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text Court Approves Gay Marriage Super Suit for California by 365gay.com
Legal challenges across California asking whether the state Constitution permits same-sex marriages were consolidated into one case and will be tried in San Francisco, a state agency overseeing the courts decided Friday....
Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 12:10AM
text Cops want your DNA by KX
"DNA is not like a fingerprint, since getting it is more invasive and it holds information beyond mere identification,'' said Tania Simoncelli, a science and technology fellow for the American Civil Liberties Union. "Storing it permanently for future criminal investigations doesn't comply with the Constitution.''...
Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 3:07PM
text Psychiatric Pharmaceutical Police State by moth
Biotech and pharmaceutical corporations are profiting from people's emotional suffering, prescribing psychiatric medications as quick fix solutions when the cause is rooted in racial and class oppression, the isolating forces of consumerist capitalism.....
Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 1:04PM
text Starving for Justice - Fast 4 Education article from Fault Lines, June 2004 by julio magana and charles houston
“Never before has the assembly floor been forced to stop business as usual and grant full attention to an issue as it did when those of you Fasting for Education rolled onto the floor, except once when the Black Panther Party stormed in, wielding rifles and shot guns…”...
Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 11:20AM
text UCLA Students on Day Three of Hunger Strike by Student/Farmworker Alliance
Students at UCLA are on hunger strike until UCLA decides to honor its strict code of conduct and stops doing business with Taco Bell!...
Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:40PM
text Let's encourage critical thinking on biotech and the role of the commons by Bill Simpich
Successes and lessons learned from within the Reclaim the Commons convergance - and a look at the role of the bio-pharm industry, genetic engineering, stem cells...the focus is to fight corporate power and encourage critical thinking....
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 7:33PM
image Fast 4 Education - Last Days Update and What Next - from Julio Magana 120_familia.jpg by upton sinclair(repost from julio magana)
With the god-given blessing of our own living legend, Dolores Huerta, we had the honor of learning some organizing skills to create a plan for legislative lobbying and community outreach. Were it not for Camila Chavez, Lacey, Juanita Ontiveras and Dolores Huerta we could not have lit so many effective fires under so many politico’s rear ends to make em move as fast as they did....
Posted: Tue Jun 8, 2004 1:29PM
text Kevin Cooper's Execution Delayed For DNA Testing by DPF
Death-Row Inmate's Execution Delayed For DNA Testing Man Claims Previous Tests Tainted, Incomplete...
Posted: Tue Jun 8, 2004 12:38AM
image 06/02/04 Day 24 Report and Pics from the Fast 4 Education 120_day24fast4education.jpg by upton sinclair(repost from julio)
The fasters, though quite literally "kicked to the curb" by a concerned group of Sacramento's highest ranking police and CHP officers, spent the day surrounded by supporters and media. The CHP presence was obvious but the fasters retained their dignified and peaceful stance.......
Posted: Mon Jun 7, 2004 11:37PM
text Really REALLY Free Market Report by Bill Simpich
Market report from Reclaim the Commons - DIRECT from SF's Conspicuous Consumption Center...A call to take it to the streets June 8, 6:30 am on...A call for build the gift economy at freecycling.org...And...A Short History of FREE...
Posted: Mon Jun 7, 2004 6:32PM
image Direct Lobbying by CEPS(6/02/04) - Cut sack lunches for prisoners, save peanuts... 120_cutasacklunchsavepeanuts.jpg by upton sinclair
“Numerous polls – including a June 2003 poll by the Public Policy Institute – show that likely California voters favor cuts to prison spending over any other area of state spending,” Rose Braz added. “But real change and real savings will not come from denying prisoners a peanut-butter sandwich.”...
Posted: Mon Jun 7, 2004 5:13AM
text Fast 4 Education: East Bay hunger strikers end fast at Capitol by upton sinclair
"This would have been a victory even if the governor had not partly agreed to one of our demands," Cesar Cruz said afterward. It still would have been a victory because of the support we got from people here in Sacramento and all over the Bay Area."...
Posted: Sun Jun 6, 2004 2:21AM
text $15 million deal on jail searches from Forest Protest at BOF by repost of SacBee article w comment
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Posted: Sat Jun 5, 2004 6:54PM
image Bring The War Home to San Francisco 120_btwh-card-front-v3-med.jpg by Bring The War Home
On June 27th to July 4th, thousands of people will come to San Francisco to bring the war home. Join us....
Posted: Sat Jun 5, 2004 6:22PM
text Help Stop the Cuevas Family Deportation by r. rodriguez(repost from email)
"It's going to take a miracle (to stay)," said Dale Cuevas, 23, the family's adult son. Calling All Miracle Workers and Organizers of all strips and colors - We need to stop this deportation and draw a line in the sand, so to speak - Join the organizing efforts talked about below and do whatever you can to stop the deportation of the Cuevas family....
Posted: Sat Jun 5, 2004 10:06AM
text Schwarzenegger Aims to Axe Forest Protections by epic repo
The Schwarzenegger Administration last week unveiled a proposal to make sweeping changes in the way forestry is practiced throughout the state, aiming to fast-track a bill that would strip fish and wildlife protections from California's forests....
Posted: Fri Jun 4, 2004 11:02PM
text We'd Love To See You (or Your Help/Stuff) at the RTC Convergence Center by Convergence Center staffers
The RTC Convergence center is open, up, and running! We'd love to see you here - and we'd love your help and assistance in making the center even better. Here's how you can help / plug-in. Bring your self (and your friends) - join the fun! Bring stuff / loan stuff Volunteer...
Posted: Fri Jun 4, 2004 9:22AM
image Where Are You Going To Be On June 5? 120_email0001_a20_stop_bush.jpg by Bill Hackwell
Anti War Mobilizations taking place this Saturday in Washington DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco Bring the Troops Home Now! No to War and Occupation!...
Posted: Wed Jun 2, 2004 11:04AM
text Reproductive Rights Groups Hail First Ruling to Permanently Block Federal Abortion Ban by CRR
"We are pleased that the court in San Francisco recognized that this ban is a broad attack on abortion beginning as early as 13 weeks in pregnancy," said Vicki Saporta, NAF President and CEO. "Today's ruling underscores the necessity of allowing women and their doctors to make medical decisions free from the interference of politicians."...
Posted: Wed Jun 2, 2004 12:58AM
text Stop draconian logging rider in budget! by ....
California Budget Being Passed Shortly Includes Rider Permitting Almost Indiscriminate Logging In All Watersheds Will override all agency and public involvement and stands In Perpetuity....
Posted: Mon May 31, 2004 2:25AM