Say NO! to Israeli Annexation & Occupation

Samidoun Network in occupied Palestine and in the diaspora has issued the following call, originally in Arabic. As an international network, we fully join in this call and urge all supporters and friends of Palestine to take action on 1 July in support of the mobilization taking place in Ramallah, occupied Palestine, to confront Israel’s declared plans for the annexation of much of the occupied West Bank of Palestine. We know that many Palestinians in exile and supporters of Palestine are, like Samidoun’s members, engaged in the [...]

Hate Came to My Bookstore

Hate came to my bookstore by Linda Sherman-Nurick, www.losangelesblade.com In October, the ignorance and hatred boiling over in our country walked in and attempted to disrupt Drag Queen Story Hour at Cellar Door Bookstore in Riverside. Their ugliness interrupted a community event that promotes understanding among us all. Amid ever-growing violence and fear in our country, these kinds of events are critical opportunities to celebrate our common humanity, erasing fear and hatred – and we must continue them no matter who tries to shout us down. I [...]

One-man Play: Ingersoll Speaks

From June 1-25, LA  hosts the Hollywood Fringe. Thousands of performers present over 357 shows covering the whole spectrum of the arts. Here's one: “INGERSOLL SPEAKS!” by Ernest Kearney THE GREATEST AMERICAN YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF  "America don't know to-day how proud she ought to be of lngersoll." Walt Whitman Robert lngersoll (1833-1899) Civil War veteran, radical Republican power-broker and the most in?uential intellectual in US history. Ingersoll campaigned for Negro equality, supported the right of women to vote, opposed capital punishment and inspired the U.N. and [...]