July 2015 Calendar

Some events are from <ocprogressiveevents.info>. Recurring Events Upcoming   Needing Help: AK Press Damaged by fire in adjacent building causing water & smoke damage. They need donations for their Fire Relief Fund: <gofundme.com/akpressfire>. Black Mesa Relocation Resistance: Due to livestock impoundment and the $88 million budget from the Department of Interior to “finish” the relocation, …

Poetry Corner: Grace

by Alan Gilbert The congregants welcomed  a different older compassionate young man discussing Jesus who sat among them they, a spitting image of Jesus black welcoming white Mother Emmanuel oddly nervously shuddering unJesus Denmark Vesey Daniel Simmons  Depayne Middleton-Doctor  Clementa Pinckney  Cynthia Hurd  Sharonda Coleman-Singleton  Tywanza Sanders  Susie Jackson  Myra Thompson  Ethel Lee Lance Martin…

Trans-Pacific Partnership-Preparation for War with China

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA Since Clinton bombed the Chinese consulate in Yugoslavia during the US/NATO war over Kosovo, I’ve been saying the US is on course towards war with China as the major threat to US imperialist hegemony. Clinton had conceded to the neo-con position of preparation for war as an economic and logistical…

“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 needed. O! had I the ability, and could I…

On Baltimore, Ferguson, Los Angeles 1992

by John A. Imani Lay the cause of the Baltimore outbreak at the feet of where it belongs.  Where?  The death of Freddie Gray?  The viciousness of the police?  The protesters?  Black people, period?  Welfare?  No.  Though some of these contributed as matchstick while others served as long-harvested fuel in stoking the flames, it is…

Dear Editor

I take issue with the March article “The Greek People Rise Up” by Aris Anagnos. The current Greek government came to power with unrealistic promises and now scrambles to live up to them. The writer falsely makes it sound as if the Greek populace isn’t to blame for the current state of affairs. Greece has…

Student Debt: The New Indentured Servitude

by Greg Foisie, CSULA grad student Education is a human right according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which the US voted in favor of in 1948 as a UN member state, but the US student loan industry is a system that takes advantage of this right and this need of youth, making them…

Pacifica Delegate Elections Getting Underway at KPFK

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-L.A. KPFK is heading into an election for listener and staff delegates to compose the local station board (LSB) amid turmoil. Controversies among listeners, staff, management and governance have been a regular feature at listenersponsored Pacifica, but recent personnel changes and an ongoing financial crisis have intensified matters. Listeners who have…

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