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Rural Petaluma Neighbors Challenge Cannabis Industrialization

Rural Petaluma Neighbors Challenge Cannabis Industrialization

Sonoma County, California “No Pot on Purvine” read a catchy flyer appearing in a rural Petaluma neighborhood in Northern California, announcing an Oct. 8 meeting. It almost got cancelled, because of the rampant wildfires, so some people did not make it. However, 30 concerned citizens attended. “We live in rural West Petaluma, and are spearheading […]

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 […]

Standing Rock Benefit Draws Hundred to the Grange

Standing Rock Benefit Draws Hundred to the Grange

(Sebastopol, California) An inspiring Standing Rock benefit to support Native Americans and others seeking to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) happened Nov. 6 from early in the afternoon to past 10 p.m. at the Sebastopol Grange in Northern California. A steady stream of animated folks of all ages coming and going was estimated to […]

By November 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Monsanto’s Roundup Kills and Damages More Than Weeds

Monsanto’s Roundup Kills and Damages More Than Weeds

Protests against Monsanto’s Roundup, with its poisonous, weed-killing glyphosate, have spread around the globe. An arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a probable cause of cancer in 2015. California’s Environmental Protection Agency (CA EPA) recently decided to label it as such. Environmental groups and activists in Northern California, a region known for […]

Robert Bly: Film Tribute to a Radical

Robert Bly: Film Tribute to a Radical

  Poet Robert Bly, now 89 years old, is a radical, by which I mean he returns to the roots. Haydn Reiss has captured him in his new, moving film “Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy.” Watching the film was a trip down my memory’s lane, dating back to meeting the National Book Award-winning […]

By December 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Why Be a Food Farmer?

Why Be a Food Farmer?

 (Sonoma County, Northern California) Many good reasons exist, other than merely earning money, to be a food farmer, though getting paid is an important benefit. Working outside in nature is good for the body and soul. Nature is a helpful, abundant teacher that can aid humans to develop humility and understand our appropriate roles on […]

By November 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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