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News :: Peace & War

Michael Moore is a Shill for the Zionists

By the way, do a Google search on Michael Moore's agent Ari Emmanual and his brother Rahm Emmanual. See what you come up with.

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News :: Poverty & Urban Development

$3 Million can't buy respect for African Americans


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LOCAL News :: Poverty & Urban Development

Llamadas de COPA para la cubierta baja de la renta--COPA Calls for Low Income Housing

At the Board of Supervisors meeting this morning COPA members advocated for an expansion of the interim regulations for the conversion of non-residential to residential land.

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Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights

¡Qué paren de perseguir a los inmigrantes hasta la muerte!

Existe un problema muy grave en el desierto de Sonora, cerca de la frontera de EE.UU con México. Debido al doble refuerzo de los tradicionales puntos ilegales de entrada, como San Diego o El Paso, los inmigrantes se están viendo forzados a adentrase en el desierto para hacer el cruce. Un voluntario perteneciente a una organización de derechos humanos comentó que, "La Patrulla Fronteriza, tal y como estaba planeado, les obligó a adentrase en los desiertos, donde el creciente riesgo es exponencial." El número de muertes está creciendo a ritmo vertiginoso como consecuencia de esto. En los últimos 5 años, el tramo de 261 millas a lo largo del desierto de Sonora en Arizona, se ha convertido en un punto de entrada letal para los inmigrantes. Las temperaturas en el desierto de Sonora alcanzan los 130 grados Fahrenheit (54 grados centígrados) a principios de junio, y ya estamos llegando a agosto, que es el peor mes para hacer el cruce. Aunque se necesita beber 1 galón (3.7 l) de agua por cada 5 millas (8 Km.) en temperaturas de 100 grados Fahrenheit (38 grados centígrados), la mayoría de la gente que cruza el desierto no lleva más de 2 galones de agua (7.5 l). Uno de los caminos ilegales de entrada implica una caminata de 50 millas (80 Km.) a lo largo de un antiguo camino del desierto. Muchos caminan durante días bajo temperaturas de más de 100 grados Fahrenheit para intentar entrar ilegalmente en EE.UU. En lo que va de año, y sin haber empezado la peor temporada, ya han muerto 4 inmigrantes indocumentados en Nuevo México por exposición a las altas temperaturas, y al menos otras 72 personas en Arizona. Este año han muerto más indocumentados que nunca en el cruce de la frontera, y todo esto teniendo en cuenta que el año pasado ya se superaron los récords de años anteriores.

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News :: Animal Rights

Greek animal welfare law in action is a joke!

Transcript of a TV report concerning around 25-30 dogs which were rounded up, dumped into a truck and driven 'out of sight' ...

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Announcement :: [none]

Santa Cruz Night Out Returns to Tuesday Nights in August

scno_pacific_ave.gifLast summer a group of community volunteers successfully piloted community street fairs on Pacific Avenue showcasing local talent and building community. Santa Cruz Night Out will once again unify the local community Tuesday nights in August. Building on the success of last year’s gatherings, the Coalition for Community Commons along with support from New Leaf Community Markets and Cruzio, will be hosting five events, two more than last year. “The goal of these events is to; once again, demonstrate that these events are beneficial to our community and local businesses. Many other communities are fortunate to have events such as these, and we hope that someday these events will be a weekly occurrence during the summer in downtown Santa Cruz?, stated John Fisher of the all-volunteer Coalition for Community Commons.

Santa Cruz Night Out will take place from 5:30 – 8:00pm on Tuesday nights in August on Pacific Avenue, between Lincoln and Cathcart. This pedestrian friendly portion of Pacific Avenue will host the following events: August 3 – Kids Night Out, August 10 – Dancing in the Streets, August 17 – Santa Cruz Unplugged, August 24 – Avenue of the Arts, and August 31 – A Taste of Santa Cruz. All Santa Cruz Night Out events are free.

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News :: [none]

The Mendocino Model

On March 6, 2004 residents of Mendocino County passed Measure H, banning the planting of Genetically Engineered (GE) crops -- also known as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) -- within their county. The measure is now being used as a model in at least a dozen other counties in California where local residents are well on their way to passing similar measures. Organizers in Butte, Humboldt, Marin and San Luis Obispo counties have already collected enough signatures to place measures on the November ballot. Californians feel that local measures seeking to ban the cultivation of GE crops are critical steps toward economically and ecologically sustainable agriculture.

California farmers produce more than 350 varieties of crops and export more than any state in the US. Although California is recognized as a world leader in organic food production and sustainable agriculture, the world’s largest biotechnology companies are attempting to force GE crops onto California’s farms. Genetic engineering poses a significant risk to the environment, our food supply and the economic health of farmers.

August 3: Trinity County, CA Bans GMOs

[ Californians for GE-Free Agriculture I Mendocino's Measure H I Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange ]


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News :: [none]

Trinity County, CA Bans GMOs

On August 3, Trinity County, California became only the second county in the nation to ban the growing of genetically engineered (GE) crops and animals. By a vote of 3-1, Trinity County Supervisors elected to ban GE crops and animals in an effort to protect Trinity’s local economy and environment.

Trinity County’s decision reflects a growing movement across America to defend local agriculture, biodiversity and human health. Four other California counties will vote in December to ban genetically engineered crops in their county, while dozens of counties across the country are advancing “GE Free? Zones.

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DNC 2 RNC Marches on!

dnc_rnc.gifThe DNC2RNC March is a 258 Mile Movement from The Boston Common to Madison Square Garden; stopping, rallying, and spreading resistance the entire way. The March left from the Common the day after the DNC ended, on July 30th. Nearly 90 people rallied at 9am, ate breakfast provided by Seeds of Peace, and held a circle chant where we all met each other by saying our names and having the group repeat it. At around ten in the morning the march was off. The police escorted and the first day had little tension. (full report from Days 1 - 3)

DNC 2 RNC Democracy Uprising I portland indymedia dnc & rnc coverage

Social Justice Activists to March 258 miles from Boston, MA to NYC I Audio: RNC Not Welcome Interview

[ Boston Indymedia I Bl(A)ck Tea Society I Boston Social Forum ]

[ NYC IMC I NYC Grassroots Media Coalition I RNC NOT WELCOME I Counter Convention ]

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The Need for “Scholarships? Marks the Class Separation

white_males.JPGWhenever “scholarships? are required for anything, you can be guaranteed classism is present. A certain group is left out and no one notices. Then a member of the left out group speaks up, and says “Hey, how come I am left out?? Then the group who left them out in the first place, feels guilty, and tries to act like giving “scholarships? will even everything out. But that is a band-aid at best. As the classism that originally *caused* the need for a separate system for the poor to participate, remains.

Scholarships are merely band-aids to cover the class chasm. If you really want to make an even playing field, the real analysis required is not how to fund scholarships, but how to eliminate their need altogether. One must only look at *why* such scholarships are needed, to figure out why something is classist. It is not rocket science. I think scholarships are merely guilt tools for the elite. If they really cared about equality, they would eliminate a playing field that requires some to request *special* status just to participate like everyone else. Many of us just do not want to participate in things, if we have to be singled out for scholarships to participate. It is lacking dignity. I wish people would get this basic concept.

Kirsten Anderberg's website

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