Poetry Corner: Boy Child

BOY CHILD*   I’d be crawling on all fours to get to you I didn’t realize his loudest cry for help was silence   Boy child quiet Boy did not bother anyone   Boy child slow Boy child withdrawal peaked at fourteen   Boy child scared to talk on phone Boy child wanted to be…

TEACHERS RISING

TEACHERS RISING by Mumia Abu-Jamal [col. writ. 5/16/18] ©2018 Mumia Abu-Jamal It began in America’s poorest states and is spreading like wildfire. First came Kentucky, then a slew of others: Arizona, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Colorado — if you think about it, these are, for the most part, conservative states; and yet these are places where…

Singapore Summit: Korean American Activist Response

Korean American Activist on Singapore Summit Response By C. Kim http://resumen-english.org/2018/06/korean-americanactivist-on-singapore-summit-response/ This is long, but I need to get it off my chest because I am seeing way too many well-meaning folks allowing their opposition to Trump to turn into inadvertent opposition to the reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Know your history. Korea was colonized…

“WHAT, TO A SLAVE, IS YOUR FOURTH OF JULY?”

“WHAT, TO A SLAVE, IS YOUR FOURTH OF JULY?” Excerpt from a speech by Frederick Douglass, July 5, 1852 …Who can reason on such a proposition (as the validity of slavery)?  They that can, may; I cannot.  The time for such argument is past. At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is…

Poor Peoples Campaign Continues

A MORAL AGENDA BASED ON FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS Stand Against Poverty: Mass Rally And Moral Revival…Many Traveled To Washington, DC, June 23, To Make Demands… GET INVOLVED: Give to support the National Campaign… Associated with the Action Network https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/donate/ This Campaign is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of…

Rent Control Initiative on November Ballot

HEADS UP! HEADS UP! The much-awaited Ballot Initiative is finally here… THE RENT CONTROL INITIATIVE IS COMING TO YOUR LOCAL BALLOT NOV. 6, 2018 -GENERAL ELECTION The Secretary of State announced the news June 15, 2018 County Clerk/Registrar of Voters (CC/ROV) Memorandum #18150 TO: All County Clerks/Registrars of Voters  and Proponents FROM: /s/ Robert Bradshaw…

Proposed July 14 Action for Migrant Families

A DRAFT CALL TO ACTION: FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER by Andy Griggs On June 30 there were protests nationwide—we have to keep up the pressure. THE ACTION: A vigil with signs along Vin Scully Boulevard from Sunset to Stadium Way The Date and Time: Saturday, July 14, 2:30 – 4:30 pm (Game begins at 4:15 pm)…

300,000 Vote for Socialists in CA Primary in June

300,000 Vote for socialists in California primary Analysis By Richard Becker https://www.liberationnews.org/ca-undemocratic-election-process-capitalist-candidates-win-socialists-gain/ In yet another California election dominated by tech, developer, banking and other corporate money, the capitalists won again. And thanks to the corrupt and anti-democratic “top-two” system, the only candidates on the statewide ballot in November’s “general election” will be Democrats and Republicans:…

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