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A rally attendee holds up a homemade sign.

Politicians, activists rally to pass the For the People Act

Arlie Sarnicola, Staff Photographer July 15, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif. - Citizens and politicians alike gathered in the Oscar Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza downtown on Friday, July 9 to energize voters and create an action plan to get bill S.1 passed. The bill,...

Karen SchulerHill (left) and Karen Rasmussen (right) stand outside their car, decorated with their voting sign to participate in the “votercade” at the Bay Area John Lewis Voting Rights Day of Action at the Oakland Coliseum on May 5.

Local Votercade Highlights Ongoing Fight for Voting Rights

Arlie Sarnicola May 13, 2021

Photo Essay By Arlie Sarnicola, CONTRIBUTOR Oakland, Calif. - Many states are currently restricting voter rights in the wake of the 2020 presidential election which makes it harder for voters to have...

Biden’s possible return to the Maximum Pressure policy: a summary

Biden’s possible return to the Maximum Pressure policy: a summary

May 7, 2021

By Nooshin Tavallaei, CONTRIBUTOR The Iran narrative has a place in the media, although the presentation of its issues is incomplete and subjective. This summary will provide a brief synopsis of the...

May Day Celebration on Zoom: the struggle for workers’ rights in the Philippines and U.S.

May Day Celebration on Zoom: the struggle for workers’ rights in the Philippines and U.S.

Maha Sanad May 7, 2021

By Maha Sanad, STAFF WRITER In recognition of May Day, also referred to as International Workers Day, California State University, East Bay held a roundtable discussion with two journalists working...

The historical importance of May Day: the international struggle for workers rights

The historical importance of May Day: the international struggle for workers rights

May 7, 2021

By Scarlet Schwenk, POLITICAL EDITOR The struggle for workers’ rights around the world is commemorated on May Day, a holiday created in 19th century America by labor unions advocating for the eight-hour...

Affiliate with the Proud Boys, the man comes to the forefront of the protest line to accuse protesters of terrorism, and sowing division in El Dorado County.

Lose the Noose Campaign Gains Steam in Days Leading Up to Placerville City Council Vote

April 15, 2021

Photo Essay By Scarlet Schwenk, POLITICAL EDITOR PLACERVILLE, Calif. -- On April 9, Black Lives Matter El Dorado County launched an action outside the county courthouse to protest the town’s noose,...

SB 202: Corporations & Partisanship: The push towards US corporation involvement in politics

SB 202: Corporations & Partisanship: The push towards US corporation involvement in politics

April 14, 2021

By Mary Katreeb, STAFF WRITER What role, if any, should U.S. corporations play in U.S. politics? While individuals in the U.S. are taught to register to vote, stay informed, and participate in democracy,...

Republicans Looking to Recall Governor Newsom

Republicans Looking to Recall Governor Newsom

March 28, 2021

Signatures by local activists and support from RNC lead charge to recall Newsom By Terrence Allen, STAFF WRITER The Republicans of California have been gathering signatures to prompt a recall of Governor...

A 63-year-old local man, who goes by the name of Al, sits on the side of the road holding a poster that says ‘sign here,’ conveying to passersby that they can partake in signing the petition in the nearby parking lot. Al confessed that he works with “a lot of crazy liberals” and fears being identified and/or harassed for his political views.

Community Politics

March 8, 2021

Photo Essay By Dominque Boynton, CONTRIBUTOR Sacramento residents are exercising their freedom of speech proudly at a local Costco parking lot. Due to the politically charged nature of the event, many...

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Donald Trump Faces Second Impeachment Trial

February 13, 2021

Former President Donald Trump is set to have an impeachment trial facing charges of “incitement of insurrection.” By Terrence Allen, STAFF WRITER 2020 was a year that no one in the world will ever...

Proposition 17

Proposition 17

November 2, 2020

By Jeremy Truesdell, CONTRIBUTOR What is it, and what does it mean, and what are the potential consequences? As it stands today, the California State Constitution disqualifies anyone who is serving...

What is Proposition 22?

What is Proposition 22?

October 30, 2020

By Sean Serrano, CONTRIBUTOR “Yeah, I Uber everywhere” says MadeinTYO in his double platinum hit, Uber Everywhere, that he performed at Spring Mayhem 2017. But many app-based employers like Uber...

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