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Queer Democrats’ Surprising Lieutenant Governor Endorsement (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club made a surprising choice in the June 8 Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom became a nationwide hero to the Queer community in February 2004 when he unilaterally ordered city officials to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but the club rejected him in favor of Los Angeles City Councilmember Janice Hahn. Members’ concerns about Newsom included his less than progressive stands on economic issues, his notoriously messy personal life, his potentially rocky relationship with presumed Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown, and the risks of going into a statewide election with two white men at the top of the ticket against likely Republican nominees Meg Whitman for governor and Abel Maldonado for lieutenant governor.
Stewart Alexander: Gov. Schwarzenegger has Failed Calif., Should Resign (tags)
With time quickly approaching for the 2010 California Election, it would be too costly for California voters to recall Governor Schwarzenegger; however, before the state becomes bankrupt and Californians suffer greater losses, Governor Schwarzenegger should resign immediately.
California Apocalypse (tags)
Though a lot of so-called “progressives” voted no on the ballot measures on California’s May 19 special election ballot, the overwhelming defeat of these legislative compromises aimed at a short-term solution to California's budget problems has been a boon for the radical Right. For 43 years, ever since they elected Ronald Reagan as governor in 1966 and passed Proposition 13 in 1978, a cadre of radical-Right Republicans have been seeking to destroy the financial basis of California's government and thereby force the elimination of virtually all social welfare programs as well as scorched-earth cuts in education and health care. Now they’ve got their wish: after the budget dust settles, California will now no longer be in the business of helping working-class and lower-income people, and will instead be a low-tax,corporate-privilege Libertarian haven.
San Diego ACLU Addresses Repressive Ballot Initiatives (tags)
The San Diego chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) held its annual membership meeting February 13 and gave over the program to Delores Jacobs of the San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center and Vince Hall of Planned Parenthood to discuss the long-term implications of Propositions 4 and 8 on last year's ballot. The measures attacked women's reproductive choice and Queer rights, respectively, and Jacobs and Hall noted that the radical Right uses proposals like these not only to gain membership and contributions but to drain the coffers of progressive organizations so they have less money to provide services to women and Queers.
Asset Seizure (tags)
Taking down the whistleblowers...
Senators' votes on earlier forced treatment bills spell trouble for AB 2357 opponents (tags)
As the final vote nears for involuntary outpatient commitment bill AB 2357 on the floor of the California Senate, state senators' votes on earlier forced treatment bills spell trouble for AB 2357 opponents. But some advocates remain hopeful that senators will be persuaded to vote "no" at the last minute, others will continue to vote "no", and the bill's course will be reversed.
Schwarzenegger Leaves Poor, Middle Class Behind (tags)
Governor Schwarzenegger has lead the State of California during a period of economic growth however the conditions for the poor and middle classes have been on the decline during the governor term in office and inflation has soared to monumental levels. The governor boasts how well the economy is doing but he has not seen the poor in the neighborhoods of Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego. He has not seen the homeless in Riverside, Santa Monica and Santa Barbara. Their ranks are growing daily.
Schwarzenegger Alienates Many Groups (tags)
The people of California elected Governor Schwarzenegger to provide leadership, to cut wasteful spending and to control special interest groups; however Schwarzenegger has categorized most Californians as special interest groups.
Danny DeVito for Governor: Dump the Evil Twin (tags)
The evidence is overwhelming. Not only has the Evil Twin caused great harm in his first political role, there’s no forecasting the disaster if he gets to star in the sequel. If the voters are committed to having an actor as their governor, they should at least have the right to the performance of a good actor. Californians should dump Schwarzenegger and elect Danny DeVito, as Governor of California. He’s smarter, better looking, and we can understand (and believe) what he says.
Wed. 3/16 5pm: Nurses, teachers, & firefighters to protest Gov's LA fundraiser (tags)
Hundreds of the nurses, teachers, students and firefighters will gather outside Gov.'s fundraiser at Century Plaza Hotel to protest Governor Schwarzenegger's cash-register politics WHEN: 5 pm, Wednesday, March 16th WHERE: Westin Century Plaza Hotel 2025 Avenue of the Stars
Fundraiser Mania (tags)
The Los Angeles fundraiser at Walt Disney Hall consisted of a pre-show dinner for couples who wanted to spend $10,000 - $25,000 to eat with Senator Kerry and his wife. Why buy a car when you can have mashed potatoes and a steak?
Texans can do no wrong (tags)
"After reading stacks of documents from the investigations and talking to energy experts, I found more smoking guns in California's energy crisis than in a Clint Eastwood movie, and none of them have Ken Lay's prints on them." -- Kathryn Jones, 2001
I love Arnold Schwarzenegger ? (tags)
The media has skillfully focused on his father and away from all the real Nazi connections and said "Arnold can't help what his daddy did." But what they don't tell you about is that Arnold is a self proclaimed follower of Kurt Waldheim. Kurt Waldheim was a favorite of the United Nations and served as Secretary General from 1972 to1982. When Waldheim ran for the Presidency of Austria in 1986, Arnold was Waldheim’s biggest supporter and campaigned across Austria. He was even featured on campaign posters. During Waldheim’s campaign it emerged that he had been a wanted war criminal for atrocities he had commanded as an officer in the dreaded Nazi SS. Waldheim had written and approved posters and leaflets that read among many things, "enough of the Jewish war, kill the Jews, come over.”
Consider That a Divorce (tags)
Total recall of Governor Gray Davis, a veteran California politician to replace him with a science fiction actor called “The Terminator.” Science fiction has become science reality in the mythical paradise that early Spanish explorers called “California.”
DAVIS TO STAY? POLL SAYS CALIFORNIA RECALL SUPPORT DROPS TO 44 PERCENT (tags)
A poll of 1000 registered voters, conducted by Elway-McGuire Research for Knight Ridder from Wednesday through Saturday, found the percentage of people saying they would definitely vote to oust Governor Gray Davis dropped from 52 per cent on Wednesday to 44 per cent on Saturday.
$10 a month fundraiser for North Coast Earth First! (tags)
Simple mass-participation fundraiser to help support the non-violent civil disobedience and direct action campaign of North Coast Earth First!, in Humboldt County, CA, to save some of the last Old Growth Redwood and Douglas Fir forest left on Earth! Call to Action for Gypsy Mountain!
LA Transgenders Remember Gwen, Other Tragedies & Triumps of 2002-2003 (tags)
As the October 3 one year anniversay of the brutal slaying of Bay Area Transgender teen Gwen Araujo is remembered, Los Angeles' large community can recall other tragedies, and triumphs of the past year.
Proposition 54 forum at Unitarian Church in Anaheim on 8/30/03 (tags)
Vote "NO" on Proposition 54
The Republican Recall Hits California (tags)
The "Terminator" Becomes Bush's Weapon of Mass Destruction: Anatomy of a Heist An Overview of California's Gubernatorial Recall Election, Candidates, and Ballot Propositions from a Progressive Viewpoint
Proposition 54 forum at Unitarian Church in Anaheim on 8/30/03 (tags)
Come to this forum to learn more about the reasons why thousands of doctors, educators, lawyers, and community activists agree that Proposition 54 is bad for California!
A Revolutionary View of the California Recall and Bipartisan Budget Crisis (tags)
Don’t Throw Your Vote Away by Giving It to the Democrats or the Republicans! OUT WITH THEM ALL! DON’T VOTE YES OR NO ON THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNORS RECALL The Recall is a Trap to Make Workers Pay for the Capitalist Crisis! VOTE FOR THE SOCIALIST CANDIDATE C.T. WEBER for GOVERNOR! PEACE & FREEDOM PARTY Organize Now to Build a Workers Party!
GOVERNOR DAVIS SIGNS CALIFORNIA'S HISTORIC GENDER IDENTIY RIGHTS BILL (tags)
Landmark Measure by San Francisco Assemblyman Mark Leno is first of three LGBT Bills to Reach Davis' Desk
Vote "NO" on Proposition 54 (tags)
Since Proposition 54's passage will make it much more difficult to fight and attack all forms of racism, segregation, and discrimination in general, I think we should call it for what it truly is: the Institutionalized Racism Protection Act of 2003.
TOTAL RECALL (tags)
Let's transform the "Recall Davis" campaign into one of "Total Recall" of all Democratic and Republican candidates.
California budget targets health care (tags)
Last November, the California government announced the most severe budget crisis in California’s history—a budget shortfall of $38 billion for fiscal years 2003 and 2004. One month later, Governor Gray Davis imposed emergency budget cuts of $10.2 billion. These cuts are exacerbating a chronic health care crisis affecting nearly all counties in California. http://www.wsws.org/articles/2003/jun2003/cali-j24.shtml
Bush guts Health Care for Veterans; Michael Moore's Popularity Surges (tags)
Green news and opion updated daily
Community Colleges Unite: budget cuts challenged by those who need them most (tags)
Students Demonstrate against budget cuts proposed by Governor Gray Davis cutting community college fundng.
Catellus: The Octopus Reborn (tags)
This story is part of a series I am publishing in Indymedia that exposes the largest case of insider trading ever exposed. I am writing it under a penname as it is very dangerous.
WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF US? Activists to Rally Outside Gubernatorial Candidate’s Forum 10/7 (tags)
Women on welfare and their children, low wage workers, and supporters of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support will rally outside the gubernatorial candidate's forum hosted by the LA Times at 11:30 AM on Monday, October 7, 2002. They will arrive with picket signs, banners, and costumes for guerrilla theater demanding that Governor Gray Davis and Republican candidate Bill Simon answer the following question: What About the Rest of Us?
At long last, victory for the farmworkers! (tags)
It took a public appeal to the conscience to get the governor to drop his checkbook!
Medical Marijuana Protest in Sacramento on Monday (tags)
Thousands of patients, caregivers, students and concerned citizens will march to the state capital this Monday, Sept 23 to decry the Ashcroft Justice Department’s accelerated war on state approved and licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in California which serve mostly terminally ill patients suffering from cancer, AIDS, and other ailments.
Farmworkers turn up the heat on Gov. Davis (tags)
Farmworkers and their supporters are turning up the heat on Gov. Davis, who is threatening to veto an important bill. A report from an S13 action, with audio clips.
Tenants Are Taking Charge in California (tags)
A new movement is building across the state of California in response to one of the most severe housing crises in the Country.
Help California farm laborers, now more than ever! (tags)
You can do something RIGHT NOW to improve working conditions and the standard of living of the people whose hands harvest your food!
Time to Smash Facism Again (tags)
Anti-immigrant morons to skewer Mexicans...let's counter-protest!
COALITION SEEKS TO PRESERVE CALIFORNIA'S ANCIENT TREES (tags)
California’s old-growth trees, some over 16 feet in diameter, are still being cut down daily. The Campaign For Old-Growth is sponsoring the Old-Growth Tree Preservation Initiative which will protect our remaining ancient forest ecosystems. We need your help to win. Please call 213-484-4474 to volunteer or to make your tax-deductible donation to the campaign.
Gray Davis: No Compassion for Dying Prisoners (tags)
CHARISSE SHUMATE DIES IN PRISON ON AUGUST 4 AFTER GOVERNOR DAVIS IGNORES DIRECTIVE TO GRANT HER COMPASSIONATE RELEASE
Pres. Vicente Fox at UCLA tomorrow (tags)
Greet Mexican President Vicente Fox and California Governor Davis at their invite-only "town hall" at UCLA tomorrow.
Governor Davis Proposes Environmental Destruction as Solution to Energy Crisis (tags)
Latest executive orders by California Governor Davis will suspend environmental regulations so that power plants can be built. Power company investment in Davis' election pays off.