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Roberta Quinn

Talking to TransFair USA and fair traders to address skepticism (Part 1 of 4 parts) - 12 views

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    The Fair Trade Certified™ skeptics sent me on a journey to ask some important questions and here are the results - by the way, if you're in SF on Thursday night, TransFair USA is hosting San Francisco's first ever Fair Trade Wine Night. Pick which neighborhood wine bar is closest to you. See http://www.fairtradewinenight.com/ for details.
Kavi J

Third Party Candidates in the 2010 California Gubernatorial Election - 1 views

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    With the clock quickly ticking towards the 2010 California Gubernatorial Election, third party candidates are feverishly campaigning to put across the message of change they intend to bring to the sta
Kavi J

Campaigns That Matter - Warts And All, Poizner is a Good Choice. - 3 views

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    Please vote in the June 8th primary. In California, the June 8th Primary Election is fast approaching. If you vote by absentee/mail ballot, then you need to mail your ballot in the next day, or, so; ballots have to be received by election day.
Maria Lewytzkyj

Israeli-Palestinian conflict-import/export & human security: Part 2 on economic peace &... - 3 views

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    "We're a pretty small business founded on the hopes that we can make a difference in Palestine, and in the United States, through a pragmatic approach like Palestinian Fair Trade," said Ali Siam, the founder of Olde City Palestinian Fair Trade. He's developing one part of a healthy economy.
Kavi J

Governor Schwarzenegger On Offshoring Prisoners - 1 views

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    Governor Schwarzenegger recently voiced support for sending 20,000+ illegal inmates who are currently in California prisons to offshore prisons in Mexico.  These offshore Mexican prisons will be
Kavi J

California Should Adopt a Flat Tax - 0 views

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    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in the past has favored a 6-12% flat income tax.  Though much of this comes from the recent budget crisis, there is a desire to simplify the tax code, close loopholes,
Kavi J

Highest Paid California Government Workers Who Need a Pay Cut - 1 views

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    As everyone knows California is facing a budget shortfall of $26.3 billion dollars, which Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state legislature is trying to close by increasing taxes, borrowing thr
Maria Lewytzkyj

Epitaph to self-righteousness: a comprehensive look at al-qaida & counter-terrorism pol... - 2 views

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    There are many solutions various governments have written into policies in counter-terrorism efforts as terrorists continue to dig their heals into a moral high ground that has consumed lives in many parts of the world. Many who study religious terrorism understand that the battleground was not drawn by religions, but by the interpretation of those whose fever for fanaticism prevails. In response, this ferocity has called upon itself moderates and centrists who want to write an epitaph to such self-righteousness, who want to see the end of the bloodshed....
Kavi J

Californians Settle For Part-Time Work - 1 views

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    It has recently been reported that nearly 1.4 million Californians have settled for part-time work due to poor economic conditions and a battered job market. 
Kavi J

Why Schwarzenegger Vetoed the Renewable Energy Bill - 0 views

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    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been considered a friend of the green movement which is why many Californians were shocked and confused by his announcement that he intends to veto the
Kavi J

Schwarzenegger to visit U.S. troops in Iraq - 0 views

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    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will travel to Iraq early next week to visit U.S. troops for the first time as governor.
Kavi J

The Next Step in the Battle for Prop 8 - 0 views

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    Since the passing of Proposition 8, gay rights activists vow to continue their efforts in legalizing same sex marriages in California. Neither side is ready to sit still and rejoice or mourn the decis
Kavi J

California Green Jobs - Wind Turbine Technician - 0 views

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    As part of the legislation recently signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the California state legislature requiring 33% of electricity come from renewable sources by 2020, Californians can most certainly expect a growth in wind farming.
Kavi J

California Must Limit Employer Credit Checks - 0 views

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    A bill is scheduled to reach Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk which deals with narrowing the category of jobs for which employers could investigate the financial background of applicants in the state of California.
Kavi J

Is Prop. 8 to Blame for Newsom Being Behind in the Polls? - 0 views

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    According to a recent poll conducted by the DailyKos, Attorney General Jerry Brown, leads 29% to 20% over his closest Democratic competitor, Gavin Newsom, the Mayor of San Francisco. Although this will be Brown's second run at the California governorship, many still place him as the front runner.
Kavi J

$15-million loan program for L.A. small businesses is launched - 0 views

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    Small businesses that are having trouble obtaining loans may be eligible for assistance under a new program organized by a San Fernando Valley economic development group.
Kavi J

10 Best California Green Economy Jobs - 0 views

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    Green economy jobs provide a new hope to rebuild and shape the economy while bettering the planet. California is gearing up to be the nation's clean technology leader and innovation center. Over the past three years, California has been the leading state in various green initiatives ranging from energy efficiency to clean technology venture capital investment.
Kavi J

Impact of Obama's Healthcare Reform in California - 1 views

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    Health reform in the United States and in California has been a subject of major debate recently. While some have cautiously accepted the new health care reform proposals, many have rejected it outright by saying it will increase the financial burden for tax payers.
Kavi J

Schwarzenegger releases some bills; plans new water special session - 0 views

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    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers failed to reach final agreement on ways to solve the state's water problems Sunday,
Kavi J

La Puente teacher gets surprised with $1,000 worth of classroom supplies - 1 views

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    Every year, elementary school teachers spend hundreds of dollars out of their own pockets on much-needed school supplies.
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