The Assault on Working People in California

March 15, 2010

All across California, an outright assault is being waged against working people. Currently, the official unemployment rate for the state is 12.5 percent. In eight counties, the unemployment rate is higher than 20 percent. An average of about ten people

March 4 – A Day of Action and Celebration

March 8, 2010

This past Thursday, there were protests all over California – in elementary schools, middle schools and high schools, in community colleges, CSUs and the UCs. Students, faculty and staff held meetings, rallies, speak outs, picket lines and teach-ins against the

Super Bowl – Super Rare Opportunities

February 8, 2010

The Super Bowl has come and gone. The New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts, winning their first Super Bowl ever. Over one hundred million people sat down to watch the game, spending the day relaxing with friends and family.

Howard Zinn – A People’s Historian

February 8, 2010

(August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) On January 27th, Howard Zinn passed away. Zinn was a great historian, but not just that. He was also a fighter and critic of the system of exploitation and war which poor and

Sacrifices For Profits Are A Dead-End Road For Us

February 1, 2010

Last week Ford announced profits of $2.7 billion in 2009. After workers made all sorts of sacrifices over the past years, they will not see a nickel of this profit. The 9000 workers who were thrown out of work last

War Takes its Toll on the Soldiers

January 25, 2010

Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan  are returning from the wars maimed and traumatized only to find no jobs, no homes and a broken medical system. A study in 2007 found that 18 percent of the veterans who applied for

No Schools Safe From Education Cuts

January 25, 2010

Recently, the San Francisco School District announced it is facing a $113 million budget shortfall. Because of this deficit, the district is planning to make major cuts to education, on top of previous cuts of the past few years. In

Haiti – Victim of Imperialism and Natural Disaster

January 25, 2010

On January 12, a major earthquake struck Haiti. The number of people killed in the earthquake is between 50,000 and 100,000. However, the earthquake was not the beginning of Haiti’s problems. Today 70 percent of Haiti’s nine million people live

Haiti’s Disaster, Now a U.S. Made Catastrophe

January 19, 2010

Last week Haiti suffered a powerful earthquake, 7.0 in magnitude, in its capital and most densely populated regions. The impact of this earthquake on the poorest country in the Western hemisphere has been disastrous. Estimates put the number dead at

Schwarzenegger’s New Budget – Same Attacks, Same Priorities

January 11, 2010

Last Friday, Governor Schwarzenegger revealedhis plan to deal with this year’s $19.9 billion budget deficit. Schwarzenegger promises to change the state’s priorities, to spend less on prisons and more on education. But, in fact, his plan is nothing more than

2009 Was the Bosses’ Year – Will We Make 2010 Ours?

January 5, 2010

Last year was the worst recession since the 1930s. But the bosses and bankers have recovered quickly, thanks to huge transfusions of wealth from our tax dollars. While auto workers lost their jobs and saw their wages and benefits slashed,

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