Opinion

Women against gender violence

09/19/2019
Among the most serious manifestations of the growing violence against most social groups in Mexico is violence against women. It is seen in not only the physical, sexual, psychological and verbal violence that occurs all over and mostly in the family environment but also in the murder of women simply...

Tule elk at Point Reyes: A long history of relocation

09/19/2019
The draft general management plan amendment and environmental impact statement under public review for the Point Reyes National Seashore has generated some controversy, particularly regarding the management options for the herd of tule elk currently residing near Drakes Beach. As community members prepare their comments on the plan, it might...

Eight astonishing things you might not have noticed in the D.E.I.S

09/18/2019
We have been reading the draft environmental impact statement for the amendment to the Point Reyes National Seashore’s general management plan, and we are angry. The document is deceptive. It creates the impression that the park has carefully studied the issues, taken into account everything raised during the scoping process,...

Mujeres al abordaje

09/05/2019
Entre los problemas más serios de la creciente violencia contra los diversos grupos sociales de México, se ha destacado la ejercida contra las mujeres. No sólo es violencia física, sexual, sicológica y verbal que por desgracia se da en el ámbito familiar, sino que ahora se les mata sólo por...

Stacking the deck against ranching

08/15/2019
In our op-ed last month, we criticized Point Reyes National Seashore officials for spending millions of taxpayer dollars on planning efforts that produce many documents but few binding results. For example, the 1998 elk management plan and environment assessment gained the status of law when it was registered with the...

Activating the Green New Deal: A community conversation

08/15/2019
“The most radical thing any of us can do at this time is to be fully present to what is happening in the world.” — Johanna Macy Most people in West Marin believe that climate change poses a major existential threat to humanity. Around here, the science of climate change...

Autoimmune disease and the gut

08/07/2019
Over the last several months I have attempted to make a case for the urgency of shifting to a plant-based diet because of the immense impacts animal agriculture has on our planet. I hoped to show how our cultural attitudes shape our way of eating, and how eating a plant-based...

Conflict as fertile ground: Mediation in West Marin

07/31/2019
Got conflict? If so, not to worry. It’s a normal and natural part of life and we all experience it. It’s the escalation of suffering that often arises from conflict that can be prevented—through skillful communication. Conflict can be fertile ground for transformation into a peaceful and productive path forward...

The mythical park planning process

07/18/2019
For decades now, National Park Service officials at the Point Reyes National Seashore have been conducting formal planning processes, one after another. But for all the time and money spent on planning, nothing seems to stick. In 1998, the seashore published an elk management plan and environmental assessment that stated,...

Is Spanish in the U.S. the language of functional illiterates?

07/10/2019
Teachers, counselors and people who deal with Latino families are wondering why so many Latino children prefer to speak English, despite the fact that their immigrant parents speak to them in Spanish. They urge parents to insist on bilingualism in hopes that the children will not lose their language. Nevertheless,...

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