California

Loss Runs Like a River Through My Life

Loss Runs Like a River Through My Life Loss Runs Like a River Through My Life

On grief’s unequal racial burden, and the Internet as a vehicle to negotiate survival and turn collective grief into collective action.

Jun 16, 2021 / Something Is Happening Here / Malkia Devich-Cyril

How Unite Here Turned the West’s Biggest Red State Blue

How Unite Here Turned the West’s Biggest Red State Blue How Unite Here Turned the West’s Biggest Red State Blue

Arizona was pivotal in the 2020 presidential election. Its shift was no accident.

Jun 14, 2021 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

Domestic workers hold rally for health and safety protections.

A Tale of 2 States A Tale of 2 States

Vastly different approaches to governance in California and Texas show two diverging paths—one forward, and one to ruin.

Jun 4, 2021 / Sasha Abramsky

Los Angeles homeless encampment

Housing Alone Won’t Solve California’s Homelessness Problem Housing Alone Won’t Solve California’s Homelessness Problem

Without mental health services, drug treatment programs, and job training for ex-prisoners, California's most vulnerable population will remain at risk.

May 28, 2021 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Bruce's Beach, Manhattan Beach, CA

In California, a Case of Black Land Loss Is Finally Being Made Right In California, a Case of Black Land Loss Is Finally Being Made Right

Charles and Willa Bruce, Black landowners in Manhattan Beach, lost their land to eminent domain in 1924. Nearly 100 years later, it’s being returned to their living descendants.

Jun 1, 2021 / Column / Kali Holloway

California Governor Newsom Unveils His Economic Recovery Package For The State

The Blue Welfare State The Blue Welfare State

With its new budget proposal, California could be poised to go down the social-democratic route taken by most Western democracies three-quarters of a century ago.

May 21, 2021 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Iraqi Refugee Murder Arrest

Tragedy and Hope on the Western Front Tragedy and Hope on the Western Front

The imprisonment of Iraqi refugee Omar Ameen and the prospect of humane redistribution of wealth show California both failing and aspiring to its political promise.

May 14, 2021 / Sasha Abramsky

The California Prosecutors Who Want to Keep People Out of Jail

The California Prosecutors Who Want to Keep People Out of Jail The California Prosecutors Who Want to Keep People Out of Jail

In the state that once pioneered the punitive Three Strikes policy, a coalition of recently elected district attorneys is pushing back against mass incarceration.

May 17, 2021 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

Standing section of St. Francis Dam

Exhuming California’s St. Francis Dam Disaster Exhuming California’s St. Francis Dam Disaster

The unrecognized past of America’s newest national monument presents a chance for us to better understand our present environmental challenges.

May 17, 2021 / Josh Lappen

President Richard Nixon

The UC System’s Policing Expansion Belies Its Stated Commitment to Racial Justice The UC System’s Policing Expansion Belies Its Stated Commitment to Racial Justice

The license for the rise of the law-and-order campus dates back to President Richard Nixon and The Report of the President’s Commission on Campus Unrest.

May 10, 2021 / Robin D.G. Kelley, Paola Bacchetta, and David Theo Goldberg

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