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image “Public Education Is Not Your Plaything”: L.A. Teachers Strike Against Privatization & Underfunding 480_la-techers-strike_democracynow.jpg by Democracy Now
Los Angeles public school teachers are on strike for the first time in three decades. On Monday morning, tens of thousands of teachers braved pouring rain on the picket line for the strike’s first day. Some 20,000 people marched through downtown Los Angeles, demanding smaller class sizes, higher pay, the regulation of charter schools and more nurses, counselors and librarians. Over 31,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles are striking....
Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:46PM
text Right-Wing #YellowVests in California by Anonymous
Yellow vest groups are popping up in California, but many of them share a common right-wing ideology....
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:40PM
text Caravan Seeks Safety from Murder and Poverty by Maria Benitez
The caravan is being harassed with tear gas....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:57PM
text Keep Them Here: A Brief Discussion of Temporary Protected Status by James D'Haiti
This is a brief discussion of the situation that TPS recipients are going through....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:02PM
text Join us at the Border in San Diego December 8th – 10th by Nestor
Solidarity Actions for migrant caravan...
Posted: Sat Dec 1, 2018 8:53PM
image Can Negro Bar State Park continue to exist without change to California Education? 480_leidesdorff-1_1.jpg by Michael Harris
In December 1849, First California Governor Peter Burnett shared his focus on a slavery narrative that mandates disparaging treatment, currently measurable in today's California Public Policy. Clearly, an accurate authentic story of the past, present and future migration by people of African ancestry does not need to solely focus on "an enslavement narrative" in the current California Education System. Why not focus on the first City Treasurer of San Francisco, was a Negro who owned title t...
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:44PM
image Refuse Fascism LA Members Witness War on Immigrants at the Border 480_rflargesign_1.jpg by R.R./Photos by Peter Switzer
On November 25th, members of Refuse Fascism LA traveled to San Ysidro, the town right next to the U.S /Mexico border, where they joined a protest in support of asylum seekers. Photos by Peter Switzer, except where noted....
Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:47AM
text US Condemned for Violence Against Asylum Seekers by Jon Queally
"Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn't a crime," says Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after U.S. Border agents fire tear gas into Mexico....
Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:00PM
image Hundreds Rally in San Diego in Defense of Migrant Caravan 480_worldsocialistsandiego_1.jpg by via World Socialist Website
On Sunday morning [26 November 2018] over 200 people attended a rally in Larsen Field, San Ysidro, on the San Diego-Tijuana Border, to support the migrants in the Central American caravan, who are seeking to claim asylum in the United States. The protest occurred several hours before US Customs and Border Protection shut down the San Ysidro border crossing and fired tear gas at several hundred men, women and children seeking to cross into the United States....
Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:28PM
image Macron Go Away! Thousands Face Gas Attacks In Their Protest Macron's Government In Paris 480_img_5400_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Thousands of people from throughout France attended a rally in Paris against the Macron's fuel tax and increasing poverty of people in France....
Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:59PM
image Public Risks from the Woolsey Fire and the Santa Susana Field Laboratory: A Letter to DTSC 480_mohsen-nazemi-california-department-toxic-substances-control_1.jpg by Bradley Allen
On November 19, representatives Henry Stern and Jesse Gabriel authored a joint letter to Barbara Lee, Director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). In their letter, Senator Stern and Assemblymember Gabriel call for "full transparency" to "ensure the public is fully aware of any public health risks posed by the Woolsey Fire on Santa Susana Field Laboratory." Prior to the first round of data analysis, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control reported ...
Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:10AM
image Woolsey Fire Burns Toxic Santa Susana Reactor Site 480_woolsey_fire_satellite_image_november_9_2018.jpg by John Laforge, CounterPunch
The Woolsey Fire’s progress through to Oak Park indicates that much of the toxic site burned, according to the Los Angeles chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility which has investigated Santa Susana Field Laboratory radiation risks for 30 years....
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:48PM
image California Fire Near Nuclear Accident Site 480_ssfl-aerial-start-of-fire-nov-8-2018_1.jpg by John Mecklin, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientis
The Los Angeles Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility notes that the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site is contaminated in a variety of ways: “Decades of nuclear and rocket-engine testing activity, including nuclear reactor accidents and other toxic spills and releases, have resulted in widespread contamination throughout [the lab’s] 2,850-acre facility.”...
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:55PM
image Massive Woolsey Fire Began On Contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Close to Site of Partial Meltdown 480_chatsworth-substation-ssfl_1.jpg by Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles
Electric Substation at Santa Susana Field Laboratory Tripped Two Minutes Before Fire Reported...
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:19PM
image Woolsey Fire Burns Nuclear Meltdown Site that State Toxics Agency Failed to Clean Up 480_santa-susana-field-laboratory-woolsey-fire-nov-8-2018_1.jpg by Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles
The Woolsey Fire began on the property of the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), a former nuclear and rocket engine testing site. SSFL is one of the most contaminated sites in the nation, subject of a promised but long-delayed state and federal cleanup; it is heavily contaminated with well documented nuclear and chemical contamination, from, among other things, a partial nuclear meltdown....
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:01AM
image California State Legislature passed a strong Fugitive Slave Act, April 15, 1852 480_capturing_fugitive_slaves_in_california_1_1_1.jpg by Stacey L. Smith ~ reprint
Stockton based Assemblymember Henry Crabb, a proslavery Whig from Tennessee, asserted that the federal territories were the common property of all American citizens. Echoing the arguments of the Slave South’s most vocal spokesman, US Senator John C. Calhoun, insisted that the U.S. Constitution guaranteed slaveholders the right to travel with their slave property into any federal territory....
Posted: Fri Nov 9, 2018 4:11PM
text Groups to Continue Fighting Oil Extraction in San Luis Obispo, Statewide by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., November 7, 2018 — A measure to ban fracking and new oil and gas wells in San Luis Obispo County was defeated Tuesday, but its backers vowed to continue their fight to protect the community and the climate from oil extraction. Measure G did win more than 44 percent of the vote, despite supporters being outspent more than 28 to 1 by oil companies, including Chevron and Aera....
Posted: Wed Nov 7, 2018 4:41PM
image Backfire! How Teacher Union Leaders Helped Tuck & Green Dot Charters Push Their Agenda tuck_marshall_tuck_wall_st..jpeg by Steve Zeltzer
Marshall Tuck, the former Green Dot Charter School operator received support for the school chain from the AFT leadership including AFT president Randi Weingarten. Weingarten and UFT president Mulgrew lauded the school change and supported the deregulation of public education for these charter schools....
Posted: Tue Nov 6, 2018 10:09AM
text Feds arrest four men over violence at Charlottesville “Unite The Right” rally by Lynda Carson
Those arrested include Benjamin Drake Daley, 25, of Redondo Beach, Calif., Thomas Walter Gillen, 34, of Redondo Beach, Calif., Michael Paul Miselis, 29, of Lawndale, Calif., and Cole Evan White, 24, of Clayton, Calif....
Posted: Tue Oct 2, 2018 9:25PM
document Long Beach Police Department’s Troubling Use of TigerText Application aclu_socal_tigertext_20180921_ltr_to_lbpd.pdf_140_.jpg by ACLU-SC
The Southern California ACLU sent this letter to the Long Beach police department chief and Long Beach City Attorney about LBPD's use of self-erasing messaging app TigerText...
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:39PM