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No Shortage of Shorts at REEL Recovery Film Festival
April 21, 2014

Two World Premieres at REEL Recovery Film Festival on Saturday, April 26
April 14, 2014

Wells Fargo to Sponsor REEL Recovery Film Festival San Francisco Bay Area Edition
March 27, 2014

Four Loko Submits to Advertising Restrictions
March 26, 2014

California Retailers Push Alcopops, Tobacco and Sugary Beverages

March 5, 2014

Oglala Lakota Nation’s 41st Annual Wounded Knee Occupation
February 28, 2014
For events occuring March 1-2, 2014

Alcohol Is A Leading Cause of Cancer, Even With Moderate Use
February 26, 2014

Los Angeles City Council Budget & Finance Committee to Vote on Motion to
Draft Ordinance Banning Alcohol Ads on L.A. Public Property

February 8, 2014

Building Momentum to Prevent Alcohol Advertising On Public Property
February 3, 2014
Alcohol Justice and North Coastal Prevention Coalition / Vista Community Clinic Present at CADCA National Leadership Forum

Big Alcohol's Big Game Plan

January 30, 2014
Alcohol Justice says alcohol and sports are a toxic mix for young viewers and athletes, fueling injuries, violent behavior, and other harm

Alcohol Justice To Bring REEL Recovery Film Festival To San Francisco Bay Area During National Alcohol Awareness Month In Partnership with Writers In Treatment
January 28, 2014
Four Day Event
Will Take Place April 24-27, 2014

Seven Challenges to Big Alcohol's Power in 2014
January 2, 2014
An Invitation to Join the Fight with Alcohol Justice from Bruce Lee Livingston, Executive Director/CEO

According to United Coalition East Prevention Project, Skid Row Housing Trust, Provider of Housing for the Homeless in Los Angeles, Seeks to Sell Booze to Profit from Addiction in Skid Row

December 9, 2013
Community Activists Organize to Stop Again a Government Funded Apartment Project, Housing People in Recovery, From Selling Alcohol at New Genesis Apartments

Women and Girls Suffer Alcohol-Related Violence
November 24, 2013
Global Coalition Calls for Action on the International Day for
the Elimination of Violence Against Women

San Rafael Alcohol and Drug Coalition to Hold Town Hall Meeting
November 8, 2013
Will Make a Call to Action to Stop Underage Consumption of Alcopops in the Canal Neighborhood

Diageo Admits Targeting 18-24 Year Olds for Red Stripe Alcopop
November 7, 2013
Alcohol Justice Demands Diageo Keep Red Stripe "Burst" Out of U.S. Market

Youth Still Harrassed by Alcohol Ads on America's Public Transit
October 25, 2013
New Alcohol Justice Study Shows Slow Progress on Alcohol Advertising Bans on Buses, Trains & Public Property

Alcohol Justice to Release New National Report on Alcohol Advertising on Public Transit
October 23, 2013
Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz to Renew Call to Pass Ordinance Banning Alcohol Ads on L.A. Public Property

Senator Alex Padilla Takes Alcohol Ads on Public Property From Bad to Worse with SB 31
September 12, 2013
Community Activists Ask California Governor Jerry Brown to Stand Up for Public Health and Safety and Veto the Bill

San Rafael Alcohol and Drug Coalition Sponsored by Alcohol Justice Awarded Federal Drug Free Community Grant

September 9, 2013
5 Year Renewable Award Will Help Grow the Canal Alcopop-Free Zone, Prevent Youth Alcohol Use, and Educate On the Harms of Underage Marijuana Use

Women's Day For Peace March to End Illegal Alcohol Activity at Whiteclay, Nebraska

August 29, 2013
Women Activists from Across the U.S. Unite in Support of the Oglala Lakota Nation's Fight Against Alcohol Corporations

Pine Ridge, South Dakota Oglala Sioux Tribal President Bryan Brewer to Meet with Nebraska Governor Heineman, Legislators and Liquor Control Commission to Find Solutions to End Illegal Alcohol Sales on the Border at Whiteclay
July 7, 2013
Activists Charge Alcohol Industry Political Contributions are Influencing the Process

Field of White Crosses At Zero Tolerance Camp on the Border of White Clay, NE Symbolize Pine Ridge Native Americans Harmed by Alcohol
May 24, 2013

Los Angeles City Council Public Safety Committee Moves to Ban Alcohol Ads From Public Property
May 24, 2013
Council Member Alarcón and Move Closer to Reducing Underage Drinking in L.A.
National Transportation Safety Board Supports .05 Blood Alcohol Concentration or Lower to Save 800 to 1800 Lives in U.S. Annually

Native American Youth Stage Pine Ridge, South Dakota Alcohol Blockade
May 2, 2013
New Action Targets Alcohol Smuggling from White Clay, Nebraska

Last Call for Leno's 4 a.m. Bar Bill
April 23, 2013
Public Health and Safety Advocates Applaud Senate GO Committee for Voting 6-4 to Stop SB 635

4 a.m. Bar Bill Draws Opposition in Sacramento

April 22, 2013
Key Vote Tuesday in Senate GO Committee on Senator Leno's SB 635

Alcohol Justice Announces Youth Video Winners

April 12, 2013
Kids Demand: Free Our Sports From Alcohol Ads

“Stop 4 a.m. Bar Bill” Says New Coalition: Rally at Los Angeles City Hall Against California SB 635
April 8, 2013
Praise for Los Angeles Resolution by Councilmember Parks 

Pine Ridge Liberation Day Event Turns into Alcohol-Related Showdown in Whiteclay Nebraska
March 1, 2013
Oglala Sioux Demand an End to Illegal Alcohol Sales Activity Harming Their People

Duran Duran's John Taylor Honored by Writers in Treatment at 'Experience, Strength and Hope' Event 

February 14, 2013
Recover and Entertainment Icons Robert Downey Jr., Bob Goldthwait, and Ione Skye Join Host Ed Begley, Jr. at the Skirball Cultural Center February 15th

Four Loko Frat Boys Spanked by Federal Trade Commission
February 13, 2013
Alcohol Justice Applauds Alcopop Labelling Order and Calls for Parity on All Alcohol Products 
Big Alcohol Tearing Down California's Alcohol Regulations
February 5, 2013
Alcohol Justice Reports Legislature Succumbs Again to Alcohol Lobby 
Alcohol Justice CEO on How to Prevent Violence After the Har-bowl
January 31, 2013
If You Don't Drink Responsibly Watching Football, Stay Home or Go Home
Free Our Sports™ Youth Film Festival Video Contest Launched

January 28, 2013
Call for Youth Action to Submit Counter-Alcohol-Ads and Compete for $3,500 in Cash Prizes at

Saturday Smack Down at San Rafael Circle K
January 25, 2013
Alcopop-Free Zone Rally Targets Canal Neighborhood Alcopop Seller
Big Bowl Vote 2013 - Surveys Underage Appeal of Superbowl Alcohol Ads
January 16, 2013
The more alcohol ads kids see, the more likely they are to consume alcohol

Easy $642 Million Proposed for California Budget
January 9, 2013
Alcohol Justice Releases Report: "Time for An Adjustment to California's Alcohol Excise Tax"

Pine Ridge South Dakota Alcohol Blockage New Years Eve
December 30, 2012

San Rafael Circle K and Al's Liquors - Targets of Alcopop-Free Zone™ Marin Rally
December 14, 2012

UCLA, Rand Corp., CAMY, & Dr. Jonathan Fielding Find Harmful Youth Drinking in Los Angeles Encouraged by Allowing Alcohol Ads on Public Property

December 5, 2012

Public Safety Committee Stalls Ad Ban, Los Angeles City Council Member
Mitchell Englander May Have a Conflict of Interest

$182.5 Billion Alcohol Tax Proposed to President Obama
November 29, 2012
"We Fall Off the Fiscal Cliff Without a Beer Bottle Tax Increase," Says Alcohol Justice CEO   
Alcopops Voted Down in Novato
November 14, 2012
City Council Unanimously Supports Alcopop-Free ZoneTM Campaign 

Saving Lives Drug and Alcohol Coalition Kicks Off Los Angeles Underage Drinking Prevention Campaign
November 12, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, West Valley LAPD Community Room
Novato City Council to Vote on Alcopop-Free ZoneTM 
November 12, 2012

Advocates Rally at Novato City Hall to End Alcopop Sales
Clergy, Lawmakers to Fresh & Easy Stores: Stop Selling Alcohol to Minors
September 19, 2012
Alcohol Justice Says Underage Liquor Sales at Fresh & Easy Tied to Store’s Refusal to Comply with California Ban on Sale of Alcohol Through Self-checkout Machines

Community Calls on Fresh and Easy to Obey California Liquor Control Law

September 18, 2012
Underage Liquor Sales at Fresh & Easy Tied to Store’s Refusal to Comply with   
State Ban on Sale of Alcohol Through Self-checkout Machines

Leadership Foundation Launches ENGAGE Project To Unify Childhood Alcohol Drinking Prevention Efforts Across All States
September 4, 2012
$20,000 Grant From the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) Funds Effort to Form Virtual Statewide Partnerships

Tonight! Alcopop-Free ZoneTM Marin Advances as San Rafael City Council to Vote on Resolution of Support
September 4, 2012
Youth to Rally Before at Albert Park 7-Eleven to Ask for an End to Alcopop Sales 

Alcohol Justice Blasts California Legislature for Buckling to Big Alcohol's Demand for Booze Sweepstakes and Contests
August 27, 2012
Advocates Ask Governor Brown to Veto SB 778 and Renew Call for Increased Alcohol Taxes

Alcopop-Free Zone MarinTM
March 17, 2012
Mobilization, March, Rally Against Canal 7-Eleven

7-Eleven Threatens Children WIth Supersized Alcopops
May 16, 2012
New Alcohol Justice Report on 7-Eleven Alcopop Pricing 

Country's First Alcopop-Free Zone Supported by Marin County Supervisors
May 8, 2012
United Market Volunteers to be First Alcohol Retailer to Reject All Youth-Attractive Alcopops

Parent's Awareness of Underage/Binge Drinking

May 8, 2012
A Town Hall Meeting
Stop "Drink Responsibly" Charade Says Alcohol Justice
May 1, 2012
Watchdog Calls for AG Investigation of Self-Promoting Brand Messages
Four Loko to be Pulled From San Rafael Convenience Store
April 27, 2012
Youth for Justice Demands All Alcopops Be Removed by More for Less
Alcopop-Free Zone Marin Kicks Off
April 26, 2012
Youth Ask Canal-Area Retailer to Stop Selling Flavored Malt Beverages

Bud Light Asked to End Blood Sport Sponsorship of Cage-Fighting by Watchdog
April 24, 2012
Anheuser-Busch InBev Issues Warnings in Advance of Annual Meeting in Brussels 
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Gives World's Biggest Beer Producer World's Biggest Public Relations Black Eye
April 17, 2012
Shareholders Should Demand an End to Anheuser-Busch InBev's Sponsorship of Bloody Human Cage Fighting

Los Angeles City Council Should Prohibit Alcohol Advertising on City-Owned Property
April 12, 2012
Letter Describes Advertising's Harmful Effect on Developing Children, Costs Associated With Underage Drinking 

Watchdog Labels Padilla Brewmaster of Budweiser Sweepstakes
April 5, 2012
California State Senator Sneaks in Big Alcohol Legislation
Nebraska Senators Stampede for Big Alcohol Tax Breaks
March 22, 2012
Attorney General Bruning Leads Charge to Lower Taxes on Alcopops and Endanger Youth Health and Safety
Media Advisory: The Impact of Alcohol on Our Communities
March 14, 2012
Brazil Leaders Revolt Against FIFA's Strong Arm World Cup Tactics
March 5, 2012
Alcohol Justice Supports Brazil's Sovereign Right to Protect Public Health and Safety

Winners Announced in Fourth Annual Free The Bowl
® Video Contest
February 2, 2012
Youth-Produced Ads Demand: Free The Bowl - Stop the Violence

Big Alcohol Dominates Alcohol Regulator Meeting
January 24, 2012
New Addiction Article Documents Unhealthy Influence of Alcohol Industry Over State Regulators Youth Video Contest Entry Deadline Extended 
January 23, 2012

New Deadline for Music, Dance, Rap or Spoken Word Counter-Beer-Ads - $1,000 Top Prize
Free the Bowl Video Contest Takes on Alcohol-Related Violence at Sports Events
November 21, 2011
$1000 Prize for Youth-Produced Counter-Beer-Ads

Costco Slammed for Booze Deregulation Blitz
October 27, 2011
Alcohol Justice Calls Foul on Washington's I-1183
Federal Trade Commission Agreement with Four Loko Called "A License to Kill Youth"
October 26, 2011
Alcohol Justice Demands Better Deal for Public Safety 
Kudos to Governor Brown for Signing Bill to Ban Self-Serve Alcohol Sales in California
October 10, 2011
Youth Accessibility and Alcohol-Related Harm Will Be Reduced

Religious Leaders Urge Governor Brown to Sign AB 183
October 5, 2011
Raise Moral Concerns About Easy Access to Alcohol thru Self-Checkout Counters

Big Alcohol Drunk With Power
October 5, 2011
$5 Million Spent in California in 2010 to Defeat Alcohol Mitigation Fees

Diageo-Facebook Deal to Target Hundreds of Millions of Underage Youth with Exploitative Alcohol Ads

September 29, 2011
Changes Demanded, Federal Intervention Required
Bill to Ban Self-Serve Alcohol Sales in California Lands on Governor's Desk

September 12, 2011
Brown Encouraged to Sign AB 183 to Reduce State's $38.4 Billion in Alcohol-Related Harm 
Regulators Play Whack-A-Mole With Flavored Malt Beverages
September 7, 2011
Alcohol Justice Report on How Alcopops Morphed from Caffeinated to Supersized
Public Health Scores in L.A.
August 16, 2011
Councilmember Richard Alarcon Introduces a Motion to Ban Alcohol Ads from All City-Owned Property

New Alcohol Brand: Marin Institute Renamed 'Alcohol Justice'
July 27, 2011
The alcohol industry watchdog formerly known as Marin Institute is now called 'Alcohol Justice'
Drink Beer to Lose Weight? Muscle Up With Vodka Tonic? Latest Deceptive and Dangerous Marketing Trend by Big AlcoholJune 28, 2011
New Report Asks, Are Alcohol Companies Making Illegal Health Claims?

June 10, 2011
Coalition to Ban Alcohol Ads from Public Property Rallies in Los Angeles to Persuade Board of Public Works 
May 19, 2011
$87 Million in New Annual Revenue Expected 
April 21, 2011 
Marin Institute Says Don't Forget Four Loko, Joose, and Tilt
San Francisco City Hall Rally Calls for State Ban on Retail Self-Serve Alcohol Checkout
April 8, 2011
Research Shows Self-Serve Checkout Enables Youth to Buy or Steal Booze 
Snoop Dogg Targets Black Youth with Dangerous Alcopops
March 21, 2011
California Senate Bill Could Reduce the Threat
February 16, 2011
While Deficits Mount, Six States Haven't Raised Beer Taxes in 50 Years or More
February 4, 2011
Youth-Produced Counter-Commercials Demand: NO MORE BEER ADS ON TV SPORTS EVENTS
February 2, 2011
Streaming Live at February 3rd from San Rafael, California
January 25, 2011
Marin Institute Releases Model Bill to Ban Caffeine and Bring Alcopops Down to Size
January 21, 2011
Nasty Winter Weather Slows Down Young Video Producers
January 19, 2011
New Research Shows Privatization of Alcohol Sales Results in More Alcohol-Related Deaths
January 18, 2011
$1,000 Top Prize for Best Youth-Produced Counter-Beer-Ad
January 13, 2011
Local Oregon Anheuser/Busch Distributor Lauded for Removing Offensive Beer Ads
January 6, 2011
A Quarter a Drink Could Ease California Budget Deficit
December 15, 2010
New Study Shows Youth Assaulted by 71% Surge in Alcohol Ads from 2001 to 2009
December 9, 2010
Call for Music, Dance, and Spoken Word Counter-Beer-Ads
November 17, 2010
Marin Institute Applauds Federal Action
November 17, 2010
Counter-Alcohol-Ads Compete for Cash Prizes at
November 3, 2010
Advocates Vow to Pass Charge for Harm Taxes

Proposition 26 is Bad for The Bay
October 21, 2010
State Senator Mark Leno, San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu,
John Avalos & Ross Mirkarimi plus Bay Area Leaders explain why
Prop 26 is the most dangerous proposition you haven’t heard of

Big Alcohol Schemes to Steal State Revenue
September 21, 2010
New Report Documents Powerful Special Interest Campaigns to Dismantle State Alcohol Control

San Francisco Alcohol Cost Recovery Fee Passes
September 14, 2010

Advocates Ask Conflicted Mayor Newsom to Recuse



200 Advocates Rally in San Francisco to Support a Charge for Harm
Alcohol Mitigation Fee

August 5, 2010

Economic Analysis Shows Zero Job Impact While Raising Millions for City

Advocates Rally in San Francisco to Support a Charge for Harm Fee
August 2, 2010

Local Ordinance will help City Recover $17.7 Million in Alcohol-Related Health Care Costs

Charge for Harm Fee Deserves San Francisco Small Business Support
July 12, 2010

Small Businesses Unfairly Burdened with Costs of Alcohol-Related Problems

Big Bang for Booze Bucks
June 29, 2010

Alcohol Industry Spent $3 Million in 2009 to Loosen Regulations and Defeat Billions in Taxes and Fees

Marin Institute Launches "Barky" Awards
June 24, 2010

Benjamin Bratt and Peter Bratt Honored for Inspirational Media Leadership for "La Mission"

'Charge for Harm' Alcohol Mitigation Fee Program Introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Avalos
June 21, 2010

Legislation Will Be Nation’s First Local 'Charge for Alcohol Harm' Program

North Carolina Regulators Can 'Bud Light' Amphitheater
June 17, 2010

Public Health Advocates Declare a Victory over Dangerous Beer Branding

Big Oil Doesn't Want to Pay for Big Oil Spills
May 11, 2010

Exxon Mobil-Backed Measure Would Protect Oil Companies from Paying for Environmental Clean-Up

Alcohol Taxes Gone Flat - Marin Institute Releases Alcohol Tax and Fee Revenue Calculator 2.0
April 13, 2010

New Watchdog Tool Counts County Cash

Youth Advocates Rally Against Alcoholic Energy Drinks (AEDs)
April 1, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY: Don’t Be Fooled – These Drinks are Dangerous!

State Governments Neglect Beer Taxes
March 29, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Watchdog Maps Show Revenue Decline

California Assembly Health Committee Rejects $700 Million Alcohol Fee Bill
March 24, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: AB 1694 to Be Reconsidered in Committee on April 6

MBTA Exposes Massachusetts Youth to Alcohol Ads Enticing Them to Drink
March 16, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Youth Demand State Ban on Alcohol Ads on Their “School Buses”

Winners of the FREE THE BOWLTM From Big Al (Big Alcohol) 2010 Video Contest for Youth Announced at World Premier
February 4, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Message to Big Alcohol: Free the Super Bowl from Big Al’s Ads

California Blacks and Hispanics More Likely to Die in Alcohol-related Homicides
January 19, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Marin Institute landmark study on alcohol deaths and hospitalizations reveals significant disparities by race, age, and gender in California

California Assembly Health Committee Corks $1.4 Billion Alcohol Mitigation Fee
January 5, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Assembly Member Jim Beall Vows to Carry on with a New Charge for Harm Bill

New Report Debunks Myth of the California Family Winery
December 8, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Marin Institute Renames Wine Institute to ‘Big Alcohol Institute’

"Free the Bowl From Big Al" (a.k.a. Big Alcohol) Video Contest Launched
December 1, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Youth-Produced Videos Counter Alcohol Ads at

Marin Institute Reports on Alcohol Revenue and State Budgets in Crisis
November 17, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: No Happy Hour for States In the Red

Marin Institute Commends New FDA Probe of Caffeinated Alcohol Producers
November 13, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Youth Oriented Beverages Mixing Stimulants and Alcohol Headed to the History Book of Big Alcohol’s Most Dangerous Products

Marin Institute Releases New Resource on States That Charge for Harm
October 28, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Watchdog Finds 20 States Charge for Alcohol Harm

Charge For Harm Alliance Launches Campaign to Pass AB 1019
October 19, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: California Coalition Promotes Alcohol Mitigation Fee

Big Beer Duopoly Warning from Marin Institute
October 13, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Watchdog Calls for Investigation of Hasty Beer Mergers

Big Alcohol In Your Face...Book
September 30, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Graphic Online Content Endangers 100 Million Youth - Marin Institute Demands Change

Massachusetts Leads the Nation in Proposing an Act to Protect Young People from Alcohol Advertising Statewide
September 3, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Massachusetts Group Takes on Big Alcohol to Take Down Exploitative Alcohol Ads

New Alcohol-Harm Mitigation Fee Proposed for San Francisco
June 9, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Head of SF Budget Committee Calls for Alcohol Impact Fee Program to Fund Essential Services

Help CA Solve Its Budget Problem By Increasing Alcohol Taxes
May 21, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Tell the Big 5 to Charge .25

New Alcohol Tax Calculator Tool
May 20, 2009
States Can Charge for Harm to Raise Revenue

Marin Institute Vigorously Advocates To Charge For Harm - AB 1019
April 28, 2009
PRESS RELEASE: The Alcohol-Related Services Act Shelved Until 2010

Marin Institute Publishes New Guide For Regulating Alcohol Advertising
April 8, 2009
PRESS RELEASE: Critical Tool for Advocates and Policymakers to Protect Youth

Free the Bowl™ Winners Announced in First Anti-Beer-Ad Video Contest
February 1, 2009
PRESS RELEASE: Youth Videos Tell Big Alcohol to Free the Super Bowl from Beer Ads

San Francisco Bans Future Alcohol Ads On Street Furniture
January 6, 2009
PRESS RELEASE: San Francisco Alcohol Ads Go From on the Toilets to In the Toilet

“FREE the BOWL™ From Beer Ads” Video Contest Launched