Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sonoma County Housing Crisis Will Worsen for Low-Income Households

From the UC Berkeley Urban Displacement Project:     There is an abundance of data to indicate that the Sonoma County housing situation in the low and moderate income range will worsen, according to a new study from UC Berkeley. One key point from the study: Neighborhoods with rail stations, historic housing stock, an abundance…

The future of displacement

Via the Berkeley Blog: The future of displacement Karen Chapple, Professor, City and Regional Planning | 8/24/15 The year is 2030. Protesters gather around yet another apartment building where long-term residents are being evicted to accommodate newcomers. We must be in San Francisco. No, we’re in Oakland. Guess again. It’s Hayward. Or, Concord. Or perhaps,…

UC Berkeley Study – More Gentrification & Displacement On the Way

University of California, Berkeley Press Release: More gentrification, displacement in Bay Area forecast By Kathleen Maclay | AUGUST 24, 2015 The San Francisco Bay Area’s transformation into a sprawling, exclusive and high-income community with less and less room for its low-income residents is just beginning, according to UC Berkeley researchers who literally have it all…

The Pacific Coast Farm-Worker Rebellion by David Bacon in The Nation

From Baja California to Washington State, indigenous farm workers are standing up for their rights David Bacon   A burned-out concrete blockhouse—the former police station—squats on one side of the only divided street in Vicente Guerrero, half a mile from Baja California’s transpeninsular highway. Just across the street lies the barrio of Nuevo (New) San…

Has USDA Approved Chinese Poultry Imports? Advocates Demand Answers

Food & Water Watch press release: August 27th, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Is a Cargill poultry plant in China poised to export meat to the United States? That question lies at the heart of a controversy sparked by an August 13th article on WATTAgNet.com that reported that a Cargill plant in the Anhui province had been cleared…

Food is Community – Univ. of Iowa Study Finds Locavores Proliferating & Dedicated to the Larger Good

From Sarah Diederich, Iowa Now & the University of Iowa:  UI study finds local food movement rooted in relationships and values A new UI study finds more Americans than ever before are shopping farmers markets and joining food coops because they enjoy knowing who grows their food. These so-called “locavores” are driven to eat locally…

Nonproliferation Experts Call Iran Nuclear Deal a Strong, Longterm and Verifiable Agreement

Iran Nuclear Deal “A Net-Plus for International Nuclear Nonproliferation” For Immediate Release: August 18, 2015 Media Contacts: Daryl G. Kimball, executive director, 202-463-8270 ext. 107; Timothy Farnsworth, communications director, 202-463-8270 x110. (Washington, D.C.)—More than 70 of the world’s leading nuclear nonproliferation specialists issued a jointstatement outlining why the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) “is a strong,…