The Bernie Sanders of the East Bay is exploring run for Lt. Gov.

As a Richmond mayor and councilmember Gayle McLaughlin railed against Chevron, one of the most powerful corporations in the world, for its environmental indecency, sought to protect residents from the cold grip of home foreclosures by Big Banks…


What A California Refinery Town Can Teach America

By Kathy Kiely A soon-to-be-published book by a longtime labor organizer chronicles how a grass-roots democracy movement overcame corporate money. In Richmond, California, a refinery town near San Francisco, a vibrant community coalition is…


In Richmond, We Would Not Let Democracy Be Bought

In November 2014, my city of Richmond, California, provided us with a beautiful and successful David vs. Goliath story in which ordinary people (the people of Richmond) triumphed over the Chevron Corporation and its $3 million attempt to stop…