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textDenied City and County Parking Lots, Food Not Bombs is back at the Town Clock by Keith McHenry (posted, with notes by Norse)
Denied City and County Parking Lots, Food Not Bombs, Keith McHenry reports, is now serving regularly at the Town Clock noon to 4 PM Daily. In spite of initial apprehensions, County Health has apparently backed off its "Get a Permit or Perish" strategy--okaying FNB's daily use of the Calvary Episcopal Church kitchen at a cost of a mere $4000/month....
Posted: Tue, Feb 1, 2022 1:34pm PST
textWho is Bernie Sanders? by Frank Blenz
The question is why a man like Bernie Sanders (Democratic Party) is not U.S. president, but his colleague Joe Biden is. It will probably be because he says such sentences: Our government must work for ordinary Americans, not for the top 1%. That shouldn't be a radical idea. We need to build an economy that works for all Americans...
Posted: Mon, Jan 31, 2022 5:10am PST
textNew York Times Health Policy Experts—Wall Street’s Handmaidens by Nayvin Gordon
Profits prevent pandemic elimination...
Posted: Sun, Jan 30, 2022 6:11pm PST
textDeadline, Background, and Significance of Latest City Attack on Food Not Bombs by Keith McHenry (posted by Norse)
With less than a week remaining at their brief respite spot at 440 Front St., Food Not Bombs [FNB] activist Keith McHenry outlines the dark history of the City's attempt to crush the daily meal. With City Council rubberstamping the declared and seemingly endlessly renewed City Manager's powers during the 'COVID emergency" FNB has provided meals which the City and Housing Matters have cut off....
Posted: Sat, Jan 22, 2022 3:29am PST
textU.S. COVID-19 POLICY: PRISONERS OF FEAR—THE ELDERLY, THE SICK, AND VULNERAB by Nayvin Gordon
The only way out of the Covid pandemic prison is by fighting for ZERO-COVID...
Posted: Tue, Jan 18, 2022 10:43am PST
textThe pulverized humanity by Christiaan W.J.M. Alting
Endless lockdowns, police-enforced quarantines, travel restrictions, compulsory vaccinations, the suppression of scientific data and scientific debate, large-scale censorship, and the relentless withdrawal of platforms and public vilification of critical voices are consistently examples of dehumanizing measures....
Posted: Fri, Jan 14, 2022 11:18am PST
textThose who benefit from Corona should pay too by Casper Busse
It's a dangerous trend for a society that is already tending to drift apart and where tensions could become ever greater: Corona has caused the differences between rich and poor to grow, even in Germany. Those who have anyway will become richer in the pandemic. For those who have to struggle, it will be even harder....
Posted: Fri, Jan 14, 2022 11:10am PST
textExecution Delayed But Not Reversed: OVO Up for Rubberstamping 1-12 by Robert Norse
A new "hearing" for the OVO [Oversized Vehicle Ordinance] will be held on January 12th at 10 AM by the Zoning Administrator to confirm the ouster of "Oversized", i.e. homeless vehicles, from a large segment of the City....
Posted: Sat, Jan 8, 2022 10:41am PST
textA Sneak Play Past the Community and Coastal Commission...Again by Robert Norse
City staff is urging the Zoning Administrator to authorize and sanctify the reactionary City Council's latest RV ban (the Oversized Vehicle Ordinance). The hearing is being zoomed at 10 AM on Wednesday January 5th. Oppose it in writing now and prepare for an appeal!...
Posted: Mon, Jan 3, 2022 2:54pm PST
textInfinite Covid or Zero Covid? How Many More Will Sicken and Die? by Nayvin Gordon
Working people can take matters into their own hands to end the Covid pandemic...
Posted: Fri, Dec 31, 2021 11:19am PST
textPunishing the Poor, 211 pp by Lois Wacquant
"The Keynesian state, coupled with Fordist wage work...whose mission was to protect the most vulnerable populations...has been succeeded by a state that one might dub neo-Darwinist, in that it erects competition and celebrates unrestrained individual responsibility-whose counterpart is collective and thus political irresponsibility, the Leviathan..."...
Posted: Tue, Dec 14, 2021 7:54am PST
textSolving Homelessness with Rental Vouchers by Jenna J Bettencourt
Temporary efforts to alleviate homelessness are not doing enough. We must shift our focus towards permanent solutions....
Posted: Mon, Dec 6, 2021 12:52pm PST
textThe Effects of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Intergenerational Families by Erica Phelps, et al.
Due to the unexpected deadly virus that has inhabited our daily lives, the rise in worry, stress, and anxiety has taken control over many people’s lives. Our interest in this topic led to our exploration on the impacts of stress and mental health, along with the access to mental health resources, financial changes, and the overall methods of coping with self-isolation throughout the pandemic. Our study is to examine how COVID-19 has affected the mental health and stress of those around us....
Posted: Sun, Dec 5, 2021 5:26pm PST
textThe Effects of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Intergenerational Families by Abbie King, Valerie León-Echeverria, Alejandr
Due to the unexpected deadly virus that has inhabited our daily lives, the rise in worry, stress, and anxiety has taken control over many people’s lives. Our interest in this topic led to our exploration on the impacts of stress and mental health, along with the access to mental health resources, financial changes, and the overall methods of coping with self-isolation throughout the pandemic. Our study is to examine how COVID-19 has affected the mental health and stress of those around us....
Posted: Sun, Dec 5, 2021 1:32pm PST
textOmicron—Spawn from the Political Economy of Death by Nayvin Gordon, M.D.
Public Health Science Key to End Covid-19 Catastrophe...
Posted: Sat, Dec 4, 2021 3:29pm PST
textThe Power of Kindness against Homelessness Bias by Joselyn Saavedra
Public education about homelessness is a key to avoiding stigma and discrimination and alleviating pressure against them....
Posted: Fri, Dec 3, 2021 9:08am PST
textBattling the Issue of Homelessness in Sonoma County by Shaila
This discusses what exactly needs to happen in order to ensure better success when housing the homeless in Sonoma County....
Posted: Tue, Nov 30, 2021 10:25pm PST
textCovid-19 outcomes by Alejandra Martinez
The outcomes of Covid -19...
Posted: Mon, Nov 29, 2021 7:51pm PST
textMental Health Awareness During the Pandemic by Risty Ogbat
Mental health awareness has become a serious topic during the pandemic as cases of mental illnesses have risen. Due to this discovery, mental health resources should become more advertised and known to the public for people to get the help they need during this global crisis....
Posted: Mon, Nov 29, 2021 6:53pm PST
textVaccine Or No Vaccine by Mirta Munoz Garcia
The constant debate on the COVID-19 vaccine has made for a difficult choice in many households, whether it is wanting to protect the elderly or for one's well being....
Posted: Mon, Nov 29, 2021 5:58pm PST