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Erica Snowlake

A MEMORIAL TALE OF VENICE

by-Marty Liboff (with a little help from Gerry Fialka and friends ) Spirits of the dead- come forth and show us the way… Just a silly old man’s memories of Venice Beach. Ancient dreams- morning arises- tomorrow never comes. There are no yesterdays or tomorrows or as Janis Joplin once said, ‘’It is all just...

Letters From May 2016

To the Venice Beachhead, Today I attended a boisterous rally in Eugene, Oregon, for Senator Bernie Sanders. He addressed the prime issues facing America today; the mass incarceration of the poor and people of color, police brutality, wage equality for women, a fifteen-dollar minimum wage, health care for all, the end of fracking, marijuana decriminalization,...

This Paper is a Moebius Loop!

By Erica Snowlake The Beachhead is celebrating its 46th birthday this December, and a party for its 400th issue will take place at Beyond Baroque the first of February. I am fortunate to have written for the paper from 2006 – 2010, and consider that experience one of the highlights of my life. I’ve since become...

People's Reactions While Canvasing for Proposition 37 (YES! to Labeling GMOs) at the Ukiah Safeway 10/28/2012 

“I’m a felon I can’t vote! And I didn’t murder the guy.” “I’ve already voted,” sly, grim smile; with emphasis: “by secret ballot.” “I’ve already voted YES!” YES! YES! YES! big, happy smiles!!! “YES! I’m planning to vote for it!” thank-you for being out here!” more smiley faces. “YES! I’m in a wheelchair and voting...

Viva Pachamama! – Bolivia Celebrates Law Granting Rights to Mother Earth!

By ENS and Erica Snowlake La Paz – Bolivia marked the International Day of Mother Earth, April 22, with a ceremony in the Plaza Murillo, the center of political power. An ancient ritual shared center stage with speeches in which authorities in this Andean nation extolled the Law of Mother Earth – the world’s first...

Xeriscaping in Venice

By erica snowlake For those who get around our fair city on bike and by foot, the diversity of front-yard and street-facing landscaping is remarkable to behold. Equally functional and eccentrically artistic, a day’s perusal of the green belt reveals most Venetians are eco-friendly and hip enough to have embraced Xeriscaping and Xerogardening, landscaping and...

Profile: Venice Singer Simone White

By Erica Snowlake Introducing Simone White, she who wanders whither and hither around the world, charming audiences with her (encore!) prodigious gifts of singing, songwriting, and fine guitar playing. Our lithe lovely mingles the tradition of the bard (wandering) and the chanteuse (crooning) with a voice evoking the honey-dripping bird tribes of Hawaii while boldly...

Praising Howard Zinn: A People’s History of the United States, and The People Speak 

By Erica Snowlake It is good to recall Ms. Thelma Trotty, the first teacher who blew (enlightened) my mind. She taught high school history in the late seventies in upstate New York from her unique perspective as a native Iroquois and a gay women’s rights advocate. Condemning the recorded history of our textbooks “propaganda” she...

 Women Speak Out! From Howard Zinn’s “Voices of A People’s History of the United States”

Emma Goldman, the Lithuanian immigrant, feminist orator, agitator, and anarchist, arrested in 1917 on conspiracy charges of “inducing persons to not register” excerpted from a 1908 speech in San Francisco before the outbreak of WW1, entitled Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty: What, then, is patriotism? “Patriotism, sir, is the last resort of scoundrels.” (quoting Dr....

January 2008 – Lakota Nation Declares Independence. Can Venice Be Far Behind

By Erica Snowlake Haumikole! Hello my friend! On December 19, the Lakota Freedom Delegation announced unilateral withdrawl from all U.S. treaties to a small group of Press and well-wishers in the Plymouth Congregational Church in Washington, DC. The same church hosted the American Indian Movement in the1970s. Delegates Mni yuha Najin Win, Phyllis Young from...
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