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text Bathrooms....in Santa Cruz??!! by Robert Norse
Today's Sunday Sentinel featured Jessica York's story around Santa Cruz, the Town Without Crappers. A front-page above-the-fold story, no less. It can be found at http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20170701/santa-cruz-seeks-public-bathroom-solutions-while-its-homeless-population-crosses-its-legs but since such stories disappear or become accessible only to those who pay for on-line privileges, I'm repeating it below along with my commentary....
Posted: Sun Jul 2, 2017 1:14PM
text Trump Offshore Oil Leasing Plan Threatens Every U.S. Ocean, Coastline by Center for Biological Diversity
Launch of New Nationwide Offshore Leasing Program Could Expand Drilling Into Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Eastern Gulf of Mexico...
Posted: Sat Jul 1, 2017 3:50PM
text Pesticide Incident Sends 18 Farmworkers to Hospital by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Advocates press for better notification & protections...
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:51PM
text California EPA Becomes First U.S. Agency to Declare That Roundup Causes Cancer by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 26, 2017 — The state of California announced today that as of July 7 it will list glyphosate, the main ingredient in the pesticide Roundup and the most common pesticide in the world, as a known human carcinogen under the state’s Proposition 65....
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:47PM
text Federal Recovery Plan for California Salamander Seeks to Protect 400,000 Acres by Center for Biological Diversity
Habitat Destruction, Fragmentation Still Dangers for Unique Tiger Salamander...
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:35PM
text Tucson City Council Votes to Oppose Trump's Border Wall, Militarization by Center for Biological Diversity
Resolution Calls for Ban on Business With Border Wall Contractors...
Posted: Fri Jun 9, 2017 10:14AM
text RETHINK Leadership in All our Designs, Endeavors and POLICY by dogwood
For too many decades our union and other leaders have not done enough to educate themselves and the union members or the general public about the general problems and structures of capitalism, and other modes of design. Now we are very far "down the pike". Solutions abound, if we allow for real problem solving methods without preconceptions. Will the earth be virtually destroyed before the so called, union leaders get real....
Posted: Thu Jun 8, 2017 6:06PM
text California’s Attorney General Asks EPA to Ban Brain-Harming Pesticide by Safe Ag Safe Schools/Lucia Calderon
California Attorney General (AG) Xavier Becerra joined six other states in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow through on a proposed ban for the brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos, in a legal filing made public today. Farmworker families and people living in agricultural communities urge state officials to follow the AG’s call for federal action with immediate steps to protect farmworkers and communities from contaminated air and water caused by continued use of ...
Posted: Wed Jun 7, 2017 10:43AM
text Santa Cruz NAMI to Host Deceitful D.J. Jaffe by Sylvia
NAMI invites D.J. Jaffe to tout anosognosia, part of his Insane Consequences book tour....
Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:18AM
text Legal Settlement Halts Effort to Open 1 Million Acres in California to Oil Drilling, Fracking by Center for Biological Diversity
Agreement Preserves Moratorium on Leasing Public Lands to Oil Industry...
Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 8:55AM
text Trump to Launch Unprecedented Attack on National Monuments by Center for Biological Diversity
1 Billion Acres of Natural Wonders at Risk on Public Land, Oceans...
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:59PM
text Lawsuit Targets Trump's Border Wall, Enforcement Program by Center for Biological Diversity
Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva Joins Center for Biological Diversity in Suit Against DHS...
Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:13PM
text Earthquake Strikes Wayne National Forest Near Fracking Operations by Sierra Club
MONROE COUNTY, OH, April 3, 2017 - Yesterday, the US Geological Survey reported an earthquake in Monroe County with the epicenter located at 39.6663º N, 81.244º W. The 3.0 magnitude earthquake was located in the Marietta Unit of the Wayne National Forest. Approximately 40,000 acres of the forest are slated for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) by the Bureau of Land Management....
Posted: Mon Apr 3, 2017 5:02PM
text Nuke Shutdown News March 2017 by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those working to create a nuclear free world. Here's our March 2017 report:...
Posted: Sat Apr 1, 2017 4:25PM
text Analysis of Legal and Security situation under Trump by crystal
I have written an analysis of the security and legal situation for NVDA activists resisting the Trump regime for the NV preparers in Santa Cruz as of now. It comes out of a tense discussion at my affinity group meeting over the question, "Just how fucked up are things now?" My analysis, horrible...but could be worse. We are planning massive NVDA to protect our neighborhoods in Santa Cruz against ICE, FBI, whoever is coming, and this is for that organizing. So it does have a California, indeed...
Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:10AM
text Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Motion to Restore USDA Animal Welfare Documents by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2017 – Today a coalition of animal protection organizations led by the Animal Legal Defense Fund moved for a preliminary injunction asking for a temporary court order that would bring federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) databases back online. This motion is associated with the lawsuit filed in February against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) over the agency’s decision to remove tens of thousands of animal welfare records from its website. If granted, the prelim...
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:55PM
text Pussy Riot Raises Free Speech Issues Through a "Biased Informative Musical" by Philip Hamilton
Pussy Riot takes on a different way to raise awareness to free speech issues in Russia, and other countries, by presenting the audience a "Biased Informative Musical"....
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:57PM
text As Trump’s EPA abandons protections, Farmworker communities call on California to ban brain-harming chlorpyrifos by via Safe Ag Safe Schools
Concerned residents hold Cesar Chavez Day events across the state...
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:00PM
text House Republicans Launch Effort to Repeal Endangered Species Act by Center for Biological Diversity
Infrastructure Project 'Impediments' Latest Fraudulent Claim to Rationalize Attack...
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:17PM
text Judge Halts California Plan to Stop Oil Waste Injections Into Protected Aquifers by Center for Biological Diversity
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., March 21, 2017 — In response to a lawsuit by several oil industry trade groups, a Kern County judge yesterday temporarily halted efforts by California oil regulators to shut down hundreds of oil company injection wells dumping toxic fluid into aquifers that should be protected under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The wells affected by the ruling are in at least six California counties: Fresno, Kern, Monterey, Orange, Santa Barbara and Ventura....
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:15PM