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Letters, Dec. 4

New Fiber Arts Collective open

Recently there have been several articles about businesses offering locally made gifts. One article included a lament that the Ashland Arts Center, a popular place for items, closed because of the pandemic.

Many artists (some who were showcased at the Art Center) opened a Fiber Arts Collective on Third Street and Lithia Way that includes many handcrafts, an upholsterer, an alterations specialist and much more! It is a growing entity that will include a dye studio, classes and organic fabrics post-pandemic.

Please stop in for handmade clothes, accessories, housewares and other gift items. The collective is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (plus Saturdays, same times, through December).

Jessica Fiske Bailey

Ashland

And the con goes on

Corporate takeover of media and government over the past 40 years or so has destroyed all but the facade of democracy. Greed-driven grifters of both major parties sell off our natural resources and have no qualms about stealing from the poorest of countries, or us.

Politicos working for the corporate good prevent health care and education for all, guaranteeing our decline as a society. (But somehow they and their donors get richer). As a result we see food lines and homeless families on the rise. It is unconscionable when billionaires and politicians reap huge profits from contagious disease and CARES legislation and endless war.

We watch dumbfounded as the thieves we elected based on gender or race or media promotion, or a nice smile, continue to promote wars and pollution for profit.

For a different result we must learn to vote for policies, not personalities, and take note of who and what “our” representatives are beholden to. And that, in turn, requires that we obtain information from independent media. Media not beholden to any controlling monetary sources. Locally we have DemocracyNow! on radio and TV (SOP World ) and KSKQ FM radio (89.5 Ashland and 94.1 Medford).

Lee Lull

Talent

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