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Marriage equality moves forward in California

A federal appeals court ruled Feb. 7 that California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

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Oakland police arrest hundreds of Occupy protesters

Police arrested some 400 demonstrators Jan. 28 in response to the latest attempt by Occupy Oakland activists to occupy a vacant building and establish a new encampment there.

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California’s single-payer health bill moves forward

Backers of single-payer health care cheered as the California Universal Health Care Act passed from the Senate Appropriations Committee onto the Senate floor.

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West coast Occupy movement targets corporate giants at ports

Occupy Oakland demonstrators shut down the Port of Oakland  Dec. 12 as part of a West Coast-wide protest against giant corporations at ports from San Diego to Anchorage, Alaska.

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Tenants get together and fight slumlord

Doyle Gardens sounds like it might be a pleasant apartment complex, where residents stroll down walkways between flowerbeds surrounded by greenery. Its name is a lie.

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Occupy movement takes up new challenges

The Oakland occupy movement is stepping up activities focused on national and local demands despite police evictions of its downtown tent encampments.

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University faculty to chancellor: "We are not your ATM!"

In California State University faculty's first such action since collective bargaining began almost 30 years ago, two of the system's 23 campuses were idled in a one-day strike Nov. 17.

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Health care reform law already helps uninsured

Advocates say nearly three-quarters of California's four million people with no health coverage are people of color, with Latinos making up nearly 60 percent of the total uninsured.

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Thousands join largely peaceful Occupy Oakland protest

Nov. 2 in Oakland was packed with rallies, marches, gatherings of children and families, and a disability community action. Later a picket line of 5,000 shut down the Port of Oakland, the nation's fifth busiest port, when longshore workers refused to cross it.

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Occupy Oakland at the crossroads

Getting lost is the goal of the burgeoning Occupy Wall Street movement, which is to make the banks accountable to the people and pay for the mess they created.

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