The tragic, stranger-than-fiction story of Henry Cornell's own vineyard and proposed wine production factory reads as a distilled version of the relentless pursuit of the grape dollar by Sonoma County at large.
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“We have chosen as our first topic of discussion the reality of the business — cash. Everything we do eventually finds its way back to…
Most vineyard acreage in the region is ruled by a small collection of massive multi-national corporate conglomerates, which typically boast annual revenues greater than a billion dollars. Yes, that's billion with a “B.”
Since 1775, when the Spanish vessels Santiago and Sonora anchored in Trinidad Bay, the surviving American Indian nations of California's northcoast have withstood violent conquest,…
The final installment in Will Parrish & Darwin Bond-Graham's series on financier and Godzilla UC Regent Richard Blum.
Current and former campus workers from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UC Santa Cruz — joined by several student sup porters — were on hand to challenge Richard Blum on the poverty he promotes in his capacity as a UC Regent. Blum, who fashions himself as a global anti-poverty crusader by way of his Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley, has had a primary hand in shaping the policies that have led to deep pay cuts and widespread employee layoffs at UC campuses. Moreover, as a leading finance capitalist and political influence peddler on a global scale, he and his ilk have played a strong role in causing the ongoing global economic meltdown — and the various financial austerity measures it is leading to.
Part Three of Will Parish and Darwin Bond-Graham's series on disaster capitalism, UC style.
Part Two of Will Parish's and Darwin Bond-Graham's series on disaster capitalism, UC-style.
On April 17, 2009, with the edifice of the global economy rotting under an architecture of monumental greed, war deficits, and official hubris, the University of California, Berkeley conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for its Richard C. Blum Center for Developing Economies.