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Do the Homeless Deserve Dignity?

By Nia Asante There are 10 million residents in Los Angeles County. At least 45,000 people are homeless. I was one such person. Can you remember your first encounter with a homeless person?  I can. It was 1974,  I was 4 years old.  Our family vacation that summer was spent in Philadelphia and while strolling downtown…

URGENT CALL to RESIST NAZI HARRASSMENT IN SANTA MONICA

by Santa Monica Committee for Racial Justice (CRJ) The Santa Monica Committee for Racial Justice is inviting all those interested in supporting its mission of building racial unity and fighting white supremacy to its next regular meeting. If you have been reading Linux Beach recently, or some of the local publications such as the Santa…

In Memoriam: KevinMichael Key

by John Malpede, Los Angeles Poverty Department Our dear friend and collaborator and Key LAPD staff member KevinMichael Key has passed on.  He died on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, surrounded by his loving children, brother, grandchildren and friends. Kevin is a big and loving presence in the Skid Row community, working as an advocate with…

Solidarity with Charlottesville: Indivisible Facilitates a Sherman Oaks Galleria Flash Gathering

The Indivisible Movement Facilitates A Sherman Oaks Galleria Flash Gathering to Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville http://act.indivisibleguide.com/event/stand-in-solidarity-with-charlottesville/create/ Have you wondered how Indivisible groups are organizing?  They are mentioned on MSNBC and the national founders, including Angel Padilla, have been interviewed on several media outlets.  But, what is it like on the ground with everyday volunteers…

Facebook, Youtube, other tech giants launch joint, state-backed censorship programs

by Zac Corrigan – World Socialist WebSite (excerpts) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/24/face-a24.html The World Socialist Web Site has launched a campaign against state-corporate censorship of the Internet after a change in search algorithms announced by Google in April. In the guise of combating “fake news”, it resulted in a major drop in readership for leading progressive, anti-war and…

Which Vision for Los Angeles: Updated General Plan or Real Estate Bubble?

Which Vision for Los Angeles: Updated General Plan or Real Estate Bubble? by Dick Platkin http://citywatchla.com/index.php/los-angeles/13622-which-vision-for-los-angeles-an-updated-general-plan-or-another-real-estate-bubble By now most of us know what ails Los Angeles. To cite some of the city’s most imminent emergencies: Expanding housing crisis resulting in evictions, homelessness, overcrowding, and long commutes to distant suburbs with affordable housing. Climate change barreling…

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