• 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  • Police Cameras

    Officers are “Forgetting” to Turn on Their Body Cameras

    The ethical issue here is that these officers are “forgetting” to turn on their body cameras, which suggests that they are not doing their jobs correctly. People are dying and we don’t know if it was for good or just a hasty judgment call. Anything that has to do...
  • Water Tank Supply and Treatment

    Officials Knowingly Added Cancer Causing Chemicals to Sacramento’s Water Supply to Save the City Money

    Officials knowingly and discreetly added cancer causing chemicals to Sacramento’s water supply to save the city money. This is an ethical problem because it not only puts the health of the city’s residents in jeopardy by allowing them to consume carcinogens, but they kept it a secret and did...
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    NY Police Editing Wikipedia

    The first ethical issue would be 1 Police Plaza using a popular webpage to alter statements for their own benefit. Although Wikipedia is deemed an unreliable source by many institutions, in a Google search of any of the people involved in this scandal, Wikipedia is in fact the first...