Activism

Progressive CA Democratic Leaders Denounce Anthony Rendon & Jerry Brown for Blocking Single-Payer

via Roots Action: CA Dem Party Progressive Caucus Officers Denounce Speaker Rendon & Gov Brown for Blocking Single-Payer by California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus on June 28, 2017 The Executive Board of the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party denounces the “eleventh hour” decision of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, beholden to Governor Brown, to hold S.B. 562,…

Wall St. Democrats vs Working Class Democrats – a Discussion with Paul Jay & Nina Turner

Paul Jay: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m at the People’s Summit in Chicago, and now joining us is the host of our new show, The Nina Turner Show, Nina Turner. Thanks for joining us. Nina Turner: Thank you Paul Jay. Paul Jay: So you launched your show; your first interview was with Senator…

Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know

We’ve written quite recently about FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s plan to dismantle Net Neutrality principles and end the open internet as we know it, a tremendously valuable potential gift to Pai’s former employer, Verizon, and other wireless, telecom, and cable corporations. Below is a backgrounder on Net Neutrality from Free Press. Support for Net Neutrality…

All Farmers Should Be Able to Grow Hemp – Celebrate Hemp History Week, June 5 – 11

The 8th annual Hemp History Week campaign video “Breaking Ground” shares the story of Alex White Plume, Oglala Lakota hemp farmer and activist, whose hemp crop was unlawfully raided and destroyed by the DEA in 2000. Since then, he has been fighting for the right to grow hemp on tribal lands, which have been left out of current federal hemp farming legislation. Learn more about Hemp History Week, June 5-11, 2017, and sign up for updates at www.hemphistoryweek.com. This video was directed by Lauren Stansbury and produced by Movement Media and Bell Visuals for the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) © 2016

Support Sustainable Ag Solutions to Climate Change – Call Your State Senator and Assemblymember Today

Here’s an important message from CalCAN, the California Climate and Agriculture Network. Please make an investment in California’s climate change-mitigating ag programs with a phone call to your state representatives. – RR Please call your state Senator and Assemblymember: Support sustainable agricultural solutions to climate change Governor Jerry Brown and state legislators are debating the…

State Senator Bill Dodd Receives an ‘F’ from the Courage Campaign

From the Courage Campaign: The Hall of Shame includes the legislators most out of step with their constituents, and most closely aligned with corporate and special interests that exploit the people of California. To make the list, a legislator needs to receive an F and demonstrate a voting record that does not represent the progressive…

FCC Chair Ajit Pai Aims to Help Corporations in Need

Pai’s Anti-Net Neutrality Agenda a War on the Public Commons Benefiting Corporate Telecom and Cable Giants If there were ever any doubt about who would benefit most from the rise of FCC commissioner Ajit Pai to the chairmanship of that Trump administration agency, Pai has moved quickly to clarify the issue – corporate giants such as…

Historian Peter Linebaugh on “The Incomplete, True, Authentic & Wonderful History of May Day” – Democracy Now!

Happy May Day, folks. Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! discussion of the history of May Day with historian Peter Linebaugh begins around the 29 min. mark of this video. Enjoy! Transcript of this April 29, 2016 show. That’s right, Sunday is May Day, or International Workers’ Day. Organizers and activists across the United States are planning…

Petaluma Federation of Teachers’ May Day Rally in Walnut Park, 3 pm

The resistance continues as labor and immigrant groups across the country organize rallies and marches in celebration of May Day, the International Workers Day. They’re marching right now in Santa Rosa, San Francisco, Oakland and other communities across the Bay Area. Here in Petaluma, teachers will be standing for fair and just working conditions for…