Sunday, August 25, 2019

Tag: Los Angeles

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.

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.

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Deputy resigns after charged with shooting unarmed woman and lying to investigators

Recorded on police dashcam video shooting an unarmed woman in the groin, a Florida sheriff’s deputy was indicted Wednesday on charges that...

Media bias and movement building: Bernie Sanders’ revolutionary 2020 campaign

“Bernie Sanders makes my skin crawl. And I can’t even identify for you what exactly it is.”                                                                                              Former assistant U.S. attorney Mimi Rocah on...

For millions of dogs, South Korea is hell on Earth

Summer in South Korea brings the brutal Boknal “dog eating days,” when more than a million dogs are tortured and slaughtered for meat.

Bernie Sanders’ Green New Deal plan

Yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his version of a Green New Deal proposal which seems to be the most aggressive plan compared...

‘This illegal and dangerous pipeline must be shut down’: Standing Rock Sioux renew the...

The tribe is asking for a pause in construction while a thorough environmental assessment, this time with input from the tribe is conducted.