Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon, and Warren Buffett unite to disrupt healthcare’s profit motive

January 30, 2018 ( by STEPHEN JOHNSON Jeff Bezos, Amazon; Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan; Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway (Getty) Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase announced on Tuesday plans to create an independent company that would provide innovative healthcare services to their U.S. employees. “The ballooning costs of healthcare act as a… Continue reading

What Trump Will Not Be Talking About in His State of the Union

January 29, 2018 by Common Dreams He will surely not be apologizing for the many lies he told American voters. by Bernie Sanders “The Koch brothers and their billionaire friends are planning to spend some $400 million in the 2018 midterm elections supporting right-wing Republicans. We will beat them, however, because we… Continue reading

Jesus Was a Proto-Communist Jewish Hobo Who Criticized the Rich

January 29, 2018 ( The fact that white evangelical and born-again Christians act as one of the cornerstones for failed beverage-retailer Donald Trump’s base of supporters is somehow unsurprising and, at the same time, cartoonishly odd. It is unsurprising because the right half of the neoliberal-capitalist binary cycle is often branded as… Continue reading

If immigration authorities raid the Bay Area, could the state stop them?

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detain an undocumented immigrant. Bay Area immigrant communities worry large-scale raids are coming soon. (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP) By Casey Tolan | | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 18, 2018 | UPDATED: January 19, 2018 Faced with rumors of massive immigration raids on… Continue reading

Time for San Francisco to divest from fossil fuels

The San Francisco Retirement Board is expected to vote on Jan. 24 on divestment from fossil fuel holdings. (Courtesy SFERS) By May Boeve and Michael Brune on January 21, 2018 ( The day before Mayor Ed Lee passed away last December, he published an article on Medium titled, “Divesting from Fossil Fuels for a Cleaner and… Continue reading

Hundreds march to preserve Mission District culture, businesses

Hundreds of people rallied in the Mission District on Thursday to preserve the neighborhood’s diverse culture. (Laura Waxmann/S.F. Examiner) By Laura Waxmann on January 25, 2018 3:44 pm At least 300 people took to the streets of the Mission District on Thursday afternoon to rally for affordable housing, protections for community-serving businesses… Continue reading