May 2015 Calendar

Some events are from <ocprogressiveevents.info>. Recurring Events Upcoming Various Dates & Archived Media Alternative Calendar Resources Resources Venues   2015: Decolonial Teach-In and Gathering in LA: date TBD. Call to Action. A call to communities in resistance in particular and those who dream of a better world in general.  We understand to get there we…

Jerry Brown Allows Frackers to Pollute Our Drinking Water

by Lauren Steiner In February of this year, the Associated Press reported that California’s Department of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Regulation (DOGGR) had authorized oil companies to inject toxic fracking wastewater into aquifers that may be used as a source of drinking water or irrigation 2500 times. DOGGR officials admitted that they had erred…

Poetry Corner: The Price of Doing Business

by Mark Lipman ATTENTION, Walmart Shoppers: Somewhere in  the swollen bowels of some dank and dimly lit offshore sweatshop maybe in China, or Vietnam, or Bangladesh the lights are being turned out in a young girl’s eyes as she frantically stitches her childhood away one 12-hour shift at a time without sunlight or bathroom breaks…

Which Way Forward for the Movement Against Police Terror?

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles The state response to the tremendous, ongoing upsurge sparked by the outrage of the Black people of Ferguson MO to the police killing of Michael Brown, magnified nationally by the #BlackLivesMatter movement, amplified by unrest and protests in New York, Los Angeles, the Oakland/SF Bay Area, Minnesota, Cleveland, Baltimore,…

Know Your Constitutional Rights

by Ray Jones The US Constitution can be found in the US Code, Constitution (Thomson-West Publications). The law against violation of Constitutional rights can be found in US Code, Title 42, Volume 1, Section 1983. Here are some opinions of the US Court of Appeals. The ruling is followed by the case in which was…

No to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Fast-Track (TPA)

by Judy Burch 600 multinational corporations drafted the TPP, giving themselves whatever they wanted. It’s their power grab to bury democracy. It affects policy on many levels and covers issues unrelated to trade including fracking, food safety, healthcare, local sovereignty and the environment.  It’s crucial Congress maintain its authority to oversee trade policy.  That means…

Diablo Canyon: Fukushima on the California Coast?

By Dan Hirsch, Committee To Bridge The Gap, www.committeetobridgethegap.org Reprinted with permission   The late great environmentalist David Brower once defined the term nuclear reactor as ìa complex technological device for locating earthquake faults in California.  It seems whenever a nuclear plant was built in the state, major faults were thereafter discovered nearby.  This was due…

Methane in CA – Spin Won’t Cut It

by Charles Fredricks A recent public indoctrination event on the issue of Methane held by Climate Resolve makes for a good Earth Day inventory of where we stand in Southern California. As with the previous Climate Resolve conference, what is most remarkable is what was omitted from discussion. The panel featured regulators and scientists, funded…

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