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California won its first major battle over `sanctuary cities' (tags)
The judiciary can stop the wrecking-ball of Donald Trump!
The Effectiveness of Sex Offender Treatment Programs – Robert Tronge (tags)
In January of 1989, before the sex offender hysteria hit the legislative sector of our country, a study was conducted entitled ‘Sex Offender Recidivism a Review‘, by the noted researchers L. Furby, M.R.Weinroth, and L. Blackshaw. Although the primary purpose of this study was to try and determine the actual recidivism of people who are involved in sex crimes what it secondarily discovered was the effectiveness of treatment programs or lack thereof I should say in reducing recidivism.. Realize that today most treatment programs that use behavior modification follow the same type of guidelines that were used during this time. They were basically drug and alcohol programs that were modified to treat people with what therapists perceived as sexual control problems.
Super Bowl 50: Super Militarization and Super Inequality (tags)
The most expensive single sports game on Earth kicked off under unprecedented militarization of the police and the highest levels of inequality since the Great Depression.
18-year-old Faisal Mohammad rampages through UC Merced (tags)
4 stabbed at UC MERCED. Assailant identified as Freshman Mohammed Faisal
2012 Presidential Election & Cal Props Results (tags)
All elections confirm the class struggle that has preceded them and the 2012 presidential general election confirms the fact that there has not been much class struggle in this country. There has been some effort to bring this backward country into the fold of civilization with the placing of a repeal of the California death penalty, Prop 34, on the ballot by the voters, but as of 5 a.m., 11/7/12, it has 47% of the vote. The presidential election, with the re-election of the latest fascist war criminal in the White House with a bare 50.3% of the vote is no mandate and this termed out president is now a lame duck president. The 2016 presidential election begins today.
Alameda County Proclaims Palestinian Cultural Day Despite Opposition (tags)
Alameda County became the second California county to recognize Palestinian residents as a people, having a rich culture, and contributing to the community. An earlier attempt by opponents to scuttle the proclamation in June was overcome by negotiations between residents and county supervisors. Supervisors Nate Miley and Wilma Chan presented the proclamation on behalf of the entire Board on July 24, 2012.
May 21 Deadline to Change Your Party Status to Peace & Freedom or Green to Save Both (tags)
You have until May 21, 2012 to change your party status or register to vote for the 6/5/12 election Peace & Freedom Party or Green Party to save these two parties, due to the anti-democratic “Top Two” Primary Prop 14 passed in June 2010. These 2 parties have been on the ballot only due to receiving enough votes in November elections, but not due to registration. Now, it must be by registration only. The Decline to State voters are 21% of the registered voters, or some 3 million people. If you want choices, you have to care about the parties NOW because Peace & Freedom and Green will most likely not make the Top Two for November and will be gone forever when this happens, as it will, in 2014, the governor’s race and other statewide constitutional offices.
Philippine unions support campaign of workers in Hyatt hotels in US (tags)
TRADE unions and other organizations picketed today the Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila in the Malate area to air their support to the global campaign to boycott the Hyatt chain of hotels prompted by the rampant abuses against the workers in several Hyatt hotels in the US, even as they recall the almost similar plight suffered by the workers in the shuttered Hyatt Regency Manila.
Queer Democrats Endorse Teachers’ Union Leaders for School Boards (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality have become virtually an appendage of the local labor movements in making their 2012 election endorsements. In January they rejected progressive Congressional candidate Lori Saldaña and endorsed her moderate Democratic opponent, Scott Peters, largely on labor's say-so. In February they rated anti-marriage Catholic Juan Vargas and marriage equality defender Denise Moreno Ducheny equally "acceptable" for another Congressional seat. And in March they picked teachers' union leaders for their school board endorsements.
The Occupocalypse at Occupy Oakland (tags)
A first person story of the Nov 14th raid on Occupy Oakland
Hotel Workers Use Labor Day to Press Boycott of Hyatt Regency Santa Clara (tags)
Hotel service workers of the union Unite Here! Local 19 marked Labor Day by picketed the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, which has been the target of a boycott campaign launched by the union six months ago. Hyatt workers, who have been without a contract with the hotel, have been demanding recognition of the union through a card-check / neutrality agreement.
Cinco de Mayo Street Celebrations Shut Down by San José Police (tags)
During Cinco de Mayo celebrations, residents of San José faced daytime checkpoints, citations, and arrests on a scale not matched by any other festival of the year. By 10 pm the focus appeared to be diverting cars and mostly-Latino youths from the downtown area, effectively evacuating the city center and shutting down street celebrations on two nights.
$100 million for Section 8 housing crisis falls short (tags)
$100 million in extra federal funding helps to save the nation's Section 8 housing program in Berkeley, Alameda, San Jose, Los Angeles and elsewhere! According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a whopping 15% of 2,400 Public Housing Authorities nationwide, are currently experiencing funding shortfalls in the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program! HUD is currently trying to release an additional $400 million to assist section 8 programs across the nation. See full list of troubled Public Housing Authorities, further below!
General Strike & Tax on Millionaires & Billionaires in Cal Needed Now (tags)
The State of California is set to issue IOUs instead of checks today, July 1, 2009, because the progressive income tax on the rich, those who make over $200,000 a year, has been cut instead of raised and because labor has not declared the overdue GENERAL STRIKE.
Silicon Valley Proclaims May 15th Palestinian Cultural Day (tags)
Palestinian Cultural Day was officially proclaimed by the cities of San José, Sunnyvale, and Milpitas, and by Santa Clara County in a ceremony on May 15, 2009. The day celebrates Palestinian heritage and remembers the Palestinian Catastrophe in the hope that it will never be repeated.
San José Police Department Targets Latinos, Photo Survey Shows (tags)
Photographic documentation of 14 daytime vehicle stops per hour within a 4-block section of Santa Clara Street during Cinco de Mayo celebrations substantiates a deliberate policy of targeting Latinos by the San José Police Department. Only a citizen police review board can represent a broad range of community interests and ensure police accountability.
Antiwar Protests: 6 Years and Counting (tags)
Demonstrations on the sixth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq were smaller than during the Bush years owing to the “Obama factor,” but more unified than ever against the occupations of Afghanistan and Palestine. The most visible opposition to antiwar has shifted from flag-waving ultra-nationalists to the defenders of Israel. Despite this, far more American Jews demonstrated against the occupations than in support of Israel.
Utah is Not for Sale! No Nuclear Waste Imports! (tags)
Utah has experienced a legacy of being targeted for nuclear waste dumping. Now, EnergySolutions, the largest commercial nuclear waste dump in the country, is offering a large cash sum to the state of Utah. In exchange they want lawmakers to open the door to importing nuclear waste from foreign countries...and our Legislators are considering this indecent proposal! Fight back and join us for the "Utah is NOT for Sale!" Rally on 2/25!!
Hotel Workers Rising: Call for Liveable Wages and Humane Workloads (tags)
Hotel service workers of the union Unite Here! Local 19 demonstrated in front of downtown San Jose hotels. They won community support for their 2008 contract negotiations as part of a larger struggle to transform traditionally low-wage hospitality jobs into unionized family-sustaining employment nationwide.
Interview With Cindy Sheehan – The Peace Mom vs. Congressional Madam (Speaker) (tags)
Cindy Sheehan speaks candidly about why she is running for Congress and plans to de-throne Rep. Nancy Pelosi.
Che Guevara, mensaje de aniversario (tags)
El 14 de junio Che Guevara cumpliría ochenta años. Su militancia entre nosotros terminó a los treinta y nueve.
May Day becomes an annual tradition for immigrant and workers' rights (tags)
In San José and all across the United States, marches for immigrant and workers' rights are reviving the long-dormant American tradition of May Day. While legislation for comprehensive immigration reform has stalled in Congress, demonstrators are poised to take the struggle to the next level.
May 1 US-WIDE MASS Actions (tags)
The Coalition in Defense of Immigrants Rights (CDIR) –USA and the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) announced today that mass actions for May 1 will be held in major U.S. cities to commemorate International Workers Day and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants. In major cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, New York and Chicago, Filipino Americans are joining up with their Latino immigrant allies to protest ICE raids and anti-immigrant bashing. They will also demand legalization and full rights for all immigrants. Joint MIWON/March 25th and April 7 Coalition March/Rally In Los Angeles, California the newly formed Filipino American For Immigration Reform (FAIR) with the Pilipino Workers Center will march form PWC in 153 Glendale, Historic Filipnotown to Macarthur Park and join the MIWON Contingent that will march form Macarthur Park to downtown Broadway.
Muslims: The New Jews (tags)
As the war on terror heads into its sixth year, a new racial stereotype is emerging in America. Brown-skinned men with beards and women with head scarves are seen as "Muslims" -- regardless of their actual faith or nationality.
NATIONAL EMERGENCY MARCH SATURDAY AUGUST 12TH (tags)
Be counted amongst the tens of thousands who will be in Lafayette Park, across from the White House on Saturday, August 12 at 12 Noon. In addition to the Washington DC-based event, MAS Freedom Foundation local chapters across the nation are also organizing simultaneous protests in Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
New Perspectives on the Immigration Debate (tags)
At The Onion, Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 7:30 PM The Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, also known as "The Onion," is located at 9550 Haskell Ave. in North Hills From Los Angeles take the 405 freeway north, exit left (westbound) on Nordhoff, go two blocks and turn right on Haskell. It's on the right side just north of Plummer. Ron Wilkins, a former member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), will be the Tuesday Night Forum guest speaker. He has worked many years toward strengthening relations between Mexican and black people. He has lectured extensively, designed and taught innovative cross-cultural courses at several colleges, displayed his "Journey to Black Mexico" photo exhibit at many venues and taken students to the Annual Meetings of Black Villages in Mexico's Costa Chica. Wilkins is a professor in the Department of Africana Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills and Western Regional Deputy Chairman of the Patrice Lumumba Coalition. He can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Love Brown Pride! (tags)
Black & Brown Hist
Mexico welcomed fugitive slaves and African American job-seekers (tags)
New perspectives on the immigration debate
DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA - IT'S SPELLED C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N (tags)
US past and present policy using a broader definition of corruption
11/8 Labor Election Victory (tags)
Nazi Schwarzenegger got the defeat his $70 million special election deserved, and his defeat was led by labor, as it must be. The anger was so great at this unnecessary, viciously anti-labor special election that the voters defeated all of the state propositions with a Bingo NO!
OLiVER NORTH'S ENTERPRISE, ADNAN KHASHOGGI, THE MARKLE FOUNDATION AND STATE TERRORISM (tags)
A frame of the deep history of 911, connections to North's Enterprise, ChoicePoint, Inc. and a little-known military-industrial horror show called the Markle Foundation
Smash Cuban Totalitarianism (tags)
Fahrenheit 9/11 Breaks Records; 6/24 Benefit Night (tags)
The great American peace march of 200 million has begun, with the first screenings of Fahrenheit 9/11 taking place in New York City on June 23 to sell-out crowds, 10 benefit screenings set for June 24 and opening night in the rest of the USA to be June 25, 2004.
Fahrenheit 9/11 at First Run Theaters for 6/25 Opening (tags)
One week to go, and the theater list grows longer daily, all at first run theaters, defying the fascist censors, for the opening of Fahrenheit 9/11 on June 25.
2004 Annual Rainbow Gathering (tags)
The 2004 Rainbow Gathering takes place over the 4th of July in either California, Nevada or Utah. Get involved now.
Please lobby NOW on AB 2949 (Loni Hancock Public Campaign $)!!! (tags)
We need to lobby our state legislators immediately to get the public campaign financing bill amended so it doesn't discriminate against third parties!
HOMELESS ATTACKED IN FRESNO (tags)
This is the story of how and why homeless encampments were removed in Fresno California.
MAD COW News (tags)
Citizens Required to Ask County if BSE Meat sold in restaurants, supermarkets.
LA County supports suit over lost state tax (tags)
Today's demonstration in San Bernardino is being organized by the league of cities' Inland Empire Division. Participating cities have been asked to estimate how many layoffs they would need and send the corresponding number of shirts. "It's a way of visualizing what Sacramento is stealing from our communities now,"
GOP Proven Wrong: Diesel emissions cut 90% with cheap tech (tags)
Santa Clara VTA chose the ADEC System for the bus demonstration program over other retrofit technologies partially due to its low cost and successful implementation on City of Houston diesel vehicles.
American Satyricon - The Perverting Of Reality (tags)
True, there has been some tongue-wagging about how America dropped its radioactive torture on Afghanistan and Iraq after telling whoppers of lies that never would have gone unchallenged in an eighth-grade debate class, but nevertheless managed to hold spellbound the entire American populace while these evil massacres took place.
VIVA CHE (tags)
A Cuban child walks by a Painting of late Argentine-born guerrilla leader Ernesto 'Che' Guevara during an Art exhibition in Havana, June 11, 2003. Guevara, commonly called 'El Che' by Cubans, would have turned 75 on June 14, 2003 and several events are being organized in his honor. 100,000 people gathered in Santa Clara Cuba to honor Che's memory (Photo - REUTERS/Claudia Daut)
CORPORATION USA (tags)
Only SLAVES and CORPORATIONS need to use capitalization of their names. Better check your ID to make sure they haven't used capital letters, otherwise your a slave without any rights... yes thats right!! check Roman Law
The Education of a Peacemaker (tags)
"Nationalism is not the same as culture..This triad of chosenness, glory and trauma produces vicious types of nationalistic ideologies that are constantly threateing world peace..Nationalism lays claim on land and times.."
THE STAGING OF 911 (tags)
Nobody will ever find out the real criminals behind the scenes.
The Railroad Barons Are Back - And This Time They'll Finish the Job (tags)
This administration is set to complete what the railroad barons pushed the Grant administration to start: to take democracy and its institutions of governance from the hands of the human citizen/voters the Founders fought and died for, and give it to the very types of monopolistic corporations the Founders fought against when they led the Tea Party revolt against the East India Company in Boston Harbor in 1773.
Bush Not Welcome in Los Angeles (tags)
Bush got his rejection in full voice by 1,000 protesters. See: http://www.jerusalem.indymedia.org/news/2002/04/23019.php
2/12 Pot Club Raid v. Cal County Votes for Medical Marijuana (tags)
Talk about going against the tide of history: George War Bush's drug policy has sunk to the depths of the absurd in the raids on the pot clubs of California on Lincoln's Birthday, February 12, 2002, when state offices were closed and when Bush's "drug war" lackey, Asa Hutchinson showed up to speak at the San Francisco business organization meeting of the Commonwealth Club. His only friends in California are Democrats Gov. Gray Davis and Senator Dianne Feinstein, who opposed Proposition 215.