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!
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
It is being called the largest indigenous mass mobilization in recent history. 'Idle No More' is an Indigenous Peoples Movement Spreading across N.America and the world with an urgent environmental and Human Rights message You may not have heard yet of the ‘Idle No More’ movement, but you will; it’s momentum has been steadily growing … Continue reading 'Idle No More': Indigenous Peoples Urgent Environmental And Human Rights Message
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The state's Court of Appeals tossed out the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared by the City of Santa Cruz for the extension of water for UCSC expansion into the Nature Reserve. LAFCO cannot approve the University's application for water service without a valid EIR. See the Sentinel article for details. This represents a … Continue reading Santa Cruz Action To Protect Our Forest
Wear Chip or Leave, San Antonio School Tells Students; Parents Protest Superintendent issues warning: 'There will be consequences' for not submitting. By JACK MINOR WND Education, October 6, 2012 Brushing aside privacy concerns by parents and civil rights activists, a Texas school district has gone live with a controversial program requiring all students to wear … Continue reading Radio Chipping Students; Texas School District Requires RFID Tracking
Higher education is not what it used to be, and that's no accident. A few years back, Paul E. Lingenfelter began his report on the defunding of public education by saying, “In 1920 H.G. Wells wrote, ‘History is becoming more and more a race between education and catastrophe.’ I think he got it right. Nothing … Continue reading How Higher Education In The US Was Destroyed In 5 Basic Steps
“We are at War. Somebody is Going to Pay.” – George W. Bush, Sept 11th, 2001. Kabul Eleven years later, we are still at war. Bullets, mortars and drones are still extracting payment. Thousands, tens of thousands, millions have paid in full. Children and even those yet to be born will continue to pay for … Continue reading The People Who Are Paying: We Are At War
Economy vs. Environment? Historical Perpective The question of whether to allow the City of Santa Cruz to grant water service to an expanded UCSC campus has consequences for endangered salmon as well as for our local economy. A question with such consequences is not unique in our history. Our society is often confronted with what … Continue reading Water for Endangered Salmon Or UCSC Growth?
Written by Gabriel Matthew Schivone Arizona student Gabriel Matthew Schivone was invited to address the annual stockholder meeting of the Caterpillar Corporation that took place this year at the Marriot Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas as a proxy shareholder on behalf of the largest Jewish-American peace group, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), and other … Continue reading College Student Challenges Caterpillar