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imageRichmondWhistle-blower Stacey Plummer wins $104,000 settlement with city, City Manager
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by repost
Richmond city worker Stacey Plummer won an $104,000 settlement for whistleblowing about corruption by former Human Resources Manager Heather Knight. The manager Bill Lindsay helped do damage control for the crook Knight and the City Council including the Richmond Progressive Alliance RPA kept Lindsay on and gave him a raise in his salary after supporting the workplace bullying of Richmond City Workers....
Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:43PM
textHonoring slain Imperial Valley lettuce striker 37 years after he became a martyr for UFW by via United Farm Workers
Calexico, Calif.—On Feb. 10, 1979, the 22nd day of a bitter strike, Rufino Contreras, 28, and a few fellow strikers walked into an Imperial Valley lettuce field owned by Mario Saikhon to try to speak with imported strikebreakers. Three foremen opened fire. Rufino fell face down in a muddy row. Continuing gunfire prevented Rufino’s father and brother and other strikers from aiding him. Sheriff’s deputies arrived later and called an ambulance. Rufino died in the hospital....
Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:40PM
textWho's Policing the Police by Saleem Gilmore
After agreeing to a Negotiated Settlement Agreement (NSA) in response to a lawsuit for police misconduct 12 years ago, the city of Oakland has paid $30 million in court monitoring costs and is still not in full compliance. The infamous “Riders” case of 2002 was a class action lawsuit representing 120 Black complainants who accused police of misconduct that included planting drugs, kidnapping, and excessive force. The NSA, similar to a consent decree, requires the Oakland Police Department (O...
Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:36PM
textFarewell to Homo Oeconomicus by Annika Reich and Marc Batko
Capitalism is not running so well. Is this because people are judged wrongly with misguided models? Don't competition and cooperation strengthen each other? Why is the SF-condo model praised to the skies and the Vancouver B.C.- community center model ignored and scorned as unrealistic? Is democracy supplanted by plutocracy? Has resignation eclipsed passion? Public spirit returns with counter-measures, re-balancing, affordable housing and local initiatives....
Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:13AM
calendarSF Rally-Speak Out At Japanese Consulate-Stop The Restarting Of Japanese NUKE Plants,
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by No Nukes Action Committee
Japanese Consulate 275 Battery St. San Francisco...
Event Date: Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:25AM
calendarSomini Sengupta: Hope & Fury Among India's Young by St. John's Presbyterian Church
St. John's Presbyterian Church 2727 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705...
Event Date: Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:30PM
Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:23AM
calendarRebecca Solnit: Hope in the Dark: Untold Stories, Wild Possibilities by Berkeley Hillside Club
Berkeley Hillside Club 2286 Cedar St Berkeley, CA 94709...
Event Date: Wed Mar 9, 2016 7:30PM
Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:23AM
calendarEric See of Peace Action West talks on 'Who's who in Iraq and Syria' by Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo 300 E. Santa Inez San Mateo, CA 94401...
Event Date: Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:22AM
calendarJeff Halper, Ph.D., Author, speaking on Israel/Palestine by Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church 55 Eckley Lane Walnut Creek, CA 94596...
Event Date: Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:22AM
calendarParis climate accord protests and the struggle for a new world by Ron Kelch
Niebyl-Proctor Library 6501 Telegraph Ave. (at Alcatraz) Oakland, Ca....
Event Date: Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:30PM
Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:14AM
imageActivists "Carve Out" Space for Sitting and Relaxing in Downtown Monterey
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by Alex Darocy
Community members in Monterey returned to Alvarado Street on February 5 for their first sit-lie protest of 2016. The activists have been organizing protests once a month since February of last year to oppose the city's sit-lie law, which first went into effect in October of 2014. Future sit-ins will continue to be held on the first of the month, with the next protests planned for March 4 and April 1....
Posted: Tue Feb 9, 2016 6:43PM
textBell v. Boise Still Casts Shadow Over Santa Cruz by Freedom Sleepers
DOJ Statement of Interest Having Lasting Impact...
Posted: Tue Feb 9, 2016 5:54PM
documentWitness Reports Released Following Settlement of Emily's Bakery Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
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by Santa Cruz News
After settling her sexual harassment lawsuit against Emily's Bakery on January 21, Savanna Halliwell has released witness statements made by seven former employees of the business, which is owned by Emily Reilly, a former Mayor of the City of Santa Cruz, and her husband, Robert Nahas. The documents (click on the PDF file below to read them in full, with names redacted) detail additional allegations of sexual harassment committed by Nahas, as well as allegations that, if true, constitute a pat...
Posted: Tue Feb 9, 2016 4:44PM
calendarMovie Night: Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’ by ppjc
Los Altos Library 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022...
Event Date: Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 9, 2016 4:39PM
audioUNvSyria...2-9-16 Mouse Report (audio/mpeg 36.1MB) by DJ Mouse
Jeffry Feltman's assassination campaign against Syria from 2005 to his present position as #2 murder boss at the United Nations is detailed by Thierry Meyssan on Voltairnet and World Crisis Radio...plus some info on the release of GMO mosquitoes in the alleged outbreak area and vaccinations mandated by Brazil BEFORE current scare around the Rockefeller 'owned' bug...
Posted: Tue Feb 9, 2016 1:28PM
calendarValentine's Nude Love Parade
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by Gypsy Taub
Jane Warner Plaza, San Francisco...
Event Date: Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 9, 2016 1:12PM
calendarBeyond Dreams: Hip Hop Performances and Immigration Panel by intern
3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705...
Event Date: Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 9, 2016 12:24PM
videoThree Arrested in Disruption of Construction at the Gill Tract (video/mp4 10.5MB) by Occupy the Farm
New video footage of the February 8 silent meditation to preserve farmland....
Posted: Tue Feb 9, 2016 11:56AM
calendarFeel the Bern movie night by Leon Phat
Notable House 189 Ellsworth St. San Francisco, CA 94110...
Event Date: Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 9, 2016 10:11AM
imageWe've got to defend the ZAD!
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by The Acorn
The temperature is rising in the massive and long-running struggle against a new airport at Notre-Dame-des-Landes in France....
Posted: Tue Feb 9, 2016 6:05AM