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California Wildfires Disaster: Natural Disaster or Preventable Social Catastrophe?

By Mark L. Friedman, RLN Contributor Working people in Paradise, Magalia and other California towns were hit by one of the worst wildfires in state history in November. The Camp Fire burned over 15

Farm Day in Ventura County

A Road Tour: Where Our Food Originates By Mark Friedman, Rl staff writer

Farm Day is an adventure for the entire family. Held annually in Ventura County, this event features 20 farms and agribusinesses in Ventura County t

Cuban Marine Science Conference Breaks  U.S. Academic Blockade

By Mark Friedman, RLN Contributor, Marine Science Educator at L.A. Maritime Institute Six hundred and fifty delegates representing 18 countries gathered at MarCuba — an international marine scien

Port Workers Fight for Union, Immigrant Rights

Teamsters, Painters speak out against deportations

By Mark Friedman, RLN Contributor The Trump administration was not deterred when its decision to terminate the Temporary Prot

Wilmington Community Forum on Jobs and Safety at Refineries

By Mark Friedman, RLn Contributor Unionists, high school students, community residents and environmentalists attended a Sept. 8 public forum at the Wilmington Branch Library on how to become an eff

School is Where the Kids Are

LAMI hosts tribute to founder and visionary Jim Gladson

By Mark L. Friedman, RLn Contributor The tall ships of the Los Angeles Maritime Institute, Exy Johnson and Irvin

LA Youth Energized by Algalita Innovators Conference

By Mark Friedman,  LA Maritime Institute Marine Science Educator More than 50 youth from the South Bay attended the Algalita Innovation Forum on the weekend of Aug. 3, featuring youth-developed in

LAMI Youth Expand Outreach on Reducing Plastic Pollution

By Mark Friedman, RLn Correspondent, Marine educator LA Maritime Institute, San Pedro Los Angeles Maritime youth crew members, interpreters and educators on the Explore the Coast monthly sails, and

LA Students Put Plastic Pollution Under the Microscope in Chile

By Mark Friedman, Contributing Writer A group of high school students and teachers from Los Angeles recently returned from Chile’s prestigious Coastal Laboratory of Aquatic Resources in

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