• When Freedom of Speech Doesn’t Apply

    by Rebel Fagin AIPAC and 500 pro-Israel organizations spent $3,604,905 during the 2016 U.S. election, while pro-Arab organizations spent $17,750. Despite the money, not all the pro-Israel-backed candidates won. But with the backing of wealthy pro-Israel people such as Oracle’s Larry Ellison, Michael Bloomberg, Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban, and...
  • Childhood’s End

    Obada awoke at 3 am to find eight masked men surrounding his bed, their rifles pointed at him. “I felt terrified,” the fifteen-year-old said. Obada is one of around 700 Palestinian children between the ages of 12 and 17 who are arrested and prosecuted each year by Israel.  Israel...
  • Existence is Resistance

    From December 1 through 3, Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) hosted a conference called Challenging Oppression: Working for Justice from Palestine to the USA. Sabeel is an international peace movement initiated by Palestinian Christians. The first two days were held at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in...
  • Instagram: The Death of Authentic #Exploration

    by Sophie Johnson, CDAE/Public Communication major at the University of Vermont. You can thank Instagram for the demise of curiosity-driven travel. The trendy photo-sharing app that allows users to visually represent themselves has forever altered the explorative nature of traveling, once an activity to appreciate sites and encounter other...
  • What da ya mean, Greenin’?

    Greening is a process for diverting waste away from the landfill as much as possible and into compost, recycling, and repurposing. You will find Greeners at foot races, concerts, festivals, and other public events. Greening is front-line climate-change pushback. Approximately 70% of food waste globally goes into our landfills....
  • One, Two, Three States Yer Out

    Israel’s total occupation of Palestine began 50 years ago, following the Six-Day War. With blessings from Washington, Israel’s occupation has expanded and threatens the very existence of Palestine. On July 14, Israel seized control of the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. They sent in at least 3,000 Israeli forces to...
  • Sonoma County Climate Change Activists Summit

    No one has come up with the answer to climate change. That’s because there is no one answer. Climate change solutions are a gumbo with lots of chefs contributing to the stew. On the last day of July, Occupy Sonoma County hosted a gathering of local activists at the...
  • Training for Occupation of the U.S.A.

    From September 7 through September 11, the Alameda County Fairgrounds will host Urban Shield, a four-day weapons expo and convention followed by two days of war-game exercises held throughout the Bay Area. This is the largest SWAT training in the United States. It is paid for by the Urban...
  • Plastic Free July

    Plastic Free July, like Earth Day, is an annual reminder of what we need to do every day: reduce and work to eliminate plastic from our lives.  Plastic is made from oil. People kill for oil with guns, with joysticks, and by tossing garbage into our waterways. Eight million...