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image CalPERS joins investors urging banks to address Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's concerns 480_penny___crowd_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The announcement came four days after 150 people from a coalition of environmental and Native American Groups held a march and rally in front of the CalPERS office in Sacramento to tell the retirement fund to divest from its investments in banks backing the Dakota Access Pipeline....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:29AM
video Sanctuary for All March In Fresno (video/mp4 25.3mb) by Mike Rhodes
About 500 people participated in the Sanctuary for All march in downtown Fresno on Saturday, February 18. Below is a 20 second time lapse video of the event....
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:16PM
text California Shrugs Off Deadline for Shutting Down Illegal Oil Industry Injections by Center for Biological Diversity
Brown Administration Lets 1,650 Oil Wells Continue Polluting Aquifers...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:44PM
image Trump Administration Waives Water-protection Rule for Three California Oilfields 480_proposed-exempt-aquifers_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Exemptions Will Allow Oil Companies to Dump Waste Fluid Into Aquifers...
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:04PM
image Oroville Dam fiasco is a wake up call exposing absurdity of Delta Tunnels 480_c4fprjkvyaaxwcr.jpg-small_1.jpeg by Dan Bacher
On the afternoon of February 14, the Department of Water Resources announced the replacement of the immediate evacuation order with an "evacuation warning" for Oroville area residents. A press release from the Butte County Sheriff's Office stated: "Due to lower lake levels, further inspections, ongoing work to shore-up the Oroville Dam emergency spillway and updated weather forecasts, effective at 1:00 p.m. today, the Evacuation Order for the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident has been reduced...
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:07PM
calendar Sanctuary for All Solidarity March 480_immigration_demo_2-18-17_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
Fresno City Hall (Fresno and P street)...
Event Date: Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:01AM
image Protest the Republican Convention at Sacramento Hyatt Regency Feb 24-26 480_hyatt-regency-sacramento_1.jpg by Goat
The California Republican Cabal is holding it's annual convention in Sacramento this February 24th through the 26th. All those in favor of Black Lives Matter, Womyn's right to choose, loss of healthcare, Muslim ban, and MANY other issues should come to Sacramento and make our voices heard! Loud and Clear. Impeach them ALL!...
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:31AM
image Understanding the Political Landscape of the City 480_perea_mayoral_analysis_2016____map_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
This map shows the voting pattern in the Nov. 8, 2016, election for mayor of the City of Fresno broken down by precincts. It shows a Tale of Two Cities with the more affluent north Fresno voting for the conservative Republican candidate and the south voting for Henry Perea, the Democrat. If the rampant disenfranchisement of voters in the south was not so dramatic, Perea would have won. For example, voter turnout in Precinct 7 (in southwest Fresno) was 43% and Perea got 80% of those votes. In ...
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:03AM
image Lake Oroville surges over emergency spillway for first time in history 480_emergency_spillway_1.jpeg by Dan Bacher
Critics of the Delta Tunnels project said the Oroville Dam spillway rupture shows how basic dam assessments, management plans, and maintenance are being neglected as Governor Jerry Brown constantly promotes the California WaterFix as the "solution” to the state’s water supply and ecosystem problems. “According to the American Society of Engineers 2013 Report, there are 678 high hazard dams in California, and 48% of them do not have an emergency plan,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, execut...
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:24PM
calendar Protect Planned Parenthood, Sacramento 480_stand-with-planned-parenthood_1.jpg by Mariana
Sacramento-- 5385 Franklin Blvd Midtown Sacramento--201 29th Street Roseville--729 Sunrise Avenue. North Highlands--5700 Watt Avenue Woodland--520 Cottonwood Street...
Event Date: Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:30AM
Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:10PM
calendar #NoSettlements - NoBan - NoWall – Jerusalem4All! feb_12_2017_protest_nosettlements_noban_nowall_jerusalem4all.pdf_140_.jpg by Sac Regional Coalition for Palestinian Rights
Sheraton Grand, 1230 J St., Sacramento...
Event Date: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:30AM
Posted: Thu Feb 9, 2017 2:10PM
image California oil lobby tops spending in 2015-16 session with $36.1 million 480_stand_with_standing_rock_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
This is a revised transcript of a short speech that I gave at the end of the “Changefest rally” held on the north steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento on January 21 and at a Sacramento Climate Coalition meeting on February 4. Photo: A water protector standing against Big Oil's Dakota Access Pipeline in front of one of the project's investors, Wells Fargo, in Sacramento this January. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Mon Feb 6, 2017 5:03PM
document Public Higher Education: Free Tuition for California Students to the UC, CSU and Community College Systems Is Possible Today 48dollarfix.pdf_140_.jpg by via The Council of UC Faculty Associations
January 24, 2017 - A tuition-free college education in California is possible. A new policy paper released today (see PDF) demonstrates that it is entirely possible today to provide the same accessible, low-cost university experience that California successfully offered its students from the 1960s through the 1990s....
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:18PM
image ACLU of Northern California Contact Info for SFO, OAK, SJO, or FAT Arrivals Affected by Executive Order aclu_of_northern_california_1.jpg by via ACLU of Northern California
The ACLU of Northern California is asking that people who have been expecting visitors to arrive at SFO, OAK, SJO, or FAT from one of the seven countries in yesterday’s executive order – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen – and have not heard from their visitors or have heard that their visitors have arrived and been detained or denied entry to please contact us at one of our two hotlines and leave a message....
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:06PM
image Afrikan Black Coalition Pushes UC to Terminate $475 Million Worth of Wells Fargo Contracts 480_afrikan-black-coalition_1.jpeg by Afrikan Black Coalition
The UC’s decision to discontinue $475 million worth of contracts and line of credit comes on the heels of several cities and states terminating their relationships with a bank that has caused great harm to our communities....
Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:09AM
image ChangeFest speakers rally for Driscoll's Boycott, against domestic violence & for fracking ban 480_changefest_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Speakers and musicians covered a range of issues, ranging from violence against women, to the Driscoll’s boycott in support of indigenous farmworkers in Mexico, to successful campaigns to ban fracking in San Benito and Monterey Counties, to the No DAPL struggle at Standing Rock, to the successful struggle by the City of Vallejo to stop oil trains from running through the city. Photo: The Changefest drew hundreds of people to the north steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento on January 2...
Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:33AM
image Jerry Brown praises Trump's plan for new tunnels and other infrastructure state_of_state.png by Dan Bacher
“Governor Brown wants to use Northern California water to create even more wealth for richer urban areas and the top 1% of growers on the westside of the San Joaquin Valley, at the expense of economically distressed Delta cities like Stockton," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta )(RTD_ "He wants President Trump to help him. This isn't resistance."...
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:39AM
image Act of Hate at Islamic Center of Davis 480_islamic-center-davis_4-1-22-17_1.jpg by earthling
Windows smashed and bacon left on door handles on the early morning of January 22, 2017 at the Islamic Center of Davis in Davis, California...
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:08AM
image Fresno Protest Draws Thousands 480_day_after_trumps_inauguration_protest__7__1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
On the day after Trump's Inauguration thousands of protestors in Fresno joined the millions throughout the country and around the world who are outraged by the president's philosophy, policies and actions. Peace Fresno helped organize the event that included over 2,000 people. The Women's March joined the event swelling the numbers and making this one of the largest local demonstrations in recent memory. All Photos by Simone Cranston-Rhodes....
Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:29PM
image Big Oil Lobbyist Backs 'Well-Designed' California Carbon Trading Program 480_wspa_prez_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
A report released in September 2016 documents "critical flaws" in California's carbon trading system, proving many of the concerns the environmental justice community has long raised. The report, “A Preliminary Environmental Equity Assessment of California’s Cap-And-Trade Program,” authored by Rachel Morello-Frosch, Manuel Pastor, James Sadd, Lara Cushing, Madeline Wander, and Allen Zhu, "demonstrates that polluters using the cap and trade system are adversely impacting environmental justi...
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:02AM