Chris Kromm: While Michigan’s momentous decision has received widespread media attention, little has been said about the origins of “right-to-work” laws, which find their roots in extreme pro-segregationist and anti-communist elements in the 1940s South.
Seymur Slavin: The startling fact is that low wage jobs now constitute 58% of all job growth. The jobs with the fastest growth were retail sales at a median wage of $10.97 per hour. At this salary, workers would be eligible for food stamps.
Ultimately, we think that independent civilian oversight with subpoena power is a crucial part of the systemic changes necessary to protect the rights of incarcerated people,’
Violence in County Jails – Community organizers demanding an end to violence committed by L.A. Sheriff Deputies in L.A. County Jails – hold press conference Tuesday
Domestic Drones and Police Surveillance: What Happens to Civil LIberties. Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Pasadena, California.
Election season might be over, but that doesn’t mean Comedy Congress is too. From the Petraeus love pentagon to fiscal cliff worries, join Patt Morrison and her guests to laugh at the madness of it all—the truth hurts far less when it’s told by comedians. The comedic material emanating from Washington D.C., and state capitols across the […]
Cancer Kills More African-Americans – African American men are twice as likely to die from prostate cancer. Black women die at higher rates from breast cancer.
Free Documentary Film Screening and Discussion “ON THESE SHOULDERS WE STAND” You are invited to join us at a free screening of Glenne McElhinney’s documentary, “On These Shoulders We Stand,” about LGBT civil rights in the 60s and 70s in Los Angeles. After the screening a panel of local community activists including Wes Jo and […]
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Marianne Williamson on Divine Compensation – The author, activist, lecturer and teacher in the world of spiritual self-help, will be speaking at the Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena, CA on Dec 4th.
Gaming’s Affect on Learning – Are video games were teaching us fundamental skills?
As the aerial bombardment of Gaza’s homes, markets, hospitals, schools and more continues–and with the potential invasion of Israeli ground troops–join us for an emergency action to demand an immediate end to the attacks and ending all U.S. aid to Israel.
STeve Hochstadt: Republican policy will mean relief for profit, outside of public control, in a new age of deadly storms. Democratic policy will mean strong public control of relief, combined with an effort to slow down global warming.