fix articles 67976, consumer rights
Fabian Nunez 12-Day Posh Trip to Rio Paid for by Chevron Oil (tags)
Schwarzenegger's powerful chief of staff, Susan P. Kennedy, and her partner spent a legislative spring break in Rio de Janeiro at the posh Copacabana Palace with Democratic Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez and his wife — on the tab of a foundation largely financed by Chevron and other energy companies. During the 12-day conference, Chevron's lobbyist got an entire day on the official agenda, which the public knows about only because of our Public Records Act request. Nuñez, who last year was highly critical of oil companies, seems to have nothing to say this year.
FOIA,Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and SEC Chris Cox's Enron legal conflict (tags)
So SEC Chairman Christopher 'WMDS' Cox who lies about 'securities' the way he lied about WMDs in Iraq that sent thousands upon thousands of people to their deaths while allowing money to be laundered around the world post 911,including in known terrorist suspect money laundering havens such as Kuala Lumpur and Dubai through the help of U.S. 'market makers' such as Charles Schwab,Refco, vFinance,etc.,etc.,is being asked through use of the Freedom of Information Act or FOIA about conflict of interest in sweeping his law firm's former clients corrupt involvement with Enron under the rug.Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales also deserves much of the discredit for what is going on inside and outside the SEC as well.
Top 10 Corporate Spenders On 2006 Initiatives Give $134 Mil. (tags)
Corporations Give 61% of Total Initiative Funding, Outspend Unions 12 To 1 Prop. 89 Will Level the Playing Field
Patients Call on Gov. to Sign Universal Health Care Bill (tags)
Patient advocates, nurses, and business owners will attempt to deliver two patients on stretchers to Governor Schwarzenegger at his office in Los Angeles and ask him to "Resuscitate California Health Care" by signing universal health care legislation, SB 840. The bill has passed the Senate and the Assembly
Why do the gov's critics keep finding themselves targets of strange police scrutiny? (tags)
Criticizing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger can be risky business these days. It's a lesson that a small but growing number of activists have learned in recent months, after speaking out against the governor's policies and being subjected to unsettling police scrutiny.
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
Video from nurses protest at Gov's house (tags)
Video of protest
Get Coke off Our Beach! (tags)
In 1999 the city of Huntington Beach awared a long term monopoly concession to the Coca Cola company in return for millions of dollars and annual payments. But Coke is complicit in the killings of labor organizers and in destroying and polluting water supplies abroad.
Here's the story Arnold doesn't want you to hear. (tags)
Now, thirty-four pages of internal Enron memoranda have just come through this reporter's fax machine tell all about the tryst between Maria's husband and the corporate con men. It turns out that Schwarzenegger knowingly joined the hush-hush encounter as part of a campaign to sabotage a Davis-Bustamante plan to make Enron and other power pirates then ravaging California pay back the $9 billion in illicit profits they carried off.
Arnold's Enron Secret (tags)
Here's the story Arnold doesn't want you to hear. The biggest single threat to Ken Lay and the electricity lords is a private lawsuit filed last year under California's unique Civil Code provision 17200, the "Unfair Business Practices Act." This litigation, heading to trial now in Los Angeles, would make the power companies return the $9 billion they filched from California electricity and gas customers.
Enron E-Mails Show Arnold Met With Ken Lay (tags)
Enron E-Mails Show Arnold Met With Ken Lay During Energy Crisis
Arnie Schmoozed with Ken Lay while CA Suffered (tags)
While Californians suffered through the rigged blackouts -rigged by Enron and other vulture corporations - where was Arnie? He was scmoozing with Ken Lay and could hardly have given a damn!
Arnold Unplugged - It's hasta la vista to $9 billion if the Governator is selected (tags)
Harvey Rosenfeld v. Gov Davis on Davis' Anti-Consumer Law (tags)
Harvey Rosenfeld, the author of the pro-consumer Prop 103 re auto insurance, may run for governor on the Recall Gray Davis ballot, because Davis just signed a pro-insurance auto bill that effectively violates Prop. 103.
2002 Cal Gov Race: Energy Crisis Hoax (tags)
The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) issued a 58-page repot, entitled "Hoax: How Deregulation Let the Power Industry Steal $71 Billion From California," showing that the contrived California "energy crisis" of one year ago was a coordinated plan with the Legislative votes for taxpayer bailouts of the energy companies, as FTCR pointed out at the time. The report is in PDF format at:http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/utilities/rp/rp002169.pdf
Institute for Public Accuracy: Behind the Enron Collapse (tags)
IPA provides comments by Doug Heller, Consumer advocate with the Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights; Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research; Tyson Slocum, Research director of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program.
Edison Bailout Blocked by Federal Court of Appeals (tags)
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit this morning temporarily stayed the secret bailout deal signed by Southern California Edison and The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) four weeks ago today. That deal would force ratepayers to pay between $3.3 and $4.9 billion to Edison. The emergency stay allows attorneys for The Utility Reform Network to argue its case against the bailout settlement before the U.S. District Court.
JOIN THE MORGAN STANLEY PHONE BLOCKADE AND STOP (tags)
let's stop the BS!!
April Fools' Rate Hikes (tags)
The Disneyland Democrats had their state convention in Anaheim, California this April Fools' weekend and still insist on following their PG&E whore, Gov Gray Davis, like the blind fools they are, as he leads their party to sure oblivion into the gubernatorial campaign of 2002