joachim Bischoff and Christoph Lieber
An end of the Great Crisis is not in sight at the beginning of the 21str century... The regime of finance-market-driven accumulation has not brought forth any new formation of capitalism capable of development....
Posted: Wed Jul 2, 2014 4:36AM
documentSpeak-Out Leads to Historic Shift in Local ACLU Avoidance of Homeless Civil Rights Issues
by Robert Norse
A crowd of homeless supporters showed up at last night's ACLU meeting (outnumbering the Board by nearly 2-1 at one point). In a series of speeches (to be rebroadcast on Free Radio Thursday night), they urged the local ACLU to issue a policy statement against the Santa Cruz Sleeping Ban and other anti-homeless laws. It was the largest such homeless crowd ever to hit an ACLU Board meeting in my experience. In the hour and a half before the meeting more than twice that number signed petitions...
Posted: Tue Jul 1, 2014 9:12PM
textJudge’s Refusal to Review Seaquarium’s Violations of Law Prompts Court Appeal by Animal Legal Defense Fund
Miami — PETA, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), the Orca Network, and concerned individuals filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Lolita, the solitary orca confined to a tiny concrete tank at Miami Seaquarium, but the judge has dismissed it. That’s why today, the plaintiffs filed an appeal of the dismissal of the lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for automatically renewing Seaquarium’s Animal Welfare Act (AWA) license to exhibit Lolita—despite knowing that ...
Posted: Tue Jul 1, 2014 7:36PM
calendarDear Sister: Stories of Survival and Struggle
43rd and Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA...
Event Date: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Tue Jul 1, 2014 5:18PM
textACLU Files Religious Liberty Lawsuit against Fresno County Jails by ACLU of Northern California
FRESNO -- Today the ACLU of Northern California filed a religious liberty lawsuit against the Fresno County Sheriff over a policy that denies people held in Fresno County jails access to food that complies with their religious dietary restrictions....
Posted: Tue Jul 1, 2014 2:30PM
textEl Niño Triggers Urgent Need, Legal Requirement to Close Fishery to Protect Endangered Sea by Joanna
Conservation groups called out the National Marine Fisheries Service today for failing to implement the legally-mandated closure of the drift gillnet fishery in Southern California waters to protect endangered loggerhead sea turtles. l Niño conditions — warmer than normal waters — attract endangered loggerhead sea turtles to fishing grounds, where they risk entanglement in nets....
Posted: Tue Jul 1, 2014 1:03PM
textFree Radical Radio ep 46: Cannibalism and the World Cup and more! by Rydra and Bellamy
Free Radical radio discusses radical resistance and projects in Oakland and beyond and takes an anti-civilization perspective to analyze the state of the world and the radical resistance against hierarchy, domination, domestication, and control...
Posted: Tue Jul 1, 2014 11:26AM
imageWikileaks co-founder expects full disclosure of Snowden trove
"This was just a way to get certain kinds of documents out to the public.... a collective of people contributing their time to it and not a centralized operation raising lots of money. it's basically a violation of Cryptome's policy--to publish the names of people who do not want to be identified." - John Young...
Posted: Tue Jul 1, 2014 9:26AM
textThe Middle Class Continues Shriveling by Thomas Piketty
A century ago people said a progressive income tax would never happen. Today it is reality. The top tax rate in the US between 1930 and 1982 was 82% That was a very interesting experiment because very high incomes were covered... There was a great reduction of global inequality in the last decades - as in the convergence between threshold countries and rich cou8ntries....
Posted: Tue Jul 1, 2014 5:22AM
imageSF Queer Anarchists Blockade The Google/FIFA Pride Float In Solidarity with Brazilians!
by Queer Class War!
In solidarity with Brazilians protesting the FIFA Would Cup, on Sunday June 29th, a group of 12 queer radicals blockaded the Google FIFA Float at the San Francisco Pride Parade. "We couldn't pass up the opportunity to connect issues of gentrification and evictions in the Bay Area with the violent displacement of Brazilians who live in the Favelas. The Google/FIFA float was a perfect target for direct action to raise awareness about these issues!" The World Cup has violently evicted and ev...
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:38PM
calendarLaborfest: Films: Eisenstein's Strike & 1896 German Transport Strike by
Edison Theater (home of the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum,) located at 37417 Niles Boulevard, Fremont...
Event Date: Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:16PM
calendarLaborfest: Niles Canyon Steam Train & Films by
Meet at Niles Station - 37001 Mission Boulevard, Fremont - you must arrive by no later than this time even with tickets already purchased....
Event Date: Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:56PM
documentSanta Cruz To Be Represented At Burning Man 2014 With A Huge Wave Art Structure
by Wit
Santa Cruz To Be Represented At Burning Man 2014 With A Huge Wave Art Structure An homage to the ocean 75 Foot Long By 18 Foot High...
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:33PM
imageLa Playa Carmel and the Enduring Picket Line
by Alex Darocy
After two and a half years of protests at La Playa Carmel, former workers who lost their jobs in 2011 continue to return to the hotel to walk the picket line and protest. Likewise, community members have consistently joined the workers to walk the picket line over the years, as have public officials and political candidates....
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:24PM
audioMideast Migraines - Who Is Gil Stein ? Opinion vs. personal attacks (audio/mpeg 134.6MB) by Ren Tawil
An entire program dedicated to a local battle of wits, nerve and dirty politics between this programmer and a notorious Santa Cruz Country Zionist; music by Aza. Length: 1:57:36/ Date Recorded: 2014-06-28/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (138MB), Mono...
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:28PM
calendarLatin Film Night "ARRÁNCAME LA VIDA (Tear This Heart Out)"
by Shelby Minister
48 South 7th Street...
Event Date: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:27PM
calendarReRecovery from the Dominant Culture-Berkeley by C W
Berkeley Arts Festival Building 2133 University Avenue, Berkeley,...
Event Date: Sat Jul 5, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:57PM
textALDF, Cat Sanctuaries Ask California Fish and Wildlife to Regulate Hybrid “Franken-Cats” by Animal Legal Defense Fund
SACRAMENTO – On June 26, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), with co-petitioners Big Cat Rescue, Born Free USA, WildCat Haven, and Wildcat Sanctuary, submitted a petition to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) proposing a rule to amend regulations regarding the breeding and possession of controversial “hybrid” cats. These cats are a result of interbreeding domestic cats with exotic cats. ALDF argues that these hybrid breeds, like Savannahs and Bengals, a...
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:25AM
documentHumboldt and Mendocino Counties Urged to Void Contract With Inhumane Wildlife Services
by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— A broad coalition of national animal and conservation groups sent formal letters to the Humboldt County and Mendocino County boards of supervisors today urging them to terminate their contracts with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, which indiscriminately kills tens of thousands of native wild animals in California every year, including coyotes, bears, foxes and mountain lions....
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:22AM
calendarProtest SFPD Assault of Natives at SF Giants Game Social Media Night!
by Morning Star Gali
At&T Plaza 24 Willie Mays Plz, San Francisco, California 94107...
Event Date: Tue Jul 1, 2014 6:30PM
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:24AM