Who's State? Our State!

The central political question of the 2016 presidential race was inequality - of all kinds. But instead of the progressive populist working alongside us to create a utopia, we got a greed-mad demagogue who uses hate to whip up votes. Did you know…


It's Time for Californians To Demand Medicare-For-All

Healthcare isn’t about policy and it isn’t about numbers. It is about giving medical attention to every citizen who needs it – regardless of whether they can afford to see a doctor, receive urgent treatment or pay for life-saving medication. That’s…


Repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act – Make Rent Affordable to ALL

There are few things more important than having a roof over our heads. But as we know, California is in the grips of an affordable housing crisis like this state has never seen, with more and more working families, fixed-income seniors, and young…


California Must Ban All Business with Wells Fargo

I was outraged to see Wells Fargo investors vote last week in their annual shareholder meeting to increase pay and compensation for the bank’s executives – despite the degree of fraud and scandal that has made Wells one of America’s most…


Celebrating May Day: Solidarity with working-class heroes everywhere

I was born on May 2nd in Chicago to a unionized carpenter and a homemaker and factory worker. My mother was in labor on that year's "Labor Day." I'm proud of my family and the city in which I was born. This year again, as my birthday rolls around, I…


Nader: Citizen-Mayor Gayle Roars through Richmond California

This article was originally published on Counterpunch, April 27, 2018.  By RALPH NADER Richmond, California—a city of 110,000 people, most of whom are minorities— is located on beautiful bays and coves next to San Francisco. Hovering over…


The Endorsements Are Pouring In

With less than six weeks to go before the June 5 primary, we’re seeing a surge of endorsements for my candidacy for California Lt. Governor – proving that a growing number of people and organizations have confidence, like I do, that we can win! My…


‘Yes, I’m Running as a Socialist.’ Why Candidates Are Embracing the Label in 2018

By FARAH STOCKMAN This article was published in The New York Times on April 20, 2018.   HOUSTON — There was no question on primary night in Texas last month that Franklin Bynum would win the Democratic nomination to become a criminal court…


#NotOneMoreDrop: Stop the Nestlé Water Grab In California

What right does a Swiss transnational corporation have to come into our drought-hit state and steal hundreds of millions of gallons of freshwater from beneath our feet? None. At. All. Yet that’s exactly what Nestlé has been doing, bottling our…


Holy Friday in Gaza

Another Gaza massacre took place Friday as tens of thousands of Palestinians protested peacefully at the Israeli wall against their collective incarceration in Gaza, which can only be called the largest concentration camp in the world. The…