The Fast that Inspired Idle No More is Over

By Roy L Hales

Chief Theresa Spence and elder Raymond Robinson did not start the “Idle No More” movement, which is so closely associated with their names. It began as a reaction to the Harper Government’s Bills C-38 and C-45 which, according to the Canadian Awareness network, made it easier for the Canadian government to control reserve land and reduce the environmental protection of millions of lakes and rivers. Chief Theresa Spence came to the forefront on December 11, when she pitched a tipi in the nation’s capital. Spence and Robinson remained there for 44 days. Now, the fast that Inspired Idle no more is over.
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San Diego Unified School Board Passes Resolution Regarding San Onofre

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The San Diego Unified School Board has passed a resolution calling for an adjudicated license amendment process by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the restart of the defective San Onofre nuclear reactor proposed by Southern California Edison. The resolution was introduced by the Board’s Vice President Kevin Beiser and fellow Board member Richard Barrera and passed by a 4:1 vote. The only dissenting vote was made by a Board member who said there were more significant health and safety issues that impacted district students.
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