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Punjabi-American Farmers

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On February 26, 2021
The plight of farmers of color is finally getting a little attention in America. There was a lot of consternation over Biden picking Tom Vilsack to return to Agriculture since his 8 years there in Obama’s administration was marked with him not really caring at all about racism in the nation’s farming system. It’s probably […]
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Uber Targeting Labor Activists

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On August 29, 2020
This is an excellent but disturbing story about how the gig company consultants are personally targeting labor activists fighting to support AB5, the bill that gives gig workers employment rights. Dubal seems to have become a target in a complex campaign involving social media harassment, take-down articles on conservative websites and actions by at least […]

Our Tech Betters

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On August 12, 2020

So much DISRUPTION! Uber would likely shut down temporarily for several months if a court does not overturn a recent ruling requiring it to classify its drivers as full-time employees, CEO Dara Khos

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Katie Porter for Senate!

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On August 11, 2020
California Democrats have….a very, very deep bench. If and when Harris becomes VP, Gavin Newsom is going to have a tough choice to make. I hope he picks a very good candidate. There are plenty that are more than acceptable. Personally, for as much as I admire Barbara Lee and admit that Karen Bass would […]

Ah Toy

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On June 25, 2020

Fascinating and excellent essay about Ah Toy, the Chinese brothel madam in Gold Rush San Francisco, and the anti-Asian racism that impacted her long life in California. An excerpt: In time, however, o

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