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13.02.2020 - 18:46 [ American Federation of Musicians Local 47 ]

American Federation of Musicians Local 47 Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

The American Federation of Musicians Local 47 is proud to endorse Bernie Sanders for President of the United States in the 2020 Primary Election.

Members of the Los Angeles musicians union’s political action committee voted unanimously to recommend that the AFM Local 47 executive board – the elected leadership body of the 7,000-member union – endorse Sen. Sanders as the candidate who best represents the interests of musicians. On Tuesday, the board in turn voted unanimously to endorse Sanders in an unprecedented move for a union historically removed from taking official stances in presidential elections.

21.12.2019 - 21:46 [ Common Dreams ]

Watch Live: Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Rally in Los Angeles

Bernie Sanders‘ 2020 Democratic campaign annnounced just before holding a rally with New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezt in Los Angeles Saturday that the Vermont senator’s candidacy has the endorsement of over 300 prominent Californians.

17.12.2019 - 16:35 [ Los Angeles Times ]

Column: Another year, another thousand deaths. L.A. homeless crisis hits a crossroads

And now homeless encampments are as abundant in L.A. as $10-million homes.

The only good thing I can see about skid rows popping up in every part of town, as they have in recent years, is that maybe the graphic, everyday evidence of our epic disaster will help drive a greater sense of urgency. After all, the public clamor for solutions is at a pitch, with a recent poll putting homelessness as a top concern for 95% of registered voters.

14.12.2019 - 09:26 [ LA Times ]

2020 candidates threaten to boycott next week’s Democratic debate in L.A. over labor dispute

All seven of the Democratic presidential candidates who have qualified for next week’s scheduled debate in Los Angeles threatened Friday to skip the event to express support for union workers involved in a contract dispute at Loyola Marymount University.

22.11.2019 - 17:49 [ Washington Post ]

Who has qualified for the December Democratic debate

Under the new rules, candidates need to register at least 4 percent in four polls approved by the party between Oct. 16 and Dec. 12., or at least 6 percent in two early state polls (Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina or Nevada).

Candidates must also earn donations from at least 200,000 unique donors overall, and a minimum of 800 unique donors in at least 20 states.

31.05.2019 - 04:33 [ Greenpeace Magazin ]

US-Klage gegen Bayer-Tochter Monsanto wegen Umweltschäden

Dem Bayer-Konzern steht neuer rechtlicher Ärger wegen der US-Tochter Monsanto ins Haus. Der Landkreis Los Angeles reichte am Donnerstag (Ortszeit) beim zuständigen kalifornischen Bundesbezirksgericht Klage wegen angeblich vor Jahrzehnten schon verursachter Umweltschäden ein.

17.12.2018 - 17:03 [ WSWS ]

Mass demonstration by Los Angeles teachers

Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers and their supporters converged in a rally and march in downtown Los Angeles Saturday to demand better pay, smaller class sizes and increased funding for the 640,000 students in the second-largest school district in the United States. The demonstration, which involved up to 50,000 protesters, was the latest indication of the resumption of resistance by educators who, earlier this year, were involved in the largest strike wave by teachers in decades.