Urgent Appeal to So Cal’s Civil Society and Creative Communities

Urgent Appeal to So Cal’s Civil Society and Creative Communities on Behalf of KPFK by Michael Novick I am writing as the chair of the Local Station Board, a listener member elected to the governance of KPFK, listener-sponsored, non-commercial educational Pacifica free speech community radio (90.7 in L.A., 98.7 in Santa Barbara, 93.7 in San Diego, 99.5 in Ridgecrest/China Lake, and world-wide at kpfk.org). I am writing with a simple and immediate [...]

War Profiteers

“Defense Contractors” Profit from War in Ukraine By Peter Bloom [Excerpts] https://www.globalresearch.ca/defense-giants-quietly-making-billions-ukraine-war/5775029   The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been widely condemned for its unjustified aggression. There are legitimate fears of a revived Russian empire and even a new world war. Less discussed is the almost half-trillion dollar defense industry supplying the weapons to both sides, and the substantial profits it will make as a result. The conflict has already seen massive [...]

By |2022-04-30T18:12:16-05:00April 30th, 2022|Anti-capitalism, Movements, Peace|0 Comments

Casualties of War

Casualties of War: Truth, Journalism and Critical Thought by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action LA While forces on the right loudly lament so-called cancel culture, the real censorship is coming from the corporate and even so-called progressive media and the state. Consider the recent decision by the British to allow the extradition of Julian Assange, after years of house arrest and incarceration, to stand trial in the US on charged related to his [...]

Poetry Corner: “The End and the Beginning”

"The End and the Beginning": by Wisława Szymborska After every war someone has to clean up. Things won't straighten themselves up, after all. Someone has to push the rubble to the side of the road, so the corpse-filled wagons can pass. Someone has to get mired in scum and ashes, sofa springs, splintered glass, and bloody rags.      Well-known in her native Poland, Wisława Szymborska (1923–2012) received international recognition when she won [...]

By |2022-04-30T18:01:52-05:00April 30th, 2022|Europe, Feminism, Peace, Peace and War, Poetry Corner, War|0 Comments

Another Life, Another Loss – by Mumia Abu-Jamal

“Another Life, Another Loss.” by Mumia Abu-Jamal https://www.prisonradio.org/commentary/another-life-another-loss/ They came to America to escape from inter-ethnic wars in the DRC, the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Central Africa. Like many refugees of war, they thought that America was the land of peace. The Lyoya family settled in Grand Rapids, MI and began living their lives as refugees have done for generations.   But something as small as a traffic incident revealed the [...]

Call for Murals Destination Crenshaw

Destination Crenshaw Mini Mural Open Call Round 4 – Deadline is June 5, 2022 Destination Crenshaw (DC) is hosting open calls for South LA artists to showcase their talent and local pride as the DC construction continues. Visit their submissions website for more information including the guidelines and contact info. https://destinationcrenshaw.submittable.com/submit

By |2022-04-30T18:00:29-05:00April 30th, 2022|Activism, Ads, Arts, Los Angeles|0 Comments

Los Angeles Youth Head for International Meeting on Climate Change and Ocean Plastic Pollution in Havana, Cuba

by Mark Friedman, L.A. US Hands Off Cuba Coalition A delegation of a dozen young people from local universities who are environmental activists left for a week of educational programs in Cuba on April 26. “We have an opportunity to be part of an international meeting hosted by the National Aquarium (Acuario Nacional) to discuss the world-wide crisis of ocean plastic pollution and global climate change,” said delegation leader Johanna Cervantes, a [...]

Support the A-G Ethnic Studies Requirement at the University of California

by the UC Ethnic Studies Faculty Council Starting in 1968, students at two public universities in California–first San Francisco State and then UC Berkeley–courageously led the way for the grassroots formation of ethnic studies by going on strike and shutting down their campuses despite police brutality and military repression. Well over half a century later, the University of California has at long last proposed an ethnic studies requirement that centers what has [...]

May 2022 Community Calendar

May 2022 Community Calendar   See Continuing & Ongoing Events at end of calendar section   May 1 - Sun   May Day - International Workers’ Day   May Day Migrant Workers’ March & Rally, 11a, Olympic & Broadway in DTLA. May Day Coalition-Essential and United for Justice. https://www.facebook.com/events/5162329530455267   Boyle Heights May Day March & Rally, 12n, E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave & N. Matthews St., centrocso@gmail.com, 323-943-2030   Revolutionary Internationalist [...]

By |2022-04-30T18:04:34-05:00April 30th, 2022|Activism, Arts, Black liberation, Calendar|0 Comments

May Day is International Workers’ Day!

May 1 - Sun   May Day - International Workers’ Day Events May Day Migrant Workers’ March & Rally, 11a, Olympic & Broadway in DTLA. May Day Coalition-Essential and United for Justice. https://www.facebook.com/events/5162329530455267   Boyle Heights May Day March & Rally, 12n, E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave & N. Matthews St., centrocso@gmail.com, 323-943-2030   Revolutionary Internationalist May Day March, Rally, followed by Picnic, 2p, Assemble at the corner of Wilshire and Alvarado, [...]

By |2022-04-30T01:40:43-05:00April 30th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Could the U.S. Help to Bring Peace to Ukraine?

by Nicholas Davies On April 21st, President Biden announced new shipments of weapons to Ukraine, at a cost of $800 million to U.S. taxpayers. On April 25th, Secretaries Blinken and Austin announced over $300 million more military aid. The United States has now spent $3.7 billion on weapons for Ukraine since the Russian invasion, bringing total U.S. military aid to Ukraine since 2014 to about $6.4 billion. The top priority of Russian [...]

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