Tricontinental: In Light of Global Pandemic, Focus on the People

In Light of the Global Pandemic, Focus Attention on the People MARCH 21, 2020 International Assembly of the Peoples and Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. httpss://www.thetricontinental.org/declaration-covid19/ SARS-CoV-2 or COVID19, now declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has begun to wreak havoc in large parts of the world, with other parts waiting in anticipation. We are in a real struggle, which needs total mobilization; a struggle that needs to put life before profit. We will only win this struggle – as China has already done [...]

Woodrow Coleman, Presente!

Woodrow Coleman, Presente! Jan. 14, 1934 – Jan. 5, 2020 An Exemplary Activist: Woodrow Coleman was born in Texarkana TX, the oldest son of Aubrey and Olilah Coleman. He had four younger brothers, two of whom have passed away.  Woodrow was married for four years to Bonnie Coleman. They have one son, Doug, and two grandchildren. Woodrow’s Memorial was held on January 11, 2020 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach. He was much loved by all who met him…  His Memorial was well attended, and [...]

Study Medicine in Cuba at ELAM (Latin American Medical School)

Full Scholarship Program to Study Medicine in Cuba IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT ALL APPLICANTS READ THIS DOCUMENT IN FULL BEFORE CONTACTING THE IFCO OFFICE.   If you are interested in a scholarship to the medical school in Cuba, you MUST fit the following criteria:   Be US citizens (with US passport)   Be between the ages of 18 and 25 by the time of matriculation.   (Please note that in limited circumstances exceptions MAY be considered for those over 25. For more information about this, it [...]

Lung Illnesses and Deaths Associated with Vaping in LA County

Residents are warned to STOP VAPING NOW LOS ANGELES -The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) continues to warn residents about the use of vaping and e-cigarette devices as potentially harmful to proper lung function and urges residents to STOP VAPING NOW. Nationally, there continue to be reports of people showing up in emergency departments with similar symptoms such as coughing, difficulty breathing, fever, and may have vomiting and diarrhea.  And while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified Vitamin E acetate as [...]

By |2019-11-28T23:33:47-05:00November 28th, 2019|Health, Health, Health Care, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, News|0 Comments

Cuba – Que Linda Es Cuba!

Cuba, Que Linda Es Cuba by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action LA I went to Cuba for the first time, as part of the 50th Venceremos Brigade, for two weeks in July and August, along with over 150 others, the largest solidarity delegation in many years. The visit was eye-opening about the on-going revolutionary process and humanitarian values of their socialist society. It inspired us to oppose the US embargo/blockade against Cuba, and to organize to demand that the US recognize and respect Cuban sovereignty and dignity, stop [...]

Abortion Rights & Women’s Empowerment

Abortion Policy By Imani  Beckett <imanikbeckett@gmail.com> In May, following the Supreme Court appointment of Brett Kavanagh, many "red" (GOP-dominated) states began passing laws that would make it effectively impossible to get an abortion, with the hope of those laws going to the Supreme Court and overturning Roe v Wade. The main argument from pro-lifers is that a fetus is a baby and deserve all of rights of a human baby. I personally don’t agree with this line of reasoning. But from what I’ve seen, debates over whether [...]

Eyes: Passing of a Healer by Mumia Abu-Jamal

EYES: PASSING OF A HEALER [col. Writ. 6/7/19 (c) ’19 Mumia Abu-Jamal]   The name, Dr. Patricia Bath, is perhaps unfamiliar to you, as it was to me just a few days ago; but a colleague shared obituaries from several newspapers, and I could only be moved by the extraordinary life and achievements of Dr. Bath. She earned her medical degree from Howard University Medical School, and began her internship in the neighborhood of her birth: Harlem.   For most of her professional career, she worked as [...]

Medical Neglect of People with Disabilities Kills

Justice for People with Disabilities Victimized by Medical Neglect by Autistic Self Advocacy Network httpss://autisticadvocacy.org/2019/03/disability-rights-statement-on-the-deaths-at-wanaque-center-for-nursing-and-rehabilitation/ As people with disabilities and loved ones of people with disabilities, as disability rights advocates, and as human beings, we are horrified by the deliberate neglect which led to the deaths of eleven children last fall at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, an institution for medically fragile children. As new reports continue to emerge, we are disturbed by a lack of action to bring justice to the victims, ensure the [...]

Republicans on Health Care: Do Vast Harm

Republicans on Health Care: Do Vast Harm By Leo W. Gerard Author Bio: Leo W. Gerard is the international president of the United Steelworkers Union (USW). This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute. This week, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, a Republican, announced that his predecessor, Jeff Sessions, just hadn’t gone far enough when he asked a federal judge to kill the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions—that is, stuff like asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure. Barr told an [...]

By |2019-04-01T23:17:34-05:00April 1st, 2019|Activism, Banks, Capitalism, Commentary, Health, Health Care|0 Comments

In Memoriam: Bill Eisen

Bill Eisen, Presente! by Julieanna Thompson Just before Christmas we lost one of our quietly-active yet most effective activists, Bill Eisen.  He suddenly expired from what is deemed "natural causes" in his mid-70's.  Although he'd had health issues, none were necessarily considered life-threatening.  He was a good man who would do anything for someone in distress.  He was sensitive to the causes we all stand for, frequenting events--meetings, rallies, Peace Center debates, often taking pictures which he shared on Facebook or directly with us.  His main Facebook [...]

Health Care For All in California

by Maureen Cruise, RN You can find a broadside about Health Care for All produced by Physicians for a National Health Plan at httpss://issuu.com/news_review/docs/pnhp_042018 Apparently reporters and media pundits writing about health care proposals have not read the third paragraph in the current Assembly Select Committee report which clearly states that current “Health care spending across California from all sources totals about $400 billion”.  Their mantra is 'how can we afford $400 billion?'  We are already paying that.  And yes… in the current system, we cannot afford it [...]

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%.  [...]

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