Environment

Which Vision for Los Angeles: Updated General Plan or Real Estate Bubble?

Which Vision for Los Angeles: Updated General Plan or Real Estate Bubble? by Dick Platkin http://citywatchla.com/index.php/los-angeles/13622-which-vision-for-los-angeles-an-updated-general-plan-or-another-real-estate-bubble By now most of us know what ails Los Angeles. To cite some of the city’s most imminent emergencies: Expanding housing crisis resulting in evictions, homelessness, overcrowding, and long commutes to distant suburbs with affordable housing. Climate change barreling…

Standing Rock: Its Meaning

Standing Rock:  Its Meaning by Courage the Activist What you’re witnessing in North Dakota right now are all seven bands of the Lakota together again after 150 years. You’re witnessing 12,000 people roughing -20° F nights to gather in prayer and exhaust more forms of non-violent direct action than I’ve ever seen a movement employ….

Parks, Open Space, and Measure S

Parks, Open Space, and Measure S by Jill Stewart, Coalition to Preserve LA Of America’s 65 biggest cities, Los Angeles is the most park-poor. http://parkscore.tpl.org/rankings.php There has never been a excuse for this, but each successive Los Angeles City Council has come up with a shifting series of reasons. In 2008, Controller Laura Chick blasted…

Fighting for Our Lives: Lessons from Standing Rock

Fighting for Our Lives Again: No Dakota Access Pipeline Struggle in Historical Context https://therednation.org/2016/09/18/fighting-for-our-lives-nodapl-in-context/ by Nick Estes – September 18, 2016 Thousands are camped along the banks of the Missouri River at Cannon Ball in the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL; #NoDAPL), which proposes to carry…

Active Ingredient in Roundup® Causes Changes to DNA

Active Ingredient in Roundup® Causes Changes to DNA Function Resulting in Chronic Disease, According to Study    Beyond Pesticides July 18, 2016 A review of the scientific literature links glyphosate, one of the most popular weed killers in the U.S. and the active ingredient in Roundup, to a wide range of diseases through a mechanism that modifies DNA…

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