James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness

James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness By Chris Hedges Excerpts from http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/james_baldwin_and_the_meaning_of_whiteness_20170219/ Raoul Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro” is one of the finest documentaries I’ve ever seen. The film powerfully illustrates, through James Baldwin’s prophetic work, that the insanity now gripping the US is an inevitable consequence of whites’ steadfast failure to confront…

March 2017 Calendar On-Going Events

Note: We are posting the calendar in html format instead of as a PDF so that it can be updated. This will require breaking it into parts because of the limits on file size built into the website. Please follow the links at the bottom of each section to the other sections (peace vigils and…

Foetal Conceptions: A Short History of this Corner of Western “Civilization”

Foetal Conceptions: A Short History of this Corner of Western “Civilization” by Michael Novick http://ara-la.tumblr.com/post/157496566830/foetal-conceptions-2017   Michael Novick is a member of the editorial staff of Change Links, editor-publisher of Turning The Tide: A Journal of Inter-communal Solidarity from Anti-Racist Action,  a former member of the KPFK Local Station Board and Pacifica National Board, a…

No Human Being is Illegal

Aqui Estamos y No Nos Vamos! As Trump announced his new “priorities” for deportation (millions of undocumented people) and intentions to use local law enforcement to conduct immigration arrests, migrant rights organizers held a press conference to announce a massive march and a national General Strike call for May 1. Endorsers included Union del Barrio,…

Fascism, American-Style (FAST)

by Jeffrey Hirsch FAST is the 1% controlling the 99%; is a military budget almost equal to all the rest of the world’s combined; is government surveillance; is the government persecuting whistleblowers; is the school-to-prison pipeline for people of color and the poor; is having more than 25% of the world’s prisoners with less than…

China Solidarity Delegations in March & July

2017 March & July 10-Day Activist to China Solidarity Delegation Website: http://www.chinadelegation.org Understand Chinese Society, History, Culture, Economic and Politics (10 Days) Friday March 24- Sunday April 2, 2017 and Friday June 30- Sunday July 9, 2017 delegations e-mail: ActivistWeb@gmail.com Phone: (213)403-0131   Organized by major U.S.-based activist organizations, an ongoing China-US political and social…

Parks, Open Space, and Measure S

Ed. note: Measure S on the LA city ballot this month is supported by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, The Crenshaw Subway Coalition, and Elena Popp of the Eviction Defense Noetwork, and opposed by the Mayor, many unions, ACLU SC, SAJE and others. C-L takes no position, but here’s a different take on “S”. by Jill…

Water protectors vow to defend Indigenous sovereignty

Water protectors vow to defend Indigenous sovereignty Police surrounded the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock as C-L went to press, arresting the first of the remaining water protectors. The latter called for solidarity and vowed to continue resistance against the $3 billion Dakota Access Pipeline re-approved by Trump. The Army Corps of Engineers refused…

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…

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