• Gentrification in San Pedro: What We Lose

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Arlo Tinsman-Kongshaug It is no secret that gentrification has been sweeping through Los Angeles for quite some time. From Venice to Highland Park, working class communities across the city have been seeing influxes of redevelopment, wealthy new residents and raises in cost of living for mos

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  • California’s Not So Golden Past

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Dawn A. Dennis, Ph.D. Five years ago, while teaching in the City of Orange, my students in a U.S. survey history course told me about the Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers found in the area. I used this moment to ask my students about their knowledge of white supremacy in history. 

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  • Labor’s 2019 Balance Sheet

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Mark Friedman, Contributor Labor Day is a fitting time to assess the state of the labor movement, and 2019 has clearly been an interesting, if not contradictory, year for labor in the United States. Strikes and job actions throughout Los Angeles and the nation repre

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  • Thousands Nationwide Attend Immigrant Detention Protests

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    By Mark Friedman

    More than 700 cities throughout the United States and internationally saw demonstrations Friday, July 12 protesting deplorable conditions in detention centers in the United States holding immigrant workers and youth fighting for asylum or facing deportation. The actions, called “Ligh

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  • You Can’t Hack a Longshoreman

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn The debate over automation has come to a boiling point at the Port of Los Angeles. Workers of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, worried about the inevitable job losses that a trend toward automation would cause, I have taken a stand ag

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  • Community Voices — Bernie Sanders to California Dems

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    There is No “Middle Ground” Compromise with Trump

    Transcript of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ speech at the California Democratic Convention June 2 Let me thank the California Democratic Party for helping to make this state one of the great progressive forces in Ameri

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  • Ginsburg’s Reasoning of Why Reproduction is a Woman’s Right

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Excerpted from My Own Words: Ruth Bader Ginsburg by contributors Mary Hartnett and Wendy Williams

    Note: Shortly before the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision made abortion legal in 1973, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, now a much-a

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  • Comm. Voices — How Long Should Government Save Its Email Records?

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By JW August Email is part of our lives now.  It came on like a category five hurricane just a generation ago, changing the world of business and bureaucracy and creating the need to do many things in a new way—like preserving government records, where the norm up to the had meant warehouses

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  • In Pursuit of an Agro-Industrial Model City

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Rachel Bruhnke I was at the Gaffey Street Gardeners organizing meeting with several of my students on April 25. It was frustrating to hear about Councilman Joe Buscaino’s office, but not surprising. There is a pattern here that needs to be addressed: Insane Land Use policies. The o

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    Urban Farms – In Pursuit of an Agro-Industrial Model City

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    By Rachel Bruhnke

    I was at the Gaffey Street Gardeners organizing meeting with several of my students on April 25. It was frustrating to hear about Councilman Joe Buscaino's office, but not surprising. There is a pattern here that needs to be addressed: Insane Land Use policies. The ONLY

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