Monthly Archives: August 2015

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…

Spammed by the Pinochets

I do wish sometimes that we could readily see the results of spam emails like the one below, which arrived at my work email a while back. Just how many people respond to such heartbreaking entreaties as this, which purportedly came from the grandson of one of the most infamous and brutal of the 20th Century…

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…

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,…