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Jan.22.2012
Voices from the January 20 2012, a day of occupation of the financial district in San Francisco. Occupy Oakland calls a Reclaim the Streets Carnival of Resistance with puppets, signs, banners, music on a reclaimed Alameda County Transit bus, food, and DJ’s. Returning from my volunteer stint at my...
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Jan.12.2012
This Sunday’s New York Times Travel section offers up forty five places to visit in 2012.  Along with Tokyo, Glasgow, Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, Moscow, Chilean Patagonia, Tanzania, Helsinki, Myanmar, Florence, and (yes, really) Space, is Oakland, California coming in at number five. ...
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Jan.11.2012
Occupy Oakland remains steadfast in its inclusive invitation to come on board and get with the solution and help people in need.  For those who have lived with hardship, this movement can offer agency and focus.  Imagine what life feels like without direction.  Then imagine your life...
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Jan.07.2012
  At January 4, 2012 Oakland’s General Assembly some were lamenting the regular police harassment.  Riding a bike in the downtown plaza, something I have done on numerous occasions in plain sight of police and paid security, is cause for arrest.  Using a shade umbrella to create a...
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Jan.07.2012
  At January 4, 2012 Oakland’s General Assembly some were lamenting the regular police harassment.  Riding a bike in the downtown plaza, something I have done on numerous occasions in plain sight of police and paid security, is cause for arrest.  Using a shade umbrella to create a...
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Dec.14.2011
Today, December 12  is the coordinated one day West Coast Port blockade to shut down the commerce of  the 1%.  Occupy San Diego, LA, Oakland, Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, Anchorage, and Houston are participating in solidarity with Longshoremen in Longview, Washington already on strike...
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Dec.08.2011
I was thirty eight years old when I bought a house.  I was very fortunate.  My great aunt had left me a few thousand dollars in her will.  This was the first time I had savings.  My husband and I found a house in a neighborhood that qualified us for a low percentage...
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Aug.05.2011
This is the audio clip of my interview with Byers & Co. on Decatur, Illinois' WSOY News/Talk 1340 radio! We spoke about the evolution and current status of Mexico's drug war and the impact it's having on various parts of the United States.
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Jul.08.2011
This is the second edition in my new series of podcasts with prominent people who follow Mexico's drug war, and I'm very excited to present my chat with CNN's Nick Valencia! We had a fascinating conversation this evening, talking about some of Nick's war stories as a young journalist in Mexico, the...
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Jul.08.2011
I'm very honored to have as my first podcast guest Nicholas Stein, series producer for the fascinating show "Border Wars"! I was very fortunate a few months ago that Nick reached out to me after reading my blog a few times, and we've become fast friends. He and his crew have had many adventures and...