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'The Time is Golden and Now': Single-Payer Bill Advances in California
With close to 1,000 supporters rallying outside, California's Senate Health Committee on Wednesday advanced a single-payer healthcare bill that has been described as a potential "catalyst for the nation." The Healthy California Act (SB562) would create a universal health system (covering inpatient...
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100 Days of Resistance
It only took a day for the people to speak. On the morning after Donald Trump’s inauguration, more than 500,000 people crowded into the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington. The “counter-inauguration,” co-sponsored by the ACLU and many other groups, was likely the single largest...
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Now Is the Time for Single-Payer Healthcare in California
In the wake of the failed effort to repeal Obamacare, there’s a groundswell of support rising to bring the dream of single-payer health care to California. Senators Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, and Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, have introduced Senate Bill 562, the Healthy California Act. SB 562 would...
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Fragrant Camouflage: In Honorable Opposition to State-Sponsored Fascism
With the often politically aware Radiohead set to play a July performance in Tel Aviv, Israel, they are facing a fierce campaign to cancel what some critics have deemed " a benefit show on behalf of Apartheid, ethnic cleansing and brutal occupation." The campaign stems from 2015's call from over...
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Hometowns Rising To Win Health Care For All
Back in January, a victory on health care seemed a long way away. Today, we’re still in a big fight to protect the health care that we need and that everyone deserves. It’s not just the Affordable Care Act that they’re going after. The right wing is going after Medicaid, Medicare, the Indian Health...
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Because It's Time for 'New, Radical Ideas,' TED Talk on Universal Basic Income Gets Thunderous Applause
The post will be updated to include video when the Bregman's TED Talk becomes available. If the kind of reception the idea of a universal basic income received Tuesday is any gauge, political leaders should take note. According to Business Insider , it "just got a standing ovation at this year's...
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Suffering Without Hate, Because "Tolerance, Dialogue and Patience Were Your Strongest Weapons.”
Cardiles remembers partner Jugelé. Photo by AFP/Getty Images In a luminous, heartrending eulogy, the husband of police officer and LGBTQ advocate Xavier Jugelé, 37, killed in last week's isolated ISIS-related terror attack in Paris, stressed that he suffers f rom his loss but will not hate because...
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Why We Are Joining the March on Harrisburg
A little over a year ago, we embarked on a journey that would forever change our lives. With Democracy Spring , we marched from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. and then risked arrest in front of the Capitol. Our demands were simple: get big money out of our political system and end the systematic...
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Ontario to Launch North America's First Test of Universal Basic Income
The province of Ontario will start its pilot project testing universal basic income in three Canadian cities this summer, premier Kathleen Wynne announced on Monday. About 4,000 residents of Hamilton, Thunder Bay, and Lindsay will be randomly selected to take part in the three-year program. One...
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Attention, Please: We Can Guarantee Healthcare for All Californians
With continued uncertainty in Washington over the fate of the Affordable Care Act, California has a unique role to play in charting a new path on health care reform – legislation that would guarantee coverage for all Californians, at much lower cost. SB 562, the Healthy California Act , introduced...
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