Los Angeles

In Memoriam: KevinMichael Key

by John Malpede, Los Angeles Poverty Department Our dear friend and collaborator and Key LAPD staff member KevinMichael Key has passed on.  He died on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, surrounded by his loving children, brother, grandchildren and friends. Kevin is a big and loving presence in the Skid Row community, working as an advocate with…

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…

Sham “Police Reform” on May Ballot as Measure C

Sham Reform at Police Commission and on May Ballot by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action LA In the face of continuing and growing community outrage, led by Black Lives Matter, the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, the LA Community Action Network and others, the LAPD has persisted in being most murderous police dept. in the country, backed…

Racist flyers at UCLA part of a national neo-nazi offensive

https://www.propublica.org/article/a-2-for-1-for-racists-post-hateful-fliers-and-revel-in-the-news-coverage In a recent podcast, a figure in the “alt-right” [white supremacist] movement, Greg Johnson, publisher of the website Counter-Currents, spoke bluntly about the benefits of gaining media coverage. “We have very little in the way of force, but our enemies have all kinds of power,” Johnson claimed. “If we can get their neurosis working…

Greens endorse Kenneth Mejia for Congress

by Michael Feinstein The Green Party of Los Angeles County (GPLAC) endorses Kenneth Mejia for US House of Representatives, District 34 (LA) in the April 4, 2017 special primary election. (District 34 includes neighborhoods in Central, East and North East Los Angeles.) You must register by March 20, if you are not already registered, to vote…

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Events this month

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Be a thought, strategic, and action partner! Increasingly counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency tactics and programs are getting incorporated into domestic policing.  The Los Angeles Police Department is one the most militarized police department’s in the country with a massive Architecture of Surveillance that targets Black and Brown communities through programs like Suspicious…

LA POLICE COMMISSION FAILS

LA POLICE COMMISSION FAILS On Nov. 15, the LA Police Commission trotted out a dog and pony show from the LAPD about its effort to eliminate so-called biased policing and racial profiling. Moving from LAPD HQ to City Hall across the street, the hearing was still surrounded by armed, uniformed cops as the IG and…

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