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  • Union president: We will come out of it a stronger union

    Union president: We will come out of it a stronger union

    by David Bacon   When the novel coronavirus crisis hit, hotel workers everywhere were among the first to feel the massive job losses that are now worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s. In city after city, the women and men who clean rooms, make beds and cook food found themselves wondering if they

  • Farm Workers: “Essential” but living in fear

    Farm Workers: “Essential” but living in fear

    Pilar Marrero Ethnic Media Services   They have very low wages, few benefits, no health care coverage, and no sick days. About half are undocumented. Yet they are deemed “essential” workers who harvest and package vegetables and fruits, work in meat packing plants, pick up and transport the product. They are farmworkers – so important

  • Experts lament collapse of marriage in America, warn of deadly consequences

    Experts lament collapse of marriage in America, warn of deadly consequences

    by Calvin Freiburger   The number of children born out of wedlock grew from just 5 percent in 1960 to 40 percent in 2019. This can’t continue, experts insist   American civil society is facing a serious domestic threat: Marriage is declining and family stability with it. Between 1962 and 2019, the percentage of women ages 15 to

  • Time bomb ticks for Californians facing evictions

    Time bomb ticks for Californians facing evictions

    by Manuel Ortiz Escamez Ethnic Media Services   REDWOOD CITY, CA – Isabel Pérez and her husband each lost two jobs in San Francisco restaurants due to the COVID19 pandemic. They owe three months of rent and, if the moratorium on evictions ending on Aug. 30 in San Mateo County is not extended, they will

  • Children’s health org sues Facebook for censoring posts critical of COVID vaccine   

    Children’s health org sues Facebook for censoring posts critical of COVID vaccine  

    The org’s leader, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., claims that the social media giant is an ‘opponent’ of ‘real science and open debate’   Published by (LifeSiteNews)   Wednesday, 19, 2020 — Children’s Health Defense, an organization dedicated to ending childhood health epidemics by eliminating harmful exposures, is suing Facebook and several fact-checking establishments for censorship

  • Threats reported after returning to classes at City College

    Threats reported after returning to classes at City College

    by Araceli Martínez   San Francisco City College students and teachers denounced the threats and challenges they face with returning to school remotely for the fall 2020 semester due to the pandemic. During a press conference, they questioned why if City College of San Francisco is key to getting back to work in a post-pandemic

  • Learn steps to prepare for next disaster on your mobile 

    Learn steps to prepare for next disaster on your mobile 

    by Sunita Sohrabji EMS contributing editor   SAN FRANCISCO — Listos California—a disaster preparedness campaign based in the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services – has launched a new program aimed to help the state’s most vulnerable populations to ready themselves for sudden disasters. Responding to the rapidly-increasing propensity of wildfires and floods, the California state

  • All communities should participate in the U.S.

    All communities should participate in the U.S.

    Leaders indicate that the directive does not exclude undocumented immigrants from the count   by Pilar Marrero   All communities, regardless of citizenship status, need to respond to the U.S. Census inspite of President Trump’s July 21 policy memo on reapportionment, civil rights advocates and census experts urged in an ethnic media conference call on

  • Will the new NAFTA make the pandemic worse for Mexicans?

    Will the new NAFTA make the pandemic worse for Mexicans?

    For Mexican workers, farmers, and the poor, the pandemic and the new treaty replacing NAFTA are a devastating one-two punch   by David Bacon   In the debate over the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, the new trade treaty replacing NAFTA that went into effect on July 1, many promises were made about the effectiveness of

  • Millions in the world have lost a source of life from remittances

    Millions in the world have lost a source of life from remittances

    Remittances, farmers markets, migration flows collapse – developing world reels from pandemic fallout   by Sunita Sohrabji EMS Contributing editor   SAN FRANCISCO — More than 265 million around the world currently face food insecurity in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and several million have lost their life-line of remittances, according to experts