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Green Handcuffs: Racial Profiling in the War on Weed

Green Handcuffs: Racial Profiling in the War on Weed

The war on drugs is racist. The steps on the uneven road to equality are not as few as many Americans wish to believe. Certain outdated laws intended to govern basic behaviors and safeguard personal freedoms now hinder our ability to balance the scales of justice evenly for everyone. Targeted enforcement and harsher penalties for […]

Gov. Christie, Colorado Has The Quality Of Life Our Family Wants

Gov. Christie, Colorado Has The Quality Of Life Our Family Wants

“For the people who are enamored with the idea with the income, the tax revenue from this, go to Colorado and see if you want to live there. See if you want to live in a major city in Colorado where there’s head shops popping up on every corner and people flying into your airport […]

Amy Goodman on Independent News

Amy Goodman on Independent News

I recently attended the Los Angeles Green Festival, an event showcasing eco-friendly concepts from sustainable food to hemp clothing to electric cars. As a blogger/journalist, the highlight of the event for me was a talk by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! about her new book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope, a collection […]

Interview With Patricia McArdle, Amazon Grand Prize Novelist

Interview With Patricia McArdle, Amazon Grand Prize Novelist

Patricia Lynn McArdle has been travelling the globe and challenging the status quo for decades.  The solar cooking enthusiast, and retired US foreign service officer worked overseas and in Washington, D.C., from 1979–2006 as a member of the U.S. diplomatic corps. Prior to that,  she served for three years as one of the first two […]

Pacifica Radio, A Truly Progressive Voice of Dissent

Pacifica Radio, A Truly Progressive Voice of Dissent

Everyone loves a good NPR piece. For a long time, it was my go-to radio station. Recently, however, I’ve found a new love in Pacifica Radio. What is amazing about Pacifica is, well, everything. In an age of government spying, covert wars, and a crackdown on civil liberties, it is increasingly important to have a full […]