On Monday evening, April 17, peaceful protestors greeted Trump’s Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke, who spoke in support of Executive Order 19, which would allow oil drilling in our national parks. He also referred to a coming Executive Order that will open offshore drilling as well. With only three day’s notice, protesters numbered over 350. About a dozen counter protesters were present, but there was no violence or verbal disrespect between the groups. The counter protesters believe oil spills are the price to be paid for “energy independence.” However, the U.S. is all but 5% energy independent now; Trump’s stated goal is “energy dominance”. Oil sourced locally will be sold on the global market to profit oil billionaires.
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April 15, 2017 – A crowd of approximately 400 local residents met at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court at the corner of State and Sola Streets on Saturday morning to protest President Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns. The protestors held a short rally from 12:00-12:30 outside the Bankruptcy Court before marching along the State Street sidewalk to De La Guerra Plaza for a larger rally. Local residents, politicians, and non-profit organizers all spoke to the crowd holding clever and critical signs of Trump. Protesters heard speeches by local march organizer Sean Tucker, Maricela Morales (Executive Director of CAUSE – Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy), and City of Santa Barbara Councilmember Cathy Murillo.
Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN) is a countywide grassroots organization that works to promote social and economic justice, to preserve our environmental and agricultural resources, and to create sustainable communities. On Sunday, March 12, Congressman Salud Carbajal and leaders of several key local environmental and social justice organizations met to share ideas on how to work most effectively together to advance their causes while resisting the agenda of the new presidential administration.
By ISB Staff Writer
Paul Hawken, Environmentalist & Activist, Sat., April 22, 8:00 pm, Campbell Hall, UCSB Arts & Lectures
After winning this year’s Environmental Hero Award at a Santa Barbara Earth Day celebration, Paul Hawken, a creative environmentalist and activist, spoke to a nearly-full crowd at Campbell Hall. Continue reading “4.22.17 – 100 Practical Ways to Reverse Global Warming”
by Robert Chianese, concept by Richard Kline
It was bound to happen. They had taken too much. Their hearts, their lives, their wisdom had been ignored. Not just by the boys and girls running the government, but often by their own sons and daughters and grandsons and granddaughters, running the world for themselves, ruining it. Continue reading “Radical Assault : Grandmothers March on Washington”
Monday, April 17, 6-8:00pm, Corwin Pavilion, UCSB
Contributed by Indivisible SB Staff Writer
Congressman Salud Carbajal held a Town Hall meeting at UCSB designed to focus on three issues of great concern to students – the environment, the cost of higher education, and immigration – but the questions and discussion naturally veered from these topics into several other areas. The event was organized by the UCSB Environmental Affairs Board, a division of Associated Students, and moderated by EAB Co-Chair Rena Lahn. Continue reading “4.17.17 – Town Hall Meeting at UCSB: Environmental Issues, Higher Education, and Immigration”
by Robert Chianese, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Northridge, CA Continue reading “Trump’s Revival of Coal is Dead on Arrival”
Written by Robert Chianese, Ph. D., Emeritus Professor of English, CSU Northridge
How come Americans cannot see through scammers like Donald Trump? Continue reading “American Writers Help Us See Through the Trumps of the World”