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08 Aug 2020

The Future is Green 

As hurricanes, floods and wildfires ravage the Earth with unprecedented ferocity, it seems the desolation of humanity is fast approaching. Despite the imminent threat of irreversible climate disaster, the U.S. government remains unconcerned with what is shaping up to be the end of the world….


The majority of Black films nominated for awards focus on struggle, oppression, slavery or all of the above. This is unacceptable — Black struggle should not be exploited for clout. Hollywood is white, and it is only slowly recognizing a need for diversity. It is…


Save this Garden 

A company that owns several of the most profitable institutions in Santa Cruz, yet doesn’t pay its workers enough to purchase fresh produce, should not hold sway over how their community feeds   themselves. The Beach Flats Community Garden is a verdant square in the quilt…


Gender Identity Theft 

There are 1.4 million recorded transgender people living in the U.S. As far as the Trump administration is concerned, their lives don’t exist. An October 2018 memo from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealed the department’s intentions to restrict Title IX’s definition…