California

Black Lives Matter activist

Jasmine Abdullah: ‘If I Don’t Do This, I’m Going to Die’ Jasmine Abdullah: ‘If I Don’t Do This, I’m Going to Die’

A conversation with the Black Lives Matter organizer jailed for “lynching” in Pasadena.

Jun 20, 2016 / Reniqua Allen

The Republican Party Just Crashed and Burned in California

The Republican Party Just Crashed and Burned in California The Republican Party Just Crashed and Burned in California

The GOP won’t even have a Senate candidate on the ballot in the nation’s largest state.

Jun 8, 2016 / John Nichols

Now That San Francisco’s Police Chief Has Resigned, What’s Next for the Activists Who Fought for His Removal?

Now That San Francisco’s Police Chief Has Resigned, What’s Next for the Activists Who Fought for His Removal? Now That San Francisco’s Police Chief Has Resigned, What’s Next for the Activists Who Fought for His Removal?

They say their work is about a lot more than just replacing a police chief.

Jun 7, 2016 / Cities Rising / Andrew Klein

Trump San Jose

Donald Trump Has Yet Another Epic Meltdown Donald Trump Has Yet Another Epic Meltdown

Hillary Clinton roasted Trump in her best speech yet, while Paul Ryan caved.

Jun 3, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Jerry Brown endorses Hillary Clinton

Jerry Brown Delivers a Serious, Savvy, and Important Endorsement of Hillary Clinton Jerry Brown Delivers a Serious, Savvy, and Important Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

California’s governor, who has a history of wrangling with the Clintons and the Democratic establishment, makes a case for anti-Trump unity.

May 31, 2016 / John Nichols

Schoolbus

Citizens Are Not Consumers Citizens Are Not Consumers

When education gets outsourced, students lose.

May 6, 2016 / Michelle Chen

Silicon Valley Rising protesters

$15 an Hour Won’t Help These Workers $15 an Hour Won’t Help These Workers

A higher minimum wage is necessary, but not enough, to lift part-time workers out of poverty.

May 2, 2016 / Michelle Chen

Fight for 15 protesters in Los Angeles

We Are Winning the Fight for $15 We Are Winning the Fight for $15

What started with 200 workers striking in New York has ballooned into a national movement wielding real political power.

Apr 6, 2016 / Cities Rising / Michelle Chen

Meet the Long-Forgotten Organizer Who Inspired Cesar Chavez to Become an Activist

Meet the Long-Forgotten Organizer Who Inspired Cesar Chavez to Become an Activist Meet the Long-Forgotten Organizer Who Inspired Cesar Chavez to Become an Activist

In 1952, Fred Ross appeared at Chavez’s door. The meeting changed Chavez’s life—and farmworker history.

Mar 31, 2016 / Gabriel Thompson

Baker at co-op

Worker Cooperatives Are More Productive Than Normal Companies Worker Cooperatives Are More Productive Than Normal Companies

When maximizing profits isn’t the only goal, companies can actually work better.

Mar 28, 2016 / Michelle Chen

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