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Huntington Hospital Values Profits Over People

The deaths of 11 patients and the California Nurses Association’s battle to unionize nurses at the hospital in Pasadena, Calif., is emblematic of a larger problem—the corporatization of health care.

Posted on Jun 19, 2016 READ MORE


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Jasmine Richards’ ‘Felony Lynching’ Sentencing Turns Into Social Justice Celebration

Supporters danced, laughed, sang and cried at the Pasadena, Calif., courthouse Tuesday to express solidarity with the first political prisoner of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Posted on Jun 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Partial Victory for Black Lives Matter Activist Jasmine Richards

The case that the 28-year-old community organizer represents is another reason why the movement it has galvanized is more crucial than ever.

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 READ MORE

A Tale of Two Injustices: ‘Lynching’ and Sexual Assault in California

Jasmine Richards was sentenced to 90 days and three years’ probation. Brock Turner, despite his multiple felony convictions for sexual assault, will likely get credit for good behavior and serve about the same amount of time as Jasmine. As for Brock Turner’s victim, her sentence is ongoing.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE

Black Lives Matter Activist Jasmine Richards Is Convicted of ‘Felony Lynching’

Commentator Sonali Kolhatkar discusses the case with professor and Black Lives Matter organizer Anthony Ratcliff. Richards was the first African-American to be tried on the controversial charge, after allegedly attempting to intervene when police were detaining a woman.

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

A Connecticut Yankee’s Introduction to California

A Northeastern native and longtime California resident reflects on his first time experiencing the colorful characters, culture and politics of the Golden State.

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 READ MORE

Fighting Black Lives Matter Instead of Police Violence

Prosecutors in Los Angeles and environs are coming down harder on protesters than on the officers who abuse and even kill African-Americans. The plea deals being offered to activists are much harsher than those in some other areas of the U.S.

Posted on Mar 13, 2016 READ MORE

‘This is a Movement, Not a Moment’

Black Lives Matter changed the life of one young activist. Now, despite being hit with numerous criminal charges for her activism, she refuses to back down on her organizing.

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 READ MORE

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A Reason to Watch the Sexist, Racist, Militarist, Corporate Rose Parade

Beneath the facade of festive glamour is an institution rife with the nation’s ugliest faults.

Posted on Dec 31, 2014 READ MORE

Armenia, Turkey Sign Accord

Despite a last-minute hitch, Turkey and Armenia signed an agreement normalizing relations. The accord comes almost a century after the killing of hundreds of thousands of Armenians in 1915, an action for which Turkey denies responsibility. Under the agreement, a panel of independent historians will study the genocide issue.

Posted on Oct 10, 2009 READ MORE

Rev. Ed Bacon
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All Saints’ Rev. Bacon Takes On the IRS

All Saints Church in Pasadena, Calif., is facing an IRS investigation for its politically themed sermons dating back to 2004. Here, Truthdig reproduces the defiant sermon that its rector, the Rev. Ed Bacon, delivered this past Sunday, in which he voices strong opposition to the U.S. government’s perceived position that churches should stay silent in the face of the world’s injustices.

Posted on Sep 19, 2006 READ MORE

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