All posts tagged: science

Postponed! – Redevelopment Forum to be Rescheduled

We regret to inform you that Saturday’s “Redevelopment Forum” has been postponed and will not take place as planned on December 15, 2012. On Tuesday afternoon, Senator Steinberg notified us that he would be unable to keep his commitment to participate in our Redevelopment Forum due to a family emergency. We have, therefore, reluctantly decided to postpone the event until a date when both Senator Steinberg and Assembly member Atkins could be available. Thank you for your commitment and desire to take part in the dialogue. Please look for a notice on a rescheduled date in early 2013. Social Equity Sustainability Community Revitalization Panel 1: Darrell Steinberg, Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, Assembly Member Panel 2: B.H. Kim, Vice President/Executive Director, Center for Civic Engagement Susan Tinsky, Executive Director, San Diego Housing Federation Andrew Poat, Economic Development and Public Policy Consultant Moderator: Michael D. Jenkins (Esq.), Mediator, National Conflict Resolution Center Sponsored by six community groups. Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 Common Cause San Diego League of Women Voters – LWVSD Partners for Livable …

Sing for the Climate

Sing for the Climate is a big singing manifestation that first took place on September 22 and 23 2012 in Belgium. More than 80.000 people in more than 180 Belgian cities and communities sang the song “Do it Now”, urging politicians to take more ambitious climate measures both on local, national and international level. This video is a synthesis of recordings that were made in all locations. The success of ‘Sing for the Climate’ proves that a mass mobilization around climate change is still possible even after the COP15 in Copenhagen. But Belgium is a small country and climate change is global problem, which needs to be tackled on an international level. Therefore we appeal to local groups and organizations worldwide to organize their own version of Sing for the Climate. More information, tools and support for your local action can be found on http://www.singfortheclimate.com Sing for the Climate is the culmination of three years campaigning for ‘The Big Ask’. Learn all about this story in this video.

Man-made Climate Change and American Exceptionalism

This week PBS premiered the latest Ken Burns documentary. Over four hours the two-part film details the causes behind some of the large scale destructive power of climate change and the resulting human misery. Burns also shows the leadership and vision of the President and the work of government scientists to address the problems during a time of great economic uncertainty. Although the film is concerned with the events of the 1930s the parallels to the droughts, storms and needed economic solutions of today are clear.

Oct 15 – Patriocracy – Film and Panel Discussion at Mesa College

PATRIOCRACY explores the extreme polarization in America that cripples the country from tackling its most serious problems. When: Monday October 15, 2012 4:00 – 5:30pm Viewing 5:30 – 6:00pm Panel Discussion with Mesa College faculty, staff and students will be moderated by Professor Carl Luna Where: Mesa College, G-101 Whether it’s the national debt, healthcare reform, the war on terror or illegal immigration, Americans are shouting at each other instead of listening to each other. PATRIOCRACY drills down and illustrates the forces that drive a wedge into the middle ground of America and the solutions required to move forward. Americans are polarized and angry. In the crossfire, the loudest voices drown out reason and facts with fear and anxiety. As America enters the 2012 election season, more money than ever will be spent to manipulate and sway voters by fear and emotion. PATRIOCRACY sits in the dead center of this monumental tug-of-war, educating viewers so they do not fall victim to manipulation as they cast their ballots. This event is co- sponsored by: Mesa College Accelerated College …

TPP – Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Future of America

On July 2, 2012 Carol Heasley and I participated with the Occupellas as delegates to the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) conference. After singing our songs protesting the TPP, the IP and Labor negotiators remained after the meeting and spoke with our group. We expressed our concerns about this very broad international agreement that can take precedence over our national sovereignty. The TPP has been drafted and negotiated in secret by 300 corporations. Even members of Congress have been denied access to the documents. I’m providing this summary at this time as, in spite of protests in San Diego and other cities, the TPP is continuing to move ahead. Every citizen should be aware of the potential impact of the TPP and should join in a movement to stop the approval and implementation of the TPP.