Daily Archives: January 25, 2018

Decolonization, Hurricanes & Solidarity with Puerto Rico

Oscar Lopez Rivera Tours Southern California Feb 5-9 by Lawrence Reyes, Puerto Rican Alliance As Puerto Rico faces its most severe, existential crisis after 120 years as a militarily-occupied colony of the United States, Oscar Lopez Rivera, a recently-released Puerto Rican political prisoner held by the US, is coming to southern California to discuss Puerto…

February 2018 Community Calendar

Ongoing events Tuesdays, 8-10p, EPFC ON THE AIR: OPTICAL TRACK ON DUBLAB.COM Optical Track is a weekly show presented by members of the Echo Park Film Center Co-op, a group of artists who collectively staff EPFC as volunteers for the cinematic revolution. Each week we bring you a sonic slideshow as we turn off the…

LAPD Chief Beck is Going; DA Lacey Must Go!

LAPD Chief Beck is Going; DA Lacey Must Go!  LAPD escalating abuse goes viral I JUST WITNESS THIS ON THE TRAIN! PLEASE SHARE THIS ABUSE OF POWER! (For licensing or usage, contact licensing@viralhog.com) Instagram: IAMBROCKSTAR Posted by Brock Bryan on Monday, January 22, 2018 Ed: Chief Chuckie Beck announced his early retirement. #BLMLA has been pushing…

The Missing Message in the Women’s March

The Missing Message in the Women’s March By Cindy Sheehan & Rick Sterling  http://resumen-english.org/2018/01/the-missing-message-in-the-womens-march/ Editors of Resumen LatinoAmericano: The large women’s marches that took place in the US to mark a year of the Trump Administration were primarily organized by elements of the Democratic Party. The energy in the streets was strong and positive but…

Pentagon Strategy for Military Confrontation with Russia and China

Pentagon Strategy for Military Confrontation with Russia and China By Bill Van Auken [excerpts] https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/01/20/ndst-j20.html Trump’s defense secretary, former Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, rolled out a new National Defense Strategy in Jan. that signals open preparations by US imperialism for direct military confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia and China. Mattis made clear that the strategy,…

Mumia: Power Of Law & Sex

Power Of Law & Sex [col. writ. 12/10/17] © 2017 Mumia Abu-Jamal   A powerful political figure asks several of his female staffers a favor: “Can either of you gals have my baby?  Don’t worry — I’m willing to pay y’all…” In an era in which sexual harassments, assaults and attacks on women seem commonplace,…

Visiting Mumia Abu-Jamal

Visiting Mumia Abu-Jamal by Carole Seligman I had the tremendous honor of meeting for the first time and having a visit with Mumia this morning after attending the court proceeding Jan. 17th. Mumia is a warm, welcoming man. Despite a terribly uncomfortable skin outbreak that keeps him from sleeping, and itching that is constant and…

We Oppose “CVE”: Anti-Muslim Scapegoating

LA City Council and Mayor Garcetti: We Oppose CVE by Kathleen Hernandez If you haven’t already done so, please sign and send out this petition: http://act.mpowerchange.org/sign/no-cve-in-la-sign/  to your networks, to urge the City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti to reject CVE funds.  “CVE” stands for Countering Violent Extremism, but is designed to stigmatize Muslims. There…

Poetry Corner: The War in America

The War In America by Bill Crossman I didn’t see the war in America when I was four dressed in my soldier suit posing for photos on my Dad’s shoulder at the Carolina Base my eyes drawn past the barracks at Black men in stripes and shackles stumbling off the flatbed truck at the edge…

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