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We take it for granted that the majority calls the shots. But in one NY school district, that idea — majority rules — has led to an all-out war. School board disputes are pretty common, but not like this one. This involves multimillion-dollar land deals, lawyers threatening to beat up parents, felony criminal charges, and the highest levels of state government. Meanwhile, the students are caught in the middle.

Documentary Seeks Support for Ukrainian Nationalists

Apr 6, 2016

  Ignored by most Americans, fighting is still going on in Ukraine. A touring documentary wants to draw attention to the nationalist roots of that conflict.

Teteyana Mokvyts, a native Ukrainian, moved to Santa Rosa with her son in 2002. But even though she remains far from her homeland, she tries to aid the nationalist cause from here.

The Ukrainians will be shown, free of charge, at the Rialto cinemas in Sebastopol  Thursday evening, April 7,  at 7 pm. You can see the trailer for the film below.

Building a New Life in America

Dec 22, 2015
photo provided

  Amidst all the political rhetoric, it’s easy to forget that every new immigrant, from Syria or elsewhere, is a unique individual. This is the story of one such young man, who enjoyed his first Thanksgiving here in Sonoma County last month, with the extended family of his American sponsor. From Eugene, Oregon, Rachel McDonald reports.

50th Anniversary Anti-War Teach-Ins

Mar 25, 2015
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

 

  American involvement in Viet Nam was gearing up 50 years ago, and programs to recall that history are likewise increasing now. At Sonoma State yesterday, that included a series of “teach-ins” that reviewed some of the opposition to that war—and the others that have followed it.

  It was a matter of conscience for many young men to submit to the draft while also opposing it, recalls activist Lee Swenson. These non-violent actions, taken voluntarily by draftees who could have used other resources to avoid conscription, gave moral weight to their stance.

Korean Art Exhibit Brings Controversial History Lesson

Feb 6, 2014

A visiting art exhibit from Santa Rosa’s Korean sister city is also making a statement about the US role during and after the Korean War.

The Sonoma County Museum has scheduled a full weekend of special events, including speakers and film showings, about the Jeju Incident ant the Camelia Has Fallen exhibit.  See the schedule of activities here.