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textWhy is Oroville (and Your Town?) Adding Industrial Waste to its Water Supply? by jenny miller
Many towns in California, like Oroville, are still adding industrial waste in the form of fluoride products to their water supply. This practice is almost non-existent in Europe, and the dental health of children in those countries is not worse than ours, in many cases it's better. Originally started as a way for the aluminum and other industries to dispose of their toxic waste, fluoridation has long been obsolete....
Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:08PM
textNational #DriversUnite Movement calls for SEC to reject Lyft IPO by The Alliance for Independent Workers
Protections for Gig Economy Workers Against Corporate Abusive Practices...
Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:11AM
textCalifornia Apartment Association’s campaign contributions’ corrupting influence by Lynda Carson
Some say, that one way to fight back against the California Apartment Association (CAA) and the corrupting influence of the rental housing industry would be for renters throughout California to appear at the CAA’s Legislative Conference in Sacramento on May 29, between 9:00AM & 4:00PM, to protest against their activities. The CAA’s Legislative Conference in Sacramento is being held at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, in the Grand Nave Ballroom!...
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:42PM
textTime For Congress To Ban Brutal Iditarod by Sled Dog Righs
Please ask the animal protection caucus of the US Congress to ban the Iditarod....
Posted: Sat Mar 9, 2019 9:11PM
text"Game Over" by Ernst Wolff
The financial economy uncoupled from the real economy....
Posted: Sat Mar 9, 2019 1:11PM
textSB 529, a bill to protect renters during rent strikes by Lynda Carson
Just try to imagine how life may be for the renters of Oakland being oppressed by bad landlords and slumlords if they formed "tenant associations" in an effort to conduct “rent strikes" without fear of eviction!...
Posted: Thu Mar 7, 2019 7:01PM
textThe Shortwave Report 03/08/19 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Mar 7, 2019 4:24PM
textH.R. 1384 Medicare for All Needs 218 CoSponsors by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
The New Medicare for All bill, HR 1384, has 106 Co-Sponsors and needs 218 to pass. There are 236 Democrats out of 435 members in the House, yet only 106 Democrats support this litmus test bill. See https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1384/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22HR+1384%22%5D%7D&r=1&s=...
Posted: Thu Mar 7, 2019 12:16AM
textOakland students oppose sellout of teachers strike, plan to continue fight by Genevieve Leigh and Kayla Costa (WSWS Repost)
To defend public education, Oakland students are organizing to fight back against the union sellout of the recent teacher strike....
Posted: Wed Mar 6, 2019 10:43PM
textOakland, California school board passes devastating budget cut following union sellout by Evan Blake and Gabriel Black (WSWS Repost)
The entire experience of the strike demonstrates that the greatest obstacle to the unity of all teachers, parents and students are the unions themselves, which do not “represent” teachers but are the tools of the corporate and political establishment and its relentless drive to cash in from the destruction of public education....
Posted: Tue Mar 5, 2019 5:11AM
textThe Big Obstacle for Bernie Isn’t DNC “Rigging” — It’s Media Trashing by Norman Solomon
Some people are attached to the idea that the Democratic National Committee will “rig” the presidential nomination against Bernie Sanders. The meme encourages the belief that the Bernie 2020 campaign is futile because of powerful corporate Democrats. But such fatalism should be discarded....
Posted: Mon Mar 4, 2019 11:37AM
text"Capitalism will make migrants out of all citizens" by Diego Fusaro
No one speaks about the right to be deeply rooted in one's country and not to be uprooted by global capitalism. In reality, the elite is demophobic. That means, it hates people and democracy. We must be populist and not elitist today, democratic and not demophobic, and defend national sovereignty and not globalization....
Posted: Mon Mar 4, 2019 3:49AM
textStop Trump’s attack on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by Lynda Carson
It is not uncommon to see poor people searching for scraps of food in trash containers near restaurants in the tourist section of Powell St., in San Francisco, one of the world’s wealthiest cities. Nor is it uncommon to find people across the nation dumpster diving in the large trash containers behind grocery stores in search of any food that may still be edible, so they can feed their hungry children, and family members at home!...
Posted: Sat Mar 2, 2019 4:55PM
textYazidis freed from Islamic State captivity in Syria and returned to Iraq by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
Over 3.000 Yazidi's remain missing, in an act declared as "Genocide" by the International Community....
Posted: Sat Mar 2, 2019 7:44AM
textUnion pushes contract in effort to shutdown Oakland teachers’ strike by Joseph Santolan (WSWS excerpt and link))
Vote “no” on sell-out agreement!...
Posted: Fri Mar 1, 2019 11:28PM
textUSA empire refused de-nuclearization in Korea by DLi
Contrary to US mainstream corporate-bin-Laden media accounts, it was Washington that refused to accept a reasonable, step-by-step reciprocal confidence-building process put forth by the DPRK (North Korea) that scuttled the much-awaited peace talk in Hanoi this past week. The overbearing US side refused to A) bring up a formal Peace Treaty to end the 1950s Korean War; B) looked upon de-nuclearization only as a one-sided surrender of all of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile arsenal, without a cor...
Posted: Fri Mar 1, 2019 5:18PM
textTeacher anger exploding across the United States by Nancy Hanover (WSWS Repost)
Oakland strike, mass “sickout” in Kentucky...
Posted: Fri Mar 1, 2019 8:43AM
textPublic Good or Private Wealth by Werner Raza and Willy Sabautski
The deep and growing chasm between the rich and the poor is not an accident. This gulf is the result of political decisions. Many rich countries have lowered or abolished property taxes. Governments reduce spending on education and health care, Misguided policy led us into this crisis and true policy can lead us out....
Posted: Fri Mar 1, 2019 4:09AM
textThe Shortwave Report 03/01/19 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan....
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:12PM
textOakland teachers continue strike as Kentucky teachers launch statewide sickout by Joseph Santolan (WSWS Repost)
The issues which teachers confront across the United States are shared ones. Hundreds of teachers, parents and students on Wednesday afternoon shut down an Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) board meeting! Teachers from San Francisco and Berkeley are initiating a wildcat sickout in support of Oakland teachers! Two of the largest school districts in Kentucky will close as a result of over 40 percent of their teachers reporting sick! Teachers in Oakland have formed a rank-and-file strik...
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:27AM