Female Inmates In California Are Fighting Life-Threatening Wildfires For $1 Per Hour

As the wildfires in California continue to tear across the northern part of the state, all available hands have been on deck to fight the blazes. Over 8,000 firefighters were mobilized by Thursday, according to Cal Fire, but they weren't the only…


Happy Islamic New Year to Our Muslim Neighbors

Today, September 21, 2017, is the Islamic New Year 1439. The word 'Islam' means 'peace.' I offer my warmest greetings and wishes of peace and prosperity to all our Muslim brothers and sisters around the globe We are living in an era where the U.S.…


How Bernie Sanders is cultivating California for 2020

Bernie Sanders can’t get enough of California. Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, barnstormed the Golden State ahead of the June 2016 primary like no presidential candidate in recent memory. The front-runner in the party’s nascent 2020…


Gayle McLaughlin admired in article on New York Mayoral Policies

… To compare our mayor to some of the other mayors you write about. Gayle McLaughlin, from Richmond County, California, she has a program to give ex-felons $1,000 a month stipend. I think de Blasio would have a tough time supporting that. Chokwe…


Another new voice was Gayle McLaughlin the former mayor of Richmond, whose recent experience is chillingly relevant to San Pedro. “Rancho LPG stores 25 million gallons of very explosive and flammable propane and butane gases and there’s no way…

Highland Community News: Gayle McLaughlin for Lt. Governor

(Read article) In 2010, as Mayor of Richmond, CA, I presided over our City Council when we unanimously passed a resolution to boycott the State of Arizona for its SB 1070 law which expanded statewide the massive racial profiling and gross human…


These Cities Are Putting Our Fractious Federal Government to Shame

Gayle McLaughlin led something of a revolution in the small, Bay Area city of Richmond, California. First elected to the mayor’s office there in 2006, McLaughlin and her leftist political organization the Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA)…


SF Chronicle: Richmond’s Gayle McLaughlin running for lieutenant governor

On Tuesday, Gayle McLaughlin will step down from the Richmond City Council. The next day, she and her husband, Paul Kilkenny, will leave for a 10-day road trip that will take them through Southern California and back. They’ll make stops in San…


Bernie Sanders: Stand Up to Corporations Like Chevron

https://youtu.be/-FQ6n49AWpY?t=22m1s Earlier this month, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke at a town hall meeting in Richmond, California, about the many problems confronting America, including big money in politics following the Supreme…


Richmond’s rules: Why one California town is keeping Wall Street up at night

By Lydia DePillis  Very early on a Wednesday morning in September, the city council of Richmond, Calif., did something that no American city had yet managed: It voted for a plan to wrest underwater mortgages from the hands of Wall…