Daily Archives: December 31, 2014

Ferguson’s Reckoning for Obama

by Black Agenda Report editor Margaret Kimberley “Ferguson signifies the end of the age of Obama. It is a very sad end.” – Cornel West “For Wilson to publicly say that he would kill Brown again is too much for a grieving people to bear.” For nearly six years black Americans have supported President Barack…

L.A. Community Organizations Join International March in Support of Missing Students of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico

by Manuel Santiago On Nov. 20, nearly 1000 people from grassroots organizations in L.A., principally from Mexicano communities, marched on the Mexican Consulate near MacArthur Park to demand that the Mexican Government return the 43 “Disappeared” students from a teacher’s college in Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. They also demanded the resignation of…

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Beacon Press/ReVisioning American History, Boston, 2014) Reviewed by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA In a short, thorough survey of U.S. history from settlement and conquest to current crises, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz pulls on the thread that unravels the tapestry of lies in most US “histories,” whether academic, popular, or progressive. She views that history…

January 2015 Calendar

2014 Dec 31 – Wed Frank & Jane Dorrel’s New Year’s Eve Party: 8p-1a. Music by Andy’s Living Room Band. $15 covers venue, snacks, liquor, desserts. RSVP. UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica. Park free across the street behind the bank. 310.838.8131. <fdorrel@sbcglobal.net>. Rock In The New Year With Resistance To Police Murder!…

Even Whispers Can Mean War

by Iris De Anda even silence can mean death even smiles across the wrong skin can mean other things to other people even now after all this politically correct the sound of your voice can release the bullets of a firing squad the echo of your words heard in the smallest of towns can ignite…

Global/Local Climate Action & Inaction

by Charles Fredricks [dsa-la.org / scfs-la.org] Washington Post columnist and American Prospect editor Harold Meyerson, in town for a DSA event, responded to an audience question with acerbic wit, “The only action we’re seeing on climate change is a massive drop in gas prices.” Secretary of State John Kerry made a case for climate action…

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