The World Peace Diet: Two Local Events

The World Peace Diet: Two Local Events by Patricia Todd Dr. Will Tuttle, noted author of the Amazon best seller  The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony, is in town April 7 and 8 for his local East Meets West Tour in the Los Angeles Area (from the Westside to the…

TEACHERS-AT-ARMS

TEACHERS-AT-ARMS ©2018 Mumia Abu-Jamal   Teaching is one of the hardest jobs in America, for they perform one of the most challenging jobs — teaching the young — and they do so while being woefully underpaid. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median average wage for a teacher is $53,000 per year.  Given…

Monthly Poetry Corner: “after” by Safia Elhillo

after by Safia Elhillo   after Danez Smith, with a line by Ol’ Dirty Bastard   if you read this in red maybe i didn’t survive     every day i go missing    one eyelash at a time     or sometimes               all at once               & in the heaven for blackgirls gone away     we walk in & out of…

Brazilians Protest Assassination of Marielle Franco

Brazilians Protest Assassination of Marielle Franco Photo Credit: Midia Ninja Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets last week throughout the country to express their grief and protest the murder of militant and councilwoman Marielle Franco (of the Socialism and Freedom Party, PSOL) and her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes. Throughout the day in the World…

EARTH DAY 2018

Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution Countdown to April 22 From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet. In response, Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing…

Democracy Threatened at Pacifica Radio

by Bella De Soto As the Pacifica Foundation, license holder for KPFK and four other stations, continues a dangerous financial path, its governance on the Pacifica National Board (PNB) is controlled by a majority group, whose tentacles extend to factions on each Local Station Board of the 5 stations within the network, with a very…

Spanish-language Broadcaster at KPFK Arrested

by Antonio Zavala [translated from ElBeisman.com] Spanish-speaking media activists fear that under the Trump administration, attacks will begin on the media in Spanish, as indicated by a recent closure of a program in Spanish on the west coast. The management of KPFK suddenly closed – without warning – the program Es Nuestra Cultura that Xalli…

Trump’s Real War May Come On Heels of Trade Wars

by Yonden Lhatoo It’s time to be afraid, very afraid, with John Bolton as the United States’ new national security adviser. Of all the specimens of unhinged humanity in the purported pool of talent he’s been dipping into, Trump had to pull out the most reviled and discredited one. While Trump has publicly decried the…

Standing Rock Water Protectors Nearing Trial

Trial dates are set, and it’s a critical hour for legal efforts on behalf of the Standing Rock water protectors. On August 13, Chase Iron Eyes will walk into a North Dakota courtroom and face prosecution for his alleged crimes. The charges? Trespassing on the Lakota’s own sacred land and inciting a riot — when…

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