Yesterday the parking representative told me that parking was a privilege, not a right. For a person who cannot walk the long distance from the parking lot to the studio, or walk from the bus stop parking to the studio, an accessible parking space is more than some random privilege or convenience. They have made some accommodations, but change them often and have given me tickets and yesterday clamped my car while I was on the air. They have ticketed my car previously despite having clearance to park. When I voiced my protest they advised me that I would have to go in person to their office to fight the tickets; an office that is not readily accessible. At one point the designated parking, with the “handicapped” sign was only accessible via six very steep concrete stairs; It would be funny, I even laughed out loud later, but cried real tears when at that time it might as well have been 500 stairs.
Sunday 10 October 2010, Evergreen—The Evergreen Foundation had an event in the Library Building. Last school year, the Evergreen student body voted overwhelmingly (80%) to divest from companies that profit from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian Territories. Today, students with TESC Divest were on hand to ask that this student vote be respected.
Protest Biomass Incinerators!
Monday August 9th
-12 noon Percival’s landing, Olympia
-2 pm Red Square, Evergreen State College
Join us to protest the planned biomass incinerator for The Evergreen
State College. The facility will have serious effects on everyone in
the region. From toxic emissions at the stack to the decimation of our
forests there are countless reasons to oppose this project. This is a
family friendly event.
On Saturday there was a celebration and memorial of the life and work of the late Howard Zinn. Zinn was scheduled to appear at Evergreen to give a talk titled "Three Holy Wars." The memorial celebration of the life of Howard Zinn was organized by Peter Bohmer, Sandy Yannone, Larry Mosqueda, Victoria Larkin, Jeff Antonnellis-Lapp, and Jana Dean.
Speakers giving tribute included Peter Bohmer, Cindy Corrie, Gary Galbraith, Victoria Larkin, Arun Chandra, Lin Nelson, and Josh Simpson.
The following video is the Three Holy Wars lecture, a version of which Howard Zinn was scheduled to give yesterday at Evergreen. The topics contained in the lecture include challenging the idea that a just cause can translate into a just war, and a revision of some of the popular myths about American wars - like the notion that the American Revolution was a popular revolt (Zinn argues that the war was not a popular uprising, but instead a revolt initiated and maintained by owning class interests.)
After the video a few people made additional statements, and then David Rovics performed closing music.
saw this sad story in the olympian. What a terrible thing to do.
this is some of the story
An audit at The Evergreen State College revealed that a professor with a study-abroad program to Chile hasn't accounted for at least $50,000 in student fees and other college money, and that he misrepresented the college by signing contracts with a Chilean company partly owned by his family.
I got some grizzle up my sleeve today while eating a sandwich from the Flaming Eggplant Cafe. At the Flaming Eggplanet, tempeh is called grizzle. Anyway, there are other items on the menu, besides grizzle. Salmon burgers, falafel, sausage, salads, and more.. The student run cafe, which has been in the works for 2 or 3 years, is now in full swing. It's in the Red Square at Evergreen. Check it out. The sandwich I had was delicious.
Things kick off on campus at 1PM, I recommend taking the bus out there to avoid the traffic and parking mess that is graduation day.