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Winnemen Wintu, Fishing Groups Sue to Block Ecosystem-Killing Delta Tunnels

Featured image: Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, speaks at the Oil Money Out, People Power In rally in Sacramento on May 20. Photo by Dan Bacher.      by Dan Bacher / Intercontinental Cry On August 17, a California Indian Tribe, two fishing groups, and two environmental organizations joined a growing number … Continue reading Winnemen Wintu, Fishing Groups Sue to Block Ecosystem-Killing Delta Tunnels

Indigenous-Led Resistance

Water Is Life On May 19th, 2017, members of Deep Green Resistance Santa Barbara attended the Water Is Life: Standing With Standing Rock conference hosted at UC Santa Barbara.  This conference was presented by the Carsey-Wolf Center, the American Indian & Indigenous Collective, the American Indian Student Association, the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation, the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, the … Continue reading Indigenous-Led Resistance

Lawsuit Filed Against Federal Wildlife-killing Program in California

     by Center for Biological Diversity SAN FRANCISCO— Conservationists sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program today over its outdated wildlife-killing plan for Northern California. The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco federal court, seeks an updated environmental analysis of the program’s killing of native wildlife including coyotes, bobcats and foxes. “Wildlife Services’ … Continue reading Lawsuit Filed Against Federal Wildlife-killing Program in California

Headlines Should Read, “Marines to Kill Tortoises”

This spring, if all goes as planned, the Marines will kill hundreds of Desert Tortoises in southern California.. This is not the first such tortoise kill, but it could very well set a new record-high number.

This assault was originally scheduled for last spring, in 2016 (with the full approval of the Obama administration), and was put off for a year only because of a lawsuit filed by an environmentalist organization. Now, with all chances for legal appeal passed, it is set to commence in late March or April in the Mojave Desert.

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Speaking out for Tenants’ Rights in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is in a housing crisis, like many other cities in the United States. However, conditions are unique here because Santa Barbara is a popular vacation destination for people from all over the world, and it operates under a controlled growth scheme that puts a strain on the housing market, particularly on renters, who make up 60.2% of the residential population. Furthermore, the gross lack of regulation and accountability of rental property owners and minimal protections for tenants allows for the exploitation and manipulation of renters, particularly non-white families with children ... Continue reading →

Hoopa Valley Tribe: San Luis Settlement Agreement will “Condemn Tribe to Poverty”

By Dan Bacher / Intercontinental Cry On May 24, the Hoopa Valley Tribe from Northern California filed its objection to two bills proposed in the House of Representatives to implement the controversial San Luis Settlement Agreement, saying the agreement would “forever condemn the Tribe to poverty.” The Tribe filed its complaint prior to a hearing on … Continue reading Hoopa Valley Tribe: San Luis Settlement Agreement will “Condemn Tribe to Poverty”

Blockade Disrupts Klamath Salvage Logging

By Dan Bacher / Intercontinental Cry In the early morning hours before daybreak on May 2 in the fire-impacted conifer forest near Seiad Valley in the Klamath River watershed, 27 people including Tribal youth, river advocates and forest activists blocked the road leading to the Klamath National Forest’s Westside salvage logging project. Demonstrators held banners that … Continue reading Blockade Disrupts Klamath Salvage Logging

Four Dams Coming Down on the Klamath River!

By Jonathan J. Cooper, The Associated Press Endangered salmon blocked for nearly a century from hundreds of miles of the Klamath River in Oregon and California are expected to return en masse under unusual agreements signed Wednesday to tear down four hydroelectric dams. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who signed agreements with the governors of both … Continue reading Four Dams Coming Down on the Klamath River!

Utah Lawmakers Scheme to Fund California Coal Terminal

By Center for Biological Diversity SALT LAKE CITY­— Republican lawmakers in Utah are attempting an eleventh-hour maneuver that would use $53 million in state sales tax money to pay for a California coal-export terminal. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Senate Majority Whip Stuart Adams (R-Layton) has proposed using $53 million in sales-tax revenue targeted … Continue reading Utah Lawmakers Scheme to Fund California Coal Terminal