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imageReport Finds Widespread Neglect and Abuse in Anaheim and Santa Ana Shelters
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by ACLU of Southern California
SANTA ANA, MARCH 14, 2019 — Orange County, in the midst of a dire homelessness crises, opened emergency shelters, giving hope to those who were living in punishing conditions on the streets. But what once was a symbol of hope has become a nightmare for many residents....
Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:48PM
imageLatest Report on Exploitation of Captive Marine Mammals: Situation Improving in West, Deteriorating in East
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by Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC—The tide is turning in the West for captive marine mammals, yet live capture operations, traveling dolphin shows, polluted sea pens and needless deaths of animals continue to mar the captivity industry around the globe, especially in Asia, according to a report co-produced by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and World Animal Protection (WAP)....
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:35PM
imagePresidential Candidates and Both California Senators Vote No on "Combating BDS Act of 2019"
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by Dave Id
United States Senate Bill 1, which included the "Combating BDS Act of 2019," passed with 77 votes on February 5, 2019. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and Congressional Republicans are looking for bills they think can split democrats. S1 is the first volley in that campaign, attempting to use Israel as the wedge....
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:28PM
imageWorkWeek On Charters, Privatization, Labor & Education With Education Lawyer Kathy Carrol
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by WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek radio interviews education lawyer and public education advocate Kathleen Carroll about the recent UTLA strike, the growth of charters and privatization of public education. Carroll talks about the funders of charters and privatization and the role of their foundations who are also funding non-profits run by the AFT and NEA that support "common core" and TURN which supports labor management collaboration....
Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:58PM
textBig Wins Confirm Mandate for Progressives in California by Leon Kunstenaar
Progressives Sweep California Democratic Party Delegate Elections...
Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:15PM
imageEnvironmentalists, LA City Councilman demand answers on gas blowout in Marina Del Rey
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by Dan Bacher
“When the gas blowout occurred at Aliso Canyon, the health risks and seriousness of the event were downplayed by public officials and SoCalGas, the company responsible for the disaster there," said Alexandra Nagy, Senior Organizer with Food & Water Watch. "Families were not able to make urgent decisions about their health and safety. Once again, residents have not been notified of health risks associated with this week-long emergency in Marina del Rey. Just like the Aliso blowout three years ...
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:04PM
textJerry Brown's Cowardly Exit by ntuit
Brown took the cowards approach in his final acts which could have emptied California's death row - the largest in the nation....
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:46PM
image“Public Education Is Not Your Plaything”: L.A. Teachers Strike Against Privatization & Underfunding
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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
textRight-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
textCaravan Seeks Safety from Murder and Poverty by Maria Benitez
The caravan is being harassed with tear gas....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:57PM
textKeep 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
textJoin us at the Border in San Diego December 8th – 10th by Nestor
Solidarity Actions for migrant caravan...
Posted: Sat Dec 1, 2018 8:53PM
imageCan Negro Bar State Park continue to exist without change to California Education?
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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
imageRefuse Fascism LA Members Witness War on Immigrants at the Border
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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
textUS 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
imageHundreds Rally in San Diego in Defense of Migrant Caravan
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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
imageMacron Go Away! Thousands Face Gas Attacks In Their Protest Macron's Government In Paris
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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
imagePublic Risks from the Woolsey Fire and the Santa Susana Field Laboratory: A Letter to DTSC
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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
imageWoolsey Fire Burns Toxic Santa Susana Reactor Site
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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
imageCalifornia Fire Near Nuclear Accident Site
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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