Monthly Archives: January 2012

Groups sue over Navy sonar impacts on marine mammals

Orcas in Puget Sound by Dan Bacher San Francisco – A broad coalition of conservation groups and American Indian Tribes on January 26 sued the Obama administration for failing to protect thousands of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions … Continue reading

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Brown adopts Shock Doctrine on Delta, ocean

California Governor Jerry Brown, Jr. delivers State of the State speech, Jan. 2012 by Dan Bacher In his State of the State address on January 18, Governor Jerry Brown confirmed what everybody knew anyway: the construction of conveyance (a peripheral … Continue reading

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Lawsuit filed over Navy sonar

By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, January 26, 7:04 AM SEATTLE — Conservationists and Native American tribes are suing over the Navy’s expanded use of sonar in training exercises off the Washington, Oregon and California coasts, saying the noise can harass and kill whales and … Continue reading

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LA Police Department conducts joint exercises with the military

Thanks, President Obama!  By Dan Bacher The LA Police Department, known for its brutality and corruption over the years, and the U.S. military are conducting joint “tactical exercises” in downtown LA this week. According to a Department news release on … Continue reading

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MLPAI – Bagley-Keene and First Amendment Violations

Eric Poncelet, privately funded Kearns & West “facilitator” of the MLPAI, Fort Bragg, CA,  April, 2010 On April 20, 2010, on the same day that a BP oil rig had exploded and was burning uncontrollably in the Gulf, I went … Continue reading

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“Kill the Canal” – New Salmon Water Now! video

Kill the Canal (3:11)   The march to build a system to move massive amounts of water around the Delta continues. The goal is to build a “peripheral canal” (also referred to as a tunnel or conveyance) so that fresh … Continue reading

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Occupy Sacramento lawyers urge prosecution of UC Davis police

Lt. John “Pepper Spray” Pike, assaulting peaceful UC Davis protesters by Dan Bacher Occupy Sacramento lawyers announced Friday afternoon they were “not surprised” UC Davis students arrested in the infamous “pepper spraying incident” in November were not charged by the Yolo County … Continue reading

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Genetically Modified fish labeling Bill fails in California

Genetically Modified Farmed Salmon (also called GE).  By inserting genes that regulate growth hormones, scientists have created “Frankensalmon,” that grow up to three times faster.  Critics say the technology can lead to bloated, misshapen, cancer causing fish that threaten wild populations … Continue reading

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Oil Drilling in the Arctic

A Russian oil platform similar to the one that sank on Dec 23, 2011  (AP photo by Andrei Pronin, Nov 2010) According to a March 2011 CNBC report, Russia is now the number two producer of oil in the world, right … Continue reading

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