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Sep 17, 2019

Reform of the Gig Economy A Wonderful Thing

The passage of AB5, ensuring workers like drivers for Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash receive the legal status of employees in California, is the best...
May 9, 2018

What We Can Learn from the ACORN Documentary, ‘The Organizer’

The Organizer recounts how ACORN became one of the largest community-based organizing groups in U.S. history. Credits: Photo courtesy of Sundial Pictures At a...
Mar 14, 2018

Poverty’s ‘Progressive’ Cheerleaders

On Feb. 6, after more than 30 years as a professional driver in New York City, Douglas Schifter drove his...
Sep 12, 2017

Callousness to Inequality Is Dooming Climate Change Progress

For those concerned about climate change, the last two weeks have provided an evidentiary cornucopia. Temperatures exceeded a previous daily maximum by 16 degrees...
May 17, 2017

Justice Is A Verb: On Trump, The Need For Profiles In Courage, and Judge...

Judge Wendell Griffen protests capital punishment in Little Rock on Good Friday. Credits: Photo By Mitchell McCoy In the Trump era, many of us wonder what...
Jan 31, 2017

Time To #DeleteUber In Oakland

Last weekend, Americans continued their extraordinary resistance to the early days of the Donald Trump presidency. Enormous, and generally extemporaneous, outpourings of love erupted...
Dec 20, 2016

To Stop Fake News, Liberals and Progressives Need to Kick the Fake-Talk Habit

Fake news has always been with us. Governments give selective information in order to justify their policies, claiming all of it real...
Nov 29, 2016

On Class, Race, Culture and the Anti-Trump Movement

Given the disastrous national election, East Bay activists have no choice but to grapple with a number of important issues. Perhaps the most important...
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