Apr 27 - Monthly Meeting - Susan Guinn & Ed Harris Answer Your Questions

Susan Guinn, Ed Harris

Susan Guinn, Ed HarrisSusan Guinn is running for County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk
As a consumer advocate attorney for over twenty years, Susan Guinnhas spent her career fighting to make sure people get a fair deal. Passionate about consumer rights, with a proven track record of results, she has protected taxpayers from fraudulent taxes and fees. She fought for families and businesses to collect from insurance companies…

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Apr 16 - Sarah Boot To Debate Lori Zapf

Apr 16 - Sarah Boot To Debate Lori Zapf in Pacific Beach 6:30pm Let’s show up early and support Sarah!


Wednesday, April 16 6:30PM

Pacific Beach Town Council Meeting
1721 Hornblend St, San Diego, CA 92109

Invite your friends and neighbors!

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Let’s show up early and support Sarah!

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May 10 - In Memoriam Robert DeVries

Robert DeVries
Robert DeVries

Robert DeVries

Sadly, Robert DeVries passed away on March 20, 2014, the first day of Spring. He had been suffering from cancer for the last several months, we are grateful he suffers no more.

The Memorial Service will be
May 10, 2014 1:00 P. M. at
Saint Andrews By-The-Sea Episcopal Church in Pacific Beach.
Casual attire is perfectly acceptable.

1050 Thomas Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

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Apr 11-12 - Drive for Universal Healthcare



California Physicians for a National Health Program and the UCSD California Health Professional Student Alliance welcomes the Drive for Universal Health Care to San Diego on April 10, 11 and 12 as the first stop on their West Coast tour which will include 20 cities in 3 states. The tour includes Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg who produced and directed The…

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Public Intellectuals Against the Neoliberal University

Public Intellectuals Against the Neoliberal University

Originally posted on Philosophers for Change:


by Henry A. Giroux

The University is a critical institution or it is nothing. — Stuart Hall

Let me begin with the words of the late African-American poet, Audre Lorde, who was in her time a formidable writer, educator, feminist, gay rights activist and public intellectual who displayed a relentless courage in addressing the injustices she…

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'Get your arse out, mate': we turn the tables on everyday sexism

Leah Green goes undercover to see how unsuspecting men react when sexist situations experienced by women are inverted. 


Read about this week’s cover, “The Best Medicine,” by Barry Blitt: http://nyr.kr/1kCnkwy


Read about this week’s cover, “The Best Medicine,” by Barry Blitt: http://nyr.kr/1kCnkwy

(Source: newyorker.com)

Apr 7 - Who Will Represent Our District 2 for the Rest of This Year?

Apr 7 – Who Will Represent Our District 2 for the Rest of This Year?


On Monday the San Diego City Council will interview the applicants for the interim position to represent District 2 for the remainder of this year. They will then vote on who to add to the Council. (On Kevin Faulconer being elected Mayor the seat became vacant, and as he had less than one year remaining of his term the Council gets to appoint his replacement.)

The San Diego City Clerk’s office…

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Glenn Cowan, a colorful Californian who was far better at self-promotion than ping-pong, allegedly boarded the Chinese team’s bus by mistake (he claimed he was waved onto the bus by one of the players), and then struck up a conversation with Zhuang Zedong, China’s ping-pong star. Zhuang just happened to have a gift to present to Cowan — not the standard Mao pin that other foreigners received, but a silk-screened portrait of Huangshan, one of China’s most famous mountains. The next day, Cowan approached Zhuang and gifted him with a t-shirt printed with a peace sign, American flag, and the words “Let It Be.” The lines of communication thus opened, Mao sent a message to the head of the Chinese delegation and ordered him to invite the Americans to China — on a trip that would begin in only 36 hours.

The State Department scrambled to figure out what, exactly, was happening.

This week at the China Blog, Maura Elizabeth Cunningham recaps two books that redress the oversight of “Ping-Pong Diplomacy” as a mere historical footnote, and reveals the secret history of table tennis.

"Wednesday’s decision, once again a five-to-four ruling, represented another significant step away from the antiquated principle of ‘one person, one vote’ toward the more modern, and utilitarian, notion of ‘one dollar, one vote.’"

John Cassidy on the McCutcheon decision: http://nyr.kr/QGFDb2 (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)