Richard Eskow: Here’s the truth: Most minimum-wage workers are adults, the majority of them are women, and many are parents who are trying to raise their children on poverty wages.
Regine Barjon: There would have been little bemoaning today regarding the loss or the unaccountability of the US$ 7.5 billion aid package, had a fraction of these funds been invested in Private Sector Development to encourage local entrepreneurship.
Dan Bluemel: Because of its electoral structure, the U.S. political system has never been welcoming to third parties. Some critics have argued this leaves the political landscape entrenched in a system comprised of moderates and hardliners who, in essence, espouse the same ideology.
Wayne Williams: Republicant’s along with fellow greedy and obscenely wealthy Libertarians and Corporatists, selfishly view the world as a ship of fools to dominate with fear-mongering.
Randy Shaw: The 50-year period since Cesar Chavez set out to organize California farmworkers has seen a remarkable growth in Latino political power, electoral clout, and in unionized Latino workers, while the plight of farmworkers has gone backward since the UFW’s high point at the end of the 1970’s.
Jose Lara – With the top 1% in control of education policy and responsible for creating a financial crisis that is defunding our public schools and eliminating essential programs such as Adult Education and Early Childhood Education, we must join together as the 99%.
Randy Shaw: In accepting a Texas case of a white student challenging racial preferences, the United States Supreme Court is again set to reverse decades of court precedents and impose its own conservative agenda.
ulie Driscoll’s look at the long-term effects of the Komen Foundation’s ill-advised decision to strip its funding for Planned Parenthood for what were rather obviously political reasons, led this week’s LA Progressive 10 Most Read articles list.
Friday Feedback: The Democratic Party, like the Republican Party receives THE MAJORITY of its funding from corporate sources. Democrats have supported the insane wars and the THREE NEW NAFTAs.
Paul Loeb: Nothing stops the Occupiers and their supporters from can raising their key issues as clearly and powerfully as possible, while reminding people that showing up at the polls still matters.
Joseph Palermo: Obama and the Democrats are in trouble politically not because they did too much to help hurting Americans, but because they did too little.
Randy Shaw: Brown’s alignment with wealthy growers against indigent workers picking crops in the fields surely has Chavez turning over in his grave, and shows that the Governor views the UFW as just another group he is willing to betray.
Leonard Isenberg: Since LAUSD is only paid for physical presence of students at school, the mass exodus of students from LAUSD schools would have a profound effect on LAUSD’s ability to finance its failed and unaccountable public education policies.