Protesters call for shutdown of San Onofre nuclear plant Members of seven local anti-nuclear groups march to a rally at San Onofre State Beach south of San Clemente on Sunday. The group was trying to raise awareness of safety issues at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and the decommissioning of the plant. (Photos)
Rally Near San Onofre The protesters rallied on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with the twin domes of the San Onofre nuclear power plant as a backdrop. The plant has been off line since January when premature wear was discovered in the steam generator tubes and a radiation leak led to a shut down.
Activists, Community Members, Teachers Ready For May Day Rally A large group of San Diego activists, union members, and students are expected to usher in the month of May tomorrow with a May Day rally in downtown San Diego. Organizers are calling for a general strike, no working, no school, no buying on May Day, in protest of cuts to schools and social services in California.
Network: The greatest movie you've never seen Released in 1976 this movie is just as relevant today. This is a small montage of the best parts. Unlike many movies this is more about the monologue than the dialogue and is all the better for it.
Why Hasn't the Revolution Already Happened? That which is holding back the revolution required to radically redress the top-down enslavement of humanity and the destruction of our planetary resource base seems to hinge on three conditions: Too many people are too comfortable and prefer to believe what the propaganda machine tells them. Too many people are too uncomfortable and remain preoccupied with a basic level of survival. Too many people remain indifferent or afraid and shut themselves off from the potential to change.
Occupy Bilderberg 2012 The infamous and elusive Bilderberg club has decided to bring their annual meeting back to the United States after setting last year’s event at a hotel buried deep in the mountains of Switzerland. This year, May 31st through June 3rd they are returning to Chantilly, Virginia. If there was ever a chance to point out every head on the hydra in one protest, this is it. It doesn’t matter if you think that wall street is to blame for our current crisis, or if you think that the government is to blame, either way this organization is in control of both of those institutions so this should be a mission that we can all agree on.
Wal-Mart’s U.S. Expansion Plans Complicated by Bribery Scandal In Los Angeles, a Wal-Mart building permit is getting a once-over. In New York, the City Council is investigating a possible land deal with the retailer’s developer in Brooklyn. A state senator in California is pushing for a formal audit of a proposed Wal-Mart in San Diego. And in Boston and its suburbs, residents are pressuring politicians to disclose whether they have received contributions from the company.
The Precariat – The new dangerous class It consists of a multitude of insecure people, living bits-and-pieces lives, in and out of short-term jobs, without a narrative of occupational development, including millions of frustrated educated youth who do not like what they see before them, millions of women abused in oppressive labour, growing numbers of criminalised tagged for life, millions being categorised as ‘disabled’ and migrants in their hundreds of millions around the world. They are denizens; they have a more restricted range of social, cultural, political and economic rights than citizens around them. Growth of the precariat has been accelerated by the financial shock, with more temporary and agency labour, outsourcing and abandonment of non-wage benefits by firms. The shock ended an era of delusion, in which workers’ living standards were held up by tax credits, subsidies and cheap credit.
Romney's Big-Dollar 'Bundlers' Stay Anonymous Every presidential nominee going back to 2000 has revealed the names of influential supporters known as "bundlers" because of the way they persuade others to give money to a candidate. Every nominee, that is, until Mitt Romney.
Agent Orange corn – new from your GMO pushing ‘friends’ The latest outrage is brought to you from Dow Agro Sciences who has been pushing the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval of a new herbicide resistant corn seed that has been genetically modified to be immune to 2,4-D. Now, 2,4-D is an ingredient that was used in Agent Orange, the infamous herbicide that was liberally sprayed over large portions of Vietnam to kill jungle trees and other plants
UC Davis Students and Faculty Face Prison Time for Peaceful Protest Against Bank It seems that the University administration has successfully evaded scrutiny of the role it played in a series of events that began in January at UC Davis when 12 protesters, some of whom had been pepper-sprayed in November, staged another peaceful sit-in at the campus branch of US Bank. The sit-in was an important political action in defense of public funding of the University and against the replacement of that funding by private contracts with corporations. The protestors won an enormous victory when US Bank closed it University branch on February 28, possibly breaking its agreement with UC Davis.
Occupy Wall Street Sues New York City, JP Morgan #OWS A less costly but nevertheless important front for pushing back is via suits against police violations of Constitutional rights. Bloomberg reports that two cases were filed today, one against four New York City council members, JP Morgan, Brookfield Properties, and Mayor Bloomberg over the use of excessive force by police and denial of constitutional rights. OWS also filed a separate suit against police chief Ray Kelly by five protestors seeking class action status over detention of protestors when they were “never charged with any violation, misdemeanor or crime.”
‘General strike’ to hit the US on May First In more than 100 cities from Washington State to the District of Columbia, protesters are orchestrating a massive country-wide demonstration on Tuesday, May 1, and their plans call for what could be the biggest event of its like in recent memory.
US May Day Protests Planned, May Disrupt Commutes Demonstrations, strikes and acts of civil disobedience are being planned around the country, including the most visible organizing effort by anti-Wall Street groups since Occupy encampments came down in the fall.
A Day Without the 99% Imagine a day in without work, school, housework, or shopping. Imagine a day in which you did whatever you wanted. What does it look like?
Occupy May Day protests could block roads, shut down ferry service May Day protests may disrupt the morning commute in major U.S. cities Tuesday as labor, immigration and Occupy activists rally support on the international workers' holiday. Demonstrations, strikes and acts of civil disobedience are being planned around the country, including the most visible organizing effort by anti-Wall Street groups since Occupy encampments came down in the fall.
Mayday! Mayday! "Mayday!" Bankers Panic Over May Day Demonstrations This May Day demonstration will be the largest of its kind in a half-century and will take place in cities across the U.S. On May 1, 2012, tens of thousands of people throughout the U.S. and the world -- workers, students, immigrants, professionals, houseworkers -- employed and unemployed alike - will take to the streets to unite in a General Strike against "a system that does not work for us."
May Day protests seek to rejuvenate Occupy movement Occupy Wall Street will join labor groups for a day of protests on Tuesday to mark International Workers Day and to try to breathe fresh life into the movement that sparked a wave of nationwide protests against economic injustice eight months ago.
Romney Quietly Meets With Bloomberg On Tuesday, Mitt Romney had a private breakfast with Mr. Bloomberg at the headquarters of the mayor’s philanthropic foundation on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, according to two people briefed on the meeting.
Occupy London: OWS fight has only just begun The Occupy Wall Street protesters, whose anti-greed message gained global traction last year, are hoping to rekindle the movement's momentum. Next, a London Occupy activist tells RT how the group is still on the rise, as more people understand they're being robbed by their own governments.
NYC City Councilors Sue NYPD Over Occupy Wall Street Abuses The City of New York, the New York Police Department, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and several large corporations including JPMorgan Chase have repeatedly violated the constitutional rights of Occupy Wall Street protesters, according to a wide-ranging federal lawsuit filed on Monday morning.
San Diegans Join Global May Day – Occupy Protests Hundreds of San Diegans rallied and marched today – May Day – in solidarity with janitors and teachers here – and joining a global May Day and Occupy joint focus in demonstrations around the nation and world.
May Day rallies converge on Civic Center A loose-knit coalition of labor groups, students and Occupy San Diego activists rallied for workers' rights Tuesday in downtown San Diego, and blocked B Street for a short time.
State energy officials say Southern California could be hit by rotating blackouts this summer if a heat wave hits while San Onofre's twin reactors remain dark, though some activists insist the plant should be shut down forever.
May Day Rallies Held Downtown About 75 demonstrators marched from San Diego City College to Civic Center Plaza for May Day. On the way, they sat down on the pavement in front of Wells Fargo Bank, blocking traffic for a few minutes before they completed their walk. Another 75 or so people joined them on the Community Concourse, including a few who walked in carrying socialist banners.
May Day at LAX Gathering workers onto buses in the pre-dawn hours, a coalition of unions from across Los Angeles made for L.A. International Airport Tuesday to engage in a nationwide general strike, calling for greater organizing rights and safer working conditions for the airport’s 4,000 non-unionized employees. About 1,200 members of United Service Workers West are expected to participate in today's demonstration and march, starting at noon at the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
May Day protests Dozens of Occupy Wall Street activists spread out to protest at banks and other New York City businesses Tuesday to mark International Workers Day, or May Day. Protesters gathered at Bryant Park in Manhattan and prepared to march to financial institutions including Chase, Citibank and Bank of America. On the West Coast, authorities at Los Angeles International Airport had a busy day Tuesday
Immortal Technique on May Day protests As the May Day protests continue, New York city is playing host to a wide array of community leaders, activists and artists who will be speaking out and performing for thousands of demonstrators gathering in lower Manhattan.
May Day Legacy of Labor, Immigrant Rights Joined by New Generation of Occupy for Historic Protests Several major unions joined with immigrant rights activists and tens of thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York City for a massive rally that marched to Wall Street. "I’m here today to support the efforts of May Day in fighting as a coalition to protect working families, struggling families and individuals — quite frankly, known as the 99 percent — to make sure that our issues, our causes are not forgotten and that we are not demonized."
May Day New York City: How the cops are Occupying Wall Street too No matter how you want to look at it though, the New York Police are Occupying Wall Street with us. They are there every day. They stay as long as we stay. Most of the time, there is very little tension, and most of the police do not want physical conflict. Their pensions are being cut also. They are losing their jobs as a result of a bad economy in most cities and towns. In fact, many city cops still have their jobs JUST to police the Occupy Movement.