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Budd Inlet Needs Legal Rights

Let’s start with a dream, sometime in the future. The dam has been removed and the river is flowing. The Marine Terminal, Percival Landing and the Yacht Club are being scoured by artesian springs and wells with minimal dredging. East Bay has been cleaned up, the upper beach has been…

Help Protect Our Watersheds By Giving Them Legal Rights

Concerned community members are running a ballot initiative to grant Budd Inlet and the Deschutes River watersheds legal rights. By granting legal standing to our watersheds, we acknowledge the intrinsic value of the natural world and its essential role in supporting life on Earth. By signing the petition, you are…

Forgotten Code – The Strategic Groundwater Reserve for the State Capitol

In 1986, Washington State adopted WAC 173-591 – Reservation of Future Public Water Supply for Thurston County – pursuant to the Water Resources Act of 1971. It followed the year after the legislature had passed RCW 90.44 to regulate public groundwater, which included a provision that recognized the need to…

Protect Our Communities and the Environment – NO on 2117

As people of faith and conscience, we cherish the beauty of Washington State and are committed to caring for the diversity of people and creatures who live here. Together, we can protect our communities and the environment by voting “No on Initiative 2117” in November.

Healthcare not Warfare – The Fight for Universal Health Care

Whole Washington, a grassroots coalition of healthcare professionals and volunteers, kicked off its series of Town Halls, “Let’s Make Healthcare Happen,” at the Olympia Center on April 25. Formed in November 2016, Whole Washington endorses, organizes and fights for federal and state-based universal, single-payer healthcare that puts people over profits.…

The Nuclear Age Is Already Over

Either nuclear weapons kill us or we move beyond them, soon. Via mass death or the building a new security system, the nuclear age is finished. The nuclear deterrence system that the world presently relies upon for its security is rotten, evil, completely unworkable, and obsolete. It is nuclear war…

The Green Party in 2024

The Green Party was conceived in the 1990’s as a kind of ideal party, one free from the defects of the D’s (too warlike) and the R’s (too oppressive), and unlike either of them, one fully committed to preserving our environment.  It has attracted many followers and much international success.…

Donald Trump’s Assault on the Wages of American Workers

Although Donald Trump, as president, proclaimed in his 2020 State of the Union address that he had produced a “blue-collar boom” in workers’ wages, the reality was quite different. Using his control of the executive branch of the U.S. government, Trump repeatedly undermined the wages of American workers by blocking raises…

No, the Evergreen State College Did Not Agree to Divestment

No In a May 1 article (the article) in The Cooper Point Journal (CPJ), Sako Chapman falsely claimed that “TESC AGREES TO DIVESTMENT” in the headline. This has resulted in the spread of false and misleading information around the country. (On May 4, after the article had circulated widely online,…

A First-Hand Report on the Lives of Palestinians

“Israel’s occupation of Palestine is the longest and one of the most deadly military occupations in the world. For decades it has been characterized by widespread and systematic human rights violations against Palestinians. The occupation has also enabled and entrenched Israel’s system of apartheid imposed on Palestinians,” said Agnes Callamard,…

US Army Officer Resigns Over ‘Unqualified’ Support for Israeli Slaughter in Gaza

Reprinted with permission from AntiWar.com An Army officer working at the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has resigned in protest of the US’s “unqualified” support for the Israeli slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza. Maj. Harrison Mann posted his resignation letter on LinkedIn and said it was initially distributed within the…

Community Spotlight – June 1 to July 15, 2024

Women’s Wisdom – June 2 – 10 AM- 12PM – New Traditions. Join us as we connect through song and utilize our group wisdom to co-imagine a new culture of normalizing and honoring women’s life transformations. Enjoy being guided through exercises to release your voice, small group conversations, wisdom songs…

Quality Compost Production and Recycling

Quality Compost Production and Recycling Gary L. Kline Clean Black Lake Alliance (CBLA) is a citizen’s group seeking an ecosystem management approach to restoring the health of Thurston County’s largest lake and its associated watershed and wetlands. Among the 5 major goals of CBLA is a call for mechanical harvesting…