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    Meeting 12/12 at 12:30pm CSUN Oviatt library Freudian Sip

    We have a SF Valley SCNCC meeting scheduled for this coming Wed, 12/12 at 12:30 pm (note the time difference from previous meetings). Agenda items include, but are not limited to: Plans for spring anti-plastic campaign, Food & Water Watch collaboration Discussion with Rocio Ramirez and...
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    Tax breaks for gas guzzlers

    To punish GM, target Escalades, not e-cars The Trump administration wants to revoke tax credits for clean cars. But what about tax breaks for SUVs? BY DAN BECKER AND JAMES GERSTENZANG President Trump, looking for a way to strike back at GM for planning to mothball four U.S. factories that...
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    New U.S. role: Net oil exporter

    Los Angeles Times New U.S. role: Net oil exporter For the first time in 75 years, the nation sent more overseas than it imported last week. THE SHIFT to net oil exports is the result of an unprecedented boom in U.S. oil production. Above, Romel Gonzales at a fracking site in Caldwell, Texas...
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    Nature: Global warming will happen faster than we think

    Three trends will combine to hasten global warming, warn Yangyang Xu, Veerabhadran Ramanathan and David G. Victor. Nature Global warming will happen faster than we think Three trends will combine to hasten it, warn Yangyang Xu, Veerabhadran Ramanathan and David G. Victor. Prepare for the “new...
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    David Harvey, Chris Hedges, what is "neoliberalism"?

    ON CONTACT: A History of Neoliberalism, Part I ON CONTACT: A History of Neoliberalism, Part 2 Attachments area Preview YouTube video ON CONTACT: A History of Neoliberalism, Part I ON CONTACT: A History of Neoliberalism, Part I Preview YouTube video ON CONTACT: A History of...
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    letter to CSU Northridge president re plastic water bottles

    Reply from CSU Northridge President's Office: From: "Evans, Rick D" <rick.evans@csun.edu> Subject: RE: President Harrison: CSUN faculty and students requesting help to stop plastic on campus Date: November 26, 2018 at 12:48:39 PM PST To: "Klein, David M" <david.klein@csun.edu>, President's...
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    Meeting 11/28 430pm CSUN Oviatt library Freudian Sip

    Meeting in the usual location. Topics to be discussed include (but are not limited to): Ecosocialist conference debrief and discussion of followups to build an anti-capitalist movement in L.A. Plastic water bottle actions and coordination with Food & Water Watch Nov 30 event with L.A...
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    Ecosocialist Conference L.A. Nov 18 2018: "Capitalism is killing us!"

    150 people attended the Teach-In & Community Forum: CAPITALISM IS KILLING US! ECOSOCIALIST SOLUTIONS TO A WARMING WORLD SCNCC flyers were distributed. It was co-sponsored by DSA-LA Climate Justice Working Group, KPFK Radio LSB Outreach Committee,Peace and Freedom Party-LA Climate Justice...
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    letter to CSU Northridge president re plastic water bottles

    As agreed in our last SCNCC meeting, I sent a letter (see below) to CSU Northridge President Harrison regarding the plastic water bottle dispensing machine. DK P.S. Don't forget our next chapter meeting is Wed Nov 28, 4:30pm _____________________ Dear President Harrison, This is David Klein...
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    Earth’s oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat per year than previously thought

    Los Angeles Times Climate critic uncovers error on sea temperatures Scripps researchers walk back findings on ocean warming after a mathematician’s post. BY JOSHUA EMERSON SMITH Researchers with UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Princeton University have walked back...
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    Meeting 11/14 430pm CSUN Oviatt library Freudian Sip

    Meeting this Wed, 11/14 at CSUN's Oviatt Library in the lobby coffee shop. Topics include (but are not limited to): Welcome new members anti-plastic water bottle campaign: decide on student worker interns funded by Food & Water watch Adverstising L.A. Ecosocialist conference for Nov 18 (see...
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    Right-wing groups recruiting students to target teachers

    Right-wing groups are recruiting students to target teachers Right-wing groups are recruiting students to target teachers By Brian Howey / October 30, 2018 When the threatening letters started to arrive, Albert Ponce stopped letting his daughter touch the mail. Ponce, a political science...
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    LATimes: Economy belies struggle

    Los Angeles Times Economy belies struggle Most Americans are not financially healthy despite boom times, a new survey indicates. A SURVEY makes the case that, despite a healthy-looking economy, many Americans struggle to save, pay bills and remain on firm financial footing. Above, a worker...
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    Cut Work Time to: end militarism, reduce inequality, slow growth, and more

    Ted underscores a critical point made in Max Ajl's important article. Organic, sustainable farming on a scale needed to feed the US (for example) will necessarily be more labor intensive than what happens now with unsustainable factory farming and with food grown under dire working conditions...
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    Cut Work Time to: end militarism, reduce inequality, slow growth, and more

    The abandonment of factory farming in favor of organic farming may result the necessity for more work than some imagine. Consider this passage from another post on the Forum: Quote But such metropolitan plots [urban gardens], important on social and ecological levels, crucial for teaching...
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    A nobel for aiding climate denial and delay

    LATimes oped, Oct 25, 2018 Gmail A nobel for aiding climate denial and delay William Nordhaus’ model low-balled the economic effects of global warming. BY EUGENE LINDEN It has been a scary month in climate science. Hurricane Michael and a frightening report from the U.N...
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    Ecosocialist Conference L.A. Nov 18 2018: "Capitalism is killing us!"

    Flyer attached Capitalism is Killing Us: Forum on Ecosocialist Solutions
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    To Address the Climate Crisis, We Must Completely Rethink How We Produce and Consume Food

    To Address the Climate Crisis, We Must Completely Rethink How We Produce and Consume Food WEB ONLY / FEATURES » OCTOBER 15, 2018 To Address the Climate Crisis, We Must Completely Rethink How We Produce and Consume Food Market-driven solutions won’t cut it. BY CHRISTOPHER D. COOK The clock on...
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