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Harvey Wasserman : Hemp Is no Paper Tiger

Image from Hemp & Chocolat.California’s Prop. 19:With legal pot comes legal hemp,history’s most profitable industrial crop By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / October 18, 2010 Hemp is the far bigger economic issue hiding behind legal marijuana. If the … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Hemp Is no Paper Tiger

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Jonah Raskin : The California Cannabis Countdown

Supporters of Proposition 19 rally in Bay Area. Photo by Bill St. Clair / SF Weekly.California counting down to November 2:Marijuana initiative leading in polls By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / October 3, 2010 Thousands and thousands of … finish reading Jonah Raskin : The California Cannabis Countdown

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David Bacon : Life in an Immigrant Labor Camp

Immigrant workers at labor camp in northern California. Photos by David Bacon / The Rag Blog. Journalist and long-time labor organizer David Bacon will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin, Tuesday, September 7, … finish reading David Bacon : Life in an Immigrant Labor Camp

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Cannabis in California : The Growing Storm

Marijuana campaign image from Photo Bucket.Cannabis is on the ballot:All eyes are on California By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / March 26, 2010 The man in the dark slacks and the blue jacket counted out 100 $100 bills … finish reading Cannabis in California : The Growing Storm

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Student Protests : Education Funding Cuts vs. Sports Largesse

Students and supporters rallied against funding cuts to higher education at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. on Thursday, March 4, 2010. Photo by Rich Pedroncelli / AP.National Day of Action:Students protest massive funding cutsWhile millions goes to coaches, stadiums By … finish reading Student Protests : Education Funding Cuts vs. Sports Largesse

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Marijuana : It’s High Time to Tax the Pot Crop

It’s time for the government to cash in on the marijuana crop.Time to tax marijuana [With] budget deficits and a worsening recession, it only makes sense to stop spending money to fight marijuana use and start taxing that use to … finish reading Marijuana : It’s High Time to Tax the Pot Crop

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California Pay to Play : Marijuana Futures!

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘is known to have extensive first-hand knowledge about the many uses’ of marijuana, is shown taking a break following a workout in the film ‘Pumping Iron.’California should pay its people in pot The state could grow … finish reading California Pay to Play : Marijuana Futures!

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California Homeless : Hundreds March For a Legal Place to Sleep

John Kraintz (top), who is homeless, was part of the procession that began at Loaves & Fishes in Sacramento. Photo by Lezlie Sterling / Sacramento Bee. Karen Hersh (below), a homeless woman, carries her belongings at the tent city in … finish reading California Homeless : Hundreds March For a Legal Place to Sleep

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Schwarzenegger : Let’s Talk About Legalizing Pot

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California says it’s time to talk about legalizing pot. Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images. ‘This is only going to increase the governor’s popularity,’ Aaron Smith of the Marijuana Policy Project said. ‘We … finish reading Schwarzenegger : Let’s Talk About Legalizing Pot

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Judy Gumbo Albert : Peoples’ Park and Our Sixties Legacy

Art from Peoples’ Park 35th anniversary celebration in Berkeley, April 25, 2009. Photo by Z / Bay Area Indymedia.Berkeley’s Peoples’ Park Remembered and Zayd Dohrn’s play, Magic Forest Farm I repeat this phrase, loudly and with more emphasis: ‘Our politics … finish reading Judy Gumbo Albert : Peoples’ Park and Our Sixties Legacy

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California’s Harvest of Shame

Documentary featuring Fabian Núñez, past speaker of the California State Assembly. California’s Harvest of Shame from California Assembly Access on Vimeo. This is a short film showing the realities of life in the fields in 2008. It is narrated by … finish reading California’s Harvest of Shame

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Judy Gumbo Albert : It’s ‘Celebrate 60s Radicals’ Week!

Judy Gumbo with (left) Stew Albert and Jerry Rubin, May, 1971. Photo from yippiegirl.com.In California this week, book signings, an historic poster exhibition, a theatrical event and a ‘Champion of Justice’ award all shine a light on Sixties activists and … finish reading Judy Gumbo Albert : It’s ‘Celebrate 60s Radicals’ Week!

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