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What I Learned Being Part of the Sanctuary Caravan

What I Learned Being Part of the Sanctuary Caravan: Delivering Support to Asylum Seekers on the U.S. Border by Jodie Evans from CommonDreams.org December was the month CODEPINK: Growing a Local Peace Economy was dedicating our outreach and organizing to being an ally for the asylum seekers who had just arrived in and around Tijuana…

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Spotlight on an Exemplary Activist: Kathleen Hernandez

Spotlight on an Exemplary Activist:  Kathleen Hernandez In the words of her Veteran For Peace colleagues, “Kathleen is one of those people who is always there to do what needs to be done.” She has worked tirelessly for VFP and social justice, bringing her passionate commitment, energy, persistence, and impressive skills to an endless array…

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Why Prop. 10 Failed in California

Door slams on rent control Why Prop. 10 failed in California by Val Carlson Gloria Cortez spoke out for Prop. 10. Her family was “evicted by rent increase” after she complained about mold. With skyrocketing rents, a disastrous housing shortage, and a blue wave cresting in the political arena, a pro-rent control measure should have…

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Paid Ad: The Fate of KPFK Is In Your Hands

Vote For Grassroots Community Radio Coalition Candidates for KPFK LSB   The fate of KPFK and Pacifica Radio is in your hands. You can choose mission-driven, unfettered free speech and community oriented programming that amplifies the voices of grassroots resistance and struggles for peace, justice and international solidarity, by voting for the Grassroots Community Radio…

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MAKING BLACK HISTORY: Stop Criminalizing Black Protest

MAKING BLACK HISTORY Stop Criminalizing Black Protest by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA More than 200 folks stood up in court in January against eight charges filed by City Attorney Mike Feuer against Dr. Melina Abdullah of Black Lives Matter LA for speaking out against police murders of Black and Brown people in L.A. Background on…

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February 2019 Community Calendar

Peace vigils: http://change-links.org/ongoing-peace-vigils-and-community-programs/   Other Calendars: http://ocprogressiveevents.info/, http://la.indymedia.org/calendar/, https://www.facebook.com/pg/ieprogressivealliance/events/, http://www.activistsandiego.org/event, https://vcpjn.org/calendar/ https://echoparkfilmcenter.org   On – Going & Continuing Events   Thru Mar 5 – Voting for KPFK Local Station Board listener delegates. See elections.pacifica.org   Weekends, Crenshaw Farmers Market offers farm fresh produce and artisan goods, featuring locally grown favorites. Ties into the mall’s health…

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VENEZUELA AND PRESIDENTIAL  LEGITIMACY by Mumia Abu-Jamal

VENEZUELA AND PRESIDENTIAL  LEGITIMACY by Mumia Abu-Jamal [col. writ. 1/24/19 © 2019 Mumia Abu-Jamal] Now the US President (Donald Trump) has decided that he will determine who is, and who isn’t, the legitimate leader of a foreign country. He has said that Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, was illegitimate, and he supported Maduro’s opponent for national…

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Spotlight on an Exemplary Organizer: John Imani

Spotlight on an Exemplary Organizer: John Imani      John Imani has been a stalwart of the movement in L.A. since his youth, from activity in the BSU in the 60s, through years as a Black Marxist and most recently with Revolutionary Autonomous Communities (RAC-LA) in the MacArthur Park area. He was born and lived until…

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Viking Economics: A Review

Viking Economics:  How the Scandinavians Got It Right—and How We Can, Too by George Lakey Reviewed by Jeffrey Hirsch In a brief look at America currently, we might ask, “Why do we have a president as incompetent, vicious and unqualified as Donald Trump?” But to look at Donald Trump in isolation is a big mistake….

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Paid Ad: Bella De Soto for KPFK LSB

Bella De Soto I am currently running for election to the KPFK 90.7 FM Local Station Board (LSB) AS AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE, NO SLATE AFFILIATION. Candidate Bella De Soto, passionate about the Pacifica Radio Foundation since I discovered this beacon KPFK 90.7 FM in 1997, after relocating to L.A. Long-time Activist for Global Social Justice,…

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January 2019 Community Calendar

Peace vigils: http://change-links.org/ongoing-peace-vigils-and-community-programs/ Other Calendars: http://ocprogressiveevents.info/, http://la.indymedia.org/calendar/, https://www.facebook.com/pg/ieprogressivealliance/events/, http://www.activistsandiego.org/event, https://vcpjn.org/calendar/ https://echoparkfilmcenter.org On – Going & Continuing Events Weekends, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Farmers Market offers farm fresh produce and artisan goods, featuring locally grown favorites. Ties into the mall’s health initiative promoting wellness in the Crenshaw community. The B Fit program includes weekly Zumba, cardio kick…

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