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Queer Democrats Split on Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, School Board (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club strongly supported Hector de la Torre for insurance commissioner, Tom Torklason for state superintendent of education and Mona Rios for National City city council — but they were unable to reach consensus on lieutenant governor and attorney general. Faced with two weak Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor — a Los Angeles city councilmember and a state legislator with a long voting record against marriage equality — the club held off in hopes San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will run.
In His Mother’s Footsteps: LA Man Jailed for 5 Days After Sit-In at Blue Cross Office (tags)
On Thursday, Sam Pullen was arrested at the Los Angeles offices of the insurance giant Blue Cross. He refused to give his information to police and vowed to remain in prison until Blue Cross agreed to hear demands that it stop denying doctor-recommended medical treatment to seriously ill patients. www.mobilizeforhealthcare.org
"I'm staying in police custody until we have health care for all," Sam Pullen, 3 (tags)
Sam Pullen, 31, was arrested yesterday in Los Angeles at a sit-in at the Blue Cross health insurance office. He is refusing to give information to police, vowing to stay in jail until Blue Cross stops denying care to those who need it most. Pullen was inspired to action by his mother, who was denied coverage for a lifesaving bone marrow transplant by Blue Cross when he was a teenager. Weakened by her cancer treatments, Pullen's mother staged a one-woman sit-in at the insurance company office, resulting in the approval of the transplant that extended her life for years. Thanks to the transplant, she lived long enough to see Pullen reach 18 years of age. Here is Sam's story.
Mobilization for Health Care Provokes Arrests at L.A. Insurance Giant (tags)
National Health Reform Activists Mobilize and Sit In.
Oct 15: LA Citizens sit-in, risk arrest at Blue Cross (tags)
Citizens sit-in, risk arrest at Blue Cross insurance office in Los Angeles Sit-in is part of a national mobilization to end insurance abuse and win health care for all What: Sit-in at Blue Cross office to launch national campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience to end insurance abuse and win health care for all When: 10am, October 15, 2009 Where: 801 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017 Who: Citizens and health care providers who are fed up with insurance company greed are calling for real reform, Health Care for All.
HCAN Demo at Blue Cross Anthem for Healthcare Reform (tags)
Report about the demonstration in front of Blue Cross headquarters in Los Angeles, on September 22nd. Part of a national protest called by Healthcare for America Now.
Real Health Care Reform - Universal Single Payer (tags)
real health care reform
Health Care Reform, Obama Style (tags)
health care reform
2008 GOP Presidential and VP Team Giuliani and Perry: Welcome to the Sewers of the U.S. (tags)
Demi-Gods or Demons? You be the judge. Of the 2 men Giuliani is the better-known nationally, but neither one deserves the support of his GOP party or the American people.
Chrysler, Globalization, and Labor's response (tags)
The UAW will confront Detroit auto makers at the bargaining table in July for a new national contract. In what will prove to be one of the UAW’s biggest challenges since the union’s birth, this contract will bear the imprint of the wholesale restructuring of the American auto industry. When Cerberus Capital Management paid $7.4 billion to take control of Chrysler on May 13, 2007, the challenge to the Union was official: “Are you ready to negotiate with a private equity firm which specializes in gutting troubled companies?” The UAW’s position on Chrysler will undoubtedly influence negotiations with General Motors and Ford. Cerberus wants to cut costs to make money off its investment. Contract talks open up a golden opportunity for the bosses to cut costs at the expense of the workers on the assembly lines. Cutting benefits which previous generations sacrificed, fought for and in some instances, died for, is what is at risk for auto workers in 2007.
Total TIA Data Theft (tags)
Wal-Mart's benefits come under fire (tags)
Sally Lieber, D-San Jose, points to Wal-Mart employee hand-outs about social services like Medicaid, food stamps and temporary assistance as proof that the retailer uses state and federal tax dollars to supplement "poverty" level wages and benefits.
1,112 and Counting (tags)
The full text of the article that helped start the fight against AIDS.