Incarcerated Women Confront COVID, Forced Sterilizations

PBS recently released a documentary on the forced sterilization of women in CA prisons, as they struggle for accountability by the state and the CA Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation for the consequences of the practice, which went on for years. Although it has now been outlawed, there has been no justice or recompense for the hundreds of women who were affected. the PBS Independent Lens documentary is no longer available for [...]

L.A. County New Epicenter of COVID Crisis

Public Health Reports 44 New Deaths and 13,580 New Positive Cases of COVID-19 in LA County in a Single Day The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) today released the latest data on COVID-19. 13,580 new COVID-19 cases (719,833 cases to date) 44 new deaths due to COVID-19 (9,482 deaths to date); deaths are under reported due to holiday and weekend reporting delays 6,815 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 [...]

Koshari: An Egyptian Staple Dish

Koshari is a traditional Egyptian staple, mixing chick peas, pasta, fried onions, and zesty tomato sauce, served on top a bed of rice and brown lentils! Flavor packed and not to mention healthy! https://www.themediterraneandish.com/egyptian-koshari-recipe/#tasty-recipes-13418 INGREDIENTS For the Crispy Onion Topping 1 large onion, sliced into thin rings Salt ⅓ cup all-purpose flour ½ cup cooking oil   For Tomato Sauce Cooking oil 1 small onion, grated 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp [...]

By |2020-12-31T02:47:49-05:00December 31st, 2020|Food, Health, Health, Recipes, Resources|0 Comments

Global Heating Worsens Despite Pandemic

CO2 levels hit record high despite pandemic lockdowns Scientists calculate that emissions must fall by half by 2030 to give a good chance of limiting global heating. https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/11/24/co2-levels-hit-record-high-despite-pandemic-lockdowns/ © by Marlee Kokotovic, Nov 24, 2020 - NationofChange While the Covid-19 pandemic led to a slight decrease in carbon dioxide emissions, it is not enough to make a measurable impact on the climate crisis we are facing. CO2 emissions hit a record high [...]

Self-Care in a Pandemic

How to Manage Self-Care During COVID-19 by Stephanie Haywood Lately, you may have heard a reference or two to Maslov’s Hierarchy of Needs. It’s a simple but powerful psychological idea - before we can focus on creativity, actualization, or even joy, we must focus on survival. Right now, the whole world is stuck at the bottom of this hierarchy: We are all in survival mode. To put it lightly, this isn’t great [...]

By |2021-01-04T16:47:44-05:00December 1st, 2020|Commentary, COVID-19, Food, Health|0 Comments

Oatmeal Recipes from Ultra-Athletes

Oatmeal Is Still the World's Best Performance Breakfast https://www.outsideonline.com/2242911/oatmeal-still-worlds-best-performance-breakfast [Excerpt] Sure, it's old fashioned. But it's also nutritional rocket fuel, and athletes are making it taste great. Here's how.     In a world of green juice and chia seed pudding, this age-old dish is the original, and perhaps most powerful, super-food, especially for athletes competing at the highest levels. “I’ve asked a lot of elite endurance athletes about their breakfast foods, particularly before [...]

By |2020-12-01T20:47:33-05:00December 1st, 2020|Food, Health, Sports|0 Comments

Letter to the Editor: Promote Cultured Meat to End Animal Slaughter

To the editor, President-elect Joe Biden, who won the endorsement of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, should support federal funding for cultured-meat research. For readers who aren't aware, cultured-meat is grown from cells, without slaughtering animals. There is no greater crime than what we do to nonhumans in food production. We kill over a trillion aquatic and land creatures every year for this purpose. According to the Population Reference Bureau, only about [...]

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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 [...]

“Fortified” and “Enriched” Foods try to Put Back what Processing and Refining Took Out

Fortified and Enriched Foods https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/fortified-and-enriched-foods In some cases, fortified or enriched foods are helpful. They can fill in the gaps and increase a particular vitamin and mineral consumption that would otherwise be less than the recommended value. But it’s also easy to get too much. These foods can contribute to nutrient overdoses. Be aware of how much of each nutrient you are eating. Don’t forget to include foods that don’t come with [...]

By |2020-10-29T17:52:03-05:00October 29th, 2020|Bella De Soto, Capitalism, Food, Health, Health, Poverty|0 Comments

Book Review: The Role of the Revolutionary Poet

The Role of the Revolutionary Poet in Society and a Strategic Vision for the 21st Century by Mark Lipman (Vagabond Books, ISBN 13: 978-1-936293-39-1, 2020, $18.50) reviewed by Michael Novick This volume of essays and poems is by the former poetry curator of Change Links, Mark Lipman, who is the founder and editor of Vagabond, editor and publisher of a number of award winning poetry anthologies, including The Border Crossed Us (an [...]

Health Corner: Make Easy Kimchi At Home

How To Make Easy Kimchi at Home by Emily Han https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-easy-kimchi-at-home-189390 The first few times I tried kimchi it was not, I must admit, my favorite food. Then I met my Korean-American partner, Gregory, moved in with his mom — a superb cook — and within a few months I was wholly converted. These days my mouth waters at the slightest whiff of pungent, fermented cabbage and I’ll eat it with everything [...]

By |2020-09-02T01:30:57-05:00September 2nd, 2020|Food, Health|0 Comments
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