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text Brazil: A short letter to President Trump by Emilio Jose Lemos de Lima
This beautiful fugitive bird, Mr. President, the hope of a smarter, peaceful and productive world, moves my fingers and my heart as I write this short letter to you....
Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:44AM
image The Fix Is In: Brown administration approves environmental documents for Delta Tunnels cindy_messer.jpg by Dan Bacher
Adam Scow, California Director of Food & Water Watch, said the certification “is very troubling, though hardly surprising, for Governor Brown to approve of building massive new tunnels that won’t fix any of California’s water problems.” “This project would waste $25 to $67 billion, with interest, of taxpayer money and devastate the San Francisco Bay ecosystem. It would unfairly burden Southern Californians with higher water bills at a time when we must repair the aging and crumbling pipes ...
Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:32PM
calendar Are We Being Spied on? The NSA and Mass Surveillance 480_09-12-17_are_we_being_spied_on_via_flickr_copyright_fredrick_jacobs_1.jpg by World Affairs
World Affairs 312 Sutter St., Suite 200 San Francisco, CA 94108 415-293-4600...
Event Date: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:30PM
Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:36PM
calendar Wine Tasting for a Cause by Sister District Project
Private home in Piedmont (will be disclosed upon confirmation)...
Event Date: Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:00PM
Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:31PM
image Campaign to defund OPD challenges Oakland City Council 480_oaklandcouncilbudget-defundopd_1.jpg by Terri Kay, Workers World
Allied campaigns for a “People’s Budget,” led by the Defund OPD (Oakland Police Department) and Refund Oakland coalitions, forced the Oakland City Council’s “Conservative Caucus” to ram through their budget on June 29, using a legally questionable parliamentary maneuver. The council was up against a June 30 state deadline to pass a two-year budget....
Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:51PM
image Protesters Shut Down Oakland City Council Meeting, Call for Budget That Responds to Oakland's Needs 480_oakland-protest-2--1170x658_1_1_1.jpg by Ken Epstein, Oakland Post
In an act of civil disobedience, Oakland residents, city workers and community shut down the City Council budget meeting on June 26, preventing the council from approving the city’s 2017-2019 budget....
Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:47PM
text Democrats Join Republicans to Give Trump $696 billion for War, More than Trump Requested by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
On Bastille Day, July 14, 2017, 117 Democrats and 227 Republicans in the House of Representatives joined to give Republican Pres. Trump $696 billion for the military, more than the $603 billion he asked for. HR 2810, on Roll Call 378, now goes to the Senate as the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. Yet, only 114 Congresspeople have endorsed HR 676, Medicare for All. San Francisco’s Rep. Democrat Nancy Pelosi voted for the military budget but has failed to endorse HR ...
Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:05AM
text Democrat Pelosi Calls Abortion A Fading Issue by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
San Francisco millionaire Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi told the Washington Post in May 2017 that she thinks abortion is a fading issue and should not be a litmus test issue for the Democratic Party. This angered enough women and abortion providers to set up a website with a letter to Nancy Pelosi from abortion recipients and their supporters to change her tune at https://letter.abortionfunds.org/ and to publish this letter as a full page ad in the July 12, 2017 San Francisco Examiner....
Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:51PM
image SEIU 1021 Nato Green Doing Damage Control For SEIU? Opposes Single Payer In CA green_nato_seiu.jpeg by repost
Comedian and SEIU 1021 consultant has written an op ed opposing pushing for single payer in California. He says that instead people should push for the national bill 562. The California SEIU taking their cue from the bosses at Kaiser are opposing single payer in California. The corporate unionists that Nato works for are in bed with the bosses at Kaiser and many of their own members such as home care workers cannot even get healthcare. Nato should know better but maybe his job is more importa...
Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:10PM
calendar Engaging in Democracy: Short Films & Panel Discussion 480_soyouthinkyoucanvote_16x9_sc720_1.jpg by League of Women Voters of San Francisco
San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA 94102...
Event Date: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:15PM
image Berkeley: Trump Supporters Kicked Out of Town by Community 480_rhb_1.jpg by Antifa
Far-right Trump supporters attempted to antagonize and incite Berkeley residents. After confrontations with locals, they ended up calling the cops and fleeing the city with police protection....
Posted: Sun Jul 9, 2017 11:49AM
image Jerry Brown Announces Global Climate Action Summit As He Promotes Fracking, Delta Tunnels 480_jerry_brown___president_xi_pg_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The New York Times didn’t mention that “America's de facto leader on climate change” received $9.8 million from oil, gas and utility companies, often within days of winning big favors, since he ran for Governor, according to a report released by the the Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog last August: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/dirtyhands Photo: Governor Brown and President Xi of the People's Republic of China meet on Day 3, June 6, of Brown's trip to China. Photo courtesy of Govern...
Posted: Sat Jul 8, 2017 11:56AM
text Mozambique Audit Reveals Corruption and Short Falls in Financial System by Abby Wilhelm
Ahead of President Trump's first G20 meeting in Germany this weekend, Mozambique released an audit exposing violations of the country's laws to secure now-defaulted loans....
Posted: Wed Jul 5, 2017 2:20PM
text European Union Votes on Corporate Transparency Regulations by Abby Wilhelm
The European Parliament is set to vote on landmark corporate transparency rules known as "country-by-country" reporting....
Posted: Mon Jul 3, 2017 7:39AM
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
calendar Protest The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! Rally & March by Refuse Fascism, Bay Area
2 p.m. Rally at UN Plaza S.F. (Market and Hyde Streets) then March to the Mission...
Event Date: Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:00PM
Posted: Sat Jul 1, 2017 4:18PM
image 170th Liberian Independence Day Celebration ~ Historic Stockton Waterfront District 480_19260221_1596774907031919_7850371801868606105_n_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
At the dawn of the US Civil War in 1862, the United States of America officially recognized the Republic of Liberia. Today, a California ~ Liberian Family Reunion builds on an amazing historical legacy and provides a firm foundation towards unlimited future opportunity of collaborative partnership. From an amazing June 19, 2017 small luncheon gathering of like minds, good fruit is assured for a strong California ~ Liberian Family Reunion, in the Stockton Historic Waterfront District....
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:28PM
image Fishing and Conservation Groups Sue to Block Delta Tunnels Project 480_chinook-salmon_patrick-jarrett-sliderbox_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“This version of the tunnels will wipe out California’s salmon fishery and the families and communities that rely on salmon,” said John McManus, executive director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association. “The problem is the state basically allowed the water users to design the tunnels and they’re so huge that the federal fish and wildlife agencies are basically throwing up their hands. It’s like they let the fox design the hen house so of course he made it easy to rob.”...
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:04PM
text Puerto Rico Board Meets on Anniversary of Debt Legislation by Abby Wilhelm
Puerto Rico's oversight board is holding its eighth public meeting in San Juan at the Sheraton Hotel Convention Center....
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:03AM
image The links between Delta Tunnels and faux "marine protected areas" are deep & alarming 480_scmpas-1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
If you haven't read this article already, I urge you to do so. It is one of the most important pieces on water, the Delta and coastal protection that you will ever read. Everybody who cares about stopping the Delta Tunnels and restoring our salmon and other fish populations MUST read this article and share it with others. You will rarely find deep investigative journalism like this in the mainstream media or most "alternative" media. The deep relationship between the MLPA Initiative and ...
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:47AM