• Walking to Cleveland

    RNC Part One of Four

    RLn Editor's Note: Drew Philip, a freelance writer with Belt Magazine with photographer Garrett MacLean, in the grand tradition of Alexis de Toqueville and Woody Guthrie walked to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and talked directly an

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  • Sit-Ins Confront Gun Violence

    DC to San Pedro

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor Just before noon on June 22, legendary civil rights leader John Lewis, a congressman from Georgia, went to the well of the House of Representatives and did something never done before: He began a sit-in on the House floor, calling for a vote on gun safety legisl

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  • Hall’s Corporate Coziness Creates Concerns in Congressional Race

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor Almost a year ago, when Nanette Barragán entered the race to succeed Janice Hahn in Congress, Random Lengths called her a “grassroots fighter.” She was an upstart outsider candidate in a race the political establishment had seemingly pre-decided. The day Hahn announced she

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  • Can Bernie Win?

    Fringe Campaign Makes California Primary Relevant Again

    Photo by Kelvin Brown Sr. By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor In May 17, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to campaign rally at California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson at what he called “the beginning of the final

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  • Dealings with Former Harbor Commissioner Scrutinized

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor The Port of Los Angeles is anxiously trying to turn over a new leaf in light of the mitigation measures it failed to implement at China Shipping and TraPac. But, the port’s problems are deeper. Its problems are rooted in POLA’s corporate culture—a culture profoundly resi

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  • A New Climate Of Responsibility: New Developments Undermine Old Assumptions

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor The climate is changing. March marked the 11th straight month in which a global average temperature measure was set. But the climate of opinion is changing as well. Dramatic shifts are under way in how to grapple with the climate change threat. In April, more evidence emerged about the oil industry's ea

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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 reimbursed for expenses. “It’s very common in the hotel i

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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 on violations of the California Environmental Quality Act.

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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 the Port of Los Angeles’ subsequent “Site Preparation an

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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 damages under the North American Free Trade Agreement’s Inves

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