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textReal Estate Development Takeover of Sonoma County by Tai Lam
The North bay area of Sonoma County has become the victims of recent wildfires dating back to 2017. Since the fires, many Sonoma County residents have suffered by losing their homes, belongs and loved ones. While residences are unable to find affordable housing the real estate development industry has benefited, by purchasing the property of people who are unable to rebuild their homes. This Real estate companies convert the property they purchase into luxury homes and communities that people...
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:25PM
textThe Reproduction of Ignorance and Violence in America by Christina Hill
This article is about the reproduction of ignorance and violence toward minority communities in America through a sociological perspective. The focus is on the socialization of ignorance through public education, with a lack of cultural awareness and racial tolerance, public school funding inequalities, and a call to action for education reform....
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:46PM
textBillionaires Cut: Autopilot to Extinction by Jill
“A few ultra-wealthy individuals are making decisions about the future of the planet with little accountability or transparency,” according to Matthew Nisbet, a professor of communication and public policy at Northeastern University in Boston....
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:49AM
textSonoma County’s Institutional Responses to the Black Lives Matter Movement by Lilyana Pantoja
This piece is about Sonoma County's educational institution's reponse to the Black Lives Matter movement. It explains the movement and how it has affected a couple of educational institutions in the county. It brings to light what their steps are going forward after the movement's influence....
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:25PM
textCOVID protests and Weimar Family Court by Heribert Prantl and Tobias Riegel
Democracy lives from criticism and protest. The Weimar Family Court has banned two schools from requiring students to wear masks and take Corona tests - because the children would be harmed "physically, psychologically, pedagogically and in their psychosocial development."...
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:46AM
textThe Corona New Speak by Markus Vollack
The virus as enemy and subject A very conspicuous phenomenon for rhetorically evading any political responsibility is, on the one hand, to shift it to the population by dutifully supporting and participating in all measures and, on the other hand, to speak of the virus as an acting subject that is supposed to bear the responsibility for all consequences and collateral damage....
Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:07PM
textOakland Education Association attempts to defuse anger over reckless return to schools by Jonathan Burleigh (WSWS repost)
After pushing members to ratify their deal to resume in-person instruction, union leadership is now trying to restrain teachers’ opposition by declaring an impasse over negotiating schedules....
Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:51AM
textHR 2590 Rep McCollum's Bill Protecting Palestinians by Stop US Aid to Israel
As she did in the 115th and 116th Congress, on April 15, 2021, Dem. Rep. of Minnesota, Betty McCollum introduced HR 2590, the Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act which “prohibits Israel from using U.S. taxpayer dollars in the Occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem for: the military detention, abuse, or ill-treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention; to support the seizure and destruction of Palestinia...
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:19PM
textMother Earth Gives an Inch, Corporations take a Mile, and Society Suffers the Consequence by Michael Schneider
The Op-ed analyzes environmental policies in regard to the relationship between climate change and major corporations....
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:09AM
textThe US war in Afghanistan: A historic crime by Patrick Martin (WSWS Repost)
Biden’s announcement of the nominal end of the war in Afghanistan provides an occasion for drawing a balance sheet of a savage military operation which has produced incalculable suffering for the people of Afghanistan, squandered vast resources and brutalized American society....
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:13AM
textArtists Deface Homes of SF Anti-Graffiti Board by Anonymous
Anti-graffiti officials in San Francisco wake up to graffitied homes after an anti-displacement art spree. Oh the irony....
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:23AM
textThe rediscovery of the soul by Waltraud Lang
How apt are the words of Friedrich Schiller: "The world loves to blacken the radiant and to drag the sublime into the dust". And further he writes: "But fear not! There are still beautiful hearts that glow for the high, the glorious" (4)....
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:37AM
textThe Shortwave Report 04/16/21 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Spanish National Radio....
Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:36PM
textBoarding Up for Verdict Day by General Strike Needed
With a verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial for ex-cop Chauvin's murder of George Floyd predicted anytime after Monday, April 19, 2021, businesses and empty buildings are boarding up for a possible riot on Verdict Day. For the City's police preparations, see https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/sfpd-prepares-for-possible-protests-as-chauvin-trial-continues/...
Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:33PM
textCheck out the new Vegan Lao Food Website! by Food Empowerment Project
Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.)’s latest website, VeganLaoFood.com is a delicious new resource for the Lao community, vegans and the vegan-curious!...
Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:43AM
textNoam Chomsky Without Regrets by Capital & Main
We learn more about human beings and their nature from 19th-century novels than we do from academic psychology. It’s a way we not only enrich our lives, but enrich our understanding and conception of what it is to live a good life. Literature, arts, music or painting are some of the most profound ways we come to understand what we are and what we could be....
Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:05AM
textDaunte Wright's Death Again Shows Need to Address Failures Of Policing by Amnesty International
Responding to the April 11 fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by a police officer in Minnesota, Kristina Roth, Senior Advocate for Criminal Justice Programs at Amnesty International USA, wrote this statement....
Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:42AM
textOnline events with Naomi Klein, Chomsky, Jeremy Corbyn, Angela Davis & many others by Toward increasing Networking
Here are some 2 dozen online events taking place over the next few weeks (and starting tomorrow, Wednesday, April 14), featuring people such as Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, Jeremy Corbyn, Vandana Shiva, Angela Davis, Dave Zirin, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and many others. These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who migh...
Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:56PM
textThe Invisible Cage by Hiroyuki Hamada and Ronny Ebel
What kind of conditioning will we be subjected to after being stripped of our natural relationships? I want to live a life that breaks the invisible cage and firmly reaches out to nature and humanity....
Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:42PM
textConcord Parks Need Reform by Let's Grow Concord
The governance of parks in Concord needs to be reformed. A year into the Covid crisis, as we get vaccinated and progress back to "normal", Concord residents should look towards parks and nature for celebratory healing. However, new parks projects won't be possible without reformation and citizen action....
Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:22PM