Canvass Eureka for Measure R

Time: 2 PM to 7PM

Where: We will meet at the
Labor Temple (9th and E, Eureka)
on Sunday, July 13 at 2 PM.

First we will have a workshop on
how to canvass for Measure R. Then
we will go out on to the streets, talk
to Eureka’s residents and register
voters.

SUNDAY the 13th

For more info call: 707-442-7465

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Chris Kerrigan to Speak at Fair Wage Cafe, Hammond Park, Sat July 12

Supervisor Candidate and former Eureka City Council Member Chris Kerrigan will be making a short speech at our Fair Wage Café.

 

Chris will speak at 3 pm.   Hammond Park 14th and E, Eureka.

 

Free food, free music from noon til five pm!

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Fair Wage Cafe in the Park July 12, NOON!

Fair Wage Cafe- Awesome Community Event!

WHERE: Cesar Chavez Park (aka Hammond Park), 14th and F Streets, Eureka CA

WHO: Open community event, ALL AGES hosted by The Fair Wage Folks

WHEN: Saturday, July 12, 2014 12noon – 5:00pm

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/591555520965801/

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DETAILS:

Bring family and friends for fabulous live local music all day, coffee, tea, juice, games for kids, lunch, and snacks. All Free!

The cafe is a family-friendly space. Will include music from Sarah Torres, Pocketfulofposies , Mad River Rounders, Jesse Augustine Walker, Rob Brundage, and Lisa Sharry. Also, hear from a local who has been working to unionize at his Eureka workplace, facing opposition from “higher ups.”.

People/Organizations are welcome to set up informational tables. Tables provided.

This is the 10th Fair Wage Cafe!!

Hosted by the folks who wrote Measure R, the Eureka Fair Wage Act, which is on the Nov. 2014 ballot!

Strong wages help build strong families! Gatherings build strong communities! See you Saturday!

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Should the City of Eureka Open a Public Owned Gas Station?

Should the City of Eureka Open a Public Owned Gas Station?

Given the obvious in your face corruption in the local fuel supply I say YES!   A small town in Kentucky just voted to open a city owned station because the people there face the same kind of corruption that we do here in Eureka.   Its time to fight back.

 

The town is Somerset Kentucky and they seem to be a high fuel price island just like Eureka and Arcata.

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/economic-intelligence/2014/06/18/kentucky-city-opens-own-gas-station-to-lower-prices

 

Take the poll:

http://humboldtpolls.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/should-the-city-of-eureka-open-a-public-gas-station-to-combat-corruption/

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PARC’S 5TH ANNIVERSARY! PLEASE DONATE IF YOU ARE ABLE

PARC Anniversary, $400 needed for Rent!

Greetings from the busiest space I know, PARC. So busy that we didn’t send anything out, much less throw an anniversary party for our 5 YEAR HERE ANNIVERSARY! As of June 26th , we’ve been in our current location at the library end of 3rd Street for 5 years.

I remember… four of us (women) first opening the door, burning sage in every corner, setting up a ceramic water holder, and hanging a special hand-tied bundle of dried leaves- setting up the space to be welcoming and healthy for everyone who would enter, a creative and comfortable place in which to cultivate community in rebellion.

We have our ups and downs here. Attempting creative, empowering, and caring ways to resist, survive, and transform through the myriad problems spawned by colonialism, neo-liberalism, sexism, capitalism… disconnection.

With help from many of you (and some who don’t use email at all!), PARC stays open about 12 hours a day, 9:30am-9:30pm. THANK YOU!!  People have come to know that they can use our dishes and cooking utensils for events, call or come by to document and strategize when police or landlords have violated or are violating their rights, plan for or attend workshops and trainings, use the phone or computer, create and copy fliers and informational handbills, get help with rescuing animals, publicize “radical” events, organize encampments and protest actions, pick up various independent newspapers and reading materials, get something to eat, acquire clean warm clothes, network to find who or what they need, pick up shampoo or blankets or a toothbrush, get involved in liberatory projects, or simply… relax.

It’s not always easy to keep toilet paper stocked in the bathroom, computers working, rain from mucking up the place, everyone in dry warm clothes, phone bills paid, and ink in the copiers. Even utilizing 12 hours a day, it’s difficult to respond and organize around the NEEDS and STRUGGLES that have been created and perpetuated by a deliberate break down of community. But, we continue on…  What else can we do?!

 

Please donate what you can:

PARC bills include $750 monthly rent; gas/electricity about $60- $70; two phone bills for $25 and $55 a month.

To donate to PARC online, click here:
http://www.youcaring.com/other/parc-needs-to-stay-open-for-the-people-/153592

(Please also “like” and “share” our donation page on your Facebook)

Other ways to donate to PARC:
Come by and drop off donations (or call & we’ll come to you!) 707-442-7465
Address Money Orders to Kimberly Starr
Address Checks to James Decker
and/or mail any of the above to:

PARC
P.O. Box 5692
Eureka, CA  95502

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Move to Regulate?

shortlink here:  http://wp.me/p38Pt0-AM

As Thom Hartmann has pointed out many times in the past and again today on his radio show, the Constitution gives Congress the right to regulate the Supreme Court.

It seems to me that a Move to Regulate if successful could be had by electing a simple majority of Congress, which is a lot easier than a Constitutional Amendment.

We would have to come to agreement about our “Regulations.”

Then we could insist that all Congressional candidates of any party sign the Regulators Pledge to get our votes.

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“America Has a Koch Problem” Move On Movie Party in Trinidad Sunday

Movie Party in Trinidad: AMERICA HAS A KOCH PROBLEM

Where: Trinidad Town Hall, 409 Trinity Street

When: Sunday, Jun. 29, at 6:00 p.m.

What: We’re getting together to watch Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition. This acclaimed new release pulls back the curtain on Charles and David Koch, yanking them out of the shadows and exposing them for what they are: a self-interested, ultraconservative demolition crew hell-bent on crushing the Affordable Care Act, Social Security, the Environmental Protection Agency, and so much more. Will you join us?

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Natalie Arroyo to Challenge Liar/Teabagger Chet Albin for Eureka’s 5th Ward

shortlink here:  http://wp.me/p38Pt0-AB

mnemonic link here:  http://urlet.com/meter.bankruptcy

https://www.facebook.com/NatalieArroyoforCityCouncil?notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite

http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2014/jun/22/natalie-arroyo-coast-guardie-rcaa-employee-announc/

From the brand-new Natalie Arroyo for Eureka City Council Facebook page:

I am running for City Council, and would be honored to have your support and your vote this November. There is so much to love about Eureka, and I want to help sustain what IS working now. I also want to see real progress in the following areas:

• Improving safety for all modes of transportation,
• Small business support and growth,
• Actively supporting closer-knit, safe neighborhoods,
• Improving access to resources for our residents’ health and well-being,
• Using our City’s existing resources effectively and wisely,
• Treating all our residents with dignity and respect,
• Implementing our City’s Strategic Vision fully, which includes informed planning for the future,
• Supporting a clean, healthy natural environment.

 

Pre File Poll (Beauty Contest) Liar/Teabagger Phony Democrat Chet Albin vs. Natalie Arroyo:

http://humboldtpolls.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/eureka-city-council-ward-5-pre-file-poll-beauty-contest/

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Lance Madsen’s Dying Declaration Spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E For Eureka Klown Kowncil

shortlink here:  http://wp.me/p38Pt0-Am

Not just incompetent, but criminal?

http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_25954289/dying-councilmans-inquiry-raises-questions-at-eureka-city?source=most_viewed

via Times Standard:

Madsen states in the affidavit that he repeatedly questioned Day-Wilson about where she got the memo until she named Councilwoman Melinda Ciarabellini.

Madsen writes in the affidavit that he later met with Ciarabellini, and that the councilwoman told him that she didn’t know how the memo had been distributed among city staff. Madsen states Ciarabellini said she had given a copy to Day-Wilson over concern that the memo might spark litigation by those named in the document.

When contacted by the Times-Standard, Ciarabellini declined to comment.

Madsen’s affidavit also recounts his conversation with then-Community Development Director Rob Wall about the email, which is also referred to as a “hit list.” Madsen’s affidavit states that Wall told the councilman that Day-Wilson provided both him and Personnel Director Gary Bird a copy of the memo at a meeting, and that Wall was later approached by Day-Wilson and asked to say he read the document after seeing a copy on her desk while waiting for her. Wall refused to comply, the affidavit said.

 

http://www.northcoastjournal.com/Blogthing/archives/2014/06/12/a-councilmans-dying-declaration

The declaration and an accompanying six-page investigative report, both of which Madsen apparently made a top priority during the last months of his battle with lung disease, were delivered by certified mail to the city on June 5 by Daniel Cooper, Madsen’s probate attorney. Together, the documents shed new light on an apparently toxic environment in city hall and a rift on the city council. And they raise serious questions about Day-Wilson’s honesty, ethics and job performance.

“Mr. Madsen requested that I provide this information to the city council after his death so that its present members would follow through on the investigation his declining health prevented him from completing,” reads a cover letter to the city from Cooper. “Mr. Madsen’s request also directed that I allow his family ‘private time’ to grieve and adjust to his passing before this affidavit was delivered to the city council.”
Madsen, who resigned his post with the council in December due to his prolonged battle with lung disease, was in hospice care when he signed the affidavit on March 6. He died April 5.

 

POLL:  SHOULD EUREKA CITY ATTORNEY CINDY DAY-WILSON BE FIRED FOR CAUSE?  http://humboldtpolls.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/should-eureka-city-attorney-cindy-day-wilson-be-fired-for-cause/

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Blogging the 2014 Eureka City Council Elections.

Three wards up for election, three incumbents Marian Brady, Mike Newman and Chet Albin.

Mike Newman post election 2010

Chet Albin, Teabagger http://www.northcoastjournal.com/Blogthing/archives/2013/12/09/chet-albin-will-be-eurekas-next-councilmember

Newman for Council Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Newman-for-City-Council/137876366249325

Arroyo for Council https://www.facebook.com/NatalieArroyoforCityCouncil?notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite

Bergel for Council https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bergel-for-City-Council-2014/566260683491088

June 23 Humboldt Activist

Natalie Arroyo to Challenge Liar/Teabagger Chet Albin for Eureka’s 5th Ward

shortlink here:  http://wp.me/p38Pt0-AB

mnemonic link here:  http://urlet.com/meter.bankruptcy

https://www.facebook.com/NatalieArroyoforCityCouncil?notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite

http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2014/jun/22/natalie-arroyo-coast-guardie-rcaa-employee-announc/

From the brand-new Natalie Arroyo for Eureka City Council Facebook page:

I am running for City Council, and would be honored to have your support and your vote this November. There is so much to love about Eureka, and I want to help sustain what IS working now. I also want to see real progress in the following areas:

• Improving safety for all modes of transportation,
• Small business support and growth,
• Actively supporting closer-knit, safe neighborhoods,
• Improving access to resources for our residents’ health and well-being,
• Using our City’s existing resources effectively and wisely,
• Treating all our residents with dignity and respect,
• Implementing our City’s Strategic Vision fully, which includes informed planning for the future,
• Supporting a clean, healthy natural environment.

 

Pre File Poll (Beauty Contest) Liar/Teabagger Phony Democrat Chet Albin vs. Natalie Arroyo:

http://humboldtpolls.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/eureka-city-council-ward-5-pre-file-poll-beauty-contest/

JUNE 22 Natalie Arroyo announces for 5th ward v Chet Albin.

http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2014/jun/22/natalie-arroyo-coast-guardie-rcaa-employee-announc/

 

June 1 Eureka Ward 3 pre-file beauty contest http://humboldtpolls.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/eureka-city-council-ward-3-pre-file-poll-beauty-contes/

May 31 LOCO Bergel for Council to run against Newman  http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2014/may/30/and-we-have-challenger-kim-bergel-challenge-mike-n/#comment-1413498350

Feb. 1 John Chiv http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2014/02/opponent-files-501-to-run-against-mike.html?m=1

 

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Blogging the 2014 Humboldt Elections

shortlink here:  http://wp.me/p38Pt0-q1

mnemonic link here:  http://urlet.com/complains.chore

Eureka City City Council

https://humboldtactivist.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/blogging-the-2014-eureka-city-council-elections/

Humboldt County Supervisor District 4

https://humboldtactivist.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/blogging-the-2014-humboldt-county-supervisor-district-4-elections/

Humboldt County Supervisor  District 5

https://humboldtactivist.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/blogging-the-humboldt-county-5th-district-supervisor-election/

Eureka City Council Ward 1

https://humboldtactivist.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/blogging-the-2014-eureka-city-council-elections/

Eureka City Council Ward 3

https://humboldtactivist.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/blogging-the-2014-eureka-city-council-elections/

Eureka City Council Ward 5

https://humboldtactivist.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/blogging-the-2014-eureka-city-council-elections/

Humboldt County District Attorney

https://humboldtactivist.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/blogging-the-2014-humboldt-county-ca-district-attorney-election/

Eureka Mayor

https://humboldtactivist.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/blogging-the-2014-eureka-mayoral-election/

Humbodlt County Clerk – Recorder

https://humboldtactivist.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/blogging-the-humboldt-county-clerk-recorder-elections/

Assembly District #2

https://humboldtactivist.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/blogging-the-assembly-district-2-elections/

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East West Fantasy Choo Choo

http://www.mapsofworld.com/usa/usa-rail-map.html

The Powder River Basin is northwest of Cheyenne Wyoming.  You see where the rail net splits?  That’s the Great Salt Lake.

That’s one reason why Eureka will never be a deepwater port.  Simple geography.  It doesn’t matter if Eureka is a half day closer by ship to Asia, Eureka is a whole day farther by rail from anywhere, even if we did have a rail line.

So when they tell you that Eureka will be a shipping point for Powder River coal, they are lying to you.  They want some port infrastructure to ship hazardous materials, and they will try to seel it to you as economic development that will benefit the community, but it will never amount to a big deal in terms of international shipping.

Except for nuke waste and hazardous chemicals.  And munitions.  Remeber the Port Chicago disaster in 1945?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Chicago_explosion

have a peaceful day, Bill

“I already did this “study” for you… I will repeat it (again) for free.

There is this geographic feature of the North American continent called the “Great Salt Lake” which is approximately 600 miles due east of Eureka. All east-west transcontinental rail traffic must split east of the Great Salt Lake, and the northern route proceeds to Boise and then Seattle, while the southern route goes to Reno and then Oakland. The truth is that Redding is just as far from markets as Eureka is. So even if it is true that Eureka is a half day’s sea travel closer to Asia, it is at least a day farther from markets by rail. A half day or more would actually be lost by using the Port of Eureka, even supposing that a rail car could make it from Eureka to Redding to Oakland in one day. Most likely it will be two or three days.

There is nothing that we can do about this. So there you go, by accident of geography Eureka will never be a competitive deepwater West Coast port. … Then there are other issues. Could the railway to Redding actually be built? Yes, if you want to spend enough money. …You might be able to lay a new rail line across flat prairie or desert for $5 million a mile but not through those mountains. A half dozen tunnels and a half dozen bridges will cost $500 million all on their own.

This project, technically feasible will cost anywhere from $3 to $5 billion, minimum. The line would have to be heavily taxpayer subsidized or it could not exist and it will never be profitable, because of the geographical facts above.

If in some fantasy world this line was actually completed what would it haul? Although no Asian shipper of manufactured goods would use the port (because of the geographical facts above) shippers of dangerous, explosive or hazardous materials would like to have a lightly populated port to ship through. So we would get the nuclear waste, the caustic industrial chemicals and industrial acids, petroleum distillates, and military munitions. That’s your upside…

There’s your study.”

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CONTAINER  PORT WILL BRING HIGH PAYING JOBS?  HERE’S A TRUE PICTURE OF A MODERN CONTAINER PORT

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Seattle Port Trucker Strike Rally!Public Event · By Seattle Solidarity.

Monday, February 13, 2012.9:00am until 12:00pm.. E. Marginal Way and Hanford, under the viaduct

Over the last two weeks non-unionized short-haul truckers at the port have refused to work until they receive better treatment. For months they’ve been trying to build an association to fight back. These mostly immigrant workers face horrendous conditions on the ports – e…xtremely low pay, harassment from law enforcement and trucking companies, exorbitant fees charged by the companies that more than once have resulted in “negative” paychecks for the drivers.

Because of this they’ve stopped work, first at just one company, but it has since spread to many companies, slowing all traffic at the port. They’ve asked us to support them at a strike rally they’ll hold on Monday. We’ll be there with banners and flyers. Their situation is desperate, and it’s extremely important we show solidarity, we’re there to say “We support the Seattle truck drivers and their association.”

Depending on how their actions go there may be future ways we can help out. People from Occupy have also organized a food drive for the truckers – who aren’t making any money while they’re out. Please feel free to bring some donations of non-perishable food, diapers, baby wipes and etc – for the striking truckers and their families.

http://highboldtage.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/wildcat-truckers-strike-hits-port-of-seattle-hundreds-walk-off/

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MORE LINKS

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http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2013/apr/9/big-showdown-brewin-tomorrows-north-coast-railroad/

http://humboldtsentinel.com/2011/12/21/eureka-city-council-mulls-new-rail-line/

http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2011/dec/20/eureka-cc-mull-over-great-east-west-railroad-const/#disqus_thread

http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2011/aug/15/fortuna-blaze-boldly-19th-century/

http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2011/dec/21/map-east-west-phantom-train/

http://humboldtherald.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/railroadies-revive-east-west-line-idea/#comments

http://www.times-standard.com/news/ci_19591583

http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2011/dec/20/eureka-cc-mull-over-great-east-west-railroad-const/#disqus_thread

http://humboldtsentinel.com/?s=red+bluff&.x=17&.y=11

http://humboldtsentinel.com/2012/08/07/east-west-rail-proposal-on-eureka-city-council-agenda-tonight/

http://humboldtsentinel.com/2013/03/30/east-west-rail-proposal-citizens-weigh-in-with-comments/

http://humboldtsentinel.com/2012/01/20/weekly-roundup-for-january-20-2012/

http://www.northcoastjournal.com/news/2012/05/24/choo-choo-fantasies/

Oh well here’s the start of some links about the equally fanciful Eel River (NCRA) route:

http://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/the-disappearing-railroad-blues/Content?oid=2258519

General Lost Coast Geology:

https://humboldtactivist.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/unstable-lost-coast-geology-tourist-train-tunnel-failure-mendocino-skunk-train/

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Fair Wage Folks Meet TONIGHT Tues July 1, @Labor Temple Eureka, 6:15 PM

Fair Wage Folks Meet TONIGHT Tues July 1, @Labor Temple Eureka, 6:15 PM

 

Look for us upstairs or in the basement.

Join us for our weekly meeting!   We are planning our route to victory on November 4!
We will meet as usual at the Labor Temple, 9th and E, Eureka at 615 pm.  Look for us upstairs or in the basement.

 

A BIG THANKS to all who have helped us get this far!

VOLUNTEER CALL OUT! We need canvassers, phone bankers, tablers, and leafleteers,  musicians, cooks, bottle washers, clean up specialists, event personnel, drivers, your skill set is needed! Call

707 442 7465 or info@fairwages.org

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