Thursday, July 9, 2020

California’s Long Plague May Just Be Starting

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State and local leadership is much better than most — but that’s not going to be enough As the...

“LET’S HAVE OUR VOICES COUNT!”

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Two Black leaders of the CFT, with long histories of fighting for racial equity, say they could not help being profoundly moved by the murder itself, and the outpouring of rage in response

California “Berning” for Ro Khanna to Chair the State’s Delegation to Democratic National Convention

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In recent days, over 110 Sanders delegates -- just elected in “virtual caucuses” across the state -- have signed a statement calling for Congressman Ro Khanna to be the chair of California’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention in mid-August.

Vigan’s Public Market: The Commons in the Hands of Farmers and the Poor

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Walking through the public markets of the Philippines, I can see a way that people have been able to institutionalize public markets, keeping their people-serving purpose intact.

Strike Wave in Yakima Valley Demands Safer Working Conditions, Hazard Pay

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Safer working conditions and an extra $2 an hour in hazard pay are the two main demands at the center of work...

Remaking Justice

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By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor The murder of George Floyd was a feature, not a bug, in the eyes of a growing number of critics,...

We Need A Government Funded Public Works Program to Create Jobs

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By Mark Friedman Strikes by workers at fruit packing plants in Washington state, nurses unions nation-wide, Amazon workers internationally and independent truckers protesting in Los...

McDonald’s Workers Strike Demanding Protections from COVID-19

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 By Mark Friedman, Labor Columnist Demanding McDonald’s prioritize public health and worker safety over profits, hundreds of employees at the fast food chain (140,000 U.S....

The Pathology that Can Destroy America

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By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor While Donald Trump played golf over the Memorial Day weekend and America’s official COVID-19 death count neared the 100,000 mark,...

Front Line Workers Protest Outside Trump National Golf Club in PV

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By Mark Friedman, Labor Columnist Workers on the front lines battling the coronavirus protested at Trump National Golf Club in Palos Verdes this past week. These...