“Grapes Versus Eggs”—Sonoma County’s Goliath vs. David Story Sonoma County, Northern California “Grapes versus eggs,” reports an excellent August 6 article in Sonoma County’s daily Press Democrat (PD). The Windsor Oaks Vineyard and Winery, seeking to expand its events, forced … Continue reading
A coalition of human rights advocates, faith leaders, and local activists will host a press conference, rally and march to the US Mission to the United Nations to highlight ongoing, widespread human trafficking in Malaysia and its connection to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
Join them outside the Consulate General of Malaysia, 313 E 43rd Street, Manhattan at noon, August 4, Continue reading
Our tiny Organization Roots To Resistance is currently engaged in a small Grassroots Global Sign Campaign to Demand Justice for jailed Palestinian Human Rights Lawyer Shireen Issawi. Continue reading
INTERNATIONAL – On Saturday, May 23rd, a broad coalition of individuals and groups will gather in cities and towns all over the world, as part of a global March Against Monsanto. The intention of this march is to raise public awareness and bring increasing political pressure to bear regarding Monsanto’s corporate farming and business practices and to fight for labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered and/or modified materials. Continue reading
On behalf of the residents of Detroit and the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (MWRO), allies and supporters are asking individuals, organizations, and human rights defenders to sign a petition asking President Obama, Michigan Governor Rick Synder, and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to intercede immediately and tell Detroit Water and Sewage Department to stop the massive water shutoffs in Detroit. Continue reading
Mumia Abu Jamal’s condition is worsening. He is going to die if he doesn’t get to see a competent doctor and the prison allows his family and lawyer to monitor his condition. Now that the weekend is over, you can … Continue reading
Noam Chomsky: Media, NATO, ISIS, Free Trade Agreements & Humanity, a video of an informational event hosted by acTVism Munich earlier this year with Prof. Noam Chomsky (MIT), Annie Machon (former MI5 Intelligence Officer) and Paul Jay (founder and senior editor of the Real News Network) in Munich. Continue reading
The latest Justice Department report has revealed that 150 years after the formal end of slavery a new kind of race based profiteering is alive and well in Ferguson, MO. To the police department and town officials of Ferguson the lives, well being, livelihood, dreams and bodies of the descendants of African slaves are nothing more than little pots of money waiting to be harvested via traffic tickets, dog bites and noise complaints. Continue reading
The prisoner we have been supporting as Jared Chase is ready to let her supporters and comrades know that she is a trans woman who prefers to be called Maya and uses she/her/hers pronouns. She also wants to go vegan, although she is currently not able to receive adequate nutrition in general, much less according to her ethical decisions.
Sonoma County’s premium wine industry in the San Francisco North Bay has become a magnet that attracts developers from around the country, across oceans, and nearby. They move heavy industrial operations into rural areas and expand them to become event centers and commercial bottling operations. Under the pretense that they are merely agriculture, rather than alcohol-producing factories, large wineries seek to avoid Environmental Impact Reports (EIR) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Continue reading