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 [...]

Vons, Pavilions To Fire ‘Essential Workers’

By Mike Dickerson, Knock LA. -

When Dylan’s grocery delivery arrived a few days before New Years, it came with some bad news. The delivery driver who brought his groceries from Vons mentioned that drivers across the state are [...]

Prisons And Jails Are COVID-19 Super-Spreaders

By Marc Norton, Popular Resistance. -

One in five prisoners in the U.S. has been reported to have had COVID-19. That’s 20% of people behind bars. And that is likely a “vast undercount,” according to Homer Venters, the former chief [...]

Activist Groups Earn One-Week Stay On Evictions

By Jessica A. York, Santa Cruz Sentinel. -

Santa Cruz, CA - Local advocacy groups turned to the federal court system this week in the latest effort to prevent dispersal of a homeless encampment that swelled to an estimated 150 people this [...]

Wall Street Vultures Are Ready To Get Rich From Water Scarcity

By Nick Martin, The New Republic. -

Bloomberg reported on Sunday that California water futures are now officially on the Wall Street markets, with the United States–based CME Group heading up the 2021 contracts connected to the [...]

Prison Staff Force Prisoners to Accept Liability For Their Own Deaths

By No Justice Under Capitalism, Popular Resistance. -

Prisoners at San Quentin State Prison are reporting that, over the past week, San Quentin medical staff have been pressuring prisoners to sign waiver forms accepting legal responsibility for [...]

As Pandemic Aid Ends, Families Face Brutal New Year

By Nigel Duara, Cal Matters. -

California - In late 2017, a house fell on Jacques Gene. The construction foreman in Cool, east of Sacramento, was inside a half-finished home when the rolling trusses that make up the [...]

California Court Strikes Down Limits On Fighting Dirty Power Plants

By the Center for Biological Diversity. -

A state appeals court affirmed Friday that communities concerned about air quality and climate pollution have the right to challenge natural gas-fired and thermal power plants in the lower [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The California Genocide No One Talks About

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

UCLA history professor Benjamin Madley’s book An American Genocide: The United States and the California Catastrophe 1846-1873 details the killing of tens of thousands of Native Americans as the [...]

Hunger Strike Enters Third Week At California’s Largest Prison

By Ryan Fatika, Perilous Chronicle. -

In the southern part of California’s Central Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, sits Corcoran, California—a small farming town surrounded on all sides by acres of cotton and [...]

The Ongoing Incarceration Of California’s Indigenous Peoples

By Morning Star Gali, Black Agenda Report. -

For 25 years, Indigenous rights activists fought for an official UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples  — for a document that doesn’t just affirm our individual human rights, but [...]

California Voters Decide Uber And Lyft Drivers Are ‘Contractors’

By Juliet B. Schor, The Conversation. -

Uber, TaskRabbit and other ride-hailing and delivery service companies in California can keep classifying their workers as independent contractors rather than employees after California voters [...]

Affordable Housing Developers Set their Sights On Former Toxic Oil Fields

By Marissa Pianko, DeSmog Blog. -

California - On a busy corner in Vista Hermosa, a neighborhood just west of downtown Los Angeles, early signs of construction have begun on a 7-story, 64-unit apartment building called Firmin [...]

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 [...]