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LA Voters to Consider Creating Nation's First Municipal Public Bank

LA Voters to Consider Creating Nation’s First Municipal Public Bank

October 16, 2018

A Los Angeles ballot measure could put the city one step closer to creating a public bank, which Phoenix Goodman of Public Bank LA says could help the city “transform banking from a source of evil” to a force that fights climate change and inequality

Los Angeles Teachers Prepare to Strike: An Organizing Drive Long in the Making

September 5, 2018

LA teachers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, should contract negotiations fail. Each side accusing the other of illegal tactics. However, teachers say this is not mainly about wages, but about improving children’s education. Jane McAlevey explains

Black Lives

March 8, 2016
Hours before she faces trial, we speak with #BLMLA7 activist Rosa Clemente

California Methane Leak One of the Worst Climate Disasters in US History (2/2)

January 10, 2016

Hilary Lewis of Earthworks says Governor Jerry Brown’s state of emergency comes late given the damage incurred, and his leadership on environmental issues suggests he should’ve understood what’s at stake

Hydraulic Fracking

March 5, 2014
Kate Sinding and Adam Scow discuss the current legal loopholes for industry that exempt fracking operations from regulation, and the issue of job creation through developing alternative energy sources

Economics, the Environment and Our Common Wealth

January 27, 2014
Scott Smith: With an aging infrastructure and a dramatic increase in transport volume, oil spills will become more common

LA Holds Weeklong Protest Demanding Justice For Trayvon Martin

July 29, 2013

The discontent of African American community especially the youth, erupted because of the Zimmerman not guilty verdict but reflects systemic bias in the criminal justice system

“Justice for Trayvon” Rallies in 100 Cities Across USA

July 21, 2013

Marches across the country demands civil rights charges against Zimmerman

Why the GOP Should Not Blame Immigrants for High Unemployment

July 16, 2013

Bob Pollin: Republican-controlled House is split over immigration reform but those against reform should think twice before blaming immigrants for economic slump

Same-Sex Marriage

June 26, 2013
Before the Supreme Court overturned DOMA, discriminatory policies cost same-sex married couples as much as $500,000 over a lifetime.