Los Angeles Youth Head for International Meeting on Climate Change and Ocean Plastic Pollution in Havana, Cuba

by Mark Friedman, L.A. US Hands Off Cuba Coalition A delegation of a dozen young people from local universities who are environmental activists left for a week of educational programs in Cuba on April 26. “We have an opportunity to be part of an international meeting hosted by the National Aquarium (Acuario Nacional) to discuss the world-wide crisis of ocean plastic pollution and global climate change,” said delegation leader Johanna Cervantes, a [...]

Support the A-G Ethnic Studies Requirement at the University of California

by the UC Ethnic Studies Faculty Council Starting in 1968, students at two public universities in California–first San Francisco State and then UC Berkeley–courageously led the way for the grassroots formation of ethnic studies by going on strike and shutting down their campuses despite police brutality and military repression. Well over half a century later, the University of California has at long last proposed an ethnic studies requirement that centers what has [...]

Disney Workers Walk Out in Burbank, Orlando

https://www.whereischapek.com/open-letter The recent statements by The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) leadership regarding the Florida legislature’s recent “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” bill have utterly failed to match the magnitude of the threat to LGBTQIA+ safety represented by this legislation. Primarily, those statements have indicated that leadership still does not truly understand the impact this legislation is having not only on Cast Members in the state of Florida, but on all members of [...]

By |2022-03-29T23:05:00-05:00March 29th, 2022|Activism, Commentary, Education, Elections, LGBTQ+|0 Comments

In Memoriam: Ronald Spriestersbach

Rest in Power Ronald Spriestersbach, 1928-2021 Ron Spriesterbach, who passed away recently at age 93, was a warm friend and good comrade, an anti-racist and anti-imperialist to the core and to the last. Ron is pictured above on the right with his comrade Reza Pour. Like Reza, Ron was a former member of the KPFK Local Station Board and active with the Grassroots Community Radio Coalition as a manifestation of his lifelong [...]

November 7 Interfaith Networking to End Systemic Racism

Creating a Faith-Based Network Against Racism If racism and the way it’s embedded in our society and systems troubles your soul, please join ICUJP online via Zoom, Sunday, November 7, 4-6:00 pm PST. Register here now: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMud-GqqTkjGNdhFRuOsFzAODLX4s49vl1d ICUJP’s Program Committee is calling together faith centers, activist organizations, and individuals to create an ongoing faith-based network to end systemic racism. We hope to reinforce each other’s work and help build a critical mass [...]

Families Protest New East L.A. Charter High School

Angry mothers and students protest a proposed charter high school in East LA by Carlos Montes Over a 100 students, teachers and parents from Garfield High School (GHS) held a protest in East Los Angeles on October 13, against a planned construction of a new charter high school. East Los Angeles unincorporated area has become saturated with private charter schools, causing a crisis in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) public schools. [...]

Baldwin Hill Elementary Magnet School Parents Declare a “Charter-Free” Zone

Baldwin Hills Elementary School Parents Won a Resolution from West Adams Neighborhood Council Declaring their School a “Charter Free Zone https://michaelkohlhaas.org/wp/2019/03/24/baldwin-hills-elementary-school-parents-present-resolution-to-west-adams-neighborhood-council-declaring-school-a-charter-free-zone-co-locating-privatizers-from-new-los-angeles-charter-scho/B [Edited excerpts] Since January 2019, I’ve been following the story of New Los Angeles Charter Elementary School and its forcible colonization of Baldwin Hills Elementary Pilot and Gifted Magnet School. I was inspired by the UTLA strike and a fine article by Daniel Hernandez of LA Taco. After a relatively minimal [...]

How Microorganisms Evolve Cooperative Behaviors

Researchers Discover How Microorganisms Evolve Cooperative Behaviors Press Release from ISB Director, Senior Vice President and Professor Dr. Nitin Baliga and ISB Senior Research Scientist Dr. Serdar Turkarslan https://isbscience.org/news/2021/03/03/how-microorganisms-evolve-cooperative-behaviors/ Institute for Systems Biology is a nonprofit scientific research organization located in Seattle © 2021 · All Rights Reserved · Institute for Systems Biology Interspecies interactions are the foundation of ecosystems, from soil to ocean to human gut. Among the many different types [...]

By |2021-04-08T16:44:34-05:00April 8th, 2021|Ecology, Education, Health|0 Comments

Keeping Fit at All Ages

Keeping Fit: How to Do the Right Exercise for Your Age by Julie Broderick, TrinityCollege, Dublin, Ireland https://theconversation.com/keeping-fit-how-to-do-the-right-exercise-for-your-age-108851 Also see: https://theconversation.com/how-to-stay-fit-into-your-60s-and-beyond-110214 The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. But the type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age. To ensure that you are doing the right type of exercise [...]

By |2021-01-30T04:09:55-05:00January 30th, 2021|Education, Health|0 Comments

California Court of Appeal Orders 50% Cut of Prisoners at San Quentin

California Court of Appeal Orders 50% Cut of Prisoners at San Quentin by Hadar Aviram https://www.hadaraviram.com/2020/10/20/breaking-news-california-court-of-appeal-orders-50-population-reduction-at-san-quentin/ [Excerpts] We won In re Von Staich, the habeas corpus case challenging CDCR’s mishandling of the COVID-19 crisis at San Quentin. Justice Kline wrote: “We agree that respondents–the Warden and CDCR–have acted with deliberate indifference and relief is warranted.” Here is an analysis of the opinion. Justice Kline begins by stating the magnitude of the San [...]

COVID Cases Rising Again in L.A. County

Last week, county officials reported that a technical error had slowed their data reporting systems. After the issue was a resolved, backlogged cases were included in counts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Even after accounting for the backlog, L.A. County has gone from about 940 new cases per day at the beginning of October to, as of last week, nearly 1,200 new cases per day, said Barbara Ferrer, the L.A. County director [...]

Gluten-free Almond and Coconut Pancakes with Spiced Plums – By Lisa Linder

Gluten-free Almond and coconut pancakes with spiced plums – By Lisa Linder (Recipe from the UK and mostly uses metric measurements, but we converted the oven temp to Fahrenheit.) These protein-rich pancakes are a great option if you're eating gluten-free. And the accompanying spiced plums and rich plum sauce are bound to elevate your breakfast fare.--Bella Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes. Serves Four. INGREDIENTS: For the plums: 12 ripe [...]

By |2020-10-29T17:52:37-05:00October 29th, 2020|Bella De Soto, Education, Features, Food, Health|0 Comments
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