Politics

JusticeLA Fights Jail Expansion Plan

JusticeLA Fights Jail Expansion Plan Crucial June 11 Petition Deadline for Ballot Measure By Jason David, White People 4 Black Lives [Excerpts] http://justicelanow.org/op-ed-justicela-fights-la-countys-jail-expansion-plan/ The LA County Board of Supervisors has approved a jail expansion plan that will cost an estimated $3.5 billion. That is an extraordinary amount of money to waste on the caging of…

The “Masterstroke” of the US Against Venezuela

The “Masterstroke” of the US Against Venezuela [Excerpts] by Stella Calloni The US and its partners are quietly preparing a brutal “Plan to end the dictatorship of Venezuela”: the “Masterstroke.”  The document, labeled “Top Secret” and dated Feb. 23, 2018, is available on-line here: http://www.voltairenet.org/article201100.html. This plan is already underway. Its first part began before…

Top-2 Primary in CA Tuesday June 5

“Top-2” Primary June 5 Since 2010, Californians have an “open direct primary” election for all state offices, in which all candidates regardless of party are on the same ballot, and only the top two vote-getters appear on the November general election ballot, when many more people vote. This effectively bars “third party” candidates from the…

Health Care For All in California

by Maureen Cruise, RN You can find a broadside about Health Care for All produced by Physicians for a National Health Plan at https://issuu.com/news_review/docs/pnhp_042018 Apparently reporters and media pundits writing about health care proposals have not read the third paragraph in the current Assembly Select Committee report which clearly states that current “Health care spending across…

LETTER FROM THE MST TO THE BRAZILIAN PEOPLE

Brazil is going through a severe economic, political, social, and environmental crisis, resulting from an international crisis of capitalism and this system’s inability to solve the contradiction it creates. In this context, authoritarian moves, such as coups and attacks on democracy, have been taking place to guarantee a brutal neoliberal offense, in which workers are…

US May Impose a Form of Sanctions Against Nicaragua

US Considering a Form of Sanctions Against Nicaragua as Protests Continue by Craig Toennies I support my Nicaraguan friends, many of whom are in the streets bleeding for their cause, in protests over austerity measures by the government of Daniel Ortega of the FSLN, increasing mandatory contributions to, and decreasing benefits from, the country’s social…

Legislation Against Police Murders

NEW CA LAW AIMS TO CUT POLICE KILLINGS By Rob Macon, KPFK Local Station Board member According to California lawmakers, 162 people in the state were fatally shot by police last year. Studies prove that Black people are killed by cops in CA far more often per capita than white people. Long Beach, Bakersfield, Santa…

War Tax Resistance Gathering May 4-6

War Tax Resistance Gathering & Mini-Conference for Activists Los Angeles – MAY 4-6, 2018 L.A. Workers’ Center (“Red House/Casa Roja”), 1251 S. St. Andrews Place. Los Angeles, CA 90019 Highlights of this national gathering about war tax resistance include on Friday, May 4, at 7 PM, a  “DIVEST” Panel – with a focus on linking…

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