Saturday Feb 3: The time is now – to oppose new offshore drilling. 

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The time is now – to oppose new offshore drilling. 
The time is now – to stand up for clean and healthy oceans. 
The time is now – to speak up for our coastal communities and the ocean economy that depend on beautiful beaches and harbors. 

This Saturday, Feb. 3 come Rally in Ventura as part of a statewide day of action to oppose the federal plans to open up our coastline to more offshore drilling. 

RSVP HERE & Bring a friend or two. 

 

NOTE: Catch a seat on the CFROG bus to Sacramento on Feb. 8 to protest at the state capital against new offshore drilling. Reserve your seat HERE.


For our oceans – it is all connected

http://www.cfrog.org/

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Film Night: Generation Zapped

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The Topanga Peace Alliance
Presents
“Generation Zapped”
https://generationzapped.com/

Friday, January 5th
Topanga Library
122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290
http://colapublib.org/libs/topanga/

WHERE: The Topanga Library
122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga 90290
Veggie Snack Pot Luck at 7:15 PM
Movie at 7:30 PM
If you can, please bring a non-alcoholic beverage or vegetarian potluck snacks to share.

A new documentary created by Sabine El Gemayel, Generation Zapped, reveals the high cost of our addiction to digital devices and the health risks, especially for children and teens, from exposure to wireless radiation. “These effects can happen with even very small levels of exposure if they occur on a daily basis. Cell phone use is likely to be more harmful in children whose brain and nervous system development can last into late adolescence. The public health implications of billions of people who are exposed makes this a matter of critical concern to policy-makers around the world.” (1) This is only going to get worse as the new 5G (fifth generation) higher powered wireless technology is spread throughout the neighborhoods of America.

After the film we will have a discussion and present actions that you can take to reduce your risk as well as what you can do about upcoming roll out of 5G.



The event is ADA compliant with plenty of easy parking, elevator access and headphones for those who need a little extra volume.  The movie will be in the meeting room, across the patio from the elevator and the top of the stairs.

A $10 donation is requested, but no one is turned away for lack of funds.

(1) Cindy Sage of Sage Associates and co-editor of the seminal BioInitiative Report: a rationale for a biologically-based public exposure standard for electromagnetic fields. Sage is featured in Generation Zapped.

Support Community Choice Energy at Ventura City Council Meeting

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We believe we have the votes necessary but they need a big push to get staff to put it on the agenda in time. It would be so helpful if you would contact Ventura City Council members and come to this coming Monday’s Council meeting [Monday, December 4/TODAY] and ask when will it be on the agenda. Ventura City Council meeting starts at 6 pm TODAY, Monday, December 4, 2017.

When they put it on the agenda, has to be December 11, will you help us fill every seat with people saying we want choice to not be forced to buy our electricity from the monopoly investor owned utility and instead take advantage of this limited opportunity to start next year getting cheaper and cleaner electricity from Los Angeles Community Choice Energy.

*Arrive early to the City Council meeting and fill out a speaker card and give it to the Clerk at the front. You will be given anywhere from 1, 2 or 3 minutes to speak depending on how many speakers are signed in. Make it personal. Speak from the heart.

FROM — http://world.350.org/
The time to act is now for Ventura County and its ten cities, especially Oxnard, to move ahead to join a Community Choice Energy Aggregation. The quickest option that promises greater immediate competitiveness with SoCalEdison is to join Los Angeles County Community Choice Energy or LACCE. Oxnard being the largest user of electricity of any city cannot afford to lose out on the benefits of local control of clean, resilient, cost-effective energy development. The long-range forecast with SoCalEdison is higher rates and less ambition to develop local renewable energy.

By choosing to join LACCE, every resident will have a choice of 30%, 50%, or 100% renewable energy in their electricity mix. The time to join, at no cost whatsoever to a City, is by Dec. 27, with a ninety day trial period in which Oxnard can opt-out with no consequence.

The feasibility of local jurisdictions competing with SoCalEdison is proven. Several cities and counties across the state already maintain successful CCE’s, including: Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, San Mateo County, and Lancaster. The neighboring cities of Calabasas and Agoura Hills have signed up with LACCE.

READ MORE  http://world.350.org/ventura/category/events/

Heads Up — Your Internet Freedom is Threatened

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Freedom on the Internet is Under Attack.
They want to end net neutrality to control & tax the Internet.

FROM —Electronic Frontier Foundation
In a new proposal issued last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set out a plan to eliminate net neutrality protections, ignoring the voices of millions of Internet users who weighed in to support those protections. The new rule would reclassify high-speed broadband as an “information service” rather than a “telecommunications service”. It would then eliminate the rules against blocking, throttling, and pay-to-play. In other words, your ISP would be free to set itself up as an Internet gatekeeper.
READ ARTICLE: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/11/lump-coal-internets-stocking-fcc-poised-gut-net-neutrality-rules


Net neutrality is the principle that Internet providers like Comcast & Verizon should not control what we see and do online. In 2015, startups, Internet freedom groups, and 3.7 million commenters won strong net neutrality rules from the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC). The rules prohibit Internet providers from blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization—”fast lanes” for sites that pay, and slow lanes for everyone else.

CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES

TAKE ACTION: https://www.battleforthenet.com/

PETITION: http://act.freepress.net/letter/internet_faces_nprm_nn/?source=voices

“Ending net neutrality would be a major victory for ISPs such as Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, AT&T, Altice, and Charter.
Under the proposed rule, some sites could load more slowly at the discretion of your ISP — if at all.” — FROM BUSINESS INSIDER
READ MORE http://www.businessinsider.com/net-neutrality-fcc-ajit-pai-trump-plan-meaning-2017-11

Why An Open and Free Internet is Necessary to freedom of Speech

Nov. 22, 2017: On Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai released his draft order to completely eradicate Net Neutrality.
https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/11/22/fccs-order-out-weve-read-it-and-heres-what-you-need-know-it-will-end-net-neutrality

According to reports, the FCC will vote on Dec. 14 to destroy Net Neutrality and allow for online discrimination.
Here are seven steps you can take right now to save the internet:
https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/11/22/seven-things-you-can-do-right-now-save-internet

https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/11/29/movement-stop-chairman-pai-breaking-internet

https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/11/28/schooling-chairman-pai-net-neutrality-myths-vs-facts

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/11/fcc-contemplates-repealing-net-neutrality-protections-indian-telecom-regulator-1

INFO GRAPHIC FROM: https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/save-date-save-net-neutrality/

Germany’s Telecom Regulator Bans Kids Smartwatches

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“A German regulator has banned the sale of smartwatches aimed at children, describing them as spying devices. It had previously banned an internet-connected doll called, My Friend Cayla, for similar reasons. Regulator urges parents who have such watches to destroy them.” — Read Article at BBC.com

“Germany’s telecoms regulator said on Friday it was banning the sale of “smart watches” that can be used by parents to check on their children, saying the devices violated Germany’s strict surveillance laws.” Read Article at Reuters.com  

Germany’s Telecoms regulator the Federal Network Agency (The Bundesnetzagentur) which oversees the country’s telecommunications has banned smartwatches for kids in the country calling them spying devices. It has also urged parents to destroy these watches mostly used by children between the ages of 5 and 12 years. — Read Article at HackRead.com

Maybe we can get a clue?


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