Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Promise of Pot

Peter Coyote narrates this trailer from the new film about the therapeutic uses of cannabis, including cancer prevention.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Coca Colla

As California prepares to vote on the legalization of marijuana, Bolivia explores new popular uses for coca. Both demonized by US agencies profiting from police and military actions against them, these medicinal herbs have been used for thousands of years as tonics and stimulants, much like their unscathed cousins consumed at high tea. Consumed widely in Bolivian cafes, as well as in sacred indigenous ceremonies, coca in its natural state holds great export potential for beneficial use; the only obstacle is restrictions developed in response to US drug war hysteria, a policy pursued mostly for reasons other than public health.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Craigslist Donation Burned

The Center for Young Women's Development, a San Francisco non-profit that serves previously incarcerated women, has burned an unsolicited $100,000 check from Craigslist. Unwilling to take blood money from a corporation that profits from trafficking women and children for prostitution, the organization chose to make a stand on principle rather than help whitewash criminal corruption.

While much was made of Craigslist's removal of adult services from its website recently -- a move made only after years of bad press and lawsuits by attorneys general across the US -- Craigslist only removed the ads from its US site, not in the 39 other countries in which it ope

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Breaking News

I just read that a University of Washington meteorologist predicts a cold wet winter for the Pacific Northwest. Hello, it's always a cold wet winter in the Pacific Northwest--that's why we moved here.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Jumping in our way back machine, we came across this rare photo of a Peace UFO hovering over San Francisco.