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Unconstitutional And Bad For California

By Coalition to Stop AB 1551 and AB 1552 TAKE ACTION! Call your CA State Legislators and ask them to oppose AB 1551 and AB 1552. If your organization would like to endorse this letter email David Mandel (JVP and NLG, Sacramento): dlmandel@gmail.com. To: California state legislators From: Coalition to stop AB 1551 & AB … Continue reading Unconstitutional And Bad For California

Debra Ellis and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin: We Must Celebrate Our Neighbors, Understand Their Loss

By Debra Ellis and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin, Special to the Sentinel Ahmad Solaiman Nourzaie and Shireen Agha Ahsan were lost to our community last week, taken by the ocean near Bonny Doon Beach. They were celebrated in a remembrance event on the UCSC campus crowded with family, friends and members of their tight-knit campus community. Solaiman … Continue reading Debra Ellis and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin: We Must Celebrate Our Neighbors, Understand Their Loss

Santa Cruz's Hidden Past

California's Dark Side Many Santa Cruz residents are not aware that Santa Cruz California conducted a lynching on the Water Street Bridge. Irene O'Connell, a local Santa Cruz activist and staff member of Resource Center for Nonviolence, is interviewed by Ben Leonard, a then senior at Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough who is now … Continue reading Santa Cruz's Hidden Past

Ticks That Carry Lyme Disease Now In 45% Of US Counties

Ticks that spread the deadly Lyme disease live in about half of all US counties, the Journal of Medical Entomology reports. The geographical reach of the bloodsucking arachnid parasites “has changed substantially” since the last study 18 years ago. “This study shows that the distribution of Lyme disease vectors has changed substantially over the last … Continue reading Ticks That Carry Lyme Disease Now In 45% Of US Counties

Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

The Resolution A vote took place on this resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions at the American Anthropological Association business meeting on Friday, November 20, 2015 in the Colorado Convention Center. The resolution passed 1040 for BDS to 136, 87% in favor. It will be forwarded to the entire membership of the AAA for a … Continue reading Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

Student Call For Socially Responsible Investment: University of California Santa Cruz

By Students of University of California Santa Cruz The following resolution was passed by the Student Union Assembly at University of California Santa Cruz to reinstate a resolution urging the University of California to divest from companies profiting from Israel’s ongoing human rights violations in the illegally occupied land of Palestine. Resolution calling for “University … Continue reading Student Call For Socially Responsible Investment: University of California Santa Cruz

FOSNA: Interns' Statement On Media Violence

By Harmony, Marjorie, Amira, Ali, Osama, Raphael, Melissa, and Kali We are grieved by the recent death toll increasing in the Holy Land and we send prayers for the families who are enduring grief and loss. As of October 20th, 8 Israelis have been killed, along with 1 Eritrean asylum seeker killed by Israeli attackers. … Continue reading FOSNA: Interns' Statement On Media Violence

Dumb Bernie Sanders Delusions: Progressives Who Champion Sanders Need To Consider This -

and no, it’s not the Supreme Court. By DAVID MASCIOTRA The one issue that no one -- including Democrats -- wants to discuss is precisely the topic America must confront Images of dead children awash on the shore haunt social media feeds and appear throughout mainstream media coverage of the global refugee crisis. The corpses … Continue reading Dumb Bernie Sanders Delusions: Progressives Who Champion Sanders Need To Consider This -

Researchers Find Increase In Lyme Disease Mirrors Drop In Red Fox Numbers

By Guy Lasnier More coyotes and fewer foxes means more tick-bearing small mammals A continued increase of Lyme disease in the United States, once linked to a recovering deer population, may instead be explained by a decline of the red fox, UC Santa Cruz researchers suggest in a new study. The team's findings, published in … Continue reading Researchers Find Increase In Lyme Disease Mirrors Drop In Red Fox Numbers

Open Letter To Ban-Ki Moon On Upcoming 70th Anniversary Of U.N. Charter

By David Swanson To: U.N. Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon The U.N. Charter was ratified on October 24, 1945. Its potential is still unfulfilled. It has been used to advance and misused to impede the cause of peace. We urge a re-dedication to its original goal of saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war. Whereas … Continue reading Open Letter To Ban-Ki Moon On Upcoming 70th Anniversary Of U.N. Charter