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On September 11, 1921, oil workers in the San Joaquin Valley went on strike in a desperate, though ultimately failed, attempt to improve their lives. Showing how hard it was to organize during Red Scare, this very brief moment in labor history demonstrates that organizing never dies, even in the worst conditions. The post-World War […]
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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 Khosrowshahi said in an interview with Stephanie Ruhle Wednesday on MSNBC. “If the court doesn’t reconsider, then in California, it’s hard to believe we’ll be […]
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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, operating in the San Francisco sex trade became more and more fraught for the pioneering Ah Toy. More Chinese immigrants began arriving in […]
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The 49ers

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On February 2, 2020
Is the Kansas City Chiefs an offensive name? Yes, albeit not quite as horrifying as the Washington Redskins. But is the San Francisco 49ers really much better? No, since the Gold Rush and the following years was a massive exercise in genocide and racial violence: The conditions in the mining camp were rough and crude. […]

California Slaves

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On January 24, 2020

Remember, when we talk about slavery in this nation, we need to center California as a major slave state. San Bernardino’s early success rested on a pair of seemingly incongruous forces: Mormonism a

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