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. [...]

Will 2021 Be Public Banking’s Watershed Moment?

By Ellen Brown, The Web of Debt Blog. -

Just over two months into the new year, 2021 has already seen a flurry of public banking activity. Sixteen new bills to form publicly-owned banks or facilitate their formation were introduced in [...]

The Carceral Force Of Prosecutor Associations, Explained

By Angela J. Davis, The Appeal. -

The California District Attorneys Association (CDAA), a statewide advocacy group, misappropriated almost $3 million that was earmarked to support public interest advocacy, and instead used it for [...]

Silicon Valley Bus Drivers Restored Community Rides For Free

By Richard Marcantonio, Labor Notes. -

With Covid cases surging in their ranks, bus drivers in Santa Clara, California, demanded to resume rear-door boarding, which is proven to reduce the risk of infection. Management of the [...]

Food Not Bombs displaced from Santa Cruz lot

By Jessica A. York, Santa Cruz Sentinel. -

Santa Cruz, CA - An activist group on the brink of celebrating a consecutive year of coronavirus pandemic-era free meal service was summarily ejected from a private downtown parking lot [...]

Charter Schools Invaded Our Neighborhoods Without Public Input

By Carl J. Petersen, Medium. -

East Los Angeles is a community rich in culture and a strong history of activism. Our youth led the student walkouts in the ’60s fought against the Vietnam war during the Chicano Moratorium and [...]

DOJ Drops Lawsuit To Block California Net Neutrality Law

By Marguerite Reardon, CNET. -

The US Department of Justice under President Joe Biden has dropped a department lawsuit filed under former President Donald Trump that challenged California's net neutrality rules. California's [...]

Fences, Protesters Return To Berkeley’s People’s Park

By Don Ford, CBS SF Bay Area. -

Fences and protesters on Monday again returned to People’s Park, a famous site of resistance on the UC Berkeley campus, as the campus again mulls possible student housing on the site. It was [...]

California Must Lead The Way In Abolishing School And University Campus Police

By Angela Davis, Melina Abdullah and Robin D. G. Kelley, Sacramento Bee. -

The first days of 2021 — which will surely be remembered for police officers in Washington, D.C. removing barricades in order for white supremacists to storm the United States Capitol, [...]

‘The Most Basic Form Of PPE’: 1.6 Million Households Face Water Shutoffs

By Jackie Botts, Cal Matters. -

The first thing Deborah Bell-Holt does each morning is check whether water still flows from her bathroom faucet. It always does, thanks to an April executive order from Gov. Gavin Newsom [...]

The New Water Wars

By Lauren Regan, Civil Liberties Defense Center. -

Weed, California is a small timber-dependent city in rural, far-northern California. In 2016, Roseburg Forest Products (RFP), using legal bullying and exploiting a lack of clarity around water [...]

California Truth, Healing Council Begins Historic Work

By Kolby KickingWoman, Indian Country Today. -

Two years ago, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a formal apology to tribes in the state for atrocities committed against them and for the history of genocide and oppression they endured. He [...]

Driver Lawsuit Says Uber And Lyft’s Proposition 22 Is Unconstitutional

By Dara Kerr, CNet. -

A trio of ride-hail drivers filed a lawsuit in California's Supreme Court on Tuesday alleging Proposition 22 is unconstitutional. The proposition was voted into law by California residents in [...]