Sunday, January 19, 2020

Tag: Los Angeles

Climate change fuels hellfire in the City of Angels

Warm, dry climate change conditions have made housing in LA's "Wildland-Urban Interface" dangerous.

Los Angeles school board commits to renewable energy after months of...

"This 100% Clean Energy school district commitment demonstrates what can happen when students, parents, teachers and school district leaders work to move the needle on climate."

A climate-resilient Los Angeles must first address its polluted past

Can a big city be truly sustainable in the age of climate change? Los Angeles is trying to find out.

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.

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In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

Ex-pharma lobbyist embedded in White House tanked drug pricing bill, while his former employer...

Trump’s top healthcare adviser, former Gilead Sciences lobbyist Joe Grogan, strenuously lobbied within the White House and on Capitol Hill against price negotiations.

Embracing Islamic terrorism

Ever wonder why we never go to war against or impose sanctions on these sponsors of terrorism? Heck, we don’t even condemn them!

Trump’s loosening of pork inspection regulations fails to protect consumers from illness and death...

"Food safety is one of the most important protections in our country and gifting the slaughter industry self-regulation powers will mean pork eaters in this country will be facing higher threats of disease.”

Our country, the United States, is a rogue nation and our leaders are criminals

Should we fear for the future of this rogue nation and of the world?