fix articles 29406, central valley
Mexican-American History Can Be Unveiled in USA 2018 (tags)
One of the largest parts of US History is Mexican-American. From the Colorado River to the Central Valley to Corpus Christi
Short History of the United Farm Workers (tags)
The United Farmworkers were founded in California in the early 1960's by Mexican American and Filipino Americans.In 1966 there was an impasse with corporate giant Schenley. Cesar and Dolores Huerta deided on a march.
Greedy Country Sells Green Cards to Rich People (tags)
The lesser known, and upsetting reality of immigration: the system caters to the rich.
Nestle Continues Stealing World's Water (tags)
While Sacramento has suffered drought, Nestle continues to drain California aquifers and sell the people's water back to them at great profit... under many dozen brand names.
Voters Rally Against Proposition 1 Outside the Beverly Hills Mansion of Water Barons (tags)
Press conference to launch the Los Angeles campaign to vote no on Proposition 1 held outside the home of the billionaire agribusiness tycoons who would benefit from the “water bond.” #NoOnProp1
Spring Snails Survival Threatened by SNWA Pipeline (tags)
The spring snails of the Great Basin region are threatened by construction of the SNWA pipeline to Las Vegas. Spring snails are vital as primary consumer herbivores to reduce algae and thereby prevent eutrophication, also being the base of the trophic food web pyramid that supports trout, eagles and humans. Spring snails should be protected under ESA and are more valuable than golf courses and sprawl development north of Las Vegas.
Where's OUR Religious Liberty? (tags)
The recent controversy over whether institutions owned by the Roman Catholic Church should be required to include birth control coverage in the health insurance they offer employees, the attempt in Virginia to require women seeking abortions to submit to medical rape, and the radical Right's reaction to the 9th Circuit appeals court ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional raises the question: why does it seem as if only bigoted Right-wing churches have "religious liberty" in this country? Why are America's officially tolerated spiritual belief systems seemingly limited to those of the Roman Catholics, Mormons and Southern Baptist Convention?
Longshore Workers, Truckers: Shut the Ports, Coast to Coast! (tags)
Following the nationally-coordinated police evictions last month of Occupy Wall Street and encampments across the country, on December 12 the Occupiers struck back. Ports up and down the West Coast were blockaded, from Seattle to San Diego. Despite a barrage of hostile propaganda in the media, opposition from union bureaucrats and heavy police repression in some places, overall the blockade was successful -- this time. The blockade was called in solidarity with longshore workers fighting a union-busting assault in Longview, Washington and port truckers seeking union recognition in the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach. This support should have been greeted. But now the class war on the West Coast docks is coming to a head, and it can't be waged from the outside. Bay Area labor has called for a caravan to Longview. The goal should be a real occupation of the terminal by the workers to prevent the loading of the scab cargo. Longshore militants have called on the longshore unions to shut down every port on the West Coast, and the East and Gulf Coasts, to smash EGT's union-busting. Can it be done? Yes, but only though sharp struggle against the pro-capitalist labor bureaucracy.
Mimi Soltysik Becomes New Chair for Socialist Party of California (tags)
Mimi Soltysik says building the membership within the Socialist Party of California is his primary goal for 2011. “I am looking for people who are ready for change; the unemployed, college students paying too much for tuitions, seniors who a struggling to survive, anti-Democrats and anti-Republicans, the anti-capitalists and those willing to join the struggle to end U.S. imperialism. My request is simple, Join Us.”
Trying To Bend Both Ways (tags)
There really isn’t any way to say you stand staunchly against a position if you hope to remain credible for long - not in the eyes of the public. It’s like a person claiming to be fasting from food for the greater good passionately and openly, but then getting caught feasting on barbeque spare ribs and lo mein at the Chinese restaurant on the opposite side of town. It’s like the person claiming to be against drugs getting videotaped selling crystal meth. It’s like the human rights activist businessman getting caught using child labor. Whether to the right or the left of the political spectrum no one likes it.
Anarchy in Riverside (tags)
February 6, 2010
RIVERSIDE, California - Riverside-area anarchists hosted a day-long event that included a series of presentations, a group discussion, and musical performances.
Earth First! Roadshow traveling thru California Jan. 12th - 24th!!! (tags)
From the loose network of affinity groups that brought you the 2009 Round River Rendezvous, comes the first annual Earth First! California Roadshow! We will be presenting skill-shares, music, history and theory of direct action and radical ecology in events up and down the state.
Costa Rica: Popular March for Dignity in the South (tags)
Indigenous people, peasants, agri-industrial workers, and radical environmentalists all struggle in the South... the power of Capital and Government weave a complex and tragic mesh of destruction, but people still hold on to their Dignity and put on a network that articulates their struggles: An expression of this was the Popular March for Dignity in the South
Checkpoints Labor Day Weekend / Retenes del fin de Semana del Día del Trabajador (Sep 3-6) (tags)
This is not a comprehensive list! It is limited to California only. And it does not include the checkpoints that are not announced in the media. That's why it's important that you let us know when you see one!
¡Esta no es una lista exhaustiva! Se limita a California únicamente. Y no incluye los retenes que no se anuncian por los madios de comunicación. ¡Es por eso que es tan importante que nos avises en cuanto veas uno!
The Big Lie of Schwarzenegger and Corporate Agribusiness: Fish Vs. Jobs (tags)
Bill Jennings, chairman of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, has caught the Department of Water Resources, Governor Arnold Schwarznegger and Corporate Agribusiness in yet another "Big Lie."
The California Water Wars: Not A Conflict Between Fish and People (tags)
Is the cost of destroying the thousands of jobs provided to the economy by California and Oregon fisheries, the tourist industry, and Delta and Sacramento Valley farms worth providing subsidized water to corporate agribusiness to irrigate toxic, drainage impaired land on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley?
Stop Schwarzenegger's End Run to Build the Peripheral Canal (tags)
Join the campaign to stop Arnold Schwarzenegger's gutting of California's environmental laws to facilitate the building of a peripheral canal. Includes alternative farming methods to improve water conservation.
First Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair: A Beginning Marker of Resistence (tags)
Saturday, December 13, 2008 LOS ANGELES - The organizers of the first annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair sent out a call for "dreamers, fighters, organizers, and rebels to come, meet, strategize, learn from each other, get books, attend workshops, participate, and join the movement." And despite the state's efforts to squelch our efforts, come they did--more than 700 people, mostly from the greater Los Angeles area, although some came from as far as San Diego, the Bay Area, Oregon, New York, and even Canada, to participate in this herstory-making event.
California Water War Enters New Front with the 'Battle of the Reports' (tags)
The Public Policy Institute of California released a report advocating the construction of a peripheral canal on the California Delta, while two environmental groups, EDF and NRDC, released two separate reports recommending ways to provide enough water to both restore salmon and serve California's water needs.
Salmon Closure 2008 - NEVER AGAIN: Ten Actions We Need to Take Now! (tags)
This is the final copy of the "Salmon Closure 2008 - Never Again" action alert from the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations. This alert provides you with 10 concrete actions that you take NOW to restore Central Valley salmon, now in an unprecedented state of collapse, and other imperiled salmon runs on the West Coast.
Shocked by the Undercover Slaughterhouse Video? (tags)
HSUS' recent undercover investigation of a California slaughterhouse is making headlines around the world. Here are 5 things you can do to help end this kind of animal torture.
The Winter Harvest of the South Central Farmers (tags)
The Farmers open a new center and a new farm, ready to bring their organic produce to South Central. The rest of us might get a taste, too.
Alexander Visits Fresno, S.F. Bay Area (tags)
Stewart Alexander is continuing his street campaign to become the next California Lieutenant Governor visiting the cities of San Francisco, Fresno and Oakland. He is reaching thousands wherever he goes with a simple and brief message; “Stop the war and bring the troops home now.” Within the past two months the street campaign has given Alexander the opportunity to make a visible presence to over a half million Californians statewide.
The Filipino American Community Problems on the Pilipino Language (tags)
August is usually the National Language Week ( Linggo ng Wika) in the Philippines. Pesante-USA presented this paper this week for Filipinos in the Philippines and America to ponder. Its an irony while the Philippine government ( US-Arroyo regime) is reverting to the colonial mendicancy of propagating English to compete in the international market for labor exports, Filipinos abroad and Filipino Americans in the U.S are advancing the propagation of Pilipino in the United States. This is an important development we should monitor and work on. The more than 3 million Filipinos in the United States might be away from their homeland but their patriotism is afire and will never forget their roots.
Green syndicalist response to CA water board decision (tags)
The usually deaf (hard of hearing) official characters of the CA water board are directly responsible for the increased militarization of labor and ecoactivists in the pesticide soaked central valley..
Filipinos—Forgotten Heroes of the UFW (tags)
Filipino labor leaders played pivotal roles in organizing labor unions and fighting for farm workers’ rights
¡Somos Milliones! We are millions! (tags)
The May Day outpouring, which was called the “Gran Paro Americano / Great American Strike” or “Un Día Sin Inmigrantes / A Day Without Immigrants” was, though in a partial form due to the minimal organized participation of most trade unions, a general strike: by all measures a momentous political advance for the working class.
Conservation of Symbiotic Bees Pollinators and Vernal Pool Goldfields (tags)
Developers attempt to build sprawl-marts on top of critical habitat for a great many endnagered species in the Sacramento Valley's vanishing vernal pools. What are some reasons for protecting the valley's vernal pool biodiversity?
Did oil corp canals increase Katrina flooding? (tags)
The development of wetland flood buffers combined with dredging for oil corporation's canals may have increased flood damage to New Orleans during hurricane Katrina..
Bush to Visit LA Area Thursday & Friday (tags)
Bush is scheduled to attend a fundraiser in Los Angeles for the Republican National Committee on Thursday and help cut the ribbon Friday at the opening of the new Air Force One exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.
Central Valley Earth First!ers organizing (tags)
Earth First!ers are needed to organize in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley (aka Central Valley) to bring visibility to corporate logging corporations like Sierra Pacific Industries, suburban sprawl in wetlands habitat, potential extinction of endangered species as loss of vernal pools continues, effect of toxic pesticide drift used by corporate agribusiness, dams blocking anadromous fish migrations, etc..
Bringing Technology To The Poor (tags)
Poor People Need technology Too...
The Solution to the Gasoline Crisis and Other Problems (tags)
An article which discusses the current gasoline crisis and proposes a solution within the context of what is politically possible in California. Incorporates quotes and statistics provided by the California Energy Commission and the BP Statistical Review of World Energy.
Feinstein deaf 2 Wintu and Palestinian voices, hears only $$$$ (tags)
CA Senator Diane Feinstein shows no concern for the original inhabitants of Palestine or Shasta County. Her campaign funding from pro-Israel AIPAC and Central Valley agribusiness could be blinding her to the objections of the Palestinians and the Winnemem Wintu..
2 California Soldiers Killed in Iraq (tags)
Marine Cpl. Jeremiah A. Baro, 21, Fresno
Truckers Join IWW, Win 2-Day Strike (tags)
More than 200 Stockton owner-operator truckers working out of the rail yards in California's Central Valley have joined the IWW since July and won several victories.
March for Farmworkers (tags)
No Human Being is Illegal
Save Sac/San Joaquin Valley Vernal Pools from $$prawl (tags)
Sacramento/San Joaquin Valley vernal pools are paved over by developers interested in making money off suburban sprawl, specific info on Shasta county..
Recalim the Parks in Modesto CA (tags)
Central Valley march and park occupations against police harassment of homeless, and lack of permenant shelter.
Oaks and Permaculture in Sacto/San Joaquin Valley (tags)
Dependency on petrochemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides is part of the reason the US military is still in Iraq protecting corporations extracting petroleum from Iraqi oil wells. Growing oaks in the monoculture agribuisiness fields of the San Joaquin valley would help reduce our dependency on the petrochemically derived fertilizers..
Pro-Choice Rally Held In Fresno (tags)
Pro-choice events were held throughout the country today - including Fresno California. See pictures from the pro-choice rally in the Central Valley.
HOMELESS ATTACKED IN FRESNO (tags)
This is the story of how and why homeless encampments were removed in Fresno California.
INDYMEDIA MEETING HELD IN SACRAMENTO (tags)
Indymedia comes to the Central Valley
BE THE MEDIA (tags)
Organizing is under way to create a new Indymedia Center in the Central Valley. Here are the details about the meetings that have been set up to organize this project.
An Invitation to Join Californians for a Ge-Free Agriculture (tags)
The Ecological Farming Association, based in Watsonville, is excited to be a founding member of a new coalition working to prevent genetically engineered (GE) crops in California. We are encouraging people to get involved with this coalition and lend support to the campaign.
Schwarzenegger accepts $$ from Wackenhut (tags)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who boasted during his campaign that he would not be beholden to special interests, has accepted a $53,000 donation from a company operating a private prison in the state slated to be shut down.
Independence from petroleum (tags)
US occupation of Iraq is a result of America's petroleum dependency. Plastics, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and fuel are all petroleum based. There are sustainable alternatives that don't involve occupation of Iraq..
$100,000 Donation trumps 400 Violations (tags)
Sierra Club spokesman Carl Zichella said the $100,000 donation from Tim Blixseth's developement company demonstrates Schwarzenegger's insensitivity to the environment. "I can see one violation or even a handful on a single project, but more than 400? You really have to be trying to violate so many environmental laws."
CENTRAL VALLEY INDYMEDIA CENTER (tags)
An Indymedia center for the Central Valley in California came one step closer to reality at a meeting held last night in Modesto.
Protecting California's Clean Water (tags)
According to a 2000 report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency two thirds of California lakes tested so polluted they cannot support aquatic life.
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!
Downloaders would get fried computer (tags)
Utah senator Orrin Hatch is willing to remotely destroy the computers of illegal music downloaders in an attempt to "teach somebody about copyrights"
May 27th: Direct Action to Stop the War Interview (tags)
Interview with DASW participants on KDVS 90.3 FM can be heard over the Internet at http://www.kdvs.org
Republicans will gut Endangered Species Act to Protect Pentagon (tags)
Despite two reports from the congressional General Accounting Office stating environmental protections have not harmed US military readiness, Representative Richard Pombo (Republican/Libertarian) is on the hunt.
Libertarians says Smog Danger is a lot of Hot Air (tags)
Free Market analysts claim that the the American Lung Association 2003 "State of the Air" report is designed to generate alarming headlines and encourage charitable donations, but not to provide the media and the public with accurate information on air pollution.
Muslim Public Affairs Council's Profiles of California Candidates (tags)
MPAC cannot endorse candidates, but it will provide a profile of the candidates running for constitutional offices in the state of California. The profiles include races for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and Superintendent for Public Instruction. MPAC analysts took a close look on the candidates' stands on civil liberties, education, homelessness, and labor:
So. Central Green Lt. Gov. Candidate Donna Warren Silenced by LA Times Poll!! Write them! (tags)
This is not a democracy!!