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Poetry Corner: “Introducing the Poet”

Donte Clark, Lincoln Bergman, Brenda Quintanilla, 3 co-poets laureate of Richmond CA Introducing the Poet by Lincoln Bergman, San Francisco Revolutionary Poets Brigade   My name is Lincoln Bergman From Herstory I come I bathed in primal oceans ‘Twas in the year of None. My name is Lincoln Bergman From History I come I crawled…

Sunshine in Palestine

SUNSHINE IN PALESTINE [col. writ. 6/1/17] ©2017 by Mumia Abu-Jamal On Saturday past, hundreds of Palestinian political prisoners announced a stunning victory against the repressive conditions in Israeli prisons. After Israeli prison officials granted some concessions, a majority of Palestinian prisoners who had engaged in a huge hunger strike, called off the 40-day action. According…

NOlympics LA Coalition Forming

We don’t support the LA 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid because an Olympics in LA—regardless of how “successfully” it’s executed—will be disastrous for Angelenos across the city. Despite any good intentions, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) is one of the least transparent and most corrupt institutions in the world. Their goal is to turn…

Communication and Coordination, A Step Towards Unification

Communication and Coordination, A Step Towards Unification      Change Links community calendar is seeking to help facilitate a process of communication and coordination among peoples’ movements in southern California. We’re proposing monthly open conference calls through which movement groups can touch base with each other, letting each other know about planned actions and reducing scheduling…

Imperialism and the Logic Of Mass Destruction

Imperialism and the Logic Of Mass Destruction by Carl Boggs [excerpts from: http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/04/imperialism-and-the-logic-of-mass-destruction/] As it has through much of its war-obsessed history, the US is engaged in military conflict or threatening it  across a broad terrain. In Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, Washington’s been sending barrages of missiles and bombs, often hitting civilians and resources needed…

Input wanted: Where Has the Dignity Gone?

Coming in July: A 4-part conversation daring to ask: Where Has the Dignity Gone? by Nia Asante Do homeless people in L.A. deserve dignity? We will attempt to define and dissect dignity in order to determine if indeed dignity has a place in the homeless society. Does it? If you think “yes,” then this conversation…

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