National Politics

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Latino voters eager to turnout against Trump and the GOP in 2016

Posted May 2, 2016 by Adrian Pantoja

Spanish philosopher George Santayana’s adage, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” aptly applies to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Trump burst into the race on June 16, 2015 and immediately issued an indictment against unauthorized immigrants;
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To Honor and Protect: Workers Memorial Day 2016

Posted April 28, 2016 by Seth Sandronsky

April 28 will be a noteworthy day for workers in the U.S. and abroad. International Workers’ Memorial Day (WMD) was established in 1970 – the year Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) – to honor wage-earners who
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Cesar Chavez leads the 300 mile 1966 march from Delano to Sacramento

Cesar Chavez Day and the Power of Activism

Posted March 31, 2016 by

UFW Founder Offers Lessons for Activists, Movements Today’s  Cesar Chavez Day comes 50 years after Chavez’s historic 300 mile march from Delano to Sacramento. The journey put Chavez and the farmworkers movement on the national stage. The past 50 years
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Beltway Plot to Dismantle VA Healthcare

Posted March 31, 2016 by Suzanne Gordon

The San Francisco VA Healthcare System (SFVAHCS) now produces world-class research, and its hospital and clinics provide high quality care to thousands of veterans. The VA Palo Alto Health Care System has specialized services for veterans who have had brain
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U.S Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx spoke at the Center for American progress today about the highway system’s legacy of discrimination. Image: CAP

Anthony Foxx Wants to Repair the Damage Done By Urban Highways

Posted March 31, 2016 by Angie Schmitt

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is offering a surprisingly honest appraisal of America’s history of road construction this week, with a high-profile speaking tour that focuses on the damage that highways caused in black urban neighborhoods. Growing up in Charlotte, Foxx’s
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