Lauren Steiner: Education is not a business. It is a public institution which must not be privatized like so many other public institutions, services and resources have been in the neoliberal society we live in today.
Lauren Steiner: Bernie is asking us to become engaged citizens working directly on issues via local and statewide campaigns. That way, even if he should not get elected, we will have built and trained a grassroots army ready to pressure elected officials on the issues of importance to us.
Lauren Steiner: We must call out Karen Bass for supporting the President’s corporate deal at the expense of the best interests of her constituents. And we must ask her to do the right thing when the bill is re-introduced in the next few days.
Lauren Steiner: I would highly encourage everyone who is unfamiliar with these neighborhoods and the people who sacrifice their health for us to take this tour when CBE offers it again next Saturday.
Lauren Steiner: The woman who is trying to position herself as a supporter of the middle class, spent the entire day behind closed doors raising $2700 donations from the 1% and conducting meetings with people who would be prepared to give and bundle donations ten times that amount to her Super Pac.
Lauren Steiner: Manifest Justice, a ten-day art exhibit and social justice fair that just opened in LA, attempts to make us feel the emotions that inspire us to act.
Lauren Steiner: Organizations representing labor, the environment, human rights, the internet, immigrants and food safety will be holding a press conference and rally to ask Clinton to come out unequivocally in opposition to the fast tracking of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Lauren Steiner: Hillary will most probably hire the very same people, the Larry Summers, Tim Geithners and Robert Rubins of the world, whose financial deregulation caused the 2008 economic collapse in the first place.
Lauren Steiner: To our surprise, the regulators didn’t try to shut us down. Security didn’t storm the room. None of the workshop attendees booed us. So we continued the same chant for three minutes.
Lauren Steiner: Maybe in between covering Beyonce and Jay Z’s shenanigans you heard rumblings about how the banks blew up the housing bubble and when it burst caused the financial collapse in 2008.
Lauren Steiner: Whatever you do, don’t tell the audience that the trillion-dollar business opportunity of the future is based on the continued production of natural gas through fracking.
Lauren Steiner: To see a bureaucratic, top down institution like a teachers union come to the realization that they must work with parents and community organizations as partners and be transparent and inclusive in their negotiating process, was refreshing.
Lauren Steiner: While seven TV stations sent crews and aired stories on their afternoon and evening newscasts,,,the LA Times once again chose not to send a reporter or even a photographer to cover this protest of a major national issue of concern.