Chasing the Scream: Book Review

The War on Drugs has been a dismal failure. Hundreds of billions have been wasted on this war, millions of lives ruined, and the number of addicts and arrests continue to increase. The only real beneficiaries are companies who build prisons, prison guards, corrupt politicians and the judges, lawyers, cops and probation officers whose livelihoods depend on administration of‘drug criminals.’

Japanese Community Mobilizes to Save Keiro

The Ad Hoc Committee to Save Keiro held a march and rally from Little Tokyo to the Reagan State Building to serve Attorney General Kamala Harris with petition signatures to prevent the privatization of the Japanese/Japanese-American community’s elder care institution.  They held a speak-out urging the AG to stop the sale of Keiro until a…

National conference plans to win Medicare-for-All

By Paul Krehbiel Over 300 health care reform leaders and activists from across the U.S. met in Oakland in August at a National Strategy Conference to develop plans to bring high quality, affordable health care to all residents. Three national single-payer organizations, Healthcare-NOW!, Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Healthcare, and One Payer States (a 26-state network…

Killing Children

Bill Moyers: We Are Killing American Kids — Will Someone Ask Romney and Obama About That? They will be yet another hoax unless someone asks “Why are we killing the kids that don’t need to die?”   Matt Sitton knew the war in Afghanistan was going badly. He knew it because he was fighting it….

Unfettered Corporate Greed

5 Ways America Is Being Hollowed Out by Unfettered Corporate Greed Paul Buchheit There’s no free market — just businesses doing whatever they please with virtually zero accountability. Conservatives believe that enriching individuals will eventually enrich society, and that government should not get in the way of the process. This is what happens as a…

Life Expectancy Decreases

Shocker Stat of the Day: Life Expectancy Decreases by 4 Years Among Poor White People in the US by Kathleen Geier Yesterday, the New York Times reported on an alarming new study: researchers have documented that the least educated white Americans are experiencing sharp declines in life expectancy. Between 1990 and 2008, white women without…

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