California prisoners’ hunger strike enters seventh week

As a hunger strike by California prison inmates entered its seventh week Aug. 19, authorities said some 130 inmates in six prisons are refusing meals.


Booming Silicon Valley economy hides rising social inequality

While fueling a new source of profits for Wall Street, working families are not enjoying the benefits of California's Silicon Valley economic resurgence.


A year after Chevron explosion, the grassroots mobilizes

A protest grew to 3,000 once it reached the gates of the Chevron refinery, and 209 were subsequently arrested in a sit-down act of non-violent civil disobedience.