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Why 2020 Was the ‘Precarity Election’

Albena Azmanova and Marshall Auerback Economy For All
workers with dangerous machine gears Neither political party has truly addressed the issue of economic security, which is why the country remains a house divided against itself.

California's Proposition 15 Goes Down Swinging

Bobbi Murray Capital & Main
Thigpenn says the path forward means reversing public spending priorities that direct resources away from low-income communities — priorities that create tax structure that makes low-income communities in California scramble to fund schools.

Trump Defeated - Four Takes: Black People Defeated Trump; We Win when we Follow Black Women; 10 Takeaways From the 2020 Election and the Future of Healthcare; California's Prop 15

The Movement for Black Lives; Showing Up for Racial Justice; Labor Campaign for Single-Payer, California Calls Portside
The defeat of Donald Trump and the building of grass roots political independent. Reports from The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL); Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ); Labor Campaign for Single-Payer, California Calls

Climate Change Is Worsening California's Hellish Wildfires

Dana Nuccitelli Yale Climate Connections
It's exacerbating hot, dry conditions allowing wildfires to spread farther and faster. Demographic and forest management factors alone are insufficient to explain the magnitude of the observed increase in wildfire extent over the past half-century.
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