Toxic Spraying in Agriculture is Not the Only Way

Toxic pesticides are being sprayed on our food in commercial agriculture today and for decades in the past.  Whether you are in California or Minnesota, pesticide spraying from the air or on the ground is polluting the atmosphere, poisoning workers, neighborhoods around … Continue reading

California Farm Workers in the Winter of 1964

Harvey Richards took this photo on New Years Day, January 1, 1964 in Stockton, California.  Big businesses in agriculture love migrant workers who can pick a crop and move on.  Where did they go after the crops were picked in … Continue reading

Women for Peace Picket Nuclear Tests, July 1962

Harvey Richards photographed the July, 1962 Women for Peace picket at the nuclear bomb testing site in Nevada.   Alice Richards, Harvey’s wife, helped found the organization and with Harvey and Frances Herring made a film about it called Women … Continue reading

Bay Area Civil Rights Actions, 1963

Picketing Bank of America, Berkeley, 1963

Harvey Richards took this Bay Area civil rights demonstration photo in December, 1963 during a time in the civil rights movements when interracial unity was the name of the game.  The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) conducted pickets of businesses … Continue reading

Forthcoming Film on Black Panther Party

Dante James is making a new film on Huey P. Newton and the Black Panther Party.  Click on the link to Decision List Blog to read an interview with Dante James about what he is doing.  You can support this … Continue reading

Join the Iraq Vets and Afghan people against the war in Afghanistan

This link contains a video that was made about the May, 2012 march against war during the NATO meeting in Chicago.  The march was co sponsored by Iraq Veterans against War and Afghans For Peace .  It includes statements by veterans … Continue reading

Expanding Democracy is Now

Our schools teach a mythical past.  Then we grow up and see the world in operation and say our democracy is being undercut.  If the people’s history were taught it would be apparent that the challenge today is to expand … Continue reading

Julian Assange Interviews Noam Chomsky and Tariq Ali

Waiting to see if Julian Assange is granted political assylum in Ecuador, I am surprised to find a new edition of The World Tomorrow filmed in an unknown location with the credits blocked out to protect the innocent.  Maybe we … Continue reading

Films by Harvey Richards via Alexander Street Press

If you are associated with a University that subscribes to the digital archives of Alexander Street Press, you can find and watch all of Harvey Richards’ films through your library.  Alexander Street Press is available at 1400 universities and colleges … Continue reading

Toilets in the Fields?

In 1962, when I was 18 years old, my father, Harvey Richards, went to Sacramento and set up a slide show in the hallway outside the Assembly where they were debating a bill to require California farmers to provide toilets … Continue reading