Daily Archives: October 31, 2014

CLIMATE CHANGE by the numbers

By Charles Fredricks 5 or 10 years: The amount of time we may have to lock in transition of electric power generation, heating and cooling, and transportation away from carbon based fossil fuels to renewable energy, to avoid civilization-ending disaster. 50 years: The time lag roughly between when we will feel the effects in the…

National conference plans to win Medicare-for-All

By Paul Krehbiel Over 300 health care reform leaders and activists from across the U.S. met in Oakland in August at a National Strategy Conference to develop plans to bring high quality, affordable health care to all residents. Three national single-payer organizations, Healthcare-NOW!, Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Healthcare, and One Payer States (a 26-state network…

End Corporate Dollar Democracy!

By Peter Mathews Since the 70s, campaigns of elected officials by both major parties have been financed almost entirely by wealthy special interests and corporate lobbyists in the Top 1%. More than $6.2 billion was raised and spent in 2012 for Congress and the president. More than 80% was donated by the top half-of-one percent,…

Vote NO on Kathryn Merkel Werdegar and Goodwin Liu

Californians should remove two of the Justices from the California Supreme Court who wrongly ripped Proposition 49, The Overturn Citizens United Act from the November ballot in a precipitous action that has resulted in the disenfranchisement of every voter in California. California is one of twenty states that have some form of judicial retention election. …

Film Reviews by Dancing Owl

The Theory of Everything: Inspiring biopic on life of Stephen Hawking. Rosewater: Gael Garcia Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries, Science of Sleep) plays true story of Iranian-Canadian journalist Bahari who was arrested and tortured in 2009 for reporting on unrest during re-election of Iranian Pres. Ahmadinejad. Dir. by Jon Stewart Interstellar: Dir. Christopher Nolan attempts to…

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