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Why Bernie should stay in the race

Bernie made clear that the campaign was not about him, it was about building a political revolution that would last years after the election was over.

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This week in women's history: Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House

Pelosi is the first woman, the first Californian, and first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress and to hold the Speakership.

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Health care, housing, education top California’s legislative agenda

Gov. Brown is calling for "significant increases" for education, health care, environment, and infrastructure spending in the $123 billion 2016-17 general fund.

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All eyes are on Paris

We recently attended the NorCal climate march in Oakland, where we asked those who attended why the issue of climate change is so important and what needed to be done.

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Los Angeles climate change action: "Our planet, our health!"

In Los Angeles, hundreds of activists, environmentalists, union members and community groups staged an unprecedented march and rally as part of worldwide global climate actions.

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Native student challenges California professor who denies genocide

In 1852 the California legislature paid $1.1 million to citizen militias to hunt and kill Native Americans.

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The Panoche Hills: the strange sere bones of an ancient landscape

A reflection on the dry landscape and living history of the Panoche Hills: It is austere, it is dry, it is dramatically beautiful.

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Birthday PIE for Medicare: celebrations urge expanding it for all

"Because of Medicare, our seniors have access to health care, they're living longer lives, decent lives. That's something worth fighting for!"

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Advocates urge greater funding for human needs programs in California

Restoring and increasing funds for California's human needs programs tops the agenda of many legislators.

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San Francisco tenants fight back against unjust evictions

A broad coalition of housing rights and community organizations is launching a campaign to educate renters about their legal rights.

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