activism

12:00am

Wed November 26, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: What can be done to break the environmental movement's "green ceiling"?

On the November 26th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll rebroadcast a conversation about how people of color are significantly underrepresented in environmental groups, especially at the leadership level. A recent study calls it a “green ceiling,” noting that people of color make up only 12-16% of most environmental organizations. How is this affecting the priorities and strategies of the environmental movement? What can we do to ensure that populations most vulnerable to climate change and pollution, such as low-income, city dwellers, and people of color, have a say in the movement?

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12:00am

Thu August 14, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: What makes an effective corporate pressure campaign?

  

On the August 14th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation about how people power can make big companies change their ways.  Walgreens recently bowed to public pressure to remain in the US after considering moving overseas, and Oxfam successfully pushed General Mills to cut greenhouse gas emissions. What tactics work? How have the emergence of social media and the sheer size of multinationals changed what it takes to win? Join the conversation on Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

 

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12:00am

Thu January 30, 2014

4:31pm

Tue January 14, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Crowd-sourcing project based in Bay Area seeks help for Syrians

One of the projects on the Five Percent Movement website is for school rehabilitation.
Five Percent Movement via www.fivemovement.org

 

The conflict in Syria has been raging for three years now. While other Arab countries witnessed the "Arab Spring", Syria's spring hasn’t happened yet. The government is shelling territory held by rebels – the Free Syrian Army – and it's gotten so messy with other militant groups infiltrating the country, that it is a completely chaotic situation.

Some Syrians, including Syrian Americans, have lost hope in any political process to solve the crisis, and have found other ways to help their country from right here in the Bay Area.

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9:59am

Wed August 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Mrs. Small did something big last Saturday – she got arrested at 90 years old

90-year-old activist Ellen Small at the Chevron refinery protest on August 3rd
Photo by John Orvis, a Bay Area based photojournalist and event photographer photo by John Orvis | www.johnorvis.com

August 6 marks the one year anniversary of the Chevron refinery fire in Richmond. The fire, caused by a leak in a 40-year old pipe, sent a plume of smoke across nearby neighborhoods, leading thousands of residents to eventually seek medical care.

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