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Sanctuary for All March In Fresno (video/mp4 25.3mb)
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
Not My President Day
San Jose City Hall 200 East Santa Clara Street San Jose, CA 95113...
Event Date: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:03PM
Not My President Rally
ICE 220 Vineyard Court Morgan Hill, CA 95037...
Event Date: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:47PM
Municipal Ordinance Provides Force of Law Protection For Immigrants
City Electeds Must Act Now...
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:25AM
Congress Moves Slowly on Bipartisan Puerto Rico Recommendations
Congress has not acted on recommendations made by its Puerto Rico task force it implemented last year....
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:18AM
Another victory for Richmond rent control against the California Apartment Association
In a quote from Richmond Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin, she said, “I’m delighted that the Judge ruled against the CAA's motion for a preliminary injunction. This is another victory for the voters of Richmond who passed Measure L with a 2/3 vote, understanding the importance of protecting Richmond tenants and stabilizing our neighborhoods with this sound, constitutional ordinance.”...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:55PM
Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority
The Brexit vote and the American presidential election have dramatically accelerated the crises of classical neoliberal policy. The exit from neoliberalism can only succeed in a social movement and cannot only be a matter of a government or of the parties... May we have courage to reverse our perspective! The failed elites will not give up without a fight any more than the forces of an authoritarian neoliberalism. "Only we ourselves can free ourselves from this misery."...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:01AM
Trump Administration Waives Water-protection Rule for Three California Oilfields
Exemptions Will Allow Oil Companies to Dump Waste Fluid Into Aquifers...
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:04PM
Oroville Dam fiasco is a wake up call exposing absurdity of Delta Tunnels
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
Trump Voids Dodd-Frank 1504 Transparency Rule
President Trump signed into law Congressional action to void requirements that the oil, gas and mining industries report financial activity in countries where they operate....
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:42PM
Valentine's Day for Freedom SleepOut #84
Covering Up Warmly at City Hall 809 Center St or on the nearby steps, take your choice. The protest runs from Tuesday early afternoon to mid-morning Wednesday. Bring your sweetie to celebrate restoring civil rights for the rain-soaked renegades of Santa Cruz....
Event Date: Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:37AM
Merkel Failed as a Peace-Builder
Do you remember all this publicity surrounding allegedly fake letter of German Ambassador to Ukraine Ernst Reichel addressed to Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko that sparked a week or two ago?...
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:57PM
Happy Hour with the League of Women Voters of San Francisco
Tonic bar, 2360 Polk St, San Francisco, California 94109...
Event Date: Wed Mar 8, 2017 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:12PM
A Public Bank for Oakland: An Idea Whose Time is Coming.
Public banks are financial institutions owned by the people through their representative governments at city, county or state levels. Public banks differ from private banks in that they are mandated to serve the public interest....
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:52AM
Satire: Corporate D'Etat! Press Secretary "Sean Spicer" interviewed by WTUL News & Views (audio/mpeg 30.0mb)
WTUL News and Views' DJ - I'm Under The Bus - interviews Press Secretary "Sean Spicer" (AKA New Orleans Attorney David Capasso) about Donald Trump's selections for Secretary positions in "How America was handed a copy of Orwell's "1984" in 2016"....
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:53AM
Protest the Republican Convention at Sacramento Hyatt Regency Feb 24-26
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
Understanding the Political Landscape of the City
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
Lake Oroville surges over emergency spillway for first time in history
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
Impeach Trump Movement Has Started
On Thursday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) filed a “resolution of inquiry” that amounts to the first legislative step toward impeachment. From: http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_long_road_to_impeach_trump_just_got_shorter_20170210 The petition is at https://impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org/...
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:40AM
Progressives: Where do we go from here? A talk by Norman Solomon
Unitarian Universalist Center, Fireside Room 1187 Franklin St. (Corner Geary Blvd.) San Francisco...
Event Date: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:36PM