Left Coast

Protest outside Chateau Marmont against firing of workers

Red Carpet at the Picket Line Red Carpet at the Picket Line

As Hollywood’s aristocracy convened for the Oscars, laid-off hotel workers were protesting to get their jobs back.

Apr 30, 2021 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Gun store

The American Addiction to Violence The American Addiction to Violence

While a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of murder earlier this week, that verdict alone, though so desperately needed, was woefully insufficient.

Apr 23, 2021 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

California skaters

The Ruins of Bunker Hill The Ruins of Bunker Hill

A visit to Downtown Los Angeles makes plain how cities will be irrevocably changed by the pandemic.

Apr 16, 2021 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Immigration rally

New Immigration Policy Is Opening Doors for Mixed-Status Families New Immigration Policy Is Opening Doors for Mixed-Status Families

The harshest excesses of the Trump era are being unraveled across the country.

Apr 9, 2021 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Jessup

New Bills Could Stop Private Prisons From Cutting Deals With ICE New Bills Could Stop Private Prisons From Cutting Deals With ICE

An increasing number of states are passing legislation that makes it harder for local governments to sign contracts with for-profit prison companies.

Apr 2, 2021 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Daniel Ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg Isn’t Stopping Now Daniel Ellsberg Isn’t Stopping Now

As he approaches his 90th birthday, the Pentagon Papers whistleblower is still working for peace and justice.

Mar 26, 2021 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Governor Gavin Newsom Visits School To Highlight State's Reopening Efforts

The Campaign Against Gavin Newsom Sets Its Targets on Social Justice The Campaign Against Gavin Newsom Sets Its Targets on Social Justice

An effort to recall the California governor is aimed at blocking progress toward reducing wealth inequality and mass incarceration.

Mar 19, 2021 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Biden’s Rescue Plan Will Be a Huge Benefit for Undocumented Workers

Biden’s Rescue Plan Will Be a Huge Benefit for Undocumented Workers Biden’s Rescue Plan Will Be a Huge Benefit for Undocumented Workers

This federal sea change in policy comes after years of efforts by Western states to reimagine their social safety nets.

Mar 12, 2021 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

ex-felon registers to vote in Florida

Why Congress Must Pass Voting Rights Reform Now Why Congress Must Pass Voting Rights Reform Now

It’s the best way to stop the GOP’s accelerating voter suppression strategy—and to continue the fight for criminal justice reform.

Mar 5, 2021 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Why Xavier Becerra Is a Smart Pick to Run HHS

Why Xavier Becerra Is a Smart Pick to Run HHS Why Xavier Becerra Is a Smart Pick to Run HHS

As California’s attorney general, he fought to strengthen his state’s social safety net—which we must do nationally if we are to improve public health and lick the coronavirus.

Feb 26, 2021 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

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