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Japanese American Internment Remembered, As Trump Rounds Up Immigrants

Japanese American Internment Remembered, As Trump Rounds Up Immigrants

Eliot Elisofon / Getty Images The Japanese American Citizens League held a “Day of Remembrance” at Sebastopol’s Enmanji Buddhist Temple on Feb. 18 in Northern California. Around 200 people marked the 75th anniversary of the incarceration of over 120,000 innocent West Coast Americans of Japanese ancestry in internment camps during World War II. “They were […]

By February 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Welcome to the Start of the Third American Revolution: The National and One Local Women’s Marches

Welcome to the Start of the Third American Revolution: The National and One Local Women’s Marches

(Santa Rosa, California) The first American Revolution was lead by white men. They defeated the powerful British Empire and gained our independence in the 18th century. The people won. The second American Revolution, the Civil War, abolished slavery. It was inspired by leaders such as Sojourner Truth and Abraham Lincoln, in the middle of the […]

By January 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
How Safe Do You Feel These Days? What Can We Do Together About It?

How Safe Do You Feel These Days? What Can We Do Together About It?

  I no longer feel as safe as I used to. How about you? Do you think that the worlds in which you live are becoming more dangerous? What threats might you perceive? What could enhance your safety? What do you, dear reader, do when you don’t feel safe? Reach out to friends? Or do […]

Wine and Water Watch Challenges Nor. California’s Invasive Wine Empire

Wine and Water Watch Challenges Nor. California’s Invasive Wine Empire

Activists objecting to the over-growth of the wine/hospitality industry in rural areas of four Northern California counties have met monthly for half a year. At their August 15 meeting in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, one of the wine industry’s epicenters, they agreed to name themselves Wine and Water Watch (WWW). They ratified the following mission statement: […]

Water Grab by Sonoma County, California’s Wine Empire

Water Grab by Sonoma County, California’s Wine Empire

(Santa Rosa, CA) An overflow crowd spilled into the lobby at California State Senator Mike McGuire’s August 13 promised Town Hall. Many were alarmed by an article at the top of the front-page of the prior day’s pro-wine industry local daily newspaper.  “Wine Industry’s ‘Water Grab’” headlined the Press Democrat (PD) story. It described legislation being drafted that would […]

Why I Support Bernie Sanders for President

Why I Support Bernie Sanders for President

    (An excerpt follows from the keynote speech at the kickoff rally for Bernie Sanders on July 29 at the Grange in small town Sebastopol, attended by 180 people.  Half a dozen other house gatherings occurred elsewhere in Sonoma County, Northern California, with the one in Graton village drawing 55 people. Over 3,000 such […]

Guns, Violence And Death Vs. The Pursuit Of Life

Guns, Violence And Death Vs. The Pursuit Of Life

The end of the world did not come as the Mayans predicted. But maybe the world is being chiseled away at slowly by greed and a self-centered me first attitudes. That illness has been a plague on the earth since a man fist invented fire; I assume it was a man. Maybe even before the […]

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False Friends

False Friends

It came to light during the Republican presidential nomination process that some 92% of Newt Gingrich’s 1.3 million Twitter followers were fake. This wholly unstartling development was established by the party-poopers at PeekAnalytics, who crunched the numbers in a report delightfully entitled Follower Gate. Peek ran their spidering software over Newt’s followers and looked at […]

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