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On June 24, 1867, Chinese workers building the transcontinental railroad across Sierra Nevada went on strike over the horrific conditions of their work for the Central Pacific Railroad. This remarkable strike did not succeed, but they made it very clear to the extremely rich and corrupt men running the Central Pacific that their collective labor […]
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New Frontiers in Cynical NIMBYISM

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On February 9, 2022
This is amazing. For most of a two-hour meeting last month, the leaders of a wealthy Silicon Valley town debated a new state law that vexed them: Senate Bill 9, allowing developers to build duplexes on single-family lots. The same day, the leaders of the town, Woodside, Calif., declared the entire town a mountain lion […]
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Truth of the matter is that even for those who do understand that racism is a real problem and has been forever, we really underestimate the ubiquity and daily banality of that racism. It’s literally everywhere and at nearly all times. This story on San Jose apologizing for its history of anti-Chinese violence is just […]
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