How Oakland Teachers Took Control Of Our Return To School

By Shelby Ziesing and John Green, Labor Notes. -

It was March when, with declining Covid case rates and expanding access to vaccinations, the Oakland Education Association’s Big Bargaining Team reached an agreement to end the school year in [...]

Stopping The Logging Of Redwoods In Jackson State Forest

By Cal Winslow, Counter Punch. -

Logging has begun in Jackson State Demonstration Forest, 48,000 acres of state owned redwood forestland in Mendocino County in Northern California. The forest consists mostly of heavily cut over [...]

Scheer Intelligence: What Has Silicon Valley Done To Our Food?

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Companies such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have started to become household names, producing meat substitutes that taste as close to meat as their scientists have been able to engineer. [...]

Graduate Student Researchers Seek Union Representation

By Katherine Swartz and Gabe Schneider, Cal Matters. -

In one of the largest public employee organizing drives California has seen in over a decade, some 17,000 graduate student researchers at the University of California may soon become union [...]

California Reparations Committee Confronts Harms Of Slavery

By Jackie Botts, Cal Matters. -

For more than three decades, Black members of Congress have introduced legislation to study the lasting harms of slavery on African Americans, and propose remedies. Year after year, the federal [...]

Oakland Dockworkers Refuse To Unload Israeli Cargo Ship

By Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada. -

Hundreds of activists and dockworkers responded to an international call to action and successfully prevented an Israel-owned vessel from unloading its cargo at Oakland in California on Friday. [...]

Protesters At Port Of Oakland Declare Win In Israeli Cargo Boycott

By Rick Hurd, East Bay Times. -

Hundreds of picketers and protesters marched Friday morning in front of the Port of Oakland to keep cargo on an Israeli ship from being delivered. Approximately 1,000 people from the Arab [...]

Scheer Intelligence: Governor Orders Independent Investigation Into Kevin Cooper Case

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Three hours and 42 minutes. That’s how close Kevin Cooper came in 2004 to being murdered by the state, strapped down to a gurney, and poisoned via lethal injection. He had been placed in what he [...]

There Is No ‘Border Crisis’

By Josue De Luna Navarro and Khury Petersen-Smith, In These Times. -

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) temporarily closed the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego on the morning of Nov. 19, 2018. With 100,000 people and 40,000 vehicles crossing each day, [...]

A Watershed Ruling On Homelessness

By Kevin Schofield, South Seattle Emerald. -

California -On Tuesday, April 20, U.S. District Court Judge David Carter of the Central District of California issued a ruling that is likely to become a watershed moment in the United States’ [...]

Despite Climate Commitments, Health Concerns, States Approve Fuel Tanks

By Ingrid Lobet, Capital and Main. -

Magali Sanchez-Hall, usually in motion, pauses for a moment on the sidewalk to gaze through a chain-link fence at the massive new construction project: tanks shaped like giant tuna fish cans that [...]

Truck Drivers And Workers Strike At Southern California Ports

By Kim Biggar, Splash 247. -

Truck drivers at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, represented by the Teamsters union, started strike action against Universal Logistics Holdings (ULH) this week, adding further to extraordinary [...]

Tribal Nations Fight Proposed Gold Mine Near Death Valley

By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times. -

Lone Pine, CA - Perched high in the craggy Inyo Mountains, between the dusty Owens Valley floor and Death Valley National Park, looms a rugged, nearly roadless chunk of desert terrain teeming [...]

San Diego Protesters In Solidarity With Migrant Caravan

By Huitzilopochtli Marron, Liberation News. -

On March 13, the Party for Socialism and Liberation hosted a march and banner drop beginning at Larsen Field, in the San Ysidro neighborhood of San Diego, next to the Tijuana-San Diego border. [...]