Politics

Black August

Black August by blackgirlspeaks http://www.blackgirlspeaks.me/2016/08/black-august/ [Calendar of events follows article] Imagine if Black America set aside a period of time to reflect on and learn of its history, honor and mourn those we’ve lost violently and unjustly, like Mike Brown, and work to end mass incarceration and liberate those unjustly imprisoned.  If observed with reverence rather than…

Desperately Seeking Staffers

Desperately Seeking Staffers Change Links Community Calendar and Progressive News needs volunteers to accumulate and edit calendar items, solicit and/or write articles, develop advertising and other revenue sources, and work on layout of the print edition and/or design of the website. If you can assist in any of these endeavors, please call (951) 638-9259 [Google…

Obituary: Miguel D’Escoto

Former Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Miguel D’Escoto Dies http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=125648   HAVANA TIMES – The priest and former Nicaraguan foreign minister, Miguel D’Escoto, died on Thursday of a long illness, informed the first lady, vice president and official government spokeswoman, Rosario Murillo, reportó dpa news. Speaking to the media, Murillo expressed the “deep sorrow and pain” of…

CA Budget Keeps Boosting Prisons

California Budget Continues to Boost Prisons, Lacks Definitive Commitment to Poor Communities by Frank Tamborello, Hunger Action LA Still time to chime in on some budget items—Safe Drinking Water : We highlight here the CalFresh Safe Water Initiative, a one time budget investment of $5 million to provide temporary supplemental benefits to purchase water for…

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…

Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease

Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease by Chris Hedges https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/05/15/trump-symptom-not-disease Forget the firing of Comey, the paralysis in Congress, or the press that covers our descent into tyranny as if it were a sports contest between corporate Republicans and corporate Democrats. The crisis we face is the result of a decades-long corporate coup that…

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…

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