California Tribes Oppose Proposed Water Tunnel

By Nanette Deetz, Indian Country Today. -

In early March, just weeks before California shut down due to COVID-19, more than 200 tribal citizens, environmentalists and others gathered in the city of Redding to protest a proposed massive [...]

California Is Ready To Pilot A Postal Banking Solution

By Thomas M. Hanna and Jeff Olson, The Hill. -

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is under attack and at grave risk. But with that many Americans are awakening to both the value of the USPS and the manifest dangers of privatization. The crisis [...]

Blacks In LA Nearly Four Times As Likely To Be Cited By Police

By Sam Levin, Black Agenda Report. -

The Los Angeles police department (LAPD) gave 63% of its citations for “loitering while standing” to Black residents in recent years, despite African Americans making up just 7% of the city’s [...]

California Schools Launch Anti-Racism Plan

By MacKenzie Maya, Portside. -

Sacramento, CA - The California Department of Education announced new anti-racism lessons and teacher training for school districts on Monday, days after President Donald Trump decried the notion [...]

How Police Reform Was Derailed In California

By Anita Chabria, LA Times. -

Sacramento, CA - By the time the sun set at the Capitol on Monday evening, hours from a legal deadline to pass bills for the year, state Sen. Steven Bradford knew his proposal to strip badges [...]

With Global Heating, Expect Inferno Seasons In The American West

By Peter Kalmus and Natasha Stavros, LA times. -

More than 3.1 million acres have burned in California this year — some 3% of the state — with many wildfires still at zero containment and months of fire season left to go. This far exceeds the [...]

South Pasadena Sues Dow Chemical And Shell Oil

By Scott Schwebke and Steve Scauzillo, Pasadena Star News. -

The city of South Pasadena is suing The Dow Chemical Co. and Shell Oil Co., alleging that for more than four decades both firms  willfully manufactured a pesticide containing a cancer-causing [...]

Hunger Strikers Demand Police Reform In Antioch

By Judith Prieve, East Bay Times. -

Antioch — A handful of young activists have launched a hunger strike to demand local authorities fire a former San Francisco police officer who was one of two officers involved in the fatal [...]

California And Colorado: Climate-Driven Transformation Of Wildfires

By Michael Kodas, Inside Climate News. -

The wildfires that exploded over the past few days in California and Colorado show clear influences of global warming, climate scientists say, and evidence of how a warming and drying climate is [...]

Child Care Workers Now Have A Huge New Union

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

A 17-year organizing campaign in California culminated this week in the successful unionization of 45,000 child care providers—the largest single union election America has seen in years. The [...]

Gavin Newsom Hands Out Fracking Permits To Connected Driller

By Steve Horn, Capital & Main. -

On June 1, in the midst of the turmoil created by the coronavirus pandemic and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration quietly issued 12 fracking [...]

Cooperation Humboldt And The Solidarity Economy

By Margaret Kimberley, Intrepid Report. -

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed all of the inconvenient truths about life in the United States. It is no longer possible to hide the disconnect between myths of a great and advanced society [...]

“Everyone Deserves A Cost-Of-Living Adjustment”: Interview With UCSC Striker Yulia Gilich

Santa Cruz, CA – Graduate student teaching assistants (TAs) at the University of California in Santa Cruz (UCSC) are fighting for a livable wage. A year of unsuccessful attempts to encourage [...]

California Seniors Protest Eviction With ‘Walker Brigade’

By Negin Owliaei, Inequality.org -

Just two days before Thanksgiving, the nearly 100 elderly residents of Brookdale San Pablo received an unfortunate holiday notice – they were going to be evicted. Brookdale, which operates around [...]

New Round Of Trump Budget Cuts Could Force More Californians Into Homelessness, Advocates Say

By David Lightman and Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks, Mcclatchydc.com -

The Trump administration is proposing a cut in homeless assistance funding next year, frustrating advocates who say the crisis in Sacramento and other cities is worsening. The White House budget [...]