In a happy yet dysfunctional booming cannabis industry town of Garberville, CA, Population – No one ever really knew but we generally say around 2000 (year around residents for Garberville in conjunction with Redway). Southern Humboldt, home to some of the last remaining old growth redwood forests on the planet, some of the last remaining… Continue reading Garberville Property Owner; Allegedly Assaults Two, After Attempting to Hose Down a Trio of Traveling Musicians
(Published in Greenfuse- June 5, 2017- before the fire in late June, and beating of another elderly houseless resident a few days prior- more on those stories next month) Pt. 2 Vigilantism in Humboldt County California, a Brief History? It’s a dreary late night in November, imagine you and your family traveling north of the Willits… Continue reading Make Humboldt Great Again?
Pt. 1 Vigilantism in Humboldt County California: A Brief “History”? A timeless affinity coexists between conquest, slavery, empire, extractive industries, exploitation of labor, and economic collapse- between poverty, displacement, degradation, the inequity of property ownership, prejudice, vigilantism and access to Basic Human Rights. Some scholars say that before the 1500s California was home to about… Continue reading What Came First; The Chicken, Or The Home it Didn’t Have to Roost In?
Published in Greenfuse April 2017 (Greenfuse.work) “False consciousness refers to a condition where individuals become unaware of the domination in their lives, being exploited by the same system they support.” (Antonio Gramsci) The only shocking thing about the current commander in cheif, is that people are shocked by it. This is the sort of… Continue reading Permaculture Is Political
A Warning Letter to The Emerald Triangle About Legalization of Cannabis In CA Prior to Prop 64 passing in Nov 2016 (Written July 2016) Like many of you I imagine, I feel deep sorrow to read these endless articles of busts and guerrilla grows in The Emerald Triangle; poisoning the planet is despicable, no doubt about… Continue reading The Boogie Man In the Bush
Published in Greenfuse- February 2017 “Scientists around the world concur, the decisions we are making now and in the next 10 to 20 years will not only effect us, but the whole biosphere for thousands of years,” as Chris Williams; Author, Environmental Scholar and Professor of Physics and Chemistry at Pace University states, and as… Continue reading Alternative Realities, False Enemies
Hey I am Shakti, the government calls me Nichole Norris. This blog is a compilation of my work mainly in Southern Humboldt California (and around the world), giving voice to the voiceless and shedding light on immense government corruption amidst a chaotic transition from “the drug war” (aka-War on people) to “legalization” (only for the rich); which is ushering in total economic collapse for the majority of Humboldt County residents today -housed and unhoused. My aspiration is to parallel global and local issues in order to realize solutions to the housing crisis, consequences of extraction, industry and exploitation, as well as the ongoing inhumanity and hate which plagues our community and beyond. May we finally realize lasting humane solutions! Namaste