A Research Stream: Types of support, potential value, research questions

This is a photo of a race going on among participants in a pre-apprenticeship class at Los Angeles Trade Tech, one of the  LA community colleges. Before you can get into an IBEW-sponsored electricians apprenticeship program there, you have to get a pole-climbing certification. Here are some guys (all guys; hmmmm….) racing each other toContinue reading “A Research Stream: Types of support, potential value, research questions”

Did you know you can’t actually just join the Democratic Party?

This is the old Berkeley City Hall. The new main offices are about a block away. About 20 years ago, Joe and I got married on the grass among the redwood trees to the left of the picture. It was not raining at the time. Did you know you can’t just join the Democratic Party?Continue reading “Did you know you can’t actually just join the Democratic Party?”

January 2017 Winter Storms

  One afternoon a few weeks ago,  I joined in with a small demonstration that has been held on Monday afternoons at the top of Solano Avenue. Our friend Harry Brill has been the organizer. That’s Harry, beside me. Behind us are members of the Occupella singing group. It’s called the “Tax the Rich” demonstration.Continue reading “January 2017 Winter Storms”

Still Trump, Black Panther Party exhibit, 3 summary points

Protests There are protests all over the country, but it’s not clear how well thought-through or coordinated they are. Many are anti-Trump but not pro-Hillary. The peaceful ones are about immigration, Black Lives Matter, and climate change. Thousands of East Bay high schoolers flood Berkeley streets protesting Trump victory There are also clusters of violence. I’m getting emailsContinue reading “Still Trump, Black Panther Party exhibit, 3 summary points”