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LA’s Hotel Workers Are on Strike LA’s Hotel Workers Are on Strike

They are overworked and underpaid. But so far, only one hotel has offered them a fair contract.

Jul 14, 2023 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Eugenics, Environmental Ruin, and Surveillance: The Story of Silicon Valley Eugenics, Environmental Ruin, and Surveillance: The Story of Silicon Valley

California’s tech industry cannot escape its original sins.

Jun 23, 2023 / Edward Ongweso Jr.

Dwindling Water Supply Forces Cities Like Phoenix To Make Hard Choices

Climate Change Could Devastate Life in the West Climate Change Could Devastate Life in the West

In a region with an expanding population, environmental calamity poses even greater challenges to housing and quality of life.

Jun 9, 2023 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein’s Final Act Dianne Feinstein’s Final Act

The California senator’s return to Congress amounts to a sad end to an illustrious career.

Jun 2, 2023 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Unionizing strippers cheering at rally

Let’s Hear It for the Strippers’ Union Let’s Hear It for the Strippers’ Union

The newly unionized Star Gardens strippers are a triumph for the labor movement, proving that regardless of their profession, when workers unite, they can win.

May 31, 2023 / Antonia Crane

The Takeover of Shasta County

The Takeover of Shasta County The Takeover of Shasta County

In the quiet California region, extremists have infiltrated local government. Is it a new blueprint for the right?

May 30, 2023 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

Striking teachers hold a rally outside City Hall in Oakland, Calif.

The California Teachers’ Strikes Have a Vital Lesson for the Labor Movement The California Teachers’ Strikes Have a Vital Lesson for the Labor Movement

These educators won big—and showed how to use a strike to better society as a whole.

May 19, 2023 / Cecily Myart-Cruz

Hoover Dam In Boulder City, Nevada

The American West Is Running Out of Water The American West Is Running Out of Water

A new federal proposal mandates strict cuts on water usage in states reliant on the Colorado River.

Apr 21, 2023 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Representative Barbara Lee

Don’t Count Barbara Lee Out of the California Senate Race Don’t Count Barbara Lee Out of the California Senate Race

The conventional wisdom says that Lee is the long-shot candidate in the blockbuster race. Here’s why that’s wrong.

Apr 17, 2023 / Steve Phillips

The Palo Alto System

The Palo Alto System The Palo Alto System

Malcolm Harris’s new history of his hometown dispenses with the sentimental lore and examines how it has long been the seedbed for exploitation, chaos, and ecological degradation.

Apr 17, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Jonathan Lethem

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