Massive use of Chemicals in Agriculture

When Harvey took this photo in 1964 in San Joaquin County, California, industrial agriculture was just beginning to apply massive amounts of poisons to our food.   These workers today would probably be wearing protective suits, masks, and rubber gloves.  Parathion poisoning … Continue reading

Industrial Agriculture is the problem

In 1958 in Salinas, California, farmers sprayed boxed up lettuce on the way to market.  Organic agriculture and Community Supported Agriculture is a modern alternative to this kind of reckless application of chemicals to our food.  Watch a film called … Continue reading

Ending Historical Censorship

  Protester burns his draft card in front of the Army Induction Center in Oakland, California on December 18, 1967.  An act of rebellion that we need to remember and honor.  Today, Wikileaks exposes the things that the powerful want … Continue reading

War Sucks

In November, 1969, the west coast had a massive peace march against the War in Vietnam.  This is one group that passed in front of the camera of Harvey Richards who photographed every major west coast event protesting that rotten … Continue reading

Conversations @ Oakland Museum "1968" Exhibit, Saturday 6/9/12, 1PM

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 9, 2012 I have been invited to join a panel of participants in the 1968 events to have conversations with Museum goers at the 1968 exhibit.  Stop by if you can.  I will be offering free copies of Critical Focus, … Continue reading

"Ripping the Lungs out of the Planet" Judi Bari

Harvey Richards took this photo in September, 1963 in Humboldt County, California.  A surreal image of thousand year old trees being debarked, it is a sight that will never be seen again.  The last of the old growth redwoods are gone.  Climate … Continue reading

Dolores Huerta, Then and Now

Dolores Huerta is so deserving of the medal of freedom, bestowed here on May 30, 2012 by President Obama. On September 24, 1965, she stood on top of a car during the grape strike, calling workers out of the fields to … Continue reading

Not One More Dead

Veterans for Peace marched in San Francisco, California, in November, 1969 against the war in Vietnam. … Continue reading

Houghton-mifflin-harcourt bankruptcy

The ebook drama is transforming publishing.  Agency pricing (putting ebook prices at or above paper book prices) has not shielded the big companies from it.  It has made their situation worse, in my opinion.   Big publishing houses have backed themselves into … Continue reading

"We Will Shoot Back", forthcoming book, will use Estuary Press photos.

  Professor Akinyele Umoja of the African American Studies Department at Georgia State University in Atlanta has licensed the use of two photos from the Harvey Richards Media Archive for his forthcoming book “We Will Shoot Back, Armed Resistance in … Continue reading