Daily Archives: February 5, 2017

Time to Topple Trump & his Team

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA The 2016 presidential primaries demonstrated the decay of both major parties, the disgust of much of the population with politics as usual, and the desire for fundamental change. Yet because of the basic white supremacy of US society, the outcome of the election is a virtual one-party regime, with the GOP…

Recall D.A. Jackie Lacey, Fire LAPD Chief Charlie Beck

Ezell Ford’s mom Tritobia Ford, the mother of Ezell Ford, speaks at a press conference Jan. 24 after District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced that no charges would be filed against the two officers who killed her son. SOUTH LOS ANGELES – An activist organization announced plans to launch a recall campaign against Los Angeles County…

Grassroots Community Self-Defense Statement Of Principles – A Living Document

Grassroots Community Self-Defense is a group of individuals and organizations coming together to protect the human rights of our communities and ourselves to resist, organize, and defend against the national security police state and state-sanctioned violence, and to advance the following principles grounded in Human Rights.  These principles were drafted in solidarity with marginalized people…

Poetry Corner: After Vallejo

AFTER VALLEJO by Michael Castro   Idle on a stone, unemployed, He looks into the river . .  . Narcissus Of scrounge, fop of scruff, suit shiny at elbow & butt, what creature stares up, wizened & tight-lipped, out of the deep? Having devoured the short ends of cigarettes & the smoke of the soul,…

Barack Obama by Chelsea Manning for THE GUARDIAN

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/25/compromise-doesnt-work-political-opponents-chelsea-manning Barack Obama left behind hints of a progressive legacy. Unfortunately, despite his faith in our system and his positive track record on many issues over the last eight years, there have been very few permanent accomplishments. This vulnerable legacy should remind us that what we really need is a strong and unapologetic progressive to…

The Syrian People Desperately Want Peace

By Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) As much of Washington prepared for the inauguration of President Donald Trump, I spent last week on a fact-finding mission in Syria and Lebanon to see and hear directly from the Syrian people. Their lives have been consumed by a horrific war that has killed hundreds of thousands of Syrians…

Resistance? LOL, JK. The Continuing Collapse of the Democratic Leadership

Resistance? LOL, JK The Continuing Collapse of the Democratic Leadership By Jason Rhode http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/01/hello-from-the-other-side-the-continuing-collapse.html In a shocking turnabout that has the Internet and most of progressive America shaking its head, creasing its brow, and other stock expressions of surprise and disgust, Massachusetts Senator and left-hope Elizabeth Warren voted to confirm Housing and Urban Development Ben…

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