Argentina: IMF Director Congratulates Right-wing President-elect Javier Milei

Ultra-rightist wins run-off election After the defeat of the candidate supported by the International Monetary Fund (IMF),  the director of the IMF,  Kristaina Georgieva, congratulated on social networks the ultra right-winger Javier Milei, elected with 55.6% of the votes. In his victory speech, Milei had already confirmed that commitments will be fulfilled, in reference to the fraudulent debt with the IMF that strangles the country. The presidential ballot ended with a landslide [...]

By |2023-12-03T15:09:23-05:00December 3rd, 2023|Argentina, Economy, Elections, Latin America, News, Politics|0 Comments

George Gascón Discusses Crime in L.A.

Having survived multiple recall attempts in his first term, LA District Attorney George Gascón officially launched his reelection in October at the SEIU Local 2015 office in front of a room full of supporters—many of them health care workers. The DA noted that his mother, an immigrant from Cuba, often had to toil, working for below-minimum wages. That has translated in him into a commitment to fight for working people. “We don’t [...]

Advertisement: Grassroots Community Radio Coalition Endorsements @ KPFK

-advertisement- Grassroots Community Radio Coalition Endorsements for KPFK Listener and Staff Delegates 2023 LISTENER CANDIDATES IN PREFERENCE ORDER: Aryana Gladney (former LSB, African National Women’s org); Kelly Flores (CAB, UTLA, Assoc. of Raza Educators); Rachel Bruhnke (Harbor Peace Coal.); Jack Neff (environment activist, GCRC); Charlie Wilken (UTLA, network admin); Rizo Saverio (concerned listener, Brasilena); Ralph Hawkins (fmr LSB sec’y, college radio General Manager); Doug Barnett (KPFK operations volunteer, fmr LSB sec’y); Soni [...]

Corruption Rules the Los Angeles Civic Scene

by NOlympicsLA Coalition To coincide with today's arraignment of LA Councilmember Curren Price (postponed until October) and the sentencing hearing of former County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas (3.5 years in prison to begin one week after his birthday), NOlympics LA is releasing our Olympic Corruption Dashboard — a dynamic tool for tracking the extensive cases of corruption and conflicts of interest tied to LA 2028 and other Olympic Games. See it here: https://nolympicsla.com/olympic-corruption-dashboard/ [...]

Guatemalans Voted to End 69 years of corrupt rule – Will the US Accept it?

by Grahame Russell, © 2023 Truthout. [Excerpt] https://truthout.org/articles/guatemalans-voted-to-end-69-years-of-corrupt-rule-will-us-canada-accept-it/ On August 20, 2023, the Semilla Party’s Bernardo Arévalo and Karin Herrera were elected president and vice president of Guatemala. This election will bring a formal end to 69 years of anti-democratic, military-backed, corrupt, “open-for-global-business” governments [since a 1954-US-backed coup--Ed.], when the transition of power takes place on January 14, 2024. “The Supreme Electoral Tribunal has recognized the results and what the people have [...]

Ecuador National Referendum Ends Oil Exploitation in the Amazon

Ecuador: National Referendum Ending Oil Exploitation in the Amazon is Victorious By Santiago Rosero on August 21, 2023 While most of the focus was on the general elections in Ecuador, a national referendum was held on oil exploitation in the Amazon. In addition, in a regional referendum the inhabitants of Quito voted on mining. In both cases, the vote to stop exploitation triumphed. The long struggle to save Yasuní Biosphere Reserve reached [...]

Which Way KPFK?

The listener and staff elections for delegates on the local (and thereby national) boards of Pacifica radio stations, including KPFK here in Southern California, are underway. You needed to have become a member by June 30 to vote. This is a critical election over the future direction of KPFK and the Pacifica Foundation. A faction within the governance that has been involved in previous efforts to split up the foundation, order it [...]

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VIRTUAL NATIONAL TOWN HALL: What Next, Pacifica?

by PacificaFightback.com Via Zoom Sat. Mar 25, 3pm PT Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrf-iqqjMoH93vA-cBkWNRlMdoAPRhn2c- After you register you will receive a link by email. Keeping Pacifica Open to All of Us If you want to run to become a Delegate at your station, or work on a campaign for delegates committed to reviving a mission-driven, democratic, transparent and accountable Pacifica, get in touch with us now at: pacificafightback@gmail.com An era of war, growing economic [...]

USC grad student workers win unionization vote

We are an organization by, of, and for Graduate Student Workers (GSWs) who want to unionize in order to improve our teaching, research, and employment experience at USC. Our work as Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, and Assistant Lecturers not only benefits the university and the California economy, but also has positive impacts worldwide. We work in many different fields and have varied experiences, but our dedication to teaching and research unites us [...]

Chateau Marmont Workers Win Historic Union Contract between Hotel & UNITE HERE Local

In a historic breakthrough, UNITE HERE Local 11 and management at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont have reached agreement for a historic union contract.  On Dec. 22, the hotel’s workers overwhelmingly ratified the contract. The new contract, which takes effect immediately, sets a new standard for boutique hotels.   Some highlights include: An immediate 25% wage increase for returning non-tipped workers. Housekeepers, for example, will earn $25.00 an hour within one year. Free family health [...]

By |2023-01-02T02:28:07-05:00January 2nd, 2023|Activism, Elections, Labor, Los Angeles, Movements|0 Comments

Victory for the Planet in Brazil

Lula Defeats Bolsonaro in Brazil Run-Off https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Is-Back-Says-Lula-After-Election-Victory-20221030-0017.html "Today, we are telling the world that Brazil is back and is too big to be relegated to the sad role of a pariah," Inacio Lula da Silva exclaimed in a victory speech after defeating incumbent right wing president Jair Bolsonaro. Globo reported that Bolsonaro would recognize Lula's victory. "What I hear the most in my international trips is that the world misses that sovereign [...]

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