What is Black August?

We honor the revolutionaries and political prisoners who have given the ultimate sacrifice for the liberation of Black people. This month we are celebrating Black August by learning and building with our community. https://www.theblkcollective.org/blackaugust Black August is honored every year to commemorate the fallen freedom fighters of the Black Liberation Movement, to call for the release of political prisoners in the United States, to condemn the oppressive conditions of U.S. prisons, and [...]

Peoples Summit for Democracy 2022

Peoples Summit June 8-10 at LATTC, in the tradition of each Summit of the Americas since the 2005 Mar Del Plata Summit, we, unionists, activists, grassroots organizations and progressive people of the Americas are calling for a People’s Summit to counter the 9th “Summit of the Americas” to be held in the US for the first time, here in Los Angeles, CA. The People’s Summit will host three days of art, music, [...]

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Poetry Corner: How Far?

How Far…?   by Nia Asante   How far back do we roll amerika? How far back do we go?   If we roll back Roe do we go back to whips and chains? Do we go back to chastity belts?   We still have marriages that are arranged. Honor killings and genital mutilation should seem strange!   How far is too far amerika? Do we build you with chain gangs? Is [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Welcome to the Oppressed

A welcome to the oppressed by Mumia Abu-Jamal https://www.prisonradio.org/commentary/a-welcome-to-the-oppressed/ Dear friends, I greet you all at the People’s Forum in New York City. As we reason and reflect on the plight of Palestine, let us not forget the recent passing of the late and beloved archbishop Desmond Tutu who is remembered today for his fierce critique of the oppression of Palestinians, which he compared to the generations of sufferers in his native [...]

Buffalo Racist Massacre: Black Love Resists in the Rust

Black Love Resists in the Rust Responds to Racist Mass Murder in Buffalo Members of Black Lives Matter-LA have gone to Buffalo in the wake of the racist murders there, and are returning for a national conclave shortly to chart out national next step to upend and uproot white supremacy. Black organizations have been working to get resources to the Buffalo shooting victims’ families. Phylicia Brown, executive director of Black Love Resists [...]

Memorial Vigil Against Gun Violence: Where Do We Go From Here?

Memorial Day Vigil in L.A. to End Gun Violence: Where Do We Go From Here? by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action L.A. On Memorial Day May 30, 2022, from 10am until a little past 12 noon, the Black Jewish Justice Alliance (BJJA), Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), SCLC, BEND THE ARC along with Clergy 4 Black Lives & NAACP-SFV held an Ecumenical and Interfaith community vigil to Honor the Lives [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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War and Human Rights

By Ajamu Baraka, Black Alliance for Peace https://blackagendareport.com/ukraine-war-and-challenge-human-rights-united-states-and-beyond Excerpt: War and Economic Deprivation: The Systemic Contradictions of the Western colonial/capitalist Project. The war being waged against global humanity by the U.S./EU/NATO Axis of Domination is a hybrid war that utilizes all the tools it has at its disposal – sanctions, mass incarceration, coups, drugs, disinformation, culture, subversion, murder, and direct military engagement to further white power. The Eurocentrism and “White Lives Matters [...]

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