International Women’s Strike March 8

Step Up Global Resistance: March 8 International Women’s Strike by Global Women's Strike LA On March 8,  join women in over 50 countries for a So Cal March and Rally, 4-7pm, at the Downtown LA Federal Bldg, 300 N. Los Angeles St. There will be speakers, music, poetry and spoken word, and Healing, Art & Action areas. Women in at least 51 countries so far are taking action on M8 as part of the International Women’s Strike 2018 for a caring society, a feminism of the 99%.  [...]

The Missing Message in the Women’s March

The Missing Message in the Women’s March By Cindy Sheehan & Rick Sterling Editors of Resumen LatinoAmericano: The large women’s marches that took place in the US to mark a year of the Trump Administration were primarily organized by elements of the Democratic Party. The energy in the streets was strong and positive but the political message was to channel that into Dems winning back congress in the 2018 mid term elections. The Democrats are every bit a party of continuous war as are the Republicans. [...]

Resisting the Reproduction of the Rat Race

Child Rat Down By Chari de Dennis Our common everyday lives, speech and behaviors are culturally reproducing the very Rat Race ideology that the Resistance Movement opposes. Trump may be the top rat. But, look around us on all sides. There are more rats than voting machines being rigged. Capitalism has always counted upon competition among workers. Workers must “sell themselves piecemeal…like every other article of commerce, and are consequently exposed to all the vicissitudes of competition, to all the fluctuations of the market.” (Karl Marx). Today, [...]

Do the Homeless Deserve Dignity?

By Nia Asante There are 10 million residents in Los Angeles County. At least 45,000 people are homeless. I was one such person. Can you remember your first encounter with a homeless person?  I can. It was 1974,  I was 4 years old.  Our family vacation that summer was spent in Philadelphia and while strolling downtown I noticed a man lying on the sidewalk. I tugged on my mother's sleeve and asked and asked, “Why is the man sleeping on the street?” Her response was to pull me [...]

Women’s “Equality”: The Criminalization of Women’s Trauma

August 26 is Women's Equality Day. US imperialism seems bent on "equalizing" the death rates and incarceration rates of women and men. According to Jenni Katzman, former Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, the rate of incarceration for women has been growing nearly twice as fast as that of men since 1985. White women without a college education dropped over six years in life expectancy since the "Great Recession" of 2008. Yet much of the left seems to ignore these grim realities.--Change Links Criminalization [...]

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