November 2010 Announcements (5)

Democracy in Action Archive - November 2010

November 15, 2010 - Hosted by Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap

Guests Ryan Emenaker, Naomi Boyden and Hayden Newman, of the College of the Redwoods to discusses their community organizing class and an upcoming screening of Freedom Riders, a new documentary film about the Freedom Rides of the Civil Rights… Continue

Added by DUHC on November 21, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Pittsburgh Bans Natural Gas Drilling (and Corporate Personhood)

Adopts First-in-the-nation Ordinance – Elevates the Right of the Community to Decide, Not Corporations





Photo by Vaughn Wallace / Senior Staff Photographer, The Pitt News. Protesters rallied against Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling in downtown Pittsburgh, PA on November 3, 2010.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 16, 2010



PITTSBURGH: Today, the Pittsburgh City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance banning… Continue

Added by DUHC on November 16, 2010 at 1:06pm — No Comments

NOT ON OUR PACIFIC COAST! Say No to Navy Warfare Testing!

On November 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) gave the US Navy permission to “take” more than 600,000 marine mammals over the next five years in the expanded Northwest Training Range Complex.



The Navy Training Range is on the agendas for this week's meetings of Eureka and Arcata City Councils. Please come if you can. If not, please send emails to your Council representatives. Tell them we need them to speak out for the… Continue

Added by DUHC on November 16, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

11/18 - Film Screening & Local Foods Potluck: Independent America - The Two Lane Search for Mom and Pop

Thursday, November 18th from 6:00-9:00pm

The Duck House (1402 M Street, Eureka)



The Humboldt County Independent Business Alliance (HumIBA) hosts a film screening and local foods potluck to celebrate the launch of their “Shop Local First for the Holidays” campaign, as well as “America Unchained!,” a nationwide call to shop local and avoid chain stores.



The potluck will begin at 6 p.m. Bring a dish to share inspired by local ingredients. The film, “Independent America:… Continue

Added by HumIBA on November 16, 2010 at 10:22am — No Comments

The New Politics of Ranked-Choice Elections - Editorial by Steven Hill

By Steven Hill

Editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle

November 15, 2010



Jean Quan's riveting victory to become the mayor of Oakland has brought re-newed attention to ranked-choice voting (or instant-runoff voting). San Francisco has used this system, which allows voters to rank their top three… Continue

Added by Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap on November 16, 2010 at 8:31am — No Comments

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