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textNuclear Shutdown News May 2015 by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the continuing decline of the US nuclear industry. US nuke plants were designed to operate for 40 years… as many of them have approached or surpassed that mark, they have become increasingly unsafe and inefficient, threatening our health and safety. This report points out some of these problems and supports those working for a nuclear free future. Here’s our May 2015 issue....
Posted: Wed, Jun 3, 2015 3:16pm PDT
textFracking Bohemians—more evidence by Don Eichelberger, Bohemian Grove Action Netwo
Every mid-July for over 100 years, most of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the world gather for a two week, off-the-record camp out at Bohemian Grove. This article describes some of the men who have influenced the development of hydrolic fracturing (fracking) and turned it in to another cash cow that is destroying the environment on behalf of the patriarchy....
Posted: Wed, May 27, 2015 1:58pm PDT
textMendocino County Suspends Contract With Rogue Federal Wildlife-killing Program by Center for Biological Diversity
MENDOCINO, Calif.— In response to legal pressure from a coalition of animal protection and conservation groups, Mendocino County officials agreed today to suspend the renewal of the county’s contract with the notorious federal wildlife-killing program known as Wildlife Services, pending an environmental review that will include consideration of nonlethal predator control methods. The county’s decision came after the coalition, and a Mendocino resident, filed a lawsuit against the county in No...
Posted: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 4:57pm PDT
textCalifornia Salmon and Wildlife Win Court Protection From Logging by Center for Biological Diversity
YREKA, Calif.— A federal court has halted a logging plan in northern California that would have harmed old-growth forests and federally protected fish and owls. The decision by the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, stems from a lawsuit filed by three conservation groups against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service in 2013 for approving a “habitat conservation plan” for Fruit Growers Supply Company that allowed it to log thousands of ...
Posted: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 9:23am PDT
textPetition for "Strategic Release" for Abdul Olugbala Shakur by Steve Martinot
Abdul Olugbala Shakur is a political prisoner, one of the organizers of the Cal. prison hunger strikes, and a founder of the George Jackson University. He has stayed involved in black communities and the struggle for justice even while in prison. This is a petition to try to win parole for him....
Posted: Sun, Mar 22, 2015 11:26am PDT
textCalifornia Fracking Waiting On Your Comments - LAST DAY - 03162015 by Tomas DiFiore
Concerned about loss of farmlands and forestlands? Region 6, (all) Northern California - Farmlands, Forests, Williamson Act Lands, Oil and Gas Development, Mitigations required for approval of Well Stimulation and/or new oil or gas field development include "Termination of Williamson Act Contracts"; even purchase of 'other' forestland of equal value (productivity index)....
Posted: Mon, Mar 16, 2015 8:28am PDT
textEureka City Schools Officials Settle Lawsuit with National Center for Youth Law, ACLU by ACLU of Northern California
Eureka – Eureka City Schools has reached a settlement agreement that resolves a lawsuit filed last year by the National Center for Youth Law and the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California. Under the agreement, the district will implement a community-wide collaborative process aimed at cultivating a positive and inclusive school climate where all students feel welcome and safe....
Posted: Fri, Jan 30, 2015 8:04pm PST
textHSU Students Take Over Native Forum by Unified Students
Posted: Wed, Jan 21, 2015 11:12pm PST
textCalifornia Supreme Court to Review North Coast Railroad Environmental Lawsuit by Teri Shore
For Immediate Release Patty Clary, Californians for Alternatives to Toxics (CATs) 707.834.4833 Scott Greacen, Friends of the Eel River (FOER) 707.502.4555 Conflicting appellate court decisions create uncertainty regarding environmental assessments required of High Speed Rail and other publicly owned railroads The state’s highest court on Wednesday agreed to review an appeal of a lower court’s decision that would exempt publicly owned railroads from having to comply with California’s Enviro...
Posted: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 10:08am PST
textPlans Halted for Widening Highway Through Ancient Redwoods in Richardson Grove State Park by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— After years of opposition, Caltrans has rescinded its approvals for a controversial highway-widening project that would endanger ancient redwood trees in Richardson Grove State Park, along Highway 101 in Humboldt County. Conservation groups and local residents this week dismissed a lawsuit they filed in federal court in July in exchange for Caltrans abandoning the project approvals and agreeing to restart the environmental review if the agency pursues the project. Caltrans has ...
Posted: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 8:22pm PST
textFukushima Radioactivity Detected Off West Coast by via Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Monitoring efforts along the Pacific Coast of the U.S. and Canada have detected the presence of small amounts of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident 100 miles (150 km) due west of Eureka, California. Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found the trace amounts of telltale radioactive compounds as part of their ongoing monitoring of natural and human sources of radioactivity in the ocean....
Posted: Sat, Nov 15, 2014 3:54pm PST
textFracking Bans Win in Two California Counties, Fail in One by Sierra Club California
SACRAMENTO—Voters in two California counties were able to overcome a Goliath of an opponent—the oil industry—and pass fracking bans yesterday by wide margins. Measure J in San Benito County passed with 57% of the vote, and Measure S in Mendocino County passed with 67%....
Posted: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 10:48am PST
textWhat is Solitary Confinement? by Abdul Olugbala Shakur
This is an analysis written recently, and re-printed with permission, by Abdul Olugbala Shakur, a New Afrikan Revolutionary Prisoner currently in solitary confinement in Pelican Bay State Prison. Abdul here discusses the modern manifestations of isolation/solitary confinement and its potential impacts on prison organizing (both inside and out). Please share! If you would like to write to Abdul, his contact information is at the bottom of the article. thanks! -Carl...
Posted: Mon, Sep 29, 2014 8:59am PDT
textObama Admin Finalizes Stronger Stream Buffers to Protect Imperiled Salmon from Pesticides by Joanna Nasar
The Environmental Protection Agency today finalized an agreement to restore no-spray buffer zones around waterways to protect imperiled salmon and steelhead from five toxic pesticides....
Posted: Wed, Aug 13, 2014 1:27pm PDT
textCaltrans Agrees to Reevaluate Impacts of Del Norte Highway Project on Endangered Salmon by Center for Biological Diversity
CRESCENT CITY, Calif.— In response to a lawsuit by conservation groups, Caltrans has agreed to reassess impacts of a controversial highway-widening project in Del Norte County on protected salmon and their habitat along the wild and scenic Smith River. A settlement agreement will keep in place a court-ordered halt of construction work until Caltrans completes consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service under the Endangered Species Act and Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation Ac...
Posted: Fri, Jul 11, 2014 7:50pm PDT
textThree Girls Beaten By Police After Demo for Andy Lopez by Dave 'Davey D' Cook (repost)
Breaking News: Yesterday there was a big rally for Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa.. Youth from all over the city including many of Andy's classmates stood in front of the DA's office demanding she resign.. After the rally the police beat up 3 Latino girls, two of them 13 the other 14.. One is still in the hospital for injuries.....
Posted: Wed, Jul 9, 2014 2:37pm PDT
textHumboldt County Board of Supervisors Puts Contract Renewal With Wildlife Services on Hold by Center for Biological Diversity
EUREKA, Calif.— One day after a broad coalition of national animal and conservation groups urged the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to terminate its contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, the board assented to a citizen request to delay consideration of contract renewal for at least a month in order to reevaluate the issues....
Posted: Wed, Jul 2, 2014 7:12pm PDT
textMendocino County Supervisors Consider Ordinance To Ban Fracking 05.20.2014 by Tomas DiFiore
Fracking? No Drill No Spill; Mendocino County Needs A Total Ban! Send a quick thank you note, and VOTE yes to the link below. It will reach all 5 Supervisors. Today's agenda includes 10 minutes to direct Staff to prepare an ordinance to ban fracking in Mendocino County by July 22, 2014. The Board will then consider whether to pass it into law on that day, or place it directly on the November Ballot....
Posted: Tue, May 20, 2014 5:04am PDT
textFederal Court Halts Caltrans Highway-widening Project Along Smith River by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— In response to a lawsuit from environmental groups, Northern District Court Judge James Donato issued a preliminary injunction late Friday stopping Caltrans from doing any further work on a controversial highway-widening project along the wild and scenic Smith River Canyon until a court hearing scheduled for Nov. 19. The judge cited substantial procedural violations of the Endangered Species Act and the potential for irreparable harm to endangered coho salmon and their critical...
Posted: Mon, May 5, 2014 2:06pm PDT
textTop UN Court Orders Japan to End Antarctic Whaling by Humane Society International
Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States issued the following statement on the ruling of the International Court of Justice that Japan’s whaling program is a breach of the global whaling moratorium and lacks scientific legitimacy in regard to the quotas set and the numbers taken....
Posted: Mon, Mar 31, 2014 4:55pm PDT