by Christina Boardman, Contributing Science Writer, IndivisibleSB
On Earth Day April 22, 2017, over one million people around the world – concerned about recent efforts to discredit science – took to the streets for the “March for Science.” Thousands marched here in Santa Barbara (see image of partial crowd). This support for science is heartening. The efforts to discredit science and scientists are not recent. Science education researchers have been concerned about growing “science denial” for many years now. Science denial is not just refusing to believe “science.” It includes a lack of trust in the process, itself. Continue reading “Science Denial Explained … using Science!”
If you haven’t voted for the November 7th, 2017 election, you still have time! Ballots must be postmarked by this date. Continue reading “Voting Information for Santa Barbara General Municipal Election November 7, 2017”
This is an “Outside Explainer” about the 2010 uranium deal republicans are using to muddy the waters about Russian connections. It comes from the respected factchecking organization, FactCheck.org. Now that the republican-chaired House committees on Intelligence (Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-22) and Oversight (Rep. Trey Gowdy, SC-04) have opened investigations, we expect to see a lot of smoke(screen) created. The explainer outlines the history of the transaction, the regulatory hoops it went through, and some of the principals involved. Continue reading “The Truth About Uranium One”
Party politics is the name for what is happening on the progressive side of Santa Barbara’s Mayoral Election. Best intentions may abound, but to divide the electorate is irresponsible. The result – the election is about – the candidates and their concerns – rather than ours. Continue reading “The Mayor’s race – follow up”
If you’re progressive, you may be seriously concerned that split endorsements will inadvertently elect a deeply conservative candidate who admittedly doesn’t believe in climate change – here in Santa Barbara, the birthplace of Earth Day. Continue reading “Will Democrats elect a Republican in Santa Barbara?”
This is an “Outside Explainer” about Money Laundering from the National Public Radio, a radio news outlet with an internet presence. The article discusses illegal money handling (it’s not as simple as you might think) and the interest the Special Counsel Robert Mueller might have in investigating it. Continue reading “Money Laundering & the Special Counsel”
The Santa Barbara Mayoral Election is one of the most hotly contested in recent memory. It comes when the stability of our federal government seems to threaten our local way of life. It has been said that “All politics are local.”
In that spirit, Indivisible Santa Barbara asked the five mayoral candidates – Cathy Murillo, Bendy White, Frank Hotchkiss, Angel Martinez and Hal Conklin – to respond to the following questions.
We hope to hear from the candidates! We will bring you their answers as they respond.
Be sure to mail in your ballot! Continue reading “The Indivisible Santa Barbara Mayor’s Questionnaire”
Put us on your calendar to attend our second large community meeting of INDIVISIBLE resisters to the current federal regime and policies. Speakers will describe
- our current efforts
- our updated organizational structure, and
- how we and other Indivisible chapters work together.
If you came before, come again to get the latest.
If you don’t know much about Indivisible and want to be part of Santa Barbara’s largest anti-Trump organization, come and bring a friend.