Now, before we are engulfed in flames, while there is still time, while we still can, Wake up! –David Krieger David Krieger is President Emeritus of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He is the author and editor of many books on peace and nuclear weapons abolition, including "Speaking of Peace: Quotations to Inspire Action.” … [Read more...]
Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019
An important read, a grand contribution to the true history of America. A chorus of extraordinary voices comes together to tell one of history’s great epics: the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire. The story begins in 1619—a … [Read more...]
Native Community Action Council Celebrates Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
January 21, 2021 The Native Community Action Council celebrated the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entry into force by gathering in Las Vegas at the Federal Courthouse to hold banners affirming the entry into force of the treaty. The treaty was approved by the 193-member U.N. General Assembly on July 7, 2017 by a vote of 122 in favor, the Netherlands opposed, and … [Read more...]
San Luis Obispo Needs to Put its Citizens First
OPINION by ALLAN COOPER As I’m writing this, the San Luis Obispo City Council will be conducting a virtual community forum to help “shape cohesive priorities for San Luis Obispo’s future”. Though many of the permanent residents of SLO will participate in good faith, it is clear that our constituency has been marginalized and that our priorities may not even make it to the “top … [Read more...]
Speak out at the January 14 Community Forum to save Open Space!
Viewpoint submitted by Jan Marx to the newspapers: Protecting the Open Space/Natural Reserves of the City of San Luis Obispo Unique to the City of San Luis Obispo is that every resident--of every income level and every diverse background--is within a twenty-minute walk of a protected Open Space/Natural Reserve. This public resource makes us different from other … [Read more...]
SLO Mothers for Peace Accuses PG&E of Negligence and Violation of Regulations in Maintenance of Aging Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant
Mothers for Peace filed a strong objection to an August 12, 2020 “exigent” (urgent) License Amendment Request (LAR) by Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). PG&E has received permission from the NRC to assess and repair suspected degraded safety-related cooling pipes on Diablo Canyon Unit 1 while the plant continues … [Read more...]
Angry and Disagree – You’re Out!
On the night of July 7, 2020 the SLO City Council summarily removed Dr. James Papp from his position on the Cultural Heritage Committee. Why? Because they found him to be “angry and disagreeable” while chairing this committee. Though I have disagree from time to time with Dr. Papp, I never found him to be angry or disagreeable. And since he began serving on the Cultural … [Read more...]