Politics

Voters: Don’t Reward Bad Behavior

Voters: Don’t reward bad behavior! by Greg Foisie, CSULA graduate student US voters are often compartmentalized into groups: Democrats vs. Republicans; liberals vs. conservatives; alt right vs. progressives; and so on. For attempting to understand how average voters relate to our current presidential race, a better analysis could be seeing voters as either 1)benefiting or…

True Leadership is Locked Behind Prison Walls

True Leadership is Locked Behind Prison Walls by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action L.A. Across the country, thousands of prisoners have been striking and taking other non-violent direct actions to oppose prison slavery and other denials of their human rights that are taking place behind prison walls. They launched this action on the anniversary of the…

Propositions on the California and LA Ballots

“All politics is local” was never truer than this year when the head of the ticket offers two candidates with higher disapproval ratings than perhaps ever before in the history of the republic, if we can still call it that, and so many local races and propositions of significance. Here then are recommendations from some…

The Black Panther Party 50th Anniversary

50 YEARS! [BPP] [col. writ. 10/8/16] ©2016 by Mumia Abu-Jamal When 2 young college students gathered together in an anti-poverty office in Oakland, California in mid-October, 1966, no one-not even themselves-knew what they would, or could, accomplish. The men, 24-year-old Huey P. Newton, and 29-year-old Bobby G. Seale, would leave the office with something called…

Walk a Mile in My Shoes Civil Rights Memorial

Communities in Los Angeles are celebrating the civil rights revolution with public art and green space: A new parks project, called “Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” commemorates the movement by honoring local and national heroes. The civil rights park transforms two traffic islands one mile apart from each other. The space evokes the March…

So Cal Police Shoot Fourth Person In A Week

LAPD officers shot and killed 18-year-old Carnel Snell (pictured above) on the street where he lived near Western Ave. and 107th St. in South LA after a short pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle in which he had been a passenger. Police claimed to have found a gun at the scene, but offered no further…

Politics as Reality Television

by Charles Fredricks Reality TV may not have prepared Trump to be president, but it has prepared him to win those who prefer entertainment to hard realities Failing Tao, man resorts to Virtue. Failing Virtue, man resorts to humanity. Failing humanity, man resorts to morality. Failing morality, man resorts to ceremony. Now, ceremony is the…

Community Calls for Immediate End to Sheriff Misconduct

As the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors prepares to discuss the county budget next week, Dignity and Power Now has released a report identifying major trends in Sheriff misconduct. “Unchecked and Unsettled” finds Sheriff misconduct over the last four years has cost the county millions in court settlements and legal fees. In 2015 this…

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