"This is the largest prisoner strike of any kind in recent US history," says Ron Ahnen of California Prison Focus.
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.
California is poised to become the first state to grant undocumented immigrant college students access to publicly funded financial aid.
Concern is rising rapidly among immigrant communities and civil liberties advocates as law enforcement agencies step up sharing of personal information.
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.
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.
A group of public education advocates have begun a movement to tax oil extraction throughout the state of California.
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.
Thousands of California state prison inmates have been conducting a hunger strike since July 1, protesting harsh conditions many observers say amount to torture.
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.