• Sounding the Siren

      Written by David Duncan (California State University, East Bay) Contact David: dduncan945@gmail.com Edited by Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Adviser: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) The sun’s reflection off of the windshield of the Rural/Metro ambulance is a refreshing sight to the emergency medical technician...
  • #Revolution: How Social Media is Changing Business

    “Social media is no longer considered a lightweight addition to the serious business of the newsroom. It is recognized as a central pillar that the newsroom depends upon to operate.” As the quote shows, social media is no longer a platform where young adults flash their emotions and complaints....
  • #PrezElect2016: Social Media’s Impacts on the U.S 2016 Elections

      Social media has become an essential tool for influencing public opinion and political participation, particularly in the 2016 presidential election. Social media has given candidates the opportunity to reach out to a larger pool of voters, who are able to access information about their campaigns 24/7. Candidates have...
  • Joe Mccarthy

    The Ghost of Joe McCarthy Arises

    Last spring, Assembly Member Richard Bloom proposed AB 2844. This bill would create blacklists of groups who participate in the Boycott, Divestments & Sanctions (BDS) campaign and then use these lists to ban those businesses from working for the state of California.  It is against the law for the...
  • Becoming an Oligarchy

    As wealth disparity has grown, civil rights have shrunk and the murders of unarmed black and brown people by law enforcement officers have risen. An early step in this process occurred under Reagan. In 1981, the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, an act forbidding US military from policing Americans,...
  • Monsanto

    Take Monsanto, for Example

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is not just a trade deal, nor is it “NAFTA on steroids”.  The TPP is a corporate hijacking of our material world.  The TPP corrupts American democracy while installing corporations as the rulers of the United States. Here’s how. The TPP employees Investor-State Dispute Settlement...
  • Hillary Campaign 2016 Taking Money

    Election 2016 – The Primaries

    If the shenanigans of the primaries are any indication, The 2016 Presidential Election will be a milestone in corruption. For example, in Arizona, which has a closed (party members only) system, Latina/Latino dominate, Maricopa County cut its number of polling stations from 200 to 60. They said this was...
  • Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been

    It was before sunup on May 10, 2016, when five members of Sonoma County’s, North Coast Coalition for Palestine went to Sacramento to join over sixty other human rights activists in trying to stop free speech stifling, state Assembly Bill 2844.  This bill would require the state of California...
  • Oil Pump

    The Corporate Coup

    American democracy is under attack.  Not a shot’s been fired, there’s no people out in the streets, in fact, the attack was started in secret. The tool for this coup is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and whether it succeeds or not is now up to you and me. Negotiators...