When the world came to San Francisco to create the United Nations

When the world came to San Francisco to create the United Nations

By Bill Van Niekerken June 24, 2020 (SFChronicle.com) The Chronicle 1945 Seventy-five years ago, the Charter of the United Nations was signed, the first step in creating an organization to foster international peace, security and cooperation. The signing and lengthy conference leading up to it took place in San Francisco. A search… Continue reading

Life in Seattle’s Autonomous Zone, According to the People Who Live There

What it’s like to live through tear gas and an Occupy movement. By Wudan Yan  Jun 23, 2020 (curbed.com) When Seattle declared its stay-at-home order in March, the usually bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood turned into a pretty eerie place. Businesses started boarding up. Artists followed suit and painted the plywood-covered windows with… Continue reading

Facebook Announces Plan To Break Up U.S. Government Before It Becomes Too Powerful

Facebook Announces Plan To Break Up U.S. Government Before It Becomes Too Powerful

June 22, 2020 (theonion.com) MENLO PARK, CA—In an effort to curtail the organization’s outsized influence, Facebook announced Monday that it would be implementing new steps to ensure the breakup of the U.S. government before it becomes too powerful. “It’s long past time for us to take concrete actions against this… Continue reading

How digital innovation can fight pandemics and strengthen democracy

Audrey Tang|TED2020 Can technology create a democracy that’s fast, fair … and even fun? Digital minister Audrey Tang shares how Taiwan avoided a COVID-19 shutdown in early 2020 through innovations like developing apps to map mask availability, crowdsourcing ideas that could become laws and creating a “humor over rumor” campaign… Continue reading

Greta Thunberg Says Covid-19 Should Be Global Wake-Up Call to ‘Act With Necessary Force’ to Tackle Climate Emergency

June 22, 2020 by Common Dreams In a new radio program, the Swedish teenager details and reflects on her travels around the world the past year as a youth climate leader. by Jessica Corbett, staff writer  15 Comments Swedish 17-year-old Greta Thunberg, known globally for her climate activism, released a 75-minute… Continue reading

Articles ~ Actions ~ Events, Tue. 6/23 – Thur. 6/25 + Save the Date (from Adrienne Fong)

Couldn’t sent this out last night,  – experiencing major internet issues. Until my internet service provider situation is resolved listings listings might be delayed or no postings at all – If you want others to participate in you actions –  post them on Indybay even if event is digital: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12       See Indybay for other events…. Continue reading