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Coney Island Exposed America’s Spirit

Posted February 27, 2015 by

There may be no five-mile area in the United States that better captures the nation’s democratic spirit than New York City’s Coney Island. Coney Island came to symbolize America’s working-class dreams, growing ethnic and racial diversity, love of amusement, and
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As Paychecks Dwindle, Adjuncts Hold National Day of Action

Posted February 26, 2015 by Deirdre Fulton

‘Adjuncts get by on a shoestring,’ says one such professor. ‘It shouldn’t be this hard.’ Adjunct faculty from colleges and universities around the country are holding teach-ins and rallies—and some will walk off the job—on Wednesday, demanding fair pay and
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“Chavez Ravine”: A Tale of Ongoing Urban Removal

Posted February 26, 2015 by Jimmy Franco Sr.

The play “Chavez Ravine” is once again being performed by the Latino-based theatrical group Culture Clash. This live theatrical performance provides a great historical snapshot and artistic depiction of 1950’s Los Angeles and particularly its portrayal of one of the
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10 Steps Toward a More Equal California

Posted February 25, 2015 by Judith Lewis Mernit

As our “State of Equality” series has documented, economic inequality poses a grave threat to California’s future. But conditions would be far worse were it not for the progress made by determined activists, community leaders and lawmakers. In the last
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Open Textbooks: The Billion Dollar Solution

Posted February 25, 2015 by Student PIRGS

According to the College Board, the average undergraduate student should budget between $1,200 and $1,300 for textbooks and supplies each year. That’s as much as 40% of tuition at a two-year community college and 13% at a four-year public institution.
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Oakland Should Call Raiders Bluff

Posted February 24, 2015 by

For a city moving forward on multiple fronts, Oakland now finds itself facing another “Raiders to LA” threat. The city’s response should be obvious: tell the Raiders to leave for Los Angeles and don’t slam door on the way out.
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