In San Diego: rain, wind, and a lot of heat. Are you still not convinced global warming is real?
GUATEMALA – On September 4th, after ten days of widespread street protests against the biotech giant Monsanto’s expansion into Guatemalan territory, groups of indigenous people joined by social movements, trade unions and farmer and women’s organizations won a victory when congress finally repealed the legislation that had been approved in June.
The demonstrations were concentrated outside the Congress and Constitutional Court in Guatemala City during more than a week, and coincided with several Mayan communities and organizations defending food sovereignty through court injunctions in order to stop the Congress and the President, Otto Perez Molina, from letting the new law on protection of plant varieties, known as the “Monsanto Law”, take effect.
It would appear that I’ve reblogged this before.
I don’t think anyone will mind if I reblog it again.
Musician Ramón “Chunky” Sánchez Honored With National Arts Award
San Diego musician Ramón “Chunky” Sánchez was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellowship, one of nine awards given to folk and traditional artists in the United States.
Earlier this year, “Chunky” was honored in his hometown of San Diego, as well. As seen in this video from KPBS, Sánchez was given the title of resident artist of King-Chávez Academy in Logan Heights, where the school’s auditorium also bears his name.
Good to see good people recognized and appreciated!