Monthly Archives: August 2016

Petaluma Planning Commissioner Bill Wolpert Runs for City Council

Petaluma Planning Commissioner Bill Wolpert kept local progressives waiting until the Friday August 12 deadline before jumping into the race for Petaluma City Council. Wolpert – an architect by trade – has developed a solid reputation for longterm & thoughtful consideration of where the City of Petaluma should be headed in terms of development policy,…

The True Cost of Food: Organic Isn’t Too Expensive, Conventional is Too Cheap!

Here’s a brief introduction to why organic produce isn’t as expensive compared to conventional as you might think, when you include the costs of conventional that are externalized.

Created by Dutch organic distributor Eosta’s Nature & More company.

Published on Aug 18, 2016

Organic vegetables and fruits are the best, aren’t they? But they seem expensive. That’s why we, as a supplier of organic food, decided to share the True Cost of Food with you in the store shelves. As far as we know, we’re the first food company worldwide to provide that level of transparency. This video explains what The True Cost of Food is all about. Organic isn’t too expensive, conventional is too cheap! We did the math.

Fannie Lou Hamer’s Testimony Before the DNC Credentials Committee August 22, 2016

From the This Week in History calendar, courtesy of Fannie Lou Hamer, leader of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), testified in front of the Credentials Committee at the Democratic National Convention. She was challenging the all-white delegation that the segregated regular Mississippi Democrats had sent to the presidential nominating convention. Mississippi’s Democratic Party…

No Honeymoon for Hillary: Create a Presidency of Protest – Popular Resistance

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, August 20th, 2016 The task of the movement for economic, racial and environmental justice is much bigger than the presidential election. Our job is to build people power to ensure that no matter who the next president is, the people’s voices are heard and our demands are part…

Senator Wolk: Let’s Stop Treating Farm Workers as Second-Class Citizens

From the Courage Campaign: For nearly 100 years, farm workers have been treated as second-class citizens and denied fair overtime pay after eight hours of hard work.(1) And there’s a critical bill headed to the California State Senate floor — Assembly Bill 1066 (Gonzalez) — that would right this wrong and finally acknowledge the financial hardships…