Corporatization

Chris Hedges: Defending Our Civil Liberties

"A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management techniques for wisdom, and fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion, not its speed or ability to consume, condemns itself to death." ~ Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion: The end of Literacy and the … Continue reading Chris Hedges: Defending Our Civil Liberties

The University Is Unsustainable

On June 2nd, the Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) class at UC Santa Cruz hosted an evening entitled "The University is Unsustainable: militarism, nuclearism, corporatism and the UC." Student researchers Jono and Leah presented on UCSC's Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) while UCSC alumni Will Parrish and Darwin BondGraham focused on the University of … Continue reading The University Is Unsustainable

Student Denounces University Of California As Part Of Military Industrial Complex

Dear Community Studies, I want to start off by thanking each of you three wonderful women for all of the work you do. Each of you have inspired me in different ways to continue on my path towards helping make the world a better and more peaceful place. I am disappointed, but also excited, to … Continue reading Student Denounces University Of California As Part Of Military Industrial Complex

The Hypocrisy Of Human Rights Watch

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2013 issue "Latino New York." Over more than a decade, the rise of the left in Latin American governance has led to remarkable advances in poverty alleviation, regional integration, and a reassertion of sovereignty and independence. The United States has been antagonistic toward the new left governments, and … Continue reading The Hypocrisy Of Human Rights Watch

Remarks By The President At Symposium On Global Agriculture And Food Security

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. (Applause.) Thank you, everybody. Please have a seat. Thank you. Well, good morning, everybody. Thank you, Catherine Bertini, and Dan Glickman and everyone at the Chicago Council. We were originally going to convene, along with the G8, in Chicago. But since we’re not doing this in my hometown, I … Continue reading Remarks By The President At Symposium On Global Agriculture And Food Security

Bees Are US: Protect Our Bees, Say No To Bayer And Syngenta

Take action to protect our bees! Wow. Bayer has just sued the European Commission to overturn a ban on the pesticides that are killing millions of bees around the world. A huge public push won this landmark ban only months ago -- and we can't sit back and let Big Pesticide overturn it while the … Continue reading Bees Are US: Protect Our Bees, Say No To Bayer And Syngenta

Lyme Disease Community Blows The Whistle On Corruption Within The CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that rather than 30,000 new cases of Lyme disease each year in the United States, there are likely 300,000. What the CDC failed to explain is why it's taken them so long to acknowledge that Lyme disease has reached epidemic proportions. The Lyme disease community … Continue reading Lyme Disease Community Blows The Whistle On Corruption Within The CDC

UCSC Expansion Denied By Court

Forest Gets a Reprieve Thanks to a small group of Santa Cruz citizens, University plans to build on 270 acres of forest north of campus are on hold. The California State Court of Appeals has ruled that the City of Santa Cruz's Environmental Impact Report for water service to the campus expansion is inadequate. The … Continue reading UCSC Expansion Denied By Court

Thank You Stéphane Hessel: You Are Correct, It Is Time For Outrage!

In A World Shy On Heroes, Meet One Of Mine This is a brief tribute and thank you to a dear friend whom I never met but who was with me, none the less, in spirit, in struggle, and in actions. Stéphane Hessel, died today at age 95. I have two copies of his book, … Continue reading Thank You Stéphane Hessel: You Are Correct, It Is Time For Outrage!

Consequences of Toxic Metals and Chemical Aerosols on Human Health

For decades, we have known that heavy metals and chemicals can cause grave physical harm. Going back to Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” we have known and been amply warned of the serious consequences of using or being exposed to these poisons in our daily activities. Thousands of these are well-documented carcinogens. Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Building … Continue reading Consequences of Toxic Metals and Chemical Aerosols on Human Health