Posts Tagged: California

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Uncovering California Labor

Uncovering California Labor

Posted September 1, 2016 by

American labor unions are often associated with New York City garment workers or West Virginia coal miners, but California has a rich labor history. Fred Glass’ brilliant new book, From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement,
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Will $400 Million in Housing Funds Disappear?

Will $400 Million in Housing Funds Disappear?

Posted August 15, 2016 by

As California’s housing crisis worsens, the state’s allocation of $400 million for affordable housing is on life support. That’s because the $400 million was conditioned upon passage of Governor Brown’s housing “as of right” plan, and a labor, environmental and
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Political Forecast 2016

Political Forecast 2016

Posted January 4, 2016 by

The November 2016 elections will be a plebiscite on the public values of the United States. Will voters openly embrace the racism, misogyny, religious hatred, and climate change denial promoted in the GOP presidential race? Or will they back the
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Highway Named for John Burton, Progressive Hero

California Can’t Wait to Fight Diabetes

California Can’t Wait to Fight Diabetes

Posted May 6, 2015 by Xavier Morales

On May 12, the California Assembly Health Committee will hear a new bill seeking to address one of the major health crises of our time. AB 1357 (Bloom) – The Children and Family Health Promotion Program – will create a
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Inequality

What We Talk About When We Talk About Inequality

Posted February 5, 2015 by Maria Bustillos

(Ed Note: This is the first in a series of investigative reports first published by Capital and Main) Greg, a tall, handsome septuagenarian in a crisp shirt, a dark brocade waistcoat, a colorful selection of bracelets and beautiful calfskin wingtips,
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Activists Must Do More Than Disrupt

Activists Must Do More Than Disrupt

Posted January 22, 2015 by

As young people across the nation continue to block highways and transit systems, their commitment to the cause of racial justice has stirred millions. In the St. Louis region whose Ferguson shooting galvanized nationwide protests, longtime activists Laura Barrett of
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