Economist and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich gave a standing-room-only audience Monday in Santa Rosa a crash course in how the nation's economy went sour.With the backdrop of a movement in Sonoma County to stop Wal-Mart from expanding its local presence, Reich used the nation's top employer as an example of how big companies have outsized power to set poor standards for wages and workplace conditions. "This isn't about blaming Wal-Mart, it's about blaming the system," Reich told about 400 people at Santa Rosa's Glaser Center.
Submitted by Susan Lamont on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:56pm
My name is Lacey Kohlmoos and I am the Sr. Field Organizer for Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch. Did you know that one of the worst threats to human rights and justice is a so-called free trade agreement that is being decided right now by trade negotiators and corporations behind closed doors, shutting out civil society, citizens, the press, and even Members of Congress!
Submitted by Susan Lamont on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 11:55pm
Run. Walk. SOFA STROLL! Join us at the Peace & Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave., where we'll be featuring the assemblage art of Peace & Justice Center member Ellen Zebrowski!
STROLL through the SOFA (South of A Street Arts District) to meet the ARTISTS, visit the GALLERIES and learn about the THEATRE, POLITICS, MUSIC, FOOD and COFFEE in this vibrant COMMUNITY.
THURSDAY, February 21, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
SOFA is conveniently located at the intersection of A Street & Sebastopol Avenue, just 3 blocks south of SANTA ROSA PLAZA (the shopping mall) in downtown Santa Rosa, California. Street Parking is available.
Submitted by Susan Lamont on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 9:43pm
Cinema West Theaters Petaluma
Reading Cinemas, Rohnert Park Stadium
Santa Rosa Entertainment Group
Dear Sonoma County Movie Theater Owners,
Recently, the national discussion has again turned to gun control and the issue of excess violence in our culture, along with increased, untreated mental illness. Sadly, the ‘entertainment’ industries continue to feed American consumers a steady diet of ‘violent action thrillers’ – games, films, books – filled with brutality for young and old audiences alike. This type of entertainment does not model or encourage well-adjusted social behavior such as compassion, kindness or understanding. Instead, it feeds an already unhealthy trend in our society that emphasizes aggressive behavior in our families, our relationships and our community.