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On June 21, 1935, three members of the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union were murdered at the Holmes-Eureka Mill in Eureka, California, by anti-union enforcers of the company. This violent moment was the culmination of the Great Strike of 1935 and the organizing of the Northwest’s timber industry. It also serves as a reminder of […]
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Treason in Defense of Health Care?

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On February 14, 2017
I know people are desperate right now and I don’t want to be overly chiding of our commenters. But the discussion in this post about California secession is beyond useless. This is a horrible idea by blue staters who don’t want to face up to the real work of saving the United States from fascism. […]
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On October 10, 1933, thirty ranchers surrounded a group of agricultural strikers in Pixley, California. They opened fire and killed two. The massacre at Pixley culminated the farm strike that had gone on through the harvesting season and demonstrated the level of violence ranchers would resort to in order to keep labor as exploitable as […]
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American Genocide

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On August 19, 2016
The esteemed historian Richard White reviews Benjamin Hadley’s new book on the organized American genocide against California Indians and reiterates the utter brutality behind American expansion, a history Americans are simply not willing to deal with at a time when they are happy to, fairly, condemn actions overseas that, once again, American helped create (see, […]

A Dead Party

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On June 11, 2016

The California Republican Party is dead and buried in the ground.  In a year when control of the Senate hangs in the balance—a year in which both parties are competing feverishly for every advant

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