Caitlin Vega: Given the economy we face today, it’s time for the next generation to start making signs and marching to demand those same opportunities.
Sheila Kuehl: This measure comes at the same time as a growing interest in the effects of solitary confinement in small, windowless, cells, on prisoners in state prisons.
Tom Hayden: Unless meaningful action is taken immediately against relentless tuition hikes and the warnings of the Reynoso report, the university will continue disappearing down the path of policing to protect its privatizing.
Andy Love: Three trials. Three state appeals. Three state habeas corpus petitions. One round of federal habeas proceedings. Thirty-two years under sentence of death only to die of a heart attack. This is madness.
Tech Tip Tuesday: Today’s Tech Tip: Don’t leave anything on your cell that you wouldn’t want to see in court. Until the law changes, erase questionable texts as soon as you have read them.
Gautam Dutta: Although SB 6 is sitting on a wall, its Humpty-Dumpty election rules do not have to fall. In fact, the Legislature could have fixed SB 6’s defects last year – and it still has one last chance to do so before the courts decide SB 6’s fate.
Election Day Propositions, Candidates, Judges and More for the November 2, 2010 election with endorsements from the Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Democratic Party. Everything you need in one place.
LA Progressive Aritcles: Georgianne Nienaber, Anthony Samad, Mario Solis-Marich, Tina Dupuy, Robert Reich, Diane Lefer, Seth Hoy, Randy Shaw, David Love, Joseph Palermo, Paul Hogarth, Shamus Cooke, David Swanson, Andrea Nill, Sherwood Ross, Berry Craig, Donald Price, Steve Hochstadt, Ed Rampell, Nina Zippay and Fernando J. Orozco, Sharon Kyle, and Joseph Palermo
Ramona Ripston: The California Supreme Court ‘sentenced’ our state’s taxpayers to an additional debt of $180,000 more per year last week.
Cynthia Loo: It is not only a historic time, it is a hopeful time. Change comes slowly, but with the inspiration of the recent appointments of Judge Jacqueline Nguyen, a recognition of the value that different voices bring to the judiciary and affirmative steps led by someone with vision – that what Jacqueline Nguyen’s parents know will become a reality – that anything is possible in America.
New York City provides a case study of a large, ethnically diverse, California-like entity where citizen ballot measures are not an option. The result? A profoundly undemocratic city where large real estate developers call the shots.
Anti-LGBT organizations like Ron Prentice’s ProtectMarriage.com are trying to convince Schwarzenegger to veto SB 54, the Marriage Recognition and Family Protection Act (Leno, D-San Francisco).
I knew from experience that Sen. Poochiaign’s votes had consistantly indicated animosity to civil rights statutes regarding gender, disability and sexual orientation.