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 [...]

Critical Race Theory and LA City Council Racism

Critical Race Theory is for the Children By Alicia Vargas The people of Los Ángeles have spoken— they expect three city council resignations. One down… When former L.A. City council member and president Nury Martínez had the audacity to believe stepping down from her role as city council President would provide sufficient absolution from her racist wrongdoings, the people of Los Ángeles got louder. And most of these Angelenos that are now [...]

Books: No Pasaran! Anti-Fascist Dispatches

No Pasarán! Antifascist Dispatches from a World in Crisis Shane Burley (Editor); Tal Lavin (Foreword); David Renton (Afterword) Publisher: AK Press  https://akpress.org Format: Book Binding: pb Pages: 564 Released: October 25, 2022 ISBN-13: 9781849354820   Now available for preorder. Order your copy now and receive a ¡No Pasarán! enamel pin with your copy. Both will ship as soon as the book is released! ¡No Pasarán! is an anthology of antifascist writing that [...]

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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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 [...]

Poetry Corner: Matt Sedillo & Review of “City on the Second Floor”

POST (excerpt) By Matt Sedillo, from “City on the Second Floor)   Tomorrow doesn’t show up all at once But when it does Liquidate the pension Automate the factory Auction off the options Don’t worry bout me I worry free Free-lance contingency Smiling at your service to gig economy Side hustle, millennial, post industrial standard Hire me as an adjunct Fire me as contingent Into a city I cannot afford to live [...]

Assembly Defeats AB1400: CalCare – Guaranteed Health Care for All

by Maureen Cruise Health Care 4 All-Los Angeles Assembly Bill 1400 Guaranteed Health Care for All, otherwise known as Cal Care, was the 7th attempt at securing California single-payer legislation. The problem has not been policy or finance. Those are clearly achievable with very favorable results for our population's health and for the state’s economy. Twenty-two financial analyses of US single payer proposals over the past 30 years have concluded substantial savings [...]

#EndPoliceAssociations

To Help End Racist Police Murders with Impunity #EndPoliceAssociations Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and their allies, especially family members of people who have been killed by the police and sheriff’s deputies, hold a vigil every Wednesday afternoon at 4 PM outside the LA Police Protective League (LAPPL), one of a number of local police associations that defend criminal and corrupt cops, and work to prevent any accountability for law enforcement killings. [...]

Grassroots Community Radio Coalition candidates for KPFK LSB

-Paid Political Ad - Vote for Grassroots Community Radio Coalition Candidates for LSB Defend Democracy, Diversity, Accountability & Community Radio! Money Out of Pacifica Politics - Keep Pacifica Whole and Committed to Peace, Justice & Self- Determination! Grassroots candidates are predominantly Black, Indigenous & People of Color, and majority women, reflecting the community. In alphabetical order: Deidra Bynum, Marisol Cruz, Fernando S. Fernando, Kelly Flores, George Funmaker, Rob Macon, Jack Neff, Michael [...]

Victory for Democracy and Diversity at Pacifica

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action LA      The outcome of the recent Bylaws referendum at Pacifica, allowing the Local Station Board elections of listener and staff delegates to go forward, is a victory for democracy, diversity, accountability and a commitment to mission-driven, community-based radio.       The New Day bylaws change, according to the same rules that governed the previous Bylaws referendum, in accordance not just with Pacifica's existing Bylaws, but with the California Corporations [...]

Rest in Power: Maggie Phair

Rest in Power Maggie Phair https://maggiephairinstitute.org/maggie-phair-obituary/ Maggie Phair passed away on June 29, 2021, at the age of 91.  Maggie was born just before the stock market crash of 1929 and she grew up in the shadow of the Great Depression in southern California. Maggie’s activist career began at San Fernando High School when she brought the director of the Urban League to challenge racial slurs made by a teacher against Japanese, [...]

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