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Keep mandatory minimums out of the juvenile justice system

Posted June 18, 2014 by Lizzie Buchen

Across the country, mandatory minimum sentences are falling out of favor. From Senator Rand Paul to Attorney General Eric Holder, people from both sides of the political spectrumare blaming these harsh and punitive sentences for driving our skyrocketing incarceration rates
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Public vs. Private Sector Accountability at VA, GM

Posted June 17, 2014 by Suzanne Gordon

If anyone thinks that the private sector can serve the needs of the public with more efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability better than public sector programs, they should contrast two stories of mistakes made, acknowledged and corrected  that have dominated the
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The White Family: A Case for National Action

Posted June 17, 2014 by Sikivu Hutchinson

In the recent swirl of epic violence, mayhem and gun-besotted hysteria that has become the lifeblood of corporate media no one is asking about the problem of white families. In 1965, then Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan published 
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SF Community Land Trust Stops Ellis Act Eviction

Posted June 13, 2014 by Valerie Zekas

Amidst an ever-increasing background of displacement and Ellis Act evictions of lower income households in San Francisco, the San Francisco Community Land Trust (Land Trust) has prevented the displacement of 14 low-income residents in the Mission District buy purchasing the
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Berkeley Passes Local Minimum Wage

Posted June 12, 2014 by Harry Brill

On Tuesday (June 10) the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to enact Berkeley’s first minimum wage law that covers the vast majority of employees who work in Berkeley.  There is a much narrower living wage ordinance enacted in the year
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