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Congressman Farr: Justifying Violence Through Trade

Introduction Below is Congressman Sam Farr's response to constituents who actively appose passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA.) They understand, in spite of Farr's claim, that this bill supports corporate interest not California jobs, safe food, and the environment. Furthermore, his position places him in clear opposition to international, human rights law by legitimizes the … Continue reading Congressman Farr: Justifying Violence Through Trade

End Bobcat Trapping In California

Sign the Petition to end bobcat hunting in California! Over the past few years, a rising demand for bobcat pelts in China and Russia has driven up fur prices and caused a boom in bobcat trapping in California. As a result, trappers have been targeting the boundaries of national parks -- luring the cats out … Continue reading End Bobcat Trapping In California

The New Gold Rush Israel’s Most Important Source of Capital: California

Stopping the Flow of Capital Last Saturday between one and two thousand protesters marched on the Port of Oakland to blockade one of its busy marine terminals and prevent an Israeli ship from docking. After confronting a line of police guarding the waterfront the protesters declared victory; the Zim Lines vessel hovered offshore, afraid to … Continue reading The New Gold Rush Israel’s Most Important Source of Capital: California

Concern For Nature: Part I

“The clouds appeared and went away, and in a while they did not try anymore.” ~John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath Today is Monday, April 22, 2013, "Earth Day." I am deeply concerned for my pristine home, Santa Cruz County, California; for our air, water, and soil. Society sits poised on the brink of loosing … Continue reading Concern For Nature: Part I