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Our next trip was to travel from Baja Norte to Baja Sur in search of the Grey Whale. These whales travel from their summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to the warm water lagoons in Mexico to bear their young. The one way journey covers from 5000 to 6,000 miles. There are three lagoons that these whales migrate to in Baja and they are Guerrero Negro, Magdalena Bay and San Ignacio Bay. We decided to try the lagoon at Guerrero Negro as it the shortest distance from where we live. Getting to the whales at Guerrero Negro means driving about half way down the Baja peninsula. The country side is as varied as the roads that wind up and down the hills and around lots of turns. Not long after we leave Ensenada we see a fertile valley with hundreds of green-houses growing vegetables and fruit. We understand that most of this produce is shipped by trucks to the states. There were also many fields of grapes. After many miles we start to see most desert like country with cactus and rocks and mountains in the back ground. The cacti includes Century plants and Saguaro cactus and many others we can't identify. We're amazed at the size and number of rocks and boulders on both sides of the road… a giant had piled these huge stones in a hay stack shape.

Since we didn't get started on our trip until noon we decided to spend the night at El Rosario, a small town with a few places to stay. We stop at a nice looking hotel and the sizable and clean room costs about $40 per night for two persons. Right next door is Mama Espinosa's restaurant where we enjoy dinner. The next day we arrive in Guerrero Negro and pass thru the 23rd parallel which is the dividing line between between Baja Norte and Baja Sur. We stop at a check point and are asked if we have any fruit, so we surrender the last orange we brought along. Baja Norte doesn't seem to care about fruit going north. Guerrero Negro is best known for being the world's largest producer of salt. The huge salt ponds are square or rectangular in shape and the water dries out quickly in the desert like weather. The salt is dredged and placed on conveyer belts to load the trucks. The company running this operation is Japanese owned and is a large employer there, providing housing for the workers which from appearances is much nicer than Mexican housing.

The name Guerrero Negro is of interest as if dates back to the 1800's. In Massachusetts a new whaling ship was built for hunting whales in the pacific. It was named the Black Warrior and eventually ended up in Baja Sur and the community named their town Guerrero Negro after the ship. We stayed the night and arranged to get on the whale trip at 11:00 am. We drove in a bus for about a half hour and boarded a 24 foot boat. Although the boat could hold 12 persons, there were only six of us and the pilot. After a 30 minute ride in the lagoon we started seeing whales……one mother and her new baby swimming together. They came under the boat, beside the boat but did not stop at the boat side to let us pet them. We saw many like this not really knowing if it was the same pair or a different group. According to officials there were nine hundred whales in this lagoon where ten days before there were twenty-six hundred. Most of the male whales have left by this time while the mothers and new babies stay in the lagoon until the baby is strong enough to make the journey north. They travel night and day on this long trip averaging five miles per hour. We had lunch aboard the boat and when the whale watching began to wane, our pilot took us around to see a bunch of sea lions atop a floating tank which was anchored. We also saw dolphins, seals and dozens of osprey nesting on poles or other supports in the lagoon. It must take many boat trips to photograph the whales in a breeching position or spying or the beautiful full view of the whole tail. The weather was sunny but we had some wind and the water was choppy so not the best of whale watching. Maybe next year. Neva insists that on her other two whale watching trips the whales came up to be kissed. Maybe it was me!

This lagoon is called Laguna Ojo de Liebre, also known as Scammon's Lagoon after a whaler from Boston. In December 1857 Charles Scammon entered the lagoon and killed 20 whales. He returned the following year and in 3 months killed 47 cows yielding 1700 barrels of oil. Scammon and other whalers practically decimated the whale population in this and other lagoons along the Baja coast. Since 1949 the International Whaling Commission granted protection from commercial hunting for the Grey whale in their lagoons while still permitting whale watching. The largest whale is the Blue Whale which is found in the Sea of Cortes only and it has different breeding habits than the Gray Whale. But that's another story.

On the trip back we decide to take a side trip to Bahia de Los Angeles which is a fishing village on the Sea of Cortez. The road is good but windy and hilly and as we drive down the mountain we see the beautiful blue waters of the sea with many islands and mountains in the background. There was not much going on in this small town by the sea as the economy limits the fishing and tourists who usually come there. We found a lovely motel with tables in the court yard and so the only thing to do was order a margarita and enjoy the views. The next day before we left, we rented a boat to take us around some of the islands to see many birds and sea life. We had a skipper who knew the islands and took us to great spots to see the animals and birds. We came across a group of about 40 to 50 seals lying on their backs with one flipper in the air as though they taking a sun bath. After a while they moved about jumping into the air and keeping us entertained for over an hour. They seemed to be sorry when we decided to move on. We motored to another island that was covered with about 10 different species of birds nesting and we spent another hour watching them feeding babies & building nests & the young ones fledging. It was a lovely spot to end our trip so then back home.

Kent Rogers & Neva Dyer





Four stars? I must be behind the times. Back in the old days, the Michelin scale topped out at three stars (at least two stars beyond our reach, and probably three).

No matter how many stars it does or doesn’t have, Table 128 at the Boonville Hotel is a dining treasure. We ate there twice and had the two best meals of our past five years dining experience. I only say “our past five years” because I can’t recall much before that. Everything we had was perfection in preparation, presentation, and proportion. We really liked that Table 128 stays within itself and doesn’t over-reach in trying to emulate the flourishes so beloved of starred restaurants. Just honest, perfectly prepared and presented food in a comfortable environment, at a fair price.

Chuck Becker

San Francisco




Enclosed is a copy of the letter I mailed to Judge Stephen Ellis (the 35th District Judge). I am mailing this to you to document that I've sent him this letter informing him that I was coerced into a plea and I wish to withdraw the plea.

Thank you for everything and all that you do.

Christopher Diaz

Brownwood Texas

Honorable Judge Ellis,

April 16, 2012 — I am writing you to inform you that I was coerced into signing the plea agreement. This is my motion to withdraw the plea agreement, entered on 29 March 2012 and motion to have a hearing on the illegal coerced plea. I also motion to represent myself and have counsel of my choice present at the illegal coerced plea hearing. I motion/move to withdraw the plea agreement. I motion/move for a coerced plea hearing.

Please give me notice of the coerced plea hearing five business days prior to the hearing. Thank you.

Without prejudice, Christopher Diaz



Editor and Fellow AVAers,

Bueno! All right! Falta la cola por desollar. The worst is yet to come. (The tale still has to be skinned.) Mas vale saber que haber. Knowledge is better than riches. Obra empezada, medio acabada. Well begun is half done. Quien busca halla. Seek and you will find. En la tardanza va el peligro. Delay is dangerous. Las pare-des oyen. Walls have ears. “Five cent nickel, ten cent dime, busting rocks is busting time. Little rice, little bean and with no meat in between. I'll lay my head on the railroad line. Busting rocks is busting time.” “Mary had a Little lamb, her father killed it dead, and now it goes to school with her between two chunks of bread.” Gauguin's Lady in Red Dress with a White Flower carries a boy on her shoulder. Three ladies in the background watch mama and her boy with a halo. Where do the children play? “The burnt out ends of winter evenings with withered leaves splash about your feet” at the corner of a chipped stone morning. Todo el mal nos vience junto, como a los perros los palos. It never rains but it pours. Socrates was always barefoot.

Diana Vance

Deadtree, Mendocino (Splash)



Letters to the editor:

Regarding Chris Diaz's “unfair custody treatment” and dump truck attorney. Chris — check this out, OK. You have to file a formal attorney complaint on your stupid public defender, OK. And somehow — some way — you have to get a habeas corpus writ filed with the Texas court system due to your custody problems and forced plea, OK. I have researched it all, OK. When you file your habeas corpus writ starting with the 1. judicial branch that sentenced you, then 2. appeals court, 3. Texas Supreme Court, if denied all the way to the 4. federal court system, OK. So cite these four in your writ applications, OK. Habeas corpus writs are no fee to file!

1. Eighth amendment, US Constitution — cruel and unusual punishment.

2. 14th amendment, US Constitutional — equal protection, due process.

3. Strickland V. Washington (1984) 466-US668 (104 Supreme Court, 2053, 80 L.Ed-2d-674). Ineffective assistance of counsel.

4. People v. Guizar (1986) 180 Cal App 3d. 487. (255 Cal Rptr-451) Ineffective assistance of counsel.

Cite these cases, Chris, OK. Texas cannot get around them, OK. Also, to Chris's mom, call attorney, Catherine Campbell — bar #65103 — 1-559-227-4043, explain the matter with your son to Ms. Campbell who is a civil litigation expert as I assisted her in the Preston-Tate land-mark victory at CSP Corcoran security housing unit civil trial. She may be of some assistance or she may know attorneys in Texas who can take your son's case pro bono.

Thanks for your time to all who read this. Feel free to write me as a penpal.

Kenny Callahan F17158

PO Box 409060 Mule Creek State Prison

Ione, CA 95640-9060



Dear AVA,

Greetings and salutations. I've been out of touch for a while, having fled the toxic environs of the Prison by the Bay for a more salubrious posting, the quaint mountain top retreat of Tehachapi.

Some months ago while engaged with you all in an epistolary flurry, the possibility of my submitting a memoir to you was broached by a reader. I agreed and have been working toward that end. But due to severe several factors, i.e., a neurotic tendency to over-edit/criticize, sloppy handwriting, and an occasional tendency to lapse into sentences of Jamesian complexity and grandeur, I would like to put out a general call for an amanuensis.

I need someone to edit and transcribe my work into something printable. It wouldn't be a huge job, my grammar, syntax and spelling are mostly unimpeachable. But my printing does occasionally evolve into something resembling cuneiform or spilled toothpicks. Plus, fresh and intelligent eyes never hurt in posting up a 'script.

So if anyone with an unclaimed couple hours and a computer would like to help, please write. As an inducement, all I can say is it's an interesting story involving such far-flung locales as London, Paris, Austin, New York City and Boulder, and such characters as Kesey, Cassady, an African prince, Henry Rollins, Ian Mackaye, Sting, the guy who killed Adolph Coors, and Gary Hart.

And may I please impose on you to continue my subscription? One aches for news from the wooded north down here in the sere and southern hinterlands.

Flynn Washburn #V79663

California Correctional Institution Facility “E” Briggs Hall 92-L.

PO Box 107

Tehachapi, CA 93581

Ed note: We’d be happy to edit your memoir, Flynn, right here at the AVA. Send it up a chapter at a time; we’ll serialize it.




“There have been radio towers on the high school for 30 years and there were never complaints about them until Firstenberg started his campaign of misinformation and fear, you can't argue with zealots.” — Scott Southard, audio teacher, Mendocino High School, 2002 (Source: Wired)

My favorite thing Mr. Firstenberg ever said was: “The 1918 Spanish flu epidemic was spread by radar on American naval warships,” in a public meeting with about 200 people in attendance.

That quote, and after I saw him at the College of the Redwoods with his face about six inches from a 21-inch CRT monitor were all it took for me to write him off as another Mendo mental casualty.

Chuck Wilcher





It seems we have a displeased reader named Louis Bedrock in New Jersey, who wrote a long letter to critique three AVA pieces/writers he disagrees with. I can't defend the others, but he saved his longest diatribe for me and my half-hearted defense of Obama's healthcare reform. He accuses me of “bogus statistics,” “deranged speculation,” and “ad hominem attack” — while indulging in all three himself and sounding close to unhinged with anger. Strangely enough, I've read most of the authors he cites and agree with most of what they say. But since even by his quoted estimates, 15-25 million people will newly have health insurance under the ACA, here's what he's really saying in practice:

Dear Uninsured Americans:

Sorry to have to tell you, but the new health reform is no good, even if many of you do get better access to care and other services. Even though I don't know much about clinical issues or the realpolitik of health policy, I've read some bad stuff about it and so it has to die, until we get a much better deal. And since that better deal isn't coming in our lifetime, you may suffer more and die earlier than otherwise, but believe me, I know what's good for you. Healthcare paradise will come someday, so hang in there. And I've got mine. Good luck! — Louis S. Bedrock

How progressive.

Steve Heilig

San Francisco



Dear Bruce,

There are many mind-boggling things in our culture, but this one is perhaps the most astonishing. I refer to the total flip-flop of conservative and liberal perspectives on evolution.

Darwin’s theory (postulate) is that nature is amoral, rather brutal, highly competitive, and goalless as to the process of natural selection. The discipline of evolutionary biology is the traditional hang-out of liberals, as they have no truck with “creationism” or “Divine Plan.”

On the other hand, the New Testament teachings of Christianity talk about brotherhood, serving the poor, turning the other cheek, and have always been associated with religious conservatism. But lo and behold, it is now the liberals who advocate help for the poor, peace, brotherhood, and social cooperation. It is now the conservatives who have ignored the poor, who trumpet competition in a free market, etc.

What makes it even more confusing is the notion that while liberals hold with evolution, they also eschew rampant competition, war for profit, and dog-eat-dog business practices. Add to this the notion that today’s conservatives have no use for evolutionary biology, while talking loudly about the very concepts that evolutionary biology espouses.

All of this is yet another example of why the electorate is so confused, why the social fabric is unraveling, and why one either has to laugh or cry over the insanity of it all. It’s mess, and the broom has no handle.

Lee Simon

Far ‘n Away Farm, Virginia




Hey, those clever old birds at the Willits Senior Center Thrift Store have reconfigured the customer flow so's the try on space has been able to come back, at the front of the store, by the check out counter. The rearrangement has shifted many things about, creating a fresh new look for Willits' oldest and best priced po' folks big box.

Smoke shops, second hand stores, gardening supplies, and Mexican restaurants seem to be our local growth industries. They keep popping up, I'm loosing count!

Take care,

Linda B





Our president says to raise the taxes on the very rich. A great campaign platform as many of our people believe in the socialist theory of share the wealth, but they only want to share the wealth of those who have more and don’t want to share their wealth with those who have less.

Let’s examine one very wealthy man, Bill Gates, whom we all know. He built a very large mansion which employed carpenters, plumbers, etc. and now he hires many people to keep it up, to run the mansion. The rest of his wealth is in his company, Microsoft. Also, other parts of his money goes to charity. All this wealth creates thousands of jobs. This money is not put in a can and buried. Even when some very wealthy person builds a big yacht, they hire people to build it and to run it, to upkeep it, to dock it.

Our corporate income taxes are almost the highest in the world. Much of uur big corproations have big parts of their operations all over the world. Why would they bring their profits back here to this high income tax? So they invest it over there. Worst of all they send much of their profits made here in the US to these lower tax countries.

Let me add to this the over-regulation of our business. Our politicians keep saying we have too much regulation, but they keep on adding more. Look around. Most of what one buys is made in some other country. To create wealth for all our citizens we have to have wealth and efficiency and sensible regulation. Wealth I have explained. Most efficiency comes from an efficient labor force which means that management has to have the absolute ability to hire and fire which also means no tenure of any kind.

The last is to keep government out of business. Failure is part of our system which in the past has made us the best without the too big to fail that has cost us an unbelievable debt of over $1 trillion every year.

Emil Rossi




Hello all,

Several different individuals have recently asked me about the status of the Cornell winery project affecting Mark West Creek in Sonoma County. Despite being totally inappropriate for the location, the project continues to move forward. NOWWE and others have been fighting this winery project for seven years now, after construction of 24 acres of vineyard and the corresponding degradation of Mark West Creek. In the time since the first trees were cut on that property in 2000, Mark West Creek has been reduced from a vibrant, pristine spawning and rearing tributary of the Russian River to its current condition. Formerly deep pools are filled with silt/sediment, and the creek is experiencing flash winter flows and summer flows down to a trickle. The Winery project could be the final nail in the coffin. We have funded and submitted 20 or so scientific studies, expert reviews and other reports to the County to try to expose the shortcomings and dangers of the project. Many of these can be found on our website ( We thank the scientists who have bravely helped us in this fight, some of whom have been attacked for their work and who have participated in the process at personal peril. Henry Cornell, head managing partner at Goldman Sachs, is a formidable adversary. While we have not been able to stop the project, we have had some small successes along the way, the latest being the project proponents are working with the County to prepare an EIR for the winery project. As part of the process, NOWWE attorney, Steve Volker, has prepared a letter which sums up the results of the scientist’s findings. We are hopeful, but not optimistic, that this additional environmental scrutiny will protect Mark West Creek from further degradation. We anticipate a continuing battle ahead. Please feel free to forward this update to anyone you know who might be interested.

Laura Waldbaum

NOWWE (New Old Ways Wholistically Emerging)

Santa Rosa



Ye Editor,

This has been bugging me for years, so I'm going to do you all another favor and tell you about it.

In the April 11 issue there appeared a brief notice about a benefit for Norman Solomon. Among the musicians is John Mattern who will play a variety of instruments, including what you call (spell) a “peddle” steel guitar.

The Elusive Homonym Curse strikes again! This hap-pens all the time, unless I see as I usually do, “petal” steel guitar. Neither is correct. To “peddle” is to offer for sale. The “petal” is part of a flower. This instrument is a “pedal” steel guitar which emits according to Webster's Encyclopedia unabridged dictionary (my Bible), a “wailing sound that is modulated by use of a foot pedal.” For crying out loud. Try checking with a musician sometime.

Best regards,

Carol Pankovits

Fort Bragg



Dear Editor,

Assuming that you are the one responsible for the creative editing on my letter to Costello, I’m sorry to say you’ve let me down.

To be precise, is a previously-printed quotation that shouldn’t have tampered with, but reprinted as it originally was, you changed the spelling of a misspelled word (“nickle” to “nickel”) and left a word out (“ass”) without acknowledging it, making it appear as if I had misquoted Jeff’s original.

Moving right along to the first line of the second paragraph, I did not write the phrase “dumb as hippies” in my typewritten letter to you. I wrote “dumb ass hippies.” Now a careful reader may wonder why “dumb as hippies” was put in quotation marks, when it has no earlier referent. The source of the confusion is that quotation marks were required when I was accurately quoting “dumb ass hippies,” but you left the word “ass” out, again making me seem like an even poorer writer than I already am. Why did you leave “ass” out? Just an oversight?

One last nit to pick. Seventh line, third paragraph. The words “would” and “it” are reversed. It should read “…non-user it would be a bummer, etc.”

Costello writes: “I don’t know where the confusion is, but it was Bruce Anderson, not I who made the comment about arguing with dumb-ass hippies about the war. So pounce on him.”

How did “nickle” sneak by? Jeff’s a good speller. Type that got by the proofrearder?


Bill Brundage

Kurtistown, Hawaii

PS. Uh-oh. Two more nits. Why did my two words “dare say” turn into one word “daresay” at the end of the third paragraph? And why was my upper case “B” changed to the lower case in “Bohemian”? Either is correct, I think, so why not just leave it?



To Supervisor Dan Hamburg:

Dear Dan,

We hear that there are plans to widen the bridge on Philo-Greenwood Road that goes over the Navarro River. We are strongly and adamantly opposed to this.

We cross over that bridge at least two times every day, sometimes 4-6 times (taking daughter to bus stop or school) and it is never a problem. Occasionally we have to wait a few seconds to go over — absolutely no big deal.

As is, it’s very easy for pedestrians to walk over and enjoy the view, and it is no problem for a car to easily and safely pass them. Keeping the bridge a single lane slows the traffic down, and that is a good thing!

If the roadbed is unsafe, then re-do the roadbed. But there is absolutely no need to widen it.

This is a beautiful bridge, over a beeeeautiful spot. Have you gone swimming there and looked up at that glorious arch?! It’s perfect!

If the county has extra money to spend, we recommend it go elsewhere. How about the AV Health Center? Or Hendy Woods? Or spend some money for the county road crew tree “pruners” to take classes in pruning for beauty as well as utility. But don’t waste the money on something so unnecessary and so unwanted.

Sincerely, three constituents

Nancy MacLeod, Bill Allen, Olivia Allen


PS. The recent bridges on Highway 253 that CalTrans put over Soda Creek and the other creek nearer Highway 128 are extremely ugly, and obscure the view of the creeks. One used to be able to see the beautiful creeks as you went over. No more. We are disappointed every time we go over one of them now. California roads used to have many beautiful bridges. Most have been replaced with nondescript, purely utilitarian, ugly ones. It does matter to a lot of people!



Dear Editor,

Thank you so much to everyone who turned up to work on the AVES Creek trail and outdoor classroom on Earth Day Saturday! Once again, it was miraculous to start the morning with a few simple drawings and raw materials and people showing up willing to work one by one, two by two, and by mid-afternoon our mission was accomplished. Himalayan blackberry was removed from the lower end of the trail, Vinca and French broom were removed from the top of the trail, and 11 lovely benches were built and installed in the field below the track to create the framework of an outdoor classroom looking out over the Anderson Creek flood plain, absolutely beautiful! Please come check it out and see for yourself. Thank so much to all of the skilled carpenters and workers who so willingly and capably showed up to get the job done, Chris Bing, David Jones, Tommy Brown, Jeff Ellis and daughter Anika, Patty Madigan, Donna Pearson-Pugh, Julie Rumble, Arturo Bucio, Bruce and Trish Patterson, Josh Living Tree & daughter Lotus, Theresa and Albino Guerrero, their beautiful two teenage daughters and five year old Samuel, Mike Langley for coaching from the sidelines, Bill Myers for helping design the benches. All of the wood for this project was donated very generously by Jim Boudoures, I&E Lathe Mill, and Rob Goodell. Thank you also to Jack's Valley Store for the generous discount. The Creek Trail and Outdoor Classroom project was funded by a grant from the Community Foundation, administered by the Mendocino County RCD and implemented by the Navarro River Resource Center. Community, Kids and Creeks are simply an incredible combination! Hooray for AVES and the Anderson Valley community!


Linda MacElwee





As we approach May 4th & the 42nd anniversary, we sincerely wish for this story to break on the anniversary, so time is of the essence!

Here's the story:

Last week, the son of a high-ranking officer in the Ohio National Guardsman contacted me. I'll call him 'Brown's Son' in this email.

Brown's son grew up in the shadow of Kent State & was only four years old when his father was called in on May 5th to 'audit' the weapons used on that fateful day. For the next ten years, and as a result of my father Arthur S. Krause's lawsuits, the shooters in the ONG were under scrutiny & fighting legal battles to maintain their version of the story. That the guardsmen were in fear for the lives, that they reacted to sniper fire.

Brown's Son shared with me that the ONG in the aftermath of Kent State, specifically Brown's father, made sure the weapons shot at Kent State (handguns & M1's) were to become 'unavailable' as he gathered them on May 5th, sprinkled them into a shipment of more than 10,000 weapons shipping from Ohio, then sent them to NATO in Europe. His aim was to make sure that no gun used in the Kent State Massacre would be traceable to any bullet or bullet fragment at Kent State.

Brown's son points to two documents in the Kent State Univ archive, that I have in my possession, am happy to fax them as well as share Brown's son's contact info. The first memo relates to the prosecution 'taking the fifth' in my Dad's request for evidence. The second is a listing of guns used that day. There's also commentary on my father's requests for the Struebbe tape.

Two years ago earth-shaking new Kent State evidence emerged, the Struebbe tape aka Kent State Tape was analyzed for the first time by leading forensic evidence expert Stuart Allen. The tape verified the long-denied (finally!) Kent State Command-to-fire. Ever more damning on the tape was Terry Norman, FBI provocateur's four pistol shots 70 seconds before the command in which he created 'the sound of sniper fire' to support the ONG taking aim at the unarmed students, killing four & wounding nine. Here's the detailed new story, examining the tape, on the Kent State Massacre & the FBI Cover-up (~

I am happy to work with a journalist on this important news story. We feel the safety of #OWS protesters are at stake. Here's my recent blog on that

For the 42nd anniversary, we are running a 30-Day Virtual Petition to President Obama/AG Holder to Examine the New Evidence in the Kent State Tape by May 4th (

We continue to remind President Obama & AG Holder that the laws of evidence are clear: the statute of limitations does not lapse, never expires for homicides ~ even homicides perpetrated by the government.

For the historic angle, here's the NYTimes article on what went down at Kent State May 4th. Please note the commentary from the ONG generals pointing to the sniper fire as an excuse for the massacre ~ the sniper fire that Terry Norman, one of their informants created.

In the 40th anniversary of the Kent State Massacre, Emily Kunstler & I founded the Kent State Truth Tribunal. We held three tribunals (Kent, SF, NYC), collecting & filming 88 testimonials from original participants & witnesses at May 4, 1970. Please peruse our work so far, especially the testimonials at our website,

A colleague suggested NYTimes journalists that may have interest in the Kent State new evidence & ONG officer's son story: Naomi Wolf, Nicolas Kristof

Finally, in June 2010, Prime Minster Cameron apologized for Bloody Sunday (happened in 1972, 14 protesters died by British Paratrooper gunfire, most folks were shot in the back as they ran away). Seems the investigators in the U.K. kept running into government-created cover-ups, only getting to the truth 38 years later. We're seeking a REPEAT here in America!

Peace & Justice for Kent State by May 4th,

Laurel Krause

Fort Bragg

PS. In this year's Kent State action, we're blogging in a countdown to May 4th, the 42nd anniversary of the Kent State Massacre, called 30 Days for Kent State Peace at the Kent State Truth Tribunal facebook page at MendoCoastCurrent & at

The latest: 13 Days for Kent State Peace, No More Kent States at ~

Tweeting: On #1stAmendment Right2 #Protest in #USA Then &Now at #Occupy #ows. Safety 4 #PeacefulProtesters! #NoMoreKentStates

Appreciating every social media help re Kent State Truth Tribunal '30 Days' blogs as well as your guidance, support & referral for the Obama administration to Examine the New Evidence in the Kent State Tape by this May 4th. Thank you. No More Kent States! Seeking YOUR ACTION & Participation 'liking,' adding your comment on this post at the White House follow link 2 join us Virtual Petition to President Obama:

13 Days for Kent State Peace Examine the New Evidence in the Kent State Tape by May 4th! This Year, Peace & Justice @ Kent State

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  1. Junko Stapleton August 21, 2012

    Ms. Moscowitz has a strong argument to make on behalf of diversity in our schools. I truly believe she’s right: there’s an enormous potential market for diverse, academically excellent school, and insofar as they can gain access to public funding via approved charters, vouchers, or other schemes, there will be far more of them, and they will be socioeconomically diverse, rather than merely racially and ethnically diverse. Therefore it is in the interest of the public to promote such schools. One that my trustees and I have proposed is One World Secondary School, which fulfills the last three years of a world-class nine year comprehensive education in a manner similar to schools in Finland and South Korea, among other places, and which has been working hard to make itself available to as mixed a populace as possible.

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