Links of the Week

‘An audio gathering ground’ is slashed: The purge of a public radio station
The Sacramento Bee
Dramatic funding cuts, staff firings and the sudden clear-out last week of KHSU-FM, Humboldt State University’s popular public radio station, have outraged North Coast listeners and lawmakers who are demanding to know what has happened to a community institution.

CFA supports bill to require ethnic studies as a graduation requirement
The Pioneer
A new bill proposed by state assembly member Shirley Weber (D) would require all 23 California State University campuses to provide Ethnic Studies courses, mandating students to take at least one 3-unit course to graduate.

I spent 20 years as a police officer. Reforming deadly force law will save lives
The Sacramento Bee 
I spent twenty years as a Los Angeles Police Department officer and patrol sergeant. I’m also a black woman and a mother to four sons. In 2014, a spate of deadly police use-of-force killings began with the choking death of Eric Garnerby New York police and the shooting deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Ezell Ford in Los Angeles. Each case gave me pause.

‘When Workers Fight, Workers Win’: Union Declares Victory as Stop & Shop Strike Ends With Deal to Raise Wages
Common Dreams
The union representing tens of thousands of striking Stop & Shop workers declared victory Sunday after it reached a tentative agreement with management to increase wages and preserve employee benefits that were under threat.