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Why Delta Stewardship Council's Endorsement of Delta Tunnels Is So Wrong
Below is my three-minute testimony before the Delta Stewardship Council before they voted to endorse the Delta Tunnels plan as part of their amendments to the Delta Plan at their June 22 meeting in Sacramento. They made the decision, with only one dissenting vote, in spite of a massive turnout and hours of testimony by tunnels opponents, including fishermen, conservationists, environmental justice advocates, family farmers, Delta residents and elected officials. For more information about th...
Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:01PM
Slavery in California ~ and "Hidden Figures" of California African American Heritage
Showcasing authentic California African American Heritage remains an untapped community economic development asset. The interpreted living history of the "California Gold Rush and US Civil War Era" 1840-1875 shares our profound and unique golden legacy as part of our California African American. Heritage....
Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:15AM
Honorable Senator Kaipay is restoring the California ~ Liberian Family Reunion
2017 Juneteenth and Father's Day Weekend was filled with an amazing extended family reunion of healing and forward looking vision. 2017 Juneteenth, from sea to shinning sea, was shared from within the US Pentagon to the Presidio near the Golden Gate Bridge in a growing deeper understanding of the authentic historical legacy and powerful spiritual connection to our freedom fighters from the first captive Africans to the final Confederate Port of Galveston Island, Texas. The Republic of Liber...
Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:09PM
Placerville Food Coop Workers Need Your Help!
The Placerville Food Coop nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada off Hwy 50 in Placerville Ca. use to be a relaxed mellow place to work. A small community food coop that employed maybe 25 people tops. Placerville has a long history of being a highly conservative area but that is changing quickly and the coop was a place where more liberal minded people could come to connect while enjoying a good organic healthy meal - a hub for the more left minded people in the area to connect and fee...
Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:05PM
Was CA Dem Party Chair Chosen by Tweet? Kimberly Ellis demands Audit
This Open Letter to California Democratic Party members describes the truly bizarre irregularities that took place as part of the recent election for Chair of the California Democratic Party, leading to the call for an independent audit....
Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:36PM
Folsom Hunger Strike: Solidarity Rally Reportback
People from all over Northern California came out to express their support for the Folsom hunger strikers. Southern Californians showed up for the effort as well, organizing a solidarity rally of their own at Twin Towers Jail in Los Angeles....
Posted: Fri Jun 9, 2017 3:33PM
Group Files Lawsuit Against DWR Over Oroville Dam Asbestos Records
“DWR’s culture is bound by secrecy to protect its image and its very slanted focus, which is to maximize water exports to its contractors,” stated AquAlliance Executive Director Barbara Vlamis. “AquAlliance strongly believes that the public’s right to know is essential in a democracy and legally enforceable, something we are happy to take on.” Photo: Water releases from Lake Oroville going over the badly damaged spillway into the Feather River. Photo courtesy of California Department of...
Posted: Thu Jun 8, 2017 12:30PM
Jerry Brown poses as 'climate leader' while he promotes fracking, Delta Tunnels
If Governor Jerry Brown really cared about climate change, green energy and the people of California and the planet, he would take a number of urgently-needed actions, rather than issue constant statements and proclamations about how "green" his administration is. The "tug of war" between the people of California and the oil industry over the soul of Governor Jerry Brown at the Oil Money Out, People Power In Rally and March in Sacramento on May 20. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Sat Jun 3, 2017 1:54PM
The Epic Battle Between Big Oil & the People of California - Photo Essay
“In California, for all of the progress made, we have enormous problems that aren’t being addressed by the elected leaders to date,” said Adam Scow, California Director of Food and Water Watch. “It is an embarrassment that Maryland and New York have banned fracking, but California has not. We need our elected officials to enact a real progressive agenda banning fracking & fossil fuels. Anything less is unacceptable.” Photo: Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Trib...
Posted: Fri Jun 2, 2017 5:34PM
Nuclear Shutdown News May 2017
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our May 2017 report:...
Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 4:10PM
From Memorial Day to Juneteenth ~ Honoring US Colored Troops in the Civil War
President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in the dark days of the Civil War, announcing on September 22, 1862, that if the rebels did not end the fighting and rejoin the Union by January 1, 1863, he would issue a “war measure” to free all slaves in the rebellious states....
Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 7:18AM
Hunger Strike Begins at Old Folsom State Prison
Our voice in here can be drowned out by administration, but those out there can help by making their voice heard in concern with our treatment. We urge you to contact all officials and ask questions on the conditions here, and make sure procedures are met for those hunger striking....
Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 11:13PM
Hunger Strike Set to Begin May 25 at Folsom State Prison
All the prisoners held in Folsom’s ASU and Ad-Seg are without food bowls, therefore having to eat out of ziplock bags. They have no cups, needing to drink water from an old milk carton....
Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 11:58PM
Arrest UC Pres. Napolitano! UC Workers/Students Protest Corruption, Privatization & Fees
Dozens of UC students and workers from throughout the California protested at the UC Regents meeting on May 17, 2017 over the corruption scandal and cover-up of $175 million by UC President Janet Napolitano and UC executives. Workers are demanding her resignation and also a stop to union busting, outsourcing and privatization...
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:46PM
Commemorate revolutionary resistance and Judi Bari Day
E. 33rd and Park Blvd, in front of Oakland High School, Oakland...
Event Date: Wed May 24, 2017 11:30AM
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 1:08PM
UC UAW 2865 Calls For Resignation of UC Pres Janet Napolitano "we support ...resignation"
UAW 2865 UC which represents graduate students at all UC campuses is calling for the resignation of UC Pres Janet Napolitano for hiding a slush fund...
Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 4:36PM
Paying More for Being Poor — Bias and Disparity in California’s Traffic Court System
California's traffic fines and fees are some of the highest in the country, and new data shows that current California policies disproportionately impact people of color. Two bills before the California Legislature (SB 185 and AB 412) would address many of the disparities....
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:13PM
Western States Petroleum Association Leads Lobbying Spending This Year
To combat the power of oil industry money in California, a diverse array of activists is organizing an “Oil Money Out, People Power In”march and rally in Sacramento, May 20 from 12 PM to 3 PM. The event will begin and end at the Governor’s Mansion, 1526 H Street. Photo: Catherine Reheis-Boyd is President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and served as the Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create "marine protected areas" in ...
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:00PM
California African American Heritage at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park
Imagine the impact on society of people of African Ancestry were part of the daily Sutter's Fort, State Historical Park Tourist and Educational experience. People of African Ancestry provided financial venture capital, agriculture products, cooking, barrel making, personal military escort, fur trapping, scouting and much, much more... today it is hidden deep with the California State Archives and California State Library awaiting statutory authority to share an authentic legacy....
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:52AM
Standing Rock Copwatchers in the Bay Area
In 2016 we left our families, our homes, our lives to go defend the water at Standing Rock, North Dakota. We stood in struggle with hundreds of tribes from across the country and continent. Our fight was for mother earth, and it was for our people, our history, and for our future....
Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 2:05PM