Lee Camp: They’re Going to Try to Steal California From Sanders (Again)

Californians should be forewarned that if they want to vote for someone outside the centrists — say, Bernie Sanders — they need to change their party affiliation to either Democrat or No Party Preference. But it gets even worse, writes Lee Camp.

After watching Iowa devolve into chaos like a car crash in slow motion, I regret to inform you that California will be stolen from Bernie Sanders. It’s happening now, and anyone with a vague understanding of what took place in 2016 should know how the grand theft will go down. But the good news is there’s still a chance to have a legitimate vote

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California Dems Co-Opt “Abolish” Line, But ICE Contractors Bankrolled the State Party

The Democratic Party, historically, has been just as supportive of ICE as the Republican Party. The corporations clearly understand this and that explains their willingness to continue to make financial contributions to finance the political campaigns of both parties.

United States Senator for California Kamala Harris speaks at the "Families Belong Together: Freedom for Immigrants" March on Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. Willy Sanjuan | Invision | AP

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – In recent months, the Democratic Party has been navigating an ever-shifting public opinion landscape on the issue of President Donald Trump’s war on immigrants. While the White House has spared no effort advancing Trump’s “zero-tolerance” campaign versus migrant communities and asylum-seekers, reporting on the

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Hepatitis Spikes as Poverty and Isolation Take Hold Among America’s Forgotten

What’s happening in Michigan is the largest outbreak of hepatitis A in the state’s history. But Michigan is hardly unique: In nearby Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky — and as far away as San Diego, Salt Lake City, and New York City — the number of hepatitis A cases is spiking sharply.

Christine Wade sits among her children in front of their donated tent in the city-sanctioned encampment on a parking lot in San Diego. They are, from left, Shawnni, 12, Roland, 4, Rayahna, 3, Jaymason, 2, Brooklyn, 8, and Shaccoya, 14. The Wade family is among several hundred people living in the city's first campground open for the homeless, set up to curb the worst Hepatitis A outbreak in the United States in decades. Gregory Bull | AP

DETROIT -- The first signs that something was amiss surfaced in the weeks before the 2016 election, when public-health officials began to notice one patient after another walking into a clinic, or hospital emergency room in the Detroit metropolitan area complaining of the same symptoms: nausea and vomiting, pains in their stomach and joints,

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Election Results Reveal Mixed Outcome for Progressives, Confusion in California

Female Democratic hopefuls won, with few exceptions, notably the Iowa governor’s race. South Dakota will have a female governor, regardless of which nominee wins in November.

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The slew of primary elections on June 5 produced mixed results for progressives, and cases of confusion in the mega-state of California. On the winning side, the Golden State’s lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom, led all 27 candidates in the gubernatorial field with 33 percent of the vote. Newsom, a strong supporter of unions and advocate of

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California Community Fights for Accountability After Police Kill Unarmed Black Man in Hail of Bullets

“How is it that a young black man shoplifting, or selling cigarettes, or supposedly in a stolen vehicle is shot and killed, yet a young man kills 17 people and is taken away alive?”

Friends and family of Diante "Butchie" Yarber mourn as protesters filled the parking lot of the Barstow (CA) police department on Tuesday April 10, 2018. Yarber was shot and killed by a Barstow Police Department Officer on April 5.(James Quigg/Daily Press via AP)

A California community is drawing increasing attention to the police killing of Diante “Butchie” Yarber, a 26-year-old black father of three who was shot to death as he sat inside his car in the parking lot of a Barstow Walmart on April 5. In dramatic video filmed of the incident, which occurred in broad daylight, police can be heard rapidly

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CNA and Retiring Head RoseAnn DeMoro Leave Labor in Critical Condition

Dubbed by many the nation’s most progressive labor union the CNA in fact provides a case study in how organized labor — the engine for creating the most prosperous working class in the known world — finds itself at death’s door at the exact moment when American workers are in dire need of advocates.

Former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont,, left, flanked by RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United, speaks in support of Proposition 61 in Sacramento, Calif., Nov. 7, 2016. (AP/Rich Pedroncelli)

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA -- “C’mon people, what are some more nurses values?” I was nearly four months into my stint in the communications office at the California Nurses Association, or CNA, when I found myself in a half-lit, mildewed, second-floor conference room in the union’s downtown Oakland office, seated among a clutch of maybe seven or eight

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