Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tag: Los Angeles

Former LA County Sheriff faces 3yrs in prison after losing appeal

On Wednesday, a three-judge panel from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided Lee Baca’s rights had not been violated during his trial – the appeals panel determined that the trial was fair and the conviction legally sound.

What LA teachers tell us about rising inequality

We ought to see their struggle as “a strike for democracy – against the plans of a tiny clique of billionaires to unilaterally impose their vision for the world.”

‘Historic day for American unions:’ Los Angeles teachers strike earns victory...

"This fight was won with union power AND community power."

‘This was about the survival of public education:’ LA teachers claim...

Included in the agreement are pay increases for teachers, additional support staff in schools, smaller class sizes and the regulation of charter schools.

Nation’s largest school strike: 30,000 Los Angeles public-school teachers walkout

The strike follows months of failed negotiations between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the teachers union to reach a deal for smaller class sizes, increased support staff along with pay raises.

30,000 LA teachers ‘strike ready’ as district refuses to spend $1.86...

"A strike is not a first resort for anyone. It's a last resort – especially for teachers who are asked to do more with less every day. And enough is enough."

Breaking with Wall Street: LA puts it to the voters

The numbers are there to support the case for a city-owned bank, but a critical ingredient in effecting revolutionary change is finding the political will.

Progressive Briefing for Monday, September 3

Labor Day: When workers are recognized as human, $30 trillion to the richest white Americans, Los Angeles educators vote to strike, and more.

In a historic move, Los Angeles educators vote to strike

With corporations on a warpath to privatize schools, the future of public education is at stake across the country, and Los Angeles is ground zero for this struggle.

Accessible public transportation and housing, a need for people with disabilities...

“This holistic approach to actively identifying and incorporating the unique needs of individuals with disabilities helps ensure that everyone in our city is able to live vibrant, active lives.”

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Atlanta prosecutors say they won’t prosecute women under Georgia’s newest abortion law

“As a matter of law (as opposed to politics) this office will not be prosecuting any women under the new law as long as I’m district attorney.”

Climate enemy Biden: The Extinction Rebellion’s top recruiter

“We’ve run out of elections to waste,” and a presidential contest between such climate policy empty suits as Trump and Biden would be a suicidal waste of the timeliest election for climate policy ever.

‘Extraordinarily concerned’ Elizabeth Warren demands answers from the Trump administration on the deaths of...

"Children are dying, and the CBP must do more to end this string of tragedies."

‘The time is now:’ Over 200 economists send a letter to Congress endorsing Medicare...

"We encourage Congress to move forward with implementing a public financed Medicare for All plan to achieve the equitable and affordable universal health care system that the American people need."

American corporations are helping fund the war on women

These corporations say they are all for gender equality but their political contributions say otherwise.

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