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LB Hotel Workers Sue for Wage Theft Violations

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor On April 19, Long Beach Renaissance Hotel workers filed a class action lawsuit for multiple forms of what amounts to wage theft. This included denial of rest breaks and overtime pay, being forced to do unpaid prep work and not being reim

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Activists Defeat SCIG

Court Strikes Down BNSF Railyard Project

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor On March 30, Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Barry P. Goode voided plans for BNSF’s off-port railyard, Southern California International Gateway, SCIG. His decision was based

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Court Rejects SCIG EIR

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor In a 200-page ruling, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Barry P. Goode voided BNSF's Southern California International Gateway's environmental impact report on March 30. Further approval by the Los Angeles City Council and

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Polluters’ Coup Takes Over Air Control Agency

Multi-Front Response Begins

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor Polluting industries and their allies pulled off a coup at the nation’s top regional air quality agency on March 4, firing the long-time executive officer in a cl

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ECHOES OF NAFTA :

Keystone Pipeline Lawsuit Portends Anti-Democratic Decisions

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor On Jan. 7, TransCanada, the company behind the recently-rejected Keystone XL pipeline, filed two lawsuits—one in federal court, the other seeking $15 billion in dam

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Activists Urge Council to Restore Port Oversight

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor Plaintiffs in the China Shipping lawsuit accused the Port of Los Angeles of breaking the law and called for new oversight structures to be put into place at a city council committee meeting on Dec. 15. They s

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An Irregular, Not Quite Random, Retrospective

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor, and Erik Kongshaug, Former Editor Thirty-five years is an eternity in the news business. When Random Lengths was launched, during Jimmy Carter’s presiden

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COP 21 Paris:

Beyond the Climate Summit

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor During the 20 years since the first United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as Conference of Parties or COP, emissions have risen more than 60 percent. But such dismal failu

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