Assemblymember Ash Kalra, California Nurses Association Announce CalCare Single-Payer Legislation to Guarantee Health Care for All Californians

Friday, February 19, 2021 (a27.asmdc.org) AB 1400 would guarantee comprehensive, high-quality health care for all Californians as a human right, leading the nation in the larger fight for health care justice SACRAMENTO – California Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) and joint authors, Assemblymembers Alex Lee (D-San Jose) and Miguel Santiago… Continue reading

Word-built world: Poplarism

Feb 24, 2021 (wsmith@wordsmith.org) A mural commemorating the Poplar Rates Rebellion (detail)Photo: Ceridwen / Wikimedia A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg Poplarism PRONUNCIATION:(POP-luh-riz-uhm)  MEANING:noun: The policy of giving generous compensation, benefits, unemployment relief, etc. ETYMOLOGY:After Poplar, a district in London, where in 1921 the mayor, George Lansbury, and the council decided to… Continue reading

JEFF ADACHI’S NEW BOOK UNCOVERS SAN FRANCISCO’S FORGOTTEN PAST

by Randy Shaw on February 23, 2021 (beyondchron.org) SF’s First Public Defender Faced Murder Charges Jeff Adachi was a true Renaissance man. A fierce deputy public defender, Adachi won election to run the San Francisco Public Defender’s office and completely reshaped it. He made a film, “Defender,” on the criminal defense process and… Continue reading

FRESHWATER FISH ARE IN “CATASTROPHIC” DECLINE WITH ONE-THIRD FACING EXTINCTION, REPORT FINDS

BY SOPHIE LEWIS FEBRUARY 23, 2021 / 12:28 PM / CBS NEWS (cbsnews.com) Thousands of fish species are facing “catastrophic” decline — threatening the health, food security and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people around the world. New research shows that one-third of all freshwater fish now face extinction.  According to a… Continue reading