What A California Refinery Town Can Teach America

By Kathy Kiely A soon-to-be-published book by a longtime labor organizer chronicles how a grass-roots democracy movement overcame corporate money. In Richmond, California, a refinery town near San Francisco, a vibrant community coalition is…


In Richmond, We Would Not Let Democracy Be Bought

In November 2014, my city of Richmond, California, provided us with a beautiful and successful David vs. Goliath story in which ordinary people (the people of Richmond) triumphed over the Chevron Corporation and its $3 million attempt to stop…