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How Saving Water Helps Reduce Global Warming

I waste water.  I admit it, I love a nice long leisurely shower.  And based on what I learned while being a municipal public works employee, it’s about one of the worst things I can do to the environment.  Saving water should be on the top of everyone’s list. Let me explain why:   In the […] Continue reading

Wrong answer, try again.

How changing the way tests are given will lead to less stress, more learning and better schools. “Most children speak and understand their mother tongue before the age of four without lessons, homework or much in the way of feedback. How do they accomplish this remarkable feat”? (from the movie, Still Alice) Scientists are still […] Continue reading

Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

Declaration of the Occupation of New York City Posted on September 30, 2011 by NYCGA THIS DOCUMENT WAS ACCEPTED BY THE NYC GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that […] Continue reading

Off the Grid in the Natural State

“To properly understand political power and trace its origins, we must consider the state that all people are in naturally. That is a state of perfect freedom of acting and disposing of their own possessions and persons as they think fit within the bounds of the law of nature. People in this state do not have to […] Continue reading

A Call to Elder Stoners: Your Job has Just Begun

Dear Senior Stoner, I’m addressing any of you who know your way around cannabis, and aren’t naive about it’s drawbacks or potential.  Now that states are finally decriminalizing and in some cases legalizing the individual purchase and use of this herb, a question, largely unconsidered by the mass culture and its media, remains: “What kind […] Continue reading

Stokely Charmichael’s Revolutionary Speech at Oakland Auditorium (1968)

STOKELY CARMICHAEL, American Revolutionary This is a complete transcript of Stokely Carmichael’s speech at the Oakland Auditorium February 17, 1968. The occasion was a benefit birthday party for Huey P. Newton, Minister of Defense of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Newton is awaiting trial on charges of killing a white Oakland policeman. The speech […] Continue reading

Free John Sinclair! (1970)

Free John Sinclair A letter from prison by John Sinclair OK, onward: FREE SINCLAIR is a good idea, yes, I can really relate to that one. But the wider issue of marijuana laws as political tools is the real thing to work on, along with the so-called obscenity busts and all other busts that are […] Continue reading

The Weathermen (1969)

I prefer the philanthropy of Captain John Brown to that philanthropy which neither shoots me nor liberates me….I do not wish to kill nor to be killed, but I can foresee circumstances in which both these things would be by me unavoidable. We preserve the so-called peace of our community by deeds of petty violence […] Continue reading

Marxism and Nonviolence (1966)

In May, 1966, for the second year in a row, Isaac Deutscher spoke at Berkeley’s Vietnam Day. In 1965, Vietnam Day had made a major impact on the campus and the country, with more than 10,000 students participating and a broad range of viewpoints represented on the sponsoring committee and on the speakers’ platform. The […] Continue reading
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