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California inmates resume hunger strike

"This is the largest prisoner strike of any kind in recent US history," says Ron Ahnen of California Prison Focus.

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After patient death, nurses urge end to lockout

After a patient died at a Sutter Health hospital Sept. 24 while under the care of strike replacement nurses, the California Nurses Association called on the hospital chain to immediately end its lockout of thousands of nurses following a one-day strike last week.

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California’s DREAM Act poised to become reality

California is poised to become the first state to grant undocumented immigrant college students access to publicly funded financial aid.

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Community forum targets "Secure Communities"

Concern is rising rapidly among immigrant communities and civil liberties advocates as law enforcement agencies step up sharing of personal information.

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Bay Area community to Congress: good jobs now!

A veritable rainbow of Oakland residents lined up at the microphones Aug. 16 to tell four members of Congress how the economic crisis affects them.

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Jerry Brown signs Calif. Dream Act, part I

Tthe first phase of the California Dream Act, signed July 25, makes it possible for undocumented college students to apply for privately funded scholarships administered through the state's university and community college systems.

Campaign presses oil tax to save California public schools

A group of public education advocates have begun a movement to tax oil extraction throughout the state of California.

"Working dead" take over San Jose City Hall

Several young activists dressed as zombies spent the night on the steps in front of City Hall to participate in the following day's City Council meeting.

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Hunger strike continues in Calif. prisons

Thousands of California state prison inmates have been conducting a hunger strike since July 1, protesting harsh conditions many observers say amount to torture.

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L.A. alliance organizes to block right-wing attack

The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy may be the far right's next target, but it is organizing to "get in front" of an Andrew Bretibart/Karl Rove type attack.

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