Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Native American Heritage

This Testify Project short video reminds us that the natives of California were first murdered by militias commissioned by the State of California as an ethnic cleansing enterprise, and later sold as slaves to the white ranchers who settled on the stolen land. Something to think about during Native American Heritage month.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sailing the Bay

As a former sea captain and sailor, I can attest to the life-changing experience of getting it together on the water. For adolescents, it's a marvelous way to learn responsibility while having fun. As the Chronicle notes, there are many opportunities for learning these valuable skills, and it doesn't cost a fortune.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Opting Out

Bay Area youth fight to opt out of the military database.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Seventh Heaven

In 2006, San Francisco’s US Senator Dianne Feinstein sponsored a bill criminalizing any type of activism targeted at corporations. Unable to push it through under President Bush, she had to wait for that year's keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention to become president before her dreams of a totalitarian state could begin to come true. With the recent arrests by Homeland Security of anti-war and environmental activists for the crime of showing documentary films criticizing the arms and energy industries, Feinstein must be in seventh heaven.