Politics

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…

Protest Senseless Murder with Impunity Of Journalists In Mexico

Protest Senseless Murder with Impunity Of Journalists In Mexico “The Truth Is Not Killed By Killing Journalists” Protests have been launched in Los Angeles. A group of journalists from Asociación de Programadores en Español of KPFK, La Coordinadora Independencia, Inmigrantes Unidos en Resistencia and other organizations held a press conference in front of the Mexican…

Behind the US Attack on Syria

Behind the attack on Syria TRUMP AND THE PENTAGON By Fred Goldstein “You furnish the pictures. I’ll furnish the war.” Publisher William Randolph Hearst in 1898, preparing the groundwork for the U.S. war with Spain and seizure of Cuba. The Trump administration’s attack on the Syrian air force was first directed at Russia as well…

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…

How Most of the US Left Failed Syria

How Most of the US Left Failed Syria Interview of Rania Khalek by Joe Emersberger [excerpts] http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/How-Most-of-the-U.S.-Left-Failed-Syria-20170110-0029.html (C-L note: Rania Khalek spoke in L.A. last month at the Peace Center under the auspices of Arab-Americans for Syria, in the wake of Trump’s missile attack on a Syrian air base. She discussed the links between Saudi-financed…

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