Tag Archives: Oakland

Reflections on the challenges of participatory democracy

For many years I have been thinking about the challenges of Peace & Power, and other forms of participatory democracy, and the “Occupy” movement has intensified my thinking about all of this. I live right next door to a vacant … Continue reading

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“Remember them and know that our children become what they see” – Mario Chiodo

Yesterday was the unveiling of the first three sections of the “Remember Them” monument in Oakland.  It was a spectacular occasion!  Even though Karen and I had watched the actual installation (see my post on August 30), the monuments had … Continue reading

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“Remember Them” Monument – Installation

August 29, 2011 – early in the morning we looked out our apartment window overlooking Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, and saw three parts of the new “Remember Them” sculptures on huge trucks ready to be shifted around the corner and … Continue reading

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“Remember Them” Sculpture, right in our own “side yard”

Yes indeed – here in our uptown Oakland apartment, we do actually have a side yard – the mostly-empty block between our building and the amazing art-deco Fox Oakland Theater. The back part of the empty lot next door, at … Continue reading

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Living in the O

For readers who live in Oakland, here is a blog you might want to tune in to … Living in the O. If you do not live here, check it out anyway, particularly if you are wishing you could live … Continue reading

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