Open Letter to CSU President Castro: Attack on Academic Freedom

June 2, 2017 OPEN LETTER Joseph I. Castro, Ph.D., M.P.P. President, California State University, Fresno Harold H. Haak Administrative Center Henry Madden Library, 4th Floor, Room 4104 5200 N. Barton Ave., M/S ML48 Fresno, CA 93740 Phone: (559) 278-2324 presidentjic@csufresno.edu Dear President Joseph I. Castro: I am writing out of concern that the interview process … Continue reading Open Letter to CSU President Castro: Attack on Academic Freedom

The Latest Assault On Academic Freedom: Fresno State University

Arab and Muslim academics need not apply? By Dr. Hatem Bazian As salaamu alaykum, The late Edward Said was and is a legendary figure in academia, as well as a stalwart defender and amplifier of Palestinian, Arab and Muslim voices. That’s one of the reasons why it’s so deeply disturbing and disheartening to hear that … Continue reading The Latest Assault On Academic Freedom: Fresno State University

An Open Letter To Secretary DeVos

By Chris Yang Secretary DeVos, Concerning your attitude and answer, or should I say lack of an answer, toward Representative Clark’s question about a school receiving federal school vouchers that also explicitly discriminates against LGBTQ+ students and/or students from LGBTQ+ households: You are wrong. Just flat out wrong. 100% wrong. Wrong beyond all belief. Wrong … Continue reading An Open Letter To Secretary DeVos

Let's Not Turn Inward In The Era Of Trump

  Let's Not Turn Inward To believe our lives are inextricably linked with others is lovely. To live out that belief can be hard. It becomes difficult to set priorities when so much is under attack. People make decisions about this all the time. With money: pay rent or buy food? With energy: fight for … Continue reading Let's Not Turn Inward In The Era Of Trump

The Voice Of The Earth: Help Us Hear The voice

Cognitive Liberty Recommended Reading Roszak offers a way forward out of the paralyzing crises of our times. He challenges us to return to our "inherent intimacy with nature" and "innate animistic sensibility." The Voice of the Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology by Roszak What is the bond between the human psyche and the living planet … Continue reading The Voice Of The Earth: Help Us Hear The voice

Pope Francis: “Who is my neighbor?”

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS ON THE OCCASION OF THE WORLD MEETINGS OF POPULAR MOVEMENTS IN MODESTO (CALIFORNIA) [16-18 FEBRUARY 2017] (10 FEBRUARY 2017) Dear Brothers and Sisters, First of all, I would like to congratulate you for your effort in replicating on a national level the work being developed in the World Meetings … Continue reading Pope Francis: “Who is my neighbor?”

Standing Rock: Protesting Is Not Terrorism

URGENT: Proposed Law Would Charge Protesters With Terrorism Take A Stand With Us and Sign The Petition. This is a disaster. A new law proposed by a State Senator in Washington would allow the authorities to charge protesters with "economic terrorism," and slap them with serious felony charges that could lead to jail time, just … Continue reading Standing Rock: Protesting Is Not Terrorism

Under Our Skin: And Maybe Under Yours

UNDER OUR SKIN: AND MAYBE UNDER YOURS   (Purchase Under Our Skin and get the sequel, Emergence, free. December purchases, doubled!) CDC Is Not Enough Basic understanding of how tick born pathogens behave in the human host in advance of exposure could protect the quality of life you or your loved one's currently enjoy. Trusting … Continue reading Under Our Skin: And Maybe Under Yours

Long-Forgotten Research Unearths New Mystery About Lyme Disease

By Charles Piller Introduction On the top of a stack of documents in his garage was a mysterious note, penned boldly in red ink in the scientist’s unmistakable handwriting. “I wondered why somebody didn’t do something,” it said. “Then I realized that I am somebody.” _______________ Discovery sparks questions about factors that may make ailment … Continue reading Long-Forgotten Research Unearths New Mystery About Lyme Disease

Virus steals black widow poison gene to help it attack

By Bob Holmes Genetic Theft In one of the most unexpected genetic thefts ever, a virus that infects bacteria appears to have stolen the gene coding for the poison of the black widow spiders. The virus, named WO, probably uses the gene to help it attack its targets. Viruses often steal genes from their hosts. … Continue reading Virus steals black widow poison gene to help it attack