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Profit Drive Degrades Environment  

By Mark Friedman,  RLN Environmental Reporter In 1970, millions of young people and others turned out for the first Earth Day, carried by the momentum of massive social movements for civil and women’s right

Teachers, Parents Fight to Save Public Education in the Harbor Area

By Mark Friedman, RLn Reporter CARSON — The battle to end the privatization of public schools is now centered at Catskill Avenue  Elementary in Carson, where a private charter s

NY to LA, Marchers Demand US Hands off Venezuela

By Mark Friedman, RLn Reporter Los Angeles was one of over 100 cities in the United States that saw demonstrations February 23 against US intervention in Venezuela and to stop the threats and destabilization effort

San Pedro Hosts Tall Ships Conference

By Mark Friedman, RLn Contributor Nearly 200 members of Tall Ships Association, crew members, administrators, maritime personnel and educators attended a three-day conference in San Pedro, sponsored by the national

Schools Funding Should Come from Corporations, Wealthy

Property parcel tax to pay for education is a backward idea that puts burden on working people By Mark Friedman, Contributing Writer Working people, homeowners, and the unemployed

TRAA community council has been one of the most active in the fight to ban modified hydrofluoric acid or MHF. Photo courtesy of Torrance Refinery Action Alliance

MHF Ban – AQMD Board Delays Vote

By Mark L. Friedman, Contributor On Feb. 1, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) staff briefed its Governing Board on possible regulation of modified hydrofluoric acid (MHF) alky

UTLA Charter Teachers Strike Settled

Board motions to limit non-union charter start-ups

By Mark Friedman, Contributor UTLA’s charter school contingent ended its walkout at the three Accelerated Charter S

UTLA Teachers Ratify Contract But Say Fight is Not Over

Most teachers disappointed. ‘We could have gotten more, especially class size reduction.’

By Mark L. Friedman, RLn Contributor Rather than a traditional labor

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Week 2 On the Picketline, Picketlines Solid as LAUSD Flinches

By Mark Friedman, Random Lengths reporter

Entering into week 2 of the UTLA strike against LAUSD, student attendance at the schools was down to 15 percent and support on the picket lines from unions, parents, students and the commun

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