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March 2019 Community Calendar

March 2019 Calendar   Peace vigils: http://change-links.org/ongoing-peace-vigils-and-community-programs/   Other Calendars: http://ocprogressiveevents.info/, http://la.indymedia.org/calendar/, https://www.facebook.com/pg/ieprogressivealliance/events/, http://www.activistsandiego.org/event, https://vcpjn.org/calendar/,  https://echoparkfilmcenter.org,  https://www.blackculturalevents.com/   On – Going & Continuing Events   Thru Mar 5 – Voting deadline for KPFK Local Station Board listener delegates. Please vote ASAP. This may be extended at additional expense to KPFK, as the voting is still…

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What I Learned Being Part of the Sanctuary Caravan

What I Learned Being Part of the Sanctuary Caravan: Delivering Support to Asylum Seekers on the U.S. Border by Jodie Evans from CommonDreams.org December was the month CODEPINK: Growing a Local Peace Economy was dedicating our outreach and organizing to being an ally for the asylum seekers who had just arrived in and around Tijuana…

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Spotlight on an Exemplary Activist: Kathleen Hernandez

Spotlight on an Exemplary Activist:  Kathleen Hernandez In the words of her Veteran For Peace colleagues, “Kathleen is one of those people who is always there to do what needs to be done.” She has worked tirelessly for VFP and social justice, bringing her passionate commitment, energy, persistence, and impressive skills to an endless array…

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The Socialist Case for Open Borders

SOCIALIST CASE FOR OPEN BORDERS By Imani Beckett After his failed government shutdown, Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency in a desperate attempt to build the wall that he’s been rambling about since he announced his candidacy in 2015. The Republicans in Congress have mostly gotten behind his proposal for a wall. And…

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Why Prop. 10 Failed in California

Door slams on rent control Why Prop. 10 failed in California by Val Carlson Gloria Cortez spoke out for Prop. 10. Her family was “evicted by rent increase” after she complained about mold. With skyrocketing rents, a disastrous housing shortage, and a blue wave cresting in the political arena, a pro-rent control measure should have…

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Poetry Corner: Deranged Donald Trump (DDT)

Deranged Donald Trump by Jeffrey Hirsch   I used to kill Mosquitos, but Muslims are more fun. I need a new target for my nuclear guns… Don’t mess with me, cause I’m high toxicity. Don’t mess with me, cause my name is DDT… The oil pipelines will now resume, as will Exxon-Profits I presume! Cause…

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Paid Ad: The Fate of KPFK Is In Your Hands

Vote For Grassroots Community Radio Coalition Candidates for KPFK LSB   The fate of KPFK and Pacifica Radio is in your hands. You can choose mission-driven, unfettered free speech and community oriented programming that amplifies the voices of grassroots resistance and struggles for peace, justice and international solidarity, by voting for the Grassroots Community Radio…

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Mumia Abu-Jamal: When the Oppressed Support the Oppressed

When the Oppressed Support the Oppressed [col. Writ. 2/24/19] (c)’19 Mumia Abu-Jamal In recent weeks, prominent Black leaders have been labeled, quite unjustly, with the tag of anti-Semitism. The best know is perhaps the iconic radical figure, Dr. Angela Y. Davis, and the brilliant young scholar and author, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill.   As a…

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Facebook Gives the Nod to a Secret Pro-Israel Campaign

Facebook Gives the Nod to a Secret Pro-Israel Campaign [excerpts] https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/facebook-gives-nod-secret-pro-israel-campaign by Ali Abunimah Facebook has banned several pages belonging to such viral media outlets as In the Now because they are affiliates of the Russian-funded network RT – even though these media outlets violated none of the social network’s rules. Yet The Electronic Intifada…

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Bernie Sanders Seeking US Presidency Again in 2020

Bernie Sanders Again Seeking the US Presidency, in 2020 by Bella De Soto But wait, how Socialist is Bernie Sanders, again fully pledged to the Democratic Party! He’s now promoting bringing in all the young folks that have been hard at work like in the DSA-Democratic Socialists of America, inspired by his earlier run in…

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What Is Socialism?

  by Bella De Soto What is Socialism? A transition to representing advanced consciousness      The Peace and Freedom Party, born from the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s, is committed to socialism, democracy, ecology, feminism, racial equality, and internationalism. It is considered  the only ballot-qualified explicitly socialist party in California The opening…

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MAKING BLACK HISTORY: Stop Criminalizing Black Protest

MAKING BLACK HISTORY Stop Criminalizing Black Protest by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA More than 200 folks stood up in court in January against eight charges filed by City Attorney Mike Feuer against Dr. Melina Abdullah of Black Lives Matter LA for speaking out against police murders of Black and Brown people in L.A. Background on…

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In Memoriam: Bill Eisen

Bill Eisen, Presente! by Julieanna Thompson Just before Christmas we lost one of our quietly-active yet most effective activists, Bill Eisen.  He suddenly expired from what is deemed “natural causes” in his mid-70’s.  Although he’d had health issues, none were necessarily considered life-threatening.  He was a good man who would do anything for someone in…

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February 2019 Community Calendar

Peace vigils: http://change-links.org/ongoing-peace-vigils-and-community-programs/   Other Calendars: http://ocprogressiveevents.info/, http://la.indymedia.org/calendar/, https://www.facebook.com/pg/ieprogressivealliance/events/, http://www.activistsandiego.org/event, https://vcpjn.org/calendar/ https://echoparkfilmcenter.org   On – Going & Continuing Events   Thru Mar 5 – Voting for KPFK Local Station Board listener delegates. See elections.pacifica.org   Weekends, Crenshaw Farmers Market offers farm fresh produce and artisan goods, featuring locally grown favorites. Ties into the mall’s health…

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