Stand Up For Peace Rally Friday, May 19


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Please join the Green Party of Ventura County, Bernie Sanders Activists, Veterans for Peace, and other community groups at the Stand Up For Peace Rally, Friday, May 19, Corner of Victoria and Telephone (Ventura Government Center)
between 4:45 PM and 6:45 PM.

We will have a number of banners available but encourage you to be creative in making signs that will cause people to think about the impact of war.

Some ideas:

If war is the answer, we are asking the wrong question

War is just one more big government program

War does not determine who is right….only who is left

No more blood for oil!

We can’t feed the poor but we can fund a war

Make love not war

Give peace a chance



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Santa Paula Canyon
Saturday, May 13
9 am – 4 pm

Join CFROG for a Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer. Lanny’s extensive knowledge of native plants and their uses provides an incredible opportunity to learn about the plants around us all the time. AND this hike will pass the Carbon California (formerly California Resources Corp/Vintage/Occidental) operated oil pads behind Thomas Aquinas College – which are the subject of a lawsuit that CFROG and partners have filed against Ventura County for approving 7 new wells along Santa Paula Creek without proper environmental review of potential impacts, including impacts to endangered species like the California Condor and Steelhead trout.

Santa Paula Canyon is home to both the Punchbowl and an oil drilling operation.
CFROG representatives will be at the hike to discuss the issues at the well pads, and we hope to have scientists and biologists to speak about the potential impacts (subject to availability) to the habitat, wildlife, human healthy, creek etc.
The hike will start at the trail head, and for those who don’t have all day you can turn back after the visit to the oil pads – others who want to hike the whole way to the Punchbowls will continue on.

Visit Lanny’s website to purchase tickets (a portion of ticket sales will be donated to CFROG).
WHEN: May 13, 2017 at 9pm – 4 pm
WHERE: Punchbowl Trail/Santa Paula Canyon/ Thomas Aquinas College
10000 Ojai Rd., Santa Paula, CA 93023

Cost: $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 62 and up, and $15 for students 13-18.
50% of proceeds donated to CFROG.


CONTACT: Kimberly Rivers · · 8057271393


Deconstructing The Deep State


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Former Representative Cynthia McKinney talks about the Deep State she encountered when she was in Washington.

Interview starts off with video of Cynthia McKinney questioning Rumsfeld on the fact that over 3 trillion dollars are missing in 1999 (2.3 trillion) and in 2000 (1.1 trillion). She also asks about the fact that there were 4 war games going on at the same time that 9/11 incident occurred.

Then Randy Maugans and Emily Moyer interview former Congresswoman and 2008 Green Party US Presidential Candidate, Cynthia  McKinney to look inside the dark workings of the military-industrial-intelligence complex. She was a vocal critic of the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina, introduced legislation to release documents related to the murders of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Tupac Shakur. She was also the first Member of Congress to file articles of impeachment against George W. Bush; during her terms, she voted against every war-funding bill put before her.

In 2008, Cynthia McKinney won the Green Party nomination and ran for U.S. President. Today, from Bangladesh (where she is living now), McKinney continues to speak out, despite the harassment and reprisals that followed her bold inquiries into the actions of high ranking politicians, military officers, powerful defense contractors, and her own colleagues.

12 years after leaving Congress, she is now being vindicated as the crimes of criminal theft, human trafficking, and sweetheart deals with military contractors all emerge.; She say that we are at a critical mass of people waking up. — FROM

Community Groups


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Occupy 805

Occupy Ventura College

Indivisible Ventura

Occupy Ventura Community Garden

Occupy Oxnard
OCCUPY OXNARD’s regular meeting schedule is 3-5pm every Sunday afternoon. Bring a chair & a hat. Look for our banner in Plaza Park!

Occupy Santa Barbara

Please add additional links you know in the comments! 🙂

Vote by House tomorrow on Online Privacy


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CONTACT to oppose S.J. Res 34, the CRA resolution to repeal the FCC’s privacy rules.

This is our last chance to keep Congress from stripping away crucial online privacy protections. Call your representatives now and tell them to protect federal privacy rules.

Your Internet service provider knows a lot about you: the webpages you visit, the things you purchase, the people you talk to, and more. Last year, the federal government updated rules to ensure that the companies that act as gatekeepers to the Internet can’t compromise your privacy to make a profit. Those rules were a huge win for consumers and are set to go into effect this year.

But Congress—along with the ISPs looking to make more money off of their customers—is trying to change that. The Senate voted 50-48 to pass a measure last week that would repeal those rules, and the House is scheduled to vote tomorrow.

Because Congress is using a little-known tool called a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution, it would also effectively prohibit the FCC from creating similar privacy rules in the future. That could leave consumers without a federal agency to protect them against privacy invasions by their ISPs.  READ MORE

And it’s not just following you around the Internet to sell your browsing records to advertisers that we’re worried about. If Congress repeals these rules, ISPs will be able to do things like hijack your Internet searches to redirect you to advertisers’ pages, show you additional ads, and use supercookies to track you even when you’re using pro-privacy settings like Incognito mode.

Let our representatives in Congress know that they can’t put ISPs’ profits ahead of their constituents’ privacy. Call your lawmakers today and tell them to oppose S.J. Res 34, the CRA resolution to repeal the FCC’s privacy rules.

NPR Article

5 ways Cybersecurity will suffer is Congress Repeals FCC Privacy Rules