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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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Poetry Corner: Kingdom of Cages by Matt Sedillo

Kingdom of Cages by Matt Sedillo   Los Angeles, city of pigs, kingdom of cages Database, the Fuhrman tapes, the Ayres report Darryl Gates, Tom Bradley, Lee Baca, Willie Parker The red lines, red squads, ramparts, Rodney King The thin blue line on an all-white jury Murderous metropolis that kills for appearances Chicano Moratorium, eighty-four…

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VENEZUELA AND PRESIDENTIAL  LEGITIMACY by Mumia Abu-Jamal

VENEZUELA AND PRESIDENTIAL  LEGITIMACY by Mumia Abu-Jamal [col. writ. 1/24/19 © 2019 Mumia Abu-Jamal] Now the US President (Donald Trump) has decided that he will determine who is, and who isn’t, the legitimate leader of a foreign country. He has said that Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, was illegitimate, and he supported Maduro’s opponent for national…

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Spotlight on an Exemplary Organizer: John Imani

Spotlight on an Exemplary Organizer: John Imani      John Imani has been a stalwart of the movement in L.A. since his youth, from activity in the BSU in the 60s, through years as a Black Marxist and most recently with Revolutionary Autonomous Communities (RAC-LA) in the MacArthur Park area. He was born and lived until…

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Viking Economics: A Review

Viking Economics:  How the Scandinavians Got It Right—and How We Can, Too by George Lakey Reviewed by Jeffrey Hirsch In a brief look at America currently, we might ask, “Why do we have a president as incompetent, vicious and unqualified as Donald Trump?” But to look at Donald Trump in isolation is a big mistake….

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Multiple Choice Test

Multiple Choice Test by Y. B. Normal   Which answer best completes this statement by Donald Trump? I can… beat up Muhammad Ali   2. out-think Albert Einstein   3. out-hurdle Jesse Owens   4. write plays better than William Shakespeare   5. do more evil than Adolf  Hitler, believe me…

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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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Paid Ad: Bella De Soto for KPFK LSB

Bella De Soto I am currently running for election to the KPFK 90.7 FM Local Station Board (LSB) AS AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE, NO SLATE AFFILIATION. Candidate Bella De Soto, passionate about the Pacifica Radio Foundation since I discovered this beacon KPFK 90.7 FM in 1997, after relocating to L.A. Long-time Activist for Global Social Justice,…

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January 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 Weekends, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Farmers Market offers farm fresh produce and artisan goods, featuring locally grown favorites. Ties into the mall’s health initiative promoting wellness in the Crenshaw community. The B Fit program includes weekly Zumba, cardio kick…

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The Obsession With and Lies About Nicaragua

The Obsession With and Lies About Nicaragua <https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/12/21/the-obsession-with-and-lies-about-nicaragua/&gt; by S. Brian Willson The intense focus on the “ills” of Nicaragua completely misses the deep issues of continued US intervention – imperial neocolonialism – into the sovereign lives of other countries, as here with Nicaragua. Whether you love or hate Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, their…

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