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

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