When it Rains, it Pours

Posted February 24, 2011 by Paul Hogarth

Yesterday was an eventful day for the rights of same-sex couples. The Maryland State Senate voted 25-22 to advance a marriage equality bill, which the House of Delegates (i.e., State Assembly) expects to pass and Governor Martin O’Malley will sign.
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The 1960’s Underground Press Lives On

Posted February 24, 2011 by Randy Shaw

During the 1960’s, an alternative press emerged that became the voice for youth culture and the era’s social movements. These scrappy publications reported stories the mainstream media would not touch, mobilized anti-war activism, promoted rock and “underground” music, and ultimately
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School Beat: Public School Transportation Changes

Posted February 24, 2011 by Lisa Schiff

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) has been living with an ancient public school transportation system, designed decades ago to support the original Consent Decree meant to achieve racial and ethnic diversity among our schools. That transit system has
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Report From UN Commission on Status of Women – Day Two

Posted February 24, 2011 by Rebecca Norlander

“Human rights” can be a surprisingly touchy subject at the United Nations. I’ve discovered in my first two days here that many woman activists, particularly from the Global South, find promoting human rights can actually be counter-productive in their advocacy
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Does Labor Need Another Wimpy?

Posted February 23, 2011 by Steve Early

One of the great mysteries of American labor four decades ago — for those of us first encountering its then-dominant culture of blue-collar machismo — was how anyone known as “Wimpy” (or “Wimp” for short) could become president of an
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