HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » silvershadow » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 49 Next »

silvershadow

Profile Information

Gender: Male
Home country: USA
Member since: Thu Jul 8, 2004, 02:14 PM
Number of posts: 10,336

Journal Archives

A Future to Believe In Santa Barbara, CA on 5/28

A Future to Believe In Santa Barbara, CA on 5/28
OFFICIAL EVENT
Join Bernie Sanders for a rally in Santa Barbara, California.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Admission is first come, first served.

For security reasons, please do not bring bags and limit what you bring to small, personal items like keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, and signs or banners will not be allowed through security. Public transit offered via MTD Santa Barbara lines 17,16,5,4, and 15x (the express line connecting UCSB and SBCC).

DOORS OPEN:00 a.m.
DATE:Saturday, May 28, 2016
ADD TO CALENDAR
HOST:Bernie Sanders
LOCATION:Santa Barbara City College, The Great Meadow (Santa Barbara, CA)
721 Cliff Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
MAPS: GOOGLE MAPQUEST YAHOO!

https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/rally/gpg4rk

🐦 A Future to Believe In Lancaster CA Rally, Antelope Valley Fairgrounds May 25


🐦 A Future to Believe In Lancaster CA Rally, Antelope Valley Fairgrounds May 25

Doors Open at 4 p.m. A Future to Believe In Lancaster Rally, Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W Avenue H, Lancaster

Information for the public: This event is free and open to public but an RSVP is strongly encouraged. General admission entrance on the south side of the Van Dam Pavilion, adjacent to main parking lot. For security reasons, please do not bring bags and limit what you bring to small, personal items like keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, and signs or banners on sticks will not be allowed through security. The fairgrounds are public transit accessible via the #7 bus line. Free parking will be available in the main lot.

A Future to Believe In Cathedral City, CA on 5/25

A Future to Believe In Cathedral City, CA on 5/25
OFFICIAL EVENT
Join Bernie Sanders for a rally in Cathedral City, California.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Admission is first come, first served. General admission entrance found at the main gates.

For security reasons, please do not bring bags and limit what you bring to small, personal items like keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, and signs or banners will not be allowed through security. Public transportation: please take the Sunline Transit bus 30 to the Date Palm at Victoria Stop. Limited parking available in the Main Parking Lot off Ortega Road and at the Southwest corner of Dinah Shore Drive and Date Palm Drive in the shopping center parking lot.

DOORS OPEN:10:00 a.m.
DATE: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
HOST: Bernie Sanders
LOCATION: Des Moines Field, Big League Dreams - Cathedral City (Cathedral City, CA)
33700 Date Palm Drive
Cathedral City, CA 92234

‘Biodegradable’ Plastics Are A Big Fat Lie

‘Biodegradable’ Plastics Are A Big Fat Lie

A new U.N. report says the supposed greener technology is anything but.

05/23/2016 11:24 pm ET

Chris D’Angelo
Associate Editor, HuffPost Hawaii

A prediction that the world’s oceans will contain more plastic than fish by 2050 is likely to intensify the push for sustainable, environmentally friendly alternatives.

Biodegradable plastics have long been touted as a “greener” technology, but a new report from the United Nations says these plastics do little, if anything, to actually protect the planet and marine creatures.

“Plastics marked as ‘biodegradable’ do not degrade rapidly in the ocean,” says the report, published Monday.

The 179-page report on plastic marine debris is one of several documents released in time for the United Nations Environment Assembly, which kicked off Monday in Nairobi, Kenya.

more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/un-biodegradable-plastics_us_57435cb2e4b045cc9a71afa5

A Future to Believe In Anaheim Rally on 5/24

A Future to Believe In Anaheim Rally on 5/24

This event is ticketed, please print your confirmation email or have it available on your mobile device upon arrival to the event venue. Admission is first come, first served. Public entrance from Grand Plaza (Hotel Way and Convention Way).

For security reasons, please do not bring bags and limit what you bring to small, personal items like keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, and signs or banners will not be allowed through security. Parking available for a fee in lots surrounding the convention center. Use the Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza stop on bus routes 4, 5, 18, 19 and 22. Use the Convention Center Arena Bus Station stop on bus route 9. Use the Katella-Convention Center Bus Station stop on bus routes 50 and 83.

DOORS OPEN: 7:00 a.m.
DATE:Tuesday, May 24, 2016

HOST:Bernie Sanders
LOCATION:Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim Ballroom on 3rd floor (Anaheim, CA)
800 W Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802

A Future to Believe In East Los Angeles on 5/23

A Future to Believe In East Los Angeles on 5/23
OFFICIAL EVENT
Join Bernie Sanders for a rally in East Los Angeles, California.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Admission is first come, first served.

For security reasons, please do not bring bags and limit what you bring to small, personal items like keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, and signs or banners will not be allowed through security. Public entrance through the Mission Street entrance. Limited parking available on-site. Carpooling and taking public transit is strongly encouraged. Use the Mission/Lincoln Park stop on bus routes 78, 79 and 378; or the San Pablo St and E Valley Blvd stop on bus route 76.

DOORS OPEN: 9:00 a.m.
DATE:Monday, May 23, 2016
ADD TO CALENDAR
HOST:Bernie Sanders
LOCATION:Lincoln Park (Los Angeles, CA)
3501 Valley Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90031

A Future to Believe In Santa Monica Rally on 5/23

A Future to Believe In Santa Monica Rally on 5/23

Join Bernie Sanders for a rally in Santa Monica, California.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Admission is first come, first served.

For security reasons, please do not bring bags and limit what you bring to small, personal items like keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, and signs or banners will not be allowed through security. Cash-only parking is available at the Civic parking lot off of 4th St and Pico Blvd. Use the Santa Monica stop on the metro or take the Santa Monica High School stop on the Big Blue Bus route 7 or 3.

DOORS OPEN:4:00 p.m.
DATE:Monday, May 23, 2016
ADD TO CALENDAR
HOST:Bernie Sanders
LOCATION:Santa Monica High School Football Field (Santa Monica, CA)
601 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Oregon superdelegates making Sanders/Clinton choices amid growing unease about system

SALEM — After Bernie Sanders won Oregon's Democratic primary this week, two superdelegates announced they'll back the Vermont senator and one declared support for Hillary Clinton, amid increased discomfort with a system viewed as undemocratic, even among some of the superdelegates themselves.

"Every Democrat I have talked to finds the unpledged delegate system offensive," Larry Taylor said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. He became a superdelegate because of his position in the Democratic party in Oregon, but that doesn't mean he agrees with the system.

After Tuesday's primary results came in, Taylor announced he would support Sanders, one of only three superdelegates to do so, with Sen. Jeff Merkley having endorsed Sanders before the primary. Seven have declared they back Clinton. Three remain undeclared.

"I don't think my vote ... should invalidate the vote of thousands of voters," Taylor said. Each delegate vote on the floor of the Democratic convention in July will represent about 8,500 Democrats who voted in the Oregon primary, he noted. He was speaking to AP from Philadelphia, where he and other party officials from Oregon were visiting the convention facilities.




U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio is unhappy with this system. DeFazio, a superdelegate by virtue of his position as a congressman, is staying out of the fray for now.

"Generally, I do not weigh in on contested primaries, and as long as the race for the Democratic nomination continues, I have no plans to do otherwise," DeFazio said in a statement Wednesday.

He was blunt about his feelings about the superdelegate system, implemented by the Democratic National Committee before the 1984 election to prevent candidates with little chance of winning the presidential election from being chosen as the party's nominee.

"I find the role of superdelegates undemocratic and they should not be a part of the nominating system," DeFazio said. "Instead, I would prefer to let the voters determine the results of presidential primary."



Superdelegate Lupita Maurer came out for Sanders after his win Tuesday, and was delighted to do so.

"I believe I have to represent the majority of voters in Oregon, and so I will vote for him at the convention," she told AP Wednesday.

Maurer, who has dual US-Mexican citizenship, added: "I am from Mexico City, and to me he has done an outstanding job of standing up for the Latino community."

However, she is not a fan of the superdelegate system.

"It's outdated," she said. "We should just get rid of the delegate system completely."

-- The Associated Press


http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/05/oregon_superdelegates_grapple.html

'This is for Our Families': Children of Striking Verizon Workers Join Picket Line

Published on
Saturday, May 21, 2016
byCommon Dreams

'This is for Our Families': Children of Striking Verizon Workers Join Picket Line

Children marched on the Verizon strike picket lines to call attention to the corporation's "family-devastating proposals"
byNika Knight, staff writer

From Indianapolis to Philadelphia, there were new, younger voices joining the usual chant on the Verizon strike picket lines on Saturday: "What do we want? A contract! When do we want it? Now!"

Children of striking workers joined their parents for 25 nationwide "Family Day" protests organized by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), one of the unions behind the strike.

Holding cotton candy, balloons, and handmade protest signs, the children called for what their parents have asked for from the start: a fair contract, keeping their jobs in their communities, and putting a stop to pension cuts and offshoring of middle-class jobs.

"Despite $1.5 billion in monthly profits and a record $39 billion in profits over the last three years, Verizon is trying to force concessions that would devastate families and kill good jobs," as CWA put it in a statement.

more: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/21/our-families-children-striking-verizon-workers-join-picket-line

cross-posted to Omaha Steve's Labor group here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/11179249

'This is for Our Families': Children of Striking Verizon Workers Join Picket Line

Published on
Saturday, May 21, 2016
byCommon Dreams

'This is for Our Families': Children of Striking Verizon Workers Join Picket Line

Children marched on the Verizon strike picket lines to call attention to the corporation's "family-devastating proposals"
byNika Knight, staff writer

From Indianapolis to Philadelphia, there were new, younger voices joining the usual chant on the Verizon strike picket lines on Saturday: "What do we want? A contract! When do we want it? Now!"

Children of striking workers joined their parents for 25 nationwide "Family Day" protests organized by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), one of the unions behind the strike.

Holding cotton candy, balloons, and handmade protest signs, the children called for what their parents have asked for from the start: a fair contract, keeping their jobs in their communities, and putting a stop to pension cuts and offshoring of middle-class jobs.

"Despite $1.5 billion in monthly profits and a record $39 billion in profits over the last three years, Verizon is trying to force concessions that would devastate families and kill good jobs," as CWA put it in a statement.

more: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/21/our-families-children-striking-verizon-workers-join-picket-line

Go to Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 49 Next »