Saturday, May 20, 2017

CWA On Strike at AT & T Sites.

CWA union members have been working closely with DSA on organizing efforts across the country. 38,000 CWA folks at AT &T have been working without a contract. This has gone on far too long. Now AT&T workers in 36 states and Washington, DC are on strike.
DSA's national Steering Committee endorses this strike. DSA local groups and individual members are joining striking workers at picket lines across the country. Click here to RSVP for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Downloadable DSA solidarity signs are available here and here.
Members who can't join a picket line are encouraged to email AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and tell him to settle now.
UPDATE: DirecTV employees are joining the potential strike as well. Now 40,000 workers are ready to stand up for their livelihoods — and their dignity.


Join the CWA picket lines at the locations below and support our comrades fighting for better wages and better livelihoods!
  • 1743 ARDEN WAY
    SACRAMENTO, CA 95815
  • 2228 FAIR OAKS BLVD
    SACRAMENTO, CA 95825
  • 3591 TRUXEL ROAD
    SACRAMENTO, CA 95834
  • 5550 SUNRISE BLVD STE 100
    CITRUS HEIGHT, CA 95610


Read DSA National's statement here.

To find other/additional picket lines, click here.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Free Screening of "WHERE TO INVADE NEXT" on Cameron Park Lake!


Art Exhibit: Sin Fronteras



SIN FRONTERAS/IMAGES OF HOPE: ¡RINI TEMPLETON PRESENTE!
An exhibition of over 100 prints, sculptures and artifacts
Curator: David Bischoff

For 30 years, a brilliant artist-activist, RINI TEMPLETON illustrated the struggles of the people in the United States, Mexico, Central America and Cuba. Before her early death in 1986, Rini made thousands of unsigned drawings to be reproduced and used freely for popular movements. 

On May 13th the Latino Center of Art and Culture presents SIN FRONTERAS/IMAGES OF HOPE: RINI TEMPLETON PRESENTE! an exhibition of over 100 prints, publications and original sculptures. They present Rini’s legacy of art --- of and for the people. The exhibition includes a multi-media biography, “Rini Templeton, A Life of Struggle and Creation,“ created by Mexico City’s Punto Critico magazine collective. 

The work is on loan from Mexican and US collections. 

WHAT                                               SIN FRONTERAS/IMAGES OF HOPE: RINI   TEMPLETON PRESENTE!
May 13-July 17, 2017
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12PM – 6PM

OPENING RECEPTION:                        Saturday, May 13
(speakers, music, refreshments)       5PM – 9PM

WHERE:                                              Latino Center of Art and Culture
                                                            2700 Front St.
                                                            Sacramento, CA 95818
916

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Trump Fires Comey



BREAKING: Donald Trump just fired FBI Director James Comey, compromising the only semi-credible and somewhat-resourced investigation into Trump and his administration's ties to Russia.1 Trump fired Comey on the advice of Jeff Sessions, who was forced to recuse himself from Russia-focused investigations because he lied under oath about his own conversations with Russian officials.2
We now face a constitutional crisis. The security and integrity of our democracy is at stake.
More than ever, what we need now is a truly bipartisan and independent commission to investigate Donald Trump and his administration's foreign entanglements, business conflicts of interest, and violations of federal ethics laws. Will you join me in demanding an immediate, independent investigation into the Trump administration? Click here to sign the petition, which says:
Create a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate Donald Trump and his administration's foreign entanglements, business conflicts of interest, and violations of federal ethics laws.
Comey's record at the FBI isn't flawless—plenty of people take issue with the way he handled investigating Hillary Clinton's emails in the days before the election, and the news reports today about him mischaracterizing backing up emails as forwarding them don't help. But the argument that Trump would fire Comey for being overly critical of Clinton, when Trump personally led chants of "lock her up," is absurd. This isn't about good governance. It's about BAD government and the kind of cronyist cabal that fires someone who a week ago testified that he was made nauseous by the thought of helping Trump win office.

Choosing Democracy: Know Your Rights - Front Door (English)

Choosing Democracy: Know Your Rights - Front Door (English): The Sacramento Immigration committee has established a hot line to report ICE activity in the neighborhoods, at schools, parks, and othe...

Monday, May 8, 2017

Paul Krugman: Under Trumpcare, Millions Will Lose Coverage, Many Will Die—and the GOP Will Try to Blame It on Liberals | Alternet

Paul Krugman: Under Trumpcare, Millions Will Lose Coverage, Many Will Die—and the GOP Will Try to Blame It on Liberals | Alternet

Rini Templeton Art Exhibition : Images of Hope

SIN FRONTERAS/IMAGES OF HOPE: ¡RINI TEMPLETON PRESENTE!
An exhibition of over 100 prints, sculptures and artifacts
Curator: David Bischoff

For 30 years, a brilliant artist-activist, RINI TEMPLETON illustrated the struggles of the people in the United States, Mexico, Central America and Cuba. Before her early death in 1986, Rini made thousands of unsigned drawings to be reproduced and used freely for popular movements.

On May 13th the Latino Center of Art and Culture presents SIN FRONTERAS/IMAGES OF HOPE: RINI TEMPLETON PRESENTE! an exhibition of over 100 prints, publications and original sculptures. They present Rini’s legacy of art --- of and for the people. The exhibition includes a multi-media biography, “Rini Templeton, A Life of Struggle and Creation,“ created by Mexico City’s Punto Critico magazine collective.

The work is on loan from Mexican and US collections.

WHAT:                                                SIN FRONTERAS/IMAGES OF HOPE: RINI   TEMPLETON PRESENTE!
May 13-July 17, 2017
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12PM – 6PM

OPENING RECEPTION:                        Saturday, May 13
(speakers, music, refreshments)       5PM – 9PM

WHERE:                                              Latino Center of Art and Culture
                                                            2700 Front St.
                                                            Sacramento, CA 95818
916

Friday, May 5, 2017

Republicans Take Health Care from Millions of the Poor

 
Lauren McCauley
May 4, 2017
Common Dreams
 
By rushing this bill through Congress, Republicans are creating a manufactured crisis that will devastate millions of families. GOP Trumpcare plan is a disaster. It would take away health care from millions of people, cost thousands more for middle-class and low-income Americans, and strip protections from people with pre-existing conditions, all to give a massive tax break to insurance company CEOs and the wealthiest Americans.

Hopefully, now, people will decide to vote in elections. 

Immigration Hot Line = Sacramento

Immigration Hot Line
The Sacramento Immigration committee has established a hot line to report ICE activity in the neighborhoods, at schools, parks, and other areas.
916-245-6773
If you see ICE activity, please report it.  When you report the activity, volunteers and legal observers will go to the location.
They will document the arrests to be certain that the rights of the accused are respected.  They will also assist with contacting family members and being certain that children are cared for.

Todos tienen derechos consitucionales.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sin Fronteras/Images of Hope-- Art Exhibit



SIN FRONTERAS/IMAGES OF HOPE: ¡RINI TEMPLETON PRESENTE!
An exhibition of over 100 prints, sculptures and artifacts
Curator: David Bischoff

For 30 years, a brilliant artist-activist, RINI TEMPLETON illustrated the struggles of the people in the United States, Mexico, Central America and Cuba. Before her early death in 1986, Rini made thousands of unsigned drawings to be reproduced and used freely for popular movements.

On May 13th the Latino Center of Art and Culture presents SIN FRONTERAS/IMAGES OF HOPE: RINI TEMPLETON PRESENTE! an exhibition of over 100 prints, publications and original sculptures. They present Rini’s legacy of art --- of and for the people. The exhibition includes a multi-media biography, “Rini Templeton, A Life of Struggle and Creation,“ created by Mexico City’s Punto Critico magazine collective.

The work is on loan from Mexican and US collections.

WHAT:                                                SIN FRONTERAS/IMAGES OF HOPE: RINI TEMPLETON PRESENTE!
May 13-July 17, 2017
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12PM – 6PM

OPENING RECEPTION:                        Saturday, May 13
(speakers, music, refreshments)       5PM – 9PM

WHERE:                                              Latino Center of Art and Culture
                                                            2700 Front St.
                                                            Sacramento, CA 95818

916-446-5133

Jobs to Die For: Report Cites “Dirty Dozen” Companies – Capital & Main

Jobs to Die For: Report Cites “Dirty Dozen” Companies – Capital & Main

Friday, April 28, 2017

DSA Puts Its Members Into the Streets for May Day


Web-DSA-May-Day-3.pngHave you seen this video? Fifty Movimiento Cosecha allies, including DSA members, shut down the South Bay detention center in Boston in support of immigrant workers going on strike on May 1st. And there's more to come.

DSA has endorsed Movimiento Cosecha’s call for a Día Sin Inmigrantes (Day Without Immigrants) on May 1.DSA local groups from New York to California have been working with them and other immigrants’ rights group active in their communities. You can look up your local DSA group here to find out what May Day activities they’re planning.
Join DSA and the growing immigrant strike movement May 1 for what promises to be the biggest workers’ strike in over a decade! Organizers from Movimiento Cosecha have said that more than 400,000 workers have committed to strike.
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Los Angeles County DSA stands up for workers' rights.

As socialists, we know that immigrants' rights and labor rights are intertwined. Check out our DSA May Day page to learn more. You can join in the massive strikes, boycotts, and other actions beginning May 1st. You can help from home too. Donate to support Movimiento Cosecha’s Día Sin Inmigrantes here.
And May 1st is just the beginning. There will be ongoing actions, so keep checking the DSA and Movimiento Cosecha strike websites for more updates.
Working together, we fight back — against the ban and against the wall, and move forward for us all. Sí, se puede!
In solidarity,
Maria Svart, DSA National Director
PS: Click here for a handout on socialism and immigration. And you can download your printable sign here. Share them with friends!
http://www.dsausa.org/

Sunday, April 2, 2017

California Plans to Undo Trump Efforts



by, Harold Meyerson,


American Prospect              
Spasms of fear often shake California, a state prey to earthquakes, fires, and floods. One such spasm—a manmade one—is shaking the state today.
Business is down at groceries featuring Mexican and Central American food, and at other stores catering to an immigrant clientele. The possibility of stakeouts by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents has led thousands of Angelenos to abbreviate their daily rounds.
“Since Election Day, children are scared about what might happen to their parents,” says Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles. “And parents for their children. We fill out at least ten guardianship letters every day for [undocumented] parents who fear for their [U.S. citizen] kids if they—the parents—are deported.”
The fear is rooted in the grim reality of the new president’s war on immigrants, and in the power that ICE possesses to wage that war. “Sanctuary city, or sanctuary state, is a misleading term,” says State Senate President Kevin de León, who more than any other public official has emerged as the leader of California’s resistance. “It creates the image of an invisible force field you’re safe behind, or reaching home base when you’re a kid playing tag. Actually, that force field doesn’t exist. If you’re undocumented, ICE can pick you up whether you’re in Paducah or liberal Santa Monica.” ICE can and does conduct sweeps in search of undocumented immigrants, and it doesn’t need a warrant to do so.
All of which has made California’s undocumented—about 2.5 million, by recent estimates, fully one million of them in Los Angeles and Orange Counties—and their family members who are citizens, deeply and understandably fearful.
It has also made millions more Californians angry. The Trump crackdown on immigrants has few supporters in the Golden State. In a January poll, the Public Policy Institute of California asked respondents whether they believed “there should be a way for them [undocumented immigrants] to stay in the country legally if certain conditions are met,” or believed instead that “they should not be allowed to stay in this country legally.” Fully 85 percent said they should be allowed to stay, a figure that included 65 percent of Republicans. Asked further if they favored or opposed “California state and local governments making their own policies and taking actions—separate from the federal government—to protect the legal rights of undocumented immigrants,” 65 percent “favored” while just 32 percent “opposed.”